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We Have Reached Terminal Liberalism: Lockdown Forever to Stop Global Warming

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #123
9/25/2020

We’ve been warning from the start of the pandemic that the extraordinary powers handed to government to restrict people’s activities has been a trial run for the climate change extremists. Mazzucato is a trendy leftwing economist at University College London, but her views are not as wild as you might think. California just announced it will soon be banning cars with combustible engines – see below.

Dr. Paul KO’s Dr. Fauci

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #122
9/24/2020

1) Dr. Paul KO’s Dr. Fauci

Dr. Rand Paul gave a near perfect recitation of the current facts and evidence: New York and New Jersey had the worst outcome in the entire world. The Swedish approach — light touch — was a fraction. The U.S. death rate overall is now worse than Sweden. Dr. Paul then went through a summary of the burgeoning literature on cross-reactive immunity.

Dr. Anthony “New York Did It Right” Fauci responded with either brazen dishonesty or shocking ignorance, praising New York again and saying: “If you believe 22% is herd immunity, I believe you’re alone in that.”

Of course, Dr. Paul is far from alone.

Dr. Fauci certainly has a right to disagree with scientific research from world-leading experts, whose papers have found herd immunity thresholds in the 15 to 25 percent range. But that would require acknowledging they exist and explaining why he disagrees; that’s science. What Fauci did was political grandstanding.

The best summary of the literature was published last week in the British Medical Journal, finding at least six studies showing significant cross-reactive immunity (which Fauci claimed doesn’t exist) and therefore low herd immunity thresholds:

https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3563

Dr. Gabriela Gomes finds low herd immunity thresholds even without assuming cross-reactive immunity, simply from the heterogeneity of population mixing — in brief, the super spreaders who account for a large portion of personal contacts also have an outsize effect on community immunity once they are immune. Her model has been refined to fit actual empirical data, unlike the doomsday models Fauci clings to.

Here are two of her key papers:
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.27.20081893v3
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.23.20160762v2

And here are some other key papers on this issue:
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6505/846?_ga=2.106785153.3660080.1597510732-1307329675.1597510732
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.15.20154294v1
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/04/science.abd3871

That last one was funded by the agency Dr. Fauci runs, the NIH NIAID. Fauci did an extensive interview about it published on August 11 in which he admitted: “It’s sort of like a one-two punch. It’s conceivable that the T cells that you’ve made in response a couple of years ago — three, four, five years ago — when you were exposed to a relatively benign coronavirus that causes the common cold, could actually hang around, and when you’re exposed to the SARS-Coronavirus-2, could have some degree of protection.”

As for Sweden, these is no other explanation for its deaths and ICUs falling to near zero with no lockdowns and no masks except population immunity. Not to mention that Norway admitted its brief lockdown and school closures were based on panic not science and they wouldn’t do it again. All of the Nordics settled into a pretty Swedish approach after brief lockdowns.

Plus, we now have 3 “American Swedens” in Florida, Texas and Arizona where infections and hospitalizations went way up and came right back down with very light containment measures – outperforming New York and New Jersey handily.

All of this is not just an academic tiff. The left, led by Fauci, refuse, even eight months into this pandemic to concede that the “lockdowns” were a catastrophic mistake, not just economically, but from the perspective of health. They continue to lead nations like Australia, Canada, and the UK over a health and economic cliff.


2) Dr. Atlas Cleans Up Another Dr. Redfield Mess

And speaking of intellectual mismatches, White House health task force member Scott Atlas schooled CDC Director Robert Redfield on Wed. Redfield stepped in it again when he intentionally scared the bejesus out of Americans with his claim that upwards of 90 percent of Americans are still susceptible to COVID. As Dr. Atlas’ press briefing yesterday, that is based on old data and contradicts the most recent findings:

Dr. Atlas walked through the most current research on cross-reactive and T-cell immunity, explained that the CDC antibody data is in many places up to five months out of date, and recommended that the rude reporter from NBC who said “you’re not telling the science” take a look at the work of top scientists like Harvard’s Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Stanford’s Dr. John Ioannidis, and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and the Oxford team led by Dr. Sunetra Gupta.

The snide comment from the NBCer was just the latest effort from the left to discredit Dr. Atlas. They hate that the president has an adviser giving him accurate fact-based analysis because it doesn’t fit their narrative that Trump is anti-science.

We previously reported on the attack on Dr. Atlas his own left-wing Stanford Medical Center colleagues. We should follow up to note that they were chastised by Provost Persis Drell Faculty Senate Chair Judith Goldstein for that stunt, noting it was “an inappropriate use of our official Academic Council email list” that was “not consistent with policy.” They noted that it “will not happen again.”

