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Here Are The 17 GOP Senators Who Voted For Unlimited Spending

By The Daily Caller

The U.S. Senate passed legislation late Thursday night to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and the bill is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk.

The legislation passed with 17 Republicans joining 46 Democrats to suspend the debt ceiling until Jan. 2025. Five Democrats broke with their party. Ahead of the June 5 deadline, the federal government will now avoid a default on its debt.

Here Are The 17 Republicans Who Voted For Unlimited Spending:  

  • Arkansas Sen. John Boozman
  • West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Maine Sen. Susan Collins
  • Texas Sen. John Cornyn
  • North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer
  • Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst
  • Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley
  • North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven
  • Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran
  • Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski
  • Oklahoma Sen. Markwayne Mullin
  • Utah Sen. Mitt Romney
  • South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds
  • South Dakota Sen. John Thune
  • North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis
  • Indiana Sen. Todd Young

After passing the legislation, Republicans such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who supported the bill, released statements detailing why they voted in favor of the legislation.

“Four months after Speaker McCarthy invited President Biden to begin negotiating a resolution to the looming debt crisis, an important step toward fiscal sanity will finally become law. Thanks to House Republicans’ efforts, the Fiscal Responsibility Act avoids the catastrophic consequences of default and begins to curb Washington Democrats’ addiction to reckless spending that grows our nation’s debt.”

On the Senate floor, Sen. Cornyn said, “This bill will reduce federal spending by $1.5 trillion over the next decade, which is a strong start in the fight to right America’s financial ship.”

However, Republicans who voted against raising the nation’s debt ceiling, such as Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had different tones.

“On the debt ceiling, my view is the most important deficit we face is the trade deficit with China. Every dollar represents jobs lost (60k & counting in Missouri), industry lost, communities decimated. We’ve got to quit making China rich & get good blue-collar jobs back in USA. This deal doesn’t do that. So I’m a no,” Hawley, who voted against the legislation, said in a statement Thursday.

Cruz said: “While there were some good elements to this deal, such as reclaiming some unspent Covid-19 funds, there were a lot of elements that were disappointing. I’m upset this agreement did not cut more, and I’m frustrated this agreement adds a lot to the debt in exchange for relatively few spending cuts.”



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Senate Votes To Overturn Biden’s Student Loan Giveaway

By The Daily Caller

Two Democrats and one Independent joined with all 48 present Senate Republicans on Thursday to pass a resolution blocking President Joe Biden’s plan to shift billions of dollars in student loans onto American taxpayers.

The Congressional Review Act resolution, introduced in the upper chamber by Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, would overturn the Department of Education’s 2022 move to forgive up to $20,000 in loans for some recipients. A companion resolution introducedby Republican Virginia Rep. Bob Good passedthe House in May, 218-203. Biden has pledged to veto the resolution.

Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, along with Independent Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, joined with Republicans.

By a vote of 52-46, the #Senate agreed to passage of H.J. Res. 45, Cassidy Student Loan Waivers CRA.

Democrats voting in favor: Senators Manchin & Tester
Independent voting in favor: Senator Sinema

Senators Bennett & Warner did not vote.

— Senate Press Gallery (@SenatePress) June 1, 2023

“We preserved the ability for folks who don’t have the income, who’ve lost their job, who took a low-paying job, to still be able to get relief for their student loans. What this repeals is the student loan pause, but also this kind of, it doesn’t matter who you are or whether you’re in need, those folks who are getting their student loans transferred to the backs of American taxpayers. It’s not forgiven, it’s transferred,” Cassidy said in a video ahead of the vote. “It’s a vote for fairness.”

Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress may pass resolutions of disapproval to block executive orders, although the resolutions are subject to presidential veto. All of Biden’s presidential vetoes have been of Congressional Review Act resolutions. (

Biden announced in August 2022 that the Department of Education would permanently forgive $10,000 in student loans for individuals making less than $125,000 a year and families making less than $250,000. Individuals on Pell grants are eligible for $20,000 of loan forgiveness. He claimed that a 9/11-era allowed him broad authority to forgive student loans for people impacted by the COVID-19 national emergency. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the move will cost taxpayers $400 billion over ten years.

The Fiscal Responsibility Act, passed in the House on Wednesday, ends the student loan payment moratorium that President Donald Trump began at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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The House Just Passed The Fiscal Responsibility Act. Here’s What’s In It

By The Daily Caller

The House of Representatives passed on Wednesday night the Fiscal Responsibility Act, which would raise the debt ceiling into January 2025.

The legislation, negotiated by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden, allows the federal government to take on unlimited debt through January 1, 2025. Both parties overwhelmingly supported the Fiscal Responsibility Act, with 165 Democrats and 149 Republicans voting in favor. Seventy-one Republicans and 46 Democrats opposed it. The Senate is planning to take up the legislation immediately, since the federal government will likely default on its debt on June 5.

Debt limit bill easily approved with big bipartisan majority in the House – next stop is the Senate.

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) June 1, 2023

As part of McCarthy and Biden’s negotiations, the two agreed on various provisions that will impact the federal budget over the next several years. Here’s what’s in the Fiscal Responsibility Act:

Debt ceiling increase:

The key provision of the Fiscal Responsibility Act suspends the debt ceiling through January 1, 2025. Unlike the House-passed Limit, Save, Grow Act, the Fiscal Responsibility Act does not raise the debt ceiling by a specific dollar amount. The Limit, Save, Grow Act would have raised the debt ceiling through March 2024 or by $1.5 trillion.

Critics of the Fiscal Responsibility Act like Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott have argued that the failure to affix a dollar amount to the debt ceiling effectively gives President Joe Biden “an open checkbook.” Others have placed the Fiscal Responsibility Act’s effective debt ceiling increase at $4 trillion.

Spending caps:

The Fiscal Responsibility Act caps non-defense discretionary spending at Fiscal Year 2022 levels for Fiscal Year 2024. It sets FY2024 non-defense discretionary spending at $704 billion, and the same category at $711 billion in FY2025. Defense discretionary spending will be set at $886 billion in FY2024 and $895 billion in FY2025. It also encourages Congress to pass appropriations bills for each of the 12 cabinet-level federal agencies by imposing sequestration if the individual bills are not passed.

“This bill, in year one, might cut $12 billion, if you just want to be generous,” Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, who opposes the legislation, said Tuesday. “The spending caps that are in this deal are something we were not supportive of and I will tell you that all the spending caps do is keep the post-COVID spending levels for the federal agencies intact.”

Permitting reform:

One provision requires the Secretary of the Army to approve all permits related to the Mountain Valley Pipeline within three weeks of the bill’s passage, a significant win for embattled Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Manchin attempted to pass permitting reform and get the pipeline approved in the 117th Congress, but a left-wing revolt killed his Energy Independence and Security Act. Several Democrats, including Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, have announced their opposition to the pipeline’s inclusion.

Other provisions, adopted from the Energy Independence and Security Act, require environmental impact assessments to be completed within one year and environmental impact statements within two years. Those limits amend the National Environmental Policy Act.

Funding clawbacks:

The Fiscal Responsibility Act claws back $28 billion in unspent COVID-19 stimulus funds. It also cuts $1.4 billion in IRS funding, and the White House and GOP leadership reportedly have a handshake agreement to redirect $20 billion more.



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‘Invasion’: Trump Vows To End Birthright Citizenship For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

By The Daily Caller

Former president and 2024 presidential contender Donald Trump pledged to end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday.

