Of Grave Concern: Study Finds Rise of Anti-Semitism Among Youth in Holland

This is not surprising news, but it could be helpful material in countering idealism about the multicultural paradise.

The Dutch Anne Frank Foundation has done research among teachers at Dutch high schools about incidents of anti-Semitism in their classrooms.

Anti-Semitism in the classroom is a persistent problem

February 8, 2023 — 42% of secondary school teachers witnessed anti-Semitic incidents in the classroom in the past year. Usually it concerns name-calling and insults that are not aimed at specific persons. This is evident from the report of research agency Panteia, which was commissioned by the Anne Frank House to conduct research into anti-Semitism in secondary education.

With the research, in which 432 teachers participated in 2022, the Foundation wants to gain an up-to-date picture of the nature and extent of anti-Semitic incidents among secondary school students. Similar research was also carried out in 2013 and 2004. In 2013, 35% of teachers experienced one or more anti-Semitic incidents in the classroom, compared to 50% in 2004. Anti-Semitism, as in society, is a persistent problem in the classroom.


When we ask teachers about the backgrounds of the anti-Semitic incidents they have experienced in the past year, it turns out that football was the most common context in which students insulted Jews as a group. More than a third of all teachers mentioned this football context. This football-related anti-Semitism has its origins in rivalry between fan bases of different football clubs and therefore also manifests itself outside football stadiums at secondary schools. Anti-Semitic remarks also arise as a result of the Middle East conflict, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. This has been a known and recurring phenomenon for some time. One third of the teachers report insulting Jews in this context. Trivializing or denying the Holocaust is also common. The survey shows that 14% of teachers have been confronted with this in the past year.

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It Started With A Band-Aid: The Intersection of Racism, Adultification, and Exploitation

*Gabrielle’s story is a composite story, based on common experiences of black survivors which have been expressed to NCOSE and/or documented in research. The header image for this block is a stock image, not a picture of an actual survivor.

It started with a band-aid.

Gabrielle had tripped during recess and scraped up her knee. Crying, Gabrielle limped inside to go find her Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Evans, and show her what had happened.

Ms. Evans was a kind lady. Gabrielle hoped that, when she saw her bleeding knee, she might give her a hug and a lollipop for comfort. She had seen Ms. Evans do this last week for beautiful, blonde-haired Kylie, when that little girl had fallen off the monkey bars.

But Ms. Evans simply gave Gabrielle a pat on the back, told her to “be a big girl,” and reached inside her desk for a band-aid.

Swallowing her disappointment, Gabrielle took the band-aid and struggled to put it on. She’d never put on a band-aid herself before, but she finally managed to get it to stick.

Only, it looked funny . . .

Gabrielle frowned at the band-aid for a moment, trying to figure out what was wrong.

Then she realized.

The band-aid was “skin color.” Not Gabrielle’s skin color. Kylie’s skin color.

It was that band-aid that first made Gabrielle understand that she was “different.” That the color of her skin somehow made her an outsider.

And as Gabrielle frowned at the band-aid, standing out so pale against her dark knee, she couldn’t help but wonder if the color of her skin was also the reason why Ms. Evans hadn’t given her a hug or a lollipop.

Fact: Studies show that adults tend to perceive Black girls as older and less innocent than White girls. This is known as “Adultification” and it often leads to Black girls not receiving the same level of nurturing and compassion as White girls do. It also often leads to Black girls being sexualized at an earlier age, which increases the risk that they will be sexually exploited.

Gabrielle soon realized that Kindergarten teachers weren’t the only ones who treated her differently. There were also the men. Young men, old men – so many of them seemed to leer at Gabrielle like they wanted to do something to her. Gabrielle didn’t know what that something was . . . until one day, her latest foster father made it clear.

Fact: Black children are overrepresented in the foster care system. Although they make up only 14% of children in the United States, Black children make up 23% of the foster care system. Foster children are ten times more likely to be sexually abused and Black children are sexually abused twice as much as their White counterparts in the foster care system. Statistics show that a history of sexual abuse dramatically increases a person’s chance of being exploited in prostitution. 

Gabrielle carried the trauma from what her foster father did to her for years. She carried it into her first relationship, during which she felt intense fear of doing anything physical. When she told her boyfriend that she didn’t want to, he wasn’t pleased.

“I thought girls like you were always into it?” he said.

Gabrielle didn’t ask what he meant by “girls like her.” She didn’t have to. Because next, her boyfriend showed her his favorite “ebony” pornography videos, as examples of what he wanted to do with her.

Gabrielle had nightmares for weeks.

Fact: Contemporary Internet pornography sites feature grotesquely racist themes such as those depicted in the screenshots below. Pornography is perhaps the only remaining mainstream media where racism is not only permitted, it is encouraged.

After years of enduring experiences of this nature, Gabrielle eventually decided: if the men in the world were determined to see her as nothing but a Jezebel whom they could use and abuse as they pleased . . . well then, she might as well get paid for it.

And so, Gabrielle entered prostitution.

What she didn’t know was that, in the prostitution marketplace, racism would be uglier than ever.

Her grim conclusion that she “might as well get paid” for being sexually used turned out to be misplaced – for she found that she could not make as much money in prostitution as the White girls.

Gabrielle almost laughed at the cruel irony of it . . . She had supposed that in the prostitution marketplace, where all the women were degraded to mere objects, she would be on “equal footing” with other women at last. But no. Even here, she was worth less. It was somehow possible for the color of her skin to sink her even below the value of an object.

Watch Dr. Stephany Powell discuss beauty standards in the prostitution marketplace, and how black women/girls are sold for less money:

Gabrielle was barely scraping by, so when she met a pimp who promised to help her make more money, she agreed to his offer.

That was a terrible mistake.

The pimp wasn’t interested in helping Gabrielle – he was only interested in controlling and profiting from her. Not only did he not help her make more money, but he beat her when she didn’t make enough to satisfy him.

When Gabrielle pleaded for mercy, explaining that it was harder for her to make money than his other girls because she was black, he simply laughed.

“I know that,” he said, his lip curling in a derisive sneer. “Why do you think I don’t beat my White girls? They’re too valuable, I can’t mark up their faces. You on the other hand . . .”

