For those who are aficionados of the trendy hot drink chain, Starbucks announced today that they are adding abortion travel benefits to the health benefits for all employees.
If any employee lives in a state that limits abortions or if they would have to travel more than 100 miles to get an abortion, Starbucks will pay the cost of travel to get the abortion.
This is excerpted from the State Dept. official account.
Is this author the only person to whom this sounds like someone called on in school to give a book report on a book that they did not read?
I am surprised there is some public affairs officer though it was a good idea to post this for the world to see. But, at least, it seems that we will all be working together.
This should not be a big secret, except that it is politically dangerous to say it so clearly. Yet, even a casual observer can see it and policy experts know it.
Continue reading “Let’s Be Honest and Admit It, Biden Wants Higher Gas Prices”
The Washington Post published an editorial calling for a name change at George Washington University, because of their outrage over George Washington and the racist connotations of naming anything after him.
I had to look again, but it does appear that the editorial did, in fact, come from a newspaper named the “Washington Post”.
Yesterday, the head of petroleum research and analysis for online tool GasBuddy said that the average price of gas in the US had hit an all time high of $4.351 / gallon.
May 2022 8.3%
Jan. 2021 1.4%
Florida is projected to run a large budget surplus and so the state just passed a bill into law that would give tax breaks to Florida resident struggling to battle inflation. And that is the way it should be.
When the Federal government was giving out money for coronavirus relief, it gave states more money than they could spend. Literally. Almost every state in the Union is running budget surpluses in the hundreds of millions of dollars and for large states it is in the billions.
Rather than start some new government programs, that would create spending for years to come, Florida decided to help people and families that are battling inflation. The new law creates tax breaks for things from diapers and baby formula to new tools for the skilled trades. It suspends the state gas tax for a month and, in addition to the normal tax holidays for the back to school and hurricane seasons, it creates a tax holiday for things such as canoes and kayaks to start the summer.
The total package will return an estimated $1.1 billion to citizens of Florida, money that originally was to be taken by the Federal government in taxes. Well done, Florida.
Over the last two weeks, we have found out about the true character of Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the US House of Representatives. Unfortunately, he showed how willing he is to lie and how willing he has been to do anything for personal power.
Continue reading “Kevin McCarthy: A Man Without Principles”
As the war in Ukraine enters its third month, the Biden Administration has shown once again that it is flying by the seat of its pants in responding to the Russian invasion.
However, first, we should give some credit as the Administration seems to have clearly helped prepare our allies to respond as a group and to respond strongly. It would be simply partisan not to acknowledge that Biden has played a role in that.
Yet, exactly how strongly to respond has been one of the things where Biden just cannot seem to make up his mind and reaction to the Russian invasion is somewhat haphazard and uncoordinated, as a result. Let us look at just a few examples, from before the invasion to as recently as this past weekend.
Continue reading “Biden’s Uncoordinated Response”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is a wild-eyed radical who enjoys saying crazy things, seemingly to get publicity and raise money. But as outlandish as she seems, you have to wonder if she really believes all of the crazy things she says. Apparently so.
On Thursday, at a court proceeding on an election law issue Greene was asked, under oath, if she advocated violence against people who disagree with her. Under oath, she replied “I don’t think so,” Greene replied. “I don’t know how to answer that.”
How do you not know how to answer that?! Well, it is quite simple, although seemingly too hard to believe. Greene simply does not believe in democracy and elections. It is that straightforward. She would not rule out violence against people who disagree with her and THAT is why she is so dangerous and is not qualified to hold any public office.