Kamala Harris is smart enough to understand this fact, so she’s switched tactics. Why run for president when you can run for queen? That’s the upshot of the comprehensive immigration plan she released yesterday. Through executive action alone, it promises to create a roadmap to citizenship for millions of “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children.
Set aside the question of whether the government should be subsidizing housing more, instead of subsidizing it less. This is insane purely as a matter of policy design.
Booker writes that “almost half” of all renters pay more than 30 percent of their income in rent, which seems to roughly align with the 57 million individuals benefiting in the Columbia research (which his post does not provide). So almost half of renters would have the option of moving to whatever neighborhood they wanted throughout the country, no matter how expensive, while paying exactly 30 percent of their income in rent, so long as they picked a place at the “neighborhood fair market rent.”
The rest of Buttigieg’s foreign-policy speech was forgettable. He said he would rejoin the United States to the Iran nuclear deal. Even from a liberal perspective, is that really the best approach? Because the deal wasn’t a treaty signed by Congress, Trump pulled the U.S. out of it with a stroke of a pen. One can agree or disagree with this. But by doing so, Trump inadvertently proved the argument of Iran’s hardliners correct, the argument that America would not honor its commitments in Iran. What did being welcomed back into the good graces of America under George W. Bush do for General Qaddafi under Obama? Not much.
Buttigieg also included climate change as an “existential national-security” question. While it gets applause lines in the Democratic base, this habit of thinking warps both environmental thinking and defense. It’s not more clarifying than saying that Federal Reserve policy is a national-security question.
“Today, climate change poses both an existential threat and a scientific challenge. We already see its effects — record floods, devastating wildfires, 100-year storms that happen every year — costing lives and billions of dollars in damage,” Warren wrote in a blog post.
But even if the Green New Deal’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2030 were achieved, it would not be enough to avert the global “climate crisis,” she warned.
“To satisfy this global need, we need rapid innovation on par with the space race along with widespread domestic and international adoption of clean, renewable, and emission-free energy technology,” Warren said. “We should bank on American ingenuity and American workers to lead the global effort to face down this threat — and create more than a million good jobs here at home.”
Sanders insisted that democratic socialism has nothing to do with authoritarian communism, adding that he believes in a “vibrant democracy.”
The Democratic Party now is no longer just a collection of differing political opinions. It is more akin to mental illness. The sheer stupidity of its leading lights takes one’s breath away. Bringing this party to power would be an unrelenting disaster. The country is fractious, anti-family, isolationist, and economically incompetent as it is.
We have had a brief moment of rationality under Trump. I had no idea Trump had it in him. This short period of relief has been like a gift from Gd. In fact, it is exactly like a gift from Gd. If we don’t start getting back on the good path, Gd will finally lose patience with us. Then all hell will break loose. This phrase may yet need to be taken more literally than figuratively. I certainly hope not.Published in