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7 Ridiculous Items Hidden Inside Biden’s $3.5 Trillion Socialist Wish List, Including Tax Breaks for Rich

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Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday released a list of seven items they said were hidden in President Joe Biden’s spending agenda — items they called part of a “socialist wish-list.”

Democrats in the House and Senate have thus far failed to come together to pass Biden’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. They are also at an impasse over what was originally a $3.5 trillion, 10-year budget to expand the welfare state called the Build Back Better Act.

If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and the president get their way, the country will immediately add at least $5 trillion in new debt. In addition to taking on that debt, ordinary Americans would see massive increase in government intrusion into their lives that would bad for both individuals and the country’s small businesses.

Ranking Democrats want to pass both bills together. But it appears as though centrist Democrat holdouts such as Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are standing in their way.

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While it has been widely reported in recent weeks the Democratic holdouts aren’t thrilled about the price tag of Biden’s agenda, on Wednesday, House Republicans attacked the proposed spending spree in a news release.

They accused Biden and Democrats of sneaking in seven particular items they said would help corrupt people and institutions, harm the country’s middle class and abandon rural America in favor of radical climate activists.

The seven items cited by the committee Republicans are:

1. “Handouts” for the wealthy, and bailouts for failing establishment media organizations.

“Democrats are hoping to provide wealthy families and corrupt organizations tax breaks and unnecessary handouts. If President Biden has his way, families earning $800,000 can receive $118,000 in credits and elite, well-funded private universities will get a tax break,” the release stated.

“In addition, liberal news organizations with up to 750 employees are set to be bailed out. Their liberal bias has resulted in fewer Americans reading their work and President Biden hopes to provide them a tax cut to offset their losses.”

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has called the provision a “grotesque waste of taxpayer money.

2. A cloaked “Green New Deal” that would put small businesses under.

“The Build Back Better Act is the Green New Deal in disguise. The Green New Deal is a socialist dream which will only saddle hard-working taxpayers with debt and displace millions of Americans from their jobs,” the release stated said.

“Tucked away in President Biden’s $5 trillion dollar spending spree is a Green New Deal ‘youth patrol’ and taxpayers will fund them to the tune of $3.5 billion dollars. This will only establish a slush fund for jobless climate activists.”

The release stated the lengthy bill will appropriate more than $34 billion in subsidies to “green” special interest groups.

3. Weaponizing the IRS.

“President Biden is hoping to double the number of IRS agents. Why? To target American families and businesses,” the committee Republicans stated. “Democrats are looking to funnel $80 billion to the IRS, which is six times the size of the IRS’ annual budget.”

Republicans called a plan to view ordinary banking transactions a “surveillance program” which would infringe on the privacy of “working class Americans.”

The release cites an element of the plan that would require banks to report transactions to the IRS that involve accounts that see more than $600 in transactions annually. The Biden administration backed away from that provision this week, raising the number to $10,000 in annual transactions, excluding already-taxed payroll deposits, ABC News reported.

4. Targeting American energy independence through taxes.

“Democrats continue their march to destroy clean, reliable, and affordable domestic energy production,” the release stated.

“They intend to raise taxes on natural gas, raising energy costs on all Americans. In fact, their plans will divert taxpayer dollars into solely renewable technologies and completely ignore reliable fuel sources like nuclear energy and natural gas.”

5. Dishonestly hiding a provision to offer amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

“Hidden in their $5 trillion dollar plan is blanket amnesty to more than 8 million illegal immigrants. By granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Democrats are signaling to the world and human smugglers that our laws can be violated with little consequence,” the release stated.

“Amnesty will only encourage more families and children to come illegally and will provide an economic boon to human smuggling rings.”

As Fox News noted Wednesday, yhe Senate parliamentarian has twice shot down Democratic efforts to include amnesty provisions in the $3.5 trillion spending package that could be passed through the process known as “reconciliation,” which can bypass any Senate filibuster by Republicans.

But according to Fox, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday said Democrats are working on what he called a “Plan C” that would legalize the status of 8 million to 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.

