Turns Out, Free Stuff is Really Expensive

from IBD:

Democratic Socialism: Who Knew That ‘Free’ Could Cost So Much?

Since the Democratic Party took a turn for the worse toward so-called democratic socialism, the party’s leading lights have laid the promises on pretty thick. Free Medicare for all! Guaranteed income! Guaranteed jobs! Subsidized housing! Free college! Universal pre-school! Wow, and all for free.

Well, not exactly. In a devastating piece that appeared on the left-of-center web site Vox (to its credit), Manhattan Institute fellow Brian Riedl went through the simple math of what free actually costs. It’s a lot.

It’s not just the free aspect, but the fact that the democratic socialists have made so many promises that must be paid for that will make it so tough to swallow for most voters. read more

Wisdom of Democrats Past and Present

Great Orators of the Democrat Party – PAST:

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The buck stops here.” – Harry S. Truman

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

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Look for Dems to Go Low on Next Court Nominee

from the American Spectator:

Like sharks thrashing about in chum-filled bloody water, the unhinged hysterics of the progressive left have gone into a feeding frenzy as they prepare to attack whoever President Trump nominates to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Thanks to Kennedy’s retirement, Trump is now in a position to appoint a non-activist, strict constructionist to the Court. Senate confirmation of the nominee will result in a solid, reliably conservative Court majority. read more

Republicans Cave to Donor Immigration Wishes

by: John Velisek USN (ret) for the Common Constitutionalist

The tax cuts and wage hikes have come to the American people as a godsend. More money in a working man’s pocket is always a positive event. But there is a movement afoot being pushed by the GOP establishment, and their corporate donors that support them, to align with the progressive socialists on a push for amnesty.

A discharge petition written by the GOP, and spearheaded by Florida GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo, is demanding that amnesty should be “as high a number as possible,” according to what Curbelo told Roll Call.

The donors are calling the shots in an effort to assure a steady stream of immigrants, both legal and illegal, to fill the low wage jobs that the donors create for a profit and at the expense of the American working man and the rule of law.

Part of this agenda is the attempt to convince the American people that this influx of low skilled low educated workforce is good for America. The polls being paraded across the televisions of America show poll after poll of American approval of immigrants. What it does not make clear is the same people they use in their polls adhere to President Trumps’ ideology of America First. Those same respondents have clearly shown that Americans should be hired first at prevailing wages before hiring migrants. It’s not that they are jobs that Americans won’t do, but Americans need a living wage to do them. read more

Dems Give no Credit to Trump for Tax Cuts

from IBD:

Tax Revenues Jump 13% To Record High In April — When Will Dems Admit They Were Wrong About Trump’s Tax Cuts?

The federal government collected far more taxes this April than it did a year ago, despite the “budget busting” Trump tax cuts. So, we’ll ask again: Are the tax cuts paying for themselves?

According to the latest monthly report from the Congressional Budget Office, revenues in April totaled $515 billion — a 13% increase over last April and an all-time high for the month. read more

Dems Built in Excuse for Possible Election Loss

from IBD:

Dems Get Ready To Blame Russia If They Don’t Take The House In November

Democrats expect that fierce anti-Trump sentiment will sweep them into power in the House, if not the Senate, this November. If that fails to happen, they are already preparing their excuse: Russian meddling.

 Just as in 2016, Democrats — as well as various political pundits — are certain of victory.

“Democrats may have already won the House,” declared the news site Axios this week, citing four reasons the election was a lock. read more

Dems May Regret not Voting for Tax Cuts

from IBD:

GOP Tax Cuts Are Turning Out To Be A Disaster … For Democrats

Not long ago, Democrats expected that the GOP tax cuts would be a political disaster for Republicans, just like ObamaCare was for Democrats in 2010. How’s that prediction working out?

Writing in the Atlantic in December, longtime political reporter Ron Brownstein argued that “President Trump and congressional Republicans have just taken the same leap of faith that Democrats did when they passed the Affordable Care Act.”

He went on to note that after Democrats passed ObamaCare in early 2010 — despite strong public opposition — the backlash from voters “helped propel Republicans to the biggest midterm gain in the House for either party since 1938 and gave them a majority in the chamber they still haven’t relinquished.” read more

Democrats are Using Our Youth

by: Brent Smith at Common Constitutionalist

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The democrat anti-gun parade (figuratively and literally) is well under way. And this time they’re leaving no stone unturned. They’ve enlisted the help of children. Although it’s more like the democrats have gotten these young skulls full of mush (h/t Rush) hooked on anti-gun crack and are now pimping them out to the main-stream leftist media.

Yet they want us to believe that it was the children who organized all these anti-gun rallies, marches and protests, rented the upscale busses, etc., all by themselves. Sure they did. The children certainly have not been coached and brainwashed to come out and argue against guns and our constitutionally protected rights – and they are definitely NOT being exploited for leftist political gain.

And by the way, lest someone mistake my claims for being heartless – I’m not making light of this latest tragedy. It is a tragedy – a senseless one. It’s the left’s choreographed response that bothers me – how they can get children to do their bidding, and no one seems to have a problem with it.

But what the children who have bought this gun control load of crap don’t comprehend is that the lying dems don’t want to actually do anything. How can I say such a think? We’ve all heard the heart-tugging speeches and interviews. The dems are serious this time! read more

Democrats Show who the Real Extremists Are

from IBD:

Democrats Dig Themselves Into A Hole After Trump’s Speech

President Trump’s political opponents complain that he is petulant, extremist and divisive. Then they revealed themselves at the State of the Union — with the entire country watching — to be far more petulant, extremist and divisive than Trump. Touché.

Trump has many faults, but one of his unique abilities is to drive his opponents absolutely bonkers. That was nowhere more evident than Tuesday night, when Trump delivered what was by all estimations a very good speech. A CBS poll found that 75% approved of it, and CNN’s poll found that 70% had a positive reaction.

The resulting contrast between Trump’s speech and the Democrats’ childish antics in the House chamber that night was painful.

At one point, Trump stated the fact that black unemployment is at historic lows. read more

WND Exclusive – After Montana, will Dems Rethink Early Voting?

Democrats have always been the party of early voting. That’s fitting, considering early voting is a joke, just like the Democratic Party. But now, thanks to the result in the recent Montana congressional race, some on the left may be rethinking the whole early-voting process.

Voting is something most Americans take for granted, if we think about it at all. But to citizens of many countries around the globe, it is a high honor and privilege. Recall the celebrations and elation of the people of Iraq who triumphantly waved their purple ink-stained fingers in the air. It was a sign of their first ever opportunity to vote in a free election, where no one was guaranteed 99 percent of the vote. (The other 1 percent was never heard from again.) read more