The war on cops is moving from the streets to the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the Justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests, and the charges later get dropped.
President Trump has unveiled a tax plan to ignite economic growth and simplify the tax-filing ordeal. Sadly, top Democrats are responding with divisive rhetoric and lies. Sen. Chuck Schumer dismisses the plan as “wealth-fare.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls the plan “giveaways to big corporations and billionaires.”
Brace yourself for the next health insurance crisis: the uninsured middle class. The Affordable Care Act added millions of mostly poor people to the insurance rolls. But the law is driving premiums so high that middle-class people can no longer afford insurance. Several million are expected to drop coverage in 2018. Under Obamacare, poor lives matter — middle class lives, not so much.
Most shoppers prefer to buy American. But given a choice between an American-made product and a cheaper import from China, Mexico or another low-wage country, they’ll go for the bargain. That’s one reason millions of American factory workers have lost their jobs.
If you’re a baby boomer, you’re expecting Medicare to pay for that knee replacement or cataract operation you’ll need in 10 or 20 years. Don’t count on it. Health care reform is taking a dangerous turn. Democrats, energized by the failure to repeal Obamacare, are again pushing a government takeover of health care they call “Medicare for all.” Democrats took the first step last week, announcing a Senate bill to expand Medicare for people age 55 and up. Boomers beware. These schemes will push people 65 and older to the back of the line for health care.
Hypocrisy has reached new heights, even by Washington, D.C., standards. The same left-wing senators who support needle exchange and methadone programs to reduce harm to drug addicts and demand condoms for high-schoolers to have safe sex are waging war against the most effective harm reducer of all — e-cigarettes.
The deadliest superbug yet — Candida auris — is invading hospitals and nursing homes, killing a staggering 60 percent of patients it infects. Some exposed patients don’t succumb to infection but silently carry the germ and infect others. So far, the lethal germ has sickened patients in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois and Massachusetts, with 122 cases reported so far this year, up from only six last year.
The House vote on the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill vote is down to the wire, with dozens of Republicans waffling as “undecideds.” What’s the hold-up? Ninety-six percent of people who have to buy their own insurance stand to benefit from this bill, which will likely drive down premiums by double digits.
Television stations around the country are running an ad claiming the Obamacare repeal bill passed in the House will deprive cancer patients and pregnant women of affordable coverage. The ad, paid for by the group Save My Care, is loaded with lies.
If you live in tax hell — New York, Illinois, California, New Jersey or Connecticut — paying your state and local taxes could soon become even more painful. Congressional Republicans and President Trump have plans to lower federal tax rates for almost everyone and simplify tax rules. All good news. But there’s a catch for residents of high-tax states.
The Trump administration is launching a campaign against the heroin and pain pill epidemic, which causes a staggering 52,000 overdose deaths a year. And two weeks ago, New York’s Mayor Bill De Blasio announced stepped up efforts to halt the scourge. Will they succeed? Only if they break with the conventional wisdom that labels addiction a “disease.” That’s how New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was selected to head the national campaign, describes addiction.
Globalists and Democrats shrieked last week when President Donald Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. The president dismisses the U.N. as a “waste of time and money.” That’s the least of it. U.S. taxpayers bankroll the U.N. with $10 billion a year. Our hard-earned money perpetuates an organization that validates some of the most savage human-rights abusers on the globe, regularly votes against the United States, and targets America’s ally Israel for extinction.
Ignore the grandstanding on Capitol Hill and the noisy town hall protests around the nation. The Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare will boost your chances of getting a job and cut your tax bill. Not to mention insurance costs. The repeal bill — The American Health Care Act — also will stave off a tidal wave of future Medicaid spending that threatens to drown the states and Uncle Sam in red ink.