1. Robert Spencer: ABC, CBS, NBC Omit All Mention of Islamic Ties in New Mexico Compound Starved Children Case
2. Michael Stumo: The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
3. Adam Andrzejewski: Follow the Money in Florida - 34,873 Public Employees with $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $5.5B
4. Sally Pipes: Democrats Going All in on 'Medicare For All'
5. Daniel Greenfield: If Socialism is So Popular, Why Aren’t the Socialists Winning?
ABC, CBS, NBC Omit All Mention of Islamic Ties in New Mexico Compound Starved Children Case
Always, job one for the establishment media is to protect the image of Islam. As we continue to get updates on more gruesome discoveries and the squalor living conditions present at a New Mexico compound that included 11 starving children (ages one to 15) and the dead body of one child, one key detail had gone totally unreported by the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC): The ties to radical Islam. [more...]
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill should be called the ‘Never Make It Here Again Act.’ President Trump should consider vetoing legislation that would unilaterally eliminate tariffs on a variety of imported foods and goods that have been offshored and are no longer produced in the U.S. Our board of manufacturing, agriculture and labor members voted to oppose the elimination of tariffs contained in this bill. This is a giveaway to foreign manufacturers and other countries. In this era of trade cheating, currency misalignment and subsidized foreign overproduction, this legislation grants tariff cuts in return for zero concessions from other countries. If Congress has any foresight and wants to help grow good-paying, middle-class jobs in the coming years, it must grow the domestic production of food and goods. [more...]
Follow the Money in Florida - 34,873 Public Employees with $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $5.5B
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of “Operation Drain the Swamp”
When I reviewed the most highly compensated employees at every level of government in Florida, I found nearly 35,000 state and local government employees brought home six- and seven-figure salaries, costing taxpayers $5.5 billion annually. Since last year, the headcount of these high-compensated Florida government workers jumped by nearly 4,000 employees. The list of high earners includes an airport director accepting retirement payments and a working salary; a city attorney making $436,918; a junior college president making $386,578; and a county administrator making $346,722. There are even 26 small-town, village, and city managers out-earning every governor of the 50 states. [more...]
Democrats Going All in on 'Medicare For All'
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute
Democrats have decided to stop worrying and embrace government-run, single-payer health care. On July 19, seventy House members launched a new ‘Medicare for All’ caucus. A House bill to implement single-payer - H.R. 676 - already has 122 cosponsors, about two-thirds of House Democrats. Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison has become the lead sponsor of the measure, declaring ‘Medicare for All’ - "an idea whose time has come." What was once merely a dream is now, many Democrats believe, only a couple of elections away. But ‘Medicare for All’ would be a nightmare for taxpayers and patients. [more...]
If Socialism is So Popular, Why Aren’t the Socialists Winning?
Socialism remains the hobbyhorse of a limited number of white leftists. They have the money and the activists to occasionally win races, usually when their opponents are badly hobbled. It’s not because their ideas are unpopular. Free stuff at taxpayer expense has always been a winning Dem message. It’s the messengers. As Bernie Sanders awkwardly limps around the country with Ocasio-Cortez, the oldest and youngest socialists, they will face difficult questions about where the trillions of dollars to pay for their plans will come from and even more difficult questions about why if socialism is so popular, the socialists aren’t winning. And the answer has to do with their own incompetence. [more...]