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‘What’s the matter with these people?’: Ronald Reagan Jr. rips modern GOP as ‘incapable of governing’

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Former President Ronald Reagan’s son Ronald Reagan, Jr. blasted the modern Republican Party and the myth of “trickle down” economics on Saturday in a discussion with MSNBC.

Reagan pointed out that 80 percent of the benefits in the House GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act go to the wealthiest one percent of Americans. “This is bad policy in that sense and bad politics.”

“This is no way to make tax policy,” he said. “Regular order is not being followed here.”

The bill was hastily written in secret, Reagan said, and it shows that the modern Republican party is “incapable of governing.”

“They’ve had years to come up with a tax plan and it looks like they’ve kind of thrown it together in the back room,” he said. “What’s the matter with these people that they can’t come up with sound policy prescriptions?”

He went on to blast his father’s “trickle down economics” practices as an ineffective and destructive idea.

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“We ran this experiment,” he said, pointing to California’s success with raising taxes on the wealthy and Kansas’ failure under Gov. Brownback’s tax-slashing policies.

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Christian university president quits after massive backlash over inviting Mike Pence

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Vice President Mike Pence's role in toxic administrations caused such a backlash that a Christian university is now searching for a new president.

"Taylor University President Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the nondenominational Christian university a month after hosting Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker," Religious News Service reported Monday.

Students and alumni had protested the invitation.

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Student debt a ‘life sentence’ for millions of Americans

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Haley Walters is five years away from earning her law degree. If everything goes according to plan, she will be under a mountain of $100,000 in student debt by the time she enters the work force.

Like millions of Americans, Walters is paying a steep price for an education that will likely weigh her down financially for much of her adult life.

"I think the student debt crisis is truly a life sentence," the 19-year-old Californian told AFP.

With 45 million borrowers owing some $1.6 trillion, the debt burden of American college graduates has exploded in recent years.

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Florida library forced to cancel ‘Pride Prom’ after death threat sparks fear for teens’ safety

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A Jacksonville, Florida library worked to hold a prom for LGBTQ teens who feel uncomfortable about going to their high school prom as they are or with the person they truly want to bring. That's why they started the Pride Prom. But after fears for the safety for the teens, the library had to cancel.

According to WOKV, the prom was supposed to be this Friday, with a Storybook theme where attendees were encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. There would be music, dancing, a selfie station and more. All of that is over now, however.

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