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U.S Politics: The White House looks like it’ll take a back seat on the GOP’s big tax cut plan

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President Donald Trump and his
administration look to be taking a step back from the crafting of the
Republican plan to reform the US tax code, allowing congressional
leaders to work out the details.

Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, told the Financial Times in an interview
that members of congressional committees with purview over the issue
will be making many of the calls when it comes to tax reform.

“In the next three or four weeks the tax bill will be
written in the Ways and Means Committee and Congress is going to own the
writing of legislation — that is key,” Cohn told the FT.

Other reports have suggested Republican congressional
leaders are prepared to take the lead on the issue and craft the finer
details of the plan.

The path on tax reform comes in contrast to early assertions
from Trump and the White House that the West Wing would take the lead
on crafting the plan. The White House was expected to roll out a more
detailed version of a one-page statement of principles in April, but that no longer seems to be the case.

In the FT interview, Cohn suggested the White House would like to see similar ideas to those included in the White House’s earlier principles.
But he was vague on many of the specifics, like whether the White House
would seek to lower the corporate tax rate to 15%, a level for which
Trump has expressed support.

The time frame for the plan’s release is unclear, but administration and congressional officials have indicated they intend to release more details or a full plan in September.

But while Trump is turning the keys on the actual crafting
of policy over to Congress, it seems as if plans to be the lead salesman
for tax reform.

Cohn said Trump’s focus will be squarely on the tax reform process in the upcoming weeks as the details are firmed up.

“We are completely engaged in tax reform,” Cohn said.
“Starting next week the president’s agenda and calendar is going to
revolve around tax reform.”

Trump is expected to deliver a speech next Wednesday
in Springfield, Missouri, to kick off his campaign for the
as-yet-unrefined plan.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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