We opened the show this morning discussing crossover which is happening in the General Assembly. All the bills that have been filed must be sent to the house opposite of where they have been filed before the end of the session or they will die.
We discussed the downfall of ESPN as they allow politics to play a larger role in their reporting and commentary. ESPN has seen a decrease in viewership and subscriptions. People who are watching ESPN want to hear about sports. Just like people who watch Fox News want a conservative perspective on the news of the day while liberals tune into MSNBC.
We looked at the tax plan released by the White House. The plan includes the largest tax cut if the Republicans don’t run scared and can get it passed. The corporate tax will be reduced from 34-15% which will hopefully encourage companies to bring jobs back to America. However, the Democrats have already started labeling the plan as a tax break for the rich, which is an ignorant way of looking at tax cuts. There will also be a reduction in the number of tax brackets from7 to 3.
Rep. Chris Millis joined us this morning to discuss what is happening at the legislature with crossover. Things have been busy with bills going quickly between both houses. We discussed the state budget and the need to continue to foster economic growth while lower the tax burden of North Carolinians. This can be done by increasing deductions and decreasing the corporate tax.
We talked about President Trump’s Twitter along with a piece from Bloomberg. The tweets focused on NAFTA and trying to renegotiating the trade deal. President made it clear during the campaign it was the “worst deal.” If renegotiations are not fair for America, then the US will leave NAFTA, according to President Trump’s tweets. Instead of reporting on the deals the President is working on, the media is saying Trump is flip flopping and breaking a campaign promise.
Joe Catanachi made a surprise stop by the studio and we spent some time talking about sports, politics, and the relationship between the two. We also touched on a story from earlier in the show about ESPN and their devotion to the political left.