White House press secretary Jen Psaki expressed her frustration with people asking why President Joe Biden will not visit the Southern border in an interview she gave as the migrant crisis continues. Psaki spoke about the crisis and the White House response to it in an interview with former President Barack Obama’s campaign manager David Axelrod. She acknowledged the border was an “important issue” that the Biden White House was “focused on” but argued more Americans were concerned with the coronavirus pandemic. “What percentage of the public is focused on the border?” she asked. “A much smaller percentage than who’s focused on the pandemic and the economy. So that may be maddening, but, you know, that’s what we try to do.” Axelrod said the effort to get the Biden administration to describe the border crisis as a crisis was “sort of a game that drives you nuts” in Washington, DC. “‘White House in crisis,'” Psaki replied, mocking cable news chyrons and headlines about the … [Read more...] about Jen Psaki: It’s ‘Maddening’ People Keep Asking Joe Biden to Visit the Border
One out of every 6 adult workers said they remained in their unwanted jobs out of fear of losing their health benefits, according to a new survey released Thursday. The survey, conducted by West Health and Gallup , found that 16 percent of adult workers in the U.S. have stayed in jobs that they might have otherwise left because they do not want to lose their employer-sponsored health insurance. Black workers were 50 percent more likely to find themselves in this situation. According to the survey, 21 percent of Black adults are currently in a job they want to leave but won’t out of fear of losing health insurance benefits, compared to 14 percent of white adults. ADVERTISEMENT Sixteen percent of Hispanic workers said the same. Annual household income was another factor that influenced whether adults are remaining in jobs for health benefits. According to the survey, adults making less than $48,000 a year were among the most likely to stay in an unwanted job, … [Read more...] about 1 in 6 US workers say they keep unwanted jobs for health insurance
What President Biden Joe Biden Caitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Argentina launches 'Green Mondays' campaign to cut greenhouse gases On The Money: Federal judge vacates CDC's eviction moratorium | Biden says he's open to compromise on corporate tax rate | Treasury unsure of how long it can stave off default without debt limit hike MORE ’s gigantic new spending plans amount to is a New Deal for the Middle Class. There are two kinds of government spending — public works and social welfare. Public works spending involves benefits that are available to everyone and that people cannot provide for themselves — things like a clean environment, strong national defense, fast highways, convenient airports and good schools. Social welfare spending is targeted by need. It helps disadvantaged people get things that people who are better off are able to provide for themselves, such as food, housing and health care. Public works spending is much … [Read more...] about The instructive popularity of Biden’s ‘New Deal’ for the middle class
On Friday, the European Union took aim at one of America’s most iconic companies, Apple, with a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit . The Europeans are hopelessly uncompetitive in the major tech industries , so they resort to lawsuits to slash at American supremacy. The Euro-socialists want to pilfer as much as 10 percent of Apple’s profit stream. This flimsy charge of “monopoly behavior” by the EU is becoming standard practice as Germany, France and others continue to fall technologically behind and their citizens become rapid purchasers of Silicon Valley products and services. The move by the EU is a classic shakedown — the money it wants is akin to imposing a foreign tariff on American products. This could cost U.S. shareholders hundreds of billions of dollars . Europe has similar suits against another trillion-dollar American company, Google. So the U.S. government is rushing to defend America’s crown-jewel companies that have added hundreds … [Read more...] about Why isn’t Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults?
Biden administration officials on Thursday released a new report detailing how the want to achieve the president's goal of conserving 30 percent of the country's lands and waters by 2030, focusing on voluntary and locally led efforts instead of a nationally mandated program. The report, released Thursday by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Deb Haaland We can't let sand mining threaten storm-buffering, natural infrastructure Haaland: Santorum's Native American comments 'unfortunate' Haaland: Government 'ready to solve' crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans MORE , Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tom Vilsack USDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE , Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Gina Raimondo The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Trump moves to his own blog as Facebook ban remains in place The Hill's Morning Report - … [Read more...] about Biden officials unveil plan to conserve 30 percent of US lands and water