Fact: Traffickers disproportionately target Black women and girls. It is reported that 40% of sex trafficking victims in the U.S. are Black, despite Black people making up only 13.6% of the U.S. population.

Then one day, while Gabrielle was soliciting on the streets trying to make enough money to avoid a beating, she was arrested. She would be charged with the crime of prostitution, the policeman told her.

As she sat in the police station, Gabrielle knew she ought to be afraid, but she couldn’t help but feel hope . . . Perhaps if she told the police about being under the control of an abusive pimp, they would recognize her as a victim. Perhaps they would rescue her from her situation and give her services, rather than a sentence.

Unfortunately, that didn’t end up being the case.

Gabrielle told her story – but only skeptical, unimpressed faces stared back at her.

Watch Dr. Stephany Powell explain how implicit bias can influence how black survivors are treated by law enforcement and non-profit agencies, and how NCOSE is seeking to address this with their training programs:

ACTION: Request Information about the ELEET Training Program

The Equipping Law Enforcement to End Trafficking (ELEET) training program was developed with a working group of survivors, prosecutors, and seasoned officers in order to educate law enforcement and/or prosecutors on the importance of developing a victim-centered approach during initial contact with victims of human sex trafficking while minimizing the court appearance of victims and addressing implicit bias. Request to book a training or get more information here.

Stories like Gabrielle’s are not rare. Together, adultification, implicit bias, racism and more are risk factors for experiencing sexual exploitation, and even decrease opportunities to exit. We must act together to learn about these realities ourselves, to hold entities responsible for normalizing these themes, and to better equip those who serve survivors.


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Biden’s Treasury Department Issuing Nonbinary Pauli Murray Quarter first U.S. ‘Queer Quarter’ – Not Political Satire

Pauli Murray, a nonbinary Black activist, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and poet, will be featured on a quarter in the next round of the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters Program, making Murray the first Black queer person to appear on U.S. currency.

Murray’s quarter will be issued in 2024.

Korie Dean in a February 06, 2023 News & Observer article titled “NC civil rights, social justice activist to be featured on US quarter” wrote,

Throughout the 1930s, the Pauli Murray Center writes, Murray “actively questioned” her gender and sex, repeatedly asking physicians for hormone therapy and exploratory surgery to investigate her reproductive organs.

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In a Smithsonian article titled “Pauli Murray as a LGBTQ+ Historical Figure” reported,

Pauli Murray wrote about her gender identity and sexuality throughout her life.  In her journals, Murray wondered if she was “one of nature’s experiments; a girl who should have been a boy.” Partially because of this struggle, Murray suffered breakdowns and was hospitalized throughout her twenties and thirties. Murray sought medical treatment and consulted doctors concerning what she called “an inverted sex instinct,” including asking doctors to test her hormone levels for any imbalance and attempting to find doctors that would agree to give her testosterone. 

Though Murray was married to a man briefly, she wrote “Why is it that when a man makes love to me, something in me tries to fight?” She fundamentally felt that she was a man trapped in a woman’s body, an expression of gender dysphoria. Pauli Murray wrote less about her gender identity after feeling that her medical options had been exhausted and after attending Howard where she experienced the dual oppressions of sexism and racism in Washington, D.C. Alongside Betty Friedan, Murray was a founder of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and she wrote extensively about the importance of women’s equality under the law.

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We truly believe that it won’t be long before our government will start targeting Christians who refuse to accept gender neutral and sexual nonbinary persons.

When our government puts these folks on money, you can bet that they will start looking to persecute any who defy their stance. Think not?

Just yesterday, Newsweek carried an article that showed an FBI report that listed Catholics as extreme terrorists.

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VIDEO: Who Controls You?

Slowly, steadily and in plain sight the work continues by the Global Elites and their acolytes, to seduce then weaken the masses into a simple, non-thinking compliant herd. The controlling diabolical thought process follows a very similar pattern that has worked through the ages; namely, tell the people a terrible threat is coming or is already present, and most will surrender their rights and freedoms to be safe. The last two elections with tremendous fraud, collusion and deceit was among the more obvious dimensions of forcing change.

Mentioned below is a sobering and troubling study of the process to collapse America into the New-World Order, Global Governance that was launched years ago. Evidence of just how far this diabolical plan has reached is all around. To stop America’s decline, patriots much similar to those our founders were, will need to stand up, come forward and possibly prepare to make a sacrifice so freedom may still ring. To stop America’s decline and Make America Great Again, we need to Make America God-fearing Again!

Read the information below. Decide if you wish to stand and come forward. Then look around to find others who also have made such a decision and join them to stop America’s decline. Ask for discernment so you may reveal those who seek public office and talk smoothly out of both sides of their mouth having one foot in seeking popularity and acceptance at great compromise to the values and principles that brought forth our exceptional nation, versus those who stand, speak support and loyalty, but with ample provable evidence, to the values and principles that brought forth our exceptional nation. There are many who talk the good talk but do not have evidence of walking the good walk our founders would be proud to call, “fellow Servant Leaders.”

Grab a cup of coffee (Makers Mark might prove to be better) because what follows is detailed, riveting but not a quick gloss over read. I sincerely pray you do read what is about to follow. We are in a war to preserve this exceptional nation given to us, if we would but keep it! Please take the time. Please distribute this further. Please go to your knees and ask for direction as to how you may help; with whom may you join?

Prayerfully consider helping me to keep the lights on and information rolling.

Please go to ZELLE 602-826-7300 and make a donation.

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The agenda for world domination by the World Economic Forum


The official agenda for world domination by the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, the United Nations and their globalist allies (World Bank, IMF, BIS, BlackRock, etc.) – this is the greatest threat to humanity since the dawn of time.

The United Nations are currently rolling out Agenda 2030, with the notorious “sustainability goals”. This worldwide project aims to completely transform every aspect of human existence: food, sexuality, family, work, finance, health, education, everything! This will supposedly put an end to poverty, hunger, inequality, sickness, and other bad things. A former executive director who worked at the UN for two decades, tells a different story. He explains that the UN is controlled by criminals who use it to enrich themselves, and enslave humanity.


To learn more about who is controlling you visit StopWorldControl.com.

