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(FreedomWire.org) – On a podcast Monday, Elon gave his opinion on who he believes is the “real president.”

“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” he said. “The path to power is the path to the teleprompter.”

“I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman,” he said, which is a reference to the 2004 film in which Ron Burgundy, played by actor Will Ferrell, reads anything that is written on the teleprompter.

Musk said that in the past he has voted “overwhelmingly for Democrats,” but with recent comments, he does not seem to be a fan of the current administration.

“This administration doesn’t seem to get a lot done,” he said. “The Trump administration, leaving Trump aside, there were a lot of people in the administration who were effective at getting things done.”

He said he believes that the Democratic Party is “overly controlled by the unions and by the trial lawyers, particularly the class action lawyers.” He said that when Democrats go against “the interests of the people,” it is because of unions and trial lawyers, and when Republicans do it, “it’s because of corporate evil and religious zealotry.”

“In the case of Biden, he is simply too much captured by the unions, which was not the case with Obama,” he said.

He also talked about comments made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who said that when President Biden talked about corporations paying their “fair share” in taxes to combat inflation it was a “misdirection”

“I mean, the obvious reason for inflation is that the government printed a zillion amount of more money than it had, obviously,” he said, which is the same argument Republicans have made.

“So it’s like the government can’t just, you know, issue checks far in excess of revenue without there being inflation, you know, velocity of money held constant,” he said. “If the federal government writes checks, they never bounce. So that is effectively creation of more dollars. And if there are more dollars created, then the increase in the goods and services across the economy, then you have inflation, again, velocity of money held constant.”

“If the government could just issue massive amounts of money and deficits didn’t matter, then, well, why don’t we just make the deficit 100 times bigger? The answer is, you can’t because it will basically turn the dollar into something that is worthless,” he argued.

“Various countries have tried this experiment multiple times,” he said. “Have you seen Venezuela? Like the poor, poor people of Venezuela are, you know, have been just run roughshod by their government.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Some GOP leaders introduced a resolution to get the Biden administration to focus on the real crises facing Americans. 

The resolution, introduced in the Senate on Monday, is aimed at “urging” the development of a strategy to counter the rise in violent crime across the United States” and “points out that the murder rate in America rose by 30 percent from 2019-2020, the largest single-year increase in more than a century” while highlighting “a 59 percent increase in the number of police officers murdered last year” and noting at “at least 16 American cities set record for the number of murders in 2021.” 

The resolution also points out that President Biden and his party continue to ignore the border crisis that rages unaddressed and mostly unacknowledged. “More than 2.5 million illegal immigrants have been caught trying to cross the U.S. southern border since January 2021, and overdose deaths have reached an all-time high as the flow of illegal drugs across the southern border is putting communities at risk across America,” the resolution also notes. 

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) was on Fox News Tuesday morning being interview about the resolution and said,  “you can lead a man to the presidency, but you can’t make him think.”

“What our resolution is intended to do is to try to get the Biden administration to focus on those issues that moms and dads are worried about when they lie down to sleep at night and can’t,” Senator Kennedy said. “Things like crime, things like the border, inflation, the baby food shortage,” Kennedy continued.

“I think most Americans understand that in its first 14 months, the Biden administration has not exactly rocked it,” Senator Kennedy further explained on Fox News on Tuesday. “The president, I think, has delegated an enormous amount of his responsibilities to his appointees,” Kennedy noted. 

Biden appointees, Kennedy explained, are “an interesting mixture of two groups,” described by the Louisiana Senator as “a bunch of uber-Washington insider elite types who mentally- haven’t been out of Washington mentally- for more than ten minutes in their lives,” he said. “They think Washington is America, and America is Washington,” Kennedy added of the insider elites running the Biden administration. 

“The second group that he has running the show, and there is some overlap,” Kennedy noted, “I would describe as the crunchy granola types who like to attend gender reveal parties. I mean they’re very, very woke and they’re just not focused on the issues that are worrying ordinary Americans right now,” he said. 

These groups that Biden has delegated his authority to, Kennedy explained, “believe in government by experts, and they think they’re the experts, and they’re smarter than ordinary Americans, and they’re more virtuous — and that everybody ought to shut up and listen to them — and if we’re nice, they’ll let us eat meat occasionally.”

(FreedomWire.org) – The new White House press sec. Karine Jean-Pierre was asked several tough questions on her first day. There was one in particular that she tried to dodge. It came from Fox News’ Peter Doocy about a tweet from President Joe Biden regarding inflation.

“Karine, congratulations, it’s nice to see you up there,” Doocy began. “The president’s Twitter account posted the other day if you wanna bring down inflation, let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share. How does raising taxes on corporations reduce inflation?”

“Um, so, are you talking about a specific tweet?” Jean-Pierre, who appeared stumped, asked.

Doocy then read a May 13 tweet from Biden that said “you want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”

“Look, we have talked about, um, we have talked about this past year, about making sure that the wealthiest among us are paying their fair share, and that is important to do. That is something the president has been working on everyday when we talk about inflation and lowering costs, so it’s very important that as we’re seeing costs rise, as we’re talking about how to, you know, build an America that’s equal for everyone and doesn’t leave anyone behind, that is an important part of that as well,” Jean-Pierre said.

