20 Oct
2020

GOP tax plan all about wishful thinking

first_imgTo secure these small economic gains and that tiny revenue bump, Republicans would cut taxes by well over a trillion dollars, leaving a massive hole in the budget. Over time, the negative consequences of higher federal borrowing would be a serious drag on the economy. The bill Republicans present this week will look somewhat different than the older framework the Tax Policy Center’s experts assessed.But the warning should still shake Republicans who claimed to be deficit hawks when Barack Obama was president. Tax reform could be worthwhile, but only if it is paid for.Republicans such as Portman used to understand as much.The country faces a huge funding squeeze as the Baby Boomers retire, raising pension and health-care costs.The Treasury will need ample revenue merely to maintain investments in everything else – roads, college aid, national parks, scientific research.A tax plan based on hopes, prayers and fiction puts all of that at risk.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? In a sentence, Portman erased much of the credibility he developed while decrying deficits during the Obama years or running the White House Office of Management and Budget during the George W. Bush presidency.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of the few moderate Republicans left in Congress, was hardly more responsible.“If we have just four-tenths of 1 percent increase in our [gross domestic product], which is entirely realistic, it will cover the cost of the tax reform package,” she claimed.In fact, those growth numbers cannot be assumed, and betting the federal budget on hopes of loads of new revenue is highly risky.Just a couple days earlier, an independent report on the Republicans’ most recent tax-reform framework found that the plan would wallop the federal budget, even when effects on economic growth are considered. The Tax Policy Center concluded that cutting the corporate tax rate, encouraging business investment and enhancing incentives to work would each encourage economic expansion – modestly.The extra growth would result in maybe $50 billion in new federal revenue over 10 years. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared in The Washington Post:Republicans aim to unveil Wednesday a long-awaited tax plan, premised on the fanciful idea that slashing taxes by $1.5 trillion over 10 years will somehow leave the federal budget better off.And it is not just the GOP’s most blinkered ideologues who have bought into this wishful thinking. “I think at the end of the day this will actually be reducing the deficit because it’s going to finally get this economy moving,”Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Sunday on “Meet the Press.”last_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

Didi Dramani: We wont underrate Ashgold

first_imgAsante Kotoko Coach Masud Didi Dramani says all the teams that have made it to the quarter finals of the MTN FA Cup are capable of winning the tournament.Kotoko who are seeking for the double this season have been paired with Ashanti Gold in the quarter-final of the MTN FA Cup following Monday’s draw. Kotoko will play home to Ashanti Gold at the Baba Yara stadium and coach Masud Didi Dramani believes no team at this stage can be underrated“Every team is a favourite now because once you qualify for the quarter finals you can win it so I don’t think any team at this level can be underrated,” said Didi after the draw“In last three years Nania beat Kotoko at the Accra stadium and won the cup so for me in MTN FA Cup games it doesn’t matter your level once you get in you have to go all out with the right mentality.”In the other parings Defending champions of the Cup competition Medeama could meet Division One side, Feyenoord if they advance past Okwawu United in their last-16 outstanding fixture. Inter Allies will host Hasaacas at the Tema Stadium while the Aduana Stars and Dawhenya FC winner faces King Faisal.last_img read more

