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Ivy League Data ‘Accidentally’ Reveals Lockdowns Crushed Working Class, Left Elites Unscathed

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Data analysis conducted and released by Harvard University, Brown University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation proves exactly what conservatives and Republican lawmakers have been saying about the devastating consequences of liberal policies during the pandemic.

The analysis calculates how different employment levels have been impacted during the pandemic, and “findings reveal that government lockdown orders devastated workers at the bottom of the financial food chain but left the upper-tier actually better off” reports the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

Employment levels were examined in January 2020, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, and before lockdown and other restrictions were implemented. They were then compared to employment figures from March 31, 2021. The Ivy League schools posted the data graphs on tracktherecovery.org but provide only graphs and no written analysis of what the findings show. Perhaps the reason is that “of course, Ivy League researchers almost certainly did not intend to expose the failings of big government pandemic policies when they set out to catalog employment data” writes FEE.

FEE did turn the data into a summary, and, “The picture painted by this comparison is one of working-class destruction.” FEE explains:

Employment for lower-wage workers, defined as earning less than $27,000 annually, declined by a whopping 23.6 percent over the time period. Employment for middle-wage workers, defined as earning from $27,000 to $60,000, declined by a modest 4.5 percent. However, employment for high-wage workers, defined as earning more than $60,000, actually increased 2.4 percent over the measured time period despite the country’s economic turmoil.

While some critics may blame the pandemic and not liberal government policies for the devastation, FEE writes “there’s no doubt the virus itself played some role” however, “government lockdowns were undoubtedly the single biggest factor.” Supporting evidence is “heavy lockdown states have consistently had much higher unemployment rates than states that took a more laissez-faire approach.”

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Sen. Paul Announces He Is Making ‘Criminal Referral’ To DOJ For Fauci ‘Lying To Congress’

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During an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would be referring Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation over Fauci allegedly lying to Congress.

“You kicked off your questioning of Dr. Fauci emphasizing federal law makes lying to Congress a felony punishable by up to five years in prison,” Hannity said. “Is it your belief based on the evidence, senator, that he lied before Congress and broke the law?”

“Yes, and I will be sending a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral because he has lied to Congress,” Paul answered.


Paul’s announcement comes after he had a heated exchange with Fauci during a Senate hearing on Tuesday when Paul suggested Fauci lied about whether the National Institutes of Health-funded gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“On your last trip to our committee on May 11, you stated that the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Paul said to Fauci. He then referenced a paper by Dr. Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Virology Lab, which claimed the NIH did fund her research into SARS-related coronaviruses and asked Fauci if he would like to retract his previous statements.

“Senator Paul, I have never lied before the Congress, and I do not retract that statement,” Fauci responded. “This paper that you are referring was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain-of-function.”

Paul interjected, “You take an animal virus and you increase transmissibility to human, you’re saying that is not gain of function?”

“That is correct,” Fauci angrily replied. “Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially. You do not know what you are talking about!”

 

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MSNBC Host Blames Trump, Cable News for COVID Deaths, Compares Unvaccinated to Cult Mass Suicides

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MSNBC’s leftist commentator Mika Brzezinski may have forgotten her beloved Joe Biden now holds the office of President of the United States, and has since January. She is vehemently blaming former President Trump for the current coronavirus situation.

People are dying because of Donald Trump and his “evil allies on cable news” , says Brzezinski. While co-hosting Monday morning’s Morning Joe Brzezinski reacted to a statement Trump released Sunday saying the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is “not doing well at all.”

“He’s way behind schedule and people are refusing to take the Vaccine because they don’t trust his Administration, they don’t trust the Election results, and they certainly don’t trust the Fake News, which is refusing to tell the Truth” Trump’s statement added.

Deflecting and defending, Brzezinski goes on an insane tirade saying Trump is “twisting it again.” “Let’s just look at the facts, look at the hospital records, look at the people who are still dying. The U.S. surgeon general says 99 percent of those people who are dying don’t have vaccines. They all could be preventable deaths, and all of the heartbreaking stories of the husbands or wives being put on ventilators and dying and in the last moments, their last breaths of life, they regret that they listened to politicians or cable news hosts, who followed their dangerous, demented advice instead of listening to their doctor.”

First of all, there is no more unethical thing for a so-called news organization or host to do than to tell viewers their loved ones’ deaths were “preventable.” Brzezinski just insulted those for not “listening to their doctor” yet calls the deaths preventable despite knowing anything about the details or patient health history. That, dear Brzezinski, is not listening to “the science.”

Second, she proved Trump’s point. Trump said not enough people are vaccinated because of Biden’s slow rollout and inability to comfort the American people on its safety and efficacy. He is not telling people not to get vaccinated as Brzezinski insinuates.

Brzezinski claims citizens are listening to “demented advice” from politicians and cable news hosts, while she, a cable news host, gives the most demented analysis of all, comparing Trump supporters to the mass suicides of cults.

“We’ve been saying that those people following Donald Trump off a cliff were living as if it was like a cult. Let’s be clear about this. This is not cult-like behavior, this is not like a cult- this is now how people behave when they are in a cult” said Brzezinski. Despite saying the word “cult” over and over, it’s impossible to understand what she is actually trying to say.

The host continued to rant, “If you want to know why, it’s because they are, in fact, living in a cult, that’s the definition of one and it’s killing them. Whether you’re talking about David Koresh and Waco or the Jonestown mass suicides or Donald Trump’s lies about COVID, people died and people are dying, and they are dying because Donald Trump and his evil allies on cable news and social media and on Capitol Hill.”

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