Transcript00:00this is your stimulus check and secondstimulus check updates and also yourstimulus package update as of WednesdayMay 13th its stimulus update time let’sjump right into the heroes Act this billis called a health and economic recoveryomnibus solutions Act it’s a mouthfullet’s see in further detail what’s inthis here is act stimulus package thatthe Democrats wants so begin yes thereis a second round the stimulus checksfor twelve hundred in the heroes Actyou’ll notice that the majority of theRepublicans are saying that they’recompletely against this however we’regetting mixed messages because PresidentTrump himself said I want to see apayroll tax cut I want to see variousthings that we want referring to theRepublicans I want the workers to betaken care of we’re negotiating with theDemocratsit looks like President Trump is open tothe second stimulus check as long asRepublican priorities are addressedpersonally that sounds like a goodtrade-off to me it it’s not even a tradeoff this is a situation where everybodywins people who are working will payless payroll taxes with the payroll taxcut there’ll be you the worker payingless Social Security Medicare taxes andpeople get a second stimulus check itthat sounds like a good deal I don’t seewhy that’s so hardanother major point is that theDemocrats want the $600 weeklyunemployment benefit extended from July31stto the end of the year to me I thinkthat would be insane to me that’sunthinkable but you got to think is itreally if you’ve been following myvideos I’m covering the reopening ofother countries and other economies andguess what they’re doing in the UnitedKingdom the United Kingdom is extendingtheir furloughed worker program untilthe end of October paying those people 3approximately $3,000 a monththerefore I say don’t rule anything outI don’t want to give anyone false hopebut these are crazy times and they maybe addressed by crazy measures but ifyou do not me I’m all for people beingproductive and working but this time I02:31mean you seriously got to give people a02:33break it’s it’s not the people’s fault02:37for being unemployed or underemployed02:41and for a lot of people this is the02:44first time for a lot of people this is02:46the first time that they’re getting02:47unemployment benefits so this is all new02:50to them to you I mean you complained you02:53can blame the government you can play02:54blame Kovac 19 but personally in my02:57opinion this is just my opinion this02:59this is not a time to blame the people03:01for being unemployed so it’s not really03:04people being lazy or unproductive I mean03:07this due to what’s been happening what03:09happened I just don’t see I don’t see it03:12fair blaming the people for being onunemployment there’s a lot of goodthings in the heroes Act that I totallyagree with such as a ban on the utilitya ban on the utility companies cuttingOff water and electricity during thecrisis but then again there’s a wholebunch of stupid crap there’s a wholebunch of stupid spending that I don’tagree with such as 50 million dollars tothe Environmental Protection ProtectionAgency the EPA to fund programs likeexamining the prevalence of coronavirusand high pollution districts what thehell does that even mean let me repeatthat if you don’t if you didn’t catchwhat I said give 50 million dollars toexamine how prevalence coronavirus is inhigh pollution districts of course ofcourse the corona virus is going to beprevalent in high pollution districtsjust like it’s going to be prevalent inlow pollution districts you don’t needto spend 50 million dollars to figurethat out this is so stupid this is onegood example of something so stupid inthis bill I mean what aboutidiots let me give you a crash course ongovernments kickbacks and politics 101the government gives the government04:31gives 50 million dollars to the epa to04:35investigate how coronavirus is doing in04:39polluted areas if I’m a higher-up at the04:44EPA04:45you know guess what I’m gonna do I’m04:48gonna hire my cousin’s company and I’m04:52gonna pay my cousin’s company a million04:54dollars to do this investigation work04:56and he’s got he’s gonna get paid a04:59million dollars and he’s gonna he’s05:01gonna conclude with his examination05:03report yep05:04there’s coronavirus there it does exist05:07in polluted areas you know that 5005:09million dollars would have been better05:11spent on something more meaningful like05:14on people who actually need the aid all05:19right let’s move on to frigging05:20frustrated there’s also the mandatory05:24masks on Amtrak you’re gonna get a lot05:28of people fighting for their freedoms05:30and liberties and then you’re gonna have05:31people on the other side fighting for05:33safe safety and health health and safety05:37you’re most likely gonna pick a side or05:40you’re gonna be indifferent but I say05:44good luck in trying to change the mind05:46of the opposition this is gonna be a05:48circular circular argument so don’t even05:50try