Poll: Majority of Democratic-registered voters prefer socialism to capitalism

Poll: Majority of Democratic-registered voters prefer
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USA- In other news, grass is green, the sky is blue, and Joe Biden is incompetent. Such is our reaction after a recent Fox News poll found a majority of Democrat respondents said they preferred socialism to capitalism.

This is what happens to people who think the government should be involved in your lives from the womb to the tomb.

According to Newsmax, the poll, conducted between Aug. 7 to 10 found that 59% of registered Democratic voters said they had a positive view of socialism, while only 49% felt the same way about capitalism.

It is not known if the respondents answered the poll on their capitalism produced iPhones, iPads or personal computers.

That poll result shows a marked difference from a similar poll conducted approximately 18 months ago.

In that poll, conducted in February 2020, the same question was asked. At that time, 50% of respondent Democrats held a positive view of capitalism, while only 40% of those held a favorable view of socialism.

The poll showed 44% of Democrats had an unfavorable view of capitalism, while only 31% held an unfavorable opinion of socialism.

Conversely, registered Republicans held a 67% favorable view of capitalism, while a mere 8% of Republicans had a favorable view of socialism.

The poll is hardly surprising, as the Democratic party has moved hard-left, led by the neo-Marxist squad of Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Cori Bush (D-MO), among others.

Of course the head socialist is self-described “democratic socialist” crazy Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Sanders, who found himself appointed as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee (no doubt to shut him up) is leading the charge in trying to get passed a monster $3.5 trillion inflation-accelerating budget reconciliation bill, as well as a so-called $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill, that only devotes just over 20% to infrastructure.

Sanders and the rest of the neo-Marxists claim the bills are intended to address “wealth inequality.”

As Newsmax reported, most clear-headed Republicans disagree, with the exception of the nineteen RINOs who voted to advance the $1.2 trillion bill.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), told Newsmax last week that the spending is “a gateway to socialism.”

“In my opinion, it’s not enough about infrastructure. [It] is too expensive. It’s a down payment on the Green New Deal.”

Meanwhile her colleague, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) used the same language to describe the bills. Marshall told Newsmax that “immediately after the passage of the infrastructure bill, Senate Democrats started pushing though a $3.5 trillion reconciliation budget bill.”

Marshall also reminded viewers that Democrats, by using budget reconciliation, will not need any Republican votes to pass the bill.

“That’s socialism,” Marshall said of the $3.5 trillion  behemoth. “When they talk about human infrastructure, that’s code for socialism, and we haven’t talked about the tax increase…They’re coming after your pocketbook. You better grab it…and cover your pocketbook.”

According to Fox Business, the bill will provide government-funded tuition-free pre-K, tuition free community college, as well as the expansion of Medicare, which Sanders hopes will eventually lead to universal socialized healthcare.

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In case you missed it, here is a report we filed last month about more budget shenanigans by Democrats.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – While the U.S. Capitol Police and the National Guard risk running out of funding as soon as August, Senate Democrats and Republicans have been butting heads over proposed funding bills.

According to the Wall Street Journal, members of both parties have stated that unexpected and additional expenses have occurred due to the January 6 breach of the Capitol, such that the National Guard “could be forced to cut training and the Capitol Police could face furloughs as early as next month.”

As a result, Senators from both parties have proposed bills to address these funding needs, but those bill amounts are separated by billions of dollars.

Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has proposed a security supplemental appropriations bill amounting to $632.9 million.  

This money would fund the National Guard with more than $500 million, and the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) with more than $100 million.  It also designates $15 million in funds for Architect of the Capitol to strengthen Capitol doors and windows.

Senator Shelby said in a statement:

“We all agree we must provide desperately-needed funding for the Capitol Police and National Guard.  My bill answers these needs.”

Shelby also told reporters:

“We need to fund the police and we need to fund the Guard and move on. 

“And we could do it probably this week.”

Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT), on the other hand, has proposed spending that would also take care of the funding shortfall for the USCP and National Guard, but he has tacked on billions of dollars in other spending on apparently unrelated items.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the $3.7 billion spending bill, adds “$1.3 billion in Covid-19-related costs for the Defense Department.”

Furthermore, also included is $100 million in aid for Afghan refugees, an increase in Afghan Special Immigrant Visas, and “$425 million in pandemic-related expenses for organizations providing services to domestic-violence and sexual-assault survivors and victims of child abuse.”

Also, $22 million would be allotted to the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorneys, for prosecution of those who allegedly attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Leahy explained the inclusion of items unrelated to USCP and National Guard funding by saying:

“A violent insurrection happened. A pandemic happened. 

“And the President announced the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. 

“These events created urgent needs that must be met.” 

Both Senators have been butting heads over their respective proposals.

According to Politico, Senator Shelby has said that the Democrats’ proposal is “absolutely the wrong direction” in its increase in total cost and its inclusion of Afghan visas.

He has also stated:

“Funding for the Capitol Police and National Guard must not be held hostage because the Democrats insist on billions more in spending that lacks full support at this time.”

Shelby also told CNN in a recent interview:

“We are far apart. 

“Sen. Leahy’s bill was $3 billion. 

“The bill I introduced was less than a billion dollars.”

He continued:

”We want to fund the police, we want to fund the National Guard and their need now. 

“[Democrats] claim that’s what they want to do but they have a lot of extraneous things in there, which we’re not going to support. 

“It’s not going anywhere.”

Senator Leahy, on the other hand, announced after the Republican bill was released:

“Unfortunately, it is impossible to budget for a violent insurrection, and the Republican proposal simply does not provide costs incurred.”

According to The Hill, Leahy also stated that the:

“Republican proposal simply does not provide the necessary resources to appropriately secure the Capitol complex.”

He continued:

“We still have a responsibility to pay for costs that were incurred as a result of the pandemic on the Capitol complex and its staff. 

“These have not been addressed in the Republican proposal.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer defended the funding of Afghan Special Immigrant visas, saying:

“If they don’t, these people who risked their lives for our soldiers could be lined up and shot, by some prognostications, so why wouldn’t we want to do that as well?” 

He continued:

“But these folks [Afghan interpreters] defended us.

“These folks are doing their job. 

“And the Republicans are somehow like they get so contorted and so twisted in a knot that they’re withholding money from them. 

“Stop it!”

As Senate Republicans and Democrats continue to lock horns over their spending bills, the Capitol Police are seeing the alarming approach of a funding shortfall before the end of their fiscal year.

According to Capitol Police Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou, the disagreement over USCP funding is “a major concern for the union and its officers.”

He added that funding for the USCP “should never be a political issue.”

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Defund police, fund Congress security? Capitol Police to open offices across America to ‘investigate threats’

July 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Capitol Police are reportedly establishing new regional offices in states like Florida and California, with other states likely to follow, in light of increased threats towards members of Congress.

Said new regional offices are being established in order to “investigate threats to Members of Congress”, according to acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman.

While the country is now over six months removed from the riot that transpired at the Capitol Building, the fallout is seemingly far from being concluded.

According to a July 6th press release from the USCP – aptly dubbed as “After the Attack: The Future of the U.S. Capitol Police” – a subsection of the press release noted the expansion of these new regional offices:

“The USCP has enhanced our staffing within our Dignitary Protection Division as well as coordinated for enhanced security for Members of Congress outside of the National Capitol Region.  

The Department is also in the process of opening Regional Field Offices in California and Florida with additional regions in the near future to investigate threats to Members of Congress.”

Apparently, these offices in California and Florida are going to be located somewhere within San Francisco and Tampa, according to a statement from the USCP obtained by Fox News:

“The new USCP field offices will be in the Tampa and San Francisco areas. At this time, Florida and California are where the majority of our potential threats are.”

“The field offices will be the first for the Department. A regional approach to investigating and prosecuting threats against Members is important, so we will be working closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in those locations. More field offices will be opening in the future.”

