THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT FROM THE MORNING BREW FOR JULY 24, 2018. THE SHOW AIRS ON TWITCH MONDAY-FRIDAY 10:30 AM EST.
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Pablo Villavicencio, the pizza delivery man who was arrested due to immigration violations, has been released from the immigration facility. He was delivering a pizza to the Army base in Brooklyn and after a background check was detained for not leaving the United States after being granted voluntary departure in 2010, leading to him having an arrest warrant.
Pablo applied stayed in the country, married a U.S. citizen, and fathered two girls. The federal judge ruling on the case is allowing him to stay in the country until he exhausts all efforts to become a legal citizen.
Hawaii officials claiming a right to bear arms only applies to guns kept at home received a blow to their case against George Young when they twice denied the man a permit to carry a gun outside.
The three-judge 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that Hawaii had indeed infringed upon Young’s Second Amendment right to bear arms saying, “We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence, but for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”
This is the same district which stated the 2nd did not protect conceal carry rights.
When the Supreme Court faced this issue last year, it declined to rule on it.
California DMV Audit: Worker Slept on Clock for Three Years
The California State’s Auditor’s Office, after four witnesses stepped forward, found that a DMV employee consistently slept at her desk for three hours a day from February 2014 to December 2017. This was calculated to equal 2,200 hours of wasted tax payer money, which the department allowed to happen after complaints from colleagues where lodged.
The twice-year-report also found:
-A Fire Chief who had two employees build an add-on to a state-owned house on the clock. He did not get permission.
-Two Fresno State University operations employees who wasted a collective 5,100 hours and wasted $111k in state money.
-The director of a nursing facility at a So Cal prison reassigning a licensed vocational nurse to a position in which she was over qualified, costing the state $30k. The nurse was a friend of the director.
While President Trump gears up for a trade war with China, he also is keeping his eye on the farmers who will be hurt with the tariffs on soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, pork, and dairy. While he is contenting that the American “farmers will be the biggest beneficiary”, it seems, through the Depression-Era Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act, he will be able to give $12B in aid to the farmers without Congressional approval. The amount will offset the $11B of fiscal damage the tariffs will have on them, but many see it as a bailout and not a permanent way of helping the agriculture industry.
Under the CCC:
-Financial aid will be extended to farmers who produce the aforementioned crops.
-This will put the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the Department of Agriculture, which will have the authority to buy excess supply, and the fruits nuts, rice, beef, pork, and dairy products bought from farmers will be handed out to federal nutrition assistance programs.
-There will be a “trade commission program” that will work to find new markets for the US agricultural products.
There are some part of the plan that sound good, but there are other points that some say reek of a Soviet-type economy.
“This is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type economy here: Commissars are deciding who’s going to be granted waivers, commissars in the administration figuring out how they’re going to sprinkle around benefits.” -Repub Sen. Ron Johnson
Senator Rand Paul had this to Tweet:
There have been other lawmakers that have come forward to criticize the move. Many business groups and farmers oppose the tariffs.
Until Next Time,
Anissa “Maddy” Mathias
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