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    GOP Tax 'Cut' Hustle; Callers Ring in on Supposed Trump/Russia 'Collusion'

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    On today's BradCast: The GOP rammed the largest tax increase in American history through the US Senate in the middle of the night last Friday, and we open the phones to try to figure out what the alleged Trump/Russia "collusion" is actually supposed to be.

    After several important breaking news items (Trump's unprecedented reversal of National Monument declarations in Utah by Presidents Obama and Clinton; His stolen US Supreme Court allows his Muslim travel ban to be enforced, even while it's being challenged in lower courts; His new, full-throated endorsement of alleged Republican child molester Roy Moore in next week's US Senate special election against Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama), we're back to the GOP "tax cut" hustle and the Special Counsel investigation of Team Trump.

    First, on taxes, details on the thousands of corporate lobbyists (more than 6,000 of them!) who crawled out of the swamp to help write what will be the largest tax increase in US history, as billions, if not trillions in wealth is set to be redistributed from the poor and middle class to the wealthy and already-wildly profitable corporations. The GOP and Donald Trump have been using a dubious list of "economists" to lie about and help jam through their scheme, which was passed by the US Senate just before 2am on Friday night/Saturday morning, just hours after the 500-page final bill had finally been released to Democrats. Then, we open up the phone lines for callers to answer my question about the alleged Trump/Russia "collusion", following the guilty plea on Friday by Trump's disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI.

    While Trump's attempted obstruction of that investigation is quite clear (despite his personal lawyers absurd claims), as is the fact that members of his Campaign and Administration lied to federal law enforcement officials, which also unlawful, evidence of the originally alleged "collusion" on the 2016 election remains elusive.

    Why all the lying by Team Trump? What are they attempting to hide? As much as I'd be delighted for all of this to bring down a wildly lawless and anti-American Administration, of course, I still remain unclear on what the initial crime actually was, or is even alleged to have been. So, at risk of being called "obtuse", I ask callers today about what that actual, specific original crime is — before all of the obstruction and lying — that is seemingly being hidden by Team Trump, alleged by Democrats and probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. We open the phone lines for callers to explain it all…if they can.

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    public lands, tax cuts, 2016 presidential election, election irregularities, Healthcare, social security, accountability, religion, US Chamber of Commerce, Koch Industries, Department of Justice, Republicans, Democrats, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Michael Flynn, Roy Moore, Robert Mueller, Paul Ryan, United States, Russia, Alabama
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