The rationale behind expanding the USCP presence beyond Washington, DC is due to lawmakers in their respective home districts facing increased threats of violence in recent months. A report from May of 2020 cited that there’s been a 107% increase in threats against Congress members compared to 2020.

Considering that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy happen to reside in California, it’s not surprising to see that one of the USCP regional offices will be established in San Francisco.

USCP Chief Pittman said in an announcement delivered on July 6th that the USCP is also working to ensure that the agency is gravitating toward a more “intelligence-based” approach to their efforts:

“Throughout the last six months, the United States Capitol Police has been working around the clock with our Congressional stakeholders to support our officers, enhance security around the Capitol Complex, and pivot towards an intelligence-based protective agency.”


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Wake up, America: Forget ‘defunding police’ – Democrats plan to expand Capitol Police across the U.S.

July 11, 2021

The following editorial was written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

Law Enforcement Today has been sounding the alarm bells for a while about what we see as a move to federalize all law enforcement in the country.

When the Biden administration identified “domestic white extremism” as the most serious threat facing our country—more than China, Russia, and Iran—that rang those alarm bells even louder.

This week, the alarm bells reached a fever pitch when it was learned that the same people calling to “defund the police”—that’s our police not their police are planning to expand their police beyond the borders of Washington, D.C.

According to the New York Times, the U.S. Capitol Police are planning to expand outside Washington, D.C into Florida and California, opening regional offices to address the rising threats against members of Congress. The scheme is designed “to better protect lawmakers.”

So let’s think about this for a minute. We already have federal law enforcement agencies—the FBI comes to mind. So why on Earth do we need to expand the U.S. Capitol Police into a nationalized police agency?


According to the acting chief of the US Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman, threats against Congress have doubled since 2017, with a majority of those emanating from outside of Washington, DC, she said.

The Times said that according to Tim Barber, a spokesman for the Capitol Police, the plan is to open several additional regional offices because the department plans to “transform” itself after the alleged “insurrection” on January 6. Barber said the incident “exposed serious deficiencies in the Capitol Police’s gathering and dissemination of intelligence, preparedness and training.”

Barber analogized the move as being similar to the Secret Service, which has multiple field offices among multiple states and countries. He said, “Capitol Police need to be able to monitor and quickly investigate threats against lawmakers wherever they occur.”

The two initial field offices will be opened in San Francisco, California and Tampa, Florida, where a number of these “threats” emanate from.

So let’s get this straight. Congress, where a number of Democrats have demanded the defunding of police (or dismantling as suggested by Democrats Ilhan Omar (MN) and Rashida Tlaib (MI)), is planning on increasing the budget for their “protection.”

More disturbing, as Roll Call reports, while Congress has asked, no demanded that law enforcement practices nationwide by overhauled, calling for accountability and transparency, those same lawmakers seem perfectly content with the US Capitol Police being allowed to operate in secrecy. Since the agency is part of the Legislative branch of the government, it is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It is exempt.

Yes, despite all the caterwauling, whining and grandstanding about police accountability, those same demands are being ignored when it comes to the US Capitol police.

This is problematic especially in light of the fact that hundreds of American citizens have been arrested, some subjected to solitary confinement in light of the January 6 US Capitol incident, yet information about the incident is being held in secrecy. Tens of thousands of hours of video from the event is being shielded from public view.

Roll Call said that on May 19, they requested a copy of annual Capitol Police inspector general reports going back to 2015 through FOIA. In response, James W. Joyce, senior counsel for the department said they would not comply with the request, writing in part:

“…please be advised that the United States Capitol Police, as a legislative branch entity, is not an ‘agency’ as defined by 5. U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq., under the Freedom of Information Act. Therefore, the USCP is not subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.”

Likewise, a House Administration Committee aide was asked for a Capitol Police IG report said he was told those reports are “law enforcement sensitive” and “not a matter of public record.”

