So, we got the April jobs report this morning. Economists were expecting at least one million new jobs as more states are relaxing COVID restrictions and more businesses reopen. Some financial experts boldly predicted that as many as two million new jobs were created last month.
It was a total miss. Just 266,000 new jobs were created in April, and the unemployment rate went up. But there's more. March's numbers were revised downward by 146,000 fewer jobs.
What's going on? Well, as many conservatives and business owners warned, it seems that the extra unemployment benefits progressives stuffed into the latest COVID relief bill are keeping many potential workers on the sidelines. Why work when you can get paid almost as much or perhaps even more to stay home?
Here's something else to consider: Many businesses are bracing for Biden's tax hikes and likely tapping the brakes on hiring. It's only logical that businesses would hesitate to take on additional employees (expenses) now if they expect their taxes (costs) are about to go up.
None of this should surprise anyone. The Obama/Biden malaise wasn't that long ago.
Personnel Is Policy
As we have previously reported, the Biden Administration is packed full of radical appointees, each of whom wields considerable influence over various aspects of domestic and foreign policy.
These radical appointments clearly expose the Biden Administration's "moderate" facade. And one of Biden's recent appointments is particularly concerning when it comes to U.S. policy toward Israel.
Last month, Biden nominated Sarah Margon to be assistant secretary of state for democracy and human rights. Margon is a far-left activist, connected to George Soros, who accused George W. Bush and Dick Cheney of "crimes against humanity."
Margon previously served as the director of the rabidly anti-Israel group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), which has repeatedly smeared Israel as an "apartheid state." From her perch at HRW, Margon routinely cheered the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
And while the Biden Administration claims to support a "two-state solution" with Israel living side-by-side with a Palestinian state carved out of Judea and Samaria, Margon doesn't share that vision. In her fevered mind, the map of the Middle East doesn't include Israel at all.
She has embraced the concept of a "single-state solution," much like that favored by Rashida Tlaib and Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran. In such a state, Palestinian Arabs demographically swamp Israeli Jews, so that the world's only Jewish state ceases to exist.
And THIS is the person Biden selected to be his assistant secretary of state for democracy and human rights. A person committed to demonizing, if not destroying, the only truly democratic state in the Middle East that is committed to human rights, our ally Israel.
Sadly, Margon's appointment is not a fluke, but merely the latest in a string of radical anti-Israel activists Biden has brought into the government.
But let's assume that Biden hadn't appointed any of these extremists. You wouldn't need any more evidence of the Biden/Harris Administration's hostility toward Israel than its enthusiasm for getting back into the Iranian nuclear deal. They continue to hold negotiations with every country involved except the one nation at the greatest risk of annihilation -- Israel.
One Nation Under ???
Yesterday, we noted that President Biden left God out of his National Day of Prayer proclamation. Some are asking why he would do that. Well, it's not at all surprising. Jesus was missing from Biden's Easter proclamation.
Let me remind you that progressive activists booed the inclusion of God in the 2012 Democrat platform. The Obama/Biden Administration tried to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for contraception, and tried to browbeat Christian bakers and pizzerias. The Biden Administration right now is trying to force Catholic doctors to perform sex change surgeries.
Faith used to unite us. Now it is one of the primary differences between the left and the right.
The growing percentage of Americans who claim no faith overwhelmingly vote for left-wing candidates. Those most serious about their faith, whether evangelical Christians or Orthodox Jews, overwhelmingly favor conservative candidates.
Yesterday's proclamation was just another attempt by Joe Biden to appease his radical base, and it tells you everything you need to know about the mindset of his administration.
Ronald Reagan said, "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, we will be a nation gone under."
I still believe America can be the "shining city upon a hill" that our Founding Fathers and President Reagan believed in. With your prayers and support, I will continue fighting the good fight for faith, family and freedom!
Facebook & The Cartels
Kudos to Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL)! She's furious after discovering how easy it was to find ads on Facebook placed by human traffickers, working hand-in-hand with the drug cartels, to exploit our southern border.
That's right. The same Facebook that has banned Donald Trump has absolutely no problem accepting the blood money of human traffickers helping people violate our national sovereignty, not to mention the horrific abuse they inflict on migrant women and girls.
Meanwhile, Congresswoman Cammack noted that she has constituents in her district who have been banned from advertising their businesses on Facebook because they shared "conservative content" or posted a photo of themselves wearing a MAGA hat!
Fighting Communist China
For those of you who just can't get enough Bauer (Someone? Anyone?), check out my latest interview on communist China with The Diplomat, a very prestigious publication widely read by government officials all over the world.
· Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed voter integrity legislation into law. The law strengthens voter ID requirements, bans ballot harvesting, prohibits private organizations from performing official election duties and limits drop boxes and mail-in balloting.
· Governor DeSantis also lifted all COVID restrictions in the Sunshine State.
· Kansas approved serious election integrity legislation that bans ballot harvesting, prohibits private organizations from performing official election duties and prevents state officials from making "emergency" changes to election laws.
· Idaho Governor Brad Little signed pro-life legislation banning abortion after the detection of a heartbeat.
· Montana Governor Greg Gianforte is ending extra unemployment benefits and is instead offering a back-to-work bonus.
· South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is ending extra unemployment benefits.
· Lubbock, Texas, voted overwhelmingly to declare itself a pro-life sanctuary city.
· The socialist member of the Seattle city council who pushed measures to defund the police and supported the failed autonomous zone is facing a recall effort.
So far so good! In the cases she has ruled on, Justice Amy Coney Barrett has agreed with Justice Clarence Thomas 100% of the time.