Biden Approval At 33% In Georgia, But Dem Stacey Abrams Says She’d “Absolutely Support” Him In 2024….
Via Washington Examiner:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) district saw a 57% increase in major crime under her tenure, a new study found.
The district suffered massive increases in what the New York Police Department considers the seven “major” crimes of murder, rape, robbery, felonious assault, burglary, grand larceny, and grand larceny auto, a study by former NYPD inspector Paul Mauro found. Shootings went up by 47.05%, the study said. […]
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a press release. “If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”
Look who’s talking.
45th President Donald Trump released a statement on Monday saying that the FBI has raided his Florida home. Trump, who spoke at CPAC on Saturday in Dallas, and in Kenosha, Wisc. on Friday, said that his home is “currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.”
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” he began. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
Via Daily Wire:
The White House has spoken out against Indiana’s new bill that limits most abortions as it becomes the first state to pass such restrictions since the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade.
“The Indiana Legislature took a devastating step as a result of the Supreme Court’s extreme decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate women’s constitutionally-protected right to abortion,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement on Saturday.
“And, it’s another radical step by Republican legislators to take away women’s reproductive rights and freedom, and put personal health care decisions in the hands of politicians rather than women and their doctors,” she added.
BREAKING: At least 53 people shot, 7 fatally, in weekend shootings across Chicago
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 8, 2022
Never Has America Faced A Bigger Threat Than Donald Trump – Says Guy Who Literally Shot His Friend In The Face And Started 2 Wars And Killed Thousands…
Via The Bee:
WILSON, WY — Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who famously started two wars in the Middle East and shot a dude in the face while hunting, now says Donald Trump is the greatest threat America has ever faced.
“Donald Trump is an evil reprobate and a big meanie, and a danger to our Constitutional rights,” growled the retired politician who orchestrated the brutal torture of hundreds of detainees who were held without trial. “We must make sure he never gets elected to office again. And also, vote for my daughter, Liz.”
Political consultants applauded Liz Cheney for her brilliant move of tapping one of the most hated politicians in history to help boost her political chances. Initial polling indicates her approval has climbed .0000002 percentage points since Dick Cheney’s statement.
It has come to my attention that some liberal media activists are mad because they aren't allowed into #SunshineSummit this weekend. My message to them is to try crying about it. Then go to kickboxing and have a margarita. And write the same hit piece you were gonna write anyway.
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) July 22, 2022
ATR also notes that the bill adds $80 billion, and 87,000 new staff members, to the Internal Revenue Service — and there is no guarantee that they will simply focus on wealthy tax evaders rather than auditing ordinary Americans with lower incomes.
The Congressional Budget Office has said the bill will likely have a negligible effect on inflation in the near future, despite its name. The bill passed the Senate on Sunday evening, and now heads to the Democrat-controlled House for likely passage.
As The World Burns – Biden Taxes Small Businesses And Middle Income People To Pay For Their Own Destructions…
Ah yes, Democrats all agreeing to raise taxes on our shrinking middle class is a “massive win.” Nothing says “massive win” like hiring 87,000 IRS agents to rip apart the lives of working families. DC media exists wholly apart from the pain & hardship of struggling Americans. 1/3 https://t.co/5W4ZOZunAs
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) August 8, 2022
Via Real Clear Policy:
The payroll for White House staff under President Joseph Biden in his first two years had the highest headcount in history and spent $100.7 million. The payroll spending was reported in Biden’s annual report to Congress published on July 1.
OpenTheBooks.com analyzed the payroll information the day it was released and put out a comprehensive look at the spending through its oversight report.
Just what the world needed…more poindexters with guns.
Via Just The News:
In a series of tweets Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz blasted President Joe Biden’s plan to make the IRS larger than the FBI and State Department, with the hiring of 87,000 new tax-enforcement agents.
The Texas Republican senator took aim at the IRS agent hiring provision in the massive spending and tax bill that the Democrat-led Senate passed on Sunday. Cruz tried to strike the provision but was voted down.
“My amendment would have struck the funding for 87,000 new IRS agents,” he tweeted. “But Democrats want to target the American people and their small businesses will more audits. These agents aren’t going to go after billionaires.”
“Democrats want to make the IRS larger than the Pentagon, the State Department, the FBI, and the Border Patrol combined,” he argued. “ That’s a terrible idea. We should abolish the IRS!”
Cruz warned in a separate statement that the new IRS agents will be targeting the middle class, not the wealthy.
What an asshole.
A French scientist apologized after tweeting what he claimed to be an image of a distant star taken by the James Webb Space Telescope but in reality, was a slice of chorizo.
Physicist and director at France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Etienne Klein shared the image of the “star” on Twitter last week, claiming it provided an unprecedented “level of detail.”
“Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away from us. It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope,” he posted on July 31.