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AOC Gets Schooled on Economics by PragerU

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the gift that just keeps on giving.

This woman is technically dead from the shoulders up. And, for the lift of me, I cannot understand why people take this moron seriously. Listening to idiots like this and following their "guidance" will put us all in the same situation Venezuela is now in.

Vote Republican like your life depends on it, because it basically does.

Posted on March 12, 2019 and filed under Democrats.

Republican Party of Louisiana Files Public Records Request Regarding Governor John Bel Edwards’ Louisiana Statewide Business Summit

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Monday, February 18, 2019

(Baton Rouge, LA): Today the Republican Party of Louisiana submitted a public records request for any and all correspondence related to Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards’ Louisiana Statewide Business Summit to discern whether the governor is using it as a taxpayer-funded campaign event to bolster his re-election efforts. A copy of the request can be found here.

This request comes as Governor Edwards has faced a slew of bad headlines in recent weeks regarding his lackluster performance on the economy leading up to his announcement of the summit. This, along with the fact that many of the event’s speakers are either donors or employees of Edwards, raises questions of whether he is using his summit as a publicly-funded campaign event.

“On the heels of one negative story after another highlighting the poor state of Louisiana’s economy under the leadership of Governor Edwards, the Governor appears to have organized this summit for the benefit of his re-election efforts on the taxpayer’s dime,” said Chairman Louis Gurvich. “Our elected leaders should not be using taxpayer funds to further their personal political objectives. The timing and choice of speakers at this summit raises serious questions for Governor Edwards, and the people of Louisiana deserve answers.”

A Brief Timeline of Negative News Stories:

January 28 – “In a November 2015 debate, both Edwards and his Republican runoff challenger, then-U.S. Sen. David Vitter, said they wouldn’t raise tax rates on businesses or individuals. They talked of very similar plans to make government more efficient, remove protections that keep some areas of the budget off-limits to cuts and scale back tax break programs. Tax rates under Edwards, however, were raised.” (AP: In re-election bid, Edwards to face tax scrutiny)

January 30 – Louisiana ranked the worst state in the country for where to find a job. (Zippia: THESE ARE THE 10 BEST STATES IN AMERICA FOR JOBS)

January 30 – “Until then we live with Gov. Edwards’ ‘Texas Plan’ that was evident in a post by Baton Rouge ex-pat Branon Pesnell, who now does real estate in Houston: ‘I am one of the 55,000 who moved out of the state (2016-2018) partly because of this type of short-sighted thinking. Decisions like this will have long-term impact on the Louisiana’s ability to recruit and keep business. The door is open in Texas, come on in!’” (Greater Baton Rouge Business Journal: Publisher: Governor’s ITEP change helps Texas)

February 4 – “Stephen Waguespack, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, said Monday at the Press Club of Baton Rouge [ITEP] is ‘broken’…” (Advocate: LABI, Louisiana's largest business lobby, wants changes for ITEP tax)

February 4 – “But Edwards isn’t interested in changing the rules, saying Louisiana remains competitive in business development.” (AP: Louisiana leaders divided on industrial tax break)

February 9 – “Even when watered down by a Republican-led Legislature, his policies over the past three years have produced tax hikes and 40 percent higher state spending. Louisiana has one of the worst economies in the country with almost no net new jobs created.” (Advocate: Jeff Sadow: Look behind the spin put on Gov. Edward's polling numbers)

February 13 – John Bel Edwards announces Louisiana Statewide Business Summit (Advocate:Louisiana Statewide Business Summit to highlight economic development success stories

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Socialized Medicine Requires Six Things — America Has None Of Them.

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When Democrats complain about government inaction, they frequently point to European countries and bemoan why can't we just be more like them?!? Alas the Left enjoys looking at the results of socialized medicine in other developed nations, but they aren't very interested how they do it. The truth is a country can have socialized medicine, but they need the six things.

America currently has none of them.

Read more: Socialized Medicine Requires Six Things — America Has None Of Them.

Posted on February 8, 2019 and filed under Democrats, Heathcare.

SCALISE: Democrats Are Using Unpaid Workers as Pawns

Per Congressman Steve Scalise’s Facebook page:

Today House Democrats for the third time voted AGAINST paying federal workers as negotiations continue. I asked the House Democrat Majority Leader a simple question: how can Democrats claim to support workers when they refuse to pay them and instead use them as political pawns?

Posted on January 24, 2019 and filed under Democrats, Steve Scalise.

What You Won’t Hear on the Mainstream Media

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Photo source: bizpackreview 

Think that the Democrats and Queen Pelosi are really concerned about the 800,000 furloughed federal employees who are a casualty of the government shutdown? Think again. They’re nothing but a pawn in the chess game being played to get rid of what’s holding them back from ultimately destroying this country, President Trump. 

The latest indication that those furloughed workers are being used is below. The one thing that I’m wondering is why this wasn’t on the Big 3 and the CNN & MSNBC networks?  

 “Democratic leaders decided to call up a bill Wednesday to fund the entire government. But just before the final vote, Republicans made a motion to erase that bill and instead vote on a measure to ensure federal workers are paid. The GOP motion failed 200-215,” the Washington Examiner reported.

Pelosi is overplaying her hand and is starting to blink. 

Read more:  Second time in 2 weeks Pelosi, House Dems vote against GOP effort to get furloughed workers their paychecks

Posted on January 24, 2019 and filed under Donald Trump, Democrats.

Did You See the Connection Between Russia and Louisiana's Own John Breaux?

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With the daily banter regarding Russian collusion within the Trump camp, you’d almost miss the piece by Forbes that shows a direct link between Democrat lobbying and Russia. Also buried in that piece is a connection between our own former Senator from the state of Louisiana, John Breaux, and Russia.

Lobbying for Russia is a bi-partisan activity. Gazprombank GPB, a subsidiary of Russia’s third largest bank, Gazprombank, is represented by former Sen. John Breaux, (D., La.), and former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R., Miss.), as main lobbyists on “banking laws and regulations, including applicable sanctions.” The Breaux-Lott client is currently in the Treasury Department list of Russian firms prohibited from debt financing with U.S. banks.

Read more: No One Mentions That The Russian Trail Leads To Democratic Lobbyists

Posted on January 17, 2019 and filed under Democrats, Louisiana.

Americans for Tax Reform: The Top 20% of Households Pay 88% of Federal Income Taxes

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Photo source: TexAgs

The recently elected brain trust on all issues fiscal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has decided that the top earners do not pay their “fair share” and should have 70% of their income stolen, er, taxed. The following information, obtained from the Americans for Tax Reform, indicate exactly how much the wealthiest do contribute:

According to the Congressional Budget Office

-The top one percent of households pay 39.4 percent of federal income taxes and 26.2 percent of total federal taxes.

- The top 20 percent of households pay 88.1 percent of federal income taxes and 69.5 percent of total federal taxes.

- The top one percent of households pay an average income tax rate of 24 percent while the middle quintile pays an average income tax rate of 3 percent.

- The top one percent of households pay an average total tax rate of 33.3 percent while the middle quintile pays an average total tax rate of over 14 percent.  

- The top 20 percent of households pay an average total tax rate of 26.7 percent while the middle quintile pays an average total tax rate of 14 percent. 

Read more: The Top 20% of Households Pay 88% of Federal Income Taxes