Conservatives have dreamed of draining the DC swamp for decades. But their efforts -- even today -- are frustrated by the powerful financial allure for politicians to remain in DC long after their days in office are through. What do those ex-officeholders do? They search for lucrative jobs lobbying their former colleagues. The wave of officeholders defeated in 2018 are no exception:
Newly-minted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a bit of a slash when she called for raising the top federal tax rate to 70 percent. It would apply, we are assured, only to the "super wealthy," and would help the government pay for a "Green New Deal."
President Trump made his case to the nation for the construction of a border barrier. Much of what the president said was not new, and some of his themes echoed statements he made as a candidate for the GOP nomination.