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March 16, 2021
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Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Daily Bible Verse
  • Bombshell
  • Big Tax increase
  • The Left politicizes everything
  • Latest Victim of Woke Witch Hunters
  • A Reader Writes...
  • America The Beautiful\

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 

Bombshell

By Mike Huckabee

The media love to trumpet “bombshell” stories. Well, here’s a real “bombshell” that blew up in the media’s faces.

Monday, the Washington Post retracted its “bombshell” story from January that during a phone call, President Trump pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find the fraud” in the 2020 election, and he’d be a “national hero.” It was treated as evidence of Trump pressuring a state official to overturn the election results. It was even cited as grounds for his impeachment.

But on Monday, WaPo admitted that a full recording of the phone call had been found in the “Trash” folder of a Georgia official’s computer, and it proved that Trump never said those things.

As Matt Margolis of PJ Media notes at the link, WaPo’s slanderous slice of fake news wasn’t even the worst thing about this journalistic malfeasance. Not only did WaPo claim to have verified the story via an “anonymous source,” but NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS and USA Today all later claimed to have also verified the Trump quote via their own “anonymous sources.”

That’s the “quote” that Trump never said. And the “sources” were what the rest of us might call “phony hearsay in support of a lie.” (Incidentally, why didn't Raffensperger debunk this story?)

So when reporters from outlets such as CNN (which spent over two years relentlessly pushing the “Russian collusion” hoax) try to argue that conservative media outlets should be deplatformed because they distribute “misinformation,” ask them if their famous “anonymous sources” have verified that for them.

Big Tax Increase

By Mike Huckabee

Well, that didn’t take long: President Biden is pushing for a big tax increase, a rise in the corporate tax rate from 21 to 28 percent, with a 15% minimum tax “on the book income” for big companies. This is on top of the personal income tax hike he wants to put on people making over $400,000 a year.

While this “sock it to the rich” class rhetoric sounds good to some voters, it’s the type of punch that misses the target, circles back and hits you in your own teeth.

Biden’s corporate tax hike would give the US one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, making the US less competitive with other nations and once again incentivizing companies to move overseas and take their jobs with them. Not to mention having to raise prices for their products, so we’d all get to pay for it.

The Tax Foundation analyzed the effects of Biden’s tax hike. You can see the details at the link, but here’s the gist: it would raise $3 trillion in federal revenues, but it would reduce the size of the US economy, lower after-tax income for all Americans at all income levels, and result in over 500,000 fewer fulltime jobs over the longterm.

Biden wanted to reverse all of Trump’s policies, and he certainly is. Trump was the pro-jobs, pro-border security, anti-abortion President, and Biden is the pro-abortion, anti-border security, anti-jobs President.

The Left politicizes everything

By Mike Huckabee

If AOC can claim to be traumatized by being evacuated from her office because there was violence taking place in a building a half a block away, then imagine the fuss that Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene could’ve put up after the Congress member from Guam led a group of uniformed Guam National Guard troops to her office to protest her mistaken reference to Guam as a foreign country.

Fortunately, she wasn’t there at the time (I mean, fortunately for the Congress member from Guam, since his troops probably couldn’t have protected him from her.)

On the serious side, along with putting “woke” social engineering ahead of military readiness, investigating their own troops for dangerous conservative sympathies, using Guard troops as a prop to surround the Capitol, and publicly attacking Tucker Carlson for criticizing them…

…this is yet another chilling example of how the left’s politicization of everything has now infected the military. If you’d like to be thoroughly depressed, read Rod Dreher’s lengthy article at The American Conservative, “US Military: Social Justice Warriors,” and learn just how woke/left/”progressive” our military “leadership” has become. You might be shocked at what they’re pushing, promoting, ordering and forcing troops to read, in defiance of logic, common sense, American values and military preparedness.

Dreher warns darkly that having infiltrated and taken over every other powerful institution (education, publishing, media, entertainment, social media, tech, the federal government), the left has now taken over the last one standing between them and the Constitution: the military.

