Forget a market-driven economy. The Democrat-led House just voted 231-199 to double the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, with just six Democrats voting against the “Raise the Wage Act.” This bill itself will incrementally raise the minimum wage-the first increase in a decade, if passed-over the next seven years. Yet, the Congressional Budget
Forget a market-driven economy. The Democrat-led House just voted 231-199 to double the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, with just six Democrats voting against the “Raise the Wage Act.” This bill itself will incrementally raise the minimum wage-the first increase in a decade, if passed-over the next seven years. Yet, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that 1.3 million people could lose their jobs, while other scenarios predict as many as 3.7 million could get a pink slip. Translation: redistribution of wealth never ends well.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The Democrat-led House voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, more than double the current rate of $7.25, and the first proposed increase in a decade.
The legislation, approved 231 to 199, now goes to the Republican-led Senate, which is not expected to take it up. Six Democrats voted against the bill, while three Republicans voted in favor of it.
The bill, the Raise the Wage Act, would increase the minimum wage in increments over seven years.
The new wage floor was originally intended to be phased in over five years, but it was amended this week at the urging of centrist Democrats to have an extra year.
Planned Parenthood just confirmed that it’s more about big blood money politics than it is about “women’s healthcare,” with its latest move in firing the organization’s president, Leana Wen, just eight months into the job. “Wen had tried to refocus the organization’s mission and image as a health provider offering a wide array of services, including abortions,” insiders told the Washington Post. In other words, Planned Parenthood confirmed that abortion politics is its priority.
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Planned Parenthood’s board has fired the organization’s president, Leana Wen, after less than a year on the job. According to reports, Wen was dismissed because the board deemed her insufficiently dedicated to expanding Planned Parenthood’s political advocacy, particularly on abortion.
The news comes as a shock for a few reasons. For one thing, Wen was appointed just last fall to replace Cecile Richards, who resigned on good terms after leading the institution for twelve years.
But it’s surprising, too, if Wen’s ouster was due to her reluctance to focus more on politics than on public health, as several reports suggest was the case.
A new Morning Consult survey reveals that the 14 most popular governors are Republican, while all but three of the least popular governors in the U.S. are Democrats. And some of these are executives in states that will be major battlegrounds in 2020, which bodes well for President Trump. Meanwhile, unpopular Democrats will increase the likelihood that the GOP can flip enough seats to win back the House next November. Insert Pelosi bitter-beer face.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
A Morning Consult survey released Thursday showed that the top 14 most popular governors in America are Republicans.
The results of the survey were “respectively determined by total approval and total disapproval, with net approval (approval minus disapproval) serving as the tiebreaker.”
Aside from showing the popularity of Republican governors in the United States, the second-quarter results outlined in the survey revealed that all but three of the least popular governors in America are Democrats.
While Democrat governors garnered an average net approval of +5 percent, Republican governors earned an average net approval of +19 percent.
America-hating U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) just dismissed 20th century history concerning WWII in order to advance her anti-Semitic politics against Israel, one of America’s most steadfast allies, with a new resolution to boycott Israel. “Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including … boycotting Nazi Germany…in the lead-up to the Holocaust.” Rather than show solidarity with Americans, the Squad loves to slam our Jewish ally in solidarity with Hamas terrorists and their sympathizers.
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution this week supporting the right to boycott Israel, likening the boycott of the Jewish state to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
Omar’s resolution seeks to push back against U.S. laws banning the boycott of Israel and affirms the right of Americans to organize boycotts of foreign countries if they so wish.
While the resolution doesn’t explicitly name Israel or the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, she told media outlets that the resolution concerns the Jewish state.
“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor.
Nothing speaks louder in Washington than money, and it may well have already cut the Left’s overcrowded 2020 field down to size. According to a New York Times report, only five Democratic presidential candidates-raising a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months-are financially competitive enough to continue the race for the White House. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, for one, has come in as a dark horse leading the fund-raising with $24.9 million in his war chest followed by Joe Biden ($22m), Elizabeth Warren ($19.2m), Bernie Sanders ($18m), and Kamala Harris ($11.8m). As for Beto, few want to give their money to a lost cause after he blew $75m on his losing Senate bid last year. We expect the crowd to winnow quickly in the debate after Labor Day.
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The New York Times reported on the current status of 2020 emocratic race.
“Five Democratic presidential candidates raised a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months – about three-quarters of the total fund-raising by the entire Democratic field, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. [The NYT] crunched the latest fund-raising numbers for the candidates, and the findings paint a picture of the diverging fortunes in the 2020 race. The numbers highlight the financial challenges that many of the lesser-known candidates are facing as they seek to keep their campaigns afloat. Mayor Pete Buttigieg more than tripled his fund-raising from the first quarter, as did Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic leader Joe Biden is echoing pre-ObamaCare promises that if you “like” your insurance you can keep it while unveiling his healthcare policy proposal on Monday. “How many of you like your employer-based health care? Did you think it was adequate?” Biden asked an audience attending an AARP forum in Iowa. “Now, if I come along and say, ‘finished, you can’t have it anymore,’ well that’s what Medicare for All does. You cannot have it, period.” Weird…all of this is sounding really familiar.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged Americans who “like” their employer-based or private insurance plans could keep them under a sweeping healthcare reform proposal his campaign unveiled on Monday.
