Winter of Our Discontent

What to Know: Europe is gearing up for energy shortages and civil unrest, as protests erupt in some countries due to short-sighted green energy policies.

The TPPF Take: This is the reality of the “decarbonization” movement.

“The problem is that decarbonization doesn’t mitigate a changing climate, but it does result in scarcity of food and fuel,” says TPPF’s Jason Isaac. “Germans, for example, are paying some of the highest energy bills on the face of the earth. With looming threats of rolling blackouts come winter, and wintertime freezing deaths on the rise, now would be the time to reverse course and embrace energy provided by fossil fuels and nuclear.”

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That’ll Teach Texas

What to Know: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is furious at Texas for busing illegal immigrants and dropping them off in her city, is now busing them to nearby Burr Ridge—without informing that city’s mayor.

The TPPF Take: It’s time for the Democrats to face the reality of unchecked illegal immigration and an open U.S. border.

“Until we decide to truly secure the border, migrants themselves will continue to be just a commodity to the cartels, and inevitably, the collateral damage,” says TPPF’s Greg Sindelar. “They deserve better. They deserve real compassion — and that’s not open borders.”

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Broken Promises

What to Know: As health insurance premiums through the Affordable Care Act continue to skyrocket, more and more small businesses are dropping Obamacare.

The TPPF Take: There are better models for delivering health care—rather than just costly health insurance.

“The costs per enrollee have been significantly higher than what was originally expected,” says TPPF’s David Balat. “Since the program’s enactment in 2014, the actual cost per enrollee per year is approximately $830 above the original projections. This is partially because the share of the population receiving tax credits increases each year.”

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