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Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

01:00 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

"Consonant with the federal government on something where you think they might be kind of going, no, no, we're going to hold out for more cash. Although their argument is, we want to get cash into the hands of affected parties, ASAP. I don't have a super familiarity with the minutiae of the case. But at the same time, it does seem to me to be a crossroads for AFM and they've decided now we like what we've negotiated with the federal government. And I'm just wondering if this is a window into the kinds of issues that came out for you in this report. Well, it is certainly a window into these issues, but it's not a new window and the issues also are not new. The AFM has been accused of being too cozy with the liberals when Perry bell guard was national chief. It was accused of being too cozy with the conservatives when Stephen Harper was in power and Sean atleo was the national chief, and then it was accused of being too cozy again with the liberals when Phil fontaine was the national chief. So these reemerge over and over and again over the last 20 years, as I said right off the top. So it's not new. But the AFM is now going to be bringing this issue to the chiefs when it meets next week in early December. There are competing resolutions on the docket that they will debate. One of those resolutions says that they should back the Canadian human rights tribunal and drop the appeal. The other resolution says they should continue with the appeal and back this class action that they've already started. So those are going to hit the floor and the chiefs will be called on to make a decision. And that's who the AFM advocates on behalf of is the chiefs. They are supposed to take direction from the chiefs, so I will be watching to see what the chiefs direct the AFM to do. So this is kind of, it may epitomize these issues, but we will also see some sort of resolution and we can try to see the wheels in motion and see the procedures within the AFM working and see what comes out of it. That could be fascinating if they say go with the human rights tribunal. If that wins the day, because the bureaucracy, the legal team has negotiated the settlement with or without the broad support, you know? I mean, I guess they got to do their work in between these special assemblies or these regular assemblies, but still, that's going to be fascinating. I will add one more point quickly, which is not decision in which the Canadian human rights tribunal declined to modify its orders. So the $20 billion class action settlement could go forward, the tribunal actually criticized the AFM for not being able to produce a resolution from the chiefs in assembly, supporting the class action. And the reason why they couldn't produce a resolution supporting the class action is because it never made it to the floor in July because they spent the entire assembly debating whether or not to oust the national chief. Oh my God. So in their appeal that they filed against the tribunal, they are taking umbrage with this criticism about their inability to produce a resolution. And so that's why where you see some of the high level politics getting in the way of the important work that does need to get done. And so I will be watching very closely to see when this issue hits the floor and what they decide to do. And why would isk fund an organization? Oh, anyway, sorry. It just makes me think, yeah, what happens? What possibilities of majority of you say, yeah, get out of this deal. And the feds are going to be like,

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Service restored to 988 mental health hotline after outage

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 1 d ago

Service restored to 988 mental health hotline after outage

"The federal government health agency says it's investigating why the 9 8 8 hotline for mental health emergencies went offline this week. The 9 8 8 hotline set up to provide immediate help for people who are suicidal or experiencing a mental health crisis takes in about 8000 calls a day. But Thursday it was out of service. The Department of Health and Human Services says it worked quickly to try to provide help via text, chats, and alternative phone numbers to those who might need the 9 8 8 service, including veterans, and it says the outage is unacceptable. It's looking for answers from in Toronto, a Nebraska based telecommunications firm that manages the hotline access. Jackie Quinn, Washington

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Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

01:04 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

"Brett, do you have easy access to? Because there are people who do like who have files at the AFM and do, like you said, really important work and they know all the ins and outs of various issues. But do you have easy access 'cause I don't remember ever being able to just interview somebody for not easily anyways. It was always a negotiation. It was you always ended up sort of with the official sort of spokespeople. But it's like, that's like government, right? They're not the ones who actually are the ones who are like elbows deep in the issue. So do you find are you able to get access to people who are really working on these issues and have the knowledge? Well, you've touched on an issue that I sometimes complain about both privately and publicly. Which is that the AF N, as I said earlier, it often acts like a government, but it isn't a government, which means the transparency and accountability, mechanisms that are attached to government don't exist with respect to the AFM. When I have the federal government not answering questions, I can go ahead and file access to information requests. I can consult the public registries that they have in order to try and get answers. I can't do that when I need to get answers from the AFM. If they're not answering questions or if I'm trying to get information, that is not immediately available. I sometimes run into a roadblock and there's no real way to get behind that. And so not really to answer your question. The officials within the AFM are usually not made publicly available. It's usually very centralized. They're communications are very centralized. But it doesn't need to be that way. As I said, there can be a reforms which can make the AFM more transparent. It can be made more accountable. It can be made more like a government if that's the way First Nations people want to go with it. But right now it's very difficult to kind of get access to those experts and get access to some of that work that happens behind the scenes. That's kind of an unfortunate parallel to indigenous services Canada. I'm looking at an article from October 2021 where the opening line is indigenous services Canada has been selected as a 2021 recipient of the code of silence award for outstanding achievement in government secrecy and the federal category. Well, I didn't say these accountability mechanisms work very well. I did say they exist and I can use it. That's right. That's right. I did see that when I did my Facebook search earlier that rust I bow has joined the national chiefs office as a special adviser. So that's something because he's usually like the outstanding critic of the AFM, so I wonder now that could make the next general or special assembly. I guess it's the December specialist. That could make that one interesting now. Just quickly, I think adding diabo to the national chief's office really adds an activist complexion to the national chief's office, which it hasn't had since Matthew couldn't come occupied the national chief's chair in the early 2000s. National chief Roseanne Archibald entered politics on the national stage in 1989 as a student activist who had launched into a hunger strike protesting planned program funding caps on post secondary indigenous education spending and right there with her at that time on that issue was Russell Diablo. And so they both had their start at the same time and it brings a different complexion to the national chiefs office. For sure. I didn't know that. That's insane. Yeah, well, maybe the two of them that could be an interesting maybe we will see some change. Brett, you alluded again to the situation around this agreement. This compensation agreement negotiated between the government of Canada with the assembly of First Nations. I don't think it's controversial to say not all indigenous people are down with that agreement some feel like it should have been held out for more. They point to the Canadian human rights tribunal pretty much saying the same thing. They refuse to endorse the deal. Do you think that that is in some way epitomizing the fork in the road for the AFM or a fork that never seems to go away? Because it could appear that if and is a little too

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Morgan Zegers Is Concerned Over the Normalizing of 'Woke' Ideology

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:48 min | 3 d ago

Morgan Zegers Is Concerned Over the Normalizing of 'Woke' Ideology

"Little bit about your personal journey. So somebody who is a patriot whose father served this nation in uniform. What was that journey like for you at the beginning to educate yourself? What kinds of things did you learn that you were surprised at that you hadn't been taught? Tell us a little bit about that preparatory phase for you. Well, so for me, the most shocking has been looking back at how I was taught about a lot of really radical and pretty recent changes that have happened in our country. All things that have been normalized. So what I mean by that is, for example, think of the Department of Education. When I was in high school, we were taught that that's a very normal and fair concept, but in reality, it's unconstitutional and the federal government should not be having their heavy hand their boot over the next of parents and school children and the actual local school districts. That's what we're seeing now. So if you think about these little things that are happening on a day to today basis normalizing them. Now, what I always think about too is I graduated college in 2018, my first year that was 2015. That's not a time when this radical gender stuff was going on. But nowadays, everybody has pronouns in their bio. When I went to orientation and had my first semester of college, they actually taught us that, oh, what do you know? The science has changed, and it turns out we need to let you guys know. Sex and gender are actually completely different things. And it's important that you know this new finding that we have. And I remember sitting there in my classroom like, well, this is really different, and that's not what I thought. I mean, I thought they were interchangeable basically. And so they really re-educated us over the last ten years or so to a lot of this new woke ideology and they are normalizing it. That's the concerning thing to me.

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Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

