Tag: Elizabeth Warren

Fox News Prime Time Ratings DOMINATE CNN and MSNBC Democratic Town Halls

Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson dominated Monday night’s ratings, beating out both an MSNBC town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand and CNN’s town hall with candidate Elizabeth Warren.

The Daily Caller reports:

Carlson more than doubled the MSNBC town hall with Gillibrand, both in total viewers with approximately 3.1 million viewers tuning in, and with 570,000 in the key 25-54 age demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. Gillibrand’s town hall, by comparison, garnered only 1.2 million viewers and 224,000 in the key age range.

Hannity also more than doubled the ratings of CNN’s 9 p.m. town hall with Warren–with 2.9 million viewers and 494,000 in the 25-54 target audience.

For the full report, click HERE.

Ep. 936 Nunes Drops a Bombshell

In this episode I address the stunning comments by GOP congressman Devin Nunes regarding the plot to take down the Trump team. I also address the suspicious connections between Hillary’s opposition researchers and the CIA. I address the Media Matters attack on Tucker Carlson and how the head of Media Matters has his own bigotry issues. Finally, I address AOC’s latest trouble with the facts.

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Senate to Vote on Green New Deal, Forcing Dems to go on Record

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will allow a vote on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) radical Green New Deal.

Yesterday, McConnell told reporters, “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. We’ll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

The Green New Deal proposal has come under fire by many on the right for its unrealistic and radical agenda and embarrassing “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) paper.

The FAQ document–which has since been scrubbed from Ocasio-Cortez’s website–promised to make air travel “unnecessary,” guaranteed a job for every person in America, and “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

The FAQ document also tackled the dire issue of “farting cows.” It states, “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) seemed dismissive of the plan, telling Politico last week, “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”

Fox News points out that the Senate vote will have implications for Democrats running in the 2020 presidential race:

“But McConnell’s move to bring the plan to a vote on the Senate floor will be a key test for Democratic presidential candidates such as Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, who are running on the progressive platform in 2020.

While backing of the far-left proposal will ultimately improve their liberal bona fides and their support from the Democratic base, the support of the plan will undoubtedly be the target of attacks during the general election.”

Warren’s Fantasy: Trump “May Not be Free Person” by 2020

Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested yesterday that President Trump may not be able to run for office in 2020 because he may already be in prison.

Speaking at a rally in Cedar Rapids, IA, the senator said, “Every day, there is a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly. And what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press, going to do about that? Are we going to chase after those every day? Are we going to let him use those to divide us?”

“You know here’s what bothers me,” she continued. “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person.”

She added, “Here’s how I see it. Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got. Yeah. Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system.”

Warren has been embroiled in a scandal ever since she released the results of her DNA test which determined she was between 1/64 Native American and 1/1,024 Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

Last week, after it was revealed that she had described herself as “American Indian” on her State Bar of Texas registration card, the senator indicated that even more documents from her past may include her “Native American” heritage claims.

When asked by reporters if other documents existed in which she labeled herself American Indian, Warren replied, “So, all I know is, during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories ….”

“Look, this is who I grew up believing with my brothers,” Warren said.  “This is our family’s story, and it’s all consistent from that point in time. But as I said, it’s important to note I’m not a tribal citizen and I should have been more mindful of the distinction.”

Elizabeth Warren Suggests More Documents May Include her “American Indian” Claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) indicated yesterday that even more documents from her past may include her “Native American” heritage claims after it was revealed that she had described herself as “American Indian” on her State Bar of Texas registration card.

The Massachusetts senator was asked yesterday by reporters if other documents existed where she identified as American Indian.

She replied, “So, all I know is, during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories ….”

“Look, this is who I grew up believing with my brothers,” Warren said.  “This is our family’s story, and it’s all consistent from that point in time. But as I said, it’s important to note I’m not a tribal citizen and I should have been more mindful of the distinction.”

