Betsy McCaughey from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:25:16 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Betsy McCaughey from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/betsy-mccaughey-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey 26a1621df598c9f83390e6d098a5efde Dems Want Another Chunk of Your Paycheck for 07/17/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/19/dems-want-another-chunk-of-your-paycheck Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats see your paycheck as fair game for their endless social improvement projects. Every Democrat vying for the White House backs federal legislation that would guarantee workers nearly three months of paid family medical leave every year to care for newborns and the sick. Sounds wonderful. Who doesn't want to work nine months a year and get paid for 12? The issue is, Who pays? These pols want to force you to pay with a hefty federal payroll tax. </p> <p>That's bad news for single guys who are unlikely to take leave but will have to pay the tax anyway. Ditto for older people who've already raised their kids and don't want their paycheck shrunk to fund someone else's parenting. It's also a raw deal for employees who already get paid leave from their job; they'd also have their paychecks shaved for something they don't need.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 17, 2019</p> 6eec8d5cda5b8c54f4592fece536c97f Count on Migrants From the World Over to Exploit U.S. Immigration Laws for 07/10/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/19/count-on-migrants-from-the-world-over-to-exploit-us-immigration-laws Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Word is spreading worldwide &#8212; even as far as sub-Saharan Africa &#8212; that the U.S. has an open southern border and an open checkbook. </p> <p>This summer, thousands of Africans from Cameroon, Congo and other violence-plagued countries are forming caravans, preparing to cross our southern border. Border agents from the Del Rio area of Texas sounded the alarm on May 31 about a group of 116 African migrants. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Agents provided photos of women with babies strapped to their backs and young men in T-shirts and gym shorts sitting on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande waiting to be arrested.</span> <p>Updated: Wed Jul 10, 2019</p> 7fe13717ddf79c867d699991640e9a39 Dems Want to Insure Illegals, Don't Care About Vets and Middle Class for 07/03/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/07/19/dems-want-to-insure-illegals-dont-care-about-vets-and-middle-class Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's official. Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez confirms the Party fully endorses free health care for illegal immigrants. That puts illegals ahead of veterans struggling to qualify for civilian care, middle-class working stiffs priced out of Obamacare and baby boomers facing the likelihood of Medicare cuts. </p> <p>At last Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, all 10 candidates on the stage flung up their hands when asked whether they'd cover illegal aliens. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 03, 2019</p> a2d0d2b21c8a5b9e45e15e76068a853b Dems' Agenda: Kill Jobs; Pander to Freeloaders for 06/19/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/19/dems-agenda-kill-jobs-pander-to-freeloaders Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls, including front-runners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, flocked to the Poor People's Moral Action Congress on Monday, each trying to outpander their rivals and promise the most government handouts.</p> <p>It was an alarming spectacle for anyone who works for a living. These Democratic candidates don't believe jobs are the way to end poverty. For them, "work" is a four-letter word. Their approach is to take money from working stiffs and give it to slackers. </p> <p>Don't be fooled by the name Moral Action Congress. There's nothing moral about forcing hardworking people to support indolence. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 19, 2019</p> e3b706b96581aef859449793f0663824 Biden Joining Dems in Left Field for 06/12/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/19/biden-joining-dems-in-left-field Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Nineteen Democrats running for president took the stage in Iowa on Sunday to woo voters. It was a circus of left-wingers going bonkers for things most Americans don't want. The front-runners back abortion anytime before birth, abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, outlawing gas-burning cars, shutting down fossil fuel industries that employ millions and redistributing wealth. These White House contenders are veering far left, even though polls show half their own party's voters aren't "liberal."</p> <p>It's a worrisome spectacle. For 150 years, our two-party system has provided political stability envied by the rest of the world. Republicans and Democrats put forward broad agendas to compete for the widest number of voters. When one party wins, the other cedes power and cooperates in governing. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 12, 2019</p> 7483f626e6853033140372721a095d22 A Cancer Stigma Killing Thousands for 06/05/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/06/19/a-cancer-stigma-killing-thousands Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The nation's biggest meeting of cancer specialists unveiled several breakthroughs on Saturday. The horrible news is what's not improving. Only a miniscule 4% of men and women at high risk of getting lung cancer from smoking go for a CT scan to detect it while it's curable. That 4% figure has barely budged in a decade. Lung cancer detected before there's coughing or other symptoms is at least 80% to 90% curable. People who wait until they feel sick have as little as a 10% chance of surviving. </p> <p>Cost isn't the problem. Insurance can pay for CT (short for computed tomography) scans. But the public is clueless that they're necessary. There's no public campaign because lung cancer is a politically incorrect disease, tainted by its link to tobacco. Most politicians, charities and corporate underwriters haven't wanted to touch it. