The Huessy Report

Just the top Political News from the Desk of Peter Huessy

California Dreaming What the Golden State Messed Up

Mass Exodus – Blue States Lose 5 Million People in Largest U.S. Migration Wave ©Editorial credit: Perry McLeod / Shutterstock.

Economist Stephen Moore recently revealed in an interview shocking numbers surrounding “Blue State Dysphoria,” describing it as the most substantial mass migration in US history. The phenomenon is triggered by policies aiming to tax the rich, leading to a significant departure from states like California, New York, and Illinois. Victor Davis Hanson explains that those who have left California often contact him and say how free they feel having left.

“They may miss the weather and the beeches, but the folks that have left for Montana, Utah, Texas, Nevada, Florida tell me how great they can now easily buy shotgun shells,, defend their homes without going to jail, they don’t have to step in ^%%$#  on the sidewalk, don’t have to worry tax rates are going up to 13-14%, no bankrupt high speed rail, and they have escaped a state where 22% are in poverty, 50% are homeless, 33% of the nation’s welfare recipients and 50% of the illegal aliens, and where 40% of those visiting hospitals have diabetes.

 

Is the Suppression of Speech by the Government Unconstitutional? Supreme Court Unanimously Says Lawsuit Alleging Just That Can Go Forward.

The Supreme Court unanimously held Thursday that the National Rifle Association (NRA) “plausibly alleged” that a New York official violated its First Amendment rights, finding that government officials cannot “use the power of the State to punish or suppress disfavored expression.” The justices allowed the NRA to pursue its First Amendment claim against former superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) Maria Vullo, vacating a lower court ruling that found the NRA failed to show Vullo “crossed the line between attempts to convince and attempts to coerce.” They held that the gun rights group has a plausible case that Vullo “violated the First Amendment by coercing regulated entities to terminate their business relationships with the NRA in order to punish or suppress gun-promotion advocacy.”

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Common Sense Wins (School Choice signed into law in Louisiana)

Baton Rouge, LA- Today, Senate Bill 313 which creates the Louisiana Giving All True Opportunity to Rise (LA GATOR) program passed the legislature and now heads to Governor Landry’s desk. It begins the phase-in of Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) for K-12 schools by the year 2025. 

ESA’s empower parents and students across our state to choose a learning environment that best fits their family’s needs and aligns with their values. “I made a pledge to enact bold change that improves our education system. Today, with the legislature’s help, we did just that. The LA Gator Program puts parents in the driver’s seat and gives every child the opportunity for a great education. When parents are committed to the value of their child’s education, government should never get in the way.

 “Very few things equal the lightbulb coming on in the eyes of a child, or the smile of a parent over the success of their children. The Gator Scholarship Program checks both boxes,” said Senator Rick Edmonds. “This bill will give parents even more freedom in how their children are educated. Each child is unique and learns differently, and our LA GATOR scholarship will allow the money to truly follow the students to the educational environments that best fit their needs. It’s a great day for parental rights and freedom in Louisiana,” said Representative Julie Emerson.

 

Oil Independence? How Did It Happen?

Stephen Moore looked up the latest annual figures from EIA and it checks out. Since 2019, Texas has in oil production beaten every country in the world besides Russia and Saudi Arabia: Note the sharp increase from 2017-2019 from a previous multi-decade decline. Average gas price under Trump was $2.35 a gallon; average price under Biden has been $3.58 a gallon. 

 

The Government Suppressed the Truth About CV

Jay Bhattacharya: Unsafe With Ann Coulter

interview with Jay Bhattacharya via Ricochet

Hoover Institution fellow Dr. Jay Bhattacharya talks about what went right and what went wrong during the Covid Pandemic.

 

Real Economic News Inflation, growth, jobs, taxes

Bureau of Economic Analysis:
PCE Inflation Rose by 2.7 Percent in April

 

Chairman Arrington(R-TX)"How bad was the impact of Democrats’ spending spree and Bidenomics on our economy?

Prices on essential goods Americans depend on have gone up 20 percent since Biden took office. The Federal Reserve said their interest rate increases would only be transitional and they would quickly find a soft landing. Two years and eleven interest rate hikes later (the highest rate increase in over 20 years), the Federal Reserve can’t seem to get inflation under control and rates don’t look to be coming down anytime soon.
Today’s report reiterates how persistent and stubborn inflation has become under Biden’s failed economic policies and Democrats’ record $7 trillion in deficit spending."

  •  Last quarter GDP grew by just 1.3 percentwell below previous estimates.
     In this month’s CPI report, inflation came in at 3.4 percent year over year.
     Since January 2021, prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, have increased by 19.3 percent. This means that the average family of four is paying an additional $17,080 per year or $1,423 per month to purchase the same goods and services as in January 2021.
     The gross national debt is currently $34.62 trillion. This equates to:
    • $103,833 per person in the U.S.
    • $263,297 per household in the U.S.
    • $478,477 per child in the U.S.
       
  • The debt one year ago was $31.46 trillion, meaning that the debt has increased by $3.16 trillion over the past 12 months. The rate of increase since one year ago has equaled:
    • $8.60 billion in new debt per day.
    • $359 million in new debt per hour.
    • $6 million in new debt per minute.
    • $99,608 in new debt per second.
       

Tax Tax Tax

Those Americans Making $200,000 or more pay 85% of all the income taxes, while those Americans making less than $100,000 get back 2% of all taxes paid.

 

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Peter Huessy is a Member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee. Since 1981 he has been President of Geo-Strategic Analysis of Potomac, Maryland. He was a former special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and consultant to the US Air Force.

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