Biden Administration

Commentary

Fact-Checking Biden

Social Media Shines a Spotlight on Joe Biden’s Economic Falsehoods In the nearly three years of his presidency, Joe Biden has left a trail of known failures and questionable (and often nonsensical) statements. That legacy continued recently when, not once,…

Commentary

The Price of Open Borders

The Fiscal Implications of an Unsecured Border and Illegal ImmigrationΒ  232,972. That’s how many illegal immigrants were encountered on our southern border in August alone, with over 181,000 apprehensions. That is up from 183,494 encounters in July and 144,570 in…

NewsFederal

August Jobs Report: Rising Unemployment and Dissatisfaction

The US economy under President Biden continued its mellow pace in August, as Americans continued to strain under the burdens of record inflation, rising interest rates, and economic uncertainty.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its raw jobs report…

NewsFederal

Bidenomics: Exposing the Marxist Road to American Communism

The year is 2035. Kamala Harris is in her second term as president of the United States, after serving as vice president under Joe Biden for eight years. The β€œInflation Reduction Act 5.0″ and the third iteration of the Green…

Podcast - Taxpayer Talks

Episode 5: Will They Get to Work on Behalf of Texas Taxpayers?

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we discuss the recently announced Texas House Committee assignments and their potential implications for Texas taxpayers. We also talk about the recently announced legislative priorities for the Texas Freedom Caucus, as…

NewsFederal

The Fed Raises Rates Again

Today, the Federal Open Market Committee released the minutes from their most recent meeting. The most significant news was that they hiked the interest rate by 25 basis points to give us a total federal rate of 4.5% (up from…

NewsFederal

Updated CPI Numbers Show Inflation Is Sticking Around

On Thursday, new Consumer Price Index (CPI) data was released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, ultimately indicating that the current historic inflation is not going away any time soon and continues to reduce the purchasing power of…

Podcast - Taxpayer Talks

Episode 11: Jeff Cason, Quid Pro Joe and a Political Culture of Spending

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we highlight some of the more interesting points to come out of our recent interview with Texas Republican State Representative Jeff Cason, the recent “Quid pro-Joe” scandal regarding Saudi Arabian oil,…

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Biden Caught in Another ‘Quid Pro Joe’

Where is the outrage for the many obviously corrupt business and political dealings of Joe Biden? In the last week, the government of Saudi Arabia made public that U.S. President Joe Biden was engaged in yet another quid pro quoβ€”or,…

NewsFederal

Inflation Increase Is More Than Expected

Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for the month of September was released Thursday morning, and with it came more bad news with regard to our economic outlook. Inflation (year over year) came in at 8.2%. Though this is down from…

NewsState

Abbott Refuses to Relinquish Power, Extends COVID Emergency Again

Yesterday, Abbott renewed his COVID disaster declaration for another 30 days. Texas is now lagging behind the rest of the nation as one of only 12 states that have refused to lay down their unconstitutional executive power. This marks the…

Explainers

Explainer: What Is the World Economic Forum?

For the last few years, it’s been hard to go to a grassroots gathering without at least a mention of the World Economic Forum or a quote from the infamous Klaus Schwab. If you haven’t heard of the World Economic…

Podcast - Taxpayer Talks

Episode 5: Senate Committee Discusses Issues Important to Texas Taxpayers

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we discuss the Biden administration gaffe on inflation and the Texas Senate Local Government Committee hearings this week where they discussed property tax reform and taxpayer-funded lobbying.   Articles Referenced Senate…

Podcast - Taxpayer Talks

Episode 3: Student Loan Debt Debate & Texas Property Taxes

Episode Description πŸ’° In this episode of π—§π—”π—«π—£π—”π—¬π—˜π—₯ π—§π—”π—Ÿπ—žπ—¦, we discuss how in the debate over student loan debt ‘forgiveness’, higher education institutions are largely escaping blame as well as deception being used by local governments in Texas when it…

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Higher Education Escapes Culpability in Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Debate

Last week, the Biden administration announced plans to eliminate a portion of student loan debt for Americans who qualify under a certain income threshold. To be clear, the plan collectivizes the debt incurred by individuals and further burdens U.S. taxpayers….