6. Biden’s agenda would create a “slush fund” to be used for “socialist pet projects.”

“Democrats are looking to create socialist slush funds. $20 billion dollars will go towards the National Climate Bank to send kickbacks to radical environmentalists,” the GOP release stated.

“In addition, taxpayers will be sending $200 million in payouts to Speaker Pelosi’s district and $25 million for butterfly, freshwater mussels, and desert fish populations.”

7. Biden’s agenda would completely abandon rural Americans.

“Biden’s $5 trillion socialist wish-list fails to allocate any funds for critical programs like the commodity safety net, crop insurance, broadband, or disaster assistance. Neglecting to prioritize these funds negatively impacts rural communities and ultimately leaves them behind,” the released argued.

“House Democrats are pushing an agenda that does anything but address the numerous crises facing the American people.”

The committee Republicans vowed to continue to illuminate items in Biden’s agenda, which is too large to be read in a single sitting. The Build Back Better Act alone is 2,465 pages long.

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But House Republicans aren’t alone in opposing the proposed spending. Manchin, Sinema or both have the ability to stop either proposal dead in its tracks with the upper chamber split 50/50 between the two parties. Thus far, two Democrats have prevented this “socialist wish-list” from coming to fruition.

All Americans should hope they can keep Biden’s agenda on hold. The 2022 midterms, and the chance to put Congress in Republican hands again, get closer every day.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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State Trooper Came Mere Inches from Losing His Life, Dashcam Caught the Whole Thing

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Every cop knows that death rides with him on every patrol, emerging out of nowhere when a shift may seem routine.

For one Idaho state trooper, that moment almost came on Wednesday along Interstate 84 near the town of Meridian, according to the Idaho Stateman.

Dashcam video of the incident shows that in less time than it takes to read this sentence, the trooper and a motorist he was helping on the shoulder of the highway had to jump over a concrete median as a pickup truck came barreling toward them.

According to an Idaho State Police news release, the trooper had been helping a motorist with a flat tire.

The officer was wearing a yellow safety vest. His patrol car had its emergency lights on and was parked behind the Toyota with the flat tire.

What the dashcam video does not show was described in the release.

“One vehicle began to slow prior to passing the patrol car. That vehicle was hit by another, causing a chain reaction of four eastbound vehicles,” the release said.

But that was not all.

“Two involved pickups were pushed left, sideswiping the parked patrol car and hitting the rear of the Toyota.”

The trooper was taken to a hospital with injuries sustained when he vaulted the concrete barrier, but was sent home with what the release called “minor injuries.”

The owner of the wrecked Toyota was also injured leaping out of the truck’s way, but was not taken to a hospital.

The wreckage from the chain reaction crash blocked the highway for about 90 minutes.

“Traffic stops are very high risk. They’re necessary to keep people safe on the road and to help those stranded, but we need motorists’ help so we can all go home at night,” Idaho State Police Sgt. Brandalyn Crapo said.

“Slowing down and moving over for emergency vehicles and workers isn’t just a courtesy, it’s the law. Drivers need to be alert to emergency lights and vehicles and always alert to what’s happening around them. That keeps all of us safe.”

Idaho law requires drivers to slow down, change lanes or both when passing police and other emergency vehicles that are stopped on the roadway.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Every cop knows that death rides with him on every patrol, emerging out of nowhere when a shift may seem routine. For one Idaho state trooper, that moment almost came on Wednesday along Interstate 84 near the town of Meridian, according to the Idaho Stateman. Dashcam video of the incident shows that in less time than it takes to read this sentence, the trooper and a motorist he was helping on the shoulder of the highway had to jump over a concrete median as a pickup truck came barreling toward them. Idaho State Trooper injured while helping man on the freeway. Notice how quickly the trooper jumped in front of the man. pic.twitter.com/2TuCTIYGdE — Yoshi The Patriot (@rinohuntah) December 3, 2021 According to an Idaho State Police news release, the trooper had been helping a motorist with a flat tire. The officer was wearing a yellow safety vest. His patrol car had its emergency lights on and was parked behind the Toyota with the flat tire. What the dashcam video does not show was described in the release. “One vehicle began to slow prior to passing the patrol car. That vehicle was hit by another, causing a chain reaction of four eastbound vehicles,” the release said. But that was not all. “Two involved pickups were pushed left, sideswiping the parked patrol car and hitting the rear of the Toyota.” The trooper was taken to a hospital with injuries sustained when he vaulted the concrete barrier, but was sent home with what the release called “minor injuries.” The owner of the wrecked Toyota was also injured leaping out of the truck’s way, but was not taken to a hospital. The wreckage from the chain reaction crash blocked the highway for about 90 minutes. “Traffic stops are very high risk. They’re necessary…

