THE EVENING EDITION
BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew 17:20 KJV
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Here’s some encouraging evidence that if the public speaks up loudly enough, the progressive wokesters who are ruining America will be forced to listen. Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg yielded to public outrage and is dropping the murder charge against bodega clerk Jose Alba, who grabbed a knife and killed a younger, larger man with a criminal record who was attacking him.
It’s still an uphill battle, though. Alba was first hit with $250,000 bail, which was only lowered because of the public outcry. Then he faced second degree murder charges for defending his own life. The chairman of the National Association of Latino State Chambers of Commerce said, “If it weren’t for the NY Post, Mr. Alba would still be in jail.”
So the lesson is that while public outrage can help force “progressive” DAs to do the right thing, a better way to channel that outrage is to take it to the ballot box and throw these people out of power. That will prevent them from coddling criminals and prosecuting innocent citizens who defend themselves in the first place.
Social Security warning
Fox Business News reports that if you’re on Social Security, high inflation means you could be receiving a COLA (cost of living adjustment) increase of up to 10.5% next year. While that sounds like good news, there are some serious drawbacks you need to be aware of.
The biggest problem is that Congress hasn’t raised the income levels at which your SS benefits become taxable since 1984. Every time there’s a cost-of-living increase, more Social Security recipients get pushed into higher tax brackets. With a 10.5% COLA, the number of seniors who’ll owe taxes on their benefits could jump by 10% in each of the next two years. So the government giveth, but the government taketh away, big time.
Worse, while new taxes could eat up much of the SS inflation adjustment, the higher income level could also put many seniors above the threshold to receive state benefits such as food stamps.
Washington will receive a windfall of tax revenue from struggling seniors on Social Security, but that’s not the way to fund the government. With inflation running wild and Social Security adjustments not even keeping up, both state legislatures and Congress (after the Republicans take over and Congress prioritizes helping regular Americans over political theater) need to immediately take action to bring our tax and benefit laws into sync with current fiscal reality.
The negative impact of “progressive” policies
Over the past few years, self-appointed advocates for black Americans have condoned rioting and looting, demanded that criminals who prey on black victims be released from jail, and promoted the idea of helping black communities by defunding and disbanding police forces (never mind that surveys showed black communities suffered the most from the rioting and looting, and residents there wanted more policing.) As leftist politicians listened to the activists, not the citizens, the suffering of black communities has gotten worse, and not just in the most obvious ways, like out-of-control theft and violent crime.
Amy Swearer of the Heritage Foundation told Fox News that the negative impact of “progressive” policies on low income and minority neighborhoods of big cities has been “immeasurable.” They include stores closing or reducing hours because of the high costs of theft and increased security…Stores that do remain having to charge higher prices to cover their costs and losses…Residents suffering PTSD…and kids afraid to walk to school. San Francisco residents who relied on Walgreen’s for food and medicine have no idea what they’re going to do after the stores shut down because of the high crime rate.
All of this is the result of leftist activists and politicians who wanted to destroy the system because they claimed they were "helping" black people. They are a perfect illustration of why Ronald Reagan said the 10 scariest words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”
Memo to the White House
It’s not good PR to brag about gas prices dropping by 50 cents a gallon when they’re still $2 a gallon higher than they were when you took office.
Also, some of that is due to a temporary reduction because of releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (oil Biden wouldn’t have to release if Trump hadn’t filled the SPR, which Democrats attacked him for at the time.) That's not an accomplishment. It's like paying for your groceries out of your emergency savings.
Reason #10,347 To Send Your Kids to Trade School
Some woke college professors are demanding that archeologists stop classifying the remains of ancient humans by gender because there’s no way of knowing what gender they "identified" as. Also, they should stop telling us their race because it somehow “fuels white supremacy.”
If you’re too lazy to click the link, let me assure you, it does not take you to the Babylon Bee.
Dr. Naomi Wolf fights back
Feminist author Dr. Naomi Wolf has slowly been red-pilled over the years, which naturally has led to her being attacked and censored. But it hasn’t shut her up. If anything, it’s emboldened her to keep pushing back. Now on the censorship-free platform Substack, Wolf has been doing a deep dive into the COVID pandemic, vaccine side effects and the surprising connections between the companies making the vaccines and the Chinese communist government. Her conclusion is that this was not a pandemic and a medical response, it was an act of war.
This is a long and jaw-dropping read, and obviously, I can’t vouch for the accuracy of her research. I’m sure a lot of “fact-checkers” will try to debunk it, but they’d better be able to refute her facts and numbers and not just launch ad hominem attacks. I know the media will try to suppress it, but they won’t be able to stop it from exploding on the Internet.
I am sharing it with you with the understanding that this is important food for thought that will be widely debated, so read it now and be informed when the fallout comes.
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