What Are the Libs Up to Now?
Democrats confident that they have the November 2020 election in the bag better check themselves, says left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore, who warns that former Vice President Joe Biden has nowhere near the same amount of enthusiasm as President Trump.
Indeed, Michael Moore issued the first warnings for Democrats way back in 2016 when he begged them to take Trump seriously. Given that Moore had roots in the American Rust Belt, the filmmaker knew the type of people that would resonate with Trump’s message. When it comes to Joe Biden – the man Democrats have tapped to beat Trump in November – Michael Moore quite candidly admitted that the former VP just cannot generate enthusiasm.
Lastly, Moore warned Democrats against the impulse of smugly dismissing the “Bubbas” in Oklahoma.
“Don’t get all smug laughing at these Bubbas in Tulsa today & snickering over how many of them are going to come down with Covid-19,” he exclaimed. “They live, eat and breathe Trump – and none of us do that with Joe Biden. We’re counting on Hatred of Trump – not love of Biden – to win the day.”
“Is that how you really think – hate beats love?” he continued. “Like, the more we ply our neighbor’s hatred of Trump, that’s the ticket to win? Because deep down we know there’s no massive, intense love of Joe Biden, no one is all dreamy and jazzy when they think about Joe Biden’s jobs plan, Joe Biden’s health care plan, child care plan, criminal justice plan, income inequality plan – ‘Mike! Stop! We get it.’ Trump’s ppl will pack the polling sites. Our people will, well…well…they’ll be there!”
The Trump Agenda
President Trump says it is “common sense” to reduce overall immigration to the United States while more than 30 million Americans are jobless and want full-time work.
Trump said reducing immigration by halting foreign visa programs is a “common sense” approach to the nation’s mass unemployment problem caused by the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
“I think it’s going to make a lot of people very happy,” Trump said of his plan to expand his current executive order that halted new employment-based green cards from being issued to foreign workers.
“It’s common sense, to be honest with you, it’s common sense,” Trump said.
The plan has overwhelming support from overall Americans and, specifically, from swing-state voters.
In April, nearly 80 percent of Americans said they wanted immigration halted to the U.S. during the crisis and amid mass unemployment. This month, majorities between 55 to 85 percent of voters in ten swing states said they want less immigration at the moment.
In early 2019, when the first negative-fee exchange-traded fund launched, it seemed only logical: the culmination of a steady march lower for fund management fees, until the only place left to go to lure prospective investors was below zero.
Logical, perhaps, but not convincing. The fund, the Salt Low TruBeta U.S. Market ETF, attracted only about $9.3 million in its first year in existence. In June, its issuer, Salt Financial, announced the fund, and a companion, the Salt High TruBeta U.S. Market ETF, would be acquired by Pacer Advisors.
For Tony Barchetto, one of two of Salt’s co-founders, the pair’s short lives have been more a learning experience about how new funds find interested new investors than about how frugal those would-be customers are.
“When we created the fee structure, we knew it was a bit radical, but that was the point,” Barchetto said in an interview. “People kept hearing about fees. But it’s more about value than cost, and our experiment showed that.”
While Barchetto continues to believe the funds’ approach provides plenty of value — he and his co-founder, Alfred Eskandar, will continue to manage the indexes behind the funds in partnership with Pacer — he thinks the biggest challenge is in getting that story, and the funds themselves, to interested investors. “What held us back is distribution,” he said.
In Other News
Nearly 300 people gathered to show support for law enforcement officers and their families in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday.
“We came out to the support police because we think what’s going on right now and that they’re getting a raw shake,” said attendee Amy Rhodes, according to Deseret News.
“We feel they just need all the support they can get,” she continued.
Former Salt Lake City police officer Eric Moutsos organized the “Blue Rally” event that lasted about 90 minutes and said he believed most Americans still supported the police even after the death of George Floyd.
“But they’re just afraid, and we don’t have to divide on this issue. We know that there are certain injustices that happen, and that’s why there’s a process to go through it,” he told the crowd, adding, “We don’t burn down our cities. We don’t defund the police.”
At the rally, about two dozen protesters gathered nearby and held signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Fire killer cops,” according to the Deseret report.
However, Moutsos asked the crowd to applaud them because they were “keeping it peaceful,” adding that everyone needed to come to the table and have a conversation about the issue.