Democrats Likely to Oppose Joe Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday

Democrats Likely to Oppose Joe Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday

House Democrats are not convinced President Joe Biden’s gas tax holiday is the correct method to reduce pain at the pump for consumers.

While Biden is set to demand this afternoon Congress cut the 18 cents federal gas tax for three months, powerful Democrats are not as excited about the proposal as the president.

“We’re just looking at the data now. We want to see where the relief really comes, and whether it’s going to the consumers or to the [oil] companies,” House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richie Neal (D-MA) told Punchbowl News. “There is no guarantee that any sort of suspension of the gas tax will be passed on to consumers.”

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) also is not convinced Biden’s gas tax holiday is the right solution, though he wants his party to “be doing something” about the gas prices that have doubled under its leadership.

“I have not been a proponent of the gas tax [holiday],” Hoyer stated. “There’s no guarantee that the sellers, either wholesale or retail, will reduce their prices. And then, of course, we’ve got to backfill [the Highway Trust Fund]. I just don’t know that it gives much relief.” 

Neal also told Punchbowl that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should weigh in on Biden’s proposal. “I’m not committed to it. I want to talk to the speaker about it, and we’re going to go back and forth. I want some assurance that the money is going to go to the consumer,” he added.

Pelosi weighed in Wednesday afternoon but remained noncommittal. “We will see where the consensus lies on a path forward for the President’s proposal in the House and the Senate,” she said.

Pelosi has opposed lifting the federal gas tax in the past. “We have a situation where there’s money coming out of the Highway Trust Fund, it’s going to the oil companies, they may not give it to the consumer, and it has to be paid for. … That’s the con,” Pelosi explained her thinking in March.

Additional powerful Democrats have agreed with Pelosi, such as House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR).

“As discussions on possibly suspending the federal gas tax continue, I urge my colleagues to see this for what it is: a short-sighted proposal that relies on the cooperation of oil companies to pass on minuscule savings to consumers,” DeFazio told the Hill.

“Suspending the federal gas tax will not provide meaningful relief at the pump for American families, but it will blow a multi-billion-dollar hole in the highway trust fund putting funding for future infrastructure projects at risk,” he continued.

Over in the Senate, Politico reported Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will not promise to put the gas tax holiday bill on up for a vote.

Jason Furman, an economist who served under Barack Obama and now teaches economics at Harvard, agreed that Biden’s proposed gas tax holiday would benefit oil companies, not consumers.

If supply is not very responsive to price (the situation now) then most of the benefit of the tax cut will go to suppliers. The intuition is that if it was passed onto consumers they would want to consume more than could be produced–driving prices back up,” Furman said.

The record-high prices come as Biden has waged a war on American oil, which includes driving up private and public financing costs of oil drilling, halting drilling on public lands, and canceling the Keystone pipeline.

Biden’s anti-energy policies fulfill his campaign promises. In 2020, he told a cheering crowd that if he were to become president, he would wage a war on the American oil industry by terminating subsidies and drilling feasibility.

“I want you to look at my eyes. I guarantee you, I guarantee you we’re going to end fossil fuels,” Biden said in 2019.

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), Americans will pay $450 more for gas in 2022 than they did last year on an inflation-adjusted basis.

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Relationships Matter: Keys to Be a Good Father and Build a Good Marriage

In the face of possible death, a husband and father realised that his family mattered far more than his business. With a new lease of life, he embarked on prioritising his relationships. Dads4Kids invites you to do the same.

Harvey MacKay said, “The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships.” MacKay knows a thing or two.

Harvey is a very successful businessman, married for over 50 years to his architect wife, with three children and eleven grandchildren. Harvey MacKay has sold over 10 million books about business and building a successful life.

Interviewing Steve Smith for the Dads4Kids podcast reminded me a lot of Harvey MacKay. Steve is an intentional father of four, husband and businessman. MacKay once said, “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Priorities

Steve Smith is the inspirational planner who puts his close relationships at the top of the list; his business always comes second — and he is all the happier for it. Watch his story below.

In 1991, when Steve was only 25 years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia and given six weeks to live. Miraculously, he survived. In his own words, he said, “I am a tough bugger.”

This proved to be the defining moment in his life. He realised that people, not possessions, were his most valuable assets. You can’t possess people, but you can build mutually caring, loving relationships with them and in so doing, build a wealth that money can’t buy.

This is the core message of my wide-ranging interview with Steve Smith, and it comes through in every aspect of his life and his story:

“Relationships are the greatest treasure.”

Lessons During Loss

In this podcast, I share my own ‘dark night of the soul’ with Steve Smith. In 1984, I lost everything in a business collapse. Whilst it was humiliating, it was also invigorating and taught me the same lesson that Steve learnt.

In life, relationships are everything. Yes, you have to eat and live somewhere, but your relationships and the integrity you need to keep them, matter more than anything else.

