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Sunday News: Time for NFL to #TakeTheKnee Against Trump’s Racist Assault; What a (Bad) Difference a Year Makes


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, September 24.

  • Quizzical

    It was fascinating to hear a pundit from the financial world summarize the case for a tax cut on Bloomberg radio (99.1 fm). Essentially it is that now is not the time for a jobs stimulus, since the country is close to full employment. What we need, the argument went, is the type of investment that will increase productivity, to get the economy growing faster than 2 %. Hence the need for tax cuts. Never mind that a lot of the job growth has been in part-time, no benefits, independent contractor jobs.

    The trouble is, for Republicans a tax cut is always the medicine we need. Balanced budget and running a surplus? A tax cut. Suddenly plunged into war after 9/11? A tax cut. War in Iraq? Extend the tax cut. Now, after three major hurricanes trash Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands? What else, we need a tax cut.

  • Video: Sen. Susan Collins demolishes Graham-Cassidy