changing the opinion of the05:53opposition on this matter because it’s05:55not gonna work it’s it’s gonna be a05:57circular arguments there’s a 25 billion06:01of funding for the post office however06:05President Trump said he would only06:07support this if the post office decided06:11to raise their rates honestly I haven’t06:16I have not had time to look into this if06:19someone could comment I’d appreciate it06:21if this were the case and you wanted to06:25speculate again please let me know in06:28the comments wouldn’t this be the best06:30time to purchase forever stamps as like06:33an investment and then just resell them06:34on eBay or wherever06:38you know once they raise rates if you06:41could please help me on Kampala I’d06:42appreciate that the centerpiece of the06:45heroes Act is that aid to state and06:49local governments for nearly 1 trillion06:50dollars of the 3 trillion dollar06:52proposal remember this whole this whole06:58Democrat proposal is taking place in the07:00House of Representatives the Republicans07:03who control the Senate they’re saying07:05that would you send us the bill we’re07:07going to shut this down immediately07:09they’re saying that it stands no chance07:12because it doesn’t address the07:14priorities of what the Republicans are07:16looking for so there’s going to be some07:18tense negotiations and as I said before07:21there’s gonna be less bipartisan support07:24compared testing those package one two07:26three and four so they’re saying that07:29this is stimulus package for because07:31there’s stimulus package 1 2 3 and 3.207:33but honestly this is going to be the07:34fifth stimulus package but expect less07:37bipartisan support going back to the07:40stimulus check the original stimulus07:43check for the current stimulus check so07:45stimulus check 1 please update your07:47information in the web portal today by07:49noon otherwise you’re getting a paper07:50stimulus check regarding the PPP loan I07:53know many of you have been funded with07:56SBA PPP loan you’re facing that08:00eight-week time crunch I know many of08:04you are hoping that the new legislation08:05will extend a deadline for you to spend08:07that PPP money on qualified expenses08:10within that eight week window but just08:14to place just to play it safe don’t08:16count on it happening08:17that’s just my recommendation I know08:20today’s videos longer but due to the08:24circumstances and all this news coming08:25out was a longer video so thanks thanks08:29again for joining me today that’s it for08:31today and thanks so much please stay08:32healthy and safe take care
Your recent video in which you mentioned a $50 EPA million grant to study covid-19 and pollution got me wondering.
So, I did some googling (covid-19+pollution+study) and found that there actually is real scientific research to be done on the link between covid-19 and pollution.
If this pattern carries over to Covid-19, this might explain why covid-19 deaths were higher in New York City than in some more rural areas.
On the one hand, knowing that pollution may exacerbate covid-19 might make us feel bad because it might make covid-19 deaths feel less random.
On the other hand, if it is true, it could be seen as a positive for those who live in less polluted areas and it could affect how we weight covid-19 trade-offs.
The BBC article I mentioned also links to one of the previously published studies for more details.
I don’t know if that makes you feel any better about the money the government proposes to spend, but I was glad to learn that there was a least a rationale for the study.
The standoff between Attorney General William Barr and Congress over access to the full, unredacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller has parallels to a 1982 fight involving the late Anne Gorsuch Burford, then administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The thorny legal questions about relations between Congress and the executive branch that were in play then and today could end up being decided by a Supreme Court that now features her son, Neil Gorsuch.
Then, like now, a Democratic House of Representatives wanted access to documents that a Republican president said were privileged law-enforcement materials. As a result of the Reagan administration’s refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena, Ms. Burford was cited for contempt, sparking a legal battle that culminated in her resignation.
Mr. Barr, who was a young lawyer in the Reagan administration at the time of the showdown involving Ms. Burford, is also expected to be cited for contempt. House Democratic leaders have scheduled a vote this week on a contempt resolution that would authorize a House lawsuit for access to the full Mueller report on Russian election interference. The Trump administration has said the report is protected by executive privilege. Another House committee is considering a separate contempt effort against Mr. Barr over census documents.
