Give ‘Em the Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

What to know: The city of Chicago took out a full-page ad in the Sunday Dallas Morning News, attempting to lure businesses from Texas to the Illinois city that is often seen as the murder capital of the nation.

The TPPF take: That would totally work, you toddlin’ town, except that people come to Texas for freedom and opportunity—and Illinois offers far less of those.

“When people vote—with a moving van or a U-Haul truck—they vote for lower taxes and smaller government,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore. “And it isn’t likely that politicians in Illinois or California or New York will reverse course anytime soon to stem the flood of people moving out by cutting taxes and trimming red tape.”

For more on in-migration to Texas, click here.

Bullying Isn’t Boldness

What to know: Some in the media are calling President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on businesses “his boldest move yet.”

The TPPF take: Businesses should refuse to comply with Biden’s mandate.

“The federal government has neither authority nor justification for this outrageous intrusion into the personal lives of working Americans,” says TPPF’s Kevin Roberts. “The Biden Administration must be sent a message loud and clear that the American people will not tolerate this kind of overreach. TPPF encourages individuals, business owners, and everyone who believes in fundamental liberties to stand up for your rights and stand against this authoritarian action by the federal government.”

For more on the vaccine mandate, click here.

That’s Not a Good Deal

What to know: A new report says that holdout states like Texas that refuse to expand Medicaid are “hurting us all,” specifically citing state economies.

The TPPF take: Texas improved its health care system without expanding Medicaid.

“Rather than expanding a poorly performing program, the Legislature focused in a bipartisan manner on improving Medicaid, on making prescriptions more affordable for the uninsured, on driving down the cost of services, and on providing new options for the uninsured rather than the one-size-fits-all Medicaid program,” says TPPF’s David Balat.

For more on how Texas improved health care, click here.