Biden: If It Moves, Tax it. If it Makes a Profit, Tax it. If it Dies, Tax It Again!

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #117
9/17/2020

1) Biden: If It Moves, Tax it. If it Makes a Profit, Tax it. If it Dies, Tax It Again!

Joe Biden is promising that he will grow the economy, end the pandemic recession, and bring blue-collar jobs back to America with the biggest rise in tax rates in modern times – if not ever.  The plan would raise income tax rates to 52% – the highest levels since that economic wizard Jimmy Carter was in the White House. Small business owners, who have had a hellish time staying above water during the government-imposed lockdowns, would see their tax rate soar from about 29% to almost 40% if they dare start making a profit. Investment taxes would rise to as high as 40%. There is a new death tax of 40% on stock passed on from one generation to the next. We are confident that this plan will create millions of new jobs – in China, India, Mexico, and Russia.

Sign up for our newsletter here: https://committeetounleashprosperity.com/hotline/

Record High Income and Low Poverty in 2019

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #116
9/16/2020

1) Record High Income and Low Poverty in 2019

Real median household in 2019 increased $4,379 over 2018, 6.8%. More income growth in one year than in 8 years of Obama-Biden.

That’s the largest one-year increase in median income since the data has been kept.  Real median income grew by 7.9% for black Americans, 7.1% for Hispanic Americans, and 10.6% for Asian Americans. All record highs.

The poverty rate fell to a new record low of 10.5% in 2019. Over 4 million people were lifted out of poverty between 2018 and 2019 for a 1.3 percentage point decrease.

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Stop the Blue State Bailout!

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #115
9/15/2020

1) Stop the Pelosi Blue State Bailout!

Our new report from Steve Moore and Dr. EJ Anton, published jointly by CTUP and FreedomWorks, was released on a great conference call we had yesterday with Dr. Art Laffer, Senators Braun and Scott, and key allies from the Save Our Country Coalition.

The key points are that a bailout would reward profligacy and unfairly punish taxpayers from states that have manged their finances responsibly. The report has lots of details.

Fox Business had a great segment on the event:

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Steve Forbes

President

Phil Kerpen

Executive Director

Jon Decker

 ————————————

________

Moore

 

Stephen Moore

Club 4 Growth Founder, Heritage Economist, Wall Street Journal Writer

@StephenMoore

________

 

Laffer

Dr. Arthur B.  Laffer

Founder and Chairman of Laffer Associates

@LafferCenter

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forbes

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NEWS and BLOG

We Have Reached Terminal Liberalism: Lockdown Forever to Stop Global Warming

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #123
9/25/2020

We’ve been warning from the start of the pandemic that the extraordinary powers handed to government to restrict people’s activities has been a trial run for the climate change extremists. Mazzucato is a trendy leftwing economist at University College London, but her views are not as wild as you might think. California just announced it will soon be banning cars with combustible engines – see below.

Dr. Paul KO’s Dr. Fauci

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #122
9/24/2020

1) Dr. Paul KO’s Dr. Fauci

Dr. Rand Paul gave a near perfect recitation of the current facts and evidence: New York and New Jersey had the worst outcome in the entire world. The Swedish approach — light touch — was a fraction. The U.S. death rate overall is now worse than Sweden. Dr. Paul then went through a summary of the burgeoning literature on cross-reactive immunity.

Dr. Anthony “New York Did It Right” Fauci responded with either brazen dishonesty or shocking ignorance, praising New York again and saying: “If you believe 22% is herd immunity, I believe you’re alone in that.”

Of course, Dr. Paul is far from alone.

Dr. Fauci certainly has a right to disagree with scientific research from world-leading experts, whose papers have found herd immunity thresholds in the 15 to 25 percent range. But that would require acknowledging they exist and explaining why he disagrees; that’s science. What Fauci did was political grandstanding.

The best summary of the literature was published last week in the British Medical Journal, finding at least six studies showing significant cross-reactive immunity (which Fauci claimed doesn’t exist) and therefore low herd immunity thresholds:

https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3563

Dr. Gabriela Gomes finds low herd immunity thresholds even without assuming cross-reactive immunity, simply from the heterogeneity of population mixing — in brief, the super spreaders who account for a large portion of personal contacts also have an outsize effect on community immunity once they are immune. Her model has been refined to fit actual empirical data, unlike the doomsday models Fauci clings to.

Here are two of her key papers:
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.27.20081893v3
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.23.20160762v2

And here are some other key papers on this issue:
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6505/846?_ga=2.106785153.3660080.1597510732-1307329675.1597510732
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.15.20154294v1
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/04/science.abd3871

That last one was funded by the agency Dr. Fauci runs, the NIH NIAID. Fauci did an extensive interview about it published on August 11 in which he admitted: “It’s sort of like a one-two punch. It’s conceivable that the T cells that you’ve made in response a couple of years ago — three, four, five years ago — when you were exposed to a relatively benign coronavirus that causes the common cold, could actually hang around, and when you’re exposed to the SARS-Coronavirus-2, could have some degree of protection.”