Trump vowed that on his first day in office, if he’s elected president, he will sign an executive order that the children of illegal immigrants won’t be eligible for citizenship, according to his social media video. A wave of illegal immigration began at the U.S.-Mexico border soon after Biden assumed the presidency, where federal authorities have recorded more than 5.3 million migrant encounters since January 2021.

“It’s things like this that bring millions of people to our country, and they enter our country illegally. My policy will choke off a major incentive for continued illegal immigration, deter more migrants from coming and encourage many of the aliens Joe Biden has unlawfully let into our country to go back to their home countries, they must go back, nobody could afford this, nobody could do this and even morally it’s so wrong,” Trump said.

#AGENDA47: President Trump’s plan to discourage illegal immigration by ENDING automatic citizenship for the children of illegal aliens.

— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) May 30, 2023

Trump also seeks to end “birth tourism” where pregnant women wait out the end of their pregnancies on U.S. soil to “jump the line” for green cards and bring other family members to the U.S., Trump said, adding that he will require at least one parent to be a citizen or lawful resident.

“Joe Biden has launched an illegal foreign invasion of our country allowing a record number of illegal aliens to storm across our borders. From all over the world they came,” Trump said. “Under Biden’s current policies, even though these millions of illegal border crossers have entered the country unlawfully, all of their future children will become automatic U.S. citizens, can you imagine? They’ll be eligible for welfare, taxpayer-funded health care, the right to vote, chain migration and countless other government benefits, many of which will also profit the illegal alien parents.”



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The Leftist Climate Hoax Agenda Is Buying Its Way Into The News

By The Geller Report

The news is a fiction much like your favorite episodic TV series. They manufacture a story, frame it, bring in the actors to sell it. Until America understands this, we are susceptible to manipulation and thought control.

By: Larry Behrens, The Federalist, May 30, 2023

Take a moment to consider the phrase “Joe Biden’s hard-hat environmentalism” that appeared in a recent Associated Press article. Examining Biden’s controversial energy policy and assigning it the positive spin of “hard-hat environmentalism” is something that makes sense as a White House press release or something from the Biden campaign, but not the AP, a purported objective carrier of the news.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident.

One recent analysis found AP stories mentioned the phrases “climate change,” “global warming,” and “Climate disaster” hundreds of times since receiving grants totaling $8 million in early 2022. The stated purpose of the money is to fund the AP’s “Climate Journalism Initiative,” which would employ 20 new reporters to “transform how the AP covers the climate story.”

Perhaps it also funded the story that gave us Biden’s hard-hat environmentalism?

In another example from the story, former top Clinton adviser John Podesta is heavily quoted in his role as overseer of the $369 billion for green energy from Biden’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act. The story fails to mention Podesta’s political operative past, including his unofficial title of “White House clean-up chief” during the Clinton years. Also quoted are the extreme eco-groups the Natural Resources Defense Council and Center for Biological Diversity. They are all given a lot of space in a story with a lot of reach.

As a wire service, the hard-hat rebranding from the AP will appear in thousands of newspapers across the world as news. We don’t know if the millions the AP received for climate coverage played a role in helping Biden rebrand his energy policy, and that’s precisely the point.

It is no secret that across the country, particularly in rural areas, newspapers are struggling to survive. It’s not unusual to walk into a small-town newspaper and find one person covering what used to be two or even three different full-time positions. The environmental left recognized this struggle and is now providing money and reporter reeducation to fill the void with its own version of the news.

It’s an ethically questionable but smart strategy that is paying immediate dividends.

As just one of many examples, the nationally recognized Poynter Institute recently offered $15,000 grants to reporters or newsrooms willing to cover the Great Lakes area with some eco-strings attached. Any reporter wanting in on the money will have to tell Poynter “A brief description of what they will probe, why they believe there is a story to be told, and how they plan to report the story.” Put another way, reporters must disclose what they cover and how they will cover it before the money flows.

The program receives “funding support” from the Joyce Foundation, and it didn’t take long to see who provides their support. According to documents filed with the IRS, none other than Bloomberg Philanthropies provided millions to Joyce — yes, as in billionaire and climate darling Michael Bloomberg.

By following the bouncing ball of eco-money, there’s a troubling pattern of a frontline journalism association offering grants to reporters, provided they disclose how they will report their stories, by using money that can be traced back to a billionaire with a big green agenda. If it all seems confusing, that’s because it was designed that way.

Proponents of the green movement are putting millions into grants to sneak content supportive of their agenda under the umbrella of news outlets. Sure, the first story or two may include a small disclaimer at the end noting how the story is part of a project funded by an organization. However, green funders put many layers between themselves and the final project to ensure their fingerprints are nowhere to be found.

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RINO McCarthy Caves On His Debt-Ceiling ‘Deal,’ He Sold Us Out

By The Geller Report

Apparently McCarthy was no match for the corrupt, diaper-wearing, cracked, child-sniffing mental patient.

WATCH: @RepChipRoy SLAMS the terrible deal to raise the debt ceiling

“Not one Republican should vote for this deal — it is a bad deal. No one sent us here to borrow an additional $4 trillion to get absolutely nothing in return.”

— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) May 30, 2023

McCarthy’s debt-ceiling deal with Biden comes up short on his vow to reign in IRS

By Miranda Devine, NY Post, May 28, 2023:

Kevin McCarthy trumpeted a debt-ceiling deal Sunday, but increasing debt another $4 trillion with minimal concessions is nothing to boast about.

To be fair, the House speaker has a razor slim majority and Republicans don’t control the Senate, where Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his sidekick Lindsey Graham have announced that the only thing they care about is Ukraine.

But McCarthy’s one deal breaker should have been his promise to defund President Biden’s massive $80 billion to turbocharge an already weaponized IRS.

This was the totemic centerpiece of his pitch to become speaker.

It was the most memorable promise of the Republicans’ midterm campaign to win back the House.

It struck a chord with voters, wary of funding a new “army” of armed IRS agents to harass middle-class families and small business owners and abuse their powers to target political dissidents, Soviet-style.

“Our very first bill will repeal the funding for 87,000 new IRS agents,” McCarthy vowed.

“You see, we believe government should be to help you, not go after you.”

Sure enough, the House voted 221-210 to repeal the extra IRS funding.

“Promises made,” the newly minted speaker said Jan. 9, banging the gavel on the first bill of the Republican-controlled House.

What about promises kept?

In the debt-ceiling deal outlined Sunday and due to be inked later this week, McCarthy has allowed the lion’s share of that extra IRS funding to remain unmolested: preserving $78.1 billion of the $80 billion.

Overpromising and underdelivering is what turns voters off the GOP.

You don’t mount a powerful six-month fear campaign about 87,000 new, armed IRS agents ready to break down people’s doors, and then meekly capitulate at the first sign of resistance.

Even if those fears were exaggerated, your credibility rests on delivering a lot more than 2% of what you promised.

In any case the fears about a weaponized IRS targeting Biden’s opponents are very real.

If anything, the IRS is worse today than it was during the Obama administration, when Lois Lerner presided over the targeted harassment of Tea Party groups and other conservatives.

Not a single IRS employee was held accountable for the scandal. Lerner retired on a full pension without even a slap on the wrist.

This is the same IRS which went after journalist Matt Taibbi last December, three weeks after he started reporting on the so-called “Twitter Files,” which revealed that censorship on the social-media platform had been coordinated by federal government agencies such as the FBI and CIA.

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RINOs will pass a do-nothing bill saying they don’t want 87,000 IRS agents knowing it’s DOA in the Senate

But when they actually have the leverage to get it done, they concede and keep 98% of the new IRS agents

They think we’re stupid

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The Great American Electric School Bus Boondoggle

By The Daily Caller

Washington, D.C. could use another fiscal hawk like the late Sen. William Proxmire of Wisconsin.

