Pelosi: Socialism “Is Not The View Of The Democratic Party”; AOC Knows We Have To “Hold The Center”

“Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Democratic freshman in Congress such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “know” they have to hold the center as a party. Pelosi also told ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Lesley Stahl that she rejects socialism and “it is not the view of the Democratic party.”

“I do reject socialism as an economic system. If people have that view, that’s their view. That is not the view of the Democratic Party,” Pelosi told Lesley Stahl.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/15/pelosi_socialism_is_not_the_view_of_the_democratic_party_aoc_knows_we_have_to_hold_the_center.html

Buttigieg: Capitalism Has Let A Lot Of People Down, Democracy Is More Important Than Capitalism

CNN HOST:  I’m interested in if you think your fellow Democrats and some of your Democratic contenders and competitors in this race for the White House have vilified big business in a way that is dangerous, and capitalism, when now we know more Democrats view socialism favorably than capitalism.

BUTTIGIEG: Well, I think the reason we’re having this argument over socialism and capitalism is that capitalism has let a lot of people down. I guess what I’m out there to say is that it doesn’t have to be so. I believe in Democratic capitalism. But the Democratic part is extremely important.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/16/buttigieg_capitalism_has_let_a_lot_of_people_down_democracy_and_capitalism_are_not_the_same_thing.html

Illegal migrant advocate Cher blasted for opposing illegal migrants flooding LA

“I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+🇺🇸Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More,” she tweeted on Sunday, her style curiously similar to Trump’s own.

In her scorn for the proposal, Cher joins a chorus of Democratic lawmakers and progressive activists, like fellow Hollywood celebrity Alyssa Milano, who have already admonished Trump for what they see as an attempt at revenge on migrant-friendly cities, mostly governed by Democrats.

The liberal outrage, however, was met with derision from Trump supporters, who pointed out that having talked the talk, Democrats and their supporters should now walk the walk and welcome the masses of Central American migrants with open arms.

Cher’s tweet has likewise triggered a major backlash.

“Hello! Looks like you just woke up,” one wrote, and many jokingly welcomed her to the conservative side.

 

https://www.rt.com/usa/456503-cher-migrants-sancturary-la/

Trump says he is considering putting migrants in sanctuary cities

Democrats say that is totally unfair for them to be singled out after stopping the national border from being secured and creating sanctuary cities where federal immigration law is ignored…. say forcing them to take responsibility for their own laws is immature, mean, and nasty.

“They say ‘we have open arms.’ They’re always saying they have open arms. Let’s see if they have open arms.”

Trump’s comments breathed new life into the proposal, which could further rile lawmakers in Washington who say the president is going too far in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/438638-trump-says-he-is-considering-releasing-immigrants-into-sanctuary

‘How about paying your taxes?’: Walmart responds to Amazon’s challenge over pay

“Hey retail competitors out there (you know who you are) how about paying your taxes?” tweeted Walmart’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs Dan Bartlett on Thursday morning, sharing an article about Amazon paying $0 in federal taxes on more than $11 billion in profits last year.

A representative from Amazon wasn’t immediately able to comment on Bartlett’s tweet.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/how-about-paying-your-taxes-walmart-responds-amazon-s-challenge-n993461

Farmers Eager To Grow Hemp But They Need Lawmakers To Clear The Legal Ground First | HPPR

“Late last year, Congress opened the door to CBD and other hemp-derived products when it legalized industrial hemp.

But in order for farmers to grow it, states need to set up a system for regulating the industry. Forty-two states have already done so over the past three months, and Texas farmers are pushing for state lawmakers to do the same.

Eric Herm made the trip from family’s cotton farm in Lubbock to the Capitol to show his support for a bill that would allow him to grow industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity.

“You know if we make a hundred dollars an acre a year where we farm, that’s a good year for us, whereas the predictions are three to six hundred dollars an acre for hemp on the lower end,” Herm said.”

https://www.hppr.org/post/farmers-eager-grow-hemp-they-need-lawmakers-clear-legal-ground-first

TRUMP AXES ‘LADY DACA,’ Amid ‘Massive’ Border Overhaul

“Most recently, officials with the National ICE Council accused Nielsen of “grossly” mismanaging DHS and failing to acknowledge that the agency had been operating an expanded Catch and Release policy for border crossers and illegal aliens for months.

Her resignation follows by one day Trump’s yanking of ICE Nominee Ronald Vitiello — stunning all of Washington, as his confirmation was expected to “sail through.”

Trump said he wanted a “tougher direction” than Vitiello.”

http://borderpac.org/news/dhs-secretary-forced-to-resign-amid-massive-trump-border-overhaul/