Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Border Patrol Wives Invite Nancy Pelosi to Visit

The wives of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) a personal Facebook invitation to visit them in Texas to see firsthand why a border wall is necessary. “[A wall] will allow them to do their job more efficiently and give them more time-if they are by themselves-have another agent meet them. It is definitely needed,” Border Patrol wife Renea Perez argued on “Fox & Friends.” The group also called out Pelosi on her political games with their husbands’ paychecks, blasting: “We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending that you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer.” Read more…

Here’s more from Fox News…

A group of women whose husbands patrol America’s southern border along the banks of the Rio Grande are inviting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to come to Texas so she can see first-hand why a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico is desperately needed.

“We would like to show you around! You don’t need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/boyfriends/fiances/wives/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness!” Jill Demanski wrote in the letter posted on Facebook.

Demanski added: “We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending that you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer.”

 

 

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Big govt, Economy & Investments, Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Crippling Tax Proposal

When it comes to resolving issues surrounding income inequality, Democrats want it both ways.
They say they want a fairer and more equal system of wealth distribution, while the face of their party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a far-left “democratic socialist,” is calling for a 70 percent marginal tax rate for the top income bracket. Borrowing from Mafia terminology, that’s what was colloquially known in the Prohibition era as a good old-fashioned shakedown. The only difference is that today, in 2019, the rising star of the Democratic Party, widely known as AOC, wants big government to do the pilfering.

Perhaps the youngest member of Congress — who, at 29 years of age, has never built a business or created a single job in the private sector outside of her campaign for office in New York’s 14th Congressional District — can explain to the American people how the government’s sucking 70 percent of a taxpayer’s hard-earned marginal income would be “fair” or “equal.” If the true goal is to achieve income “equality,” there would need to be a more equitable marginal tax cap, one not exceeding 50 percent, as taxpayers’ being forced to pay a disproportionately high tax rate versus what they earn would be definitively unequal — especially given the fact that the wealthy are already contributing the lion’s share of taxes while nearly half the country doesn’t pay any income tax at all.

That said, even if one puts aside the moral or amoral aspects of the 70 percent income tax AOC is thunderously proposing to media outlets en masse, the broader question is: Do these types of exorbitant taxes on the rich even work? One need not travel far back in history to see that a “supertax” imposed on the rich in France in 2012 under former President Francois Hollande’s Socialist regime was a total disaster.

Not only did scores of businesses flee France to avoid its exorbitant taxes — or they swiftly sought tax havens abroad, causing significant capital flight — but also many wealthy French citizens earning over 1 million euros, who were subjected to Hollande’s 75 percent supertax, packed their bags, causing a mass exodus to the U.K., Belgium and other countries whose taxes were less crushing.

Most notably, France’s supertax damaged the country’s overall economy by shrinking its tax base, not widening it.
Forbes reported, “As a result of a reduced labor supply and discouraged investment in France following the 75 percent top marginal income tax rate announced in September 2012, French revenues for 2013 came in at only 16 billion euros, a 14 billion euro shortfall below the French government’s expected 30 billion in tax collections.”
That compelled the French government to scrap its supertax plan altogether in 2015 — something Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ought to consider before pushing her ill-conceived 70 percent marginal income tax.
History has a funny way of repeating itself.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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Big govt, Politics

SOTU Shutdown: Trump vs. Pelosi

President Trump announced by tweet Wednesday that the State of the Union address will be delayed until the shutdown is over; at the same time, however, he revealed details of what appears to be a scheme by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi to set him up in the eyes of the media and the American people. “As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address,” Trump tweeted. “I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday night that he had changed his mind about having an “alternative” event instead of the State of the Union address, saying he will wait till the shutdown is over.

“As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address,” Trump tweeted. “I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over.”

“I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a ‘great’ State of the Union Address in the near future!” Trump continued.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

NY Governor Cuomo Celebrates Abortion up Until Birth

NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) is celebrating “abortion justice” after the state’s legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act, allowing mothers to abort their babies up until birth. As part of the “celebration,” Cuomo ordered the One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge, and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany to all be lit up in pink. Cuomo quipped, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values. In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session-and we got it done.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, delighted that the New York legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act which would allow mothers to kill (pardon me, abort) their babies up until birth, celebrated this legalized murder by ordering that the spire at One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany all be lit in pink on Tuesday night.

Cuomo chortled, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values. In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session – and we got it done. I am directing that New York’s landmarks be lit in pink to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.”

