Defying the Voters

What to Know: The City of Amarillo is taking on $260 million in debt to renovate its civic center, despite voters shooting down the proposal earlier this year.

The TPPF Take: Government answers to the voters, not the other way around. Amarillo has clearly forgotten this.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” says TPPF’s James Quintero. “This is a perfect example of government officials thinking that they know better than the people they are supposed to represent, and it must be stopped.”

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Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

What to Know: Border sheriffs are slamming big-city officials who are complaining about a few hundred illegal immigrants being bused to their cities from Texas—which is seeing record-breaking numbers of illegal border crossings.

The TPPF Take: Those mayors of New York City, Chicago and D.C. are now learning that truly, every town is a border town now.

“The border crisis is a humanitarian crisis, and the current administration has only made it worse,” says TPPF’s Ken Oliver. “The crisis at our border is no longer just at our border. Criminal organizations are taking advantage of the Biden administration’s stand-down at the border to lure more and more victims, and the effects are felt everywhere in America.”

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Spectacular Failure

What to Know: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing fails to deliver on its promises, a new study says. It doesn’t improve the environment, and it results in lower returns on investment.

The TPPF Take: ESG was planted in business to spread left-wing policies and ideologies outside of the democratic process.

“Our public servants — teachers, peace officers, firefighters, paramedics, and others — will depend on their pensions one day for survival,” says TPPF’s Jason Isaac. “They deserve to know that their money is being managed well, with the goal being the biggest return on investment — not the loudest applause for virtue signaling.”

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