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January Numbers Reveal that Biden’s Border Plan is One Big, Entirely Illegal Shell Game

Washington, D.C. — The following statement was released by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) regarding the deceptive January border data released tonight:

“January’s border numbers do not represent a sharp decline in illegal immigration as the Biden Administration is claiming. Rather, the data demonstrates a transparent effort to mask the border crisis through illegal programs that allow inadmissible aliens to enter the United States by other means.

“As the unprecedented numbers of migrants crossing our southern border have become a political liability for the Administration, they have essentially moved tens of thousands of illegal entries a month off-the-books, by allowing them to enter under a massive and clearly unlawful parole scheme. The president’s plan to parole 360,000 people a year into the United States violates both the spirit and the letter of the law, which requires that it be exercised only on a case-by-case basis and in some compelling national interest. In this case, the only compelling interest is the president’s desire to make the crisis seem less severe as he kicks off his reelection bid.

“In addition to the illegal parole program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed an app, which allows migrants to notify U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of their intent to file an asylum claim – the vast majority of which have no merit – and then be allowed to enter the country pending a hearing on those claims, years in the future.

“Even with these newly devised schemes, the number of migrants encountered at the southern border illegally remained at historically high levels, with 156,274 still being the highest January ever recorded.

“No matter how the White House tries to spin it, what we saw last month was not a significant drop in illegal immigration. Rather, it was illegal immigration dressed up to appear legal under an illegal assertion of executive power by President Biden and his administration.”


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Not One Student Was Proficient In Math In 23 Baltimore Schools: REPORT

In 23 Baltimore City Schools, zero students tested proficient in math in 2022, according to a report by Project Baltimore.

Through an analysis of 150 Baltimore City Schools, 23 of them, including 10 high schools, eight elementary schools, three high schools and two middle schools, no students met math grade-level expectations, according to a report by Project Baltimore. Approximately 2,000 students took the state administered math exams that tested proficiency levels.

“It just sounds like these schools, now, have turned into essentially babysitters with no accountability,”  Jovani Patterson, a Baltimore resident who sued the district for not properly educating its students, told Fox 45 News. “This is the future of our city. We’ve got to change this.”

An additional 20 schools in the district had no more than two students proficient in math, Project Baltimore reported. Another three schools in the district, which are for incarcerated students and students with disabilities, had no students that met grade-level expectations.

Approximately 7% of third through eighth graders at Baltimore City School met grade level expectations in Math in 2022, according to the Maryland State Department of Education.

The report on Baltimore City Schools comes as the nation suffers historic learning loss; since 2020, the nation’s reading scores dropped to fall in line with numbers from 1990, while math scores fell for the first time from. Every state has seen a decline in its students’ math scores since 2019.

To combat the lack of proficiency in its students, the school district has implemented professional development for teachers and summer learning sessions, Fox 45 News reported.

“We’re confident these instructional strategies will help us regain the momentum and progress we experienced before the pandemic,” the district told Fox 45 News.

Baltimore City Schools did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.




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Is the Super Bowl the Largest Human Trafficking Event in the USA?

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing and 2nd largest criminal industry in the world.

It’s a $38-50 BILLION dollar a year industry in the USA alone.

Although it’s happening year-round in every community in America, the demand – and therefore, the supply – intensifies with large events.

“As Los Angeles prepares to host the Super Bowl, [LA County] Sheriff Alex Villanueva … reminded residents that the event is a magnet for human trafficking.

“This is … always a lead-up to the Super Bowl, which ends up being one of the major events that draws human traffickers to the region”.” — Daily News 

“Experts explain the “party atmosphere” associated with the Super Bowl, concerts and conventions can lead to an increase in the purchase of adults and children for sex.” — KTLA News 

“In Atlanta, in the 11 days leading up to [the 2019] Super Bowl, police arrested 169 on trafficking charges — including 34 who were trying to engage in sexual acts with minors, the FBI reported.” — The Washington Times

“According to the National Trafficking Hotline, there were 896 cases of trafficking reported in Florida in 2019. Of these cases, 640 were sex trafficking cases. The Super Bowl has a reputation for being a “Magnet for sex trafficking.” In a state that already has many cases of trafficking, the Super Bowl can be an added opportunity for traffickers to take advantage of the travel and crowds.” — Dressember Foundation 

“According to Forbes, 10,000 prostitutes were brought to Miami for the Super Bowl in 2010 and 133 underage arrests for prostitution were made in Dallas during the 2011 Super Bowl.” — Huffpost 

While the Super Bowl isn’t the only large event to attract traffickers and victims, it’s one of the largest, annual events in America.  

Arizona is already a hot spot for all forms of human trafficking, including child rape trafficking. Its proximity to the southern border, large populations of homeless and runaway children, and popular entertainment industries – among other things – make it a high target area.

What we want the public to understand is that, whether it is by force or by choice, “sex workers” are being trafficked.

However, when it comes to child trafficking, exploitation, or any sexual behavior with a child, all of it is child abusewhich is irreparably harmful to the child.

A child cannot consent.

Veterans For Child Rescue’s mission is to expose and eradicate child trafficking in America and make our country a safe place for children. 

It’s not “sex with a child” or “sexual acts with minors.” It’s child rape. It’s not underage or juvenile prostitution. It’s child rape. It’s not “over sexualizing” a child. It’s child abuse.

Would you know what to do if you saw a child being trafficked?

Due to the covert nature of the trafficking industry, it’s imperative that we the people are aware and on the lookout for signs of children being trafficked, exploited, and harmed.

Travel Specific Red Flags to Watch For:

  • Traveling with little or no possessions or clothes.
  • Traveling with no phone or a “non-smart” phone.
  • Traveling alone, but with no knowledge of current location, destination, point of origin, bus number/flight number/train number, or who is meeting them.
  • The traveler may have been provided a ticket for a “modeling job”, “movie extra”, etc.

Rideshare Specific Red Flags:

  • Did your passenger speak about a pimp or needing to make a quota?
  • Did your passenger seem distressed?
  • If your passenger is a minor with an adult, does the minor seemed controlled or coerced?
  • Told not to speak, or grabbed and/or restrained when questioned?