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14 Aug
2020

Crusader preview: Looks to be a tough evening for Wellington

first_imgFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 10 2 Chi Barton 170 Rose Hill 7 Wellington 6 Friday, Oct. 14 Scott City 165 10 62 away AndaleAndale 50 Andover Central 14Andale 49 Labette County 8Andale 61 Mulvane 52.Roster: Friday, Sept. 23 Manager: Austin Fink 10 home 10 David Matlock Gabe Smith 24 220 Caleb Reichenberger 190 77 4 away Deyton Araujo Friday, Oct. 28 Andale 15 Michael Billington 11 10 11 Head Coach: Zane Aguilar 165 160 El Dorado 34 Wellington 18 10 140 10 3 25 Winfield 42 140 away 11 11 Ian Groom 190 12 165 Conner Burnett Michael Ledbetter Friday, Sept. 30 Eric Kop Caleb Alcorn Cade Phelps W. Collegiate 180 71 home Colton Glover 240 6 68 10 12 72 Friday, Oct. 21 12 Ulysses Assisntant Coaches: Tony Ybarra, Ross Foley, John McComb, 66 79 160 Varsity Football (all games 7 p.m.) Tyler Jimenez 220 Assistant Superintendent: Brad Morris 8 Tyler Murray Spirit Squad: Taylor, McGothlin, Regan Pourner, 51 Rick Phelps, Tim Lira, Nick Wellington, Ryan Elder 150 135 Julian Jimenez 10 11 60 85 11 65 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It could get ugly very quickly tomorrow if you wear Crusader red.Since Wellington pulled off the season opening upset in 2011, Andale has outscored Wellington 234-51 in the four years since. Going into the Andale game from 2012-2015, Wellington was sporting records of 1-4, 4-1, 4-0, and 3-1. After the Andale game, the Wellington teams could muster just one win per season since.Yes, the Indians have had a habit of ruining everything for our Crusaders.This year Wellington is young and have had a tough three weeks including a heart-breaking loss to Rose Hill. The No. 2 ranked Andale team will not be any form of tonic for Wellington’s wounds.Hard to pick your poison with the Indians. They simply take it to you – always have in the past 10 years.In the three games so far this season, the Indians have accumulated 1,572 yards with 1,324 yards on the ground. Tristan Dagenais has accumulated 559 yards already this season. Taylor Richter has 335 yards. Twelve runners have touched the ball sporting Andale black.Then the Indians have passed for 248 yards.In last Friday’s games, Andale outscored Mulvane 62-51 and scored every time it had the ball. It had 564 yards in total offense. Mulvane is pretty good this year.It might not be a stretch to say that Wellington’s football team may have never been as big of underdog going into this game, than they are this week.Wellington-Andale game at a glance:Andale (3-0) at Wellington (0-3) Friday at 7 p.m.Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site, Sumner Newscow. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Radio: Adrian Young and Jamie Cornejo, play-by-play, KLEY, 1130-AM and 100.3-FM. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow.Game night weather: Will hover in the 80s with little chance rain. Those storms won’t be here quite yet.Series history: Wellington started this series going 6-1 against Andale. Even that lead didn’t hold up.Andale (7-12) 1981 – Wellington 34 Andale 61982 – Wellington 14 Andale 82000 – Wellington 21 Andale 02001 – Wellington 27 Andale 72002 – Wellington 21 Andale 222002 – Wellington 19 Andale 14 bi-district2003 – Wellington 46 Andale 292006 – Wellington 0 Andale 482007 – Wellington 12 Andale 272008 – Wellington 7 Andale 312008 – Wellington 17 Andale 33 (2nd round, playoff).2009 – Wellington 0 Andale 212009 – Wellington 17 Andale 33 (2nd round, playoff).2010 – Wellington 0 Andale 272011- Wellington 35 Andale 282012 – Wellington 30 Andale 602013 – Wellington 0 Andale 652014 – Wellington 21 Andale 632015 – Wellington 0 Andale 46Game’s significance: Wellington gets to see its first top five team of the season.Injury situation: Lukas Soria is out. Everyone else seem OK.•••••Competing schedules: 10center_img 10 Bailey Etter 185 10 Logan Jones Chase Pfalzgraf 280 150 Friday, Oct. 7 10 Jack Walton Tatum Witham, Tori Winger, Kayla Billington 12 78 10 160 16 220 10 160 190 33 10 10 10 Athletic Director: Luke Smith 130 170 Caleb Fowler Assistant Principal: John Buckendorff Cody Metz 270 Chris Kop Chloe Easterly, Andi Dry, Kelsi Haydon, 215 Dylan Goodman Drake Alcorn WELLINGTON 11 53 21 Mulvane Dylan Ferguson 185 Makenna May, Cassidy Harriger, Lexi Saffell, Trayson Probst 7 10 1 22 61 2016 Wellington Crusader Football 63 Clearwater 43 Wellington 14 Braden Struble Sponsor: Katie Franke 165 12 12 12 220 155 10 Matthew Mason Aaron Schoemann 170 240 11 Principal: Adam Hatifield Superintendent: Dr. Mark Whitener Jason Jeffrey Nic Reyes Joe Ybarra 50 230 De’ Andre Washington 11 54 18 11 180 150 12 Brayden Higgenbotham 190 84 home 180 Braiden Buresh 5 Chance Wilson 70 12 Lukas Soria 12 Close Forgot password? 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down amw · 202 weeks ago I don’t have stats for all the games, but based on the fact that Andale’s player Dagenais, was credited for scoring 5 touchdowns last week against Mulvane (based pm sitv.com report) I would think that one of the keys to Friday night’s game would be containing that player. Report Reply 0 replies · active 202 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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