01:07 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

"It's a bit more mild. It does involve negotiating and sitting around tables with the federal government, making sure you have access. And so after that, we had Sean atleo and Perry bell guard as the national chief, who never really wavered from that strategy. You weren't likely to see them on the ground leading protests visiting direct action camps, blockades, and occupations. You were more likely to see them in Ottawa, engaging in advocacy here. So it's a long-standing debate within the AFM about which Dracula you take. But here's the thing we've heard a lot of talk about nation to nation relationships. That phrase constantly trotted out, which would imply a kind of equality, a bilateral true bilateral relationship, but when one side holds all the cards, holds all the credit cards. I don't know, it doesn't seem to me unreasonable to question whether political independence can be severed from economic independence. And AFM just seems to be, you know, essentially at the mercy of the government of the day and it decides, well, they're calling this tune, we better dance. I mean, it's pretty harsh. I know, but I think that it's what's key to remember, and it's true. I do agree that like, I mean, nation to nation, I always, you know, that's a term that we hear and it's like decolonize reconcile nation to nation and if it doesn't have any meaning, if you're not going to, I mean, hearsay here in mid Maggie, if you're not going to respect the rights being asserted by the nation, then why are you saying the words nation to nation, right? So when we talk about government, well, I remember when I was working on April I didn't even remember what story, but I was looking up old Indian affairs yearend reports. There was one that talked about self government, 1898, is what is reported. And it talks about the policy of self government as a department policy, formulated for the purpose of taking hold of Indians in their untutored state, and gradually educating them to the fitness for status of full citizenship, right? So very assimilationist approach. Basically, that was, it goes on to say, was creating this Indian act chief and council elective system. To replace the hereditary system. Like that's what this was. And so it talks about the saint Regis band, which instead of proceeding to take advantage of the provisions of this advancement act, had evinced an obstinate determination to revert to the old system of hereditary chiefs, right? So it really is like to replace and you can see now when we talk about funding, like we have hereditary systems, right? And they're not funded. So who gets the decision making power in communities? Like we have the sante Maui, the Miguel grand council, but they don't get any funding, right? It's the Indiana chief and councils that get funding from the federal government. So that funding relationship, like you end up not being recognized. They're never at the table, or they are in a symbolic way, right? So I don't know. The goal of the federal government is never changed, right? It's still the same as it was here in 1898 when a talks about enfranchisement and basically just this cookie cutter system of chief and councils as a way to move towards enfranchisement. So Brett, has I assumed there was possibly some pushback within the AF enemy and certainly they were like, no, no, no, we act on behalf of chiefs. But I'm wondering if the whole funding question and the independence that comes with that has ever been discussed with you may be off the record. I mean, I've heard people say a variation of, look, we live in a colonial state. This funding is just our own money coming back to us anyway. It's a messy situation. So we're going to have a messy relationship in this regard. So don't be so, I don't know, purist or what have you about this? And recognize the goofy reality, if you will, of the situation. Right. Has anyone ever argued that, more or less? So the short answer is no. And I'll give you the long answer. I brought these documents to the AF N and I put forward some of these peculiar criticisms that is was making about the way money was being used. And I pointed out that they were making these comments internally and not upfront to the AF N. And I offered them a chance to respond. And this was kind of a golden opportunity to just condemn these types of things. You could say anything you want. You know, you could condemn it as the old Indian affairs paternalism. Once again, rearing its head. Talking behind our backs, yeah. That didn't happen, right? Instead, they just said, well, we don't do that. We haven't had any deficits. We don't carry out any activities on the department's behalf. Instead of making some sort of sovereignty based argument where they could say, look, this is a colonial system. These are their rules. We're not bound by them because it is our money. All the resource money and taxpayer money ultimately comes from stolen indigenous lands. So it is ours in the end or as you pointed out, something to that effect. But that's not what happened. Instead, it was kind of just a very short, very brief and non confrontational response. So it didn't, it didn't happen, even though this was a golden opportunity to take a stand and to hit back a little bit. And so just again on that note you raise about this line that was deleted in one of these documents that I tweeted and it would have said that they should consider whether the activities included in the agreement could be carried out by other organizations including regional bodies. Yeah, other organizations and how these activities support the department's long-term objectives. What are the long-term objectives of the department? I was just going to ask that. When I brought this to them, they said, well, our long-term objectives are to devolve service delivery and program delivery to First Nations and then indigenous services would just cease to exist as local groups take over this. So that indigenous services won't have to do it anymore. And the department will kind of just fold in upon itself and cease to exist as First Nations deliver those services for their own people. All those jobs gone, I don't know. Trina, you must have found language to that effect back in 1898. I mean, of course, the big kahuna, what's his name? He was also a poet. He was famously quoted as saying I want to get rid of all Indians and the Indian department. But that is funny because that does just fit in like 1898. They were much more clear about their long-term objectives. It's all coached in PR now and other terms. And that was their response. So they were kind of like there's nothing nefarious about it. There's no, there's no ulterior motive where we're trying to assimilate people or this and that. They were saying it's just the innocuous objective we have. That's all about giving service delivery back to control of the communities. That was there, you know, calculated statement that they issued. If you brought this to the department's critics, I think they would say that it's long term objectives are very different.

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Apple Possess More Power Than the Federal Government

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:59 min | 3 d ago

Apple Possess More Power Than the Federal Government

"Must take a step back and be honest about what Apple is currently doing, not just what Apple is doing in China. But also at Apple is threatening to do to Elon Musk. Now, Apple has successfully diversified. Their business model from controlling the App Store to making hardware laptops, and obviously they're very successful iPhone. To being really controlling the vast majority of podcast market, there's so many different sectors that Apple has been able to successfully get into. And because of this, there are multi $1 trillion companies, right? Multi $1 trillion company. Apple is more valuable. Than several countries in Eastern Europe. It's just hard to even wrap your head around. In fact, apple is more valuable than I think you could combine 5 or 6 African countries. Just a single private company. Apple has now threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store, effectively ending the company. If Elon Musk continues on his free speech crusade. All the while Apple has just limited and restricted. AirDrop, which is an ability in the midst of protests to share information, share videos, share location, in the midst of all of the anti CCP protests. Right now, Apple, and I say this with a lot of thought, Apple possesses more power than several parts of the federal government. Apple is more powerful in many different ways than the Department of Justice. The Federal Trade Commission. Apple has the ability to involve themselves in an anti CCP movement. And then all the while say that we are going to act like the CCP in America and prevent Elon Musk from continuing to liberate Twitter.

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Fresh "Federal Government" from MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

01:39 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh "Federal Government" from MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs

"Summertime drama involving Roseanne Archibald centered around her, maybe just exhausted people's attention span for that organization. I don't know. Yeah, maybe. I mean, that was super distracting. I don't even know what else happened at that. I mean, I wasn't at that AFM assembly. Would have loved to have been there. But I wasn't out that one, but I find when something like that happens, like sometimes there are really important resolutions that get put forward. And as a journalist, you go and you want to see what different chiefs are putting forward because that's kind of like what's on their radar. What's happening? What are the conversations that are happening? But sometimes when you have these big sort of stories overtake everything, I don't even know what else was really talked about at that assembly aside from Archibald. Well, Brett, as Trina alluded there and the government of Canada arguably are standing shoulder to shoulder against the Canadian human rights tribunal ruling around this massive child welfare compensation deal. They've seemed to be quite upset with people like Cindy Blackstock, who advocated against going ahead with the conversation deal negotiated between the AFM and the government of Canada. We can make it to a whole show about this, frankly, but I wonder if that just kind of in a way cements the picture that's kind of seemingly painted here about this tight relationship, even though there's still one entity in the driver's seat. As they said when I reached out for comment, they want to portray the AFM as an independent organization. And the AFM insisted that it doesn't carry out activities on behalf of the federal government, it carries out activities on behalf of the chiefs in a assembly. But ultimately, when you kind of boil it down a little bit, can an organization really be independent when it receives $40 million from the federal government year over year. Does that really allow for independence? Or does that money come with strings attached? And when you look at these documents, what you see is that the money very much does come with strings attached. And in fact, one thing that was reported based on these documents or that I reported was that indigenous services actually increased its scrutiny of the AFM's cash flow after Roseanne Archibald was elected national chief. So beginning in about November 2020, they started doing an internal review of the AFM's finances. They cited a number of concerns that I had never heard for the first time and they were somewhat bizarre. So according to these documents, department officials had quote unquote long raised concerns about the AFM reallocating program money to make up for deficits in core funding, which I had never heard in the AFM denies. The documents also say that sectors had quote unquote expressed concerns with the value added of some of the assembly of First Nations activity and proposals and this document goes on to say that the department is concerned about quote unquote a lack of progress on key activities and recurring carryover requests, so it raised all of these issues, right? And so you see the government tracking all these things, raising these concerns internally, but then when you look at their outgoing correspondence, it all just disappears. And you see really tactful language being deployed. That ducks, all of these issues, and you start to ask yourself, well, why is that happening? And I think the long-standing analysis is that the liberals need the AFM as a vehicle for consultation. They need the AFM if they're reconciliation agenda is going to get any traction. And the AFM needs the liberals to finance its operations. So to what extent can that really be independent? I think it's up for debate. I always thought that working for AP tn, just having covered numerous AFM general assemblies or special assemblies. And there was always especially when there was protest around an issue. You sort of have the AFM in this position where you have to advocate. So you have to be at the table, but yet also supporting the people, but if you're going to be at the table, you can't be out on the front lines with the grassroots because there is always, that's the tension right between the grassroots and then between the executive or the sort of higher ups, this balance, right? But then when you just said about the bureaucracy, I mean, the AFM itself, I think, seems to have its own bureaucracy. I think any time an organization is around long enough, all of a sudden there's bureaucracy and you can some of the articles talk about the AFM lawyers and they have their legal team and I don't know all of a sudden there's all these layers. It's not like I can imagine that the AFM today looks quite different than say the national Indian brotherhood when it first started, right? In the 70s, I don't know. It was more of an outsider. Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. But once you're at the table, does that compromise how are you compromised, or is it? It's an interesting balance. I think that the AFM has to struggle with, but this is really enlightening in terms of at least how Indian affairs sees that balance. Well, I just want to jump in there because I think that's a really important point. And that issue that dichotomy is one that they've struggled with on and off really since the FN was created 40 years ago. Are you going to get more results negotiating in a back room? Or are you going to get better results, engaging in activism on the ground? That's something that they've kind of flip flopped on. And really over the last 20 years, the AFM's approach, at least at the national chief's office, has been results based. In 2002 1003, Matthew couldn't come was the national chief. And he really took a hard line stance against the federalist government. He opposed everything they were doing. And the government responded with funding cuts. And so the chiefs reacted to that by electing Phil fontaine and that kind of heralded in this new approach that we currently have. It's a bit more mild. It does involve negotiating and sitting around tables with the federal government, making sure you have access. And so after that,