Trucking Specific Red Flags:

  • Witnessing a minor engage in or soliciting to perform a commercial sex act.
  • A passenger vehicle pulls into the truck parking area and multiple people get out and go truck-to-truck.
  • Discussion of having to make a quota.

Document & Report: 

  • Location of incident, make, model, color, and license plate of vehicle, if possible.
  • Time of encounter, flights, buses, or trains arriving or leaving in time window.
  • When and where they were picked up and dropped off.
  • Appearance, any accent, and dress of the adult and the minor.
  • Their apparent direction of travel.

Motels, hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, events etc.

  • Did they pay with cash? If not, is the name on the card available?
  • Were there several apparent minors with a single “controlling” adult?
  • If alcohol is being served, compare the adult and minors’ apparent level of comfort.
  • In hotels/motels, ask if there will be any additional guests, and request they provide ID at the desk for reasons of COVID compliance.
  • Bruises, cuts, burn marks from cigarettes, etc.
  • Pay attention to wrists, ankles, arms, and neck as these may carry marks of restraint or control. Thin red lines or marks crisscrossing ankles or wrists indicating physical restraint.
  • Malnourished, dirty, or unkempt appearance.
  • Suggestive and/or revealing clothing on a child. Low-cut tops, shorts, deliberately visible undergarments, etc.
  • Mis-sized or ill-fitting clothing (too big/too small). Poorer clothing than accompanying adult(s).
  • Mismatched accessories including scarves, long sleeves, sunglasses, or jewelry disguising identity, age, and/or possible signs of abuse.
  • Mismatch of clothes to climate or event. Too little clothing in too cold a climate, revealing or suggestive clothing at a public event.
  • Extensive bathing in public bathrooms.
  • Public or restroom use of dry spray shampoo and brush.
  • Money sign tattoos, barcode tattoos, “daddy, master, owned, etc.”
  • Brands of name, place, or gang symbol.
  • Reluctant or unable to make eye contact.
  • Hurried or truncated response to questions.
  • Excessive nervousness, anxiety, fear, and seclusion when addressed or noticed.
  • Deferring all responses and conversation to the adult(s) present.
  • Actively moving away from and/or avoiding law enforcement or security.
  • Apparent presence of a controlling figure.
  • Exhibition of fear or agitation in proximity to controlling figure.
  • Aggressive insertion of controlling figure in any attempt at interaction.
  • Controlling figure limits movement or action and all interaction with others.
  • Controller/victim’s stories inconsistent or sound scripted. Victim may not give age, or give a fake age when asked.
  • Controller has and keeps control of all of the victim’s identification.
  • Remain calm. Do not draw attention to yourself.
  • Observe the situation and look for these signs of child trafficking.

If you’re unsure, and the situation seems safe, engage in small talk and observe the child’s reaction.

  • Are they responsive and coherent?
  • Do they answer questions for themselves or do they seem scripted, forced, or suppressed by an overly controlling adult?
  • Do they seem overly nervous or anxious?
  • Does the adult quickly whisk them away when you address them? Is the child’s body language signaling for help?
  • Does the child seem at risk?

Move to a safe distance. Ensure you have the details to report.

  • Call 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency.
  • If you are in a place with security or a customer service center, inform them and ask them to contact 911.
  • If you do not believe they have NOT acted, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888) 373-7888 – or by texting BeFree to 233733.
  • Contact Homeland Security Investigations at: 866-347-2423 
  • Submit a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at Report.cybertip.org or call 1-800-843-5678.
  • Submit a tip to the FBI at 1-800- 225-5324. FBI Sex Offender Registry: FBI.gov/scams-and-safety/sex-offender-registry
  • National Sex Offender Public Website: NSOPW.gov
  • National Registered Sex Offenders Laws: RegisteredOffendersList.org 

Be able to describe in detail: 

  1. Who you saw (description of child/trafficker),
  2. What you saw (description of vehicle, license plate, make/model of car, building, social media account, etc),
  3. When you saw it (day/time)
  4. Where did it occur
  5. Why it’s suspicious

You may be routed to an agency that specializes in kidnapping and human trafficking. The most important thing you can do is get the data right.

You have the right to request to remain anonymous in the reporting process.

Contact us if further assistance is needed.

Use Your Best Judgment

Resist the urge to personally act.

Human traffickers are some of the most ruthless individuals on the criminal spectrum. They can best be defeated with intel and accurate reporting.



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Special Thanks 

We are profoundly grateful to the hard working men and women of law enforcement and frontline heroes who serve and protect. We specifically want to acknowledge and celebrate the few agencies, District Attorneys, Attorney Generals, and elected officials who WILL assist and support our efforts to combat child trafficking, as well as prosecute predators. 

May the many who don’t yet have the courage find it within themselves to prioritize protecting children over any obstacles that may be holding them back from their duty to serve and protect the people, and especially, the innocent little ones.

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Obamacare Ropes More Into Government Dependency

The Biden administration is crowing about the record number of sign-ups for Obamacare this year.  They shouldn’t be.

A record 16.3 million people signed up in the latest enrollment period.  Supporters trumpet the notion this is double the number who signed up when Obamacare first became available.  Sounds great, right?  Not so fast.  When they were selling us the Obamacare legislation, they promised 21 million people would sign up right away.  That’s never happened, and they’re still 30 percent short of the goal they set for themselves ten years ago.

Besides, it’s no mystery why enrollment went up this year.  Obamacare subsidies have been jumbo-sized and the jumbo subsidies have been extended through 2025.  Now, some people don’t have to pay for it at all.  They get zero-dollar premiums.  If you give it away for free, of course more people will sign up.  No mystery there.  So now they’re practically giving it away and they’re still 30 percent short of where they thought they would be a decade ago.  That’s not a triumph.  It’s an utter abysmal failure.  The failure is not unexpected; only half of Americans approve of Obamacare and, now as we’ve seen, most people don’t want it, unless it’s handed to them on a silver platter.

It’s not hard to see why people don’t want it.  First of all, lots of the best hospitals and doctors won’t take Obamacare.   Obamacare patients don’t have access to top-tier care.  Doctors hate Obamacare because it adds layers of paperwork to their burdens.

