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  • FAIR Poll in Battleground States Shows Broad Support for Reduced Immigration During COVID-19 Crisis

    08/08/2020 6:32:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FAIR ^ | July 2020 | FAIR Newsletter
    When President Trump announced that he was going to issue an Executive Order in April to reduce the influx of new immigrants and guestworkers during the COVID-19 crisis, he asserted that his goal was to protect the interests of American workers at a time of soaring unemployment, and to ensure that as the economy reopens, laid-off American workers would be first in line to reclaim lost jobs. It didn’t quite work out that way. Bowing to intense pressure from business interests, the Executive Order signed by the president left most immigration and guestworker programs intact, and resulted in only minimal...
  • How many States will President Trump win for victory in 2020? (30 sec Twitter vid)

    08/08/2020 9:23:31 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/4/20 | William-of-Ockham
    30 second video Click Here
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Ken Buck call for Article V Convention

    08/04/2020 11:37:35 PM PDT · by RandFan · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 4 | Rep. Matt Gaetz
    Fascinating discussion between Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) following HBO's "The Swamp" (I didn't see it). Gaetz & Buck want a Convention of the states to introduce federal term limits and a balanced budget amendment. They also discuss a range of other topics regarding Congress and how things are done. Click Excerpt Link then play the video (discussion starts about 5 mins in)...
  • GOP Closing Voter Registration Gaps in Key Swing States

    08/04/2020 12:42:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/04/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Republicans are closing the voter registration gaps in key swing states, according to the Trump Victory data obtained by Axios. While Democrats hold an advantage in voter registrations in several key states, the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee are closing the gap, registering 100,000 new voters prior to the upcoming election. Many of those new registrations are in key swing states like Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina — three states Donald Trump narrowly secured in 2016
  • More Coronavirus Cases in California than Any Other State as CDC Points to Lower U.S. Fatality Rates

    07/24/2020 7:15:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/23/2020 | Edwin Mora
    The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in California, standing at nearly 425,600 as of Thursday evening, exceeded cumulative infections in any other state, including in fellow Democrat-run New York, once the epicenter of the pandemic, according to several tallies analyzed by Breitbart News. As of Thursday, the cumulative confirmed case count in California is about four percent higher — or 15,903 infections higher — than the 409,697 in NY, data maintained by the COVID Tracking Project shows.
  • A turning tide? Public is not opening its pocketbooks to Democrats in the statehouse races

    07/08/2020 7:31:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Has the failure of the blue states finally bit the Democrats on the butt? We all know that President Trump is struggling in the polls. But campaign finance figures for statehouse races like these suggest plenty of trouble for Democrats. According to Breitbart's Matt Boyle: Americans significantly decreased contributions to Democrats running for state legislature seats in the second quarter as the Democrat Party has turned hard left, fundraising information announced this week shows. The lackluster performance by Democrats at the state level could have broader national implications. First off, state-level political trends sometimes forecast later looming national trends —...
  • COVID-19 will turn the state pension problem into a fiscal crisis

    06/30/2020 12:58:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 16 Jun 20 | Raymond Scheppach
    You may be wondering why, over the last few months, the state pension problem – normally not a subject of widespread discussion – has been in the news. In fact, you may be wondering just what the state pension problem is. The problem – and it’s a big one – is that many of the public employee pension plans run by states don’t have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The first time the subject came up recently was toward the end of February. That’s when teachers in Kentucky called a sick-out...
  • New Jersey ranked least patriotic state in America (New Hampshire #1)

    06/22/2020 6:21:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 22, 2020 | By Aaron Feis
    Thinking about holding your Fourth of July blowout in New Jersey? Better think again. The Garden State is the least patriotic state in the US, according to a new ranking released Monday by financial advice Web site Measuring 13 metrics on military and civic engagement — including veteran residents per capita, percentage of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election and rates of volunteerism — the study ranked Jersey dead last among the 50 states.
  • Faltering State Budgets During Recessions Can Lead to Harmful State Tax Policy

    06/08/2020 1:41:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | June 8, 2020 | Andrew Wilford
    In the aftermath of the passage of the CARES Act, American taxpayers are receiving much-needed assistance from Uncle Sam. Yet even as $1,200 checks from the federal government have made their way into American pockets, they may soon find that some states feel they are in just as desperate a financial situation as the taxpayers they serve are.  Most states have either a legislative or constitutional requirement to maintain a balanced budget, and in practice each state operates as though it is bound by a balanced budget requirement. While this is a good policy to ensure that states budget responsibly,...
  • No Coronavirus Spike in States That Lifted Lockdowns Early, ABC Reports

    05/29/2020 8:06:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/29/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    As states across America lift their coronavirus lockdowns, some fear that COVID-19 cases will spike. After all, the lockdowns were meant to “slow the spread” and “flatten the curve,” so won’t allowing Americans to go back to their normal lives result in more infections? Yet according to ABC News reporter Ariel Mitropoulos, states that lifted the lockdowns early did not experience a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations, deaths, or the percentage of people testing positive.“JUST IN: [ABC News] looked at 21 states that eased restrictions May 4 or earlier & found no major increase in hospitalizations, deaths or % of people...
  • Hunker down: Some states say no full-scale reopening until coronavirus vaccine, treatment is ready

