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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -- Promises Kept, Biden & Your Taxes, Another Lie

Promises Kept
Vice President Mike Pence wrote a powerful opinion piece in USA Today making the case for President Trump's reelection.  The focus of his argument is that Donald Trump has kept his promises to the American people.  Here are some highlights from the vice president's column: 


  • President Trump delivered historic tax cuts and tax reform, rolled back federal regulations, unleashed America's energy sector, and fought for free and fair trade.
  • Trump's economic policies created nearly 7 million jobs, including 500,000 manufacturing jobs. Unemployment rates for African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans hit their lowest levels ever, and we achieved the lowest unemployment rate for women in 65 years.
  • President Trump led a historic whole-of-government approach to combat COVID-19. He suspended travel from China, and launched one of the largest mobilizations since World War II.
  • President Trump secured direct economic payments to help countless Americans, and spearheaded the Paycheck Protection Program, which saved 51 million jobs.
  • Thanks to President Trump's Operation Warp Speed, America is on track to have a safe and effective vaccination by year's end.
  • President Trump rebuilt our military and delivered the largest military pay raise in a decade for our brave warriors.
  • President Donald Trump has stood every day with the men and women who serve on the Thin Blue Line of law enforcement. When you withdraw support for those who protect and serve, you only embolden those who would do harm to our families and our communities. 

Please share Vice President Pence's column with friends and family members, and on social media.  Here's a list of President Trump's accomplishments you can also share with friends and family.
Here's one more promise that President Trump has kept – he has appointed more federal judges who respect the Constitution than any first-term president in the past 40 years.  And soon, he will have appointed three Supreme Court justices!
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination tomorrow, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced yesterday that the full Senate will vote on her confirmation Monday.
This issue alone -- rebalancing the federal courts and the Supreme Court -- is reason enough for every conservative to vote for President Trump and their Republican senators.
And if for some reason you are still on the fence, check out this commentary by author Andy Andrews on the importance of the Supreme Court and why your vote in this election is so important.
Biden Will Raise YOUR Taxes
Joe Biden is claiming that his economic plan will raise taxes only on those making $400,000 or more.  That's a lie.
For one thing, Biden wants to reinstate the Obamacare individual mandate, which the Supreme Court declared was a tax.  That tax will hit everyone who does not have health insurance. 
Before President Trump and congressional Republicans repealed the Obamacare mandate, 69% of those who were forced to pay it made less than $50,000 a year.  (By the way, under President Trump healthcare premiums on the Affordable Care Act exchange have fallen for three years in a row.)
Biden also wants to change the ways retirement savings are taxed.  According to one analysis, that will impact people making $80,000 or more.
I could go on, but here's the bottom line: Democrats love taxes.  Bill Clinton raised taxes.  Barack Obama raised taxes.  Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will raise your taxes.
Just another reason to vote for President Trump and Republican congressional candidates!
Another Biden Lie?
During his recent ABC town hall event in Philadelphia, Joe Biden claimed that the Boilermakers Union had endorsed him.  He said, "So the Boilermakers Union has endorsed me because I sat down with them, went into great detail with leadership, [about] exactly what I would do."
Except that he didn't sit down with the union leadership and they didn't endorse him.
The national boilermakers union is not endorsing any candidate this election, and Local 154 in Pittsburgh endorsed Donald Trump.  Other locals in Connecticut and New Jersey also endorsed Donald Trump.
According to Shawn Steffee, a board member of Local 154, Joe Biden never talked to his union. 
There are only two choices here and neither is particularly good.  It's possible that Biden just made it up.  He has a history of making things up, like his three college degrees, marching in the Civil Rights movement, getting arrested trying to visit Nelson Mandela and a moving but false war story.
The other explanation, which is worse for our country, is that he remembered something that didn't happen or confused it with the last time the boilermakers endorsed him in a Senate race.
If Joe Biden wins and we find out later that he is in fact suffering from some kind of mental decline, we will look back on this episode (and many others) with regret because we had fair warning that something is wrong.
America cannot risk a Biden presidency.
A Disturbing Revelation
The Wall Street Journal editorial board is demanding that Joe Biden answer questions about his family's business dealings with China.  The Journal is right.  There are significant implications of corruption, and there is a real possibility that the Chinese communists could blackmail the Biden family. 
But financial dealings may be the least of the Biden family's concerns.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik went to Delaware police Monday with photographs and text messages from Hunter Biden's laptop.  They were compelled to do so because what they discovered was not evidence of political corruption but possible child endangerment
In an interview with investigative journalist John Solomon, Giuliani said, "I told them other details about what appears to be an inappropriate sexual relationship.  They told me it would be investigated."
Speaking to Newsmax, Giuliani said that one text conversation between Hunter and Joe Biden was "really very, very sensitive" and involved allegations that Hunter was "sexually inappropriate" with an underage girl.
It's difficult to know what to make of these latest allegations and how they may impact the campaign.  The mainstream media has no interest in investigating this.  The FBI reportedly had custody of the laptop since December, but we know how the Bureau protected Hillary Clinton during her email scandal. 
Stay tuned.