Second, Obamacare has led to concentration in the individual insurance market.  Prior to Obamacare, there were lots of insurers competing on price and features.  Obamacare standardized many of those features and, in addition, caused lots of insurers to drop out.  I read one article crowing about how most of the country now has three insurers in their state Obamacare exchange.  Only three?  Here’s what happens when the market becomes concentrated and you only have three companies competing for business, according to a recent GAO report:

From 2015 through 2020, most states’ exchanges were concentrated and became more concentrated over time…. In 2020, the exchanges were concentrated in all states…. [M]arket concentration … can result in higher premiums due to less competition in the market.”

So what’s being covered up by the jumbo subsidies is the fact that premiums are rising behind the scenes, because of Obamacare.  Insurers can hike prices because federal subsidies ensure consumers don’t feel the pain.  By the way, the overall price tag for those subsidies is a lot higher than originally estimated.

Obamacare is also causing overall healthcare costs to go up.  The insurance taxes in Obamacare get passed along to consumers.  Obamacare was supposed to keep people out of expensive emergency rooms, but ERs are more crowded than ever.

But the most insidious effect of Obamacare is increasing dependency on government.  People are being trained to rely on government as the answer for everything instead of relying on themselves and looking to the private sphere for solutions to what they need.  The law putting jumbo Obamacare subsidies in place also pushed welfare spending further into the middle class.  A family of four that makes $111,000 a year is now eligible for subsidized health insurance.  That’s crazy.  Most people who take the subsidies already had health insurance, so government dependency is crowding out private insurance.

There’s been commentary recently that we’re turning into a nation of welfare moochers.  People can make $80,000 to $100,000 a year in Obamacare subsidies and other government benefits for sitting around doing nothing.  That’s not normal, healthy, or sustainable.  As the economists like to say, things will continue until they can’t.

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Biden Admits He Has No Plans To Replace America’s Oil Infrastructure

President Joe Biden continues his pursuit of the generation of electricity from wind turbines and solar panels while simultaneously moving to rid the world of fossil fuels. He has a short memory of petrochemical products and human ingenuity being the reasons for the world populating from 1 to 8 billion in less than two hundred years. America now represents a mere 4 percent of the world’s population.

The world’s population explosion was not just based on the discovery of oil alone a couple of hundred years ago. We have learned that crude oil is useless unless it can be manufactured into something usable. The 8 billion now on this planet are dependent on the oil derivatives and fuels that are manufactured from crude oil.

Today, the societies and economies within the diverse 8 billion people, are now dependent on more than 6,000 products in their daily lives, as well as manufacturing the fuels for 50,000 jets moving people and products, and more than 50,000 merchant ships for global trade flows, and the military and space program.

Ridding the world of oil, without a replacement in mind, is immoral and evil, as extreme shortages will result in billions of fatalities from diseases, malnutrition, and weather-related deaths, necessitating lifestyles being mandated back to the horse and buggy days of the 1800’s, and could be the greatest threat to the planet’s eight billion residents.

President Biden should be advised of the old proverb “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” which tells us that you can’t rid the world of fossil fuels and continue to enjoy the products and fuels manufactured from fossil fuels.

Under Biden’s watch, nine refinery closures in America have occurred in the last several years, the same manufacturers that are providing the derivatives for products and fuels for transportation that are the basis of a thriving economy. Those closures have resulted in the United States losing nearly 1 million barrels per day of oil refining capacity, with more set to be shuttered in the next few years.

These are the refiners that have closed recently or cut capacity under Biden’s watch:

  1. LyondellBasell, Houston, Texas: Capacity: 263,776 barrel-per-day (bpd)
  2. Phillips 66 Alliance, Belle Chasse, Louisiana: Capacity: 255,000 bpd
  3. Limetree Bay, St Croix, US Virgin Islands: Capacity: 210,000 bpd
  4. Shell Convent, St. James, Louisiana: Capacity: 240,000 bpd
  5. Marathon, Martinez, California: Capacity: 161,000 bpd
  6. Marathon, Gallup, New Mexico: Capacity: 27,000 bpd
  7. Phillips66, Rodeo, California Capacity: 120,200 bpd
  8. HollyFrontier, Cheyenne, Wyoming: Capacity: 52,000 bpd
  9. Calcasieu Refining, Lake Charles, Louisiana: Capacity: 135,500 bpd

The same time that Biden is diminishing the supply of manufactured products and fuels, he was emphatic during his State of the Union speech that products for the American economy would be “Made in America” and the “Supply chain begins in America” to support our growing economy. Logic and economics have proven that increased demands concurrent with reductions is supply, will be the catalyst to shortages and inflation in perpetuity.

Life without oil is NOT AS SIMPLE AS YOU MAY THINK as renewable energy is only intermittent electricity from breezes and sunshine and NEITHER wind turbines, nor solar panels, can manufacture anything for society.

Climate will continue to be a challenge, like it has for billions of years, but now, we have 8 billion on this planet that we didn’t have a few centuries ago, that we need to maintain healthy and productive in the decades ahead. Depriving them of the products and fuels manufactured from fossil fuels, could be a much greater threat to mankind, than any climatic challenges facing humanity.

Restricting the supply of oil feedstock to be manufactured by refineries into usable products for society is not helpful in meeting the growing demands by society. Further, Biden seems oblivious to one in five oil refineries that are expected to cease operations over the next five years which may another 20 refinery closures in America, President Biden’s plans to reduce emissions from manufacturing fossil fuels into usable products is a commendable objective, but he has no plans for the replacement of what is now manufactured from fossil fuels, which are supporting the 8 billion on this planet.

In addition to the refinery closures occurring under Biden’s watch, the future does not bode well for the 80 percent of the world’s 700 refineries that are located outside of America. Projections are that 20 percent of the 700 worldwide refineries are expected to close in the next 5 years. Further inflation and shortages in perpetuity are guaranteed, as refineries manufacture crude oil into the derivatives and fuels for the world’s 8 billion.

President Biden could enhance his energy literacy by viewing a short 1-minute video produced by Epoch Times TV about renewables that only generate electricity, but manufacture nothing for society. The video has already been viewed by more than 800,000 on social media.


Ronald Stein is an engineer, senior policy advisor on energy literacy for CFACT, and co-author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book “Clean Energy Exploitations.”