During his Senate career from 1957 to 1988, Proxmire instituted a regular Golden Fleece Award, with which he mocked “the biggest, most ridiculous or most ironic example of government spending.”

Among his infamous recipients was the Department of Justice, receiving the award for conducting a study on why prisoners desire to escape.

Another honoree was the U.S. Postal Service, spending $4 million on an ad campaign urging Americans to write more letters.

In today’s government borrow-and-spend climate, Proxmire would find an embarrassment of riches for his satirical accolades. Here’s one that would surely join the ranks:

In the hardy fishing, timber, and tourism town of Wrangell, Alaska, the school district had the idea to apply for a federal grant for a new electric school bus. With the Environmental Protection Agency distributing nearly $1 billion in these electric school bus grants last year, it was raining money.

In October, the Biden Administration awarded $395,000 to Wrangell for the purchase of the electric bus, intended to expedite the transition to zero-emission vehicles and foster “cleaner air in schools and neighboring communities.

Here’s the rub: Most students in this Alaska town can walk to school or catch a ride with an older sibling or parent who works at the school. Wrangell, with its 2,100 souls and only about 25 miles of road, has a school system serving 263 students and two school buses. And there are no neighboring communities in Wrangell, unless you get on a ferry or a plane.

As for the clean air aspect, Wrangell boasts some of the cleanest air in America. It’s situated in the middle of the nation’s largest national forest, the Tongass, which is the size of Virginia yet has a population of only 70,000 across its numerous islands and archipelagos. Between the millions of carbon-capturing trees and millions of acres of carbon-absorbing ocean, Wrangell is in a rainforest that is already on hydro power. It’s not belching much of anything into the air, which is swept clean by ocean breezes.

But somehow Wrangell, in spite of its voters’ overwhelming preference for President Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020, won a grant from the Biden Administration.

Its success was due to the fact that more northern communities in Alaska can’t use electric buses, as their batteries just don’t last in the cold winters, and the last thing communities need is to have a bus full of children break down in sub-zero blizzards. For most of Alaska, electric vehicles don’t make sense.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski was euphoric. After all, Wrangell is where her father, former Sen. Frank Murkowski, and his wife, Nancy, live. She brought home the bacon.

“Congratulations to the Wrangell School District for being a recipient of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Wrangell’s new electric school bus will enhance the district’s ability to operate efficient and safe bus routes. I am thrilled to witness Alaskan communities reaping the benefits of my bipartisan infrastructure law,” she said in a statement.

The projected cost of the new electric bus is $375,000, with an additional $20,000 designated for a charging station.

Thus, the nearly $400,000 to transport even half of those 263 students pencils out to $1,500 per student. That $400,000 amounts to 8% of the district’s annual $5 million operating budget.

This alone would qualify it for Proximire’s Golden Fleece Award, although “Golden Fleet” would also be appropriate.

But then, an unexpected hurdle arose: The EPA grant stipulates that the bus company must dispose of one of its diesel-fueled buses. Not a mere sale or decommissioning of the bus, but complete destruction was required.

Taylor Transportation, the company that has the bus contract in Wrangell, questioned the wisdom of destroying a perfectly functional school bus from its fleet.

With the clock ticking, the district approached the EPA with a proposal: Could Wrangell purchase a bus in another jurisdiction, destroy it, present evidence of its destruction to the federal agency, and subsequently qualify for the grant for the new electric bus?

The EPA saw no apparent obstacles to this unconventional workaround.

For the past few weeks, Wrangell scoured other states for a bus that fit EPA’s criteria, which includes that the bus must have served as a functional student transporter for the last two years.

In other words, the bus Wrangell buys and destroys cannot be the dilapidated remnants of a Burning Man excursion.

In addition, not just any method of destruction will suffice. The EPA has regulations governing the disabling of a diesel school bus—no cliffs can be involved, for instance.

Sen. Proxmire would revel in the circus that is this wasteful endeavor.

Within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, bizarre trinkets like this abound for every community across America, enough to keep Golden Fleece Awards going for years.

Regardless of party, we need more fiscal hawks like Proxmires and fewer spendthrift Murkowskis in the Senate.

We need senators who will put their foot down on wasteful spending, not put their foot on the gas for borrowing against the futures of our children.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the Daily Caller News Foundation.



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Republicans’ Common-Sense Demands Are Winning The Debt Ceiling Debate

By The Daily Caller

Republicans are winning the debt ceiling fight for two main reasons. First, the vast majority of Americans value and understand common sense. The issues being debated are spending decisions not unlike the ones hardworking folks have to deal with at their kitchen tables on any given night. This reality alone has made it very difficult for President Joe Biden and his allies in the biased mainstream media to manipulate the narrative.

It’s simply a matter of common sense to reform spending habits if you accumulate a mountain of debt, everyone knows that. It’s common sense to claw back unspent COVID emergency funds now that the pandemic is over. It’s common sense to require able-bodied adults to find work in exchange for getting welfare benefits. And it’s common sense to let the American people have another say about federal spending next year before the 2024 presidential election. These are the positions being championed by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy at the negotiating table.

The other reason for the GOP’s momentum as we hurl toward the June 5th default deadline is that President Biden’s overall approval rating is way under water and how Americans view his handling of the economy is even worse. Just 41 percent approve of the job President Biden is doing compared to 54 percent disapproving. And according to a new AP poll, on economic matters, an abysmal 33 percent approve of the president’s policies. President Biden has finally decided to negotiate — after months of arrogantly refusing to do so — because he’s been in Washington long enough to know who gets blamed for economic downturns during election years: the person sitting in the Oval Office.

Making Biden’s hand that much worse is the fact that House Republicans already passed a debt ceiling bill nearly a month ago. By just putting his plan on the table for all to see, Speaker McCarthy surprised his leftist adversaries and put them on the defensive. In response, Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrongly decided to offer more political gamesmanship instead of offering their own plan. Now people are coming to the conclusion that if the White House and Senate Democrats had operated in good faith, we wouldn’t be days away from going off the economic cliff due to a Biden-Schumer induced default.

But unfortunately, this is the modus operandi for career left-wing politicians like Biden and Schumer. Legislate from crisis to crisis, convince the lapdogs in the liberal media that a $31 trillion national debt isn’t something to worry about, and kick the can down the road for our children and grandchildren. It’s been refreshing to see McCarthy and the younger generation of House conservatives confront this failed mentality of the past. It’s flat out irresponsible to keep spending out of control like this. It took America 211 years to accrue $5 trillion of debt and only 23 years to tack on an additional $26 trillion. Anyone choosing not to see the enormity of this problem has no business serving in high office.

For Speaker McCarthy and his band of reformers in the U.S. House, now comes the hard part. Biden and those fighting to preserve business as usual are going to lie until they’re blue in the face. They’re going to say your responsible reforms are drastic; they’re going to make false assertions about entitlement programs; they’re going to throw it at all at the wall and see what sticks. But this is the time to stick to your guns. It’s been a long three years to get out from under the COVID pandemic and the American people desperately want to get back to normal and they expect their leaders to follow suit, particularly on matters involving federal spending.

We’re about to see if Joe Biden remembers what he said in his inaugural address just 28 months ago. “With unity we can do great things. Important things,” the president declared. We’re these just the hollow words of another out of touch career politician? We’re about to find out.



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Conservatives making these half-baked compromises year after year is exactly why we’re $31 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt right now.

Eventually it has to end!

— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 28, 2023

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Econ Expert on the GOP’s Debt Ceiling Hand: ‘We’re Holding Four Aces’

By Family Research Council

When members of Congress started boarding their flights home Thursday, not one of them knew how long they’d be gone. The possibility of a shorter-than-usual Memorial Day recess looms large as negotiators desperately try to hammer out a deal on the debt ceiling before June 1. “Every hour matters,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told ABC. “That’s why the White House has to become very serious about this.” To the average observer, it sounds ominous. But as Americans prep for the long weekend, plenty are wondering, how does any of this affect me?

Former congressman Dave Brat, who has a Ph.D. in economics, gets that question a lot. But first, he told “Washington Watch” guest host Jody Hice, it’s important to understand one thing: “It’s impossible to default.” You’ll never hear that in the mainstream media, he explained, but “we have way more money [available]. A default means you default on the U.S. Treasury Bond. If we ever defaulted on the U.S. Treasury, we’d all be fishing under a bridge with Frodo,” the dean of Liberty University’s School of Business joked. “It would be the end of Western civilization. So that’s not even in play.”

All of this hysteria, Brat says, stems from the “word games” the Left and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen are playing. “What she’s talking about is paying all the bills for all Democratic spending. That may not happen, and that’s not a big deal. You just prioritize your spending in order. But we have plenty of money to pay off any interest on the debt in treasuries. And so, the American treasury holder doesn’t need to be worried about that.”

That doesn’t mean this isn’t a critical moment for our country, Brat explained. Right now, the Democratic-run Senate doesn’t have a budget plan. House Republicans do. “So all the leverage is on the Republican side right now.” And what does the GOP want? To cut spending. President Joe Biden and his party have, so far, flatly refused. But we’re on the verge of having $50 trillion dollars in debt to “hand off to the kids in 10 years,” Brat warns. With an interest rate of 5%, taxpayers are looking at $2.5 trillion a year just in interest payments. “That’s three times the U.S. military budget right now,” he emphasized, and none of it pays down the actual debt.

In other words, “there are $2 trillion deficits for the next 10 years around the necks of the kids. Everybody knows this, but the mainstream press will not cover any of [it],” Brat shook his head. To deal with that, “our friends [in the House] Freedom Caucus, who are being called every nasty word there is — ‘MAGA Republicans,’ ‘Republican extremists’ — they want to trim $4 trillion off of the $50 trillion in debt.” We’re not talking about a radical amount, he insisted. America would still be $46 trillion in debt in a decade. So it should be “an easy case to make to the American people” that we need to start trimming back.

As Hice pointed out, “We’re talking numbers that are astronomical that no one can even imagine [them].” And that’s part of the problem, Brat agreed. Another problem is that most people are too comfortable borrowing themselves. “The American consumer right now is $17 trillion in debt. Consumers have $1 trillion in credit card debt, $1.5 trillion in college loan debt. We’re in debt up to our eyeballs. And we’ve got a recession coming up, another financial crisis caused by the Federal Reserve for their mismanagement.”

By keeping the interest rate at 0% for a decade, the Fed has done the country a major disservice. [They’re] in a tough bind,” he explained, “[because] they basically want inflation, so they can pay the debt back with cheaper dollars. And so that’s where we stand.”

But this idea that we’re going to default on the total spending package, on $50 trillion, is baloney. “There’s no way,” Brat insisted. Even so, both sides need to come together on the debt ceiling, and Republicans “have the moral high ground for a change.” All they have to do is “tell the American people the basic facts, and you win.”

Changing America’s spending habits is “a hard, hard fight,” Brat agreed. “So you better fight now while we’ve got the leverage.” Remember, he went on, “Our team passed a bill. The Senate has not. Everything is on our side. Biden said. ‘I’m not going to negotiate. I don’t care’ and thumbed his nose at the whole thing. … But we need to hold strong. It’s time to take care of the American people and the kids. The liberals say they care about the kids. Fifty trillion dollars in debt means otherwise. They do not care about the kids.”

At least GOP leaders seem to understand the stakes, Hice said. “I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a time where the Republicans [have appeared so] unified. … Literally in the hands of Republicans right now is the tool to roll back out-of-control spending.” But will Republicans hold together?

“Yeah,” Brat replied. “If they do not, they will cease to be a party,” he warned. “We’re holding four aces.”


Suzanne Bowdey

Suzanne Bowdey serves as editorial director and senior writer at The Washington Stand.

EDITORS NOTE: This Washington Stand column is republished with permission. All rights reserved. ©2023 Family Research Council.

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INSIDE LOOK: Photos From Inside ROW NYC Hotel Housing Up to 5,000 Illegal Immigrants in NYC

By The Geller Report

One only has to look to history to see the fatal course America has taken under the Democrats, the party of the modern day Barbarians and Vandals.

Like Rome, our downfall is a very much a result of catastrophic failures:

  • In Rome, invasions by Barbarian tribes. In America, invasion at the border.
  • In Rome, Economic troubles and overreliance on slave labor. In America, economic trouble and the over reliance on Chinese slave labor.
  • In Rome, the rise of the Eastern Empire, In America, the rise of China.
  • In Rome, overexpansion and military overspending, In America, endless foreign wars, foreign spending and the debt.
  • In Rome, government corruption and political instability. In America, government corruption and political instability.
  • In Rome, Christianity and the loss of traditional values. In America, godlessness and the loss of traditional values

INSIDE LOOK: Photos from the inside of the ROW NYC, a hotel housing up to 5,000 illegal immigrants in NYC.

INSIDE LOOK: Photos from the inside of the ROW NYC, a hotel housing up to 5,000 illegal immigrants in NYC.

My whistleblower shared that the migrants have daily housekeeping but the rooms are always trashed and alcohol and drugs are a constant issue:

— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) May 24, 2023


Pamela Geller


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Radical Jayapal Threatens ‘Huge Backlash…in the Streets’ if Biden Negotiates Budget Cuts

By Discover The Networks

During ongoing talks to raise the debt ceiling, radical Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) told CNN on Tuesday that any cuts to wasteful spending, including obsolete pandemic funding, would bring a backlash in the streets.

Although the White House claimed Biden would not negotiate with Republicans on reducing wasteful spending, the administration engaged with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on spending cuts, an idea that enraged the far left.

“I think there would be a huge backlash from our entire House democratic caucus, certainly the progressives — but also in the streets,” Jayapal  warned.

She tried to couch her statement by pinning Biden to the previously passed reckless spending that fueled systemic inflation.

“It’s important we don’t take steps back from the very strong agenda that president himself shepherd and led over the past two years,” she said.

Pramila Jayapal

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In January 2019, Jayapal stated that President Trump’s “ultimate goal is … to make America pure in the sense of not having immigrants, not having folks of color here and shutting down every form of legal immigration.…”  Trump’s policies, she said, were “deeply offensive” to the “soul” and “psyche” of “people of color” who “are seeking asylum [and] who can no longer can get in, even though it’s legal to seek asylum, and not just at a legal port of entry.”

To learn more about Pramila Jayapal, click here.


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Bolting Blue Cities: Major Firms Vow To LEAVE Chicago Amid WOKE Policies, High Crime, Higher Taxes

By The Geller Report

Chicago’s new woke mayor is signed in and vows to tax the rich and big business to pay for progressive agenda – as major firms vow to PULL OUT of city (Daily Mail)

  • Mayor Brandon Johnson beat out more moderate Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas this month to earn the spot
  • On a podcast, the CEO of the country’s foremost financial derivatives exchange voiced distaste over taxes planned by the 47-year-old former union organizer
  • Speaking roughly 24 hours before a ceremony that will see Johnson succeed his similarly aligned predecessor, Terry Duffy said CME Inc. is set to leave the city

Companies are already vowing to leave Chicago over additional taxes promised by its new mayor – a progressive newcomer tasked with addressing the city’s dwindling image under predecessor Lori Lightfoot.