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Store Apologizes After Employee Sign with Instructions on How to Deal with Africans Goes Public

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An Australian store has been forced to apologize for a sign that warned staff to sound an alert if an African customer entered the store.

An IGA store in Melbourne was pilloried on social media because of a sign behind the counter that read, “If an African customer comes to the bottle shop, presses [sic] the button for assistant immediately! Minimum two staffs in front while we serve Africans,” the sign read, according to Australia’s News.com.au.

In its reporting on the sign, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. said the sign had been in place for three years before it was noticed by anyone and became a social media furor.

“Sure they’re independently owned but the African community should be allowed to feel safe and comfortable at their local supermarket,” a TikTok comment read.

The ABC report quoted the store manager, who it did not name, as offering apologies for any offense.

“We don’t really mean for this, we apologize for what we’ve done. I’m sorry it will never happen again like that,” he said. “I’ve done the wrong thing for the public, we should not do like this.”

The manager said he should have told employees to hit the button if they saw a group of strangers in the store.

“It is my mistake. Big mistake,” he said.

A poster using the name Jack he on Twitter said he was the store manager and offered an explanation.

“Im store manager iGA sunshine west, we got robbed by 5 African men, one of the staff had a gun put to our head, we were scared, Im sorry for that i done,i told the ABC news all the reason behind this, But i don’t see any main point been reported, this is unfair, unfair news,” he tweeted.

ABC reported that a spokesperson for wholesaler Metcash, which operates the IGAs, said the company had the offending sign removed.

“This type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in any IGA store across the country,” a spokesman said.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local communities across Australia, we will ensure ALL IGA employees continue to create a shopping environment where all are welcome and equal,” the spokesman said.

The store now has a new note.

“We would like to apologies [sic] to anyone that got offended by the note we had … it was not our intention to offend,” the note says.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

An Australian store has been forced to apologize for a sign that warned staff to sound an alert if an African customer entered the store. An IGA store in Melbourne was pilloried on social media because of a sign behind the counter that read, “If an African customer comes to the bottle shop, presses [sic] the button for assistant immediately! Minimum two staffs in front while we serve Africans,” the sign read, according to Australia’s News.com.au. In its reporting on the sign, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. said the sign had been in place for three years before it was noticed by anyone and became a social media furor. “Sure they’re independently owned but the African community should be allowed to feel safe and comfortable at their local supermarket,” a TikTok comment read. ‘Completely unacceptable’: IGA supermarket under fire for sign racially profiling African customers https://t.co/83nMJg7SgU — Natalie Spencer (@natscloset) December 2, 2021 The ABC report quoted the store manager, who it did not name, as offering apologies for any offense. “We don’t really mean for this, we apologize for what we’ve done. I’m sorry it will never happen again like that,” he said. “I’ve done the wrong thing for the public, we should not do like this.” The manager said he should have told employees to hit the button if they saw a group of strangers in the store. “It is my mistake. Big mistake,” he said. A poster using the name Jack he on Twitter said he was the store manager and offered an explanation. “Im store manager iGA sunshine west, we got robbed by 5 African men, one of the staff had a gun put to our head, we were scared, Im sorry for that i done,i told the ABC news all the reason behind this, But i don’t see any…

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