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CFIF Applauds Antitrust Reform Bill Introduced by Senators Lee, Tillis and Grassley

As we at CFIF regularly highlight, among the best ways to boost the American economy is via federal deregulation, which brought us the strongest economy in world history under President Trump.

For that reason CFIF enthusiastically applauds a new bill introduced by Senators Mike Lee (R - Utah), Thom Tillis (R-- NOrth Carolina) and Charles Grassley (R - Iowa) entitled the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act.  Currently, differing antitrust review standards applied by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) create confusion throughout our business and financial sectors, unnecessarily restraining U.S. economic prosperity.  The SMARTER Act changes that by harmonizing that process:

'The Federal Trade Commission and the Department…[more]

October 30, 2020 • 05:10 PM

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On FBI Investigation of Hunter Biden:
 
 

"The FBI has reportedly been investigating Hunter Biden and his business associates over allegations of money-laundering since 2019.

An official with the Department of Justice confirmed the existence of the federal investigation, which remains active, according to Sinclair Broadcast Group."

 
 
— Ebony Bowden and Kenneth Garger, New York Post
— Ebony Bowden and Kenneth Garger, New York Post
Posted October 30, 2020 • 08:10 AM
 
 
On Twitter CEO's Testimony Before U.S. Senate:
 
 

"Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lied to Congress on Tuesday during a Senate hearing focused on Big Tech's content moderation policies when he claimed that his social media company has never censored President Donald Trump.

"'Just to be clear, we have not censored the president,' Dorsey said in response to Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. 'We have not taken the tweets down that you're referencing. We have added context with a label and we do the same for leaders around the world.'

"Blackburn said Twitter has censored Trump and his campaign's tweets and accounts at least 65 times, and but never once censored Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden. Dorsey maintained the company did nothing wrong by labeling the president's tweets and adding more 'context' to his statements.

"'We have not censored the U.S. president,' Dorsey echoed. 'We do not take down the tweets but we add context around it.'

"'Despite Dorsey's false claims, there are numerous examples of Twitter censoring Trump and even taking down his posts."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
Posted October 29, 2020 • 08:06 AM
 
 
On Biden's Business Partner's Recollection:
 
 

"For Tony Bobulinski, the meetings with Joe Biden are unforgettable, and not because they had anything to do with politics. It's because that's when Bobulinski fully understood that Joe was very much involved in the foreign business schemes that son Hunter Biden and Joe's brother Jim had cooked up.

"The final proof came during two conversations over two days in May 2017. He first met the former vice president in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Joe was to speak the next day at the Milken Conference on the 'moonshot project' of finding a cure for cancer.

"'Hunter and Jim and I are there, and Hunter gets up and talks to his father when he comes in,' Bobulinski told me in a Tuesday interview. 'He then brings Joe over and introduces me, saying he's the one who's helping us with the business we're doing with the Chinese.'

"If Joe Biden was honest with the public when he said he never discussed Hunter's business with him, the next words out of his mouth would have been, 'What business with the Chinese? What are you talking about, son?'

"But that's not what he said, according to Bobulinski (near right). Joe Biden didn't look surprised or curious about Hunter's introduction and, after a get-to-know-you conversation, Bobulinski remembers Joe saying, 'My son and my brother trust you emphatically so I trust you. Good luck and work hard.'"

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Posted October 28, 2020 • 07:53 AM
 
 
On Confirming Amy Coney Barrett to SCOTUS:
 
 

"In nominating Barrett to the Supreme Court, [President Trump] kept his promise by choosing an undaunted originalist -- someone who interprets the Constitution based on the understanding held by its ratifiers.

"Trump's most profound effect on the Constitution will come when she and the other Trump Justices apply that originalism to the questions of liberty and equality."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— John C. Yoo, Heller Professor of Law at U.C. Berkeley School of Law
— John C. Yoo, Heller Professor of Law at U.C. Berkeley School of Law
Posted October 27, 2020 • 08:18 AM
 
 
On New York Post Endorsement in 2020:
 
 

"We can return to the explosive job creation, rising wages and general prosperity we had before the pandemic. We can have economic freedom and opportunity, and resist cancel culture and censorship. We can put annus horribilis, 2020, behind us and make America great again, again. We can do all this -- if we make the right choice on Nov. 3.

"The New York Post endorses President Donald J. Trump for re-election.

"Elections are always about the economy, but never more so than this year. ...

"As this campaign has made clear, Joe Biden is a figurehead candidate for the Democratic Party. He rarely takes questions, sticks to his stump speeches, puts a lid on the day at the late hour of 9 a.m. There's no reason to think his presidency would be any different. The assurgent left of the party, AOC and the Squad, are salivating at the possibility of pushing through their agenda. Kamala Harris is measuring the drapes. Whatever moderate impulses Joe Biden may have, expect them to evaporate quickly in office -- particularly if there's a united blue Congress behind him.

"President Trump will not be looking to remake the country. He will trust that America will, given support but not interference, bounce back. He will, in short, not get in the way. Re-electing him is the best choice for the United States.

