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4 TASKS FOR THE LAME DUCK CONGRESS

Curtis Ellis has way for year-end session to provide funding for wall

Now that Halloween and the elections are behind us, Washington is primed for another frightening spectacle: the lame duck Congress.

That’s when zombie congressmen, blasted by voters last week, return to Capitol Hill to pass laws and budgets the rest of us will have to live with for the rest of our lives.

The Walking Dead are busy lurching toward K Street to feed on jobs if not brains. So to help guide them through the essential tasks in the upcoming lame duck session, we offer this handy checklist.

IT’S TIME FOR WASHINGTON TO JUNK OBAMACARE’S CADILLAC TAX

Curtis Ellis | Contributor 

Nearly ten years ago, President Obama and Democratic leadership hoodwinked many in their own party to support a new tax on healthcare nicknamed the “Cadillac Tax.” They said, “Don’t worry, this tax is only going to hit those fancy Wall Street-types with gold-plated health insurance plans.” And so, the tax was passed into law as part of the Affordable Care Act with an effective date of 2018, because Obama didn’t want to be around when it took effect and people discovered the truth.

WILL DEMS BETRAY AMERICA WITH USMCA OPPOSITION?

Curtis Ellis notes how both wings of party depend on Wall Street fat cats

Will Democrats stand up for Americans, or will they block President Trump’s economic nationalist agenda? Which side are they on?

The new Congress will vote on USMCA, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement President Trump negotiated to fulfill his promise to replace NAFTA.

That’s when we’ll see what the newly empowered Democrats are made of.

Are we Sick of Winning Yet?

Curtis Ellis, senior policy adviser with America First Policies, discusses the midterms on NewsMax TV - Are we Sick of Winning Yet?

IS AMERICA SICK OF WINNING YET?

Thomas Hicks, Jr. and Curtis Ellis

If you want to know why to vote Republican on Tuesday, look no further than last Friday.

That’s when the latest economic report showed America added some 250,000 jobs in just one month, beating everyone’s expectations.

Wages rose at the highest rate since the Great Recession, with blue-collar wages rising faster than white-collar wages.

Unemployment is at its lowest level since Americans landed on the moon. Confidence is at its highest this century.

THE JOBS PIPELINE

Curtis Ellis hails labor union's apprentice program bolstering middle class

This is the best economy we’ve seen in decades.

Some 250,000 jobs were added just last month, beating everyone’s expectations. Wages rose at the highest rate since the Great Recession. Unemployment is at its lowest level since Americans landed on the moon. Consumer confidence is at its highest level this century.

It’s a buyer’s market for job seekers. Working Americans are the buyers, quitting their present jobs at a record pace and trading up for a better one.

THE LESSONS OF PITTSBURGH

Rabbi Yechezkel Moskowitz

There is a saying in Judaism: “Whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved the lives of all men.” It would go without saying that taking an innocent life is analogous to destroying the entire world.

Indeed, on Oct. 27, 11 worlds were destroyed in a hateful act of misplaced vengeance — by the anti-Semitic, Trump-hating Robert Bowers. There, in a fleeting moment, the little Jewish community of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh was cast into darkness.

AMAZON CHEATS AMERICANS, STRENGTHENS CHINA

Curtis Ellis slams special interests taking advantage of trade loopholes

 

President Trump has ended the policy of unilateral disarmament as China steals American trade secrets and dumps its products at below-market prices.

He is levying tariffs on China’s illegally subsidized industries while taking aim at outdated policies and corporatist handouts that aid and abet the communist régime and its enablers here at home.

THE LEFT'S WAR ON ENERGY IS A WAR ON AMERICA

Curtis Ellis sees progressives creating 'the domestic version of an oil embargo'

How far will the left go in its quest to stop President Trump and his agenda to Make America Great Again?

We’ve seen hysterical mobs clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court, protesters swarming and screaming at senators in restaurants, airports and offices, and Democratic lawmakers vowing to repeal the tax cut behind the current economic boom.

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