Sworn in early Monday, Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson beat out more moderate Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas earlier this month to earn the hallowed spot – something business leaders like CME Group Inc are already peeved about.

CME CEO Duffy Says Firm Is Prepared to Leave Chicago ‘If We Had To’

‘Ill-conceived policy’ could see the exchange’s leases voided.

CME Group Inc. is prepared to leave Chicago if the city and state take steps that are perceived as “ill-conceived,” Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy said in an interview.

Duffy’s remarks, made in an episode of the Odd Lots podcast, come as Mayor Brandon Johnson is being sworn into office after proposing additional taxes, including one on financial transactions, to help boost the city’s revenue. That plan was fiercely opposed by Chicago’s exchanges and investment firms. A higher levy would also require state approval to pass.

“Mr. Johnson has no legal authority to impose a transaction tax on my business,” said Duffy, adding that fighting crime should be a bigger focus for the new mayor. He also shouldn’t “get too bogged down on how he’s going to short-term think he’s go……

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Pamela Geller

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No, You Can’t Invoke the 14th Amendment to Raise the Debt Ceiling

By Family Research Council

Earlier this month, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned the U.S. could run out of money to pay its bills by June 1 if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling. This has led to a game of chicken between the White House and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

President Biden has demanded Congress pass legislation that raises the debt ceiling without any changes to the way the federal government spends money. House Republicans passed a budget bill that would raise the debt ceiling but would also return government spending to 2022 levels. In addition, citing the fact that Social Security is on pace to be insolvent by 2035, the Republican spending plan proposes modifications to Social Security that would increase its chances of long-term sustainability. The White House has opposed all of it.

Instead of compromising with the majority of Republicans in the House, some on the Left have come up with a theory that would allow them to act unilaterally. In fact, Senate Democrats held a press conference encouraging President Biden to “invoke the 14th Amendment” so they can raise the debt ceiling without the involvement of the Congress.

As a matter of habit, the U.S. spends more money than we bring in. As a result, we’re forced to borrow money each month to pay the bills, which means that next month’s bill is always higher than last month’s bill. The U.S. debt is now over $31 trillion dollars, which represents more than $94,000 per citizen. It was only $12 trillion in 2010.

Because of our habitual overspending, Congress routinely considers legislation to raise the debt ceiling. In fact, Congress has raised the debt limit 13 times since 2000. Despite our familiarity with debt limit debates, no one has ever proposed “invoking the 14th Amendment” as a way of raising the debt limit before. The reason no one has ever proposed it before is because it’s nonsense.

The 14th Amendment does many things, but the relevant section for this discussion is Section 4, which says:

“The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations, and claims shall be held illegal and void.”

The 14th Amendment was passed right after the Civil War in 1868 and sought to put the issues of the Civil War in the past in several ways. It clarified that all people, regardless of their skin color, would enjoy equal protection under the law. In addition, to avoid any attempts to revive the struggle, it prohibited civil and military officers who had supported the Confederacy from holding any state or federal office again. Most relevant to this discussion, it also said the debts of the Union “shall not be questioned” but the Union was not going to pay the debts of the Confederacy.

Now, you have most Democrats in the U.S. Senate claiming that this language — which was unambiguously a promise to pay Union debt but not Confederate debt — somehow gives President Biden the power to ignore Congress when it comes to debt ceiling legislation in 2023.

While this interpretation is absurd on its face, it’s worth remembering the Supreme Court was recently convinced the word “sex” actually means “gender identity,” and by extension the word “woman” actually means “anyone who wants to be a woman.” Once you’ve accepted the progressive claim that language can mean anything you want it to mean, the only limits to the Constitution are the limits to your creativity.

To be fair, even if there was an attempt to “invoke the 14th Amendment” to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling, legal challenges would follow and the Supreme Court would likely halt the effort as the unconstitutional abuse of power it would be.

The good news is, there are points of agreement in this debate. Both the president and Congress agree a default on U.S. debt would be terrible. But whatever the problem is, consolidating political power into the hands of one man and destroying the checks and balances our system is built upon is not the solution.

If Democrats doubt this, they would do well to remember that once upon a time, they didn’t love the president, and that guy is trying to be president again. If they don’t want to live in a world where a crazy old guy is doing whatever he wants from the White House, they shouldn’t try to create a world in which a crazy old guy is allowed to do whatever he wants in the White House.


Joseph Backholm

Joseph Backholm is Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council.

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VIDEO: Watch as Biden Uses Buses To Transport Illegal Aliens Into America

By Dr. Rich Swier

We have been writing about Biden’s not only opening the border but now we have video of buses being used in the dead of night to transport illegals into our nation by DHS.

WATCH: Biden’s Border Invasion.

Historian and Opinion Editor for the Daily Caller Michele Gama Sosa in an article titled The GOP Is Clueless To The Dems’ Sinister Immigration Agenda — And It Has Nothing To Do With Elections wrote,

The GOP has been very good at diagnosing the problems we will face from the illegal migrant invasion following the end of Title 42. Americans will pay more taxes while seeing cartel activity, gang violence, and other crime skyrocket. Housing and healthcare will become scarcer and more expensive, and the labor market will worsen as a larger labor supply suppresses American wages.

Republicans have mostly attacked the Democrats’ plan to create a “permanent majority” or accused them of enabling crime. Ultimately, this short-sighted approach focuses on the short-term electoral game. As usual, the Democrats and their handlers hide their true intentions, and the GOP is none the wiser.

The final Democrat goal is to turn America into a communist state in which Washington and its mega-corporate partners control every aspect of life. But Americans increasingly realize they are better off controlling their own affairs. So what is Uncle Sam to do?

Enter a pair of 60s radicals from Columbia University. Professors Richard Cloward and Frances Piven taught at the Ivy League university during Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and Great Society. In 1966, they argued that Johnson’s welfare program was not going far enough because most welfare was the purview of state and local authorities. In order to get everyone on the federal teat, a crisis had to be created to give the feds the excuse to step in. Their proposal was to have massive numbers of poor people overwhelm local and state governments that they would beg Uncle Sam for help.

This general idea is the long-term strategy behind mass immigration.

If the Democrats cannot get Americans to accept a neo-communist, technocratic, oligarchic state run by billionaires and their political marionettes, they will import those who will. And the masses of impoverished foreigners, who are already accustomed to socialism and heavy-handed government, are the perfect trojan horse.

AOC may be dumb, but the people behind her aren’t. They want to overwhelm their own cities – and then everywhere else. They know that if NYC and Chicago can’t handle migrants, then the rural counties these cities are shipping migrants to definitely won’t – let alone the 750 million people who want to come here. The only entity left to pick up the tab is the federal government (in practice, this means you), which will use demographic chaos, poverty, and declining standards of living as a pretext to “save” the day. Coincidentally, Eric Adams has called for just that.

Read more.

These illegals are now being bussed across America and filling up our cities, causing a crisis which Biden and his administration will then declare a national emergency and take over the care of these illegals all at our expense. This will not only increase the national debt but will cause services for legal citizens to decline and even be denied. We are already seeing how this is impacting America’s veterans.

The invasion will continue so long as Biden is in office. The Republicans have yet to effectively stop it. The question is why?

The key question in the 2024 GOP presidential primary is: Which candidate can and will stop and reverse this?

