Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar wants to send markets back.
MCRTV reported that the congresswoman is using the Wuhan Virus crisis to call for the immediate government seizure of all hospitals.
She claims that is only for the “duration of the virus.”
“Here is maybe a radical idea to deal with some of the pressures our healthcare system is facing: All private hospitals should be made public for the duration of the virus,” Omar tweeted on March 24, 2020.
All private hospitals should be made public for the duration of the virus.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 25, 2020
Omar didn’t go into specifics on how the government could instantly transform the nation’s entire private hospital sector into a public system overnight to take on the crisis.
Interestingly, the government is now counting on the private sector to supply them with enough face masks, thus calling into question how Omar’s program would look like given the government’s lousy track record of allocating private goods.
Omar represents the most radical element of the Democrat Party.
Instead of pushing for constructive policies such as restricting immigration, pushing for wholesale deregulation of bureaucracy, and re-assessing America’s relation with China, Omar and company want to implement radical economic and social policies that have nothing to do with the matter at hand. In fact, such policies would likely create a whole new set of problems.
But that’s how the modern-day Left operates these days
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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