Texans are feeling the impacts of higher interest rates and inflation, yet as we worry about prices at the grocery store or at the gas pump, some lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are more focused on taking down America’s most successful technology companies than they are on offering solutions to mitigate the impacts of economic turmoil on consumers and small business owners.
After the first two buses of illegal immigrants arrived in the "Sanctuary City" of Chicago from Texas last week – as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to relieve South Texas' cities from the Biden Border Crisis – Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city would welcome and assist them in finding shelter, work and schooling. Now, it turns out, Mayor Lightfoot is promptly busing some of those very same immigrants to the Chicago suburbs.
"Mayor Lightfoot loves to tout the responsibility of her city to welcome all – regardless of legal status – and I look forward to seeing this responsibility in action as these migrants receive resources from a sanctuary city with the capacity to serve them," said Gov. Greg Abbott, announcing the arrival of the first group of illegal immigrants now being bused to Chicago, Illinois from Texas. The migrants were dropped off at Union Station.
Joe Biden took a trip to Pennsylvania yesterday, and was supposed to "unify" Americans behind a “Safer America” agenda that supports law enforcement and reduces crime. It was meant to be a layup for Thursday night's "national address" about "saving democracy" and "promoting unity," but instead an angry old man showed up to divide Americans with another unhinged, hateful, and at times downright threatening message to his political opponents.
“Mano DeAyala will do what’s best for Texans, and will demonstrate the same tenacity as the next State Representative for Harris County as he's achieved in a distinguished career. I appreciate his work for our great state, and look forward to welcoming him to the Texas House,” said Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, as he and the Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC joined to contribute $50,000 to DeAyala’s Campaign for House District 133.
“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” That’s what it says right there in the Constitution – yet without legislation signed into law President Biden now promises to “forgive” up to $10,000 or $20,000 in Student Loans. Not so very long ago, Biden himself admitted he didn't have the authority to "cancel" those loans "by signing with a pen." There is no norm Democrats aren’t willing to destroy for political power.
"This list represents our initial effort to shine a light on the entities that are engaging in these practices, and create some clarity for Texans whose tax dollars may be working to directly undermine our state’s economic health,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, announcing his first list of 10 Financial Companies and nearly 350 Individual Investment Funds that use their financial clout to push a Social & Political Agenda shrouded in secrecy.
Ahead of Friday's vote in the House of Representatives on the so-called "Inflation Reduction Act" that hires 87,000 new IRS Agents, a controversial new IRS job posting lists as a "key requirement" to be "legally allowed to carry a firearm," since "major duties" will include "Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary," and "Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments."
After U.S. Border Officials have stopped 3.1 million immigrants crossing the nation's Southern Border illegally during the first 17 months of Joe Biden’s presidency, the Biden White House has announced it is ending President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy following a U.S. District Court Judge's ruling on Monday. Mr. Biden's Dept. of Homeland Security will no longer track the immigrants in the Migrant Protection Protocols Program known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy.
Joe Biden’s and Democrat's weeks of trying to redefine the word "recession" has done little to quell the concerns within even his own party, as nearly half – 47% of Democrats – say they believe the economy is in a recession, says the latest Rasmussen Reports Poll. And, 59% said they agree with the statement, “Democrats inherited an economy primed for an historic comeback, and promptly ran it straight into the ground.”
China's President Xi Jinping delivered a fierce warning to President Joe Biden this morning during a two-hour phone call, telling him, "Those who play with fire will get burned. We hope the U.S. side can see this clearly," as tensions between the two super-powers approach a boiling point while the White House braces for a potential military response to Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trip to Taiwan.
In the aftermath of a soaring inflation report two weeks ago – showing that June's prices were rising at their fastest rate in over 40 years and inflation was at its highest level since 1982 – the Federal Reserve announced earlier today it was again hiking interest rates and would continue its aggressive campaign of increases through the end of 2022. Bank officials signaled more rate increases are on the way.
There’s a critical Mid-Term Election coming up in November, so Joe Biden and his fellow Open-Borders, "Defund the Police," and Soft-On-Crime Democrats want you to believe that they’ve actually been focused on – and have all along cared about – the nation's escalating level of crime. In reality, the only thing they’re focused on is reelection, and they're playing big time defense on crime.
In mid-June the New York Times pointed out: “The (Biden) effort to stabilize the oil market… is at odds with his stated ambition to move the country to Electric Cars & Renewable Energy.” Then on CNN last Thursday, Senior Biden Adviser Brian Deese gave the nation a hint of what's really going on: “You heard from the president today... This is about the future of the Liberal World Order, and we have to stand firm.” It gets worse.
"Over the last year, far more Americans have switched to the GOP – from Denver to Atlanta & Pittsburgh to Cleveland – as Republicans also have substantial gains in counties around medium-size cities. Nowhere is the shift more pronounced – and dangerous for Democrats – than in the suburbs, where the well-educated swing voters appear to be swinging back."
Taking a page out of Bill Clinton's playbook, Joe Biden’s strategy to “deny, deny, deny” there's any link between his policies and inflation is a recipe for failure – and deep, deep recession. But it shouldn't be a surprise to the Biden White House that there are studies documenting the linkage. Americans should expect growth to be terrible, and inflation to rise further well into 2023.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has characterized Biden's "Gas Tax Holiday" idea as a "public relations stunt." Senator Tom Carper – a Delaware Democrat from Mr. Biden's home state who chairs the Environment & Public Works Committee – called the proposal “shortsighted & inefficient.” As the frustration builds, have top party Democrats begun to revolt against Joe Biden?
A whopping 48 out of 50 States now have a higher "Disapproval" than "Approval" rating for Joe Biden's job as president – Hawaii & Vermont are the outliers. Even Biden's home state of Delaware, as well as left-wing bastions like California, Massachusetts & New York all have him underwater according to the sophisticated polling system used by Civiqs.
I appreciate your willingness to act immediately on budget execution of $50 million, as I originally requested is just the first down payment, on supplying ballistic shields to school law enforcement . . . As we move forward this will require additional funds to ensure all officers across the state will have immediate access to these shields. This will need to be part of our base budget.
"This is child abuse & social engineering that school districts and parents have to stand up to. The harm will be to children of color in particular," said lawyer Marc Little, an L.A.-based charter school founder who serves Black & Hispanic students. "Zoom out the lens here – this White House believes children belong to them, not to their parents. This adds to the breakdown of the family, which in part is why we see young men shooting up schools, the majority of them without fathers."