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Sen. Mike Lee's Amendment Would Have Protected Religious Organizations

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:59 min | 3 d ago

Sen. Mike Lee's Amendment Would Have Protected Religious Organizations

"Amendment would do and by the way, senator Lee said, if you add this amendment, I will vote for this. So this is not about gay marriage. And it's not. And hear me. This is not about gay marriage. This is about stopping radicals from attacking your church and your synagogue. Take a listen. In the hope that we can come to a place where we respect each other. I have offered an amendment to this legislation that would explicitly minimize the threats to these religious organizations and individuals. I'm at the table. I'm willing to compromise. And in the spirit of compromise, I have publicly stated, and I reiterate here again today that I will support the legislation. If my amendment is adopted, my amendment simply prohibits the federal government from discriminating against schools, businesses, and organizations based on their religious beliefs about same sex marriage. That's all it does. My amendment prevents the Internal Revenue Service. Among other things, from revoking the tax exempt status of these charities and organizations simply because they act according to their beliefs about the divine purpose of marriage. It prevents the Department of Education from targeting schools with honor codes based on the fact that they've got provisions in their codes based on religious beliefs. It protects individuals from being denied business licenses or grants or other statuses based on their views about marriage. It protects Americans who wish to add, who wish to act according to their religious beliefs, from being forced to abandon their God given mandates to love serve and care for the poor. The orphan and the refugee. If we allow the government to threaten, their ability to do so, then the religious liberty of every American is in peril.

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Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

00:36 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on Stephanie Miller

"Do not be good news, Pennsylvania's democratic attorney general and governor electricity to the social security administration office center general IG environment for polluting water supplies with their natural gas fracking operations. The company will pay $16 million to construct a new public water supply in Susquehanna county. Nice. Finally, and the 2022 White House tribal nation summit on Wednesday. The Biden interior department announced additional funding to help several Native American tribes move their communities to higher ground away from rising seas and the worsening impacts of climate change. It's part of a new program to create a blueprint for the federal government to help other communities native as well as non tribal, move away from vulnerable areas. There's President Biden at the tribal nation summit. As all adults know, there are tribal communities at risk of being washed away. My super storm. A low sea levels, and wildfires raging. And it's devastating. That's why today I'm announcing a $135 million commitment to up 11 tribal college. In some cases, their entire community probably did not die back to safer ground and overdose. And Charlie was

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Sen. Mike Lee: RFMA Allows Religious Institutions to Be Attacked

Mark Levin

01:35 min | 4 d ago

Sen. Mike Lee: RFMA Allows Religious Institutions to Be Attacked

"That would include orthodox Jews that would include faithful Catholics that would include the more mature that would include people of the Muslim faith That would include tens of millions of people Yes And once we're most worried about aren't as much the mosque synagogues and churches as we have reason to worry about nonprofits that are religiously affiliated For example religious schools colleges and universities That have a religious mission If they don't and we already saw that with your sheba schools in New York correct Yes Seen that with yeshiva schools So pretty much any religiously observant orthodox Jewish school were Muslim school and many Christian schools Are going to have an issue because the religious orders backing them don't believe in same sex marriage And it's on the basis of a religious belief that they don't believe in same sex marriage not on the basis if any kind of bigotry just religious belief So I pointed out that we could have a real problem There's a line of cases going back to 1983 involving bob Jones university that suggests that entities like this can have their tax exempt status removed even if it's on the base of a religious belief So I thought we need to take away the authority from the federal government including the IRS to punish religious institutions that for religious reasons don't recognize same sex marriage

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The Threat to Our Liberties Goes Beyond Government

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:12 min | 6 d ago

The Threat to Our Liberties Goes Beyond Government

"There's one story that I found super interesting. And if you listen to our podcast or if you listen to kind of what we talk about at turning point USA, we have been repeating the theme that the threats to our freedoms and liberties, it's more than just what the government is doing. It's also what corporate America is doing in collusion with the federal government, regardless of your political views, we should all be able to agree back in the 2020 election it was wrong for the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation to go to Facebook and demand that they censor the Hunter Biden laptop story saying that it was Russian disinformation. You might be the biggest Biden fan in the world here tonight, by the way. Welcome, and I got to ask you, how's that going? But welcome. Thank you for being here tonight. We appreciate that. But that's wrong. You should not be able to use the force of government or the threat of force of government to go to a private actor and be able to suppress stories that could impact an election. It's not sustainable. It's wrong. It'd be wrong if a conservative did it. It's wrong if a liberal does it. Now, one of the places where censorship has just reigned supreme over the last couple of years has been on Twitter. Now, I have a Twitter account still, thankfully, I'm one of the survivors, despite many people that anyone been banned on Twitter here, raise your hand. Okay, well, you might be liberated soon. We'll talk about that in just a second. So, but Twitter is not the biggest social media platform, but I think people misunderstand Twitter. Twitter is an incubator of elite opinion. So people that write columns, people that host podcasts, people that are on television, they go to Twitter to see what the smart kids are thinking to have consensus and then they put it kind of through their communication channels. So set differently, Twitter is not about the amount of people consuming information. It's who is consuming the information. Now, Twitter has by far maybe TikTok more so, but TikTok is pandering to a different generation. But that's a separate issue. Twitter has been the worst when it comes to speech of any private actor the last couple of years. For example, suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story, kicking people off for having heterodox opinions of where the virus came from, which by the way, the virus did come from the Wuhan institute of virology, not from some wet market where they set originally and you could get kicked off Twitter for saying that. Originally, which now actually is factual and true. And so Twitter has been a blunt force object of a censorship regime.

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Celebrating the Small Victories

The Officer Tatum Show

01:21 min | 2 weeks ago

Celebrating the Small Victories

"Us gaining seats and Democrats strongholds that we've never had before. And places like Oregon, places like California, and places like Florida, retaining seats in places like Arizona. Even though we didn't gain any government seats, federal government seats, we still retain the seats, we did not lose ground. We need to play off of our victories and make them better next time. If you wilding around complaining, crying, we don't have a country no more. It's over the Democrats won all of the above. If that's what you are doing, you are counterproductive to the movement and you are not listening to God. God is trying to show us something. And I say this, did we do right by God when we had the house, the Senate, and the presidency. Then we do right by God. I'm talking about the Christians. The worlds who believe in prayer and when the prayer goes your way, you believe God answer your prayer, and when the prayer don't go your way, you believe God did not answer your prayer. We can not be Christians that are lukewarm and that a haphazard.

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2 Hawaiian men guilty of hate crime in white man's beating

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 weeks ago

2 Hawaiian men guilty of hate crime in white man's beating

"Two Hawaiian men have been found guilty of hate crimes in a white man's beating I Norman hall a federal jury in Honolulu has found two native Hawaiian man guilty of hate crimes for the 2014 beating of a white man who was fixing up a house he purchased in their remote Maui neighborhood in an unusual move the Justice Department sought to prosecute kalana alo ko Nani and Levi ake's junior and secured a federal grand jury indictment in December 2020 charging each with hate crime punishable by up to ten years in prison local attorneys said they've never heard of the federal government prosecuting native Hawaiians for hate crimes before this case sentencing is set in early March I Norman hall

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What Will Mitch McConnell Propose as GOP Senate Leader?

Mark Levin

00:48 sec | 2 weeks ago

What Will Mitch McConnell Propose as GOP Senate Leader?

"All right so here we sit and I'm waiting for Mitch McConnell to propose what he's going to do on the border What kind of legislation he would have had his guys vote on What kind of legislation he would impose or support that would reduce the federal government's size and spending Mitch McConnell likes to take shots at everybody because he learned remember I read that piece to you the other day Because he learned a long time ago When you propose things your subject to criticism you actually have to defend them It's much easier to say oh that guy's an extremist Oh we need to pick better candidates Oh if only this happened no you're the Republican leader And what do we have to show for it All the worst things In my humble opinion

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Kash Patel and Sebastian Talk Election Integrity

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:29 min | 3 weeks ago

Kash Patel and Sebastian Talk Election Integrity

"Back with the legend, the patriot extraordinaire himself cash Patel follow him on true social at cash with a K, we'll talk about his new book in a moment, but we've got to talk election integrity. Florida, millions of mail in ballots, lots of aged voters who vote early, and they get to declare their results, you know, almost before the polling stations close. Other states not so much. So we are two years down the road from 2020, where are we right now? What did the last 24 hours tell you about cheating in America and election integrity cash? Because I know you're on the front lines. So the Florida set up is the perfect juxtaposition. Look, I live in Nevada. We have three and a half million people in this entire state. Florida has 15 million people. There were the earliest to call all statewide races. And there's no issue over there with Democrats saying you'd miscounted, you rigged it, you stole it. They did it because they put election integrity on front. Nevada needs to do that and the rest of the country needs to do that. But what the civics lesson they learned said was it's not the federal government that's going to fix that. It's your state secretaries of state. Your state AGs. That's why people like Abe Hamada and Arizona and folks like Seagal Chad are so important because they are going to change the election law. So they are fair. They are going to change the mail in voting requirements. They are going to pass the voter ID requirements. That's what needs to happen over the next two years in every single state where we carried statewide officers in those positions.

