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key_art_the_taxman_comethSince the last day to file taxes is upon us. I wanted to share a couple videos on the subject from one of my favorite sites. PragerU

Is the U.S. tax system fair? Are the rich paying too little or too much? What about the middle and lower class? New York Times bestselling author Amity Shlaes answers these questions, and offers a tax solution that most Americans could get on board with. Is America’s Tax System Fair?

Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? It’s not a simple question. First of all, what do you mean by rich? And how much is fair? What are the rich, whoever they are, paying now? Is there any tax rate that would be unfair? UCLA Professor of Economics, Lee Ohanian, has some fascinating and unexpected answers. Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?

Headaches abound for Minnesota man declared dead by the IRS 29 years ago

President Trump:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. More here. Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Donald Trump Returns to Bashing ‘Fake Media’

Trump taunts Dem candidate in Georgia election

Trump on North Korea: ‘Gotta behave’

In Other News:

‘Easter Day Slaughter’ – Cleveland Police: Suspect Steve Stephens Shot and Killed Man on Facebook Live

Evil Cleveland gunman films himself randomly shooting dead elderly man in the street and boasting about killing 15 people before posting it to Facebook – as cops desperately try to find him

MANHUNT EXPANDED FOR SUSPECT IN FACEBOOK VIDEO KILLING

“Political polarization in Washington produced a fundraising record as donors to both parties flooded U.S. House campaigns with $96.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to an analysis of filings with the Federal Election Commission.” More here. The Trump Effect Propels House Campaigns to Record Fundraising 

Court records show a Houston-area woman is accused of placing a plastic bag over the head of her 1-year-old son and sending video of the abuse to relatives because she was upset that the child’s father had a new girlfriend.” More here. Texas mom accused of shooting video, photos of child’s abuse

Paralyzed Army vet bled from feet, found dead in wheelchair

Disabled Army veteran fights off intruder at Georgia home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — “A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions.” More here. Lawsuit: Army should factor PTSD in discharge decisions

Gorsuch breaks mold, asks numerous questions in Supreme Court debut

Alex Jones’ lawyer said he’s just a ‘performance artist’ who’s ‘playing a character’

World News:

Planned Attack on Russian Embassy Foiled ‘at Last Minute’ After Security Forces Storm Migrant Camp

Caracas (AFP) – “Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the volatile country braces for what his opponents vow will be the “mother of all protests” on Wednesday.” More here. Maduro orders Venezuela army into streets

“A former director of Venezuela’s Office of Identification, Migration and Foreigners said that during his 17 months in the post, the socialist government gave at least 10,000 Venezuelan passports and other documents to citizens of Syria, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries.” More here. Venezuela illegally issued 10,000 passports to Syrians, Iranians, report says

Turkey’s Erdogan declares referendum victory, opponents plan challenge

South Korea’s Park Geun-hye indicted on corruption charges

Two nightclubbers seriously injured and 10 more burnt when a man sprayed revellers with ACID during an argument at an east London bar

U.S., Middle East allied forces complete Eagle Resolve exercises

Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaeda, Iraqi vice president says

Iran shows off homemade stealth fighter jet

China stands by North Korea policy as Pence visits Seoul

Pence in South Korea: North ‘Would Do Well Not to Test’ Trump

The Latest: Tillerson calls China official to discuss N Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is looking to the Middle East and North Africa for broader contributions and new ideas to fight Islamic extremism as the Trump administration fleshes out its counterterrorism strategy.

His trip to the region this week includes stops with longstanding allies Israel and Saudi Arabia, and new partners like Djibouti.: More here. Pentagon’s Mattis discussing war aims in Mideast this week

Economy:

Google Makes Nevada Land Grab for Data Center

Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds

Stocks Rise, Dollar Falls as Weekend Risks Fade : Markets Wrap 

Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown 

Wal-Mart seeks online fashion presence through acquisitions

Commentary:

Weirdly, Trump’s Right on Privacy

Why Christians Object To Participating In A Same-Sex Wedding (It Isn’t Bigotry)

An Open Letter to Antifa

LOL News:

A Brit was labeled a potential terrorist and denied overseas travel. He’s 3 months old.

Huffington Post Retracts Blog Calling for White Men to Lose Right to Vote After Realizing Author Doesn’t Actually Exist

Humor:

It’s possible to be too confident

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