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Anesthesiologists Hide Painful Climate Plan After Climate Depot Exposé

A ridiculous plan to reduce anesthesia to combat climate change disappeared online after CFACT’s Marc Morano exposed it at our Climate Depot news and information service.

The article was pulled from the American Society of Anesthesiologists website within 48 hours of Marc posting it and tweeting about it.

The ridiculous justification for limiting anesthesia is that inhaled anesthesia accounts for up to 0.1% of the world’s carbon emissions, and that an hour of surgery using an inhaled anesthetic is equivalent to driving as many as 470 miles, according to a 2010 study.

The notion that people should risk pain and suffering during surgical procedures to “save” the planet is a perfect example of the crazy cult climate change has become.  Human sacrifice is demanded.  The fact that your future pain will not alter the temperature of the globe to a degree anyone can perceive in any meaningful way is entirely beside the point.

Marc explained the whole thing and more on Sebastian Gorka’s OAN television show and on In Focus with Addison Smith.

Marc further reports that the Harvard Medical School faculty is discussing intertwining climate into its entire medical teaching curriculum.

Subordinating our medical care to the climate regime seems a surefire way to violate a doctor’s basic Hippocratic oath to “first do no harm.”


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Florida Senator Rick Scott: Biden ‘Lied’ about GOP Wanting to Cut Social Security and Medicare

UPDATE: You know how Biden said it was Republicans who wanted to end Social Security, Medicare, etc.? Just watch this:

During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Biden asserted that “some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to sunset.” A chorus of GOP lawmakers, including Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) are fiercely disputing the claim, pointing out that as a U.S. senator, Biden himself supported cuts in the social welfare programs.

On Wednesday, Scott joined “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” to discuss Biden’s remarks.

“What he said is a lie,” Scott made clear. “You can’t make this stuff up. I put out a plan (you can go to RescueAmerica.com) [that] says, ‘Look, let’s come up with ideas. How do we make this a better place? Let’s … promote families, promote God … make sure we respect human life. One section says we should sunset the laws and regulations unless we want to keep them. So [Biden] wants to put out there that we want to cut Medicare and Social Security, which is a lie.”

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Scott went on to point out that as a senator, Biden advocated for cutting Social Security and Medicare himself.

“But guess what’s even better? He actually did a bill to sunset everything. Let me let me give you the quote of what he said: ‘When I argued that we should freeze federal spending, I meant Social Security as well, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans benefits. I meant every single solitary thing in the government.’ … So he might be a little bit of a hypocrite. And then, as you know, in September, he signed a bill to cut $280 billion out of Medicare, which will cut lifesaving drugs. So he might be a liar. He might be a hypocrite, but he’s one of those things. He could be clueless.”

Observers have pointed out that Biden has suggested making cuts to Social Security and Medicare on numerous occasions while in public office over a 40-year period.

“What he’s trying to do is just scare people,” Scott contended. He went on to assert that pursuing a balanced budget will be critical to saving programs like Social Security and Medicare from future insolvency.

“If we don’t balance our budget … if we don’t do anything, in 10 to 12 years, you’ll have over a 20% cut in Social Security. So if we just sit here and do what the Democrats want to do, just keep spending money, just augment a 20% cut. On top of that, we will run out of money. The bondholders are not going to lend us money.”

Scott continued, “We can balance this budget. … Biden could actually pay the interest without even any bills passing. But we’ve got a lot of ideas on how to do this. We’ve got to get our fiscal house in order and we’ve got to preserve Medicare and we’ve got to preserve Social Security, Medicaid, all these safety net programs that are important to people.”


Dan Hart

Dan Hart is senior editor at The Washington Stand

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‘Zombie Studies’: DeSantis Declares All-Out War on University DEI, CRT in Education Manifesto

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) last Tuesday rolled out a new education agenda designed to comprehensively recapture the state’s higher education system from woke ideologues. Instead, he set forth a conservative vision for a higher education system: “to focus on promoting academic excellence, the pursuit of truth, and to give students the foundation so they can think for themselves.” The proposals affect curriculum, faculty, funding, and more.

Proposed Reforms

DeSantis proposed reforms to Florida curriculum so that “everybody who goes through a Florida university has to take certain core course requirements that’s really focused on giving them the foundation so that they can think for themselves.” There is that phrase again — “think for themselves.” This is the essence of DeSantis’ proposals, and leftists work hard to smear it because they understand how popular that objective is.

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DeSantis offered specifics. “The core curriculum must be grounded in the actual history, the actual philosophy that has shaped Western civilization. Our institutions are going to be graduating students with degrees that are going to be meaningful. We don’t want students to go through, at taxpayer expense, and graduate with a degree in Zombie Studies.” Florida is already practicing this at the high school level. Earlier this year, Florida rejected a proposed high school curriculum for AP African-American studies because it was riddled with CRT-related concepts. Days later, The College Board (which produces the curriculum) released “a serious rewrite,” in the words of The Wall Street Journal editorial board.

DeSantis also proposed reforms to hiring and firing of higher education faculty. He identified two problems with the hiring process: a political process and a lack of control by those supposedly in charge. A lot of hiring decisions are “done by faculty committees,” he explained. “And if they have a certain worldview that they want to promote, those are the kinds of candidates they’re going to bring in. And, if you don’t toe that line, you’re not going to get hired.”

That’s not just a “blue state” problem. A WSJ op-ed from this week began, “At Texas Tech University, a candidate for a faculty job in the department of biological sciences was flagged by the department’s search committee for not knowing the difference between ‘equality’ and ‘equity.’ Another was flagged for his repeated use of the pronoun ‘he’ when referring to professors.”

Under DeSantis’ proposed changes, university presidents may “go out and recruit directly. Boards of Trustees will be able to do a lot of this approving directly. And that’s going to make a huge difference in terms of making sure, not only do we have high quality faculty, but we’re not applying some type of ideological litmus test to be able to be hired in the first place.”

Another problem DeSantis identified is the irresponsible behavior encouraged by life tenure. He said “the most deadweight cost” to universities comes from “unproductive tenured faculty.” Under his new proposals, tenured faculty must undergo a performance review every five years, and they would be liable to an impromptu performance review at any time.