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Who Is Jeremy Shaffer, And Why Is He Best to Represent Western PA?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:13 min | Last month

Who Is Jeremy Shaffer, And Why Is He Best to Represent Western PA?

"Leadership is very high on Jeremy shaffer soon to be speaker McCarthy soon to be majority leader scalise soon to be Jeff he whipped him, banks, they all tell me Jeremy schaefer is a comer. Jeremy, give people your bio. I've seen you. I've met your wife. I think she's a doctor, right? But I can't recall. And then you've got a bunch of kids. Yeah, so my wife is a medical doctor, internal medicine, geriatric. You're blessed with 5 kids that range in age from 6 to 17. And I tell people I've been blessed to live the American Dream here. I grew up very humble means. And ended up you're at Carnegie Mellon university, which is one of the schools in Pittsburgh and got a PhD in electrical engineering, started a small business focused on actually civil engineering topic keeping our roads and bridges safe with do that with a friend and we grew that company to about 40 people all here in western PA. Sold it and got very active in local governments with president of the local township. And I've been very active in the local community and just deeply, deeply concerned with the direction of our country. And that's why I decided to step forward and try to be a voice of reason here to help rein in out of control federal government and turn things around. And

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Dinesh Raises Unanswered Questions About the Paul Pelosi Incident

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:35 min | Last month

Dinesh Raises Unanswered Questions About the Paul Pelosi Incident

"I wanted the segment to raise questions. Unanswered questions about Paul Pelosi that show us that we're really not getting the full story here. And we maybe never will, because now that this is a federal case, if they're able to get this guy to plea bargain and get a long prison sentence, then there won't be a trial, and if there's no trial, the facts won't really come out, and I think that is actually what the federal government wants in this case. They want to, they want to keep everything under wraps. And they want their kind of media narrative to be the one that people sort of gullibly believe. First of all, we've had facts that keep changing. And if you think about it, there's no reason for the changes, but nevertheless, first Pelosi knew the guy, then he didn't. First, there were three people there. Now too. Both guys had hammers. No, only one. Both of them were in their underwear. No, just Pelosi. So wait, how is it the case that the police kept putting out false information? In fact, it's not just the police. I listened to the audio tape and you can hear the policeman, the reporting on what Paul Pelosi said, and he was able to name his assailant. And he also called him a friend. So how does the fact that Paul Pelosi called him a friend? Square with the fact that he didn't know him. Oh, he was, he was being intimidated. The man was right there, and so he called him a friend because he was trying to sort of create an atmosphere in which the guy wouldn't really suspect anything. That makes no sense. Paul Pelosi was alone in the bathroom. Remember, he convinced the guy I want to take a bathroom break, evidently the guy was like, oh sure, go take a bathroom break. Paul Pelosi is like, well, you know what? My cell phones in the bathroom. I'm charging it there, who charges as hell phone in the bathroom. Nevertheless, Paul Pelosi makes his way into the bathroom, and here's my favorite part. So he was under no pressure to he could have told the police whatever he wants. He didn't say I'm being attacked as an attacker in my house with a hammer. He didn't say any of that. He sort of tells the police that they should do kind of a kind of a wellness check on him. And then guess what? He comes out of the bathroom. And I think about this. are faced with an assailant with a hammer, threatening you and you run to the bathroom to make a call and you're somehow managed to make a call, wouldn't you lock yourself in the bathroom?

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Mike Lee: We Don't Want a Government That's Our Nanny

The Dan Bongino Show

00:57 sec | Last month

Mike Lee: We Don't Want a Government That's Our Nanny

"I was just reading an article before you came on the air It's an op-ed piece to be fair but it's in The Washington Post about how it's time to get the masks back on again And I keep telling the listeners like this is what's on the ballot in 8 days You have a chance right now to send a statement in 8 days to get back to constitutional republic based sanity and away from big government authority authoritarian anti scientific mandates The only way to send a message with the vote That's what we do That kind of stuff is on the ballot and they did Exactly We don't want a federal government that's our nanny We don't want the federal government trying to tell us what to do what to believe What we have to put on our face what we have to inject into our body And that is exactly the kind of government they get with Joe Biden Evan McMillan will be Joe Biden's guy as elected and Chuck Schumer's 51st vote Let's not do that Not in Utah not on our soil not ever

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Mike Lee: Evan McMullin Is Utah's Beto O'Rourke

The Dan Bongino Show

01:30 min | Last month

Mike Lee: Evan McMullin Is Utah's Beto O'Rourke

"And they have made you which is really weird center in a relatively red state of Utah They've made you kind of public enemy number one It's strange what all these swing state elections And from what I'm hearing from sources in D.C. it's people like you and Ted Cruz and Rand Paul That particularly annoy the left because you guys have the capability of dry dragging what can be sadly at times a swampy Republican caucus over to the right So they can get rid of a guy like you with a Evan mcmullin He reminds me of beto o'rourke by the way He's whatever you want him to be right Type Then it really serves two purposes It flips the seat to the Democrats but then second it takes one of the conservative influencers whatever you want to call out of the Republican caucus and leaves kind of the swamp rats behind That's right You don't want to elect a beto o'rourke and should understand that Evan McMahon could well be Utah's beta They don't want that Utah's want someone who will defend them against an overspending federal government that's making inflation Horrible It's making life unaffordable Utah's are shelling out of an additional 950 bucks a month relative to the day Joe Biden took office They'll get more of that under a thon will be yet another cog in this rubber stamp that is the democratic Congress under Joe Biden

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We Have Other Problems Catching Up With Us...

The Trish Regan Show

01:26 min | Last month

We Have Other Problems Catching Up With Us...

"Other problems that are catching up with us. And there's nothing the Federal Reserve can do about it. And there's nothing the federal government can do about it. And so what can we do about it? We can put smarter people in, who hopefully nominate smarter people to be in charge of our economy. Heck, Janet Yellen's out there on CNN. Just this week saying, oh, no recession, no recession. You see that's the mantra. That is what they have to say right now. That is the so called talking point. You have other economic types, gracing the airwaves of so many of these liberal networks saying, oh, the GOP is going to cause inflation to go way higher. Really? I mean, last I checked, I do believe it was under Democrat leadership that we saw massive inflation moving higher. Anyway, this is just political span, of course. And I'm going to just point out that both sides are often quite guilty of these things. I'm just a bit offended when they make stuff up like Joe Biden saying that gas was $5 a gallon when he came into office when in fact it was $2 and 69 cents. I mean, hey, it's nearly $5 a gallon now. $2 and 69 cents was actually the price. Way back in January, when he took over. So lots of lies and lots of deceit and lots of spin and it's important that voters see through it.

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 Dinesh D'Souza Helps Us Make Sense of 'True the Vote' Attacks

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:57 min | Last month

Dinesh D'Souza Helps Us Make Sense of 'True the Vote' Attacks

"Dinesh, there have been some attacks recently, for example, the attorney general of Arizona is now asking the federal government to investigate true the vote, your partner in this, the great Greg Phillips and Katherine engelbrecht, what do you make of this with the attorney general of Arizona that is now focused on investigating through the vote, not actually looking into the mule operation. Help us make sense of this. So it's a very strange phenomenon, right? Because many of the areas covered in the movie are heavily under heavy democratic control. It would not be reasonable to expect these Democrats to jump up and go, let's quickly investigate. But one would expect that in areas under some Republican control. I'm thinking you have Georgia, for example, or Mark barnaby in Arizona that there would be some follow-up. And the beauty of follow-up is it can prove either side to be wrong. So for example, maybe Bernabeu goes and talks to the mules, is investigators, talk to them, and there's a perfectly plausible explanation for what they're doing. So in that sense, the movie would then be refuted. Look, there's nothing for no funny business going on. But it's very interesting that none of those people and certainly in the left does not want any follow-up. They are not willing to take the risk that they might be discredited, not the mules might start talking and squawking and reveal who paid them. How is this operation all organized and so on? Now true the vote had ongoing dealings with berno rich's office and at some point it appears a communication breakdown broke down. Now, I'm not privy to what was said back and forth. But what true the vote says is, listen, we gave them information, we gave them data far from investigating our information. They started in a sense revealing our confidential sources. It became clear to us, meaning to true the vote, that they were less interested in busting the fraud than in busting the fraud detection operation.

