Author Archives: Terrant

About Terrant

My name is Terrant and I am an IT professional that lives in the Indianapolis area. I am a hobbyist blogger that has varied interests.

San Juan Mayor Wasn’t Impeached – FactCheck.org

Q: Has Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, been impeached?

A: No. That claim was made by a self-described “satirical publication.”

Source: San Juan Mayor Wasn’t Impeached – FactCheck.org

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Trump mislabels Obamacare subsidy as gift to insurers | PolitiFact

The current sword hanging over the Obamacare health insurance markets is the future of one of the subsidies in the system. It’s called cost-sharing reduction and it cushions lower-income people from out-of-pocket costs when they see a doctor.

Source: Trump mislabels Obamacare subsidy as gift to insurers | PolitiFact

Trump Exaggerates ‘Small Business’ Tax Cuts – FactCheck.org

President Donald Trump exaggerates when he describes a reduction in the top marginal rate for pass-through business income as a boost to small businesses and truckers.

  • The president claimed that “more than 30 million” small-business owners would get “a 40 percent cut in their marginal tax rate.” But only 670,000 taxpayers who report business income would earn enough to get that rate reduction.
  • Trump said “many American truckers who file taxes as sole-proprietors, S corporations or partnerships” will pay a “substantially lower” top tax rate. Truck drivers, or any other business owner, would have to earn more than $91,900 in taxable income to get a lower top tax rate, and more than $418,400 to see the kind of benefit Trump described.

Source: Trump Exaggerates ‘Small Business’ Tax Cuts – FactCheck.org

Fact-checking the NRA’s response to proposed gun laws after Las Vegas | PolitiFact

The debate over gun control revives after each mass shooting. The slayings in Las Vegas brought top National Rifle Association executive Chris Cox to Fox News Sunday.

The NRA had called on the government to immediately review whether bump stocks comply with federal law. Bump stocks are the devices that allow a semiautomatic weapon to closely mimic full automatic firing and were found on 12 of the shooter’s rifles.

Source: Fact-checking the NRA’s response to proposed gun laws after Las Vegas | PolitiFact

Donald Trump omits facts in claim about loopholes, unaccompanied minors | PolitiFact

Dreamers are young people who grew up in the United States after being brought here illegally as children or infants. Trump has said he was willing to negotiate with Democrats in order to allow them to stay.

In exchange, Trump is seeking changes to immigration law that would affect other minors who come to the United States illegally.

Source: Donald Trump omits facts in claim about loopholes, unaccompanied minors | PolitiFact

Counting up how much the NRA spends on campaigns and lobbying | PolitiFact

In late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about Las Vegas and the influence of the gun industry, he charged that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other lawmakers “won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip.”

Source: Counting up how much the NRA spends on campaigns and lobbying | PolitiFact