What is the Green New Deal and why should we be worried about it? What’s in the News with stories on taser deaths, police brutality, cop suicide, federal cannabis legalization, border protection, and nuclear waste. And, a Statists Gonna State segment on Panera Cares as life imitating art. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security, done right. Also, brought to you by SmartCash, an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use for everyday transactions.

 

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

As you, my loyal listener, know, the original New Deal by Roosevelt was a government boondoggle that had huge negative impacts on the United States and the taxpayers and prolonged the Great Depression by years. It also grew the government at a staggering rate.

Well, the do-gooders are back and they are trying a new New Deal, and this one is on par to be as disastrous, if not more so, than the last New Deal. This time they’re calling it the Green New Deal.

 

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In bad boys news, Reuters has documented a total of at least 1,081 U.S. deaths following use of police Tasers, almost all since the weapons began coming into widespread use in the early 2000s

In more bad boys news, a federal jury has awarded $250,000 to a Springfield, MA man who alleged police brutality in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed against three Springfield police officers and the city of Springfield.

And even more bad boys news, Chicago police are investigating an officer’s death last Saturday as a possible suicide. If so, that would make six police suicides there since the summer.

In cannabis news, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana at the federal level, designating the measure S. 420 in a nod to cannabis culture.

In border protection news, the governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico in a move that challenges President Trump’s description of a security crisis.

In government boondoggle news, dumpsters of nuclear waster are costing taxpayers a fortune.

 

STATISTS GONNA STATE

After nine years of being in business, Panera Bread’s socialist pay-what-you-want restaurant, Panera Cares, will officially be closing shop on February 15 due to the business model’s unsustainability.