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Jennifer Horn and Mark Morgan Discuss the Southern Border

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:18 min | Last month

Jennifer Horn and Mark Morgan Discuss the Southern Border

"Border is out of control and has been under the watch of the Biden administration. It's gotten so crazy that states have had to act themselves to try to fix the problem. And Arizona's governor Doug ducey tried to put up temporary barriers along the border. The Biden administration said that he had to remove them. And, well, he responded by filing a lawsuit against the Biden administration here to unpack all of that with us is Mark Morgan. He's a visiting fellow border security and immigration center for the heritage foundation joins us right now. Mark Morgan, welcome to America first. Jennifer, thanks for having me. Now, it is unbelievable because under president Trump and you were you worked under president Trump in his administration. Customs and border patrol. The border was at least by and large secured. We were actually maintaining a border. We had a stay in Mexico policy in place the Biden administration has wiped all of that out so much so that states like Texas have been shipping migrants to try to get some attention to the problem. There are already been 2 million people that they know about that have been encountered during the fiscal year of 2022 at the border. And now the governor of Arizona is trying to put up just temporary barriers to protect his state, especially in the Yuma sector, and the Biden administration says he can't do that. If we, if these states can't protect if the federal government can't protect them, then the states have to protect themselves and they shouldn't be getting this pushback from Biden. Yeah, Jennifer Zachary, right. First of all, I was proud to serve under president Trump as a commissioner on CBP. And this is what I always say is that we had the most secure border in our lifetime. And this administration came in and intentionally unsecured the border. Like you said, I can say that they dismounted the system, but yeah, I could provide you facts of what I mean by that one. They stopped the wall system construction. Two, as you said, they stopped the remain in Mexico program. Three, they stopped this sign on the cooperative agreements. We have with all three northern triangle countries, and they have restricted ice from doing their job by lawfully deporting people. And what has happened? Of course, we have the crisis. You said, this fiscal year, 2.7 million people on this fiscal year. If you include the God of ways under the first 21 months of this administration, over 5.5 million illegal aliens have either tried or successfully entered this border in

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U.S. Justice Department Fires Warning Shot at Chinese Spies

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:21 min | Last month

U.S. Justice Department Fires Warning Shot at Chinese Spies

"The FBI director Christopher wray, who you know well, gave a press conference on Chinese espionage in the United States. And as I was finishing off justice corrupted last night, my notes. I thought to myself, I can not believe we have one FBI agent assigned to that. When the China lobby, which you write about, and the Chinese intelligence agencies are after us, they're bringing a new China case every day. We can not have anyone doing this. Look, it is the threats facing this country are massive. And the willingness of this administration, they view, they view the machinery of the federal government as just their own personal play things. We have seen whether it was FBI agents rating Mar-a-Lago and rating Donald Trump's homes never happened in the history of our country and so this administration or whether it is FBI agents storming the homes of pro life activists bursting in at the crack of dawn with machine guns and arresting activists in front of their kids screaming and crying, the willingness to simply say we can go after anyone we don't like that is really, really dangerous in what the book justice corrupted tries to do is explain precisely how this is happening and how dangerous it is,

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"federal government" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:46 min | 2 months ago

"federal government" Discussed on WTOP

"Kevin Williams realty 703-815-5700. This is WTO news. September 21st, glad you're with us here at WTO P where the time is one 42. Over the past decade or so, the federal government has spent millions to get private hospitals and healthcare providers to switch to electronic medical records. It helps them communicate patient information more quickly and efficiently, but a new New York Times report finds public health facilities are still apparently getting by with fax machines, phones, and email. This morning time to investigate a reporter, Sharon lafraniere, says the lack of electronic data weakens the U.S. response to COVID overall and now to monkey puns. It definitely made the government less nimble and it's response and it eats up time for monkeypox, the outbreak began may 18th. It was three months into the outbreak. We didn't have race ethnicity data and more than half of the people who had been infected. So we knew there was a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, but what was it and how should the government respond? It took until early September for the CDC to get the data was looking for and who was being vaccinated with the doses that the federal government was shipping at taxpayer expense to vaccinate people against monkey bar. So what would it take in terms of time and money and effort to get state and local hospitals and health departments up to speed here? One estimate is it would take maybe 7.84 billion over the next 5 years. There are other estimates that are higher, but if you figure that the federal government spent 38 billion over the past decade and incentives to clinicians and hospitals to shift to electronic health records, that isn't that much money. At meantime, they loved the health departments with fax machines spreadsheets, excel sheets, phone calls, emails, to communicate. I mean, think about it if your phone didn't connect to your laptop and you had to type in every appointment and contact separately into each device. That's what it's like at many health departments. Hey Sharon, this doesn't seem like it should happen in an industrialized nation. Well, I mean, that's the amazing thing, right? We're so used to seeing one of the flow of digital information. You can order food cars and Amazon delivery. It all seems to work so well. And so many parts of our lives, but then the health departments say, well, we're out here with like an old style telephone out in the wilderness saying, hey, send us some data

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"federal government" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:30 min | 3 months ago

"federal government" Discussed on WTOP

"Money news now at 25 and 55. The federal government has more than 85,000 unfilled jobs, thousands of them around here, but a new qualtrics reports is just 44% of recent college grads even considered federal employment. 30% say the hiring process is too complicated. So when you factor in the compounding effects of a hundred day hiring process, a labor intensive security clearance requirement and so forth, we can see how the problem begins to snowball. That's Jenny Melania at qualtrics, many don't apply for government jobs because they don't think they're qualified. And when we ask these respondents, you know, what are the top barriers here? Why aren't you applying time and time again? They ranked the required degree in the required level of experience. In fact, 70% of federal jobs don't require a college degree, government agencies have a recruiting problem. 20% of recent college grant surveys said they weren't even aware of available federal jobs. Jeff Klebold news. Coming up on WTO P, CBS News has obtained a letter from the director of national intelligence concerning the classified materials obtained from former president Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. 82° right now in upper Marlborough, it's 85 in Centreville and it's 87° in the district, nice weather today on Saturday, quiet out there will have your forecast. Coming up in just a few minutes. Time now is 6 57. Dealing

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"federal government" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

NPR's Story of the Day

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

"This message comes from NPR sponsor, pen fed credit union, with credit cards that offer cash back and travel rewards, whether you're in the military or not. Pen fed dot org to receive any advertised product. You must become a member of pin fed. Federally insured by NC UA. How do you move forward when a storm wipes out your home and nearly all your possessions?.

"federal government" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"Lots of emails freedom at charlie kirk dot com of people that are rather frustrated with the press release republicans politicians are actors performing script that has written to them by the audience. The great russell kirk wrote. What is the scripts that we have been writing for republicans traditionally. We have of bought the narrative myself included by the way. I'll be very honest three years ago. Five years ago six years ago. I would have bought the narrative. Yeah go sunday. Great press released to biden. Go sue him. Stakes are much higher now. Everybody we know that we're on fragile footing. We are now descending off a cliff yielding to process as we did five years ago ten years ago. It's not gonna work anymore. And i think all of you know that i think that all of you feel as if we need a sense of urgency right now not a nicely written press release to try to get joe biden to change his mind cut. Sixty nine second secretary may orcas just to reinforce. The point of why states need to take action. Why we need to just disregard with the federal government is doing. Make them come in with force which they're not going to do. The biden regime will blink lean. They have been using and abusing us. But listen to this. One cut sixty nine secretary secretary may orcas confirms that we are paying contractors not to build the southern border wall cut sixty nine but you can continue to build the ball ever stop over two thousand people. Coming across the border delay third. Yes or no. I do not agree with the continuation of the construction of the wealth. Is you don't want to be able to lower we still paying the contractors to build the wall sir congresswoman when we are meeting our contractual obligations as we are. Okay thank you sir. So we are building now. We are paying contractors to sit around to not build the wall some firm out there. They got a bunch of workers in hotel rooms and they're just making twenty percent profit just to sit there probably more than that because there's no extra cost of material. That's how ideologically focused. This regime must have open. Borders secretary may orcas confirms. We are paying people to not build the wall. Sit around on your hands and feet cut seventy-one former dha secretary jay johnson. He even says we have to get control of the southern border. That two hundred thousand a month is a lot of people. Overwhelms the ability of dhs the border patrol is to cope with the incoming it saps the communities on the border cut seventy one. We have to get control of our our borders. Two hundred thousand. A month is a lot of people. Saps the ability it overwhelms the ability of d. h. s. border patrol ice to cope with The the incoming it saps the communities on the border. It's apps catholic charities. Yeah we need to worry about the drainage of resources from open border charities cut sixty eight from seal dodd a kuna mexico where haitian migrants crossing the border into the del rio saying. We've never seen anything like this in our history before cut sixty eight.

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"federal government" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"More complaining about to joe biden. And we know who he is. He is not the president of this country. He has some sort of aims ambitions to china or central america. We've gone into that many different times instead. We need to be solution-oriented. I do not like the politics of complaining. Now if you live in california. I get it. Texas is not california texas hill country. They'll secure the border. The good folks in fredericksburg texas. They won't put up with this at all. We also have to stop caring with the left and the media says about us to relevant play. Cut fifty two. But we want to show you why this camp got so big in the first place at swelled the fifteen thousand saturday morning hundreds of migrants at a time just streaming in from sudani kunia walking across the river and just illegally entering the united states without any resistance from our federal government whatsoever. They crowded on the shore and huge masses. We watched it for five six hours straight thousands coming in and eventually the only thing that stopped it was the state of texas and they literally formed kind of a wall if you will with their patrol vehicles and they stemmed the flow. They formed a wall and they stemmed the flow. Of course there's zero resistance from federal authorities. Federal authorities are under orders from the president to allow an open border society. And this really does open the question. And i've asked this question for the last couple months. And i think we're finally seeing an issue that is exposing how republicans are under prepared to deal with the actual crisis. That's happening in america. Which is how much power to the states. Actually have the federal government postures. They flex their muscles but we saw under the trump administration that the federal government backed down when sanctuary state and sanctuary city measures were passed in seattle in portland and san francisco. Los angeles what texas needs to do is create a confrontation with the federal government and the federal government will back down. Texas is the perfect place to test this out.

