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July 18, 2019: Trey Gowdy - 'Nobody cares what Congress does ... The House doesn't matter anymore'

"Nobody cares what Congress does. What we saw yesterday -- they can't even enforce their own House rules against their own members." Read More 

July 16, 2019: Hungary Proves It ... No More Effective Way To Stop Illegal [Immigration]

May 1, 2017 ... Hungary managed to cut its daily influx of migrants from several thousand to less than 40 simply by erecting two fences. That wasn’t all. They then staffed the fences with hundreds of police officers and deputized “border hunters.” Read More

July 13, 2019: Obama Border Chief Crushes AOC With Facts + Logic

“As a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, it is shocking, shocking to see constant attacks against those that leave the safety and security of their homes every day, put on a Kevlar vest and put a gun on their hip and risk their own safety to defend this nation,” Obama-era Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan. Read More

July 13, 2019: {Estimate} Illegal immigrants made up 23% of U.S. foreign-born population

An analysis by the Pew Research Center estimates that roughly 10.5 million immigrants in the United States were here illegally in 2017. Read More

July 9, 2019: "Black Folks Don’t Need Reparations ... We’re Doing Well On Our Own"

Opinion by Candace Owens: The underlying theory of reparations is that some Americans must pay other Americans compensation in order to redress historical injustices that were perpetrated long before anybody who is alive today was even born. Read More

July 7, 2019: The Cruel Dishonesty of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Opinion | Newt Gingrich

"It took Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's visit to the border {and her dishonest comments afterwards} to help me understand how profoundly vicious, cruel, and dishonest she is." Read More

June 28, 2019: Trump's Leaner White House 2019 Payroll Has Already Saved Taxpayers $20 Million

Trump's White House payroll has been a leading indicator of his commitment to "do more, with less." Read More

June 28, 2019: Undermining Right to Work

Democrats are working to push federal legislation that would override right to work laws across the country. Rep. Andy Levin (D., Mich.) said that collective bargaining should be considered a fundamental human right and painted right to work laws as out-of-step with other developed nations. Read More

June 27, 2019: Scott, Manchin Introduce Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

“Loan transparency and financial literacy is a bipartisan issue - in South Carolina alone, 60% of graduates face student debt after finishing their degree,” said Senator Scott. “By giving those seeking higher education more tools to see what their student borrowing really means, we can remove some of the uncertainty that they face after graduation.” Senator Tim Scott. Read More

June 26, 2019: Scott, Cardin Introduce PAID Act (Provide Accurate Information Directly)

This act will allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide information directly to non-health insurers when settling overlapping claims of Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers. "For years taxpayers have been financially burdened by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ lack of ability to provide information to non-health insurers.” said Senator Scott. Read More

June 26, 2019: Scott Votes for Emergency Humanitarian Aid at the Border

“Despite our differences when it comes to our immigration policies, I think we can all agree that children should not suffer at our border,” Scott said. “I am pleased the Senate came together in a bipartisan fashion today to pass legislation to provide relief for families, our border agents and tools for additional government agencies as we continue working to solve the broader crisis at our southern border.” Read More

June 25, 2019: Iran, Russia, China Continuing Operations to Disrupt 2020 Elections

In the lead-up to the 2020 elections, the United States is already laying the groundwork to boost its own counter-operations and detection methods in order to thwart a possible attack on the nationwide election systems, as well as social media efforts by rogue nations to influence any results, these officials said. Read More

June 18, 2019: China Continuing Cyberattacks on Government, Private Networks | Bolton

China is continuing cyberattacks against government and private sector networks aimed at obtaining intellectual property to support China's military buildup and economic modernization, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says. Read More

June 17, 2019: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate | Bolton

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said the United States is willing to talk to Iranian leaders to ease tensions but also is set for retaliatory action against Iranian military provocations. Read More

June 13, 2019: Senators Scott, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Expand Credit Access

“While we have so much to be thankful for within our booming economy, we still have much work to do to ensure that the over 26 million ‘credit invisible’ Americans are able to climb the economic ladder,” said Senator Scott. “In South Carolina, 22 percent of adults are ‘credit invisible’ and in many instances, it’s not due to poor financial decisions but rather because they lack sufficient credit history. This bill aims to change that and provide avenues of opportunity for those who have been overlooked by the current system.”  Read More

June 12, 2019: Sen. Scott Helps Introduce HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced legislation promoting manufactured housing as part of the solution to America’s affordable housing crisis. Read More

June 12, 2019: Scott, Jones Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent and Combat Obesity

Studies have estimated that more than 20% of medical spending in the United States is attributable to obesity, which is linked to a number of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Read More

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Thoughts from a hipster in a coffee shop … to her fellow Millennials by Alyssa Ahlgren

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBooks, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful. 

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.” 

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter. We are told that income inequality is an existential crisis (even though this is not an indicator of prosperity, some of the poorest countries in the world have low-income inequality), we are told that we are oppressed by capitalism (even though it’s brought about more freedom and wealth to the most people than any other system in world history), we are told that the only way we will acquire the benefits of true prosperity is through socialism and centralization of federal power (even though history has proven time and again this only brings tyranny and suffering).

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has ONLY seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like not to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

With the current political climate giving rise to the misguided idea of a socialist utopia, will we see the light? Or will we have to lose it all to realize that what we have now is true prosperity? Destroying the free market will undo what millions of people have died to achieve.

My generation is becoming the largest voting bloc in the country. We have an opportunity to continue to propel us forward with the gifts capitalism and democracy has given us. The other option is that we can fall into the trap of entitlement and relapse into restrictive socialist destitution. The choice doesn’t seem too hard, does it? 

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