If either measure passes the full House, Mr. Barr will be only the third agency head ever held in contempt of Congress. Ms. Burford was the first, and Eric Holder, who was attorney general under President Barack Obama, was the second.
The Supreme Court has never decided the question of whether a congressional demand for information can overcome an executive-privilege claim by a presidential administration.
The 1982 fight involving Ms. Burford had its roots in the belief among a number of young lawyers in the Reagan administration that the Watergate scandal had weakened the presidency as an institution. Those lawyers wanted a test case to strengthen the executive branch’s hand in fighting back against demands from Congress for information and found one in Ms. Burford.
The Burford fight “was all part of the Reagan plan to retrieve purported lost powers as a result of Watergate and to create this unitary executive theory,” said Morton Rosenberg, a longtime legal analyst for the Congressional Research Service and now a fellow at the nonpartisan Project On Government Oversight.
Ms. Burford wrote in her 1986 memoir “Are You Tough Enough?” that the Reagan administration had first sought to enlist the interior secretary and the attorney general as possible test cases on executive privilege but they refused. Ms. Burford, however, agreed to test the constitutionality of an executive-privilege claim by refusing to hand over documents to Congress.
At issue were congressional subpoenas demanding information on hazardous waste dumps from the EPA. Mr. Reagan ordered Ms. Burford not to comply with the subpoena, citing the doctrine of executive privilege—a legal theory that has been blessed by courts that allows a president to shield some documents from public scrutiny in certain circumstances. In the landmark 1974 case United States v. Nixon, a unanimous Supreme Court said that executive privilege doesn’t protect documents in a criminal inquiry—in that case, Watergate—but has never decided a matter involving Congress.
Apr 24, 2018 – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt listens to President … Scott Pruitt moved Tuesday to limit what science can be used in writing … The proposed rule would only allow the EPA to consider studies where the …
Trump has a solid record, but he’s too busy making noise to tout it.
If a tree falls in a noisy circus, does it make a sound? If the Trump administration announces its largest deregulatory effort to date while the president is in the throes of a Twitter rampage, will anybody pay attention?
No, and thereon may hang the balance of Republican congressional control. It’s never clear where Donald Trump gets political advice, if he does at all. What is clear is that this White House is doing an able job of whiffing one of the best political messages in decades, a reality that is demoralizing administration insiders and GOP candidates alike.
.. The Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department released a plan—announced on the website of these pages—to ax the Obama administration’s car-emissions standards, saving consumers $500 billion. Dollarwise, it may be the biggest deregulation ever.
.. The Treasury has recommended rescinding the “payday lending” rule, which threatened to cut off the poorest Americans from viable credit.
.. The Internal Revenue Service lifted a political threat to nonprofits by allowing them to shield the names of their donors.
.. The Department of Health and Human Services finalized its rule allowing more non-ObamaCare insurance options to millions of Americans. The Senate sent a $717 billion defense authorization bill to the White House, increasing active-duty strength and providing troops their largest pay raise in nine years. The Senate also confirmed the 24th Trump circuit-court judge.
.. The Labor Department released new numbers showing worker compensation increased 2.8% year over year, the fastest pace in a decade
.. Republicans have long known they don’t get a fair hearing from the press, which is why they shifted to talk radio and other alternative media. Mr. Trump understands that better than most—thus his heavy use of Twitter, live rallies and press conferences.
.. The president is certainly focused on his base, though with an eye to whipping them up with rallies focused primarily on the polarizing issues of trade and immigration. His tweets revolve around the same issues—those and Mr. Mueller—and are often defensive or whiny.
.. If Mr. Trump makes those centrists believe this election is about family separation, Republicans lose. If he refocuses it on voters’ newly thriving prospects, Republicans have a shot.
.. One remarkable aspect of the Trump administration is its productivity. The cabinet set a pace of reform in its openings weeks that has never lagged. If Mr. Trump isn’t going to spend every day embracing, elevating and making this product of his own presidency the dominant discussion, then no one will. The press isn’t going to do it. Democrats sure aren’t. And no other Republican has that megaphone.