According to the House Committee on Natural Resources, the Environmental Protection Agency’s toxic spill at an old gold mine in Colorado was far worse than it previously admitted. Fox News,
The report detailed how the EPA and the Department of the Interior were inaccurate and misleading in their conflicting accounts of the wastewater spill, which the EPA said last week released 880,000 pounds of toxic metals…
“When government actions result in harm, it’s our duty to know who was responsible and why decisions failed. They haven’t been forthcoming in this regard,” Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah, said in a released statement. “This report peels back one more layer in what many increasingly view as a pattern of deception on the part of EPA and DOI.
According to reports, the State Department opened an inquiry on the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state. The Washington Post,
The subpoena also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons…
For months, Clinton has wrangled with controversy over her use of a private email server, which has sparked a separate investigation by the same State Department inspector general’s office. There is also an FBI investigation into whether her system compromised national security.
According to an analysis released by the Tax Foundation, Hillary Clinton’s tax plan “would lower wages and cost the country more than 300,000 jobs.” The Hill,
The group estimated that the Democratic presidential front-runner’s plan would reduce the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 1 percent over the long run by imposing higher marginal tax rates on capital and labor.
“This reduction in GDP would translate into 0.8 percent lower wages and 311,000 fewer full-time equivalent jobs,” the Tax Foundation said.
Clinton’s tax plan includes a 4-percent surtax on people making more than $5 million per year, enacting the “Buffett Rule” so that taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes over $1 million pay at least 30 percent in taxes and capping the value of itemized deductions at 28 percent, the Tax Foundation notes.
The proposal would raise government revenue by nearly $500 billion over 10 years when not considering the broader effects on the economy. When reduced economic output is taken into account, the Foundation said, federal revenue increases by $191 billion.
When not accounting for changes in the economy, Clinton’s plan would lower the after-tax income of people in the top 10 percent by 0.7 percent and lower the after-tax incomes of those in the top 1 percent by 1.7 percent.
But when the reduced GDP is taken into consideration, Clinton’s proposal would lower all taxpayers’ after-tax incomes by at least 0.9 percent, according to the analysis.
During the Democrat presidential debate, Hillary Clinton stated: “We have the Affordable Care Act. Let’s make it work. We now have driven costs down to the lowest they’ve been in 50 years. Now we’ve got to get individual costs down. That’s what I’m planning to do.” PoltiFact,
Health care costs are the lowest in 50 years? That’s probably news to consumers who keep seeing their premiums and copays going up.
We decided to check the vital signs of this claim.
We found that Clinton was incorrect. The actual per-person cost of health care has increased steadily over the last half-century, according to a 2013 White House report.
When we contacted the Clinton campaign, spokesman Nick Merrill said what Clinton was actually talking about was the rate at which health care costs have been going up.