Jordan Candler / Mar. 15, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Major tax hike coming, FEMA heads to the border, Portland’s cognitive dissonance, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • America was forewarned: Spendthrift Biden planning first major tax hike in nearly 30 years (Disrn)

“The $1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’ that just passed on a strict party-line vote of Democrats relied almost entirely on debt to finance. But according to his Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, Biden’s next economic plan will have to be at least partially paid for — something the administration plans on doing by including a corporate tax rate hike as well as an increase on individual tax rates for high earners.”

  • President Biden deploying FEMA to the overrun border that was self-inflicted (Washington Post)

“About 8,500 teens and children are living in shelters run by Health and Human Services, and unaccompanied minors are arriving more quickly than HHS officials can place children with sponsors. They have been unable to quickly add capacity to accommodate the new arrivals, which means nearly 4,000 minors are jam-packed in Border Patrol station holding facilities and jail cells designed for adults.”

  • Cognitive dissonance: Portland mayor looks to refund police as homicides spike (Fox News)

“[Ted] Wheeler’s funding request marked a turnaround for Portland, which has been viewed as an epicenter of the ‘Defund the police’ movement — in which liberal groups have sought to divert public cash away from traditional police departments and into efforts such as mental health treatment and community development. … Last June, the city leaders voted to slash $16 million from the police budget.”

Meanwhile: “Portland courthouse turns back into fortress after riots spike again.” —Fox News

Big Tech Oligarchs

  • Facebook’s arbiters of truth to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines (Reuters)

  • Four hidden ways Big Tech platforms suck up your data (Examiner)

Government & Politics

  • Art of the deal: Trump’s 200-plus judicial appointees give Republicans hope to revoke Biden’s flood of unconstitutional executive orders (Washington Times)

  • Federal “COVID” spending just hit $41,870 per taxpayer (FEE)

  • Double standards: Nancy Pelosi says it’s okay to overturn an election if a Republican wins (Post Millennial)

We’re Shocked — Shocked!

  • U.S. Army reconsiders “gender-neutral physical test” after most women fail to keep up with men (Daily Wire)

  • Democrats represent 26 of 27 richest congressional districts (Daily Caller)

Business & Economy

  • Biden’s ecofascist agenda to push gas prices even higher (Washington Times)

  • 40% of small business owners can’t fill job openings thanks to Democrat unemployment handouts (FEE)

  • Road to recovery: American daily travel now exceeding pre-pandemic levels (Disrn) while airports see most air travelers since March 2020 (UPI)

Village Academic Curriculum

  • Kentucky’s Berea College hosting event comparing “white citizenship” and “Trumpism” to terrorism (Disrn)

  • Biracial Nevada student fails high school class for not confessing to “white dominance” (Disrn)

  • California curriculum leads kids in chant to Aztec god of human sacrifice (PJ Media)

  • More than 1,000 Baltimore school officials make $100,000 a year as students continue to fail (Daily Wire)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Woke Dictionary.com drops word “slavery,” adds “BIPOC” and “critical race theory” (Disrn)

Other Notables

  • Legal lottery: Minneapolis reaches record $27 million settlement with George Floyd’s family — and the trial hasn’t even started yet (NBC News)

  • Friendly fire: Democrats Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand (but not Biden) call for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation (The Federalist), though Cuomo remains defiant, saying he won’t resign even as 7th accuser comes forward (Disrn)

  • Target is abandoning its Minneapolis headquarters (FEE)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • You can now order your very own Trump Buddha statue (Not the Bee)

On a Lighter Note…

  • 102-year-old woman goes viral after joining great-grandson’s virtual gym class (NY Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan: Too big and can fail (AEI)

  • Policy: Critical Race Theory aims to upend the civic order (Heritage Foundation)

  • Humor: WW2 veteran recounts harrowing story of the lack of trans representation on D-Day (Babylon Bee)

  • Related humor: Powerful: Military to allow troops to replace camo with colors of their gender identity flag (Babylon Bee)

Thankfully for us, we identify as ammosexual.

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