I like to hope that the courts, the states and the individual troops will provide a bulwark until the voters can kick the radical leftists out of power. But if the Senate passes HR1 (the “Legalize Vote Fraud to Cement Democrats in Power Forever Bill”), that might become impossible. So if you are in a state with a Democrat Senator – or, since the Dems may not care what voters think, a wobbly Republican like Mitt Romney – you had better let them know in no uncertain terms that this bill needs to have a stake driven through it and be buried deeper than Dracula.

Latest Victim of Woke Witch Hunters

By Mike Huckabee

The latest victim of the woke witch hunters is (former) Georgetown University adjunct professor of law Sandra Sellers. During a Zoom call with another professor, the 20-year veteran teacher said that she felt “angst” because “every semester” many of her lower grade-earners were black. The call was leaked, and she was immediately branded as a racist who gave black students low marks because they’re black (which was not what she said.) The furious activists demanded that she be fired immediately with no hearings or investigations or chance to explain. And the craven administrators did just that, in violation of their own rules.

They also placed the other professor on leave for “complicity” in the alleged racism, for not…I don’t know what, not screaming at her that she was a racist or reporting her to the authorities or something. He eventually felt forced to resign, and did.

What she was probably talking about, if I had to guess, is a situation that a number of black academics and commentators have decried: top schools that lower admission standards to get more black students, but then those students have a hard time keeping up and drop out. That does a disservice to them, since if they’d gone to another college that was equipped to help them catch up, they could’ve gotten their diplomas. That situation harms black students, but now, teachers will be afraid to even bring it up for fear of being branded racists.

Instapundit blog master and law professor Glenn Reynolds also made a point that’s little known to the general public: adjunct professors of law are unusual in that they generally continue to practice law and are paid as little as $5000 a semester for teaching. They’re doing colleges a favor by taking that job for so little money. But if they think they’ll be risking having their reputations and careers destroyed by mobs of crazy leftist students falsely accusing them of racism, they’ll start telling universities to go whistle up a rope and there will be no more adjunct professors to teach law classes.

But considering the famous description of law class by Prof. Kingsfield in “The Paper Chase” (“You come in here with a skull full of mush, and you leave thinking like a lawyer”), I wonder if that’s even possible with some of the current student body.

A Reader Writes Back...

My hubby and I appreciate anything and everything you have to say, Sir! You bring clarity to what is going on in this crazy world and you come from a Godly perspective...I have been praying for years, since President Trump was elected that the scales would fall off of people's eyes and they would see what is truly going on and choose Jesus...I really believe people like you are going to be a huge part of that...thank you for advancing your view of the world on all the platforms you are a part of ....YES....to the blog!!!

America The Beautiful

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  • Janice Roberts

    03/19/2021 11:57 AM

    I’ll tell you why Raffensperger didn’t debunk what was reported about his phone call with Pres. Trump. He’s a Democrat pretending to be a Republican!

  • Lorraine Gray

    03/18/2021 12:51 AM

    I love you newsletter, your perspective and your humor. I love to share it but I changed search engines and the facebook symbol doesnt come up on it. Other e-mails I get have the facebook option. Can and will your tech people put that option on your newsletters? You have so many things that are important that I feel I need to share. Thank you is you will do it. I love the America picture.

  • Carl T Smith

    03/17/2021 02:34 PM

    I often wonder if the so-called journalist in the MSM think they will receive special treatment if they keep pushing the Progressive, aka Socialist agenda? If so they are dumber than a Rock! The best they can expect is to be sent to a GULAG!

  • Patricia E McMillen

    03/17/2021 02:17 PM

    With all the chaos at the border, why is our own government not held accountable to the immigration laws of our country? They are allowing our laws to be broken. They should all be accountable.

  • Stephen Russell

    03/17/2021 11:08 AM

    Henry Darrow RIP: died 3-15
    Did guest star on The Wild Wild West TNOT of the Tottering Tontine
    But strong on High Chapperal TV Western on H&I M-F

  • William Bevington

    03/17/2021 10:56 AM

    DIDN'T TAKE TO LONG TO GET BACK TO "TAX AND SPEND"!

