Mark Cuban and freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are becoming strange bedfellows.
On May 17, 2020, Cuban went on Twitter to float the idea of a federal jobs program to track and trace the Wuhan virus. This would be a program to transition workers back into the economy despite the economic upheaval. Cuban argued that the Paycheck Protection Program didn’t stimulate the economy and instead asserted that consumer demand is the only factor that can rescue businesses.
“It’s time for trickle up economics,” he stated. “We need a transitional fed jobs program that trains and hires millions for a federal tracking/tracing/testing program as well as for support for at risk populations including long term care. We need to dent unemployment with stable jobs.”
Cuban also put forward the idea of a $500 billion “use it or lose it” temporary spending stimulus program where 128 million U.S. households could receive a $1,000 check every two weeks for the next two months that must be spent within 10 days or it ends up expiring.
Last month, unemployment reached about 15 percent due to jobs lost from the Wuhan virus pandemic.
“This is not like the recessions of the past, even the Great Recession, where we had time to allow entrepreneurs just to create enough businesses or create enough jobs,” Cuban said to the Washington Examiner last week. “We’re down 30 million-plus jobs in two months.”
“We may have to go to jobs programs like we did in the ‘30s, which would make perfect sense for like tracking, and tracing, and testing where we train healthcare workers to do that and create 2 or 3 million jobs,” he continued.
Ocasio-Cortez noticed the thread and agreed with the tycoon.
“Totally agree,” AOC tweeted on May 17. “It’s time for a Federal Jobs Guarantee.”
On previous occasions, Cuban has expressed his fondness for AOC but does disagree with some of her policies however.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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