*From CNBC.COM, Robert Reich, 2-22-2017:
“The White House is projecting 3.5 percent annual economic growth as a way of justifying big tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, and a huge increase in military spending. But 3.5 percent growth isn’t going to happen, for 2 reasons: Labor force growth is slowing as boomers retire, and productivity gains have also slowed. Economic growth depends on a labor force that’s growing and productivity that’s increasing. Trumpian mathematics doesn’t add up.
Supply-siders argue that Trump’s corporate tax cut and cuts in regulation will spur corporate investment, which will in turn generate more growth. That’s rubbish. Corporations already have more cash than they can possibly use, which is why they’re buying back their stock and going on a spree of acquisitions and mergers. If their profits rise even more because of a tax cut and fewer regulations, they’ll just use it for more stock buybacks and more acquisitions. “
An overwhelming majority of Americans say that their lives have improved since Kellyanne Conway went away, a new poll finds. According to the poll, Americans have been sleeping more, eating better, and enjoying a markedly greater sense of well-being following Conway’s sudden departure. “I had lost my zest for life,” Carol Foyler, a poll respondent, said. “Now that Kellyanne Conway is gone, I greet every day with a smile, I feel my energy coming back, and I want to have sex again …”
Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes the Borowitz Report for newyorker.com.
**Yay for Andy Borowitz. One of the funniest guys around! And, yes, I cherish every day that we are spared Kellyanne Conway**
*”Scarborough: Trump’s first month makes it harder to call him ‘Mr. President’
BY PAULINA FIROZI – 02/22/17