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Rep. Ilhan Omar and some of her fellow far-far-left colleagues are pushing a bill they call the SUPPORT Act (I guess that sounded better than the HAMMOCK Act) that would give $1200 a month to people making less than $75,000 a year or heads of household making less than $112,500 a year, plus $600 per child. This would be a first step toward a national “guaranteed income.” Because paying people for doing nothing is working out so well right now.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-guaranteed-income-1200-monthly-checks

Omar declared, "Poverty is a choice. For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare. We as a nation have the ability to make sure everyone has their basic needs like food, housing and healthcare met.”

Hoo-boy, where to start? I guess with the fact that America already takes care of those who genuinely need food, housing and healthcare. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars every year on programs like Medicaid, Section 8 housing and SNAP food assistance. If we wanted to spend even more on those programs, maybe we could secure the border and stop letting millions of illegal immigrants suck up so much public assistance funding that could go to Americans, especially veterans. Just spit-balling here.

Second, prioritizing growth has enabled us to create the most dynamic economy in the world, one that was creating plenty of jobs and rising wages up until a Chinese virus and Democrat politicians strangled it (and somehow, Trump got blamed for that.)

I do agree with her on one thing: in some cases, poverty is a choice. Don’t get me wrong: there are plenty of people who are poor through no fault of their own. But then, there are those who make the mistake of listening to the false promises of leftist politicians who promise them things for free in exchange for their freedom. Like a subsistence wage for no work. Leftists hope you choose to stay in poverty because that keeps you dependent on government and them in power.

But one of the problems with socialist ides like this is that there is no magical forest full of money trees, so all that free stuff has to be paid for by someone else. As soon the people paying for it realize it’s not worth it to keep producing when the government is just going to take away the fruits of their labor and give it to the non-productive, then they become nonproductive, too.

And that’s when America becomes Venezuela.

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  • Tenney Singer

    08/03/2021 02:43 PM

    Kids need to be taught money-management early, in high school at least. I manage very well on less than $18K a year, own my own home and car, stay healthy, and donate to charity. To set the bar at $75K/year seems extravagant. Why not assist those who make less than $25K/year. Those making more should be able to get by with some good management.

  • Margaret Afonso

    08/03/2021 02:41 PM

    Thank you for your newsletter I always look forward to reading it. I was wondering if Omar included me in her guaranteed income proposal. I am a widow living on $2,000.00 per month. I have cut every corner possible and still fall short at the end of each month. Living on Social Security predicated on income earned 12 years before today's market value, and having been denied the small cost of living increases for several years makes it harder and harder to survive. Also the rampant cost of living increases under Biden are not helping.

  • Sharon Smith

    08/03/2021 02:38 PM

    No more free money! This is crazy. It is all about control! Give us back our freedoms.

  • Marietta Pellicano

    08/03/2021 02:17 PM

    Your last paragraph, sir, "hit the nail square on the head!!!"

  • CHERYL HASSON

    08/03/2021 02:03 PM

    Another item of note regarding the "homeless". I have read of too many instances where people have made more money panhandling than actually working. If they choose to live under a bridge & panhandle for a living, so be it. It is just unfortunate because good people then shy away from giving to those who really need it.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/03/2021 01:46 PM

    Yup and absolutely

  • Bobbie Riales

    08/03/2021 01:19 PM

    I would only work part-time making enough for the payment to take care of myself and my spouse. Why should anyone work full time or over time to pay for people too lazy to work?

  • Robert Anderson

    08/03/2021 01:01 PM

    Who was it that said you cannot legislate the poor into prosperity?

  • James Shaw

    08/03/2021 12:59 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I want to congratulate you on your daily emails. I find them very interesting and informing.
    Do not believe that President Trump should run again. He did not treat Vice President Pence In the proper manner. I believe that the last few weeks of his administration will haunt him in the next election. I certainly agree with President Trumpt's policies. The end was not good. James Shaw

  • EDWARD DAIGLE

    08/03/2021 12:53 PM

    This is about Dr Aronoff. Nothing is being said about natural immunity. I had the virus, two months later was tested to see if I had the antibodies, and was positive for SARS/COVID antibodies.
    This is more effective than any man made vaccine, natural immunity, God made.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar and some of her fellow far-far-left colleagues are pushing a bill they call the SUPPORT Act (I guess that sounded better than the HAMMOCK Act) that would give $1200 a month to people making less than $75,000 a year or heads of household making less than $112,500 a year, plus $600 per child. This would be a first step toward a national “guaranteed income.” Because paying people for doing nothing is working out so well right now.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-guaranteed-income-1200-monthly-checks

Omar declared, "Poverty is a choice. For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare. We as a nation have the ability to make sure everyone has their basic needs like food, housing and healthcare met.”

