It is highly likely that the Republican Party will win control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. It is also highly likely that they will attempt to melt down the global economy as part of an extortion threat . And it is apparently the case that nobody has yet formulated a plan to avert this catastrophe. The mechanism by which this might occur, in case you have forgotten or repressed the memory, is the debt ceiling . The debt ceiling is a completely superfluous and mostly accidental feature of the American political and economic system. Spending and tax levels are set by Congress, which (since the Reagan era) has usually created budget deficits, but Congress also needs to take completely separate votes to authorize the borrowing needed to finance the debt. If Congress refused to authorize these debts, it would throw into question the Treasury Department’s heretofore unquestioned reliability in paying its debts, threatening the value of the world’s most … [Read more...] about Republican House Majority Will Try to Melt Down Global Economy
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Purvi Patel is taken into custody after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent in March 2015 at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Indiana. Photo: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune-USA TODAY NETWORK Among the many offensive things Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano has said that have come to light recently, one of the more inflammatory involves an abortion ban he introduced in the state legislature in 2019, as the New York Times reports : As a state senator in October 2019, he co-sponsored a bill to ban abortion after the detection of electrical cardiac activity in the fetus , usually around six weeks. On the radio show Smart Talk , the host, Scott LaMar, asked Mr. Mastriano if a woman would be charged with murder if she were 10 weeks pregnant and knowingly had what would be an illegal abortion under the bill. Mr. Mastriano answered, “Is that a human being? Is that a little boy or … [Read more...] about Do Republicans Really Want to Punish Women for Having Abortions?
Arizona Senate Republican candidate Blake Masters said in a statement on Thursday that Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) has voted for $50 billion in aid to Ukraine, but has neglected to vote for border wall funding. Kelly, the embattled Arizona Democrat, served as one of the 72 senators to approve a stop-gap spending measure that contained more than $12 billion in aid to Ukraine. To date, this amounts to up to $65 billion in aid to Ukraine as the nation continues its conflict with Russia. Masters, who hopes to oust Kelly during the 2022 midterm elections, said that Kelly has neglected the border while voting for more aid to Ukraine. “Mark Kelly has voted to send more than $50 billion to Ukraine. But he can’t find $10 billion to secure our own border,” Master said. Mark Kelly has voted to send more than $50 billion to Ukraine. But he can’t find $10 billion to secure our own border. — Blake Masters (@bgmasters) September 30, 2022 The Arizona Democrat has voted many … [Read more...] about Blake Masters: Mark Kelly Voted for $50 Billion in Ukraine Aid, Not Border Wall
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for September 29 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! With Louisiana's midterm elections just weeks away, Republican congressional candidate Holden Hoggatt released a political ad Wednesday attacking three-term GOP U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins and calling him a "fraud." The 48-second video mocks Higgins’ attention-grabbing Crime Stoppers videos, in which the former sheriff’s deputy urges criminals of the state's Acadiana region to turn themselves in. The ad goes on to strike at Higgins’ voting record while in office, accusing him of "abandoning hurricane victims" following a series of storms that hit Southwest Louisiana two years ago. Higgins, known as the "Cajun John Wayne," has periodically stirred controversy with social media posts since his 2016 election to Congress — including a Facebook post in 2020 … [Read more...] about Republican congressional candidate Holden Hoggatt calls Rep. Clay Higgins a ‘fraud’
close Video Tucker Carlson: Experts are demanding you accept responsibility for these natural disasters Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighs in on the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian and calls out liberals and lawmakers for blaming climate change on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! When something this awful happens, something that affects the lives of millions of your fellow Americans, decent people step back for a moment. It's a moment that demands reverence and silence to consider what we've just seen and then the practical questions. People are suffering. How are they suffering? They don't have power. They don't have communications. How many homes were destroyed? You ask questions like that, and you try to assess what this means and the human cost of it. The one thing you don't do is immediately jump forward to score some sort of cheap and sleazy political point from it. That used to be obvious. … [Read more...] about TUCKER CARLSON: Democrats use disasters to punish those who didn’t vote for them
Trump-endorsed Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters said Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly’s (D-AZ) voting record will expose him to independents. Kelly’s voting record is a radical one despite the candidate trying to appear moderate. He has backed President Joe Biden’s legislative initiatives 94 percent of the time. Regarding the open southern border, Kelly has voted in 2021 three times to defund border wall construction. He has also voted against Title 42 three times and voted against hiring 18,000 Border Patrol agents before any new IRS agents are hired. “When independents learn about Mark Kelly’s voting record — he pretends to be independent but actually he votes in lockstep for Joe Biden’s failed agenda — well, that’s pretty much all they need to know to come over to our side and vote Republican for a change,” Masters told KTAR on Wednesday. “So, I think we’re going to continue to peel away, and ultimately I think most independents will break our way in … [Read more...] about Blake Masters: Sen. Mark Kelly’s Voting Record Will Expose Him to Moderates