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Rep. Jim Banks: Biden finally recognizes violent crime increase but won’t admit Democrats’ responsibility

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There is compelling evidence that connects the increase in murders to the violent riots last summer and the Defund the Police movement

The murder rate went up more in 2020 than it ever has in American history. Now 2021 is heading in the same direction, maybe even much worse. Americans are now taking notice off the new increase. Violent crime now has passed ahead of COVID-19, the economy, political correctness, and race relations as the number one issue Americans are most worried about.

The White House finally saw that a poll that proved it and on Wednesday afternoon President Biden finally spoke up about increasing violent crime rates.

President Biden started his speech by saying violent crime was related to COVID-19. He stated that crime, “has spiked since the start of the pandemic over a year ago.” Then, he listed things that “we know that work” to reduce violent crime: “background checks” and “a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines” topped his list.

President Biden declines to honestly describe the cause of the country’s homicide increase. That’s why he has no functional plan to combat violent crime.

The problem is not the guns, and never has been the guns. The large majority of gun murders are carried out with handguns, while assault weapons are used in an insignificant amount. And going hard on legal gun dealers will not change anything, because 75% of criminals acquire their firearms illegally.

And COVID-19 is not what has caused this either. While lockdowns can raise harmful and self-destructive behaviors, murder is not one of them. Germany, South Korea and the U.K all locked down without having record highs in their murder rates. America is an anomaly and that demands an explanation.

There is compelling evidence connecting the increase in murders to the violent riots last summer and the Defund the Police movement. Both of which were supported, financially and verbally, by the Democratic Party and the Biden administration.

Instead of being honest, President Biden followed the golden rule of partisan politics: Never accept responsibility.

The timeline supports anti-police sentiment and rioting as main causes, not COVID. The CDC first recommended small gatherings in March 2020, but the murder rate didn’t begin rising until early June 2020, right after the country experienced violent riots.

In 2020, the murder rate went up by an average of 30% in America’s largest cities. But certain cities saw especially intense increases. Portland, the city worst infested by leftist rioters and anti-police politicians, tops the list with a jaw-dropping 533% rise in murders

Commonsense and an massive body of academic evidence says that more police will lead to less crime and less murders. Biden used to understand that. In a 2002 op-ed then-Senator Biden stated: “More cops clearly means less crime.”

The nationwide shortage of police officers really explains the increase in crime. Thanks to Democrats’ dehumanization of law-enforcement, police resignations are up 45% and recruitment is down 26% on average.

In left-coast Seattle, police retirements rose by 362 percent. Officers are leaving because they have felt unsafe. They know they are essential, and their work is no longer worth the harassment and hostility from the Left.

Recruitment has lowered dramatically too. That means police shortages will not be fixed by the best part of the White House’s plan—which allows local governments to use COVID funds to hire law-enforcement officers.

The most pathetic part about Democrats’ own responsibility for rising violent crime is that it’s now impossible the White House to work to lower violence in America – they would have to oppose everything they stood for less than a year ago.

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Survey shows majority of Americans reject Build Back Better: More think Biden’s infrastructure spending bill will hurt them more than help them

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In a total inversion of what Democrats had expected, Americans have dismissed the expensive framework bill with gigantic social projects incorporated into it. Another survey shows that more Americans repel the Democrats’ $1.75 trillion spending proposition than welcome it.

As indicated by another ABC News/Ipsos survey delivered on Sunday, public help for President Joe Biden’s bills to expand spending on framework and social projects has blurred.

The overview tracked down that 32% of Americans feel that the spending bills would hurt individuals like them if they became law, while 25% said they accept the bills would help them. Close to 66% (64%) of Republicans figure the bills would hurt individuals like them, and 29% of free thinkers feel something very similar. In spite of being the significant system of Biden’s administration, less than half of Democrats (47%) accept the two bills would help them.

A CBS News survey from recently tracked down that 36% of respondents said it would help them and their family versus 33% who said it would hurt their friends and family. The overview additionally said that 79% of review members said that expansion was brought about by supply and assembling issues after the pandemic and 66% said it was brought about by U.S. government strategy. “And when asked about potential causes of inflation right now, two-thirds cited U.S. government policy,” the outlet stated.