The RNC announced yesterday that Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel filed a grievance against Sen. Elizabeth Warren with the State Bar of Texas over the Senators false claims of American Indian heritage.

The Hill writes that McDaniel “called that a misrepresentation and wrote to the state bar’s chief disciplinary counsel to argue the senator had failed to correct her registration card from 1986, and therefore violated the state’s requirements that applicants have ‘good moral character and fitness.’”

Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 1/64 Native American and 1/1,024 Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

Last week, it was revealed the Senator apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test.

RNC Chair Asks State Bar of Texas to Discipline Elizabeth Warren for Lying about Heritage

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has filed a grievance against Sen. Elizabeth Warren with the State Bar of Texas after it was revealed the Senator once claimed to be American Indian on her registration card.

The Hill writes that McDaniel “called that a misrepresentation and wrote to the state bar’s chief disciplinary counsel to argue the senator had failed to correct her registration card from 1986, and therefore violated the state’s requirements that applicants have ‘good moral character and fitness.'”

McDaniel wrote to the Texas Bar, “Attorney Warren is now apologizing for misrepresenting herself as an ‘American Indian’ or Native American throughout her career.”

She continued, “It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the ‘Good Moral Character’ required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness.”

The Washington Post revealed yesterday that Warren listed herself as “American Indian” on her Texas Bar registration card.

Warren apologized for lying about her heritage, telling the paper, “I can’t go back, but I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 1/64 Native American and 1/1,024 Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

Last week, it was revealed the Senator apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test.

In a statement, Cherokee Nation said, “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests…”

Another Apology: State Bar Registration Card Shows Sen. Warren Labeled Herself Native American

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has made yet another apology relating to the controversy surrounding her exaggerated claims of Native American heritage.

The apology comes as the Washington Post revealed she labeled herself Native American on her 1986 Texas state bar registration card.

The Massachusetts senator said to the paper, “I can’t go back, but I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Donald Trump Jr. reacted to the news, writing on Twitter, “Suspicious timing for this to come out. It’s almost like Elizabeth Warren is trying to hide what I’ve said all along about taking advantage of her fake Native American heritage at the expense of real Native Americans and minorities.”

Last week it was revealed that Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her scant Native American background.

Tribal leaders said Warren apologized, but would not specify what she said, according to Tulsa World.

In a statement, Cherokee Nation said, “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end,” the Cherokee Nation said in a statement.”

Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 0.09 and 1.5 percent Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

Warren’s apologies come as she prepares to formally announce her 2020 run for president. She is expected to make her announcement on February 9 after recently visiting Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA Test

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her scant Native American background.

Tribal leaders said Warren apologized, but would not specify what she said, according to Tulsa World.

In a statement, Cherokee Nation said, “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end,” the Cherokee Nation said in a statement.”

Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 0.09 and 1.5 percent Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong,” they said in a statement.  “It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”

Warren’s apology comes as she prepares to formally announce her 2020 run for president. She is expected to make her announcement on February 9 after recently visiting Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Can Liberals Do Math? The Problem With Warren’s Wealth Tax

At long last, some Democrats are proposing ways to fund the wide array of social programs they’d like implemented in America as part of their “cradle to grave” vision for government. The democratic-socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has been smart enough to phrase her proposals in Robin Hood terms, calling for a 70% tax rate for all incomes above $10 million. There are plenty of millionaires who fit that criteria – over 16,000 in the U.S. – with $245 billion in taxable income above the $10 million thresholds, or 1% of GDP.

While it would require the equivalent of 20% of GDP to fund all the social programs Cortez desires, taxing all income above “only” $1 million at 100% (assuming everyone continues working the same amount) would raise “only” 3.8% of GDP. There simply aren’t enough wealthy people to fund what Ocasio desires, as her 70% tax would only raise between $16.4 billion and $38 billion a year.

