Thursday, May 19, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Words have meaning.
Liberals will tell you this time and time again.
That's why liberals spend a lot of time changing words and inventing a whole new language with new words and new phrases. They know that if they can control the language they can control the narrative. And if they can control the narrative, they're on their way to winning.
Don't let them do it.
Understand how they manipulate the language. Know what they really mean.
Use this quick, handy translator:
The Word/Phrase - What it REALLY means
food insecurity - hungry
income inequality - some people earn more money than others
disparity - any difference that liberals find unacceptable
at risk - any person or group ripe for liberal exploitation, potential "victims"
community organizer - disrupter, troublemaker
inclusive, inclusiveness - excluding whites; particularly white heterosexual males, Christians
empowering people - making them dependent on government and/or liberal programs
undocumented - illegal
underserved communities - candidates for liberal handouts
privilege - economic success
dark money - contributions to conservative causes
gender reassignment - sex change
affirmative action - preferential treatment
teachable moment - exoneration for liberals who get caught
fetus - yet-to-be-born baby, baby in mother's womb
xenophobe - Americans who believe we should put our country's interest first
progressive - bigger government, less personal freedom, higher taxes, more regulation
LGBTQ - non-heterosexual, anything other than straight
The Republican members of the New Jersey State Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee called on Governor Phil Murphy and legislative leaders to commit to expanding tax relief in light of the Administration admitting to a total of more than $9 billion of tax overcollections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue available for the upcoming budget year than projected just two months ago.
“The Murphy Administration finally admitted the obvious – that they are collecting $9 billion more out of the pockets of taxpayers than budgeted for the current year,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “New Jersey families are struggling with soaring prices and inflation, and Republicans have proposed $1,500 rebates to be returned to more than 4 million families this Spring. The Murphy Administration must commit to giving back at least this $1,500 to 4 million families this Spring.”
Senate Republicans have proposed a pair of “Give It Back” tax rebates that would return $1,500 of overcollections to New Jersey families as an added income tax refund returnable this Spring. The rebate would be automatically sent out to every income tax filer without the need for applications, bureaucracy, or delays.
“My Republican colleagues and I can’t support a budget unless 4 million families receive $1,500 of direct relief this spring to help combat the pain caused by over taxation, soaring gas prices, and inflation,” said Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), the Republican Budget Officer. “Since announcing yesterday that there was more than $9 billion of tax overcollections in the current year, all we have heard from the Administration and Democrat leaders is that maybe – if people are good boys and girls – they might return a little more through the Governor’s newly renamed, and woefully inadequate Anchor Rebate Program.”
The main “Give It Back” tax rebate proposed by Senate Republicans would return $1,000 back to New Jersey families as soon as it is enacted.
A second bill, the “Gas Price and Inflation Tax Credit Act,” would provide another $500 tax rebate when this spring to provide families with additional relief to counter record-high gas prices and the highest inflation in four decades.
In contrast to the Republican tax rebates that would provide relief immediately, the underwhelming Anchor program proposed by Governor Murphy would not deliver any relief until May of next year, and to less than half the families provided relief under the “Give it Back proposal.”
Further, the governor’s Anchor proposal would actually reduce rebates for hundreds of thousands of renters and homeowners already receiving rebates from existing programs the Governor has proposed to eliminate.
“It’s staggering that Governor Murphy finally admitted yesterday to taking $9 billion more from taxpayers than budgeted,” said Senator Michael Testa (R-1). “And yet he still has refused to give any of it back – even as his Deputy Treasurer admitted yesterday that the proposed consolidation of existing rebate programs into a newly named Anchor Rebate will actually cut rebates for hundreds of thousands of renters and homeowners.”
In addition to not returning tax overpayments, the Governor’s Administration admitted in budget hearings that they will increase the following taxes this year: income taxes for this calendar year due to unchecked bracket creep; employer payroll taxes beginning July 1; a regressive employee payroll tax increase beginning Jan. 1, toll increases beginning Jan. 1, and a $600 million health insurance tax, with a date to be determined. Republicans have also called for these other unnecessary tax increases to be halted.
“It’s clear we’ll have the resources to provide the immediate tax rebates that we’ve already proposed, and protections against five tax and toll increases the Governor is hell-bent on collecting despite an embarrassing $9 billion over-collection of taxes this year,” Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) concluded. “It’s way past time that tax relief is made a priority — and not an afterthought with whatever nickels are left over.”
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
He's dazzling piano virtuoso Charlie Albright and we had the privilege of seeing him with the Philly Pops this past weekend performing in a Gershwin concert where he presented a breathtaking version of the mesmerizing Rhapsody In Blue. Albright performed with such grace, style and confidence that the audience could not help but jump to its feet at the conclusion of his presentation. His command of the keyboard was nothing less than brilliant -- an absolute miracle of interpretation.
Charlie Albright regularly appears at major concert halls, festivals, and with artists of all genres worldwide. His intense artistry has captivated audiences everywhere. He believes music should be fun, innovative and accessible. A graduate of Harvard and Julliard, he works to de-mystify classical music and enjoys spanning musical tastes and styles.
This young man has a bright future ahead of him and you are sure to be hearing more about him. Don't miss him in live performance if he ever comes your way!