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Let’s start today with a Happy Rosh Hashanah to those celebrating.
A new book is going to be released this weekend that you are going to hear much about. The author is Maggie Habberman and the title is: “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.”
As he is wont to do, the former President sat with her and gave full interviews. As he did with Bob Woodward, he was sure he could control the outcome. He was wrong then and he is wrong now.
Watch the coverage this is going to get, and how Donald Trump will be front and center again just weeks from the midterms.
Now, what should be getting major coverage as inflation soars, in large part because of gov’t spending is this:
States paid out billions of dollars in pandemic unemployment claims to more than 200,000 applicants whose Social Security numbers indicated they were already dead, according to a new inspector general’s audit.
Nearly 1 million more claims were paid to Social Security numbers that were submitted in multiple states. That’s another indication of fraud because the law allowed someone to claim the enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits in a single state at one time.
The Labor Department’s inspector general said 1.7 million more claims were paid to people who filed from “suspicious email addresses.”
All told, the claims accounted for more than $45 billion in potentially bogus unemployment payments during the first two years after the onset of the pandemic, the audit concluded.
Now add this for those who watch only one news source and told you only one party was doing things right during the pandemic:
While the nation has recovered its overall job losses from the pandemic, a new report finds that 31 states and the District of Columbia still have fewer jobs than in 2019. Analyzing the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pew Stateline reported that New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania lost the most jobs between February 2020 and last month.
Florida, Texas and North Carolina gained the most over the same period.
Pew found that New York state is down 327,800 jobs, with remote work hurting shops and other businesses that once catered to commuters. Although the U.S. recovered 25 million jobs lost during the pandemic, a state budget report last month found that New York might not see pre-pandemic employment levels until 2026.
Ohio has 124,200 fewer jobs than before the pandemic, with Pew reporting that “thousands of manufacturing and hospitality jobs” have vanished from the Midwest. “There are almost 100,000 fewer Ohioans in the workforce as compared to before the pandemic,” said Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center at the Buckeye Institute in Columbus. “This has made it difficult for some businesses to fully restore operations, and as a consequence, they have reduced operating hours or closed some operations.” Following New York and Ohio, Pennsylvania lost the third-most jobs in the nation. The Keystone State remains 111,300 jobs short of what it had in February 2020.
As we continue to pander to Iran to re-sign the Nuclear Agreement (and give them an infusion of cash) look at how the people are rioting in the streets against the regime today:
The police custody death of a 22 year old woman who was arrested for improper dress, ignited the protests. They have spread to dozens of cities.
Authorities have escalated their crackdown including opening fire on crowds.
They are the largest protests in the country since 2009.
Let’s not bail them out.
Then there’s the Ukraine and their gains on the battlefield that has led Putin to double down and call up reservists.
The move led to protests and individuals leaving the country.
Putin is reeling, the question is how desperate will he get and can they do anything to replace him?