“reductions will be needed globally to avoid using all of the carbon budget would require substantial increases in technology innovation and adoption compared to today’s levels and would require the economy and the vehicle fleet to substantially move away from the use of fossil fuels, which is not currently technologically feasible or economically practicable.”
Now, amid reports that the deficit had grown by 17 percent to almost $800 billion in fiscal year 2018, and that it is headed toward—you guessed it—the $1 trillion mark, McConnell says it’s not his fault. Nor, he claims, is it the fault of the billionaires and corporations he and Ryan represent...
...A substantial portion of the blame for these deficits is on him. According to a new analysis from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the McConnell-Ryan tax measure “is projected to add about $230 billion to the deficit, including its effects on interest costs and economic growth.” At the same time, the McConnell-Ryan budget for 2018, with its massive increase in military spending, “is projected to add another $190 billion.”
“Taken together, legislation enacted in FY 2018 will add $445 billion to next year’s deficit, enough to explain nearly half of the near trillion-dollar deficits the country is likely to face,” explains the nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog group.
Fuujin wrote:"invasion force"
I like how Americans purposefully ignore the impact that American foreign policy has had on South America. Through our policies we've impoverished these nations so that we could get rich. Through our policies we've built up and enriched the cartels which run rampant. Through our policies we've hampered and damaged these nations' ability to fix themselves. And as a result these people are seeking refugee status in America, the only place where they can be free from American foreign policy. Refugee status/asylum is something that the US, by international law and treat, is obligated to provide. And as these people are fleeing American foreign policy, we have an even greater moral obligation to take these people in.
It's not an invasion. That is simply racist drivel from the right and the President to scare particular demographics of Americans. It's the language of fearmongers and bigots.
Reyne wrote:That's funny considering the 1st Armored are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan and the 82nd just came off of deployment. What would you need paratroopers or combat air brigades for anyway? It's wild how a good third or more of the country just believes literal fantasies about hordes of invading others. They're here to take our nonexistent benefits!!!
Usually domestic military deployments have to be approved by Congress, by the way.
How's everyone's retirement portfolios feeling? Still rosy on those tax cuts?
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