Hottest News Picks for September 13, 2019

1 PG&E Settles for $11 Billion

In 2018, a fire broke out in Paradise, California, that resulted in 86 deaths and billions in damage. PG&E announced that its equipment was most likely the source of ignition. Insurance companies have been fighting for compensation to fulfill insurance claims resulting from the fire.

Now, PG&E is currently settling with an $11 billion deal. However, the total needed for insurance claims is around $20 billion.

PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January 2019 for protection against the incoming insurance claims. Initial damage estimates were about $30 billion. The power company says it will attempt to make more deals in the future as the June 2020 Chapter 11 bankruptcy deadline approaches.

2 Beto: “Hell Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15″

DNC candidates are looking for any way to stand out among the crowd. Beto O’Rourke chose to enthusiastically threaten to take everyone’s assault weapons away. His campaign is even selling shirts displaying his now-viral quote.

While this Liberal notion is nothing new — and clearly not in line with the Second Amendment — it’s a dangerous idea spreading like wildfire in light of recent mass shootings. O’Rourke has received plenty of smack talk for his statement (and rightly so). However, some have taken it too far, including Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-TX) who, allegedly, tweeted a death threat to the presidential hopeful.

Twitter deleted the original tweet because the message violated its Terms of Service. Some argue this isn’t a death threat, while others are outraged at the passive suggestion of enacting deadly force against a politician.

What do you think about Cain’s tweet? Is it truly a veiled death threat, or a sentiment that no one can take our guns away by force? Leave a comment below and tell us!

3 Trump to Formulate Middle-Class Tax Cut

The middle class saw mixed results with 2019’s tax reforms. Some saved money after filing their taxes, while others paid more than they did the previous year. Now, President Trump promises to remedy that situation with a potential tax cut aimed specifically at the middle class.

According to this Twitter user, Texans gained a substantial boon after filing 2019 taxes.

Trump said “It will be a very substantial tax cut,” though he didn’t provide any specifics. However, the president has to battle Congress to get his plan passed, which is highly unlikely with the 2020 elections on the horizon. Democrats will do anything they can to sandbag anything the president wants to do simply because Trump’s signature would be on the proposal.

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