The Coming Climate Lockdowns
What to know: Governmental powers that were used—and abused—during the pandemic could soon be used to lock down the economy in the name of climate change.
The TPPF take: The Biden administration could use taxation as its tool to lock down the economy.
“What we’re seeing from the Biden-Harris administration, using the regulatory power of the Environmental Protection Agency, is something called the social cost of carbon,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore, appearing on Fox News. “And what is that you might ask? It’s whatever they say it is. It’s really more of a political than a scientifically determined number.”
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What to know: There’s finally some pushback against the woke corporate scolds who feel they have to weigh in on political and cultural matters, such as election reforms.
The TPPF take: Americans—the customer base of those corporations—want secure elections. That’s especially true in Texas, where lawmakers are debating election integrity legislation.
“Texans won’t allow woke corporations with purchased platforms to misconstrue legislation and mislead the public,” says TPPF’s Kevin Roberts. “Secure elections are the right of every Texas voter, and lawmakers have a duty to them—not to the insufferable scolds of the corporate world.”
For more on those woke corporations, click here.
This Doesn’t Add Up
What to know: There’s a push to end accelerated math courses in the name of equity.
The TPPF take: Ending accelerated math courses is a big mistake.
“For now, accelerated math programs are the only pathway for graduates of Texas public schools to reach even the bare minimum standards of many other states,” says TPPF’s Caroline Cox. “Texas’s top students are graduating with the math equivalency of the lowest math students from the majority of other states, and if Texas moves to eliminate all accelerated courses like Virginia, none of Texas’s students will be competitive in math or STEM in general.”
For more on accelerated math, click here.