New Immigrants Would Boost U.S. Economy by $7 Trillion Over Next Decade

$7 trillion

The US economy will grow by an extra $7 trillion over the next decade, according to estimates from the CBO, according to Business Insider. The CBO said the additional growth will be driven by an influx of immigrants. “More workers mean more output and that in turn leads to additional tax revenue,” CBO director Phillip Swagel said.

Nearly a Fifth of Americans Believe Taylor Swift Conspiracy Theory

18%

A new Monmouth poll finds that 18% of Americans believe that Taylor Swift is part of a covert effort to help President Biden win the 2024 election.Fully 71% of those who believe this identify with or lean toward the Republican Party and 83% indicate they are likely to support Donald Trump in the fall. Also, 73% of those who believe the Swift conspiracy also believe the 2020 election outcome was fraudulent. On a less sinister note, 68% of the American public approves of Swift encouraging her fans to vote in the upcoming election.

Biden Slams Trump Over NATO Comments

“Can you imagine, a former president of the U.S. saying that? The whole world heard it. The worst thing is he means it. No other president in our history has ever bowed down to a Russian dictator. … For God’s sake, it’s dumb, it’s shameful, it’s dangerous, it’s unAmerican.”

— President Biden, in a speech, slamming Donald Trump suggesting he would tell Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to NATO countries.

RFK Jr. Apologizes for Super Bowl Ad

“I’m so sorry if the Super Bowl advertisement caused anyone in my family pain.”

— Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologizing to his cousins of for a Super PAC spot supporting him that repurposed an ad from his uncle John F. Kennedy’s successful 1960 presidential campaign, prompting RFK Jr. to explain he’d had no hand in making the ad — while leaving it pinned to the top of his X feed.

Majewski Says Out Loud What Republicans Think

“Shout out to all the Democrats living in Mom’s basement that like to talk shit on the Internet. You know, no matter how hard you try, arguing on the Internet, it’s like being in the Special Olympics. No matter how good you perform, you still have… you’re still fucking retarded at the end of the day.”

— Ohio congressional candidate J.R. Majewski (R), quoted by Business Insider.

Schiff Riffs on Trump’s NATO Nattering

“Oh, Putin must be absolutely thrilled. If you look at it from Putin’s perspective, you know, the war isn’t going well in Ukraine for Russia. Russians keep coming back in body bags. NATO is enlarging around him with two new nations joining NATO. NATO is strengthening. And along comes Donald Trump there to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory for Russia and for the United States and our NATO allies.”

— Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), on MSNBC, on Donald Trump saying he’d encourage Russia to attack NATO allies.