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 05, 2019</p> 898cfd02e7ad44bc85bf56e6058df1a0 House Unlikely to Ever Get Trump's Tax Returns for 05/29/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/19/house-unlikely-to-ever-get-trumps-tax-returns Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>House Democrats are jubilant because last week, they won two court victories in their ongoing battle to get President Donald Trump's tax returns and decades of his personal and business banking records. </p> <p>But their glee won't last long. These federal district court rulings are likely to be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump will prevail, along with taxpayer privacy and political fair play.<p>Updated: Wed May 29, 2019</p> d9282e3f6c75bcdeca19ed0c6374802c Illegals Fueling Public Housing Shortage for 05/22/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/19/illegals-fueling-public-housing-shortage Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Housing shortages are plunging New York City and Los Angeles into crisis. Affordable rents are scarce. Families are doubling up. Shelters are jam-packed. And over 100,000 people are sleeping sprawled on the streets of these two cities. The waitlist for public housing is over four years long in LA and staggering 10 years in New York. These lists would be even longer if public officials hadn't closed them to any new applicants. </p> <p>Nationwide, an estimated 32,000 public households are being taken up by illegal immigrants. It's a powerful reason why the Trump administration is giving illegals 18 months to get out of taxpayer-subsidized public housing. <p>Updated: Wed May 22, 2019</p> e4bc49d61a4e4349ccf3b9b2e53bac86 Don't Let Zuckerberg Kill Free Speech for 05/15/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/19/dont-let-zuckerberg-kill-free-speech Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This week, representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter will join with European leaders and the prime minister of New Zealand to launch a chilling proposal to curb free speech across the internet. Americans should be alarmed. Internet freedom is being extinguished fast in Europe. How long will it survive in the U.S.? </p> <p>Social media titans such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have more influence over our freedom than Supreme Court justices or U.S. presidents. But these internet executives are selling out core American principles for the almighty dollar. They'll do whatever a host country demands. In China, Russia and even capitalist Singapore, internet freedom is already dead, without a murmur of protest by Zuckerberg and others. <p>Updated: Wed May 15, 2019</p> 84e94be81a688f101d8ce7fc4a1deab1 Democrats' Plan to Destroy the Jobs Boom for 05/08/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/05/19/democrats-plan-to-destroy-the-jobs-boom Wed, 08 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If you're looking for work, this is the best job market in 50 years. The economy is soaring. </p> <p>But Democrats running for president are pitching plans that will destroy millions of jobs, doubling the number of people out of work. <p>Updated: Wed May 08, 2019</p> c210bbc9254b4585af470de850dc4009 Sorry, Biden. America Doesn't Want a #MeToo President for 05/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/19/sorry-biden-america-doesnt-want-a-metoo-president Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Presidential contender Joe Biden is under attack from fellow Democrats for how he treated Anita Hill in 1991 after she accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. </p> <p>#MeToo advocates are warning that Biden had better apologize if he wants the women's vote in next year's election. Biden's an expert panderer. He's already expressing contrition for how he, as chairman, handled the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on Hill's accusations: <span class="column--highlighted-text">"To this day, I regret I couldn't come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved."</span> <p>Updated: Wed May 01, 2019</p> 5d53b0e25d705e8e8693ed1d791d2790 Give Warren a BS Degree in Vote-Buying for 04/24/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/19/give-warren-a-bs-degree-in-vote-buying Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren's strategy is to win the Democratic nomination by promising the most free stuff. Monday, she upped the ante. She's offering a whopping $50,000 student loan forgiveness for nearly everyone who borrowed for college or graduate school. That's old-fashioned Tammany Hall-style bribery &#8212; handing out dollars to buy votes. </p> <p>Warren's proposal is designed to buy a lot of them. One in 6 American adults are saddled with college debt. It's bigger than credit card debt or auto loans. Magically erasing student debt is Warren's ploy to win over college students, adults in their 20s and 30s struggling with their loans and millions of parents left holding the bag. <p>Updated: Wed Apr 24, 2019</p> 446646d7cbaa92948fd1cb8f425514aa Rescue Border Towns and Taxpayers With 'Remain in Mexico' for 04/17/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/19/rescue-border-towns-and-taxpayers-with-remain-in-mexico Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump scored a win on Friday when a federal appeals court gave a temporary green light to the president's "remain in Mexico" program. The idea is to keep asylum seekers south of the border until they get their day in court. It's urgently needed to help border towns such as McAllen, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, which are being overwhelmed. </p> <p>The same critics pouncing on Trump's call to transport these asylum seekers to sanctuary cities are also opposing his "remain in Mexico" program. <span class="column--highlighted-text">For these cynical critics, nothing matters but politics. They have no real interest in providing relief to the border towns, American taxpayers or migrants caught in the chaos.