A Poll Says Americans Love Guaranteed Jobs

from IBD:

Nearly Half Of Americans Embrace ‘Guaranteed Jobs’ — An Idea Straight Out Of The Soviet Union

“Guaranteed jobs” is fast becoming the latest rallying cry for Democrats. And a new poll finds that 46% of Americans approve of it. Don’t read too much into that poll result.

Last week, we noted that a liberal policy group urged Democrats at a leadership meeting to adopt “guaranteed jobs” as a pillar of their economic plan. In short order, Bernie Sanders said he would soon unveil his plan to achieve that. Under it, anyone who “wants or needs” a job but couldn’t find one on their own would be guaranteed a government job paying $15 an hour and generous benefits.

Other prominent Democrats have latched on to this plan, including those with presidential ambitions like Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker. read more

Roseanne & Kanye – Strange Bedfellows

from the Blaze:

Roseanne defends Kanye West on his controversial tweet – and it’s about Obama

Television star Roseanne Barr weighed in on the controversy over tweets from rapper and entertainer Kanye West supporting President Trump, and she slammed former President Barack Obama in the process.

Here’s what she said

Barr offered her support and criticism in the form of just one tweet Thursday.

“Kanye West is telling the truth about Rahm’s Chicago.” she said. “Ppl do not want to hear the truth-that Chicago could be a better city for its citizens, but the establishment is corrupted.” read more

The EPA is Only Useful When the Left Controls It

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Let me state for the record that there should be no federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. If States wish to regulate themselves to death, let them.

Despite my misgivings that these types of federal regulations are unconstitutional, if CAFE Standards are to become law, they should, at the very least, have to be passed by Congress, where all laws must originate.

That being said, the last time Congress passed a law which included fuel efficiency standards was 2007 – more than a decade ago.

Congress first established CAFE standards in 1975. They set the average fuel economy of the new car fleet to 27.5 mpg by model year (MY) 1985. Then, under “conservative” George W. Bush, Congress passed and the president signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Don’t you love the bogus names they give these egregious pieces of legislation?

Anyway, the new legislation raised the fuel economy standards of America’s cars, light trucks, and SUVs to a combined average of at least 35 miles per gallon by 2020—a 10 mpg increase over 2007 levels—and required standards to be met at maximum feasible levels through 2030. read more

MSM Equates Human Rights Abuses to Trump calling them Fake News

from NewsBusters:

Kelly Jane Torrance of The Weekly Standard wrote a startling article on “Our self-obsessed parochial press corps” in the magazine’s May 7 edition. The setting was an April 20 State Department briefing on its report on human-rights abuses in other countries…but the reporters wanted to focus on the horrors of America, where a president says “Fake News.”

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The Progressive Socialist State of California Part 3

Guest Post by John C. Velisek USN (RET):

Governor “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown has made it legal for illegal aliens to get the right to vote by just getting a drivers license. On October 10, 2015, Brown signed that New Motor Voter Act (Assembly Bill 1461) Estimates are around 2 million illegals in the state now can vote for Democrats to continue and expand the benefits that have no right to and is paid by the California taxpayer. What does it take to register to vote? In California, you must be at least 16 years old and be able to prove your identity and California Residency. All the proof takes is a matricula consular card issued by the Mexican government.
President Trump was ridiculed and laughed at when he claimed he may have also won the popular vote if illegals had not been counted. (VoteFraud.org).

a non-partisan group has already shown that almost 5 million illegals may have voted in the last election.
The laws in California that pertain to immigration are clearly unconstitutional and inhibit the agencies involved from performing the duties assigned to them by federal law and the Constitution.

Three examples are the following: read more

Video Podcast – Let’s talk Korea

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

The left is just so predictable. They just cannot see fit to giving even a modicum of credit to president Trump for anything.

So let’s talk Korea. The Korean War began on June 25, 1950. It is the longest war America will ever be involved in. That’s 68 years. Some might even say it’s the longest of any kind in modern history. This would be incorrectamundo. Israel has been at war with the Muslims since its founding in 1948.

And then along comes Trump. He doesn’t understand that you’re not allowed to be tough on your adversaries. You must not threaten. You must negotiate, cause that works so well.

Of course they are wrong. Strong-arm dictators and terrorists know only 1 thing, and that’s power and force. And thankfully, like Reagan with the Soviets, Kim actually believes that Trump will follow through on his threats. Which is why North Korea is now at the bargaining table. read more

Carson Wants to Raise the Rent and Put People to Work

I always liked Dr Ben Carson. Many said he was not up for the job as HUD secretary. Here is just another reason why he clearly is.

from the Blaze:

In a plan revealed on Wednesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed a plan that would increase rental rates for some public housing residents.

If approved by Congress, the plan would raise the rent cap on the poorest families to $150 per month — the current maximum is $50. It would also make it easier for work requirements to be imposed on renters by housing authorities. Disabled and elderly tenants would be exempt. read more

Gorsuch has a Chance to Redeem Himself

After disappointingly siding with four liberal justices on immigration and deportation, Gorsuch appears to be leaning toward allowing Trump’s travel restrictions.

from One News Now:

Report: Gorsuch, others ‘leaning’ toward Trump’s travel restrictions

Gorsuch taking oathSo how did Justice Neil Gorsuch – the newest face on the Supreme Court – do in Wednesday’s arguments over President Trump’s “travel ban”? OneNewsNow sought answers to that question.

“Neil Gorsuch asked some very pointed questions of [lead Hawaii attorney and former acting solicitor general of the United States] Neal Katyal,” says John Malcolm of The Heritage Foundation. Malcolm was present in the courtroom for Wednesday’s proceedings. read more

No Stay of Execution for Alfie

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The case of little Alfie Evans is a tragic one. At 23 months old, this healthy boy developed a rare neurodegenerative disorder that left him in a semi-vegetative state. That’s strike one against the poor little tike.

Strike two is that he and his parents reside in England, the poster nation for socialized medicine. And strike three is that, given enough time, every nation with socialized medicine will eventually be forced into the development of death panels.

In England the defacto “death panels” is the British court system. The courts decide who will live and who will die. The courts have decided the latter of the two fates for Alfie. They have condemned him to death with no stay of execution, no pardon and possibility of parole.

This is funny (not ha, ha funny), considering Great Britain has long ago rejected the death penalty for the worst criminals and terrorists among them, but seem to have little problem sending a two year old to death row. read more