Certainly, those like Cortez must know better. In one breath she (and others like her, such as Bernie Sanders) cite the Scandinavian countries as successful examples of socialism but never mention that it’s the middle class paying 50%+ tax rates there. She knows just as every other politician does that if you want to sell a tax hike to the American public, you don’t want them believing it’ll apply to them personally. The only liberals who seem to be aware of this are the ones that Democrats would rather not run for President (such as Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg).

Elizabeth Warren has become the latest to hop on the “soak the rich” bandwagon ahead of the 2020 election cycle, proposing an annual 2% wealth tax on households with net worths exceeding $50 million, increasing to 3% on net worths over $1 billion, which she claims will bring in $2.75 trillion for the Federal government over 10 years ($275 billion per year). Since this is a wealth tax, it would not be applied to annual income but would be applied to the total wealth of a person in the form of cash, stocks, bonds, property, and even private equity ownership, net of any liabilities. It should be noted that this tax is actually greater than 2% for the individual paying it because it will cumulatively reduce the level of income the payer is generating from their assets each year.

A net worth tax would require every single piece of equipment, acre of property, share of stock, etc. be appraised on an annual basis. Then the owner then has to find a way to carve out 2% of that value to ship off to Uncle Sam. This sort of wealth tax would be most damaging to those who invest in startups, as the sort of which we see spring up in Silicon Valley often reach valuations into the billions before turning a cent of profit. Taxing shareholders in those companies is effectively taxing hypothetical future wealth.

Since this is not a tax on income, it would require most wealthy people to liquidate assets to pay for it. If those assets were in the form of stocks and bonds, the wealthy individual was already paying a 20% tax on the dividends and capital gains those assets were generating each year (assuming they’re receiving qualified dividends and paying long term capital gains tax). If their wealth was in the form of real estate, the wealthy individual was already paying annual property taxes on the property. For many wealthy people, their net worth is only on paper. While our current tax system only taxes realized gains, Warren wants to tax hypothetical wealth.

Wealth taxes are disruptive – and wouldn’t generate as much revenue as advertised, given that the assets liquidated to pay the wealth tax were themselves contributing to the tax base, and evasion would be a guarantee.

The projected revenues of $275 billion annually from a wealth tax are unrealistic, as we know from analysis of more liberal wealth taxes. French economist Thomas Piketty proposed a comprehensive wealth tax on all net worths above $260,000, ranging from 0.5%-2% with the following brackets:

  • $260,000-1,300,000: 0.5%
  • $1,300,000-6,500,000: 1%
  • 6,500,000 and over: 2%

This is a wealth tax that would apply to a drastically larger percentage of taxpayers (while still applying the same 2% tax on wealth above $50 million that Warren proposes), and yet a Tax Foundation study found that it would raise revenues by just $62.6 billion, less than a quarter of what Warren advertised. The discrepancy in revenue from Warren’s estimates and the Tax Foundation’s comes from the fact that Warren isn’t taking into account the disruptive effects a wealth tax would have, or accounting for individuals who would hide wealth offshore to dodge the tax (which is easier than you’d expect, given the fluid nature of wealth).  The Tax Foundation also found that a wealth tax of Pikkety’s design would reduce capital formation by 16.5%, eliminate 1.1 million jobs, reduce GDP by 6.1%, and decrease wages by from 7% to 10% for every income quintile.

And for that massive cost to the economy, Warren’s proposal wouldn’t even fund the federal government for a week. Wealth taxes and 70% income tax rates on the rich may be popular politically, but they won’t make a dent in America’s current fiscal hole. On the other hand, it wouldn’t surprise me if Warren and Cortez’s real endgame here is to simply punish the wealthy.

Ep. 902 Mueller Doubles Down on Police State Tactics

In this episode I address the breaking news about the early morning raid of political operative Roger Stone’s house by the Mueller team. Mueller is clearly panicking at this point and I make the case that he is getting desperate by using these tactics. I also cover the increasingly troubling use of technology by governments to spy on citizens.

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