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Mike Huckabee: ‘I wish…all the elected officials would demand a full accounting’ of 2020 Election




Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joined “Fox & Friends” Wednesday to express concerns about elected officials taking the “easy way out” in regards to election fraud allegations.

“I wish all the Republicans, in fact, let me say this, I wish all the Democrats – all the elected officials would demand a full accounting for how the ballots were tabulated,” Huckabee said in reference to a tweet made by Donald Trump criticizing lawmakers for not challenging the election results.

“I think too many of our politicians take the easy way out,” Huckabee continued. “They don’t want to rock the boat. They don’t want to be controversial. But they were elected to make tough decisions and a tough decision would be to call for a full accounting and absolute transparency.”

Huckabee noted that the Democrats have the most to gain if they were to demand an audit of the election results.

“If they truly believe that this election was absolutely done with integrity, then they ought to be the ones standing up and insisting for a full audit. That way they can say to the rest of us, ‘you see, we won it fair and square, there was no funny business, now you guys shut up for the next four years.’ And know what, that’s what we would have to do. Instead, we’re going to have four years of controversy.”

More than 100 House Republicans and a dozen Senate Republicans have said they will support Trump in the efforts to challenge the election results in battleground states.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate GOP members have urged members not to join the efforts.

However, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley went against McConnell’s advisement and stated he will also challenge the election results. He was soon followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and others.

“Let there be transparency. Pull the curtains back,” Huckabee said. “That’s what America needs to know because if this election was all on the up and up, then Joe Biden has nothing to fear, in fact he has every reason to say with confidence, ‘I’m going to be sworn in as president.’ But if the funny business went on… and you don’t investigate it, then you leave this cloud over Joe Biden and his election.”

The Washington Post recently published an article saying that Trump continues to challenge the election without evidence.

“The press is pretending there’s no evidence.” Huckabee said referring to the article. “That’s simply a lie. There is evidence, and that’s what’s not been looked at.”

Congress will be certifying the election results today beginning at noon.

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The Looming National Debt Crisis: The Uncomfortable Truth No One Wants to Discuss



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As Republican candidates gather for a debate, the skeleton in the closet remains the ballooning national debt, a subject that’s largely been relegated to the shadows of political discourse.

While the candidates may briefly touch upon the issue and offer surface-level solutions, the uncomfortable truth is that addressing the national debt’s growing burden would require difficult, unpopular choices. Candidates find themselves in a precarious position, tasked with both solving the problem and securing votes, all within the constraints of a 90-second debate response.

Since surpassing the $33 trillion debt threshold, the United States has been accruing over $800 million in new debt every hour, adding more than $2 billion daily in interest payments. The most recent debt ceiling bill has suspended any cap on this debt until January 2025, casting a long shadow over the nation’s future freedom and prosperity.

Democrats have occasionally pointed to the “Trump Tax Cuts” as a driver of the deficit. However, the tax cuts did stimulate economic growth and resulted in record-high Treasury revenues, albeit without corresponding spending cuts.

One feasible solution begins with fixing the federal budget process, though it is by no means an easy task. Nonetheless, it would substantially rein in Congress’s control over the spending pie chart. A recent Heritage study revealed that only 10 percent of the $7.5 trillion in COVID-related spending actually went to healthcare. The remaining 90 percent, charged as overhead and other expenses, underscores the need for significant reform.

According to reports from Fox News, while the discretionary budget, including debt interest payments and defense spending, constitutes less than 25 percent of overall expenditures and continues to shrink, the true driver of federal deficits lies in mandatory, programmatic spending. These are expenditures Congress does not address annually but continues unabated.

Furthermore, they encompass popular transfer programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, student loans, and healthcare initiatives like Obamacare, among countless others. Altering these programs involves a political third rail, a risk few presidential candidates are willing to take.

Mandatory, programmatic expenditures are perpetual and don’t undergo annual scrutiny or adjustment. There is virtually no constituency for tackling these fundamental issues, despite their role as the primary drivers of the nation’s fiscal challenges.

Many citizens believe that trimming discretionary spending, such as congressional salaries or foreign aid, or rooting out “waste, fraud, and abuse,” can resolve the debt problem. While these are valid concerns, the real target for reform should be mandatory, programmatic spending to ensure the sustainability of essential programs.

The Republican candidates vying for the nomination face a daunting question: Who among them possesses the courage and leadership to make the unpopular decisions necessary to restore fiscal responsibility to the nation’s future?

On the other side of the aisle, Democrats seem unlikely to embrace responsible spending as part of their agenda, leaving the issue largely unaddressed in their political DNA.

In a political landscape dominated by divisive issues and partisan debates, the national debt looms as the silent crisis that few are willing to confront.

The path to fiscal responsibility requires acknowledging the harsh reality that popular programs must also be on the table for reform. Only then can America hope to secure a stable financial future for its citizens.

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