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"federal government" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"I had covert in january and my natural immunity is not even considered by my organization. I honestly would not want to keep my job if that meant my colleagues who did not have covert were fired. No one should be forced to participate in any type of medical procedure against their will. Do not believe or. I do not take informed consent lightly i believe proper and truthful informed consent is the most important step and transparent respectful relationship between a patient and a healthcare worker. I was born in brazil and became an american citizen. I love this country. And i'm heartbroken to see the atrocities happening in our nation. I just picked up my founders bible the other day and had tears in my eyes reading how our founders had dedicated their lives so that we could practice our religious our religious freedom. Three and here. I'm being denied as sincere religious accommodation. How are we to pursue life liberty and happiness when we are denied work are participating society unless participating in a medical procedure against our will. My faith in god is what keeps me grounded. I know god will provide for me and my family and is because of that my faith my eight year old son that i will never lose hope for a better future. God bless you. And god bless america may our lord almighty help those suffering around the world and continue to give us all strength sincerely not going to say the name. of course. the republican party is basically silent unforced. Vaccinations and the fact that millions of people are losing their jobs because they don't want to take a piece of medicine that is being forced on them now. Of course none of the people that are being brought to america from haiti are forced to get vaccinated. of course. now they're giving preference. You see this regime. They accommodate the foreigner over the citizen. They accommodate the non-citizen over there. Fellow-countryman texas stopped these haitians from walking further into del. Rio texas. Why didn't they stop every single illegal. That has come into the country since january. Why didn't the leadership of texas mobilized texas rangers. Why didn't they send in the twenty thousand texas national guard. Why didn't they enlist or deputize. Citizens train them up give him some handcuffs and say you're now in charge of the border now. All of a sudden there's fox news cameras on the border now. Texas starts to mobilize the national the texas national guard or texas gps. I should say state troopers now. All of a sudden. It's a crisis worthy of mobilization. Make no mistake. The only reason that texas came in and built a wall around the haitian invasion is because cameras ronin. Now i'm pleased to see that at least texas did something about it now but every single illegal has come into texas. Since biden took office could have been prevented by strong leadership. Texas is a massive state with plenty of people in law enforcement. That would be willing to work. That border you heard the clip yourself. Our federal government sat idly by for five or six hours as haitians. Were just walking into the country. Doing nothing about it and may orc this. In the biden regime there are wasted time for them. We know their position. I am tired of listening to television program after radio program will biden. Of course biden's letting this happen. That is old news commentary. You know what the real type of analysis analysis needs to be is wise texas. Not doing more to prevent this in. Not just the del rio sector. But how about a hundred miles to the south in the jimenez sector or in the normandy sector or in the eagle pass sector. The reason is that this was became a political vulnerability and a political liability for the leadership of texas. So they kind of build this texas. Gps wall around it. Every republican governor has the power and has the ability to secure their southern border. They've just chosen not to because it takes a lot of work and also they don't want to deal with the federal government confrontation with guess what we are there. We are losing our country and losing our sovereignty designed disorder and it's turmoil that has been implemented to try and permanently change the country. So here's the question. What do you do when the federal government crushes and wages war on your state. Do you sit idly and let it happen or is it time for the states to take a stand against the biden regime. Do you run a small business. Are you on an elder board of church. Are you overseeing organization. That does a lot of credit card processing. Will if you run a conservative faith based nonprofit or business. Listen very carefully to this. Do not expose yourself to being. Shut off because of cancel culture j. p. morgan chase just cancelled lieutenant. General michael flynn credit cards. Because they didn't like his politics. So on the charlie kirk show here. We use cornerstone payment systems to provide uninterrupted credit card processing for the work. We do here at the charlie kirk show..

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"federal government" Discussed on GovExec Daily

GovExec Daily

06:34 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on GovExec Daily

"One biden administration executive order. Which is let's actually look the flow of new regulations and assess them not just for a cost benefit analysis or burdens on business but how they genuinely impact different communities. We might call something the middle class tax cut but it actually if any impacts the top one percent of society. It's not a middle class tax cut. Let's actually be transparent about who benefits and who doesn't benefit from the rule change et cetera. And actually put that out there so that we can have an informed discussion about equity a new rules regulations and policies. Another one is we also need to look at the stock regulations as just not new things. Coming into the pipeline. But let's look at our history and our bank of previous rules and regulations. We can use a machine reading tools to be able to kind of siphoned through his thousands and thousands of ages to say what are the rules and regulations that might actually be having a disparate impact on different communities. Unless kinda stop reading those out in assessing those for equity purposes on the other thing is actually let's have a meaningful engagement with communities themselves. In what i think is particularly welcoming about the range of executive A sense of humility them on recognizing that people have different shed experiences and backgrounds and government employees. always have not shed experience and background. And then the need to engage meaningfully with communities who are impacted by a rule change or a regulation or policy change on traditional views of accessing citizenry on their thoughts and ideas may not be appropriate for communities. Have been out of the compensation for so long so that humility in recognizing that government needs to do a lot more in terms of engaged impacted communities intensive rules regulations in the policies makes so those are kind of three examples when i think that day one executive order around regulatory reform was incredibly. Welcome was being able to increase capacity around diversity equity inclusion on the role of government. But we'll end on this particularly in light of you talking about you know. These conversations in the humility with which the government has to bring to them. What do you see as the great challenges to diversity equity inclusion Right now i think Logic saturday challenges are recognizing those accurate in those executive orders so being able to measure advice impacts on different communities of new rules and regulations. How do we do that. We can engage academia. We can inject engage experts in the field. We can engage communities but at some point we need a methodology for being able to do yet what was a tradition traditional cost benefit analysis or burden estimates of having ellsworth form. Take into phil to being able to measure the impacts on different communities. So that's going to be a challenge but it's a welcome challenge. We have a wide variety of experts in the field of countries have done this that we can learn from to accelerate our journey on there. I think Being able to really Once the got the the measurement right being able to move on mindset from outputs to outcomes so if we measure something we say hey we really want to address disparities in incarceration Rather than saying i want to measure the outputs of a particular custodial program to be able to think holistically because so much diversity equity and inclusion challenges as a society they social mobility incarceration health. Inequity a multifaceted problems. And so how do we move from like my policy. Oh program has this many training hours or it's delivered this much to actually end result measurements. And how do we force government to come together as realistic ecosystem to be able to address these realistic challenges. That's basically a mindset shift bo. This government naci governments around the world in terms of being able to move out of agency by silo to truly impact the big issues around diversity inequity in on an imbalance in outcomes To be able to think that way. So i think those are the two biggest challenges measurement but also being able to think holistically intensive outside our program mindset into our outcome mindset. That that's certainly Interesting in that. The president spoke about the whole of government solution to these issues when he spoke in january about diversity and racial equity. So i can see where that will be a challenge in his challenge in his ongoing but to that. Thanks for being on the show with us to explain it all. Thank you so much really. Appreciate your to chat. Thanks for listening to zach daily. Our show was produced by two butler and hosted by me rush on to wanna thank too late shop for joining the program. Music is a song signals by catfish teens and should review a subscribe on apple. Podcasts or google podcasts or anywhere else to get your podcast. You can email us any feedback at podcast dot com or hit us up on twitter activity sec. We'd love to hear we'll talk to local. Governments are the front lines of one of the defining challenges of our time advancing economic mobility for youth families and communities. They need solutions that work in education health housing job training and more the economic mobility catalog as a resource that identifies proven strategies that help cities and countries dr upward mobility for the residents. Learn more about this new resource from results for america by visiting catalog dot results for america dot org..

