Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) launched his tenure as Speaker of the House by proposing $14.3 billion in military aid for Israel. Although Johnson's proposal excluded funding for Ukraine, the funding for Israel aligned with President Biden's request. (Whether the funding request makes sense is a separate question considered by Popular Information
Thank you, Judd, for your dogged determination to bring the FACTS to the forefront.
This is why I find the mainstream press less and less relevant. In fact, I lay the demise of our democracy as much at their feet as at that of the Republicans. Thank you for reporting on this important topic. I am going to be sharing it on other Substacks today.
Thank you, Judd. I say bring back Walter Cronkite. These 'breaking' news stories (all the time) just corrode the truth so that the outlets promoting these 'breaking' news stories can get the clicks and traffic to make $$$$. Once again, it's always about the $$$, not the truth. Ugh. I really appreciate your coverage of this trend, it is needed desperately.
Actually, anyone with half a brain would know that cutting the IRS is simply selfish spite by Republicans and bad for the budget of the U.S. -- it looked fishy to me from the get-go. By the way, I abhor various ads I hear on KNX making the IRS seem like bad guys for doing their job to catch tax cheaters, offering to "rescue" these deadbeats, for a fee of course. It does nothing for the reputation of the IRS. The average person wouldn't have to pay such high taxes if it wasn't for the ability of rich people to evade their due. (Trump, anyone?)
The message here is that the new speaker of the House will be like the old speaker of the House. The GOP is about breaking down the institutions of government, they have no replacement just destruction. Strange how nobody has asked “When you’re through breaking up the IRS how will you collect taxes?”
CorpoMedia seems to believe that no one will notice but in-house navel-gazers.
Online noise is required to be loud and persistent enough to shake the cobwebs out of all journalists and "journalists" and let them KNOW that we notice.
Am I to supposed to believe that no consideration was given to interfering with Presidents Biden’s landmark legislation deflating its impact in such a perverse way as to increase the deficit and enrich the wealthiest among us even more? Do those wealthy think they can take it all with them in the end or are they immortal? What is it they intend to do with massive amounts of wealth? Would they buy another planet 🌎 to live on after destroying this one?
Where would they find it? No individual needs or is entitled to that amount of wealth. Used for charitable, honorable purposes is one possibility but these men, women perhaps don’t care about their fellow citizens of the planet. Let’s let the Senate and President Biden veto this trash before it becomes real.
Another media misapprehension (lie) arrested in mid-flight! Thanks, as always, Judd, for calling out the slime!
Oh-h, your point is extremely important! Intelligent journalists must lead the way to the honest ways to report the news. Otherwise we're simply awash in promoting the billionaires' agenda. That is NOT the kind of capitalism our nation can flourish under. [I recorded MSNBC's Stephanie Rule last night because Elizabeth Warren, the wisest of all Senators when it comes to our economy, was coming on to talk about Mike Johnson...will watch when I am more awake.]
Our national media seems pretty far down appeasement mode for the coming authoritarian takeover. As of now Trump is essentially running the House, and the national media is lockstep as it has been since Biden took office, and long before, with pushing out GOP talking points. Problem is, the danger is very, very near and very very dangerous.
GOP mantra: Always support the rich and lie if you have to especially if you are Evangelical Christian.
In past 3 days I have fundraising emails from Johnson and his wife.
Fame is fleeting. SoH. Get rich quick.
Another good report.
I keep imagining what it would be like if these deadbeat millionaires actually paid their taxes like the rest of us, so we didn't have to pay to chase them down. Also, I wonder: if they cheat on their taxes, how exactly did they make their millions??? In the USA, doesn't character matter any more?
Easier, and safer, to be a stenographer than a journalist.
Another rePUGliCON that is a repugnant conman to Americans! well hard working Americans cause we know the rich are lazy whiny assholes....sorry for the bad language but these monsters are destroying America
Yes! Call them out!
Tell it like it is, Judd