©2023. Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.


Leaked video reveals Joe Biden’s ‘hush hush’ migrant invasion

You Won’t Believe What Biden’s Doing at the Border Now – Watch



Biden admin plans to allow for the release of some migrants into the U.S. with no way to track them.

Instead of enforcing U.S. immigration laws, Biden is enabling mass catch and release.

America is a nation of laws. This must end.

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 11, 2023

NEW: Security video from a contact in Eagle Pass, TX shows a large group of migrants crossing illegally onto private property this morning. Crossings have been down big in Texas last few days, but are expected to rise again as cartels/smugglers figure out the post T42 border.

— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 16, 2023

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The Ongoing Californication of America

By Wallace Bruschweiler

History is replete with political/cultural movements. For example The Renaissance during the 15th and 16th Centuries. Now, fast forward to today and we are eyewitnesses to a massive out-migration from California due, in large measure to the Marxism that has infected California’s politics since the 1960s. Recall, however, in earlier times, California’s politics were guided by the Conservatism of the Hispanics who held land grants from the Spanish Conquistadores, and were guided by the Conservatism of the high-born Mexicans who followed in the footprints of the Conquistadores.

Unfortunately for California’s Middle Class of today, the turmoil of the 1960s began a slow but steady seismic shift from Conservatism downward into sanctuary-welfare-state Marxism. When Ronald Reagan left for Washington in November 1980, the last vestige of Conservatism left with him.

Consequently, California’s once-comfortable Middle Class can no longer afford high taxes on their homes, auto gas, electricity, natural gas, and groceries. The Golden State is left with the rich in Silicon Valley and Hollywood and the poor in the agricultural water-starved Inland Empire between the Coastal Ranges and the Arizona and Nevada deserts. Consequently, between 2007 and 2016, California lost over one million residents to Texas, Nevada, Arizona and other lower-tax states.

Inexplicably, some of the fleeing Californians bring their socialist politics into other states, such as Colorado, and that begins the Californication thereof, sending property and other tax rates to unaffordable levels, prompting another wave of out-migration to states like Florida and Texas.

But there may be a much larger movement at work of which Californication is merely a symptom. Looking down from Mount Olympus, we may be seeing a massive effort to marginalize the values of people born in the 20th Century and maximize the values of people born in the 21st Century.

Recall, the 20th Century contained The Greatest Generation that fought and won WWII and the Silent Generation that continued the values of the Greatest Generation were all born in the 20th Century. The Boomer Generation, that rejected those values during the Vietnam War, was born in the 21st Century. And there is a culture gap.

Ask a 20th Century person about Bluetooth and the more educated would tell you that Harald Bluetooth was a Scandinavian king who ruled between 920 and 987 B.C. A 21st Century person would more likely tell you that Bluetooth is a short-wave system for wireless headphones.

Carried to its ultimate terrible conclusion, the Californication Movement will divide the United States into Liberal Blue States and Conservative Red States. Unfortunately, Californication has a not-so-secret weapon: the one-person-one-vote concept which, combined with increasing urbanization, will eventually lead to a U.S. House of Representatives with a vast majority coming from the most-liberal U.S. cities and states. Recall, only the House has to power to tax, As Chief Justice John Marshall said, “The power to tax is the power to destroy.”

Granted the non-urban areas will produce the food. But the big cities, with all the tax money, can hire armed mercenaries to confiscate the food. As Chairman Mao Zedong said, “Political power flows out of the barrel of a gun.” Readers would be well-advised to find all this very scary.

NB: Currently, California faces a $31.5 billion dollar budget deficit.

Suggested reading: McCulloch vs. Maryland, 1819. Quotations from Chairman Mao (Vest Pocket Edition), 1969.

©2023. William Hamilton. All rights reserved.

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Weaponized IRS Removes Entire Team Investigating Hunter Biden

By The Geller Report

The more the Democrat party is exposed for their criminal, treasonous actions, the more brazen and emboldened they get. How long does America sit by and watch while the greatest nation on earth is set ablaze?

IRS removes investigative team from Hunter Biden probe in move whistleblower calls ‘clearly retaliatory’

By Steven Nelson, NY Post, May 15, 2023:

WASHINGTON — The IRS on Monday removed the “entire investigative team” from its long-running tax fraud probe of first son Hunter Biden in alleged retaliation against the whistleblower who recently contacted Congress to allege a cover-up in the case, The Post has learned.

The purge allegedly was done on the orders of the Justice Department, the whistleblower’s attorneys informed congressional leaders in a letter.

“Today the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Supervisory Special Agent we represent was informed that he and his entire investigative team are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation of the high-profile, controversial subject about which our client sought to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress. He was informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice,” Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt wrote.

The whistleblower, who supervised the Hunter Biden probe since early 2020, hasn’t publicly identified the first son as the subject of the case that he says is being brushed under the rug, but congressional sources confirmed it.

“On April 27, 2023, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means. He testified: ‘I can say without any hesitation there will be no retaliation for anyone making an allegation or a call to a whistleblower hotline.’ However, this move is clearly retaliatory and may also constitute obstruction of a congressional inquiry,” the lawyers went on.

Keep reading.


Pamela Geller


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Biden Ends Title 42 – Ramping Up The Immigration Delivery System

By Michael Cutler

The goal is obvious.

After several reprieves the Biden Administration finally ended Title 42 on My 11, 2023.

Just about a year ago as the end of Title 42 appeared imminent I wrote an article worth revisiting:  Title 42 and Chaos on the Border

In that article, among other issues I provided information that appeared in a Judicial Watch report about how NGO (Non Government Organizations) were reaping huge government contracts to provide services of unknown millions of illegal aliens, calling into question the notion of referring to NGOs as “Nonprofits.”

The actions and policies of the Biden administration that pertain to immigration are utterly impossible to comprehend.

Our immigration laws, contrary to the lies of the globalists and Radical Leftists, have nothing to do with race, religion, ethnicity or bigotry and xenophobia but about protecting public health, national security, public safety and the jobs and wages of American and lawful alien workers.

A review of  8 U.S. Code § 1182 (Inadmissible aliens).will make the purpose, importance and reasonableness of our nation’s immigration laws crystal clear.

The enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws profoundly impacts nearly every challenge and threat America and Americans face in this especially dangerous era beginning with national security and public safety.

My recent article addressed my concerns about how the Biden administration’s immigration policies are great exacerbating the threats America faces from foreign terrorist organizations, particularly since the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.  I urge you to read my article: Multiple Biden Calamities Make 9/11 Commission Report ‘Required Reading’

The primary shared mission of the military services of the united States is to keep America’s enemies as far from our shores as possible.  Up close and in persons, that vital mission falls to the Coastguard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The 9/11 Commission, to which I provided testimony, was convened in the wake of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 to identify the vulnerabilities that the 19 hijacker/terrorist exploited in order to enter the united States to carry out their deadly attacks to make certain that those vulnerabilities were addressed to prevent future such attacks.

The 9/11 Commission looked back to the decade leading up to the 9/11 terror attacks to try to leave no stone unturned.

The Commission determined that in each case multiple failures of the immigration system enabled international terrorist to easily enter the united States on multiple occasions utilizing a number of ploys and were subsequently able to “hide in plain sight” by acquiring false or altered identity documents such s driver’s licenses and committing immigration fraud as they went about their deadly preparations.