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"federal government" Discussed on GovExec Daily

GovExec Daily

07:45 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on GovExec Daily

"Then go by the administration as diversity equity and inclusion as cornerstones of his administration's policies. How systemic problems lie at the heart of inequality in federal agencies need to address those problems both within and outside their organizations fifty shot is a managing director with deloitte consulting. Where she the behavioral insights practice. He's also one of the authors of a new deloitte report titled governments equity imperative path towards systemic change and currently advises the by white house about the federal government's racial equity initiatives. She goes me now to discuss the report and racial atrophy in the federal government. Welcome to the program. Hey thank you so much for the conversation. So how do you see the executive orders within this current ecosystem. What affects can they have and will they have. And how do you see going forward. I'm so i'm very very hot. By the range of executive orders the equity arena in the new administration. There were a couple on the first day of january the twentieth that looked at both regulatory impacts but also federal policies in practice later on a faceted other executive orders around customer experience et cetera. So i would say. I would describe them. As very holistic traditionally in the positive seeing the role of government as being about like its role as an employer or its rollers abaya but these executive orders taking us outside of that space into space it impacts three hundred million people which is what what is governments. Role as policymakers regulator anna market. Making rather than just a buyer in terms of advancing equity and racial justice in this country. So i'm very excited. By the breadth of view of what racial equity in the role of government in the role of government comply. We have a lot of Federal employees as most of our listeners in our audience so you know within the human capital in the workforce management framework What outcomes chan and should be pursued a by the federal government. I think there is this Outcomes that are kind of the well for the we'll let loose itself so in looking at the entire pipeline of government sevice career. Who is it that actually imagine themselves as a future government employees and so not just like who gets recruited but you know let's address poverty of expectation and communities who might not see themselves as federal workers and who have so much to add in terms of being part of the federal administration and the federal web force so the entire pipeline from those who expect to apply to apply to those who get recruited paul on promotion and progression equal wages equal rights experiences along the way so those are internal to the federal wet close in add comes. I think you know. Intensive equity and representation along the way in each stage of that pipeline that we should be tracking measuring in seeking to advance equity and equality of opportunity equality of access for but. I think there's also another dimension in here which is there's a richness that comes from a federal wet close to this diabetic is not just manifested in the experience of the federal workforce itself. It actually has a amazing impact on the policies that made the rules of made the programs that are designed by having a workforce that has many many different shared experiences rather common shed experiences that a treaty reflective of the country. We can actually design better government. We can design policies and programs and said we should also be looking at the impact in to the qualitative pants. Obey down bus Wet votes on. Just actually being able to run by the government. How how would that be measured. Even well i think you can look at for example different communities in the way they interact with public services if they'd be designed by people with a we that kind of back with a similar background to those communities they may be more empathetic. We made that better. Customer experience scores if we have reduced burdens on people who are applying for particular benefits and programs with the ease of access to entitlement programs is improved than those are all. You could be impossible parcel of a feature of having a more diverse wet force and more empathetic workforce that is able to understand the nuances of how government contracts with different communities and the services that it works with them for so it's not a direct impact and it. It's a secondary impact but it's something that is a value of a diverse workforce. The we should be. We should be championing. We've talked on this shot. The procurement process in the initiatives through that end. So how can the federal government Encourage a diversity and equity through procurement. So i think this too. It's a twofold way. So that traditionally the way that we've looked at is in terms of how much the government spends with little minority businesses. Diverse owned businesses veterans. I'd businesses trap people with disabilities on that businesses on. I think that is incredibly powerful and on an actually you could and should be expanded. But i will say think. There's a role that government complained that goes beyond that is similar to the role of government policy maker in the role of government procuring. In the way that it buys it can also be a market maker and so the way that it helps and supports. Small businesses minority businesses diabetics businesses to be able to grow whether they're in the government market based on not the small business administration has really powerful role to play in terms of building networks for small businesses building. That supply chains helping them advance. Not just in the government industry but throughout industry and supporting small businesses in diversity For small businesses in that way as well so a market maker as well as just a traditional buyer of sevices itself. You noted the obvious the obvious role of government has a policymaker a lot of that is through the regulatory process. so how does that factor in his. Well how can Defense encouraged a diversity equity inclusion Through the regulatory process. I think this is probably one of the most powerful ways in which government can impact an unachievable improve diversity equity inclusion in this country because rules and regulations impact. Everyone From the way that we access policies benefits in programs to benefit in. Who doesn't and the bud in that interacting with government places on us. And so. I think the first one the first way is actually getting better measuring the impacts of policies regulations there are other countries around the world like the uk has equity impact assessments. So every time a new law rule is considered not only does it consider the impact on businesses in the hospital in the cost benefits of that but it also considers the impacts on different communities. I think that was something that was very very welcoming not.

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"federal government" Discussed on GovExec Daily

GovExec Daily

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on GovExec Daily

"This exact day where we bring you the federal stories that really matter. It's september twenty first. Twenty twenty one. I'm on for today. The last two years have again brought to light. The issue of racial inequality in the united states especially in systems like healthcare finance in policing this shift from the personal to systemic has spurred conversations in government about how two million eight this major problem in a speech last january presidential by outlined. What he believes to be his administration's approach. Yes we need criminal justice reform but that didn't nearly enough. We need to open the promise. America to every american and that means we need to make the issue of racial equity. Not just an issue for any one department of government. It has to be the business of the whole of government through a series of executive orders. The biden administration directed that the federal government quote pursue a comprehensive approach to advance the equity for all including people of color and others who have been historically underserved marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality he orders tackle government functions including housing criminal justice and federal hiring deloitte consulting recently released a report titled governments equity imperative the path toward systemic change which examines the ways agencies can build an equitable future in their policies. Going forward shrimp. The shah is a managing director with the like consulting. Llp where she leaves the behavioral insights practice. She's one of the authors of the report. She also currently advises the biden white house about the federal government's racial equity initiatives after a short break. She'll join me to discuss the report. And the ways. Federal agencies.

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"federal government" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Climate. Change is driving more severe flooding across the country. The latest example being from the northeast united states but an npr investigation finds the top. Federal housing agency is selling flood-prone holmes to families without fully disclosing the risk at the same time the federal government is spending millions of dollars to move people out a flood zones rebecca hersher from. Npr's climate team is here rebecca. We're talking about the. Us department of housing and urban development hud. What did your investigation find. Well how'd is mainly known for subsidized rental housing but also sells homes and we found that thousands of those homes around the country are located in flood zones and the people who buy them generally. Don't get any information about flood risk until after they've decided to buy and that raises a lot of questions about how hood is dealing with climate change. Climate change is caused residential flood damage in the. Us to skyrocket. Hud's mission is to provide safe affordable housing so hud says it's important to sell these homes for low prices in make sure they don't sit vacant but many of the housing experts we spoke with said it's very concerning that it'd be selling homes that are prone to flooding and basically allowing families to move into harm's way. Where are these homes located. You said they were all around the us any particular hot spots. Yes so i should say. These are houses that were foreclosed on by banks and then handed over to hud to be sold an. Npr analyzed data from twenty seventeen to twenty twenty. It's nearly one hundred thousand homes that hud sold and in that time. Hud sold flood-prone houses in almost every state but there were hot spots as you said so louisiana florida and new jersey all stuck out a larger proportion of the homes that hud sold in those states. Were in flood zones.

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"federal government" Discussed on United States Citizenship - Civics Test Podcast

United States Citizenship - Civics Test Podcast

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on United States Citizenship - Civics Test Podcast

"Dot com slash u. s. a. Now let's get started with today's lesson question number forty one under our constitution. Some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government and you can choose one of the following four options to print money to declare war to create an army or to make treaties. Here's a quick civics lesson to help you remember. Question forty one. The powers of government are divided between the federal government and the state governments. The federal government is known as a limited government. Its powers are restricted to those described in the us constitution. The constitution gives the federal government the power to print money declare war create an army and make treaties with other nations most other powers that are not given to the federal government in the constitution belong to the states. So again question. Number forty one is under our constitution. Some powers belong to the federal government. What is one. Power of the federal government and the answers are to print money to declare war to create an army or to make treaties..

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"federal government" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

The Meb Faber Show

02:25 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

"Them from the lowest investment grade tier to the second lowest investment grade tier. I think people were joking that Do that will obviously their their finances. Look better but the big joe was now. They have ruined downgrade without taking him to junk the next time we go into recession so again illinois thinks the great example. They have a pension funding ratio. That's roughly funded at about thirty eight percent. Maybe it's a little bit better now. They perpetually run state deficits they have not contributed the full amount to their pension. Plan that they're required to do. And even this year. I think they're contributing over nine billion dollars to their state pension fund but it still below the actuary go requirement. Right now. things. Look pretty good. And i think there's a lot of demand and you see that the so called additional yield you get for buying lower credit declined pretty dramatically. But we're starting to look out. You know what's going to happen. In twelve months. Eighteen months or twenty four months when the environment normalizes and the states. That had problems. Come into this. They do anything to address those problems. Are they gonna look the same coming out of this and do you need to be concerned about what that looks like rather than just paying attention to what things today so today looks pretty darn good. I'm not gonna kids. You and i think it's probably going to look like that for the next twelve eighteen months. There was an article in the wall street journal today that said state local governments. I'm just reading it. Here's somebody gave it to me today. Two hundred ten billion dollars are remains unspent of the funds that they were given and they were given about five hundred billion dollars from the federal government so almost half of that is still unspent by state and local government. So they're going to continue to show pretty pretty positive results for the next year or two in the other trends e think are important. Some that i'm thinking in my head are the potential migration out of cities into other places. Live or what you would consider to be tier two three cities out of the new york. San frans- the world or potential. Even more spending coming down the pike within infrastructure bill. Anything else that you guys are considering as far as the macro piece of the pie. I mean i think from a big picture macro perspective on the big question. Everybody has what's going to happen with interest rates right now. You're seeing very elevated inflation numbers.

