Let’s Wrap Up Some 2022 Issues
Let’s start with the defunding the police.
How did that work out? Some year end headlines.
Chicago: It was the deadliest year for homicides since 1996. (25 years)
L.A. Times: “L.A. gun deaths most in 15 years.”
Washington Post: “Killings rocketed in Md. suburbs and D.C. in 2021.”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “14 shot in Philly as new year begins.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “With 158th homicide, city passes 2020 total.”
Portland Oregonian: “‘The city feels lawless.'”
Minneapolis Star Tribune: “Mpls. nears homicide record.”
San Jose Mercury News: “Oakland ends a deadly 2021 … City’s homicides hit a 15-year high.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Suburban Cleveland … Homicides up 29% in 2021 from a year ago.”
New Orleans Times-Picayune: “Murder toll the highest since 2004.”
Whoever thought the police were the problem and we should defund them – you were wrong.
The Afghanistan Withdrawal:
Did you see the latest report? From the NYT:
“Four months after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed scores of people, including 13 American service members, outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S. and foreign intelligence officials have pieced together a profile of the assailant. Military commanders say they are using that information to focus on an Islamic State cell that they believe was involved in the attack, including its leadership and foot soldiers.”
The suicide bomber, who was identified as ABDUL RAHMAN AL-LOGARI, who “was a former engineering student who was one of several thousand militants freed from at least two high-security prisons after the Taliban seized control of Kabul on Aug. 15. The Taliban emptied the facilities indiscriminately, releasing not only their own imprisoned members but also fighters from Islamic State Khorasan, the group’s branch in Afghanistan and the Taliban’s nemesis.”
So our 13 soldiers and hundreds of Afghan citizens were killed by a released terrorist.
Does the administration still want to tell us they did it right? Does the MSM want to report this?
Really Senator, higher prices are because supermarkets are paying top executives?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused three supermarket chains of cashing in on rising grocery prices to give huge payouts to top executives and shareholders.The Massachusetts Democrat wrote to the CEOs of Kroger, Alberston’s and Publix saying that the chains should have used profits to defray some of the price increases hitting consumers. “Large grocery retailers are earning massive profits for company officials and investors while making it harder for American families to put food on the table.”
If you think that’s why we have inflation you must be a progressive Democrat.
Want to spend more? Support BBB?
Did you see or hear this report?
The Secret Service announced that “criminals stole close to $100 billion in pandemic relief funds. … The stolen funds were diverted by fraudsters from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and another program set up to dole out unemployment assistance funds nationwide. More than $2.3 billion in stolen funds have been recovered so far, resulting in the arrest of more than 100 suspects who span the spectrum from individuals to organized groups.”
This is only what we found and know about so far! Still want to pass that debt on to your kids and grandkids?
People are talking with where they relocating. Look at the chart below.
See if you recognize anything about how the states gaining and losing are being run.
The Census Bureau reported Net Domestic Migration by Region July 1 2020 to July 1 2021:
Surprised? Me either. Now tell the politicians who continue raising taxes why.