Debunking the Lies about Trump’s Social Security Plan

The latest scare tactic of the left is to tell seniors that Trump’s Social Security plan will bankrupt the program in just a few short years. This is false. And I don’t mean it’s an economic fallacy, that different economists can analyze differently and disagree on. I mean it’s just a lie which results from people taking his words out of context, and then ignoring the important parts, because there’s an election and the left wants to scare seniors. It is true that if you were to eliminate payroll taxes that Social Security would go bankrupt within a few years, but ONLY IF YOU DIDN’T PAY FOR IT SOME OTHER WAY! Trump’s plan is not simply to eliminate Social Security taxes, but to replace funding for Social Security directly from the government’s general fund. And if anything, this would be much more progressive. The 12% payroll tax that presently funds Social Security is regressive, imposed as it is on all income up to $137,000, regardless of your tax bracket. By shifting the revenue source to the general funds, which are paid for disproportionately by higher earners, the tax burden of Social Security would be moved away from the poor and middle class, and onto the wealthy. But please everyone, don’t let facts get in the way of useful lies.

Gun Review: Sig Sauer P320 XFIVE Legion

Say hello to my new little friend. Well, yes, it is a SIG Sauer P320 XFIVE Legion, full-size chamber to 9mm with tungsten-infused grip, Dawson Precision adjustable fiber optic sights, and skeletonized trigger. Good guess. Very good. I’m impressed. This is my newest gun. It’s my favorite gun. It’s probably the hottest gun on the market and for good reason. We’re going to take it out to the range in just a few minutes and squeeze off a few rounds and show you how it performs.

Understanding Today’s Two Religious Liberty Supreme Court Decisions

The Supreme Court issued two religious liberty decisions today, one concerning whether religious organizations are required to provide contraceptive coverage in their insurance plans under Obamacare, and one concerning the extent to which religious organizations are immune from liability in employment discrimination cases. And as usual, the media understands neither.

It’s Not 1984 in America. It’s Fahrenheit 451.

What we’re seeing in today’s culture war is not government oppressing us and attacking free speech.  We’re doing it to ourselves.  That’s arguably much worse. “Every record has been destroyed or falsified. Every book re-written, every picture has been repainted. Every statue and street building has been renamed. Every date has been altered and the […]

Who Should Biden Pick as His Vice President?

Biden’s basically committed to picking a woman of color, and that leaves three primary choices: Susan Rice — who’s basically the Left’s version of Condolezza Rice: too wonky, uninspiring, and policy-oriented instead of people-oriented, and has no political base; Stacy Abrams, who’s totally unqualified and will turn off far more voters than she brings in; and Kamala Harris, who has a solid background, a life story that is culturally consonant with African-Americans, and has experience on the biggest stage.

The Supreme Court’s DACA Decision Explained

There are a lot of misunderstandings about the Supreme Court’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) decision. This brief video explains it in simple terms: Basically, the Supreme Court said both that the Trump Administration needed to explain its decision to revoke, and that it did not want to hear the Trump Administration’s explanation because it came after the original decision to revoke DACA was reached.

Regarding Colin Kaepernick

There’s a lot about Kaepernick to admire, and even emulate: he has the courage of his convictions, he’s not afraid to stick his neck out, and he’s a leader. And he’s led the fight against police brutality. But he loses a lot of people, as well as credibility, with his admiration of police state tyrants like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, who imprisoned, brutalized, and murdered countless people for no reason other than political opposition. How can someone who fights against police brutality also lionize the ultimate police state brutality?