The Executive Summary of the Final 9/11 Commission Report included this excerpt:

Permeable Borders and Immigration Controls

There were opportunities for intelligence and law enforcement to exploit al Qaeda’s travel vulnerabilities. Considered collectively, the 9/11 hijackers

• included known al Qaeda operatives who could have been watchlisted;

• presented passports manipulated in a fraudulent manner;

• presented passports with suspicious indicators of extremism;

• made detectable false statements on visa applications;

• made false statements to border officials to gain entry into the United States; and

• violated immigration laws while in the United States.

Neither the State Department’s consular officers nor the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s inspectors and agents were ever considered full partners in a national counterterrorism effort. Protecting borders was not a national security issue before 9/11.

The attorneys and federal agents who were assigned to the 9/11 Commission staff produced an official report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel – Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

This report focused specifically on the ability of the terrorists to travel around the world, enter the United States and ultimately embed themselves in the United States as they went about their deadly preparations and carry out an attack.  The preface of this report begins with the following paragraph:

It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.

Page 61 contained this passage:

Exploring the Link between Human Smugglers and Terrorists 

In July 2001, the CIA warned of a possible link between human smugglers and terrorist groups, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and Egyptian Islamic Jihad.149   Indeed, there is evidence to suggest that since 1999 human smugglers have facilitated the travel of terrorists associated with more than a dozen extremist groups.150  With their global reach and connections to fraudulent document vendors and corrupt government officials, human smugglers clearly have the “credentials” necessary to aid terrorist travel. 

This paragraph is found on page 98 under the title “Immigration Benefits:”

Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.

Alejandro Mayorkas is the chief architect of the Biden Administration’s immigration policies and played a similarly major role when he served the Obama administration including the creation of DACA (Deferred Action, Childhood Arrivals).

In an earlier article, Providing Former Taliban Associates with Visas and Asylum: The Biden administration continues its assault on U.S. national security I stated:

Putting Mayorkas in charge of DHS is the equivalent of putting an arsonist in charge of the fire department!

Therefore it could be said that the termination of title 42 by the Biden administration is the metaphorical equivalent of pouring an accelerant onto a raging fire!

Aliens whose identities cannot be determined or verified are being released into the United States with no regard as their actual backgrounds or potential links to criminal or terrorist organizations.

Many of these aliens have not even been given any paperwork by DHS and those aliens who have hearing dates will not be required to show up in immigration court form many years.  At present, such aliens in New York City are getting hearing dates that are more than ten years from now.

As the human tsunami of aliens growing by the day, it is likely that it won’t be long before hearing dates will stretch even further into the future.

Now I as you to consider the quote I provided previously from the 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel:

In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.

Terrorists will have a decade or longer to hide in plain sight as they prepare deadly terror attacks.

In this deadly game of “Hide and Seek” those who seek our demise won’t have to make much of an effort to hide because without meaningful interior enforcement, exacerbated by insane “sanctuary” policies of Radical Leftist mayors and governors there are no resources to enforce our immigration laws.  (Not that Biden or Mayorkas would actually enforce our immigration laws.).

Furthermore, I have yet to hear leaders in the Republican Party call for ramping up interior enforcement- all they want to focus on is the Borer Patrol, whose mission ends when alien move from the borders of the United States to the interior of the United States.

Additionally, while the media focuses on the Southern Border, in reality, liens and contraband flow into the United States along our northern border, and along our nation’s 95,000 miles of coastline.  Aliens, including criminals and terrorists also enter through America’s international airports.  This was, in fact, one of the major findings of the 9/11 Commission.

This was the point to my article: Crisis On The Southern Border: Only The Tip of Biden’s Immigration Iceberg

Here is something for you to contemplate.  Law enforcement officers who are involved in a shooting, doctors who are accused of making serious or deadly mistakes, motorists who are involved in serious accidents, airline pilots who are involved in a crash or serious mishaps all face thorough investigations and the potential for serious- perhaps life-altering consequences.  They may lose their jobs, and or their licenses, they may be sued and they may even face criminal prosecutions and lengthy jail sentences.

Politicians, however are almost never held accountable for their decisions even when people, frequently, many people, lose their lives as a direct result of the decisions blithely made by our political elite with impunity and utter contempt for We the People.

This is hardly consistent with President Lincoln’s aspirational view of the government of the United States as being purportedly, “Of the People, by the People and for the People.”

©2023 Michael Cutler. All rights reserved.

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Border Flood: How Did We Get to This Point?

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US

The end of Title 42 COVID restrictions today is expected to bring a flood of illegal aliens trying to cross the southern border.  Illegal border crossings have been exceeding 10,000 a day in anticipation.  How did we get to this point?

To hear the Biden administration tell it, the border is secure and a new rule will make people crossing illegally at other than approved entry points ineligible for asylum.  This nod to border enforcement is just for show and completely meaningless, as I will demonstrate in a minute.

But to answer the question how we got to this point, the answer is the Biden administration’s open borders policies and unconstitutional refusal to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.  In previous commentaries, I’ve documented more than three dozen policy changes the Biden administration has made to open the border.  Today, I add a dozen more:

  • Joe Biden said he would veto the House Republican border security bill that would end catch-and-release and build the wall so, right off the bat, you know he isn’t serious about securing the border
  • a federal judge ruled Joe Biden’s ‘catch and release’ policy is unlawful and rebuked Biden for policies that have reduced the border into a “meaningless line in the sand” 
  • White House domestic policy advisor Susan Rice was aware the administration was releasing thousands of unaccompanied migrant children into the country, but deliberately failed to act despite calls to do so
  • Biden’s policy has been one of accommodation, not enforcement.  Biden’s DHS gave $332 million to left-wing nonprofits and Democrat-run cities to resettle illegal aliens
  • DHS released hundreds of illegal aliens from detention to accommodate the flood of new arrivals expected with the end of Title 42 COVID restrictions
  • the phony baloney sending of 1,500 troops to the border is not for enforcement, but to roll out the ‘welcome wagon’ and process new arrivals into the country more quickly
  • the flood of illegal aliens is now being accommodated further as the Biden administration is releasing illegal aliens into the interior without court dates or tracking
  • DHS ran out the clock on Trump’s border wall, leaving billions of dollars in construction money unspent
  • the administration undermined an enforcement action in El Paso by publicly announcing the raids, first
  • the administration restricted the use of surveillance balloons at the border
  • the annual ICE report shows significant cuts to immigration enforcement in the interior compared to the Trump years.  This is part of ICE’s ‘sanctuary country’ policy that protects illegal aliens from deportation.  Deportation numbers are way down.
  • and last, but not least, Joe Biden announced plans to expand Obamacare to accommodate DACA recipient DREAMERs. 

Now back to Joe Biden’s new asylum rules:  Excuse me, if I view Biden’s new asylum policy with a jaundiced eye, given the dozen new open borders policies I just mentioned.  First, illegal aliens have to be caught to lose their right to claim asylum, but everybody knows most illegal aliens get away and are never apprehended.  Second, the new rule is “riddled with exceptions”, 22 Republican state attorneys general have said.  One exception big enough to drive a truck through is the fact the rule does not apply to designated legal pathways for illegal aliens to enter the country.  So the rule won’t apply to illegal aliens coming through one of the more than 100 processing centers the Biden administration is building in other countries throughout the Western hemisphere.  So, many more will be flown in, asylum claims intact.  Same goes for approved border crossing points.  The rule also doesn’t apply to unaccompanied minors, claimed medical emergencies, illegal aliens scheduling an appointment through the mobile phone app, or those aliens arguing ‘other circumstances’ if they can talk fast enough.  Overall, the new policy is a shell game and the Biden administration’s orientation remains one of accommodation, not enforcement. 

Do not be deceived.