As for Sweden, these is no other explanation for its deaths and ICUs falling to near zero with no lockdowns and no masks except population immunity. Not to mention that Norway admitted its brief lockdown and school closures were based on panic not science and they wouldn’t do it again. All of the Nordics settled into a pretty Swedish approach after brief lockdowns.

Plus, we now have 3 “American Swedens” in Florida, Texas and Arizona where infections and hospitalizations went way up and came right back down with very light containment measures – outperforming New York and New Jersey handily.

All of this is not just an academic tiff. The left, led by Fauci, refuse, even eight months into this pandemic to concede that the “lockdowns” were a catastrophic mistake, not just economically, but from the perspective of health. They continue to lead nations like Australia, Canada, and the UK over a health and economic cliff.


2) Dr. Atlas Cleans Up Another Dr. Redfield Mess

And speaking of intellectual mismatches, White House health task force member Scott Atlas schooled CDC Director Robert Redfield on Wed. Redfield stepped in it again when he intentionally scared the bejesus out of Americans with his claim that upwards of 90 percent of Americans are still susceptible to COVID. As Dr. Atlas’ press briefing yesterday, that is based on old data and contradicts the most recent findings:

Dr. Atlas walked through the most current research on cross-reactive and T-cell immunity, explained that the CDC antibody data is in many places up to five months out of date, and recommended that the rude reporter from NBC who said “you’re not telling the science” take a look at the work of top scientists like Harvard’s Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Stanford’s Dr. John Ioannidis, and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and the Oxford team led by Dr. Sunetra Gupta.

The snide comment from the NBCer was just the latest effort from the left to discredit Dr. Atlas. They hate that the president has an adviser giving him accurate fact-based analysis because it doesn’t fit their narrative that Trump is anti-science.

We previously reported on the attack on Dr. Atlas his own left-wing Stanford Medical Center colleagues. We should follow up to note that they were chastised by Provost Persis Drell Faculty Senate Chair Judith Goldstein for that stunt, noting it was “an inappropriate use of our official Academic Council email list” that was “not consistent with policy.” They noted that it “will not happen again.”

Biden: If It Moves, Tax it. If it Makes a Profit, Tax it. If it Dies, Tax It Again!

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #117
9/17/2020

1) Biden: If It Moves, Tax it. If it Makes a Profit, Tax it. If it Dies, Tax It Again!

Joe Biden is promising that he will grow the economy, end the pandemic recession, and bring blue-collar jobs back to America with the biggest rise in tax rates in modern times – if not ever.  The plan would raise income tax rates to 52% – the highest levels since that economic wizard Jimmy Carter was in the White House. Small business owners, who have had a hellish time staying above water during the government-imposed lockdowns, would see their tax rate soar from about 29% to almost 40% if they dare start making a profit. Investment taxes would rise to as high as 40%. There is a new death tax of 40% on stock passed on from one generation to the next. We are confident that this plan will create millions of new jobs – in China, India, Mexico, and Russia.

Sign up for our newsletter here: https://committeetounleashprosperity.com/hotline/

Record High Income and Low Poverty in 2019

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #116
9/16/2020

1) Record High Income and Low Poverty in 2019

Real median household in 2019 increased $4,379 over 2018, 6.8%. More income growth in one year than in 8 years of Obama-Biden.

That’s the largest one-year increase in median income since the data has been kept.  Real median income grew by 7.9% for black Americans, 7.1% for Hispanic Americans, and 10.6% for Asian Americans. All record highs.

The poverty rate fell to a new record low of 10.5% in 2019. Over 4 million people were lifted out of poverty between 2018 and 2019 for a 1.3 percentage point decrease.

Sign up for our newsletter here: https://committeetounleashprosperity.com/hotline/

Stop the Blue State Bailout!

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #115
9/15/2020

1) Stop the Pelosi Blue State Bailout!

Our new report from Steve Moore and Dr. EJ Anton, published jointly by CTUP and FreedomWorks, was released on a great conference call we had yesterday with Dr. Art Laffer, Senators Braun and Scott, and key allies from the Save Our Country Coalition.

The key points are that a bailout would reward profligacy and unfairly punish taxpayers from states that have manged their finances responsibly. The report has lots of details.

Fox Business had a great segment on the event:

Sign up for the Committee to Unleash Prosperity’s newsletter here: https://committeetounleashprosperity.com/hotline/

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