Tuesday, November 27, 2018

11-27-18 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Adam Andrzejewski: Federal Spending Jumps as Agencies 'Use it or Lose it'
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Starbucks to Lay Off 5% of Corporate Workforce
3. James Hirsen: Critics Can't Reconcile Trump's Lawful Border Defenses
4. Lowell Ponte: Should You Take a Home DNA Test?
5. Sally Pipes: 'Medicare for All' Lost BIG Time in the Midterms
6. Karen Kataline: Why the 'Good Guy with a Gun' Argument Doesn’t Work with Leftists

Federal Spending Jumps as Agencies 'Use it or Lose it'
By Adam Andrzejewski, Author of Operation Drain the Swamp

At the end of every fiscal year, a spending spree of billions of federal tax dollars occurs in a matter of days. But not all of that money goes to essential items. We found examples of federal purchases for wine, snowboards, pianos, guitars and fancy gym equipment. We dug through thousands of federal contracts for September, the last month of the fiscal year. In just one month, the U.S. government spent more than $6.2 million dollars on gym equipment. One out of every nine dollars spent by the federal government occurs in just the last seven days of the fiscal year. When the bureaucrats cannot even spend all the money that Congress is sending them, there's a problem. [more...]

Starbucks to Lay Off 5% of Corporate Workforce
By Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Starbucks has announced plans to lay off around 5% of its corporate workforce following organizational and leadership changes within the company. CEO Kevin Johnson revealed that approximately 350 employees would be affected. Starbucks, known for its addicting coffee and juggernaut reputation around the world, is one of many companies who are planning to revamp their strategies, redistribute their assets and clean house. Companies facing sales declines are looking for new ways to stay relevant.  [more...]

Critics Can't Reconcile Trump's Lawful Border Defenses
By James Hirsen

Since the Trump administration authorized the military to use force along the U.S.-Mexico border, many are raising legal challenges to the president's border policy by invoking a 19th century law, the Posse Comitatus Act, which generally prohibits the federal government from using the military for domestic law enforcement functions -unless specifically authorized by the Constitution or Congress. According to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, over 5,000 active duty troops are now engaged in supporting missions along the border in Texas, Arizona, and California. [more...]

Should You Take a Home DNA Test?
By Lowell Ponte

“Know thyself,” advised the ancient Greek oracle at Delphi, whose Delphic prophecies sometimes misled those seeking guidance and destroyed them. Today, self-knowledge comes in a box from companies such as Ancestry.com or 23andMe. Send them a bit of saliva from swabbing the inside of your cheek and they will discern from your DNA, your genetic blueprint, your ancestral past and – coming soon – your health future. I received such a test kit as an early holiday gift, but thus far I have not decided whether to bare my personal DNA to this modern oracle. Peter J. Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, recently offered five reasons not to let curiosity lure us into taking such tests… [more...]

'Medicare for All' Lost BIG Time in the Midterms
By Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute

Medicare for All - the rallying cry for much of the far left - lost big time in the midterm elections earlier this month. Voters outside liberal enclaves rejected candidates who touted their support for socialized medicine. That was wise. Medicare for All would saddle Americans with trillions in new taxes and diminish the quality of health care available in this country. Before the election, Medicare for All looked like a political winner. According to one Reuters/Ipsos poll, 70% of the public - including most Republicans - supported the idea. [more...]

Why the 'Good Guy with a Gun' Argument Doesn’t Work with Leftists
By Karen Kataline

When Democrats gain control of the house in January, they will be fighting harder than ever to convince us that law-abiding citizens shouldn’t be trusted to have guns to defend themselves. Not long ago, they balked bitterly at the accusation that their real goal was to repeal the Second Amendment. Now, many have finally started to admit that this is precisely what they had in mind all along. Good for them. Better for us. They are easier to beat when they tell the truth. Unfortunately, that’s never very often. [more...]

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