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Filling in for Ed Hoffman
Ed and his wife Dawn are on a two-week cruise of the Panama Canal, so filling in as always is Scott. In the second half, Scott has Troy Worden of the Berkeley College Republicans to talk about the most recent attempt to shut down Milo and other big voices on the right during the university’s Free Speech Week. But in the first half, we’re talking about…
The NFL Kneeldown Mess
As you know, the NFL has come under fire from conservatives for siding with their unpatriotic players who kneel during the National Anthem. The President has also come under fire for commenting on it this week. During Thursday night’s Packers vs. Bears game, fans were encouraged to link arms during the National Anthem as a “call to solidarity”
“What’s a ‘solidarity’ call?” asks Ed’s fill-in host Scott. “What’s their solidarity for? Just be thankful you don’t live in North Korea.” On that note, here’s some interesting info on NFL salaries:
- Andrew Luck, the highest-paid quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts, earns a salary of $24,594,000 per season.
- Carson Palmer, Drew Brees, Joe Flacco, and Aaron Rodgers are also among the top 5-highest paid quarterbacks, with Aaron Rodgers earning a salary of $22 million.
- Colin Kaepernick, the guy we have to thank for all this, made $39 million before he was let go by the San Francisco 49ers.
Speaking of Colin Kaepernick, Nancy Pelosi can’t say his name correctly and it’s hilarious. You’ll hear it on this week’s show.
Trump Tax Reform
President Donald Trump announced the framework of his tax plan Wednesday afternoon, promising that it would restore the American dream for working families. Let’s look at the details of this program:
- The president also promised that the majority of families would be allowed to file their taxes on a single piece of paper.
- Trump promoted the idea of cutting taxes for working-class Americans, allowing the first $12,000 of earned income to remain tax-free — $24,000 for married couples.
- He promoted three different tax rates of 12 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent for different income brackets.
- The president promoted pro-family policies like the expansion of the child tax credit and eliminating the marriage penalties. He also promoted a $500 tax credit for dependent adults or the elderly. His framework also included a plan to eliminate the alternative minimum tax and end the “death tax” permanently.
- Trump said his plan aims to cap the tax rate for millions of small businesses and farms at 25 percent and allow them to write off the cost of equipment in the same year they purchased it.
- The new tax plan, he explained, would encourage more companies to bring jobs back to the United States.
- He proposed a corporate tax rate of 20 percent.
There’s a lot to go over, and Scott breaks it down in Ed’s absence.
Jeff Sessions Fights the Free Speech War
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a plan to intervene in the war on free speech on college campuses. His plan includes to file a “statement of interest” in various free speech cases the Justice Department is following, and lawsuits if necessary. Although there are lefty blogs mocking him, AG Sessions is determined to make a difference – and after all, didn’t Obama’s media fans praise Eric Holder for taking up fights the left believed in?
Berkeley College Republicans Interview
Speaking of free speech: In the second half, Scott is talking to Berkeley College Republicans president Troy Worden on the issues that surrounded the school’s uphill battle to hold a Free Speech Week. “The alt-left will attempt to target you if you appear in the media,” Troy Worden says. “But it’s really not that difficult if you have a great team and support behind you.” Troy tells Scott that he’s very proud of what he has done to make a difference on the largely liberal Berkeley campus. “Things get really dangerous here,” he says of the Antifa-friendly climate at Berkeley. “They’ll put up posters with your face on it…they’ll stop at nothing to try to intimidate you. But not backing down this age of political division is the key to your success.” In addition to describing how the university’s biggest events during Free Speech Week were shut down, Troy tells his fellow conservative students: “We need you here. You didn’t make a mistake coming here; you actually did yourself a favor.” This is a great interview you don’t want to miss!
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