I asked Steve for his best tip on having a successful relationship with his wife.

Steve told me,

“Warwick, I did not know how to love my own wife because I never had any good examples. My own mother and father got divorced when I was 26 years old. Thankfully I started to hang around married couples who had good relationships and were actively working on them. I watched them closely and I started to emulate their good points and my marriage got better.

“One of the major turning points for me was learning my wife’s love language. The big one for her was affectionate touch, but I had to learn this, Warwick, and it took me a while.”

“So, what are your wife’s five love languages in order of importance?” I asked.

“Affectionate touch, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service and much to my dismay, receiving gifts is last. That’s why you have to know what is at the top of the list and what is at the bottom. Harvey MacKay was right to say, ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’.”

“What else has helped you to be a better dad and husband over the years?”

“Warwick, your weekly newsletter has helped me enormously. I have reprinted articles and read and reread them. It was through your newsletter that I got introduced to Darren Lewis at ‘Fathering Adventures’.

“All four of my children have done the younger and the older adventures. My youngest, who has just turned 16, was on to me asking me when we are going to do the final father and teenage son adventure of a lifetime. It is a good thing to be pestered about.”

I asked Steve what his top three tips are for Dads:

  1. Intentional time with your children.
  2. Live by the example you want them to follow. (The words of Mahatma Gandhi come to mind, “You must become the change you seek.”)
  3. Let your children know they are loved — TELL THEM OFTEN.

Lovework

Wow! Steve Smith is a hard act to follow, but let’s see what we can learn from him and put it into practice this week. Now that’s a challenge! If you have a question for Steve Smith, register for this coming Thursday night’s Dads4Kids Breakthrough Webinar. He will be one of our guests.

Yours for relationships that truly matter,
Warwick Marsh

PS: This week has been a big week. The booking information for the Men’s Leadership Summit has been released. Download the brochure here. Watch the promo video here.

PPS: We also opened the registration process for the ‘Dads4kids Breakthrough Webinar’ for next Thursday PM. Australian boxing champion Gavin Topp is one of the featured guests talking about manhood.

Watch the promo video here or below.

Register here.

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First published at Dads4Kids. Photo by Jonathan Borba.

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Exclusive — Carrie Severino: Merrick Garland Ignored Threats Against Brett Kavanaugh After Serving 10 Years Together as Federal Judges

Exclusive — Carrie Severino: Merrick Garland Ignored Threats Against Brett Kavanaugh After Serving 10 Years Together as Federal Judges

Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, said on Thursday that Attorney General Merrick Garland did little in his capacity as head of the U.S. Department of Justice  to prosecute criminal threats against his former collegue, Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Garland was a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit between 1997 and 2020, including seven years as the court’s chief judge. Kavanaugh served as a federal judge alongside Garland on the same court between 2006 and 2018.

“What’s so flabbergasting to me is that Merrick Garland was a federal judge,” Severino remarked on Friday’s edition of the Breitbart News Daily podcast with host Alex Marlow. “He served with Justice Kavanaugh for a decade. I don’t understand why we’ve seen in him — as attorney general — really just allowing the most radical liberal voices to just run ramshackle over all of what the Department of Justice’s real priorities ought to be.”

Federal officials charged Nicholas John Roske, a 26-year-old man from California, with attempted murder on Wednesday for allegedly seeking to assassinate Kavanaugh for political reasons, including the accused’s stated objection to a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court overruling Roe. v. Wade. Left-wing protesters remained outside of Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, MD, after Roske was arrested and charged.

Severino highlighted the Justice Department’s (DOJ) refusal to charge protesters outside of Kavanaugh’s home. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at Georgetown University, wrote that “such protests can be viewed as crimes” according to particular interpretations of 18 U.S.C. 1507, under which “it is a federal crime to protest near a residence occupied by a judge or jury with the intent to influence their decisions in pending cases, and this case remains pending.”

“I get that maybe they don’t want to make martyrs of these people in front of the justice’s home,” Severino speculated as to the rationale behind the DOJ’s refusal to prosecute protesters outside of Kavanaugh’s and other justices’ homes. “So I can see maybe this is part of the strategy.”

She concluded, “This is a serious issue, and by ignoring it this long, it’s just grown in magnitude. . … Merrick Garland is really the only person that has really actually condemned some of this, but even so, it’s been very, very slow in coming, and I think we haven’t seen actual action on the part of the Department of Justice to say, ‘Hey guys, you’re now on notice that we’ve let you walk around here, so far. We’re going to be starting to prosecute. So please leave, or we’re going to be arresting you.’ … It’s not just saying, ‘These laws are on the books,’ but, ‘We’re not going to enforce them.’ That is not a good way to go about law enforcement.”

