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Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson
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Kerby Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries as well as Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show. He graduated from Oregon State University and holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning…

Kerby Anderson
Host - Point of View Radio Talk Show
Kerby Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and currently serves as the President of Probe Ministries as well as Host of Point of View Radio Talk Show.

He graduated from Oregon State University and holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He is the author of thirteen books including Signs of Warning Signs of Hope, Moral Dilemmas, Christian Ethics in Plain Language, A Biblical Point of View on Islam, A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality, A Biblical Point of View on Intelligent Design, A Biblical Point of View on Spiritual Warfare, and Making The Most of Your Money in Tough Times. He is also the editor of many books including: Marriage, Family, & Sexuality and Technology, Spirituality, & Social Trends.

Kerby also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, Philadelphia Biblical University, and Temple Baptist Seminary. He has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado and University of Texas.

His editorials have appeared in the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury, and the Houston Post. His radio commentaries have been syndicated by International Media Services, United Press International, Moody Radio, American Family Radio, Family Life Network, Bott Radio Network, and the USA Radio Network. He has served as host of NewsTalk (Criswell Radio Network) and the Kerby Anderson Show (Salem Radio Network). In addition to serving as host of Point of View (USA Radio Network), he also regularly appears on Prime Time America and Open Line (Moody Broadcasting Network). Kerby has appeared on numerous radio and TV talk shows including the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, Focus on the Family, Beverly LaHaye Live, and The 700 Club.

Kerby is married and the father of three children and one grandchild. He and his wife Susanne reside in Plano, Texas.
Rachel Maddow and Trump Tax Return
Last night far-left MSNBC primetime host Rachel Maddow tweeted she had Trump's tax returns (presumably President Trump's), throwing the entire media complex into a frenzy. The hype was on, big time.

Viewers, most who regularly don't tune in for her show, anxiously waited for the clock to strike 9 p.m. on the East Coast and then...Maddow gave a monologue for the entire first segment about Trump's alleged ties to Russia. She never said the information being espoused came from the tax return she had in her hand, which was our first clue the story was a bust.

When the second segment started, Maddow proudly stated she had obtained two pages of a single 2005 tax return belonging to Donald Trump. This is when it became increasingly clear the story had been set up by a source and not in the way Maddow intended. By the time she finally got to investigative journalist David Johnston, who received the tax return in his mailbox, it was clear this "leak" was more than likely a strategically placed document.
Trump’s Tax Plan
There’s nothing shady about advocating lower taxes. With all due apologies to sportswriter Bill Simmons, who coined the phrase, last night’s spectacle on The Rachel Maddow Show blew the top off the Unintentional Comedy Scale. From her flustered, breathless demeanor to her web of conspiracy theories that featured shots of suspicious yachts docked side-by-side, Maddow built the suspense over her acquisition of two pages of President Trump’s tax returns to a fever pitch — only to have the Daily Beast blow her scoop right in the middle of her monologue. Here’s the bottom line: In 2005, Donald Trump made a ton of money (around $153 million) and paid a pile of taxes ($5.3 million in regular income tax and $31 million in alternative minimum tax, a.k.a. the AMT). In fact, that tax burden was so high that his 2005 taxes represented a greater percentage of his income than that paid by such progressive luminaries as Barack Obama in 2015 and Bernie Sanders in 2014. It also undermined the campaign narrative that Trump possibly hadn’t paid federal taxes for 18 years.
Trump Business Boom
Small business optimism, which soared following Donald Trump’s election day victory, remains near the highest levels recorded in nearly half a century.

The Index of Small Business Optimism declined slightly in February to hit 105.3, sustaining the surge in optimism that began November 9, 2016, the day after the election, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said Tuesday.

“The Index fell 0.6 points in February to 105.3 yet remains a very high reading. The slight decline follows the largest month-over-month increase in the survey’s history in December and another uptick in January,” the NFIB said in a statement. It noted that this is one of the highest readings for small business optimism in 43 years.

While the post-election optimism hasn’t faded, it has not yet translated into an increase in small business spending and hiring. Many small businesses may be waiting to see if the Trump administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill act on promises to cut taxes, reverse the regulatory expansion of the Obama administration and repeal Obamacare.

“It is clear from our data that optimism skyrocketed after the election because small business owners anticipated a change in policy,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan in a statement. “The sustainability of this surge and whether it will lead to actual economic growth depends on Washington’s ability to deliver on the agenda that small business voted for in November. If the health care and tax policy discussions continue without action, optimism will fade.”
Three Criteria for Health Reform

Republicans have a historic opportunity to follow through on our promise to repeal ObamaCare. The recent elections that focused on the law’s repeal—2010, 2014 and 2016—were massive GOP victories. The American people gave our party …

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