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Brian Babin to POTA TV: Biden, Harris ‘Do Not Want to See’ the Border



Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, told Power Of The American TV on Friday that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris won’t visit the southwest border because “they do not want to see it.”

Babin told “National Report” on Friday that “All I can say is President Biden, I wouldn’t expect him to go down there.”

He added, “That man, he stays behind closed doors most of the time, Vice President Kamala Harris, who is supposedly our new borders czar, though that’s a very different story. She hasn’t made a comment. The only thing we heard from her when asked, she cackled and laughed, but if she’s the border czar where is she?”

Babin said that “quite frankly, the Biden administration has created this terrible humanitarian disaster that’s going on, and to see this young, young migrant boy coming across the desert, some parent, some coyote, some guardian had turned this kid loose out there in the desert, he’s wandering around. This ought to give every American the chills to see that this is going on on our border, 19,000 unaccompanied children have come across our border, and it is a humanitarian disaster no matter how you measure it.”

The congressman later said that the children were being kept in “appalling conditions,” noting that “we went to several facilities, number one we went to the [Customs and Border Protection] facility in Donna,” Texas, “which has a 250-person capacity. There were 5,700 children in that facility when we went through, we had individuals that worked for [the Department of Homeland Security] were trying to keep us from taking pictures. So they obviously did not want us in there, it was pretty obvious, in fact, just blatantly obvious. We took them anyway and as you’re showing on television right now they were just stacked up in there like sardines, it was terrible.”

He added that there was “no social distancing whatsoever. While Dr. [Anthony] Fauci is telling us we’ve got to social distance, to continue to wear masks, they’re piled on top of one another. And the cost is staggering, staggering, the CBP facilities were costing something like 16 million a month. And then we find out that [the Department of Health and Human Services] is spending $60 million per week housing these tens of thousands of unaccompanied children that are coming across. 173,000 individuals, undocumented individuals, came across in March. And plus the staggering cost of having them come in and having to deal with them. Many of them have been released into the public and are COVID positive. It’s just incredible.”


DeSantis: Unemployed Floridians Will Have to Start Looking for Work



Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to reinstate a requirement for those receiving unemployment benefits in the state to prove they’re looking for work.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, DeSantis a Republican said those claiming benefits will likely have to start showing proof they looked for work when an executive order waiving a job-search requirement ends on May 29.

Without the waiver, the state required people receiving benefits to reach out to five prospective employers each week, the newspaper said.

“We suspended that (requirement) last year at this time because, quite frankly, there weren’t jobs,” DeSantis said on Wednesday.

“I think now we’re in just a different situation, you have a surplus of jobs, particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire. I mean, you see the signs all over the place. Look, that’s a good problem to have. But we also just want to make sure, like, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing. But making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work, and making sure those incentives align, better.”

And WTSP in Tampa quoted the governor as saying: “Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that it’s temporary and you need to be looking for work in order to be able to get off of unemployment and obviously work because that’s what we want everyone to do. Well, when COVID hit, it was a disaster, so we suspended those job search requirements.

“We absolutely could put more people to work, the demand is there, businesses want to hire more people and I think we’ll be able to go in that direction very soon.”

The Times noted that Florida’s unemployment rate was 4.7% in March compared to 13.8% in April 2020 when the pandemic forced many business to close.

Under President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package the government is supplementing weekly jobless benefits by $300 a week. The figure is in addition to the average state unemployment payment of about $340.

Larry Kudlow, who served as a top economic adviser under former President Donald Trump, has said that Biden’s economic relief package discourages some people from trying to find work.

During an interview on Fox News, Kudlow maintained a lot of economists on both side of the aisle believe “the more unemployment insurance you poke out, the more unemployment you’re going to have. And, secondly, the longer the unemployment insurance lasts, then the longer unemployment is going to last.”

And Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wants to know what the Labor Department is doing to combat and detect fraud and abuse of enhanced federal unemployment benefits.

He made his request in a Wednesday letter to Larry Turner, acting inspector general for the Labor Department.

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Biden Leaves Word ‘God’ Out of National Day of Prayer



The White House issued a proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, but President Joe Biden left out “God.”

Fox News noted the glaring omission of any reference to God in Biden’s prepared remarks.

The administration of former President Barack Obama mentioned “God” in the proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, Fox News reported.

Biden references Americans’ “many religions and belief systems” and the “power of prayer.”

“Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance,” Biden’s proclamation began. “Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.”

It was noted by Fox News that Biden used God in his in-person remarks, crediting the vaccine development “by the grace of God.”

Former President Trump mentioned “God” 5 times in 2017, 5 times in 2018, 7 times in 2019, and 11 times in 2020, while Obama referenced God twice in his 2011 proclamation, Fox News reported.

“Let us pray for the police officers, firefighters and other first responders who put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect their fellow citizens,” Obama said in 2011, according to Fox News. “And let us ask God for the sustenance and guidance for all of us to meet the great challenges we face as a Nation.

“I invite all citizens of our Nation, as their own faith or conscience directs them, to join me in giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy, and I ask all people of faith to join me in asking God for guidance, mercy and protection for our Nation,” Obama said.

The National Day of Prayer has traditionally been the first Thursday in May.

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Trump Blasts Facebook, Twitter, Google Actions as ‘Total Disgrace’



Former President Donald Trump fired back at the world’s social media giants Wednesday, after Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the site’s decision to suspend his account.

Trump said the actions of Facebook, Twitter and Google are a “total disgrace” and the tech companies should pay a political price.

“What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country,” Trump said in a statement accusing the companies of violating his free speech rights.

“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it!

“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.”

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