    05/19/2020 10:04:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/19/20 | Tyler Olson
    As most states begin to move forward with measures to reopen their economies following strict lockdowns aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, some governors and big-city mayors are now saying the restrictions will not fully be lifted until a vaccine or treatment for the disease is available - a timeline that could take a year or more. The leaders' comments indicate Americans could be living with orders restricting personal and economic activity for much longer than many anticipate. They also come after President Trump said Friday that the U.S. will reopen "vaccine or no vaccine," and told governors...
  • CORONAVIRUS IN FIVE STATES: A Comparison of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota

    05/18/2020 9:57:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/18/2020 | John Hinderaker
    I have periodically taken a look at the coronavirus numbers for the five-state Upper Midwest region. See here, here, here, and here. The Upper Midwestern states offer interesting comparisons because they are similar in most ways, but their governors have followed quite different paths in dealing with the Wuhan virus.For this comparison, I got current fatality numbers from each state’s Department of Health, looked up each state’s population, and computed the death rate for each state. These are the numbers:MinnesotaFatalities: 722 Population: 5,640,000 Death rate: 0.00013WisconsinFatalities: 453 Population: 5,822,000 Death rate: 0.00008IowaFatalities: 351 Population: 3,155,000 Death rate: 0.00011North DakotaFatalities:...
  • Western U.S. states request $1 trillion in coronavirus aid: California governor

    05/11/2020 1:01:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2020 | by Sharon Bernstein
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California, Oregon, Washington and other states involved in a western states pact to coordinate coronavirus response have asked the federal government for a combined $1 trillion in aid, California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday.
  • As States Push Ahead With Reopening, CDC Warns Coronavirus Cases And Deaths Are Set To Soar

    05/04/2020 3:22:04 PM PDT · by blam · 81 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-4-2020 | David Knowles
    As nearly half of U.S. states begin to ease restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is quietly projecting a stark rise in the number of new cases of the virus and deaths from it over the next month. Modeling from the CDC, incorporated into a chart prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and circulated within the administration, was obtained by the New York Times. It projects 200,000 new daily cases of the coronavirus by the end of May and 3,000 daily deaths in the U.S....
  • 38 US States Have Reopened or Are Reopening Soon

    05/01/2020 12:17:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 159 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/01/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    Thirty-eight states have started reopening or are planning to reopen soon from the near-total economic lockdown implemented to try to slow the spread of the CCP virus, according to an Epoch Times tally. Businesses in 21 states have already started reopening or will be allowed to welcome customers back on May 1. Alabama, Georgia, Montana, and Tennessee are among the states that have already started reopening. Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming are among the states loosening restrictions effective Friday. The other states that have reopened or are reopening on May 1 are: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico,...
  • Kiss Your State Pension Goodbye

    04/30/2020 3:31:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    Forbes ^ | 23 Apr 20 | Edward Siedle
    When Kentucky senior Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week that he would be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route to deal with their underfunded public pensions amid the pandemic emergency, state workers and retirees—already struggling with the economic and health crisis—were rightfully alarmed. “Using the bankruptcy route” is code for slashing pension benefits promised to state workers. Under current law, only cities and other local governments can file for bankruptcy and only with permission of the state. McConnell supposedly represents Kentuckians and Kentucky already had the worst-funded state pension system in the...
  • Treasury Secretary: Federal Government Won’t Bail out ‘Mismanaged’ States

    04/29/2020 11:42:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/29/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    The federal funds being sent to states to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t be used on matters unrelated to the pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. COVID-19 is a disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a novel coronavirus from China. The $150 billion approved by Congress in legislation signed by President Donald Trump is being sent to states to cover CCP virus-related expenses, Mnuchin said during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “We’ve been clear that to the extent people have to use police to enforce coronavirus issues, public safety, things like that, that they...
  • Reopening of America accelerates as states prepare to relax coronavirus restrictions

    04/26/2020 10:27:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 4/25/20 | Griff Witte, Isaac Stanley-Becker, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Andrea Eger
    Ready or not, America is opening back up. The process that began in recent days with back-in-business nail salons and unbarred sandy beaches in a scattering of states is poised to accelerate over the coming week across wide swaths of the country. After shutting down much of American life in March and keeping people home throughout April, governors are preparing to lift restrictions as the calendar turns to May — and cross their fingers that the novel coronavirus doesn’t come roaring back. In Tennessee, customers will be able to sit down for meals in restaurants starting Monday. In Missouri, the...
  • States stockpile Trump-touted malaria drug for Coronavirus fight despite warnings that more research is needed.

    04/26/2020 7:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/26/2020 | By Brady McCombs and Lindsay Whitehurst
    SALT LAKE CITY — State and local governments across the United States have obtained about 30 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Trump to treat patients with the coronavirus, despite warnings from doctors that more research is needed. At least 22 states and Washington, D.C., secured shipments of the drug, hydroxychloroquine, according to information compiled from state and federal officials by The Associated Press. Sixteen of those states were won by Trump in 2016, although five of them, including North Carolina and Louisiana, are now led by Democratic governors. Supporters say having a supply on hand makes...
  • McConnell says he supports letting states declare bankruptcy amid coronavirus

    04/22/2020 10:40:58 AM PDT · by abb · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said that he supports letting states declare bankruptcy as they face mounting budget constraints sparked by the coronavirus and as Democrats pledge to seek more federal funding. McConnell, during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, said any additional federal assistance to state and local governments needed to be "thoroughly evaluated." "I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route. It saves some cities. And there’s no good reason for it not to be available. My guess is their first choice would be for the federal government...