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254. Biden Chooses Kamala for VP? Teachers Threaten Strikes Over COVID

July 31, 2020

It appears as though Joe Biden picked his VP and it is Kamala Harris. The ITT crew dissects the pick and ponders the question: “why Kamala?”

Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 254 of the In The Tank Podcast. It appears as though Joe Biden picked his VP and it is Kamala Harris. The ITT crew dissects the pick and ponders the question: “why Kamala?” Later, they talk about the Teachers Unions’ threat of “safety strikes.” Should conservatives be pushing for kids to go back to school? Or should we use this as an opportunity to push for School Choice options? And last, the ITT crew discusses a policy proposal that is getting more attention – the federal jobs guarantee.

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT

Has Biden picked his running mate?

The Blaze - Politico Publishes Piece Claiming Kamala Harris is Biden's VP pick - Quickly Scrubs It
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-breaking-politico-publishes-piece-claiming-kamala-harris-is-bidens-vp-pick-quickly-deletes

Politico - Running-mate Rundown: Tracking Joe Biden's VP pick
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/27/joe-biden-vp-running-mate-pick-tracker-377652

 

“SAFETY STRIKES”

WSJ – The Virus May Strike Teachers Unions
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-virus-may-strike-teachers-unions-11596040702?mod=opinion_lead_pos5


Washington Examiner – LA teachers union demands defunding the police and charter ‘moratorium’ before reopening schools
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/la-teachers-union-demands-defunding-the-police-and-charter-moratorium-before-reopening-schools

 

FEDERAL JOBS GUARANTEE

Reps. Omar, Watson Coleman Introduce Bill for Direct Job Creation As Millions Continue to Reel from Coronavirus Unemployment
https://omar.house.gov/media/press-releases/reps-omar-watson-coleman-introduce-bill-direct-job-creation-millions-continue

Cato Institute - A Jobs Guaranteed Economic Disaster
https://www.cato.org/blog/jobs-guaranteed-economic-disaster

Foreign Affairs - A Job Guarantee Costs Far Less Than Unemployment
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-07-22/job-guarantee-costs-far-less-unemployment

 

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute.
jhaskins@heartland.org @JustinTHaskins
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org @thefrackingguy
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely