Progressive Students Shift Views on Minimum Wage When Presented With Facts
A new Tax Day poll from Young America’s Foundation, released in partnership with Townhall, reveals a majority of high school and college students hold progressive views, but, once presented with data refuting liberal talking points, their opinions shift.
An overwhelming majority of students, 69 percent, said they support a $15 federal minimum wage. However, their support dropped nearly 20 points when they learned of the Congressional Budget Office’s projection of 1.4 million jobs lost due to the wage increase.
In a similar scenario, 64 percent of students support the federal government eliminating student loan debt for all borrowers. However, more than half of respondents agreed that it was not fair for those who did not attend college to pay for student loan debt cancellation with their hard-earned tax dollars.
Regarding tax rates, 49 percent of students say a fair tax rate on most Americans would be between 0 and 10 percent––despite current federal income tax rates being much higher than 10 percent. The same percentage of students also agree that the government does not spend taxpayer money efficiently.
“The new data from YAF’s polling underscores the importance of facts over liberal talking points,” said Governor Scott Walker, president of Young America’s Foundation. “Generation Z and millennials do hold some liberal views, but these findings highlight that many young people simply have not heard a differing viewpoint or been taught the facts. The rising generation values fairness, and YAF will continue to show young people that progressive ideas are—at their core—unfair and unjust. Through YAF’s Long Game action plan, we will continue to promote and give voice to the pro-freedom ideas which the mainstream media and our government-run schools actively stifle.”
Joe Biden stated on October 5, 2020 in an NBC town hall in Miami:
During the Obama/Biden administration “18,000 people got clemency.”
During a town hall in Miami, NBC’s Lester Holt asked former Vice President Joe Biden about the Obama administration’s record on criminal justice reform.
Holt said that President Donald Trump and Biden’s critics will say that Biden had almost 50 years in government and wasn’t able to accomplish criminal justice reform including when the Obama/Biden administration had a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress.
Biden pushed back with a defense of the Obama/Biden administration’s efforts related to criminal justice.
“Yeah, we did. 18,000 people got clemency,” Biden said. “He got two or three, what he’s talking about.”
We asked the Biden campaign about what he was referring to when he said “he got two or three.” The Biden campaign didn’t reply to our questions seeking clarification.
Obama’s clemency actions were a fraction of what Biden said.
Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution says the president “shall have the Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”
The general term for these presidential actions is clemency, but there are two types. A pardon, described as an “expression of the President’s forgiveness,” is issued after a person’s conviction or after a person’s sentence has been completed. It restores rights, such as the right to vote or run for office. A commutation reduces a sentence, either totally or partially, but it does not remove the conviction.
Arizona’s state Senate is set to begin a major audit of ballots from the state’s largest county after months of being reportedly blocked by county officials.
“It’s taken the Senate 2 1/2 months to win in court to uphold our right to issue subpoenas for election materials,” said state Senate President Karen Fann, “and another six weeks of researching to select the audit team to perform the full forensic audit.”
Arizona’s Republican-controlled Senate has had subpoenas to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors pending since Dec. 15 and has battled in court for the right to access to information and equipment needed to perform the audit.
A judge upheld the chamber’s right to issue the subpoenas, paving the way for a “detailed” review of the county’s ballots to include “testing the machines, scanning the ballots, performing a full hand count, and checking for any IT breaches.”
Now, Republicans in the state are ironing out the final details on how to conduct the audit, with lawmakers accusing county officials of attempting to “sabotage” the effort.
“The Maricopa BOS has refused to allow us to perform the audit at their facilities,” Fann said, “and has gone so far as to refusing to even answer simple questions such as, ‘How are the ballots sequestered?'”
But the lawmakers were able to secure a “20,000-plus square foot facility known as the Coliseum at our state fairgrounds to perform the audit” and will have 24-hour physical and livestream security at the site.
“The Arizona Senate and the auditors have no ‘expectations’ of findings,” Fann said. “We are performing the full forensic audit to either dispel our voters’ concerns or, if a problem is uncovered, we must fix the problems before the next election.”
A lawyer defending Derek Chauvin, who is on trial for the death of George Floyd, cited Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., comments to Minnesota protesters over the weekend in court on Monday.
“And now that we have [a] U.S. representative … threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it’s it’s mind boggling…,” Attorney Eric Nelson said, as he attempted to argue that the jury may have been unduly influenced by external factors.
Judge Peter Cahill said that he wished elected officials would stop referencing the case “especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law” so as to let the judicial process play out as intended.
He added, however, that he did not believe the comments unduly influenced the jury as they had been told not to watch the news.
Waters urged protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where Duante Wright was recently shot by a police officer, to “stay in the street” as she joined the protests on Saturday and violated the local curfew.
“We’ve got to stay in the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational,” Waters said, referencing a scenario where Chauvin is not convicted. “We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday.
Coroners began the slow process of identifying the victims as family members spent hours agonizing over word of their loved ones. The slayings Thursday night marked the latest in a string of recent mass shootings to rock the U.S.
The shooter was identified as Brandon Scott Hole of Indianapolis, Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt told a news conference. Investigators searched a home in Indianapolis associated with Hole and seized evidence, including desktop computers and other electronic media, McCartt said.
The home is located in a neighborhood of midcentury houses near Interstate 465. Several people who live there declined to speak to an AP reporter Friday.
Paul Keenan, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis field office, said Friday that agents questioned Hole last year after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop.” He said the FBI was called after items were found in Hole’s bedroom, but he did not elaborate on what they were. He said agents found no evidence of a crime and that they did not identify Hole as espousing a racially motivated ideology.
Hole worked for the company in 2020m McCartt said, adding that know why Hole left the job or if he had ties to the workers in the facility. He said police have not uncovered a motive for Thursday’s shooting but added that law enforcement officers seized a gun from him last year.
Hole started randomly firing at people in the parking lot and then went into the building and continued shooting late Thursday night, McCartt said. The shooter apparently killed himself shortly before police entered the building, said McCartt, who said he did not know if Hole owned the gun legally.
“There was no confrontation with anyone that was there,” he said. “There was no disturbance, there was no argument. He just appeared to randomly start shooting.”
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The Chicago Police Department over the weekend recorded 26 shooting victims, including five who have been pronounced dead.
Police recorded 21 total weekend shooting incidents between Friday, April 16, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, at 11:59 p.m.
Shooting victims include a 7-year-old girl named Jaslyn Adams who was shot to death Sunday at a McDonald’s drive-thru with her 29-year-old father, Jontae Adams, who has been hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.
“I am heartbroken and angered that a 7-year-old child was killed this afternoon on Chicago’s West Side,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a Sunday tweet. “This unthinkable act of violence has no place here. The epidemic of gun violence cutting our children’s lives short cannot go on.”
In another Sunday drive-thru shooting, a 33-year-old man was shot in the left leg while a 19-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen at Popeye’s. Both victims have been hospitalized, and the woman remains in critical condition, according to Fox 32 Chicago.
A 17-year-old girl is in fair condition after two males exited a vehicle and shot her in the head Sunday while she was riding in a separate vehicle on the Lower West Side, ABC 7 Chicago reported.
Former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that his new book, “Religious Liberty in Crisis: Exercising Your Faith in an Age of Uncertainty,” will examine “hostility to religious tradition” in society.”
Starr said on “National Report” that “there’s so many governors who decided hey, for whatever reason, I’m not going to get into motivation, you know, we’re really gonna crack down on churches’ religious worship. One of the worst was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He actually limited, in certain sections of the city, attendance to 10 people. Well, that’s practically a house church or a home church, and even the governor of California was trying to limit of the home bible studies all in the name of public health.”
He added, “But they went too far and the good news is, and this is this is a news flash for all of us, we’ve got to be prepared to stand up, to be courageous, and to fight for our religious liberty. The good news is the Supreme Court of the United States has been very responsive, sometimes unanimously, to claims of religious freedom. But the culture has become quite hostile to religious liberty … The purpose of the book is to give individuals, pastors, but also just individuals, the tools to say, ‘no, here are the principles in our constitutional order. This isn’t just my opinion. I’m speaking, with all due respect, from the voice of the Supreme Court of the United States over decades, including the voice of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.'”
Retailers have lost more than $800 million from May 2020 to Feb 2021 in toilet paper sales alone. The resulting loss in sales was due to either retail outlets not carrying the brand customers preferred or they were out of stock.
“Not only can retailers lose a significant amount of their sales if the products are not on the shelf, but out-of-stocks also result in reduced customer satisfaction and lower loyalty levels. Our research shows that 30 percent of shoppers will visit new stores when they can’t find what they are looking for in their stores, and 70 percent of shoppers will buy a different brand when a product they are seeking is out of stock,” Richard Cook, intelligent analytics leader for NielsenIQ said, according to The Shelby Report.
In 2020, demand for toilet paper doubled in March. Sales remained high throughout most of the year. In a typical year, Americans spend around $9 billion on toilet paper. Last year Americans spent around $11 billion. In January, sales dropped 4 percent from the same time in 2020. Demand has since decelerated at an increased pace. In Feb., sales were down 14 percent, and in March, sales dropped 33 percent.
A staffer for CNN spoke candidly to an undercover journalist about the political motivations the network had during the 2020 presidential election, boasting the left-leaning outlet helped defeat former President Donald Trump and even calling his own employer “propaganda.”
In the first installment of what’s billed as a three-part #ExposeCNN campaign from the right-wing guerilla news outlet Project Veritas, network technical director Charles Chester shed light on how the network wanted to remove its nemesis from the White House and help now-President Biden.
“Look at what we did, we got Trump out,” Chester said in a celebratory tone. “I am 100% going to say it. And I 100% believe it that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out.”
While similar videos are sometimes deceptively edited and taken out of context, many comments made by Chester throughout the video are longer clips that feature him speaking in clear, complete sentences.
stated on October 10, 2020 in a comment to reporters:
Senate Republicans’ move to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in an election year is “not constitutional.”
Asked whether he would consider adding justices to the Supreme Court if elected, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed Senate Republicans’ move to install Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the vacant seat less than a month before Election Day was “not constitutional.”
“Look, the only court packing is going on right now,” Biden told reporters Oct. 10. “It’s going on with the Republicans packing the court now. It’s not constitutional what they’re doing.”
The rush to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September, is a departure from the GOP’s position in 2016, when the Republican-led Senate blocked President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland months before that year’s election.
Biden, the former vice president who served two terms with Obama, has argued that the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election should pick the next nominee.
The term “court packing” — a phrase that invokes President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1937 proposal to expand the size of the Supreme Court — means increasing the number of justices on the court. Doing that would require legislation, and Biden has not said whether he’d consider it as president. But Republicans are not currently pursuing that.
And this is only a very small percentage of deaths. The vast majority are never reported to the Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System. Yet, the numbers don’t lie. In a little over 4 months, there have been more reported deaths following the experimental COVID injections promoted as “safe and effective” than there were in the previous 13+ years.
The CDC announced today that deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a U.S. Government funded database that tracks injuries and deaths caused by vaccines, following experimental COVID injections, have now surpassed 3000 deaths since December of 2020, when the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID shots were given emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA.
This was reported on the CDC website today, on their “Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination” page.
They report that 3,005 people have now died following COVID-19 experimental “vaccines.” (Note: not all of these deaths they are reporting have been entered into the VAERS database yet. Additional data is entered into VAERS every Friday.)
Border Patrol agents are discovering firsthand that not all migrants are the innocent asylum seekers the left tries to portray them as — in fact, some are the exact opposite.
According to a Thursday news release from Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol agents in three southern Texas cities arrested three convicted sexual predators in just two days.
The first was reportedly arrested Tuesday in Brownsville, Texas, while traveling with a group of eight other illegal aliens.
The sex predator, a Honduran national, was found during processing to have a conviction for “criminal sex conduct with a victim under 13 years old” in Watonwan County, Minnesota.
The second was arrested on Wednesday near Hidalgo, Texas, when a group of 15 illegal immigrants was stopped by Border Patrol agents.
During processing, it was discovered that Juan Carlos Godoy-Velasquez, another Honduran national, had previously been charged with “aggravated sexual battery of a victim less than 13 years old” in Virginia.
With blissful abandon, President Joe Biden is proposing a massive expansion in electric cars, funding 500,000 charging stations for their batteries around the country.
There’s only one problem: China controls 80 percent of the globe’s essential raw materials—called rare earth minerals—necessary for the manufacture of car batteries.
Meanwhile, the United States has to import 80 percent of these minerals it uses, mainly from Beijing
So, in switching from gas-powered cars to electric cars, we would be switching from energy self-sufficiency to total dependence on China.
Instead of Arab sheiks controlling our destiny, Chinese communist apparatchiks would.
The U.S. once was the dominant global supplier of rare earth minerals until the environmental movement closed down the mines in California and Nevada that produced much of the world’s supply.
We are left with only one operational mine for these essential minerals — in Mountain Pass, California. The Washington Examiner explains that “the difficult part about extracting and using [rare earth minerals] is the separation and refinement process, which is largely controlled by China.”
“They eliminated the funding for community policing.”
During a town hall hosted by ABC News, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden touted the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program, which was enacted as part of the 1994 crime bill.
The 1994 bill, which Biden spearheaded, included some provisions on prosecution and sentencing that have recently been criticized for exacerbating criminal justice disparities for minority groups. But at the town hall, Biden highlighted other parts of the law that have been more popular.
The idea behind community policing was to develop new policing strategies focused on engaging officers members of the community on their beat, rather than seeming like an occupying force.
In an exchange with host George Stephanopoulos in the Oct. 15 town hall, Biden lamented that “they eliminated the funding for community policing.”
Biden was vague about who eliminated the funding, and when. Either way, he’s wrong about the elimination of funding.