Cuomo also said on Tuesday, “It’s bittersweet. There is a bitterness because we shouldn’t be here in the first place. We should not have a federal government that is trying to roll back women’s rights … This administration defies American evolution.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Twitter Enables Calls for Violence Against Children

So long as children (or their parents) are conservative and someone calling for violence against them is “verified” with that little blue check mark, Twitter will look the other way despite its well-documented history of using its anti-violence policy to crack down on opposition to the Left. This is, of course, in the wake of the Covington controversy, where high school kids’ reputations were dragged through the mud and their lives threatened through the platform all over a fake news scandal by the rabid race card faction. The founders were clear that the First Amendment is not unlimited, and we have just discovered its boundaries.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Twitter has spent years assuring the public that it will crack down on trolling, harassment, and violent threats. It’s also pledged to tackle “misinformation” and “unhealthy conversation,” using these loaded terms as excuses to ban a wide range of anti-progressive dissidents from the platform.

But when innocent conservative high school kids are flooded with violent threats, targeted harassment and doxing on the basis of media-promoted misinformation, Jack Dorsey and his staff seem to do nothing — it even briefly promoted the smears.

Over the past 48 hours, an angry mob of Twitter users — many of them with blue checkmarks next to their name, signaling endorsement of their messages by the company — have flooded the platform with disgusting abuse, violent threats, and calls to harass innocent students of the Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Women’s March Veers Further Left with Anti-Semitic Manifesto

Instead of addressing some of its followers’ concerns about not representing all women, the Women’s March has now officially embraced anti-Semitism with a 71-page “Women’s Agenda” ascribing to the Boycott-Divestment-Sanction movement to fiscally punish Israel. Among its pages, the “Agenda” calls for blacklisting lawmakers who condemn BDS as well as specifically targets anti-BDS legislation as “[o]ne of the biggest threats to speech today.” “Whether it’s the attempts to create federal or state laws banning political boycotts or criticism of Israel (including the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions tactic), targeting environmental protest or preventing students and faculty on college campuses from expressing their views or engaging in peaceable assembly, the silencing of one side of the debate is precisely what our First Amendment protects against.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The Women’s March openly embraced the anti-Semitism it has been repeatedly accused of Saturday, with leaders openly embracing the Boycott-Divestment-Sanction movement from the Women’s March podium, and issuing a new manifesto, released to coincide with the Washington, D.C., signature event, excoriating Congress and state legislators for condemning the BDS movement.

The 71-page “Women’s Agenda,” released Saturday, includes specific references to the BDS movement, and takes a stand against anti-BDS bills, The Washington Times reports.

The “Agenda” called the anti-BDS bills, which seek to prohibit government agencies from contracting with any entity that openly embraces the BDS movement or deliberately boycotts the State of Israel, “[o]ne of the biggest threats to speech today.”

 

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Courts, Issues, Politics

Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Turns Pro-Life

During an interview in the run-up to the 2019 March for Life, Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director, shared her story of how she became pro-life eight years into her job after witnessing an abortion. During an interview on Life with Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily, Johnson revealed: “I worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years. I was a clinic director. I left in 2009 after a couple of things. One, I was told that my job was to double the amount of abortions-so double our abortion quota-that we had in our clinic, which was troubling to me because I was told for all of these years that our goal was to reduce the number of abortions, and here I am being told to double our quota.”

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic director at Planned Parenthood, spoke to Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily on Thursday, explaining that she became a pro-life advocate after witnessing an abortion.

The interview came ahead of the 2019 March for Life, scheduled for January 18 in Washington, DC.

Johnson said, “I worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years. I was a clinic director. I left in 2009 after a couple of things. One, I was told that my job was to double the amount of abortions — so double our abortion quota — that we had in our clinic, which was troubling to me because I was told for all of these years that our goal was to reduce the number of abortions, and here I am being told to double our quota.”

Johnson then described her participation in and witnessing of an abortion procedure.

Johnson recalled, “Then, about a month later, I was asked to help participate in an ultrasound-guided abortion procedure.

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Issues, Politics

Gillette’s Preachy Ad Continues War on Men

Gillette’s latest ad, which tells men what’s wrong with them, is continued evidence that there’s a war on men in America today, and we have “woke” groups to thank, including social justice warriors, the #MeToo mob and feminists who seek to emasculate and belittle men at every opportunity.

For starters, since when does anyone — in this case, a manufacturer of men’s shaving and body products — have the right to tell an entire gender how to act or, even more intrusively, how to raise their sons? Alluding to its own slogan, the company degradingly asks in the ad, “Is this the best a man can get?” Last time I checked, raising children is a parent’s job, not the purview of a disposable razor company whose products, after a few uses, get thrown in the trash — exactly where its male-bashing ad belongs.

