Ding Dong! The Which is Dead?
What to know: The CDC’s evictions moratorium has ended, and the U.S. Supreme Court has rightly rebuked the Biden administration for continuing the push a clearly unconstitutional measure.
The TPPF take: The evictions ban stood, then the government’s powers would have no limit.
“The CDC invoked the federal government’s power over interstate commerce and pointed to COVID-19 as its reason for needing the eviction moratorium,” says TPPF’s Robert Henneke. “But just like the many other regulations we have seen since March 2020, it turns out the pandemic had nothing to do with it. The federal government admitted as much and claimed to have the authority to suspend residential evictions for any reason, including its own views on ‘fairness.’”
For more on the CDC evictions ban, click here.
What to know: The election integrity bill, Senate Bill 1 by state Sen. Bryan Hughes, has passed (though inevitable court challenges are coming). The Wall Street Journal does a good job of explaining what’s in the bill—and what’s just fearmongering from the left.
The TPPF take: Sen. Hughes recently posted an op-ed on The Cannon Online, setting the record straight on SB 1.
“This bill is not an attempt to overturn any prior election, or to ensure any one party has a permanent majority,” Sen. Hughes writes. “The fact is that voter fraud is real—there’s a case in my own district, in which a county commissioner is accused of falsifying dozens of mail-in ballots in a race won by just five votes. That’s just one case, but no level of voter fraud is acceptable.”
For more on SB 1, click here.
What to know: Excessive regulations hurt lower-income workers who are trying to improve their prospects and make a better future for their families, a new study says.
The TPPF take: Economic freedom means more opportunity for everyone.
“Regulations too often exclude people from work and opportunity,” says TPPF’s Vance Ginn. “They may require workers to purchase occupational licenses or train to acquire credentials before they can work. This takes time and money, which lower-income earners may not possess, creating a barrier that prevents them from fully participating and advancing in the labor market. Such regulations slow wage growth for lower-income workers.”
For more on economic freedom, click here.