Democrats Unveil Carbon Tax Bill
Sens Chris Coons and Dianne Feinstein unveiled a new bill last week increasing fees on oil, coal and natural gas products. Their cumulative goal is to generate $2.5 trillion in revenue over the next 10 years.
Senators to unveil carbon tax bill to generate $2.5 trillion in 10 years. Let's see if Exxon, Shell, Chevron, BP and conservatives who say they support a carbon tax do anything meaningful to support this bill. Show me. Please. https://t.co/xTbVUoPpNN
— John Raymond Hanger (@johnrhanger) July 24, 2019
Revenue is always good – but not when it harms America’s small businesses in the process. And as you might expect, that’s exactly who will suffer from the effects of this bill first. The good news is that it probably won’t pass the Republican lead Senate.
DOJ Won’t Prosecute Ross or Barr
Congress voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to appear after being issued congressional subpoenas. It seems Pelosi and her cronies wanted Barr and Ross to turn over papers related to the White House’s efforts to put citizenship questions on the 2020 census.
The DOJ, however, had some choice words in response:
Across town from Capitol Hill, DOJ told the House to shove it:
“The department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the attorney general.”https://t.co/wpHTJb33oG
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) July 25, 2019
“The Department of Justice’s long-standing position is that we will not prosecute an official for contempt of Congress for declining to provide information subject to a presidential assertion of executive privilege,”
-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen
This is just another example of Democrats giving anyone associated with Trump a hard time for the simple fact that they exist. Give up already!
Paul Mitchell Won’t Seek Reelection
Rep. Paul Mitchell from Michigan has decided not to seek reelection in 2020. The two-term Republican congressman said he was “exhausted” by continued divisive rhetoric in Washington.
Using George Washington’s famous words, Mitchell said: “I would rather be on my farm than the emperor of the world.” His announcement came shortly after he criticized tweets made by President Trump last week.
Well, Mitchell, I have another quote for you: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!
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