Gillette made a massive marketing miscalculation by lecturing men on how not to be bullies and sexual harassers. (Catcalling’s a no-no.) Heaven forbid they display any signs of masculinity. In other words, Gillette wants men to do away with the notion of “boys being boys.”

Perhaps the company has forgotten that alpha male “boys being boys” were who fearlessly stormed the beaches at Normandy and led Allied forces to ultimate victory in World War II, putting an end to the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler’s satanic grip on Europe. Boys being boys dressed in New York Police Department and New York Fire Department uniforms bravely rushed into collapsing buildings at ground zero during 9/11, rescuing lives while risking — or losing — their own. And let’s not forget the brave boys being boys on United Airlines Flight 93 who charged the cockpit and battled with terrorists, thereby diverting the hijacked plane from its target, the U.S. Capitol — saving countless lives.
If that kind of masculinity — that “let’s roll” bravado and heroism — is what “boys being boys” is all about, someone should tell the “woke” crowd we need more of it, not less.

In fact, it’s in men’s DNA to protect others — something sorely missing in Gillette’s virtue-signaling, condescending ad. Instead, it painted men in broad stereotypical strokes as boorish subhumans in need of etiquette school, stat. That’s certainly no way to treat millions of its customers, especially the many who work hard, create useful things — such as razors — pay taxes and serve in the military, in addition to being loving fathers, brothers, sons and caregivers.
And dare I say in politically correct modern America that many are also providers? (Gasp!)

But that’s just my opinion, a woman who doesn’t get offended by catcalling. Truth be told, anytime I walk past a construction site and men smile, pass along a compliment or whistle, I laugh, knowing their actions, in the broad scheme of things, are harmless. After all, with all the real problems plaguing humankind — cancer affecting millions, the opioid epidemic and endless wars — don’t we all have more important things to worry about?

But that’s just me, a red-blooded American woman who appreciates red-blooded men just the way they are — pretty darn perfect.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Second Lady Shocks Left

The anti-Christian MSM is in full throttle fake news outrage following the newsbreak that Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, will be working at Immanuel Christian School, a Christian private school upholding biblical teachings as central to its curriculum and its community. From primetime television to Twitter feeds, the Second Lady is under attack for working with such an organization that, in keeping with biblical teachings, bans openly gay teachers as well as condemns sexually immoral conduct, such as premarital sex. Such positions are likewise found in Muslim and/or Jewish private schools, but Mrs. Pence, unfortunately, is an easy target for the rabid Left making its phony and hypocritical “inclusivity” arguments to attack her while simultaneously celebrating headscarves as “progress” on the House floor.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The Left is once again shocked to learn that the Pences are Christian. It seems they learn this fact anew every few months or so and are freshly outraged every time it dawns on them. The epiphany happened again this week when Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, got a job at a Christian private school. This has elicited many outraged headlines across the mainstream media, and many shocked and appalled tweets and so on.

Of course, the stated reason for the outrage is not that Karen Pence, a Christian, is working for Immanuel Christian School, a Christian school, but that the school bans openly gay teachers and does not admit openly gay students. It also prohibits all other forms of sexually immoral conduct, including premarital sex. Teachers are required to officially affirm the Biblical position on all of these subjects.

But there is no difference between attacking Karen Pence for working at a Christian school and attacking Karen Pence for working at a Christian school that prohibits behavior contrary to Christian teaching.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Abortion Advocate: “Fetal Tissue is Not a Person”

The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti annihilated abortion advocate Danielle Campoamor’s Twitter remarks that “fetal tissue is not a person” with her own miscarriage story and remarks of how dead “fetal tissue” does not have 150 bpm heart rates. Campomor, notorious for her antilife rhetoric, ultimately backed herself into a corner where basic biology trumped her argument that a baby does not count as a baby unless the mother wants it. Zanotti explained that “remedial eighth grade sex Ed” might address the blatant and willful misunderstanding of the facts of conception. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

An abortion advocate who serves as a senior editor at Romper and columnist for Bustle decided to weigh in once more on the issue on Twitter, insisting “fetal tissue is not a person,” prompting a response from The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti that slammed her for her cavalier disregard for the sanctity of human life.

The tweet looked like this:

Two days prior to that tweet, Campoamor had tweeted her love for abortion providers: “Ppl who provide abortions are the kindest, most passionate, & hilarious ppl you’ll ever meet. Talking to abortion providers is always the highlight of my day & reason #466,875 why I love my job & it’s just not said enough: they’re the best ppl on earth. #iloveabortionproviders.”

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