©2023 Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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The U.S. Marine Corps: Missing in Action

By Center For Security Policy

US Marine Corps Commandant General David Berger told a United States Congressional committee the other day that he had let down the “combatant commander.” The United States Marines Corps were unable to have Marines in position to assist US citizens during the ongoing fighting in Sudan and to provide assistance after a recent earthquake in Turkey.

But he’s not quite right. He also let down his nation.

The backbone of the Marine Corps’ global rapid response to crises is the three Marine Expeditionary Units/Amphibious Ready Groups (MEU/ARG) that are constantly “floating” worldwide. These are generally made up of three amphibious ships (the ARG) and a couple thousand Marines (the MEU) with all their hardware, weapons, and aircraft.

They are just as capable of saving lives as they are of taking them.

The MEU that should have been on hand to respond to Sudan and Turkey was in North Carolina. Thus, it had left the region uncovered.

In the event, the United States flew in a rescue force of Navy SEALs from Djibouti to evacuate the 75 or so Embassy personnel and dependents from Khartoum. It was a success.

As for the other thousands of American citizens in Sudan, the US government’s response to shelter in place or get yourself out was the equivalent of, “see ya … wouldn’t want to be ya.”

Blame it on the US Navy

The French and the British did better at getting in and assisting. And the Chinese did too. Indeed, Global Times crowed about the Chinese Navy‘s efforts to evacuate over 1300 Chinese from Sudan — and other nations’ citizens as well.

This was a far cry from the days when Americans overseas knew that the Marines would be coming. And the local authorities — or warlords — did as well.

Read the Commandant’s statements and it’s the US Navy to blame as it hasn’t provided (or built) enough amphibious ships to transport the Marines.

Make no mistake, the “amphib navy” is not the US Navy’s fair-haired child. Spending money on amphibious ships is only done grudgingly.

But in this case, the Navy might argue a degree of confusion about what the Marine Corps wanted. A year or two ago it seemed the Commandant and the Marines just wanted 30 new light amphibious warships.

The idea was these ships would be used to shuttle Marines and supplies to and from their island hideouts in the Western Pacific. There, they would watch for Chinese ships in the event of war.

Force Design 2030 — the Commandant’s plan to remake the Marine Corps — was the primary focus.

Gen Berger’s Judgment Called to Question

And anyway, amphibious assault wasn’t something Marines would be doing anymore. It was old-school. And probably not even possible, given today’s persistent surveillance from satellites and drones. Not to mention long-range weaponry.

One knowledgeable observer said it makes sense if you believe in:

Gen. Berger’s Strategic Vision, [which] is to get out of the business of forcible amphibious landings. “That is sooo WWII …. The PLA have missiles you know… We now have cyber…did well in defense of Wake Island…. We are NOT another US Army…America doesn’t need ANOTHER air force in addition to USAF and Naval Air ー too expensive you know. 

Now the Commandant is complaining he hasn’t got enough full-sized “amphibs” to do operations like Turkey and Sudan. No kidding.

A Retired Insider’s Perspective

One retired Marine put it thus:

Gen. Berger’s testimony for 30 of those Light Amphibious Warships at $300 million [USD] per copy — which were to flit among the islands but withdraw from the [area of operations] in the event of armed conflict — really shook confidence in his professional military judgment. [In the Department of Navy as well as Congress.]

In the waning days of his office, for him to now claim, “What I meant to say was I really really need those full-up 31 Amphib big decks….” just doesn’t resonate.  

Meanwhile, Beijing ‘Gets It’

It almost seems as if the Commandant and his advisors forgot about the things that a military service has to do in peacetime. You need to be able to do things that you would not or could not do in wartime — but are essential.

Non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO) — think Sudan — are a main one. And so are humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) — think Turkey. To do these, the MEU/ARG, and enough of them afloat, are a prerequisite. This requires amphibious ships.

The Navy hasn’t got enough of them, which means the Marines don’t either. And thus the MEU (the Marine part of the amphibious task force) was sitting in North Carolina when the nation needed it in the Mediterranean and East Africa.

It’s humiliating. Marines are supposed to be “most ready when the nation is least ready.”

Read more.

Originally published by Japan-Forward


Grant Newsham

Senior Fellow.

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Convicted MAN Who Raped Children To Be Sent to Woman’s Prison After Changing Pronouns to ‘She/Her’ During Sentencing

By The Geller Report

A man convicted of the horrific sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl abruptly changed his pronouns to “she/her” while being sentenced to life in federal prison for the crime.

Every convicted rapists will be declaring themselves ‘women.’

America is sick to its very soul.

Convicted Pedophile Changes Pronouns To “She/Her” During Sentencing For Abuse Of 7-Year-Old Child

By Anna Slatz, Redux News, April 28, 2023:

Content Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of child sexual abuse as reported in court testimony. Reader discretion is appreciated.

A convicted pedophile appears to have declared a transgender identity while being sentenced for the horrific sexual abuse of a young girl.

On February 23, Robert William Perry II was sentenced to life in federal prison following a conviction for the aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. The victim, a 7-year-old girl for whom Perry was responsible, was abused over the course of one year while in Perry’s care.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Perry would coerce the girl into performing sex acts in exchange for candy, toys, and the opportunity to play video games in what Perry termed as a “man cave,” a closet where he regularly played video games and watched pornography. The abuses took place from 2017 to 2018 on the Muscogee Nation reserve in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The child eventually divulged some of the details of her ordeal to a school friend, and the conversation was overheard by another student who immediately went to a teacher and reported what she had heard. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services was contacted, and the victim was interviewed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. The girl was hesitant to speak about what had happened because Perry had told her to “keep secrets,” but she would go on to draw pictures of what had happened to her.

Perry was initially arrested and charged in 2018 and he was convicted in an Oklahoma state court in 2020, but the conviction was later dismissed because the state lacked the jurisdiction to prosecute the case. In the United States, only the federal government or tribal councils have jurisdiction to prosecute cases that occur in Indian Country that involve Native American defendants. Because Perry is Indigenous and the crime had been committed on Muscogee land, the case was turned over to the federal government.

During a hearing in May of 2022, his victim testified in federal court as to what had happened to her.

Reduxx has reviewed a transcription of the child’s testimony and is withholding identifying details out of respect for her privacy.

While in court, the girl explained that Perry had a closet where he played video games and smoked. Perry would take her into the closet when there was no one else in the home.

The child detailed that Perry would tell her to strip naked and kneel on the floor, and she would be instructed to take his genitals into her mouth. The girl, who was 11 when she gave her testimony, said Perry would force his penis into her throat and it cause her to choke, among other abuses which included Perry touching and licking her genitals. After sexually abusing the girl, Perry would give her Jolly Ranchers or Starburst. The abuses happened regularly after school.

Perry was found guilty on counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country and for abusive sexual contact of a minor in Indian Country.

Perry was sentenced in February of 2023, and, shortly after, the U.S. Department of Justice amended their press release, noting that Perry now went by “she/her” pronouns. Previous releases had described Perry as a “man.”

Court documents reveal that Perry’s change in gender identity appears to have been declared around the same time he was being sentenced to life in prison for his crimes. A sentencing outcome signed by the judge in the case requested Perry be sent to a medium security facility in the Tulsa area with explicit provisions for “gender-care treatment programs.”

Other than the sentencing document, Perry’s gender identity was never mentioned during the trial.

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We couldn’t even really get into all of the stuff we saw in that court transcript. It was just too horrific.

That child is going to have lifelong trauma and I can only hope she is getting continuous care for her mental health.

— pagliacci the hater 🌞 (@Slatzism) April 28, 2023

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