"Plus, it'll really tick off Hollywood."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— The Editors, New York Post
— The Editors, New York Post
Posted October 26, 2020 • 07:42 AM
 
 
On Making Plans to End the Oil Industry:
 
 

"Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden admitted during Thursday night's final presidential debate that he going to end the oil industry if elected president.

"'Would you close down the oil industry?' President Donald Trump pressed just before their closing statements.

"'I would transition from the oil industry, yes' Biden replied. ...

"'That's a big statement,' Trump said, slamming Biden for his bold proclamation.

"'That may be the biggest statement in terms of business,' Trump said 'Basically what he is saying is he is going to destroy the oil industry. Will you remember that Texas? Will you remember that Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio?'"

 
 
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
Posted October 23, 2020 • 07:33 AM
 
 
On the Biden Family's China Scheme:
 
 

"Wait until Scranton hears about this.

"One of Joe Biden's ways of contrasting himself with President Trump has been to declare the election a battle of Park Avenue values vs. Scranton, Pa., values.

"Now we learn that Biden has secretly been playing footsie with China.

"The statement Wednesday night asserting that the former vice president was a willing and eager participant in a family scheme to make millions of dollars by partnering with a shady Chinese Communist firm is a singular event in a presidential race already overflowing with drama and intrigue.

"The dynamite assertion, believable because it aligns with earlier information we know to be true, came in a statement by Tony Bobulinski, who describes himself as a former partner of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and Joe's brother Jim in the China scheme. Bobulinski unloads his bill of accusations in blunt but precise language and detail."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Posted October 22, 2020 • 07:44 AM
 
 
On Taxes and the 2020 Election:
 
 

"Joe Biden's tax proposals have gone through a variety of iterations over the course of his campaign, but lately, he's settled on a pledge not to raise taxes on those earning under $400,000.

"This pledge is not consistent with his current proposals, but he's even less likely to be constrained if he's elected president.

"Even if Biden claims he would not directly raise income tax rates on those earning under $400,000, there are a number of policy changes he'd make that would directly or indirectly hit taxpayers under that threshold.

"As one example, Biden has pledged to bring back Obamacare's individual mandate. Yet in 2018, the last year for which the penalties were still in place, nearly 3.7 million people earning less than $200,000 paid mandate taxes, according to IRS data, which represented nearly 99% of those who had to pay some sort of penalty. And 2.6 million, or about 69% of those who paid the mandate, earned less than $50,000.

"Biden has also planned to overhaul the way tax breaks work for retirement savings. The Tax Foundation concluded that, on net, his 'plan would reduce the tax benefit of traditional retirement accounts for those earning above $80,250 but under $400,000, violating Biden's tax pledge to not raise taxes on earners below the $400,000 threshold.'"

Read entire article here.

 
 
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
Posted October 21, 2020 • 08:22 AM
 
 
On Obamacare's Illusion of Preexisting Condition Coverage:
 
 

"President Trump's recent executive order laying out his 'America-First Healthcare Plan' makes clear his continued commitment to the long-standing, bipartisan consensus that we should protect people with preexisting conditions. Unfortunately, the previous administration's attempt to make good on that consensus -- Obamacare -- has failed to deliver on its promises.

"Contrary to the prevailing media narrative, federal health insurance enrollment protections for preexisting conditions long predate Obamacare. Bipartisan legislation passed nearly 25 years ago protects people with preexisting conditions and prior health coverage from having to wait for their condition to be covered when they move to a new job. These protections apply to the 180 million Americans with job-based coverage, who represent roughly 90 percent of everyone with private health coverage.

"Obamacare attempted to deliver additional protections for people with preexisting conditions in need of health-insurance coverage. The reality is, however, the law's prohibitive costs placed coverage outside the reach of everyday Americans, including countless with preexisting conditions.

"After premiums doubled and even tripled in some states once Obamacare regulations took effect, individual-market coverage became unaffordable and unusable for millions of middle-class and self-employed Americans earning too much to qualify for subsidies. A 60-year-old couple living in Hannibal, Missouri, who earn $70,000 a year faces a $37,000 annual premium for the lowest-cost silver plan -- over half their income -- and that's before a staggering $12,000 deductible. For them, there are no protections if they have a preexisting condition. Sadly, Obamacare has failed to protect them.

"It's time the national debate over Obamacare finally confronts this reality. One can support maintaining formal preexisting protections in the individual market -- as President Trump has done repeatedly, and has done again in his recent executive order -- while honestly confronting the law's poor track record in making those protections meaningful for real people."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator
— Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator
Posted October 20, 2020 • 08:16 AM
 
 
On the Bidens' China Connections:
 
 

"Up to now, the Democrats' presidential nominee has gotten away with the fiction that he never talked to his son Hunter about Hunter's suspect business dealings in Ukraine, China and elsewhere. The repeated claim was never credible, especially when it was revealed that Hunter flew on Air Force Two with his father to Beijing and came home with a $1.5 billion commitment from a Chinese bank for a new investment firm.

"So they flew to China and back together and we're supposed to believe the father never asked the son who he was seeing in China and why.

"C'mon, man."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Posted October 19, 2020 • 08:04 AM
 
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—Ebony Bowden and Kenneth Garger, New York Post
— Ebony Bowden and Kenneth Garger, New York Post
 
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