Episode 888 – Duped Again!

Your taxes will be going up next year. Yay!

Alvin Bragg is trying really hard to get his case against Donald Trump thrown out on appeal.

And the Biden administration and the media (but I repeat myself) gets duped again.

Some News

Here is some news:

  • A few of President Joe Biden’s fans got roasted on Monday after cheering reports of a ceasefire deal between Israel and the terror group Hamas — only to find out the deal was bogus. The media went to town.
    • Chris Jackson, a Democratic chairperson – “BREAKING Hamas has reportedly accepted a cease-fire. Looks like all the work that President Biden and Secretary Blinken have done behind the scenes has paid off.”
  • While Israel attempts to rid Gaza of the terrorist group Hamas, which massacred over 1,200 people in Israel on October 7, the Biden administration has undermined the war effort by refusing to notify Congress about military aid intended for Israel, thus blocking the delivery of the aid, according to a new report.
  • A group of anti-Israel protesters defaced a World War I Memorial and lit an American flag on fire in Central Park on Monday after police prevented around 1,000 of the demonstrators from reaching the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Post reported.
  • Stormy Daniels, the porn star who knocked boots with Donald Trump, will testify today. She is irrelevant to the case. This just proves Alvin Bragg wants a conviction and to embarrass Trump and not because he thinks he has a case. This will lead to an appeal.
  • Speaking of which, Donald Trump says he is going to say whatever he wants and just go to jail for contempt. He says that the First Amendment is just too important.
  • The Trump tax cuts are set to expire on Dec. 31, 2025.
    • This is an important subject now because Congress needs to vote to get them renewed. In a shock announcement, the President is just going to let them expire next year.
    • Although it kept seven income brackets, the TCJA lowered tax rates across the board and restructured bracket spans, making them more agreeable under the TCJA. Except for those who were at 10% (those making $11,000 or less) and 35% (those earning $231,251 to $578,125) tax rate levels before 2018, all income tax rates decreased when the new laws came into effect.
    • The top individual tax rate dropped from 39.6% to 37% under the terms of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (single filers making $578,126 and over), the 33% bracket fell to 32% ($182,101-$231,250), the 28% bracket to 24% ($95,376-$182,100), the 25% bracket to 22% ($44,726-$95,375) and the 15% bracket to 12% ($11,001-$44,725).
  • Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., warned that right-wing organizations connected to Trump are “training up in the hills somewhere” to attack if Biden wins the election in November.
    • Here’s what she said:


Doesn’t Matter that No One Can Read

According to Fox News:

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is negotiating a new contract with the public schools system and is understood to be calling for an extra $50 billion to pay for wage hikes as well as other demands such as fully paid abortions for its members, new migrant services and facilities and a host of LGBT-related requirements and training in schools. 

To put the figure into context, the total base tax receipts for the state of Illinois last year were $50.7 billion.

The incredible demands are being made despite its members delivering underwhelming results for its students, with only 21 percent of the city’s eighth graders being proficient readers, according to the last Nation’s Report Card, which provides national results about students’ performance.

The union’s demands have not been made public but a leaked document sheds light on the eye-popping demands.

Union President Stacy Davis Gates’ audacious plan calls for members to bank at least 9% wage increases each year through fiscal year 2028.

The average salary of a teacher in Chicago Public Schools is $93,182, according to research by the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative nonprofit think tank. Therefore, the average teacher’s pay will increase by half to $144,620 in the 2027-2028 school year, it says. 

Later in the article:

Johnson is a former CTU legislative coordinator who was put forward by the union to run for mayor. As of June 30, 2023, CTU had funneled more than $2.6 million into Johnson’s campaign while he received more than $6 million from teachers unions altogether, according to the Illinois Policy Institute.

Some things:

  • This is why there should be no public sector unions.
  • Abortion? I thought teachers loved kids?
  • What does LGBTQ crap have to do with math and reading?
  • They are going to get everything they want.
  • The citizens of Chicago deserve everything they get. They voted for this. Now, don’t move to Florida or Texas.