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Issue #239
1) Free Money for Illegal Immigrants, Felons, and Teachers Who Don’t Teach
The $1.9 trillion monstrosity is expected to pass the House today and head to the White House for a Biden signature.

At least the GOP hung together and all members voted no. This past weekend the Senate Republicans also forced floor votes on some two dozen crafty amendments to the bill. They almost ALL failed on a straight party-line vote. But it forced Dem senators to take some very bad votes that could haunt them in their next elections. Here are a few worth remembering:
  • Failed (49-50) Cassidy #1161 Assistance to non-public schools - Ensures that all $135 billion is reserved for the teacher unions and the education blob. 
  • Failed (49-50) Toomey #1010 Strike socially disadvantaged farmers - This is an absurd program that creates racial preferences for farm programs. 
  • Failed (49-50) Fischer #944 Reinstate current law urban transit formula and drop slush fund. This would have prevented a $5 billion earmark for the New York transit system. 
  • Failed (48-50) Cotton MTC Prevent grant money to Sanitary Cities - Dems love illegal immigration.
  • Failed (49-50) Cruz #969 Provide children with option for in-person education if public school doesn't reopen - More evidence Dems care more about teacher unions than kids and parents
  • Failed (49-50 60 vote threshold) Tuberville #1386 No funds for schools that allow biological males to compete in girls' sports - Dems too "woke" to protect girl's sports.
  • Failed (49-50) Cassidy #1162 Ensure that 2021 Recovery Rebates are not provided to prisoners – Felons are a key part of the Democratic coalition. 
  • Failed (49-50) Cruz #968 Ensure that recovery rebates are not provided to illegal immigrants - Illegal aliens are also a key part of the Democratic coalition
  • Failed (49-50) Daines MTC  build Keystone X.L. pipeline - Dems hate fossil fuels more than they want jobs. 

2) Democrats Vote to Destroy Their Own State Right to Work Laws

We believe that workers have the right to collectively bargain. We also believe that workers have the right to NOT join a union if they so choose. 27 states have guaranteed this fundamental right by instituting state right-to-work laws.   
The evidence is clear that businesses, jobs, factories, and investment capital migrate from the blue forced-union to the red right-to-work states. These mostly red right-to-work-states have created about twice as many jobs as the forced-union states (see chart).

So yesterday was a dark, dark day as the United States House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal right-to-work laws in every state. This would force tens of millions of Americans to join unions - and to pay union dues - against their will. This could raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the union bosses, who will then pass on much of this money to Democrats in campaign contributions.

Five Republicans voted with the unions. 

Most distressing was the number of Democrats who voted against their own states:

Our view is: give workers the right to choose. American workers have the right to band together and form and join unions to collectively bargain, and workers also have the right NOT to join the union if they don’t want to.

3) CDC Distorts Schools Study to Benefit the Unions

Bombshell in USA Today that stops just short of accusing the Biden CDC of scientific fraud. The CDC infamously met with teachers unions before coming out with shocking "school opening" guidance that, if followed would actually inhibit getting kids back in school.

Now, the authors of the CDC's own schools study say:

"The recent school reopening guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an example of fears influencing science and harmful policy... The guidance does not take into account the data we have regarding little disease transmission in schools. Nor, although the guidance cites the work performed across Wisconsin districts performed by our group and published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, does it take that data and new analyses into account. Keeping schools closed or even partially closed, based on what we know now is unwarranted, is harming children, and has become a human rights issue."

Kudos to USA Today, a left-wing publication, for sounding this alarm against the perversion of science. 

4) States Sue to Stop Biden "Social Cost of Carbon"

“Setting the ‘social cost’ of greenhouse gases is an inherently speculative, policy-laden, and indeterminate task, which involves attempting to predict such unknowable contingencies as future human migrations, international conflicts, and global catastrophes for hundreds of years into the future. Assigning such values is a quintessentially legislative action that falls within Congress’s exclusive authority,” said the suit, which was filed in federal court in Missouri.

5) Manchin Fools Them All 

We've long warned our conservative friends who hoped and prayed that West Virginia senator Joe Manchin would be the one Democrat who would break from the left, that they would be badly disappointed. Manchin has never, ever broken with Dem leadership whenever his vote has really been needed. 

Now it is confirmed: Manchin is a fraud "moderate.". Never was. Never will be. He has now provided the tie-breaking vote to approve the $1.9 trillion bailout bill after promising the GOP he would hold firm against its excesses.

Last month, Manchin made a public show of backing 10 moderate GOP Senators who wanted to negotiate a better bill with President Biden. “We’re going to make this work in a bipartisan way,” Manchin promised. “If [Democrats] think that they’re going to . . . just shove it down people’s throats, that’s not going to happen.”

Our friend Marc Thiessen writes in the Washington Post that “in the end, he voted with his party to run roughshod over the Republican minority and pass one of the largest government spending bills in history on a partisan basis — exactly what he had promised not to do.”

Now Manchin is making noises that he may do the same thing with Biden’s next big priority — a $2 trillion to $4 trillion climate and infrastructure spending bill.

Manchin also says he is open to “reforming" the filibuster which requires 60 votes in the Senate.  

What all this tells us is that moderate Democrats are now an extinct species. You are more likely to see a dodo bird prancing around on your front lawn than see a Democrat break with Pelosi and Schumer.

6) Quote of the Day

Senator Barack Obama on the Evils of Increasing the National Debt, October, 2006:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.

Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is ‘‘trillion’’ with a ‘‘T.’’ That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion...

Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘‘the buck stops here.’’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

Well said, Senator. Americans deserve MUCH better.

7) Steve Forbes: Why Your Gas & Electricity Bills Are About To Skyrocket

Congress passed a blowout spending bill of almost $2 trillion and will soon be looking at tax increases that will hit everyone, especially lower-income earners. Steve Forbes discusses one tax in particular that will leave your gas and electricity bills sky-high, as well as where the bulk of the revenue from such a tax usually ends up.

8) The New MAGA

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