So let’s get this straight. The over 18,000 police agencies across the U.S., state and municipal are required to release documents (with reasonable restrictions) under FOIA, some which are “law enforcement sensitive,” yet the Capitol Police gets absolute immunity from releasing records? What exactly are they trying to hide?

While Nancy Pelosi and her minions are calling for state and local police departments to be defunded, the proposed budget under the Legislative Branch for 2021 would increase spending for the Capitol Police across the board, which would fund the department at over one-half a billion dollars, or $520.2 million.

Accountability of the Capitol Police has actually made strange bedfellows, as conservatives as well as some progressive groups have demanded increased transparency and accountability.

For example, Demand Progress, an (obviously) progressive organization has written to several lawmakers demanding increased accountability for the agency. Daniel Schuman, the group’s policy director said that almost 10 percent of annual arrests made by Capitol police officers are made at Union Station, located near the US Capitol. They say a majority of those arrests are made for traffic violations or drug offenses.

“When the USCP is acting in a law enforcement capacity, it should be held to similar standards as other law enforcement agencies,” he wrote in a letter. “When it acts like a federal agency, it should be held to account like all federal agencies.”

 Not surprisingly, nobody from House leadership—either Democrat or Republican—responded to Roll Call’s request for comment.

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Anne Weismann, chief FOIA Counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has made similar records requests of the Secret Service and noted that while they hold some “sensitive to law enforcement” documents back, she says the Capitol Police’s denial of records requests is unnecessary.

“You have a police force that is answerable only to Congress and not the public, even though they can take actions that will have a direct effect on the public,” Weissman said. [emphasis added]

“This moment in time, it’s probably more striking than ever that we have a police force that does interact with the public, but there’s no public accountability.” [emphasis added]

This is what is so troubling about this expansion of the Capitol Police across the country. Here we have the federal government using consent decrees against municipal police agencies while investigating others for alleged “civil rights” violations.

Yet all of these departments are subject to FOIA and public disclosure of what they are doing. Now we have Pelosi and the other far-left loons who want to unleash a federal law enforcement agency with widespread power and NO accountability.

The expansion of the Capitol Police amidst demands to defund the police was not lost on a number of people on social media:

“Jan 6 was no joke, downplaying it is one of the more irritating things I see on here, but he way that the security state is using the attack to expand its power is very very bad.”

“This is always what ‘defund the police’ meant. The federalization of policing in America continues.”

“To better protect lawmakers…” This is as dangerous as it is unconstitutional. No secret federal police force. We need to shut this down yesterday.”

“So a secret police force? Do you see what is going on America?”

“Unless Congress expands the Act that created the Capitol Police…They have No Jurisdiction in other states…”

“It seems we’ve transitioned from the ‘outpouring of sympathy’ stage to the ‘full frontal assault on individual liberty’ stage of this whole thing.”

We know that Democrats are desperately attempting to erase American history however world history teaches a lot about how things go under nationalized police—1930s Germany comes to mind.

When we first started to examine this push for defunding the police, especially in the midst of an explosion in crime across the board—it made zero sense. It made less sense that the very people charged with ensuring their constituents are safe and secure—our political leaders—remained silent as cities across the US devolved into violence and near anarchy last summer. Now it is starting to make sense.

There have been a ton of questions about the incident on January 6. We at Law Enforcement Today have raised some of those questions.

The most important three questions are why did the people in charge of security at the US Capitol turn down the Pentagon’s offer of National Guard troops to help with security on January 6th?

Second, what did Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the leadership of the House and Senate at the time know, and when did they know it?

And finally, what if anything was the FBI’s involvement in the siege? Did the FBI in fact have people embedded among the groups who were behind some of the violence at the Capitol? If they did, to what extent did they facilitate and drive the events? These are all important questions.

The January 6 incident at the US Capitol is being used as a pretext for this unprecedented expansion of federal law enforcement, in this case by an unaccountable agency under the control of political partisans. What could go wrong? World history tells us exactly what could go wrong.

Law Enforcement Today will keep on top of this evolving, important story.


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