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Broadcast| Zelenskyy Accuses Russia Has Destroyed Donbas Region

Broadcast| Zelenskyy Accuses Russia Has Destroyed Donbas Region

By: MOS Fitness  Team — Sunny

On May 19th, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy said Russian forces had “completely destroyed” Donbas region. He accused Moscow of carrying out senseless bombardments in this region. Zelenskyy said that while Ukrainian troops were continuing to liberate the Kharkiv region to the east of Kyiv, Russia was trying to exert even more military attacks in Donbas. “It is hell there,” he said in a late-night video address.

Zelenskyy also condemned the indiscriminate killings of innocents and vandalism by Russian troops in the Donbas region. He reiterated that Russia is committing genocide. He said those who issued and carried out the order would be brought to justice in an international court.

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さくらFM┃米国務省 国連人権弁務官の中国訪問は間違い 

さくらFM┃米国務省 国連人権弁務官の中国訪問は間違い 

音声:ヒマラヤ東京櫻花団 / 京城小伙儿

外国メディアは、国連人権高等弁務官ミシェル・バチェレ氏が5月23日に中国の新疆ウイグル自治区西部への6日間の訪問を開始すると報じた。 彼女の事務所は昨年、新疆ウイグル自治区の大勢のウイグル人が不法に拘留され、虐待され、強制労働させられたと述べた。 バチェレ氏は今回の訪問で新疆への自由行動を望んでいるが、中国外務省は、COVID-19の潜在的な拡散を防ぐために、バチェレの訪問は外部と遮断した検疫エリア内で行われると述べた。

米国務省は24日、中国政府の訪問制限が北京の人権記録に対する審査を損なう可能性があることを懸念して、バシュレ氏が中国訪問に同意したことは間違いだと述べた。

米国務省のネッド・プライス報道官は定例記者会見で、新疆ウイグル自治区の人権環境について、包括的で操作されていない評価を実施するために必要なアクセスを中国共産党が許可することを期待していないと述べた。プライス報道官は、この状況の中で、バシュレ氏が中共の人道的犯罪や残虐行為の全体像を把握できないため、中国を訪問することは間違いだと述べた。

彼は、新疆ウイグル自治区の2つの県の公安局から数千枚の写真や文書が流出したことについて、メディアに報道され、その内容が凶悪な虐待行為を確認できたと付け加えた。

プライス氏はまた、中共習近平政府がこれらの虐待行為に責任を取るべきことに気づいていないとは想像しがたいと述べた。

テキスト版:米国務省 国連人権弁務官の中国訪問は間違い

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Audio lecture|La Chine communiste bloque le discours de Blinken sur la politique chinoise

Audio lecture|La Chine communiste bloque le discours de Blinken sur la politique chinoise

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Le 27 mai, le site public WeChat de l’ambassade des États-Unis en Chine a publié le discours du secrétaire d’État Antony J. Blinken à l’université George Washington, intitulé “L’approche de cette administration vis-à-vis de la République populaire de Chine”. La transcription a été bloquée moins de 20 minutes après sa mise en ligne. Dans le même temps, Sina Weibo a également restreint la diffusion de messages similaires, et seuls les contenus critiques à l’égard du discours de Blinken ont été autorisés à exister dans divers médias à l’intérieur des murs d’État du Parti communiste.

Liens d’origine:La Chine communiste bloque le discours de Blinken sur la politique chinoise – GNEWS

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Audio lecture|Pompeo révèle l’étape importante dans le choix de Huawei pour les sanctions en premier lieu

Audio lecture|Pompeo révèle l’étape importante dans le choix de Huawei pour les sanctions en premier lieu

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Le 27 mai, M. Pompeo, l’ancien secrétaire d’État américain, a révélé lors d’une interview dans une émission les raisons et la signification du ciblage de Huawei par l’administration Trump en vue de sanctions.

Liens d’origine:Pompeo révèle l’étape importante dans le choix de Huawei pour les sanctions en premier lieu – GNEWS

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Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 145: Shocking New Details Shift Uvalde Massacre Narrative; Guest: Brandon Darby on All Things Texas

Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 145: Shocking New Details Shift Uvalde Massacre Narrative; Guest: Brandon Darby on All Things Texas

Host Alex Marlow is in the captain’s chair today, despite a planned absence. There was simply too much breaking news in the Uvalde, Texas, massacre, including the apparent revelation there was no armed guard at the school – contrary to what was reported by esteemed journalist Jimmy Kimmel. Breitbart News also broke the story overnight that police lacked an essential piece of equipment for active shooter situations. Alex goes through the timeline in great detail, then he gets into a few other headlines. Our guest today is Brandon Darby, Breitbart’s Border and Cartel Chronicles director who also heads up our Texas coverage. He reports the real news and corrects the fake news coming out of Uvalde. Then we finish with our caller of the day.

The Breitbart News Daily Podcast runs Monday through Friday as a “Director’s Cut” of the SXM Patriot radio show. Hosted by Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, you’ll hear Alex’s take on the big political stories, interviews with various newsmakers, and the Patriot “Caller of the Day.”

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