Hoo-boy, where to start? I guess with the fact that America already takes care of those who genuinely need food, housing and healthcare. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars every year on programs like Medicaid, Section 8 housing and SNAP food assistance. If we wanted to spend even more on those programs, maybe we could secure the border and stop letting millions of illegal immigrants suck up so much public assistance funding that could go to Americans, especially veterans. Just spit-balling here.

Second, prioritizing growth has enabled us to create the most dynamic economy in the world, one that was creating plenty of jobs and rising wages up until a Chinese virus and Democrat politicians strangled it (and somehow, Trump got blamed for that.)

I do agree with her on one thing: in some cases, poverty is a choice. Don’t get me wrong: there are plenty of people who are poor through no fault of their own. But then, there are those who make the mistake of listening to the false promises of leftist politicians who promise them things for free in exchange for their freedom. Like a subsistence wage for no work. Leftists hope you choose to stay in poverty because that keeps you dependent on government and them in power.

But one of the problems with socialist ides like this is that there is no magical forest full of money trees, so all that free stuff has to be paid for by someone else. As soon the people paying for it realize it’s not worth it to keep producing when the government is just going to take away the fruits of their labor and give it to the non-productive, then they become nonproductive, too.

And that’s when America becomes Venezuela.

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  • Tenney Singer

    08/03/2021 02:43 PM

    Kids need to be taught money-management early, in high school at least. I manage very well on less than $18K a year, own my own home and car, stay healthy, and donate to charity. To set the bar at $75K/year seems extravagant. Why not assist those who make less than $25K/year. Those making more should be able to get by with some good management.

  • Margaret Afonso

    08/03/2021 02:41 PM

    Thank you for your newsletter I always look forward to reading it. I was wondering if Omar included me in her guaranteed income proposal. I am a widow living on $2,000.00 per month. I have cut every corner possible and still fall short at the end of each month. Living on Social Security predicated on income earned 12 years before today's market value, and having been denied the small cost of living increases for several years makes it harder and harder to survive. Also the rampant cost of living increases under Biden are not helping.

  • Sharon Smith

    08/03/2021 02:38 PM

    No more free money! This is crazy. It is all about control! Give us back our freedoms.

  • Marietta Pellicano

    08/03/2021 02:17 PM

    Your last paragraph, sir, "hit the nail square on the head!!!"

  • CHERYL HASSON

    08/03/2021 02:03 PM

    Another item of note regarding the "homeless". I have read of too many instances where people have made more money panhandling than actually working. If they choose to live under a bridge & panhandle for a living, so be it. It is just unfortunate because good people then shy away from giving to those who really need it.

  • Floyd A Unger

    08/03/2021 01:46 PM

    Yup and absolutely

  • Bobbie Riales

    08/03/2021 01:19 PM

    I would only work part-time making enough for the payment to take care of myself and my spouse. Why should anyone work full time or over time to pay for people too lazy to work?

  • Robert Anderson

    08/03/2021 01:01 PM

    Who was it that said you cannot legislate the poor into prosperity?

  • James Shaw

    08/03/2021 12:59 PM

    Governor Huckabee, I want to congratulate you on your daily emails. I find them very interesting and informing.
    Do not believe that President Trump should run again. He did not treat Vice President Pence In the proper manner. I believe that the last few weeks of his administration will haunt him in the next election. I certainly agree with President Trumpt's policies. The end was not good. James Shaw

  • EDWARD DAIGLE

    08/03/2021 12:53 PM

    This is about Dr Aronoff. Nothing is being said about natural immunity. I had the virus, two months later was tested to see if I had the antibodies, and was positive for SARS/COVID antibodies.
    This is more effective than any man made vaccine, natural immunity, God made.