  • Stephen Russell

    03/17/2021 10:48 AM

    Newsom recall:
    He has Zero to stand on:
    Lockdowns for politics
    Dble stds: French Laundry event
    Elitist
    Tax & spend
    regulations
    U pay me $ & U stay Open

    Dont see how we can win recall battle.
    (CA resident)

  • jj

    03/17/2021 09:13 AM

    As Biden salutes the American public with his middle finger every week he is making sure people in the lower income bracket harder to pay the increase to travel by vehicle raising gas prices the grocery stores are passing that increase onto the customers I am sure the Biden voters are jumping and dancing for joy to have to absorb that cost the possibility to obtain a part time job also will be harder as the new immigration policy Biden has put in will take that opportunity away I wonder how the mental health of Biden voter is as the future of America first sinks into the abyss the corporate voter is loving Biden to a larger group of billionaires the middle class is next what’s left of it

  • William Fuhrer

    03/17/2021 08:38 AM

    3 REASONS WHY CATHOLICS CAN'T SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER. DID YOU KNOW THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WAS THE INSTITUTION THAT BROKE THE BACK OF SYSTEMATIC SLAVERY IN THE ANCIENT PAGAN WORLD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY. #1BLM IS PRO ABORTION #2BLM ATTACKS THE FAMILY#3BLM PROMOTES MARXISM.

  • James Drury Jr

    03/17/2021 08:06 AM

    Thanks Mike & Staff!

  • Billy Jeffery

    03/17/2021 07:07 AM

    Dear Governor, Love reading your newsletter everyday. First of all I live in Arkansas and I was to young to vote for you as Gov, but I can't wait to vote for Sarah, I think she will do a phenomenal job for the state of Arkansas.
    To my question, I see this cancel culture running rampant, but has anyone asked who specifically the cancel culture is? Am I missing something, because I don't understand if it's just one person or a group of people who don't like something, they just complain and it's cancelled.
    I know a person who watched The Voice on NBC and they sent an email to the network about John Legend allegedly being on Jeffrey Epstein's island and they suggested the network remove him from the show, they told me they never received a response.
    Keep up the good work Mike.
    Billy Jeffery

  • PAUL920920356 SCHABER

    03/16/2021 11:52 PM

    Those cities that are scheduled to get that windfall from the 1.9 Trillion bill signed by Biden better not even think of spending that on bonuses or special projects or cover for their deficit spending. Once those tax increases are signed off by Biden that will need that money to cover for all the unemployment that will commence immediately and will need it also for welfare and food bank and other services due to most of those companies will just move back overseas to the lower tax rates just leaving nothing but empty and decaying buildings.

  • Gregory George Keller

    03/16/2021 11:21 PM

    Depressing news always seems that nothing can be done . Except one crying to arms I shout to arms

  • Gregory Weinman

    03/16/2021 11:15 PM

    Thank you governor,
    The year before the TCJA Corporate income tax receipts were $297B ath the 35% rate. In 2019 they were $230B and higher than the forecast $221B. In 2020 projections by the CBO were for $263B in corporate tax receipts. It suggests $300B to $400B increased revenues from a 28% rate. Taxing Book Income will likely net zero revenue to the treasury because those numbers are for share holder information and rarely reflect reality. Corporations will report a number not much different than tax income. Share prices will plummet because year over year income will use different formulas.
    In 2017 the top 5% paid $947B or 59% of of the $1684B individual income taxes collected. In 2018 individual income taxes were $1718B. Those numbers suggest $400B to $500B extra revenue from a return to a 40% top rate.
    Even a best possible outcome looks more like $1.5T in added revenues not $3T.

  • Rick Clark

    03/16/2021 11:06 PM

    Thank You for all your news Mr. Mike Huckabee,
    I feel our country has been 100% betrayed by the blatant, lying, etc. etc. left liberals. It is unacceptable by what they get away with. And the Supreme Court is no better! Sorry to vent here but it makes ones stomach sick to what has happened to this great U.S. in a matter of weeks!!!!!
    May God help us..He is our Great Sustainer...His soon return will be...The awesome Rapture!

  • Cheryl Breon

    03/16/2021 11:05 PM

    Just wanted to pass on a thought I heard someone on YouTube say today. He said there was Russian hacking but it stopped the usual international cheating during the 2016 election, so Trump actually won. He said they've been doing this cheating for decades except during Reagan. We are supposed to hear more about this during the next few months? Well, it's probably crazy, but I thought I'd pass it on.