The poll showed that just 37% of Americans thought that Biden and the Democrats were centered around issues they care very much about.

This sad survey for Biden and the Democrats shows up on that very days as a NBC News review that shows the president at unsurpassed lows. The NBC News surveys found that Biden was submerged interestingly of his administration – 42% endorsement rating versus 54% who object.

The survey likewise showed that 71% said the nation is “off on the wrong track” – including 48% of Democrats.

“When you see a wrong track of 71%, it is a flashing red light,” Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies said. “These folks are telling us that this is not going well.”

That is a huge increment from one more survey in September that said 61% of Americans felt like the country has “pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.”

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President Biden says the Pope advised him to continue to take communion and considered him a ‘good Catholic’

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President Joe Biden said that Pope Francis let him know he was a “good Catholic” and said he could keep on taking communion regardless of the complaints of numerous U.S. bishops.

Biden made the case after a private gathering with the pontiff at the Vatican on Friday.

“We just talked about the fact he was happy that I was a good Catholic and I should keep receiving Communion,” Biden said about the gathering.

He added that the topic of abortion didn’t come up in the gathering.

An assertion from the White House showed that Biden said thanks to the Pope for pushing for an “equitable global economic recovery” and for battling global warming.

“Biden thanked His Holiness for his advocacy for the world’s poor and those suffering from hunger, conflict, and persecution,” the assertion added.

The Vatican didn’t affirm Biden’s case in their official statement about their gathering.

Biden’s claim will probably disappoint and outrage many conservative Catholics in the U.S. who have called for communion to be declined to politicians who stand behind abortion, which is in opposition to Catholic church teaching.

The issue will be taken up by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops following upon a vote during their June plenary meeting to address it generally. After Biden met with the Pope, they delivered an assertion saying that they would not single out a particular legislator if they vote to say something about the issue.

The Pope had recently reacted to the contention by approaching the diocesans to try not to politicize the congregation’s most elevated holy observance, which would transform it into a “source of discord rather than unity within the episcopate and the larger church in the United States.”

Here’s additional info on the gathering between the Pope and Biden:

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Gold Star father tears into Biden over supposed arrangement to give large installments to illegal migrant families

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Gold Star father David Horton slammed President Joe Biden in a meeting Sunday, scrutinizing the Biden organization’s accounted for plan to convey huge financial installments to some migrant families.

The Wall Street Journal announced last week about the arrangement to pay migrant families affected by previous President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance illegal immigration policies.

The Biden administration is in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, according to people familiar with the matter, as several agencies work to resolve lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who say the government subjected them to lasting psychological trauma.

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are considering payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family, though the final numbers could shift, the people familiar with the matter said. Most of the families that crossed the border illegally from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. included one parent and one child, the people said. Many families would likely get smaller payouts, depending on their circumstances, the people said.

Among the issues pundits have raised with the arrangement, the greatest is that non-citizens remain to get additional cash from the U.S. government than gold star families if the arrangement becomes reality.

As of now, the U.S. government pays the group of fallen assistance individuals $100,000 in “death gratuity”; the installments are tax excluded. The families of service members additionally have the choice to gather a limit of $400,000 in extra security, however administration individuals need to pay into the protection intend to accept its advantages.

Speaking on “Fox and Friends,” Horton — whose son, Army Spc. Christopher Horton, was killed in Afghanistan in 2011 — proclaimed the Biden administration’s arrangement “an insult” and clarified it disrespects military families.

“I think it’s another — yet another insult … against our military families and Gold Star families and veterans’ families,” Horton said. “It’s just another another slap in the face. It’s completely disrespectful.”

“To compare an illegal person who has broken our country’s border laws … they’ve broken the law coming in on our borders and to compare that with someone, a patriot like my son, who gave his all on the battlefield of Afghanistan, and to just say, ‘Oh well, the value is more for someone who has broken our laws’ … and now to say, ‘Oh, we owe you money — and it’s more money than we would pay a patriot — I am outraged,” Horton said.

“You just wonder, where is the outcry against some of these policies that are just there? Unbelievable to me,” Horton added.

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