Gary Bauer / Apr. 29, 2017

Pass Tax Reform Now

The economy is stalling. According to the Commerce Department’s report, first quarter economic growth fell to just 0.7%. It should be noted that economic growth has been slowing since the third quarter of 2016. These numbers make one thing very clear: We need tax reform now!

The economy is stalling. According to the Commerce Department’s report, first quarter economic growth fell to just 0.7%. It should be noted that economic growth has been slowing since the third quarter of 2016. These numbers make one thing very clear: We need tax reform now!

We’ve had seven years of sluggish economic activity. As I noted yesterday, Obama never had 3% economic growth in any year during his two terms in office. The economy struggled for the past eight years, so it’s not surprising that it continues to struggle now. We need to stimulate the economy and President Trump’s Kennedy/Reagan-style tax reform will jumpstart the economy.

More money in the hands of consumers will boost spending. More money in the hands of job creators will boost hiring.

If the Left doesn’t like President Trump’s plan, what is its plan? What is it that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are suggesting we do to grow the economy? They flooded the markets with cheap money for the past eight years. That hasn’t worked. Meanwhile, seniors are getting slammed because they are getting next to nothing on their savings.

Republicans in Congress, who appear to be getting weak knees, need to understand that President Trump’s policies are much better than what we had for the past eight years and would have had under President Hillary Clinton. They need to step up and prove to small business owners and struggling families that they can deliver.

Obama Loves George Washington

Barack Obama didn’t say much about the Founding Fathers when he was president. He did little to ensure that our children learned what incredible leaders they were, how much they risked and sacrificed to create a nation dedicated to freedom and liberty — something unique in human history.

But he does seem to have a newfound appreciation for George Washington. In fact, Obama requested 400,000 portraits of our first president in the form of $400,000 for a speech to a Wall Street investment firm. I’m kidding, of course. I’m sure the former president took his fee in the form of a check or wire transfer. But you get the point.

As a reminder, this is the same guy who told CBS News in 2009, “I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street.” This is the same guy who embraced the radicals of Occupy Wall Street.

Elizabeth Warren says she is troubled by Obama’s cashing in. This is the same woman who railed against the real estate and banking industries after making big bucks herself flipping houses. Maybe she should scold Bernie Sanders for his three houses.

Speaking of Bernie, he’s troubled by Obama’s coziness with Wall Street too.

It’s amazing how Obama, Warren and Sanders believe in socialism for you, but they love capitalism for themselves!

Speaking of Troubled…

The former president is really having a rough time right now. He seems to be upsetting one left-wing special interest group after another.

According to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Garrow, Barack Obama allegedly “considered gayness” in his early adult years. But in a letter to his “first intimate girlfriend,” Obama eventually decided “that a same-sex relationship would be less challenging and demanding than developing one with the opposite sex.”

After being told over and over again that people are “born that way,” I suspect some on the Left will be offended by Obama’s “choice.”

Clinton in Trouble Too?

The Daily Caller reports that Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, has referred Treve Suazo, CEO of Platte River Networks, to the Justice Department for prosecution. You may recall that Platte River Networks is the company that managed Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

According to Rep. Smith, Suazo has refused to comply with two subpoenas from the committee and should be charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements. What exactly is Mr. Suazo trying to hide at this point?

“With a new administration in place, I am hopeful that the Department of Justice will appropriately respond to the referral. We cannot allow companies with valuable information to stonewall us in our oversight efforts,” Chairman Smith said.

Standing for Life

Last night I had the honor of speaking at the 44th annual Celebration of Life Banquet, hosted by my friends at Right to Life of Louisville in my home state of Kentucky.

Restoring the right to life continues to be the premier moral issue confronting the country. It will be hard to make America great again as long as we are destroying nearly one million innocent babies a year. To end abortion on demand, we need a few more Supreme Court appointments, and President Trump may well get that chance!

We also need to make firm decisions regarding taxpayer funding of abortion. This Congress and this president have taken some good first steps, beginning with reinstating Ronald Reagan’s policy against funding abortions overseas and overturning Barack Obama’s order mandating state funding of Planned Parenthood.

So long as God gives me breath, I will continue speaking out in defense of the most innocent and voiceless victims in our society today — our unborn children.

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