Biden, who was instrumental in helping President Barack Obama pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA), made the promise during an AARP forum in Iowa when discussing how his “public option” proposal differed from Medicare for All.
“How many of you like your employer-based health care? Did you think it was adequate?” Biden asked those attending the forum. “Now, if I come along and say, ‘finished, you can’t have it anymore,’ well that’s what Medicare for All does. You cannot have it, period.”
A poll of swing districts released on Sunday undeniably revealed that Democratic voters despise Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN)-and that these America-hating politicians could cost the Democrats the White House and Nancy Pelosi her gavel in 2020. The main grievance: socialism. Not only did a mere 22% of voters have a favorable view of Ocasio-Cortez and 9% of Omar, but 69% of those polled viewed socialism unfavorably. That might explain why Pelosi is so anxious to throw AOC and her cadre under the Democratic bus. Thankfully, AOC’s not-so-bright outlook on party politics may guarantee Pelosi’s worst nightmare.
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A new internal Democrat poll in swing districts released on Sunday showed that socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are extremely unpopular and that they may cost the Democratic Party the presidency and the House in 2020.
“Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view,” Axios reported. “Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view.”
“Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%,” Axios added, whereas “capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.”
We all know it was never about “climate change,” but now even the chief of staff for socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just confessed it’s all about a socialist revolution. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all,” Saikat Chakrabarti told The Washington Post. Chakrabarti then asked, “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” before letting the socialist cat out of the bag: “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” In rare moments of clarity, Leftists reveal the truth, and everything comes crashing down.
Here’s more from The Blaze…
The chief of staff for firebrand freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) admitted what the true goal of the Green New Deal is, and it’s not to defeat global warming.
Saikat Chakrabarti made the startling admission in a conversation reported in the Washington Post.
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” Chakrabarti said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.”
Chakrabarti was speaking with Sam Ricketts, the climate director for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination.
As viewers continue to flee from CNN, the Fake News outlet is using the opportunity to downsize its staff while sliding into new, luxurious headquarters. With less than half of Fox News Channel’s average, its prime time lineup is tallying behind TLC as well as Investigation Discovery and the Hallmark Channels, according to media watchdogs. Media expert Joe Concha is predicting these numbers will only get worse with the outlet’s liberal 2020 propaganda in full swing. In other words, the American people have had their fill of fake news.
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CNN is suffering a credibility crisis as viewership for the once-proud network continues to crater with no apparent plan in place to fix things anytime soon, according to media watchdogs and insiders.
CNN’s audience shriveled in the second quarter of 2019, averaging only 541,000 total viewers, less than half Fox News Channel’s 1.3 million average. But CNN struggled even more during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET, finishing as the fifteenth most-watched network on basic cable behind networks such as TLC, Investigation Discovery and the Hallmark Channel. CNN averaged a dismal 761,000 primetime viewers while FNC averaged 2.4 million.
The Hill media guru Joe Concha told Fox News that CNN’s freefall may not be slowing.
“The numbers warrant concern, yes. Q2 was a particularly news-rich quarter highlighted by the release of the Mueller report and all the aftermath and controversy following it, plus the launch of several high-profile Democratic candidacies including Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg to propel 2020 coverage into high gear,” Concha said.
If elected president in 2020, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will implement a scorched-earth policy on America’s sovereignty and our border security agents, even decriminalizing illegal border crossings. It comes complete with a vow to “reshape CBP and ICE from top to bottom,” create an Office of New Americans, raise the number of refugees by more than 100,000 in her first year as well, and put more than 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. Warren calls it a “rules-based system that is fair, humane, and that reflects our values.” But if public polling is any indication, the American people say, “Thanks but no thanks.” Good luck with all that, Liz.
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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has released a new immigration plan that would include decriminalizing crossing the border in a Medium post on Thursday.
“We need expanded legal immigration that will grow our economy, reunite families, and meet our labor market demands. We need real reform that provides cost-effective security at our borders, addresses the root causes of migration, and provides a path to status and citizenship so that our neighbors don’t have to live in fear,” the post reads, “That’s why today I’m announcing my plan for immigration reform — to create a rules-based system that is fair, humane, and that reflects our values.”
Along with decriminalizing border crossings, Warren vows to “reshape CBP and ICE from top to bottom” to focus them on smuggling and trafficking, and to use methods of monitoring migrants outside of detention, such as parole, case management, and surveillance.