Monday, March 27, 2017

GOP Rep Quits Freedom Caucus After AHCA Failure
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) resigned from the House Freedom Caucus Sunday after Republicans failed to pass the American Health Care Act Friday.

Poe had committed to voting for the legislation and told President Trump of his intention.

“To deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions  to move this country forward," he said in a statement. "Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do. Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. It is time to lead."

Poe’s announcement came shortly after Trump called out the Freedom Caucus along with the Heritage Foundation and Club for Growth for not supporting the measure.

“Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!,” Trump tweeted.

House Speaker Paul Ryan called off Friday’s vote after realizing there wasn’t enough Republican support to meet the requisite 216 votes needed to pass the legislation, which was due in large to strong opposition from members of the House Freedom Caucus.
Obama loyalists replaced “radical Islamic terrorism” with “violent extremism” in Trump’s immigration executive order
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch
This was caught in time, but who did it? Have the responsible parties been fired? If not, why not? “Obama Admin Loyalists, Government Insiders Sabotage Trump White House,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, March 22, 2017: The Obama administration worked in its final weeks in office to undermine the incoming Trump White and continues […]

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Washington, D.C. to lose THOUSANDS OF JOBS as $15 minimum wage goes into effect
It’s very simple: raise the minimum wage, and employers have increased expenses. They will recoup their losses by lay off employees. Minimum wage hikes mean more unemployment.

Leftist policies ruined Detroit. They’re also ruining our nation’s other cities. Yet the people in those cities, entranced by the welfare gravy train, keep voting for the destroyers.

“DC Report: Thousands of City Jobs Will Be Lost as Minimum Wage Hike Goes Into Effect,” by Jack Heretik, Washington Free Beacon, March 24, 2017:

Washington, D.C. will lose thousands of jobs as the district’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 goes into effect, while the higher wages will primarily benefit workers in the surrounding suburbs, according to a new report by the city’s chief financial officer.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser spearheaded the effort for a $15 minimum wage, more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Analysis by the city’s Office of Revenue Analysis, however, says the plan could cost the district 2,500 jobs by 2026, the Washington Times reports.

The district’s minimum wage is currently $11.50 an hour and each year will grow by 70 cents until it reaches $15 in three years. After 2020, the minimum wage will grow based on inflation.

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