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"federal government" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

The Meb Faber Show

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

"You thought about the world in what we did was we very quickly went through all of the different sectors and tried to get an idea you know who are the winners and losers going to be. What's gonna look like mean. You almost had to go sector-by-sector not to get into too much detail but higher. Ed is a big issue or in our marketplace. A lot of schools shut down. They sent students home. There were giving reimbursements in of housing costs. So you have to think about okay. That's a sector. That had been. I would say under fire even pre pandemic in that. It was becoming very competitive. Last people go onto college. Just because of the demographics you had huge competition between some of these smaller schools. And how is that going to play out. What changed. I think pretty quickly is when the federal government came in the fed engage support to the market and so you saw bills passed stimulus bills pass at senate tremendous amount of money to not for profit healthcare so the healthcare sector because cova saw a lot of funds and we honor tax will team manage a lot of money for hospitals and hospital credits in what we were actually hearing from those investors is that our clients of ours with that they were getting more money from the federal government than they currently need it and so they are actually sending us money to invest temporarily for them because cova did didn't strike across the united states the same in each area beside right. New york was impacted pretty hard california. It took a lot longer midwest there was a delay it was a period where i don't wanna say there were a lot of sleepless nights. But you really had to kind of rethink your thesis. But at the same time you also had to go back on your years of experience they okay. What are sectors that have gone through this before. Airports are big issue in our marketplace. When nine eleven happened a lot of the airport shutdown traffic was shut down for a period of time. The great recession had a big impact on the airline sector but yet airports tend to carry a lot of cash. They tend to be prepared for downturns like this so we started to think more from an offensive perspective rather than just purely playing defense. We're fortunate we had a lot of quantity coming into this. Where can we invest our money in areas that people were selling indiscriminately an longer term. We had pretty good idea that those sectors would recover and could weather a sustain downturn so it was probably one of the best opportunities i think. Warren buffett is famous for saying those are the time periods when it's the hardest divide. It's probably when you should be buying but at the same time. You wanna manage risk. So i think we selectively were trying to buy names that we knew had.

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"federal government" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

The Meb Faber Show

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

"You can only tax so much off. You'll get a place like detroit that file bankruptcy. Not that long ago y'all puerto rico's a classic example you know there are increasingly seeing and again. It's still pretty limited. But you aware geo banzer. General obligation bonds haven't been able to pay their debt. Population is declining so again. I think historically people said. I should buy cheetos. Now they're saying. Oh gee maybe wanna buy. What's called in essential service rubbing bhatt which would be like a water and sewer issue something. That's backed by defined revenue stream that you've got as a bondholder claim on that and even in a bankruptcy filing you should be secured from a creditor perspective so and then the last thing i would say. Just be careful on some of these non-related yale's where the yield almost seems too good to be true. Many cases probably is they'll pay for a period of time but a lot of individuals will say. Oh gee i know that continuing care retirement facility down the street. They're issuing debt in the municipal bond market. I know a lot of people that live. There has got to be a good investment. And oh by the way i can get a five percent tax exempt yield on today's environment but it's not rated and so they'll buy it from their local broker dealer really not understanding you'll however that the syllabi might be or what the underlying fundamentals look like so those. Be just a few things that i would think about. If you're trying to do this visual base if you look at the market today we've seen some pretty monster flows over the past year into muniz like you mentioned it. It's little small relative to the tip the traditional treasury market. What's going on there. There's putting all the money in and what's the reasoning is just because everybody thinks taxes are going up with administration or what. You're exactly right. In terms of i think one of the main drivers suspend the act that you know people are anticipating taxes are going up in their very limited places where you can avoid taxes. You know from a long-term perspective. So that's one reason. I think the second reason is simply that there was a tremendous amount of dislocation in our market in twenty twenty when the pandemic started just like there wasn't other markets we were probably hit harder in terms of the price selloff even relative to some of the other sectors corporate bond market recovered pretty quickly because the federal government did what they've done historically where they've you know. The fed came in. They started programs to support a lot of corporate issuers. Get market moving again. When the things that was unique this time around is actually provided some support for the municipal bond market. But nobody knew how that was going to work exactly so.

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"federal government" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

Knowledge@Wharton

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

"I have a friend who studies wine auctions. He loves good wine. And he's been tracking the impact of climate change on wine growing parts of the world. He says china has some of the best wine country that has yet to be developed so there will be places in the world that do better. Obviously anybody living on a flood plain or on in the. Us on the coast is going to be in very dire straits most likely by the way this is all the flood. Potential is already having an impact on coastal property last year. It's been estimated that the value of coastal property dropped seven percent in a time when all other housing costs are going up. Well except for realistically the business realty sector because when you think about You the issues. Around malls these days and and other kind of investment properties. This would just add another layer to what is you know has already been impacted over the last few years as well absolutely and since we know. Pensions are worth on average. About twenty percent of the retirees overall wealth as of age sixty five private saving about another twenty percent home equity is another twenty percent and the other forty percent is social security. Which we've talked about other times while we have you here. Let me touch on that for a second and that's been obviously one of your really important focal points over the time we've talked on. The show is where we're going with social security and is it going to finally be addressed. Maybe in this administration or down down the road but not that far down the road because we're still looking at what like twenty thirty six twenty thirty seven at the latest before the the fund would run out. That's what the last social security. Board of trustees disgust but this year. The trustees are very late. They have not issued their report in its august. This posted. put it out in and barn trae pearl so nobody really knows what the numbers are going to be but it seems that the date of insolvency of social security has crept sooner perhaps as early as Twenty twenty twenty nine. So that's in eight years and that's partly a function of a lot of people having lost their jobs so they're not paying in social security Some people have retired early so they're claiming earlier and therefore drawing down that still the pattern is still to be completely revealed. Wherever because with the stimulus checks with unemployment checks people held off retiring so in the next six months. I think we'll have a better sense of what's going on. What's the overall your overall kind of viewpoint on the state of retirement savings at this point because of a lot of these elements that have been in play here over the last few years. I wish i could be more optimistic but You know in the wake of the pandemic we've had presisted low returns on bonds and on investments I think people are just going to have to work longer if they possibly can..

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"federal government" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

Knowledge@Wharton

05:07 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

"It's apparent that the biden administration is going to review and probably reissue these regulations. But still it's a much tougher hill to climb in the us in europe. It's taken over like wildfire so pretty much. The whole eu has moved toward requiring firms to reveal their economics environmental social and governance staffs and also for investors to take this into account when choosing portfolio. And i know that there is much more of a recognition especially in the last few years of the ability to be able to invest in some of these areas and still be able to make them profitable as well. I don't know if we're fully there yet but certainly the pendulum is charmed quite a bit on that. In the last few years we had a conference here at warton. Actually the papers are posted on the pension research council dot org website for anybody to download free and the topic of the conference was. Should pensions invest in sustainable assets. One of the things that came out very clearly for me was the fact that lots of people like it especially younger. People millennials like yes g. investment but We're still a long way. From reaching a coherence of opinion around what constitutes es g. The metrics are all over the place. There was one fascinating picture where roberto ribons from. Mit had displayed all the different metrics. For all these different companies and i it was a cloud of points. There was no rhyme. No reason no line through it you. They're they're not very correlated. The other point is that the evidence on green investments is still very short run in nature. Yes it's true. During the pandemic companies that were greener tended to perform better but they also tended to be the ones that didn't have fossil fuel that weren't polluting etc. Because that's what happened to the economy. People stopped traveling. People stopped Driving etc so. I would say the evidence is still not completely clear. How much does it potentially impact moving forward. The fact that there is more of a recognition by the public about some of these investments and that they are a potential path to financial stability. When you're getting your retirement age just the the knowledge and to degree also The the the the disclosures that a lot of companies now are having to do more so than maybe a few years ago. Well the disclosures are coming but the securities and exchange commission has still not come out with very clean statement about what has to be disclosed..

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"federal government" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

Knowledge@Wharton

04:46 min | 1 year ago

"federal government" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

"Earlier this year. The government accountability office came out with a report that suggested that the retirement portfolios a federal workers should be reviewed because of the potential losses due to climate risk. Now you may sit back and ponder how those two are connected. Climate change and retirement savings. Olivia mitchell director. The pension research council here at the wharton school joins me in studio. She is also professor of insurance and risk management as well as professor of business economics and public policy and this is an area. She is focused on a pleasure to see her in the studio. It's a very great pleasure to be with you. You are first person back in studio since we've been back here and it's great to see as always thanks. Louise awesome so connect the dots here with these two. Because again a lot of people would be like climate change or retirement risk. There's a connection there absolutely and it's very interesting that the gao has been asked to evaluate that connection to offer a recommendation regarding the federal thrift. Saving plan known familiar. Familiarly as the t. s. p One of the big issues. That people are worried about in pension. Land is that the typical traditional portfolios that the pensions plans have been holding may not perform well with the advent of climate change or so for example holding fossil fuel companies extraction companies hole dig companies that are involved in other kinds of Exposed to other kinds of climate change. I mean we've seen before us in just the last year and a half floods fires drought. It's almost like the the pestilence is written about in the bible And moreover it's likely that this type of result of climate change will continue in fact. The united nations had a big report. I think was issued yesterday suggesting that actually climate change is already here. It's not a question of ten twenty thirty years in the future so the issues with regard to pensions are that many people are hoping to be able to make what they're calling green investments investments. Which will Avoid in certain cases the fossil fuel companies or other types of firms. That are seen to be doing ill and select and engage with.

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