“But how does raising taxes on corporations lower the cost of gas, the cost of a used car, the cost of food for everyday Americans?” Doocy pressed.

“So I think we encourage those who have done very well, especially those who care about climate change, to support a fairer tax code that doesn’t charge manufacturers workers, cops, builders a higher percentage of their earnings, that the most fortunate people in our nation, and not let that stand in the way of reducing energy costs and fighting an existential problem if you think about it, that is an example. To support basic collective bargaining rights as well.”

“But look, by not, without, having a fairer tax code, which is what I’m talking about, then all, like, manufacture workers, cops, you know, it’s not fair for them to have to pay higher taxes than the folks who are not paying taxes at all,” she continued. 

“But what does that have to do with inflation?” Doocy asked. “The President said if you wanna bring down inflation let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share. Jeff Bezos came out and tweeted about that, he said ‘the newly created disinformation board should review this tweet.’ Would you be okay with that?”

“Look, it’s not a huge mystery why one of the wealthiest individuals on earth, right, opposes an economic agenda that is for the middle class, that cuts some of the biggest costs families face, fights inflation for the long haul, right, and that’s what we’re talking about, that’s why we’re talking about lowering inflation here, and adds to the historic deficit reduction the president is achieving by asking the richest taxpayers and corporations to pay their fair share. That’s what we’re talking about,” Jean-Pierre said.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos criticized the aforementioned tweet, arguing that “misdirection doesn’t help the country.”

“The administration tried hard to inject even more stimulus into an already over-heated, inflationary economy and only Manchin saved them from themselves. Inflation is a regressive tax that most hurts the least affluent.”

(FreedomWire.org) – The Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, was criticized for posting a picture on Twitter showing her reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” in a Texas bookshop. 

“In Texas, reading any damn book I choose. No banning of books or thought. Ever.”

Many Twitter users condemned Lightfoot’s tweet. Others urged Lightfoot to focus on Chicago’s rising crime rate and not tweet about books. Others noted that “To Kill a Mockingbird”, a song about a mockingbird, was illegal in California.

Reactions to Lightfoot’s tweet was not kind, as users pointed out that she might want to pay more attention to the epidemic of crime in Chicago instead of the wonders of Texas.

“I don’t get it,” tweeted National Review editor Philip Klein. “Was this an attempt to dunk Texas? This is because she can choose any book she likes in Texas.

Maybe Lightfoot should spend less time hanging out in Texas and tweeting, and more fixing Chicago’s war-like conditions and calling for peace.

Chicago continues to experience horrific levels of violence, with shootings and murders a weekend staple. On the same day she posted her tweet, a huge crowd gathered in Chicago’s Millenium Park with multiple fights and gunshots breaking out. A 16-year old boy was shot and killed. 

(FreedomWire.org) – Dr. Anthony Fauci was told by Hugh Hewitt, a radio host, that a significant number of Americans have lost confidence in him and perhaps it’s time to step down. Fauci was quick to disagree with Hewitt.

“No. Absolutely unequivocally no, Hugh. Sorry,” replied the now-81-year-old chief medical adviser to the president.

Hewitt isn’t the only person who’s told him to his face it’s time to go. Sen. Rand Paul has demanded that he should resign during heated testimony, but was not able to persuade him. 

However, Fauci just revealed the one event that will force him to retire.

Fauci responded to CNN’s Jim Acosta a plain “no” when asked if he would work with the 45th president again.

“If Trump were to return to the White House as President, and COVID was still a threat or there was some other public health emergency, would you have confidence in his ability to deal with a pandemic of this nature? Would you want to stay on at your post?” Acosta asked.

“Uh, well, no,” he responded, laughing. 

“If you look at the history of what the response was during the administration, I think, you know, at best, you can say it wasn’t optimal,” Fauci said. “History will speak for itself about that.”

It was Fauci who recommended, “15 days to stop the spread.”  Trump backed the recommendation. Numerous studies showed the lockdowns in Europe and the U.S. had virtually zero benefit.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former President Obama is encouraging people to participate in nationwide abortion rights protests on Saturday, saying he was “proud” that Americans were standing up for abortion rights.

“Across the country, Americans are standing up for abortion rights—and I’m proud of everyone making their voices heard. Join a march near you,” Obama tweeted, including a link to a slew of “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests all over the U. S.

“If you can’t join a march in person today, you can still get involved. Donate to a local abortion fund. Volunteer with activists who’ve been organizing on this issue for years. And vote on or before November 8 and in every election.”

However, these protest have put the justices and their families in danger from violent extremists.

Pro-abortion groups posted the home addresses online of the Court’s six conservative justices, left-wing protesters demonstrated outside the homes of at least three of them, harassing them and their families. Over the past week, mobs gathered outside the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. On May 10, another group marched to the home of Justice Samuel Alito, the author of the draft decision that sparked the protests.

