Wednesday, February 19, 2020

James Tulp: America First is Antidote to Socialism

This post is authored & sponsored by James Tulp, GOP Candidate 
for US House House of Representatives, Mississippi 0-3.

Socialism is coming. Whether it’s in 4 years or 8 years or 12 years, the movement behind Bernie Sanders and AOC is here to stay. 70% of Millennials say they would vote for a socialist, which is terrifying when you consider the fact that Millennials are very close to being the largest voting bloc in the country.

It’s astonishing how few Republican elected officials are willing to address the obvious question: why is socialism on the rise?

Ask your average Republican politician today, and he’d probably give you an answer along the lines of media bias, ignorance of history, or the Marxist takeover of academia.

All are valid, but it goes much deeper than that. The St. Louis Federal Reserve came out with a report last week detailing that the Millennial generation is 34% poorer than should be expected based on previous generations.

Other reports have shown that compared to Baby Boomers at the same age, Millennials earn 20% less in income and own less than half the assets Boomers did when adjusted for inflation.

401k investments for Millennials are also drastically lower than previous generations. Home ownership and business ownership rates are significantly lower as well. Millennials are also crushed with student loan debt to an unprecedented degree.

What millennials do have, however, is access to more “stuff” than ever before. iPhones, Netflix, VR, food, clothes, cars- all depreciating assets. So is it really any wonder that when Bernie Sanders comes around offering more free stuff, many Millennials jump at the chance to vote for him?

In order to stop the coming tide of socialism, which would result in a loss of freedom and economic opportunity for all Americans, we need to show the millennial generation how truly amazing capitalism is when you actually own capital.

The reason why Millennials are so much poorer than previous generations, and thus more susceptible to the false song of socialism, is threefold:

Globalization and the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs has hollowed out the middle of the country while transferring much of the capital to the financial centers on the coasts. Mississippi alone has lost nearly 100,000, or 40%, of our manufacturing jobs since NAFTA and WTO. Many of our 3rd District’s small towns and cities were especially hard hit.

Mass immigration has transferred jobs from American citizens to foreigners, many of them here illegally. Both the number of total immigrants and immigrants as a percentage of our overall labor force has skyrocketed. American workers are unfairly forced to compete with poor people from all over the world for jobs.

The Student Loan Debt Crisis. Since the federal government completely took over the student loan game in 2010, both the cost of tuition and the amount of student loan debt has soared. Many of our young people start their working lives overburdened with debt, making it nearly impossible for them to buy homes, get married, and start a family.

Here’s my 3 point plan to address these economic issues, thwart the rise of socialism, and ensure that the American middle is forgotten no more:

Bring manufacturing jobs back through fair trade deals, vocational education in high school, and infrastructure investments. We pay for this by stopping the trillion dollar wars in the Middle East.

Reform our immigration policy to make sure American jobs are not being taken away by foreigners. This includes building the Wall, ending birthright citizenship, and restricting employment visas.

Get the federal government out of the student loan game entirely. If a private bank wants to assume the risk of loaning an 18 year old $50,000 for a degree in Gender Studies, so be it. The taxpayers should no longer be subsidizing this insanity.

The bottom line is this: unless the younger generations’ incomes, wealth, and capital investments begin to approach normal historic levels, socialism is coming.

In order to get there, we need a representative who is not controlled by Washington power brokers who would rather enrich themselves than save our country. We need a representative who is not just in office to go along to get along. We need a representative who is willing to stick his neck out and fight for the forgotten middle.

That’s why I’m running for Congress. I ask for your vote in the Republican Primary on March 10th.

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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