</span> <p>Updated: Wed Apr 17, 2019</p> ce275bc22aa49dafc9e808457d556f2b Dems' Tax Hypocrisy for 04/10/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/19/dems-tax-hypocrisy Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>House Democrats are demanding the Internal Revenue Service hand over President Donald Trump's tax returns. Not that Speaker Nancy Pelosi or other Dems making the demand are willing to disclose their tax filings. Fat chance. Not in the House of Hypocrites. </p> <p>White House staff and the president's lawyers are making it crystal clear that Trump's returns will not be surrendered to House Dems. No law requires officeholders or candidates to reveal their tax filings, and the IRS is legally obligated to protect that privacy. There's an exception. Congress's tax-writing committees can inspect any individual filer's return. But only for the right reason. <span class="column--highlighted-text">The Supreme Court has ruled legislators can demand information only when they are pursuing "a legitimate task of the Congress." A political hit job against the president doesn't qualify.</span> <p>Updated: Wed Apr 10, 2019</p> 71b3ab4d5d64a2c7626c2db5370037e6 Better Than Obamacare for 04/03/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/04/19/better-than-obamacare Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we'll have a plan that is far better than Obamacare," President Donald Trump pledged Wednesday. Democrats and their media toadies attacked, claiming Trump will sucker-punch consumers with "junk" plans and abandon people with preexisting conditions &#8212; even cause about 20 million Americans to lose coverage, as New York Times columnist Paul Krugman warns. These claims are lies.</p> <p>Trump said the plan will be released after the 2020 election, but White House health experts have already put out reports suggesting what the Trump alternative will look like. The key pieces are a special fund for people with preexisting conditions, lower-cost plans and Medicaid reform. <p>Updated: Wed Apr 03, 2019</p> 49e9f8423edb066bd96c3b4e70b29cde Health Care Computers Can Kill You for 03/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/03/19/health-care-computers-can-kill-you Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Texting while driving is so dangerous that it's outlawed. But doctors and nurses are expected to care for patients while keeping their eyes glued to a computer screen, following prompts and clicking boxes. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Some electronic health record systems require 62 clicks just to order Tylenol, and a full emergency room shift involves 4,000 computer clicks.</span> No wonder mistakes are rampant.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 27, 2019</p> 6af28055d004b059de6eb9fa9dec5bbc Pols Not Telling You About Dangers of Legalizing Weed for 03/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/03/19/pols-not-telling-you-about-dangers-of-legalizing-weed Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Politicians are pushing to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, following 10 other states. But the Parent Teacher Association, local health officials and pediatrician groups are pushing back, warning about permanent damage to youngsters' brains. If you have children, trust the PTA, not the pols.</p> <p>Legalization delivers what politicians want most &#8212; money and power. They're salivating over the tax revenue and the authority to dole out licenses to growers and retailers. New Jersey will tax cannabis growers $42 an ounce. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy pledged to make weed legal right after taking office, but he dragged his feet until the legislation guaranteed gubernatorial control over licensing and enforcement. New Jersey lawmakers will vote on it next week. <p>Updated: Wed Mar 20, 2019</p> b7ecabccf433a73158aa8f224a527432 Build the Wall to Save Taxpayers Billions for 03/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/03/19/build-the-wall-to-save-taxpayers-billions Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump launched another battle for border-wall funding on Monday, calling for $8.6 billion additional dollars in his proposed federal budget for next year. Top Democrats came out swinging, bashing a border wall as "expensive and ineffective." </p> <p>The truth is, Dems are not leveling with the public about the billions we're already forced to spend on shelters, food, diapers, medical care and child care for migrants sneaking across the border and claiming asylum.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 13, 2019</p> 81427ecc494e65b483aea4e5bef5b1c6 Trump Takes on Campus Speech Police for 03/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/03/19/trump-takes-on-campus-speech-police Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Colleges and universities that limit freedom of speech are about to get clobbered big time. President Donald Trump came out swinging on Saturday against the higher-education establishment for violating our nation's most fundamental value: free expression, guaranteed in the Constitution First Amendment.</p> <p>"I am proud to announce that I will be very soon signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research funds," Trump told the right-leaning American Conservative Union at its influential annual Conservative Political Action Conference.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 06, 2019</p> 4211cc23f640730106f01a116c4400d7 Trump: The Diplomat-In-Chief for 02/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/betsy-mccaughey/02/19/trump-the-diplomat-in-chief Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Critics call President Donald Trump a diplomatic wrecking ball, while his supporters admiringly watch him take on foreign policy challenges that previous presidents chose to ignore or left to diplomatic "experts."</p> <p>Who's right? This week, the rubber meets the road. Trump's highly personal approach to negotiating with foreign powers &#8212; while ignoring Congress &#8212; is being put to the test by North Korea and China. Whether presidents should go it alone on foreign policy has been controversial since the founding of the nation. Even the Constitution's framers fought over the question.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 27, 2019</p>