Hochul’s Mask Mandate
Governor Hochul’s mask mandate has been met with significant resistance as more than thirty counties have announced they will not enforce the Governor’s order. Noticeably absent from the Governor’s announcement was her Health Commissioner and Senior Advisors.
I believe Governor Hochul sets state policy on likely personal benefits miscalculated with her new mask mandate. As her popularity continues to trend southward, Hochul is attempting to play both sides and get underneath any negative pushback by indicating the state will not penalize any counties that are refusing to enforce.
Cuomo Ordered to return ill-gotten book profits.
Disgraced former Governor Cuomo’s $5 million book deal was buttressed on lies, falsified official records, coverups and deliberate delays in reporting. To add insult to injury many state employees, mostly against their will, were used to research, write, and edit the book. A clear misallocation of Government funds and time.
JCOPE was correct in ordering the Governor to repay profits from his book. Read my complete statement here.
Biden, Schumer Fail to Move Build Back Better Bill
Thanks to Senator Joe Manchin the “Build Back Better” Bill, is shelved in the United States Senate.
BBB, passed the U.S. House on a party line vote minus one Republican defector, Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger. Thanks to the Senate and the Senator from West Virginia, 2021 will end with no more fiscal carnage at the hands of the Democrats.
The truth is Build Back Better is just Build Back Broke. The inflationary bill would add significant debt that our country under no circumstance can afford. BBB has been the cornerstone of the Biden domestic agenda, but clearly even a member of his own party cannot fathom the financial consequences the bill would have on the taxpayers.
GOP Senators Wrong to Support Lifting Debt Cap
The best way to keep government from growing is to stop uncontrolled spending, but this week the GOP Senators allowed the Democrats to raise the debt ceiling doing all taxpaying Americans a massive disservice.
Though the idea of the debt ceiling may feel distant from the lives of ordinary Americans, how it’s handled by politicians and bureaucrats in Washington can easily wade into your own financial situation.
Many Senate Republicans are frustrated with a deal Senate Minority Leader McConnell reached, on a party-line vote, to allow Democrats to raise the debt ceiling. Republicans first said they would refuse it, but a deal was struck and the debt ceiling was raised.
While we are not yet aware of the deal Minority Leader McConnell made, I can assure you Republicans, and the taxpayers, are getting the raw end of the deal.