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September 14, 2020

Police Are Paying The Price 👮

Law enforcement officers are now being shot in the streets. In the latest example of anti-police rhetoric turning into violence, two sheriff’s deputies were ambushed in Los Angeles over the weekend. “Defund the police” is quickly turning into “attack the police.”

The victims of this attack were a 31-year-old mother and a 24-year-old man. Both had been on the force for less than a year-and-a-half. Both were shot multiple times and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Shockingly, anti-police protesters descended on their hospital and began chanting “we hope they die.”

This violence is a natural outgrowth of the “defund the police” movement. By painting law enforcement in an evil light, protesters and politicians are encouraging attacks on the brave men and women who keep Americans safe. How many more officers have to get shot before this madness stops?

→ Read more: Anti-police protesters yell “we hope they die” outside hospital where wounded deputies were taken (CBS Los Angeles)

→ Read more: A look at violence against police: 6 U.S. officers shot in last 4 days (ABC Knoxville)


$3 Trillion And Counting 

Here’s a milestone we never thought we’d see: The U.S. just surpassed a $3 trillion deficit, and the year isn’t even over. This is well over twice as much as the second biggest deficit in American history… yet congressional Democrats want to spend $3 trillion more.

The reason for this disturbing record is partly the coronavirus pandemic, which required a major response from the federal government. Congress has already authorized a staggering $4 trillion in relief spending, just over half of which has been spent. We’ve told you before about the waste and fraud in this massive sum. We’ve also made clear that after such a blowout year, Congress needs to get serious about spending cuts.

So it’s unsettling that Democrats want to double down. Last week, when the Republican Senate tried to pass a further $300 billion for schools, hospitals, businesses, and the unemployed, Senate Democrats killed the measure. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called it “inadequate” — meaning the left wants much, much more.

Democrats want nothing less than the $3 trillion bill the House passed in May, which is full of wasteful spending that goes far beyond needed pandemic relief. Let’s hope Republicans hold firm and refuse to add trillions more to the national debt.

→ Read more: U.S. government debt will nearly equal the size of the entire economy for the first time since World War Two (Washington Post)

→ Read more: Democrats filibuster COVID relief (Wall Street Journal)