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Spewing Trillions of Dollars All Over the Place

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This week, the House is considering yet another coronavirus spending bill. This will be in addition to the $4 TRILLION that’s already been allocated. Never mind that more than a trillion of that hasn’t even been spent yet – Democrats want to add another $1.9 trillion to the tab. Remember all this coronavirus money is borrowed from our children – we don’t have this sitting around somewhere in a ra... Read more »

Why Minimum Wages Should Be a State Issue

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Let’s talk about why a $15/hour minimum wage is inappropriate at the federal level. This is relevant right now because Democrats just rammed a $15/hr. federal minimum wage through a House committee. They want to mandate that businesses pay a minimum of $15, and are trying to bake that requirement into their next massive stimulus bill. (Which we can’t afford, but more on that later.) Recently, the... Read more »

No Surprises Here

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No surprises here. Let’s run through some of President Biden’s executive orders during his first week in office. These are campaign promises he’s making good on – we knew they’d be coming. PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT: It’s basically a sham. There’s no objective standard – each country gets to define what it wants to do. Countries can lie six ways from Sunday about whether they’re actually reaching th... Read more »

Rep. Norman Issues Statement on President Biden's Executive Orders

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Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-5) issued the following statement on the executive orders issued by President Biden on Wednesday: "In the weeks leading up to President Joe Biden's inauguration, the Democrat party has preached about the importance of moving forward. Yet, on the President's first day in office, he is choosing to undo a large part of the progress made by the previous administration. "Specifica... Read more »

Governance At Its Worst

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You just cannot defend what happened last night in Congress. Yesterday we were literally emailed a 5,600-page PDF that contained one of the largest spending bills in our history – over $2.3 trillion. And NOT ONE Member of Congress had time read it before a vote was called just a few short hours later. This entire thing was negotiated behind closed doors. No hearings. No real debate. No input from... Read more »

Good News Going Into Thanksgiving Week

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Some good news going into Thanksgiving week for South Carolina. It was recently reported that last month, our state’s unemployment rate dropped down to 4.2%. For context, 4.2% is just a couple points higher than the historic low South Carolina set back in January, before COVID hit. (4.2% is also better than all 96 months of the Obama Administration, for those who understand that political policie... Read more »

Additional COVID Relief

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Liberals argue that Republican should capitulate here. They say we should agree to TRILLIONS in additional debt to cover things like bailouts for mismanaged local governments, and supplements that make it more lucrative to stay on unemployment rather than accept a suitable job. They call us “evil” when we dare question the sanity of their broad spending, yet they won’t even allow the House to con... Read more »

Movement in the Right Direction

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Some good news this morning, as new unemployment claims beat expectations last week. If you don’t care for the details, at least do me a favor and skip down to read the last two paragraphs of this post. Here’s the latest… Jobless claims are reported weekly by the U.S. Department of Labor. We watch these reports closely because they often represent a near real-time indicator of our nation’s job ma... Read more »

A Temporary Safety Net, Not a Pay Raise

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Lots of competing ideas right now about unemployment benefits. I realize this is a lengthy post, but if you just want the high-level points, look for the blue diamonds 🔹 below. 🔹 One of the recent coronavirus bills passed by Congress, the CARES Act, provided an additional $600 per week in unemployment compensation. That’s in addition to what someone was already eligible to receive. Let’s unpacka... Read more »

Replay of July 30, 2020 Telephone Town Hall

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Below is a full replay of my telephone town hall, which took place on Thursday, July 30th. During this call, I covered a wide variety of issues including our COVID-19 response, our economy and jobs, our federal spending and national debt, along with several other important topics. Read more »

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