Looming Impeachment Vote, Latest Poll: Majority of Americans Against

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The latest poll shows that the majority of Americans are against impeaching the president, and his core supporters agreed that the president is the victim of a “lynching.”

Majority of Americans against impeaching Trump, 47% vs 46%

In a just taken USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, the majority of Americans, 47 percent, are against the impeachment of President Donald Trump, as compared to 46 percent who are in favor. In terms of his core supporters, 40 percent agreed that the president is the victim of a “lynching.”

31 percent say that president’s call to the Ukraine was “perfect,” while 40 percent say the call was an impeachable offense.

Democratic plan to fund “Medicare-for-All” by taxing the rich “impossible,” new bipartisan study – only way is massive tax increases for all Americans

You’ve heard it from 2020 presidential candidates Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as other Democrats and 2020 candidates – the concept of funding healthcare for all Americans by taxing the rich under an ambitious plan called “Medicare-for-All.”

But according to a recent study, published by the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, that goal is “impossible.”

For starters, the report examined a variety of ways to raise the estimated $30 trillion to fund such a program over 10 years. The report said: “There is not enough annual income available among higher earners to finance the full cost of ‘Medicare-for-All.'”

“On a static basis, even increasing the top two income tax rates (applying to individuals making over $204,000 per year and couples making over $408,000 per year) to 100 percent would not raise $30 trillion over a decade,” the report added.

The report concluded that the only way to raise $30 trillion would be a 32 percent payroll tax, a 25 percent income surtax and a 42 percent value-added tax. However, a 32 percent payroll tax would increase the tax rate on most wage income to 47 percent, according to the report.

Additionally, a 25 percent income surtax would force the lowest possible amount for federal income tax rates to start at 35 percent. As a result, it would also bump up the tax rate for the highest earners up to 62 percent.

Granted, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget also stated, “However, higher taxes don’t necessarily mean higher costs, and depending on the details many households could end up paying less in taxes under Medicare for All than they currently pay in premiums and cost sharing.”

Catholic priest denies communion to Biden over abortion stance

Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was denied receiving communion on Sunday by a priest, at a South Carolina Catholic Church on Sunday, over the liberal politician’s stance in favor of abortion.

A priest at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, Father Robert E. Morey, received a visitor seeking communion – lifelong Catholic Joe Biden. However, to Biden’s surprise, the priest refused to give him communion.

In an interview with a South Carolina newspaper, Father Morey said: “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden.”

“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church,” Father Morey explained. “Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

“I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers,” the priest added.

While Biden’s stance on abortion, for years, has been along more conservative lines, it has changed recently. Earlier this year, the former vice president voiced his opposition of the Hyde Amendment, which enacted a ban on federal funded abortions.