September 8, 2022
Bidenflation Hits Our Troops 😡
America’s brave servicemen and women already sacrifice so much to protect us. Apparently, policymakers in Washington are fine with asking them to sacrifice even more—including by taking an effective 12.5% pay cut.
It’s clear now that President Biden’s Defense Department failed to account for skyrocketing inflation when making its budget. The result? The annual raise scheduled for our troops isn’t nearly enough to make up for inflation. That means soldiers and their families will lose $8.7 billion in buying power this year alone. In fact, things are so bad for many of our military families that the Pentagon has started recommending that our nation’s bravest get on food stamps.
Our armed forces are the greatest force for good in the world. The least we can do is make sure they have the resources they need to provide for their families. It’s truly embarrassing that the Biden administration isn’t fighting for those who defend our freedom.
→ Read more: The U.S. military is going woke thanks to ‘elite’ education (Newsweek)
→ Read more: Why the U.S. military faces a growing recruiting crisis (CNBC)
California Dreamin’ (For Nightmarish Liberal Policies) 💤
California’s state legislative session just ended. But families across the Golden State will be paying a steep price for years to come—and the rest of America may soon pay, too.
Just look at a few of the most ridiculous liberal policies that California’s lawmakers passed:
- More bureaucracy to raise food prices. A new government council will have the power to dramatically increase costs for fast food restaurants—which could kill jobs and raise prices for families who are already struggling to get by.
- $400 million to subsidize union lobbying. A new tax credit would pay for union dues—and since California lets unions spend those dues on politics, that means taxpayer dollars could be used to put more liberal politicians in office.
- Government-funded abortion. The state budget puts $20 million of taxpayer money towards funding abortions. And a new program will tap into that money to pay for people from out-of-state to travel to California to get them, too.
California already leads the United States in so many of the worst ways. Its liberal leaders no doubt hope these latest radical policies will be a template for the whole nation. But America should never buy what the Golden State is selling.
→ Read more: California goes for broke for bad policies (Washington Examiner)
→ Read more: California’s fast-food bill whopper (Wall Street Journal)