DeSantis also announced his intention to defund all DEI and CRT programs at Florida universities, particularly DEI bureaucracies. “We are also going to eliminate all DEI and CRT bureaucracies in the state of Florida. No funding, and that will wither on the vine,” he said.

In a December 28 memo, the governor’s office required public universities to itemize all woke programs and expenditures and report them by January 13.

“They reported that, and it’s a lot of money. And it’s not the best use of your money,” said DeSantis. “Those bureaucracies are not representative of what the people of this state and the taxpayers of this state want.” DEI “bureaucracies are hostile to academic freedom,” he continued. “And really, they constitute a drain on resources and end up — certainly around the country — contributing to higher costs as these bureaucracies metastasize.”

DeSantis justified scrubbing DEI bureaucracies for two closely intertwined reasons, one ideological and one pragmatic. First, their purpose runs counter to the academic freedom most Americans expect from public universities; they are, essentially, wrong. Second, they’re just too expensive. They capture resources that can be better spent elsewhere — and more so as they continue to grow. Pairing these reasons is both accurate and politically astute. Together, they outflank any counterargument (such as suggesting DEI bureaucracies might possibly provide a marginal benefit) except the most radically left endorsement of critical theory — which voters rightly see as crazy.

By purifying the hiring process and distilling out DEI bureaucracies, DeSantis hopes to transform public higher education into a potable experience. Under Florida’s proposed system, FRC senior fellow for Education Studies Meg Kilgannon told The Washington Stand, “Professors and students will be able to learn in an environment freed from politically correct groupthink.”

DeSantis rounded out his policy proposals with targeted initiatives aimed at certain professions and institutions. He proposed that Florida research universities increase their research grants for STEM programs up to $50 million annually (thus draining resources that might be used for less serious, woke “research”). He endorsed his administration’s efforts to expand the training of Floridians to serve in critical, under-staffed occupations, such as nurses, truck drivers, and mechanics. He promoted the establishment of two constitution-focused centers at Florida State University in Tallahassee and Florida International University in Miami.

DeSantis also expressed concern over the plight of New College of Florida, an autonomous public institution since 2001. “In Florida statute, it’s supposed to be our premier liberal arts college,” he lamented. “Its mission has been more into the DEI, CRT ideology, rather than what a liberal arts education should be.” DeSantis chief of staff James Uthmeier said last month, “It is our hope that New College of Florida will become Florida’s classical college, more along the lines of a Hillsdale of the South.”

In early January, DeSantis appointed six new members to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees, creating a conservative majority. Some of the appointees are widely known, such as Manhattan Institute fellow and CRT-exposer extraordinaire Christopher Rufo, Hillsdale College Professor Dr. Matthew Spalding, and former 1776 Commission member Charles Kesler.

It turns out that appointing conservatives to higher education boards — thus puncturing academia’s typical, boring, progressive sameness — excites potential applicants. “When we announced the trustees,” DeSantis said, “you had people asking, ‘How do I apply?’ You had professors asking, ‘How do I join?’” The national media may scoff, but introducing real diversity — intellectual diversity — to university systems generates widespread enthusiasm.

Political Context

DeSantis’s new round of education policy proposals builds on his popular but unfairly criticized efforts undertaken during his first term as governor. For instance, the national media widely lampooned the Parental Rights in Education Act as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill for prohibiting teachers from discussing inappropriate sexual content in K-3 classrooms.

But what the national media sees as a problem, the average Floridian — and average American, for that matter — views as popular. Governor DeSantis and other Florida Republicans cruised to huge victories throughout the former swing state in November, even as Republicans generally underperformed expectations in most of the country. After winning reelection by 20 points, Governor DeSantis announced, “Florida is where woke goes to die.”

Conservative Education Manifesto

DeSantis’ proposals for higher education reform were no haphazard assortment of disjointed, incoherent positions working at cross-purposes. Rather, each is a well-thought-out piece of a comprehensive vision for a higher education system free of woke nonsense. And DeSantis accompanied his proposals with a 20-minute speech which is probably best described as a conservative education manifesto.

“There’s really a debate going on about, what is the purpose of higher education, particularly publicly-funded higher education systems?” said DeSantis, “The dominant view is, the use of higher education under this view is to impose ideological conformity, to try to provoke political activism, and that’s what a university should be. That’s not what we believe is appropriate in the state of Florida.” Instead, he proposed “centering higher education on the academics, excellence, pursuit of truth, teaching kids to think for themselves, [and] not try[ing] to impose an orthodoxy.”

Not only will slicing up the woke monster restore academic freedom, but it will also free up resources to promote real education. “And so, you’re not spending the money on DEI bureaucracies,” said DeSantis. “You’re spending the money on bringing really good people in. … That makes much more sense from a financial perspective, and it’s much more mission-oriented.”

DeSantis suggested his vision for higher education is actually quite popular. The more we implement this vision, he said, the more “you are going to see people flooding into these institutions because there’s a desire for it.” He underlined the basic motivation for this desire, “people want to be in a situation where they can send their kids to a university or college and not have to worry about, ‘what is going on?’”

He used New College of Florida as a prime example. Its DEI bureaucracy “really serves as an ideological filter, a political filter,” he said. “New College has really embraced that, and I think that’s part of the reason it hasn’t been successful and the enrollment’s down so much. Because I think people want to see true academics, and they want to get rid of some of the political window dressing that seems to accompany all this.”

Higher education reform benefits not only college-bound students and their parents, but every taxpaying Floridian as well, added DeSantis. “It’s important that your tax dollars are funding institutions that you can be proud of, with a mission you can be confident in.”

More Than Just Slogans

With slogans like “education not indoctrination” and “bring more accountability to the higher education system,” the new round of changes to higher education in Florida may seem like all talk and no action — a politician specialty. After all, things that sound too good to be true usually are. But when you pierce the surface, Florida’s new education plan brings the substance, too.

“This move by Governor DeSantis to really direct and guide higher education officials in his state is a great development,” said Kilgannon. “For too long, conservative leaders have not prioritized reforming higher education in ways that impact the moral and cultural life of students and faculty.” But the DeSantis plan emphasizes what others have neglected.

