lets start with the president’s action
The move by the President to offer an Executive Action stimulus program was a brilliant one. Is it legal? Probably not, but who is going to challenge it in court? Not Pelosi or Schumer. Why?
They would be in a position of trying to stop additional unemployment to those out of work; additional take home pay for those lower earning workers; no loan forgiveness for college students struggling; and stop evictions. How can they challenge that?
They are left bemoaning his moving away from the negotiation table, which the President and team parried well. They talked of all the non covid money in the Democratic package of $3.4 trillion. They need to continuing highlighting that, it is key.
In the end the President looks like he is trying to help people, and his opposition is boxed in. Now will some fringe group (with quiet support) go to court? Of course.
The outcome, though, will be this: The sides will go back to the table. The Democrats will reduce their demands big and the Republicans up the ante.
They will reach a deal and the Executive Order be cancelled.
did you see this biden tweet?
Joe Biden tweeted this yesterday, and I think it is telling as to what he says and believes as to the divide in the country today. His tweet:
“It’s been six years since Michael Brown’s life was taken in Ferguson — reigniting a movement. We must continue the work of tackling systemic racism and reforming policing.”
We have had six investigations and each one, including by the Obama/Biden DOJ, say the police did nothing wrong. They said Michael Brown did not have his hands up and was not shot in the back.
Now when the police are wrong, as in the George Floyd case, they should be held accountable. But when police do their job and are found innocent we cannot have a double standard.
There were many lives and families changed forever that day. The officer and his wife both had to leave the force and go into hiding. The rioting and looting destroyed many businesses. Ferguson will never be the same.
It was all over a false narrative that under oath no one supported. If Biden is supporting that he is on the wrong side for me.
what else was in the news?
A new assessment says that Russia is continuing to interfere and in 2020 trying to help Donald Trump get reelected. Why? I don’t know.
But it also said that China and Iran are interfering and would prefer to see Joe Biden win. That I get. Did you hear this on the MSM, too, or just Russia?
I will say it again, foreign interference in elections is nothing new for these countries or the U.S. It is common. What is new is the social media aspect.
Let’s stay on China for a second. The U.S. and China have agreed to high-level talks to assess Beijing’s compliance and plans with the trade pact signed this year. I am most interested to see where this ends up. I would guess China will back off. Why help the President and the U.S?
Joe Biden announced he will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the nomination.
With 85 days to go, don’t you think at some point the pressure will build for Biden to get out?
One thing not reported very much was that over 100 police agencies withdrew from agreements to send personnel to bolster security at the Democratic National Convention. They did so in part because they were concerned about a recent directive ordering police in the city to stop using tear gas to control crowds. Related? I don’t know.
Because they have nothing going on crime wise in NYC the Manhattan DA announced that Deutsche Bank had handed over detailed financial records provided to the bank by President Trump.
Doesn’t that make you feel better about traveling to the city? All those shootings and street crimes sky rocketing past last years numbers, the police backing down from arrests, that’s nothing. You should feel safe because the DA is on the case against the President. Ridiculous.
BTW, here are NY numbers for the month of July:
Shootings up 177%; Murders up 59%; Burglaries up 31%; Auto Theft up 53%.
Speaking of NY Judges. You know the ones releasing all those arrested on no bail; well another rejected the President’s bid to delay a defamation suit against him by someone named E. Jean Carroll.
What’s this case?
Carroll is an advice columnist who wrote for Elle Magazine. She alleges that the President sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at a Manhattan department store (Bergdorf Goodman) in the 1990s. The President denied the allegation, calling it “totally false” and saying he “never met this person in my life.”
Tomorrow (Tuesday) we get another chapter in the Michael Flynn saga. The federal appeals court will rehear a challenge to whether charges against Flynn must be dropped. Remember, Judge Sullivan hired his own lawyer to pursue this case.
Think about the stories above and criminals walking free. Here we have the prosector and DOJ saying drop the charges there is no case, but a judge refusing. Make sense? Not to me either.
oh really portland?
Remember when the MSM was telling you that all the unrest in Portland was because of President Trump sending in federal troops to guard the courthouse? Well he pulled them, right? So all is quiet now? Not quite.
On Saturday a protest that can be deemed a “riot” set fire to a police building. Demonstrators lit a fire inside the Portland police union building. It was the second time someone had set a fire inside the building.
Wait, wasn’t that what they were trying to do to the federal courthouse?
Hey Mayor Wheeler, what’s the excuse and who are you blaming now?
We passed the 5,000,000 total case number yesterday. Lots of coverage. Not much about the declining death rate though. Also, after weeks of hysteria about Florida and Arizona there is not much about their declining numbers. Why is that?
Plus the states showing increases are Illinois and Wisconsin? You didn’t know that? Can’t be because they have Democratic Governors can it?
You hear about our death rate. Take a look at this chart comparing the U.S. and some cities to the world on deaths per 1 million population as of Aug. 5th.
NJ – 1,793
NY – 1,686
MA – 1,256
CT – 1,245
United Kingdom – 677
Spain – 608
Sweden – 564
USA – 461
FL – 345
TX – 264
Bet you didn’t hear that on the MSM either did you?
Take note as we get closer to schools opening how the media suddenly turns to coverage of the virus and kids.
lets drive and reward capitalism
Finally, did you see what Senators Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, and Kirsten Gillibrand, introduced the “Make Billionaires Pay Act,” which would tax tech’s top leaders tens of billions of dollars in wealth made during the Coronavirus pandemic?
The act would impose a 60% tax on wealth gains made by billionaires between March 18, 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021.
That wouldn’t kill innovation and drive would it?