The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Democratic Senate aides said Thursday.
The finding by Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s nonpartisan arbiter of its rules, comes as Democrats prepare for House approval Friday of an initial version of the $1.9 trillion package that still includes the minimum wage boost.
It also forces Democrats to make politically painful choices about what to do next on the minimum wage, which has long caused internal party rifts.
BY MASOOMA HAQ January 28, 2021 Updated: January 28, 2021
South Dakota’s Gov. Kristi Noem has said that although it’s clear Democrat leadership does not work, the Republican Party has not done enough for the American people either and needs to reflect on how to keep the promises it’s made to constituents, particularly on healthcare and immigration.
“Leadership has consequences, and we saw Democratic leadership play out in our cities, in our country in 2020—violence, mobs, rioting, looting, lack of enforcement of laws. That’s Democrat leadership on display. In that Federalist piece, I talked extensively about Republicans, what we haven’t followed through on and what we need to do in the future,” she said in an interview with Newsmax about an opinion piece she wrote for the Federalist.
Donald Trump has accomplished more to benefit the American people in his first term than any other first-term president. You have seen various lists of these accomplishments. Here is a quick-read, condensed version of just the top 100 of these accomplishments for you to share with others.
Creation of Space Force
Violent crime fallen every year in office until the present senseless riots
Killed Islamic terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani
U.S. became the world’s largest producer of crude oil
Required all pharmacists to share money-saving information
“Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA),
Low-wage workers benefited from higher minimum wages
Biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade
Save our Seas Act
Allowed drug imports from Canada
Required all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services
Required hospitals to post their standard charges
Year-over-year declines in drug prices
White House VA Hotline to help veterans
VA employees held accountable for poor performance, 4000 removed
Joint plan to provide veterans access to mental health treatment
Federal employees/military pay increase by 3.1%, the largest in 10 years
12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.
HIV prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients
Small businesses allowed to group together when buying insurance.
First Step Act, reforms that make our justice system fairer
Rehabilitative programs for inmates
Increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Forgave Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.
New single-family home sales up 31.6%
Received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college
Poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8%
Poverty rates for African-Americans at all-time low
Five national monuments, 1.3 million acres of wilderness added
Committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure
[Prior to coronavirus] Consumer confidence at an all time high
[Prior to coronavirus] More than 7 million jobs created since election
[Prior to coronavirus] More Americans employed than ever before
More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs created
Doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased charged by 75%
Dismantled an organization making prostitution-related advertisements
Arrested 1,588 criminals associated with human trafficking
School choice so that no child is trapped in a failing school
Increased funding for school choice by $42 million.
ISIS lost their territory and are largely dismantled
ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed
More than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational programs
Expanded apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers
Prohibited the U.S. government from discriminating against Christians
Withheld money from college campuses deemed to be anti-Semitic
Halted tax money going to organizations that fund or perform abortions
Sanctioned the socialists in Venezuela who have killed their citizens
New trade agreement with South Korea
European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe
Withdrew the U.S. from the job killing TPP deal
$250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China
$12 billion in aid for farmers
Over a dozen US hostages freed
Made historic official visits to China and North Korea
Billions that will fund the building of a wall at our southern border
Second chance hiring for former inmates
“Ready to Work Initiative” to connect employers with former prisoners
Opportunity Zone Incentives for investment in low-income communities
8,764 communities across the country designated as Opportunity Zones
End Common Core for public schools.
Established 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
Prevention programs for Veteran suicide.
Over $1 Trillion in businesses investment returning from overseas
[Prior to coronavirus] Manufacturing jobs growing fastest in 30 years
[Prior to coronavirus] Stock market reached record highs
[Prior to coronavirus] Household income hit highest level ever recorded
[Prior to coronavirus] African-American unemployment at all time low
[Prior to coronavirus] Hispanic-American unemployment at all time low
[Prior to coronavirus] Asian-American unemployment at all time low
[Prior to coronavirus] Women’s unemployment rate at 65-year low
[Prior to coronavirus] Youth unemployment at 50-year low
[Prior to coronavirus] Lowest overall unemployment rate ever recorded
Trained more than 4 million Americans in skilled jobs
Record number of regulations eliminated that hurt small businesses
Welfare reform requiring able-bodied adults with no children to work
More affordable generic drugs than ever before
Reformed Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging
Right-To-Try allows terminally ill patients to try experimental treatment
$6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic
VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act
U.S. oil production reached all-time high
U.S. now a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957
NATO allies increased their defense spending
Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord
Circuit court judges confirmed faster than any other new administration
Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmed
Moved U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
New trade deal with Mexico & Canada
Breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
Imposed tariffs on China
Improved the National Suicide Hotline.
Most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
$2.4 billion funding increase for the Child Care and Development Fund
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC)
Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education & Support Act
US stock market hit all-time record highs
Deployed National Guard to dispel deadly domestic riots
Negotiated first Arab country pact with Israel in 25 years (UAE)
(Trump did all of this while fighting constant flagrant abuse from Democrats, impeachment charges, biased news reporting, and a pandemic).
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Over the past few months, I have written a handful of articles that discussed what would probably happen if Joe Biden actually entered the White House and launched his administration. My initial belief was that Trump would refuse to concede and that this would be a trigger for national chaos, but I have also noted that Biden’s entry is almost just as disruptive, as it sends a signal to the political left that it is “open season” on conservatives.
Of course, conservatives are not going to simply sit still and be purged and abused, they are going to strike back, and this sets the stage for a number of events and outcomes, some of which are completely unpredictable, even for establishment globalists.
First, we need to address how Biden and the globalists are going to create chaos so that they can then demand their own brand of “order.”
In an article I published in October, I outlined why the ongoing economic crisis will accelerate in the wake of a Biden takeover. More specifically, I predicted that one of Biden’s very first actions will be to implement a federal COVID lockdown, similar to the Level 4 lockdowns implemented in Europe and Australia. Such a lockdown, if Americans submit, would mean an even larger spike in unemployment, a loss of hundreds of thousands of small businesses as well as a huge loss in tax revenues for some states (mostly blue states).
Another scenario is that Biden leaves the lockdowns in the hands of states, but pursues a nationwide program for medical passports. The passport, of course, would require people to take the vaccine and accept contact tracing apps on their phones before they can receive one. At least 30 percent of Americans have said in polling that they will refuse the vaccines outright. Another 60 percent have said they are wary of the vaccines and need proof of their effectiveness. So, the medical passports will lead to millions of people being denied participation in the economy and collapse happens anyway.
In other words, the elites are going to try to hold the economy hostage while telling the public that if we don’t accept medical tyranny it will be our fault if the system breaks down.
By Charlie McCarthy | Monday, 18 January 2021 08:14 PM
A commission formed by President Donald Trump to promote “patriotic education” issued its final report, criticizing how American students are taught about the country’s formation, as well as the history of slavery and racial discrimination.
The 1776 Commission released a 45-page report Monday that offered “a definitive chronicle of the American founding,” according to the White House.
“States and school districts should reject any curriculum that promotes one-sided partisan opinions, activist propaganda, or factional ideologies that demean America’s heritage, dishonor our heroes, or deny our principles,” the report said per the New York Post.