Nor are DeSantis proposals pie-in-the-sky fairy tales. “By reining in diversity, equity, and inclusion infrastructures that often act as Marxist politburos on college campuses, Governor DeSantis is offering not just an ideological critique but an actionable path toward reform,” said Kilgannon.

This path to reform already has the buy-in of every Florida college president. All 28 of them signed a letter pledging to “ensure that all initiatives, instruction, and activities do not promote any ideology that suppresses intellectual and academic freedom, freedom of expression, viewpoint diversity, and the pursuit of truth in teaching and learning. As such, our institutions will not fund or support any institutional practice, policy, or academic requirement that compels belief in critical race theory or related concepts such as intersectionality, or the idea that systems of oppression should be the primary lens through which teaching and learning are analyzed and/or improved upon.”

Here is a conservative education solution that doesn’t content itself with condemning leftist dominance in higher education; it actually proposes a workable alternative. DeSantis’ team has clearly thought long and hard, at every level, about what is required to take back the wheel of a public education system and redirect it to serve all the citizens and taxpayers of Florida.

Two qualities are rare among politicians: a brain and a spine. With these comprehensive education proposals, DeSantis demonstrates both.

Florida’s education plan is making news because it hasn’t been attempted before. No other conservative state has set forth a plan this comprehensive or this pragmatic to recapture higher education. “I don’t think there’s any state in the country that’s been leading on the issue like Florida,” said DeSantis. “We’ll be the first state that’s actually leading by example.”

“This is a great example for others on how to tackle the problem of taxpayer funded Marxist education at the higher-ed level,” said Kilgannon. “And since this is where teachers are formed for service in K-12, it’s a reform that will benefit younger children too.”

“We have more work to do,” said DeSantis. But he added, “I think you’re going to see some positive results really quickly.”


Joshua Arnold

Joshua Arnold is a staff writer at The Washington Stand.

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WOKE Disney Announces Massive Job Cuts, Restructuring of Company

Karma is the unemployment line.

Layoffs at America’s biggest most WOKE companies continue apace but don’t worry, the Biden regime touts the greatest labor market ever.

Disney Jumps on Iger’s $5.5 Billion Savings Plan, Job Cuts

  • Company will restructure business units, eliminate 7,000 roles
  • Parks division delivers double-digit gains in sales, earnings


Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger announced plans for a dramatic restructuring of the world’s largest entertainment company that includes cutting 7,000 jobs and $5.5 billion in cost savings.

The reductions include lower spending on programming and $2.5 billion in non-content related cuts. As part of the change, Disney’s CEO also announced that the company will be reorganized into three divisions: an entertainment unit that includes its main TV and film businesses, the ESPN sports networks, and the theme-park unit, which includes cruise ships and consumer products

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Democrat Bill To Vaccinate of Children Without Parental Consent

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WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Anti-Regime Demonstrations In Baluchestan, Iran

Regime Security Opens Fire On Demonstrators, Arrest Citizens, Publicly Flog Man.

This clip is a compilation of footage from Friday demonstrations in Baluchestan on January 27 and February 3, 2023. The videos were posted on posted on Iranian dissident journalist Masih Alinejad’s Twitter account and other social media outlets. In the clip, demonstrators can be seen chanting such slogans as “Our tables are empty, Khamenei is a killer,” “Death to Khamenei!,” “Curse upon Khomeini!” “Death to the Basijis!” “Death to the IRGC!” “I will kill whoever killed my brother!” “Death to the oppressor, whether it is the Shah or the Leader!”

The clip also includes footage from a car driving through a street, where several citizens are seen arrested, some pushed into cars and footage from a demonstration, where security personnel open fire at demonstrators, and victims with gunshot wounds are seen being removed from the area. Another video includes footage from a driving car, in which a man with his hands tied above his head to a lamppost is flogged in front of dozens of bystanders on the curb of a busy street. One of the videos is recorded by a man who says he is in Surjah, Baluchistan. He tells the viewers that they are under siege and that there are close to 1,600 IRGC cars near the village of Suraj, and a helicopter could be seen flying in the sky.

To view the clip of the anti-regime demonstrations in Baluchestan, Iran, click here or below:

“Our Tables Are Empty, Khamenei Is A Killer! Curse Upon Khomeini!”

Graffiti: “Death to Khamenei”



Protesters: “Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar!





“Death to Khamenei! Death to Khameini!”



Chant leader: “Our tables are empty, Khamenei is a killer!”

Protesters: “Our tables are empty, Khamenei is a killer!”


Chant leader: “Death to Khamenei!”

Protesters: “Death to Khamenei!”

Chant leader: “Curse upon Khomeini!”

Protesters: “Curse upon Khomeini!”


Chant leader: “Death to the Basijis!”

Protesters: “Death to the Basijis!”


Chant leader: “Death to the IRGC!”

Protesters: “Death to the IRGC!”


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Biden IRS Plans to Crackdown on Waitress’ Tips As Biden Lies No New Taxes On Working Class In SOTU Speech

Biden’s IRS plans to crack down on waiters’ tips

‘They’re coming after waitresses’ tips now,’ tax expert Mike Palicz says

By Thomas Catenacci | Fox News

California, New York, Connecticut, Washington, Hawaii, Illinois and Maryland among the states to tax wealthy who flee.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed a revenue procedure this week to crack down on the service industry’s reporting of tips.

The Service Industry Tip Compliance Agreement (SITCA) program would be a voluntary tip reporting system in which the IRS and service industry companies cooperate, according to the announcement Monday. As part of the proposal, the IRS will give the public until early May to provide feedback on the program before implementing it.

“Those 87,000 new IRS agents that you were promised would only target the rich,” tweeted Mike Palicz, federal affairs manager at Americans for Tax Reform. “They’re coming after waitresses’ tips now.”

According to the IRS, the program would seek to “improve tip reporting compliance,” reduce administrative burdens and provide more transparency and certainty to taxpayers.

“This is not a proposal for the auditing of servers,” an IRS official told Fox News Digital. “Yesterday’s action was a proposal for comment – not a rule – based on over a decade of feedback from restaurants and other businesses seeking the increased flexibility for their overall tax compliance on tips.”

“This proposal is not in effect and is intended to welcome further conversation from all interested parties before any rule is put into place,” the official added.



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