The Paris Climate Agreement will cost at least $1 trillion per year, and climate activists say it will save the planet. The truth? It won’t do anything for the planet, but it will make everyone poorer–except politicians and environmentalists. Bjorn Lomborg explains.
Can America solve its illegal immigration problem both justly and humanely? Yes, but it requires first building a border wall. Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charles Krauthammer explains why.
Ann Coulter, on top of being one of the biggest Trump supporters there are, is one of the smartest political pundits in the business. Her book, Adios America, talks about the scourge of illegal immigration in the country and how it has shaped the political arena and tainted what was once a great country to raise a family and destroyed all hope for the future. She went on Fusion TV to speak with Jorge Ramos, a journalist who is virulently anti-Trump and pro-illegal immigration. Well, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that he was beaten badly by Ann’s wit and knowledge on the subject. This is a must-watch and must-share:
She went on Fusion TV to speak with Jorge Ramos, a journalist who is virulently anti-Trump and pro-illegal immigration. Do you think Ann went too far? We say not far enough! Don’t give ’em an inch!
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europeans could no longer completely rely on others, and must take their fate into their own hands. She told an election rally in Munich on May 28 that her experiences “in the last few days,” during which she attended NATO and G7 meetings, had convinced her of this. Her comments have been widely interpreted as meaning that after the U.S. election and Brexit vote, Washington and London were less reliable partners — though she insisted “friendship” would be maintained with both countries.
Less than ten years ago, 26 million Americans were receiving assistance to buy groceries – enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.
Today, after eight years of the Obama economy and the ever-expanding welfare policies, that number has exploded to 44 million who need help every month to put food on the table.
For many families, that is in addition to free breakfast and free lunch programs at public schools.
And yet, critics of President Trump’s proposed budget that would shift to a “welfare to work” policy that could move as many as six million Americans from dependency to self-sufficiency.
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appeared before Congress to discuss the president’s first budget and defended the proposal that Democrats call “cruel.”
“Growth cures so many ills, he said. “If you’re on food stamps and able-bodied, we need you to go to work.”
Although critics claim the economy is already operating at “full employment capacity,”Mulvaney says figures indicate that businesses should be able to take on in excess of an additional six million employees in the Trump economy.
Many states, like Colorado, have had similar programs in place for several years that would provide a prototype for the federal government, which funds the state-run SNAP benefits.
Georgia implemented a work requirement for residents receiving SNAP benefits beginning January 1, 2016, in just 3 of its 159 counties, expanding the pilot program to 21 counties.
Those who received the benefits were required to work at least 20 hours a week or be enrolled in state-approved job training or volunteering at a non-profit or charity.
Those who were unable to work because of a disability and the elderly were, of course, exempt, but the results in a mere 16-months are startling.
More than half, a shocking 62 percent of SNAP recipients in those counties, 7,251 dropped out of the food stamp program.
In what may be a smart move, the Trump budget proposal would take a page from successful state programs and apply it on a national basis to help many of the 44 million food stamp recipients find productive work that could move them to independence – while saving the government money.
What seems like a win-win will be characterized by opposition in Congress as proof that Republicans do not care about the poor and the minorities who make up the vast majority of those who rely on assistance for the barest of necessities.
Congress will again take up consider the budget when members return after the long Memorial Day weekend.
WASHINGTON — Group of 20 finance officials didn’t dwell on Germany’s large current-account surpluses at their meeting in the U.S. capitol on Thursday, German Finance-Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Friday.
Germany’s persistent trade surpluses have become a hot topic in top economic circles after they were criticized by the new Trump administration.
But Mr. Schaeuble said at a news conference that the topic didn’t come up at a gathering of G20 finance officials, although he said it was discussed in bilateral meetings.
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann warned at the same press event against any measures that could harm global trade.
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for March 2017.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.8 percent in March. This was the fourth consecutive decline, resulting in the lowest rate since February 2008. The commonwealth’s rate remained above that of the United States (4.5%), which also decreased two-tenths of a percentage point from February. Over the year, the Pennsylvania unemployment rate declined by six-tenths of a percentage point.
Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force was up 7,000 over the month to 6,442,000. Resident employment increased by 17,000 while the unemployment count declined by 9,000. March was the seventh consecutive month that posted both an increase in employment and a decrease in unemployment.
Pennsylvania’s nonfarm jobs count was down 16,100 to 5,934,200 in March. Six of the eleven supersectors declined from February, with the largest drop in leisure & hospitality (-8,200). The largest volume gain was in professional & business services (+3,600).
Total nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 1.0 percent (+60,600) from last March while nationally jobs were up 1.5 percent. Eight supersectors added jobs over the year. The largest increase in the past 12 months was in education & health services (+40,800), while the largest decline was in manufacturing (-6,800).