Rep. Tom McClintock, Rep. Paul Mitchell, Jessica Vaughn, Gordon Chang & Chairman Alex Bush on The Larry O’Connor Show 04.16.2020

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The Unseen Death Toll of COVID-19 Measures By Congressman Tom McClintock (Sierra Sun Times)

The accumulating death toll from Covid-19 can be seen minute-by-minute on cable news channels. But there’s another death toll few seem to care much about: the number of poverty-related deaths being set in motion by deliberately plunging millions of Americans into poverty and despair.

In the first three weeks since governors began shutting down commerce in their states, 17 million Americans filed for unemployment, and according to one survey, one quarter of Americans have lost their jobs or watched their paychecks cut. Goldman Sachs predicts that the economy will shrink 34 percent in the second quarter, with unemployment leaping to 15 percent. [Read More]

Pompeo rips China in response to Wuhan lab report: Beijing ‘needs to come clean and needs to be accountable’ (Fox News)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repeated his call Wednesday for the Chinese government to “open up” and share the full story of how the coronavirus pandemic began in the city of Wuhan.

“What we do know is we know that this virus originated in Wuhan, China,” Pompeo told “The Story”. “We know there is the Wuhan Institute of Virology just a handful of miles away from where the wet market was. There is still lots to learn. The United States government is working diligently to figure it out.” [Read More]

County Council members promise no tax hike (Bethesda Beat)

As public hearings near on a proposed Montgomery County budget for next year, concerns have rippled through the community over whether there will be a property tax hike, as County Executive Marc Elrich proposed in mid-March. [Read More]

Michigan Gov. Claims Protesters are Spreading Virus, Making It ‘More Likely’ State Will Continue Strict Lockdown Measures (National Review)

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer suggested the “sad part” of state residents protesting her strict quarantine measures was that they would likely be exposed to and spread Wuhan coronavirus, resulting in further lockdowns.

Thousands of protestors, organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition under the hashtag #OperationGridlock, took to the capitol in Lansing on Wednesday to voice their disapproval of Whitmer’s rules, which include the closing of businesses selling hardware supplies and gardening seeds, and the banning of travel “between residences.” While Whitmer said she respected the “right” of the “small segment of the state” to protest, she warned they could be furthering the lockdowns by refusing to social distance. [Read More]

Trump unveils phased approach to reopening economy (AP)

New White House guidelines outline a phased approach to restoring normal commerce and services, but only for places with strong testing and seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases.

President Donald Trump unveiled his administration’s plans to ease social distancing requirements on a call Thursday with the nation’s governors. The new guidelines are aimed at clearing the way for an easing of restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus, while keeping them in place in harder-hit locations. [Read More]


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