Wednesday, July 25, 2018

7-26-18 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Michael Stumo: New Remedies for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers
2. Adam Andrzejewski: Meet the Texas Teachers $100,000 Club - 7,300 Six-Figure Salaries Cost Taxpayers $903 Million
3. Sally Pipes: Blame Democrats - Not Trump - For Sabotaging Obamacare
4. Kerry Lutz: San Francisco’s Open Sewer Policing
5. Jeff Ferry: Other Nations Following U.S. Lead on Steel Tariffs

New Remedies for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers

USDA announcement a good first step. More strategy needed.

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) expressed support for today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of aid for U.S. farmers and ranchers. After the Trump administration’s recent imposition of tariffs on China’s hacking, cyber espionage, and forced technology transfer, Beijing responded with punitive tariffs aimed at fairly traded goods in America’s agricultural sector. The USDA plan provides $12 billion for three programs to address China’s retaliation. [more...]

Meet the Texas Teachers $100,000 Club - 7,300 Six-Figure Salaries Cost Taxpayers $903 Million
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of “Operation Drain the Swamp”

Do public schools in Texas pay $232,000 for coordinating PE classes? What about paying $340,000 to a high school music teacher and $127,000 to a librarian? Our auditors at found 7,327 Texas public school administrators, athletic directors, teachers, and other employees pulled down six-figure salaries costing taxpayers nearly $1 billion. In fiscal year 2017, superintendents earned as much as $450,000; “executive directors for assessment and compliance” received up to $302,820; and principals made as much as $313,870. [more...]

Blame Democrats - Not Trump - For Sabotaging Obamacare
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

Premiums for health insurance plans on Obamacare's exchanges will rise an average of 15 percent next year, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has blamed President Trump and congressional Republicans for the rate hikes – and for "deliberately sabotaging our health care system." Schumer is half right – Obamacare's insurance markets have indeed been sabotaged. But Schumer and his fellow Democrats are the saboteurs. They're the ones who wove Obamacare's incoherent web of mandates, which are the real reason insurance premiums are soaring.  [more...]

San Francisco’s Open Sewer Policing

There’s an epidemic in SF of public defecation and discarded needles. The misguided lobotomized San Francisco mayor London Breed has just the solution, educate the homeless to clean up after themselves. It’s absolutely brilliant. Maybe we can train the homeless to bathe regularly and take their soiled clothing to the dry cleaners, too. Perhaps it will be so effective, we can finally convince them that they’ll be better off living in a home than on the streets. Leave it to a liberal to fail to comprehend a problem and then propose education as the solution. [more...]

Other Nations Following U.S. Lead on Steel Tariffs

When the Trump administration imposed 25% tariffs on steel imports in March, some other nations loudly criticized the move. Now - surprise, surprise - they are shifting gear - and jumping on the tariff bandwagon. Both the European Union and Canada have taken steps towards blocking excessive imports of steel into their markets. The European Union announced last week that it would levy a 25% tariff on all steel imports above the average level of steel imports between 2015 and 2017. The EU said this is necessary because steel imports into the EU, which rose by over 60% between 2013 and 2017, were set to rise further this year as the U.S. tariffs take hold and steel from major exporters gets diverted into Europe. This, the EU said, could have negative consequences for EU steelmakers and their workforces (i.e., job loss). Meanwhile, north of the border, Canada is also considering restrictions. [more...]

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