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    August 3, 2021
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    Rep. Ilhan Omar and some of her fellow far-far-left colleagues are pushing a bill they call the SUPPORT Act (I guess that sounded better than the HAMMOCK Act) that would give $1200 a month to people making less than $75,000 a year or heads of household making less than $112,500 a year, plus $600 per child. This would be a first step toward a national “guaranteed income.” Because paying people for doing nothing is working out so well right now.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-guaranteed-income-1200-monthly-checks

    Omar declared, "Poverty is a choice. For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare. We as a nation have the ability to make sure everyone has their basic needs like food, housing and healthcare met.”

    Hoo-boy, where to start? I guess with the fact that America already takes care of those who genuinely need food, housing and healthcare. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars every year on programs like Medicaid, Section 8 housing and SNAP food assistance. If we wanted to spend even more on those programs, maybe we could secure the border and stop letting millions of illegal immigrants suck up so much public assistance funding that could go to Americans, especially veterans. Just spit-balling here.

    Second, prioritizing growth has enabled us to create the most dynamic economy in the world, one that was creating plenty of jobs and rising wages up until a Chinese virus and Democrat politicians strangled it (and somehow, Trump got blamed for that.)

    I do agree with her on one thing: in some cases, poverty is a choice. Don’t get me wrong: there are plenty of people who are poor through no fault of their own. But then, there are those who make the mistake of listening to the false promises of leftist politicians who promise them things for free in exchange for their freedom. Like a subsistence wage for no work. Leftists hope you choose to stay in poverty because that keeps you dependent on government and them in power.

    But one of the problems with socialist ides like this is that there is no magical forest full of money trees, so all that free stuff has to be paid for by someone else. As soon the people paying for it realize it’s not worth it to keep producing when the government is just going to take away the fruits of their labor and give it to the non-productive, then they become nonproductive, too.

    And that’s when America becomes Venezuela.

    For more news of my news coverage, visit my website here.

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    Comments 11-20 of 26

    • Tenney Singer

      08/03/2021 02:43 PM

      Kids need to be taught money-management early, in high school at least. I manage very well on less than $18K a year, own my own home and car, stay healthy, and donate to charity. To set the bar at $75K/year seems extravagant. Why not assist those who make less than $25K/year. Those making more should be able to get by with some good management.

    • Margaret Afonso

      08/03/2021 02:41 PM

      Thank you for your newsletter I always look forward to reading it. I was wondering if Omar included me in her guaranteed income proposal. I am a widow living on $2,000.00 per month. I have cut every corner possible and still fall short at the end of each month. Living on Social Security predicated on income earned 12 years before today's market value, and having been denied the small cost of living increases for several years makes it harder and harder to survive. Also the rampant cost of living increases under Biden are not helping.

    • Sharon Smith

      08/03/2021 02:38 PM

      No more free money! This is crazy. It is all about control! Give us back our freedoms.

    • Marietta Pellicano

      08/03/2021 02:17 PM

      Your last paragraph, sir, "hit the nail square on the head!!!"

    • CHERYL HASSON

      08/03/2021 02:03 PM

      Another item of note regarding the "homeless". I have read of too many instances where people have made more money panhandling than actually working. If they choose to live under a bridge & panhandle for a living, so be it. It is just unfortunate because good people then shy away from giving to those who really need it.

    • Floyd A Unger

      08/03/2021 01:46 PM

      Yup and absolutely

    • Bobbie Riales

      08/03/2021 01:19 PM

      I would only work part-time making enough for the payment to take care of myself and my spouse. Why should anyone work full time or over time to pay for people too lazy to work?

    • Robert Anderson

      08/03/2021 01:01 PM

      Who was it that said you cannot legislate the poor into prosperity?

    • James Shaw

      08/03/2021 12:59 PM

      Governor Huckabee, I want to congratulate you on your daily emails. I find them very interesting and informing.
      Do not believe that President Trump should run again. He did not treat Vice President Pence In the proper manner. I believe that the last few weeks of his administration will haunt him in the next election. I certainly agree with President Trumpt's policies. The end was not good. James Shaw

    • EDWARD DAIGLE

      08/03/2021 12:53 PM

      This is about Dr Aronoff. Nothing is being said about natural immunity. I had the virus, two months later was tested to see if I had the antibodies, and was positive for SARS/COVID antibodies.
      This is more effective than any man made vaccine, natural immunity, God made.