The protesters blocked roads and bellowed slogans through a megaphone in a residential district, causing disruption for residents and intimidation for Justice Alito and his family.

(FreedomWire.org) – Kamala Harris has become famous for her ability to talk herself in circles while speaking in public.

Harris was caught babbling through another speech this week while speaking to leaders at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Harris said, “We will work together, and continue to work together, to address these issues…and to work together as we continue to work, operating from the new norms, rules, and agreements, that we will convene to work together…We will work on this together.”

This is not the first time Harris has rambled on with a word salad. During a meeting with the prime minster of Jamaica, she had also stumbled upon her own words.

And in November last year Harris, went to France to represent Biden and drew attention to herself mostly for her efforts to adopt a French accent.

Vice President Kamala Harris will return to the world stage as the face of U.S. diplomacy Monday when she heads to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the death of ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Harris’ group will “offer condolences on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration and the American people on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” Harris’s press secretary Kirsten Allen confirmed in a statement.

“She will meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. In addition to honoring the memory and the legacy of Sheikh Khalifa, the Vice President will underscore the strength of the partnership between our countries and our desire to further deepen our ties in the coming months and years,” Allen added.

With her past speech blunders, people are wondering what will she say while honoring the memory of Sheikh Khalifa. How do we continue to send her to the world stage to represent our country?

(FreedomWire.org) – President Biden has attempted to divert focus away from his own record and toward Donald Trump because he has been criticized on most of his administrations policies as the 2022 mid terms approach. “This is not the Republican Party of your father. This is a MAGA party, after all,” he declared last week during a news conference He referred to Trump as “the great MAGA king” in a speech on Wednesday.

“Under my predecessor — the great MAGA king — the deficit increased every single year he was president. The first year of my presidency, the first year, I reduced the deficit, literally reduced the deficit by $350 billion, first year,” Biden had said in remarks at an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference in Chicago.

Jen Psaki, the outgoing White House press secretary, defended President Biden on Thursday for referring to his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, as “the great MAGA king.”

Psaki was asked whether the president’s statements were uniting during her daily press briefing by Fox News.

“Well, I would say that the president is not afraid to call out what he sees as extreme positions that are out of line with where the American people stand,” Psaki responded.

“And whether that is supporting a tax plan that will raise taxes on 75 million Americans making less than $100,000 a year, or whether it is supporting efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade, something that two-thirds of the American people in a Fox News poll, may I add, supported, and there are countless examples from there.”

“The president believes that there is still work we can do together,” she continued. “The bipartisan innovation is a good example of that. But again, he is not going to stand back and stand aside while people are pushing for extreme positions that are not in the interests or supported by the vast majority of the American people.”

Whether or not Mr Biden understands the actual meaning of the acronym is now under speculation as Trump has clearly taken the so-called jab as a compliment.

(FreedomWire.org) – The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos tweeted a clear critique to the President for confusing two distinct issues.
“Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss,” Bezos wrote. “Mushing them together is just misdirection.”
On Friday, Biden posted: “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”

Biden’s message suggesting that taxes on corporations such as Amazon can help bring down inflation seemed to get under Bezos’ skin. It’s unusual to see the Amazon chairman publicly take aim at the administration.

Biden last year specifically called out Amazon during a speech outlining his infrastructure spending plan. He cited a 2019 analysis highlighting 91 Fortune 500 companies that didn’t pay federal income tax in 2018 — “including Amazon,” Biden noted, while not mentioning any other companies. 

Amazon last year reported $2.3 billion in federal income tax expense, as part of its total tax contribution.

Elected officials, progressive activists, and academics haven taken aim at Amazon in the past for reportedly paying nothing in federal income taxes. Researchers and journalists came to that conclusion by calculating the tax deferrals and credits Amazon is eligible for. Federal tax laws also allow the company to delay payment of the bill. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders, is frequent critic of Amazon, so it was no surprise that Sanders had a response to Bezos’ tweet to Biden.

Bezos Tweet has shocked other twitter users.


 

(FreedomWire.org) – Biden recently signed into law a requirement that all vehicles produced after 2026 to be fitted with a remote kill switch. Electric vehicles are already equipped with this capability via internet-connected “superchargers.” These corporations can sell you a product for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, then prevent you from using them.

Worse yet, if the law is not challenged or repealed, these kill switches will have a “back door” that allows government agencies to shut your vehicle off remotely as well.

This should be very concerning to all Americans. Internal combustion vehicles, so far, are free of theses sorts of controls that are standard on electric vehicles, so preserving our access to gasoline and diesel fuel is an absolute necessity.

Right to repair is also an important issue. Right to repair ensures that we are able to hire independent professionals to repair our vehicles and other products rather than being forced to pay astronomical prices to manufacturers.

Now that the environmental superiority of electric vehicles is being called into question, the real agenda behind climate hysteria is clear. Climate change fear mongers want us poorer and unable to travel and commute as we see fit. As the Biden administration’s intentional policy of high gas prices hits the average American in the pocket book, it’s important to note that the cost of EV batteries is also rising.