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digit and that will continue. the other story were looking at his storms in the middle of the country, these could become severe today and likely already are so storm reports the last 24 hours and more rain will come. eric: rx. arthel: thank you, we are back in an hour. ♪♪ ♪♪ welcome to the journal editorial report, i am paul gigot. parents across the country buyback against the teaching of critical race theory and k-12 classrooms. two of the nation's largest teachers unions are throwing their support behind the controversial curriculums telling us the national education association annual meeting classic passed a measure calling for the union to issue a study criticizing empire, white supremacy, antiblack, racism,
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patriarchy, pedro patriarchy, capitalism, centrism and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society this is american federation of teachers president randi weingarten defending members teaching what she calls honest history of the united states. >> mark my words, our union will depend any member who gets in trouble for teaching honest history. we have a legal defense fund ready to go and we are preparing for litigation as we speak. teaching the truth is not radical or wrong. distorting history and threatening educators for teaching the truth is what's truly radical. paul: bring deputy editorial page editor, dan henninger and
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jillian. i just want our viewers to understand that we didn't take the quote out of context, that's what they supported in their national convention so what does this mean? is this a command delegates are saying should go across the country and be taught at school districts? >> there things they want to lobby to put critical theory in the classroom, they want inside bias anti- racist training, woke political ideology and training sessions and in the curriculum so i think it's a big push basically the union behind the same ideology that is pervasive on college campuses right now saying business what we want for teachers of education as well. paul: the nda has what, 3 million members? that's a lot of members around the country so you can expect that this is the kind of thing
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that will seep into the curriculums of districts across the country because nea members are administrators and teachers, they are powerful positions. >> they do, i think we are already seeing this starting to happen, it's a trend right now in your sink push back against it but as you look at the curriculum racine critical theory students teaching these ideas about sexual orientation being the corner stone of the identity fundamentally bigoted and racist, it's and wreak increasingly becoming what children are taught. paul: dan, what about what randy said, all they are doing is teaching honest history and it's the parent who object this kind of an agenda the ones who want to teach history and somehow erase the uglier size of american history like slavery and jim crow, is not at all
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true, is that what's going on here? >> no, i think that's a false statement on his part. let's set aside the ten or 11 things listed in the nea resolution presumably will be talk to kids in primary grades. she's talking about critical race theory, critical race theory is in opposition to martin luther kueng station of an integrated american society. it argues american society where hopelessly divided between black and white america so this is an alternative view of history and the idea that it simply sweeps away the last 50 years of martin luther kueng decision and displaces it with this is a false narrative on her part and she should not be the least bit shocked that parents across the country and school systems are opposing something contradictory
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to what they were raised to think so the battle has been joined and as she said they are creating a legal defense fund to define their teachers against the other side and they are doing the same. there will be political ramifications for this, it's going to be decided school board elections and probably midterm and gubernatorial elections next year in states like virginia. paul: let's talk about this parental local revolt, killing him. covered specifically event in virginia outside of washington d.c. and i think dallas, outside dallas as well. how widespread is this across the country? >> i think it's widespread and we will see much more, these are some early cases and we have seen and chicago teachers suing over it but i want to say i think these lawsuits say
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political indoctrination but also policies and practices that stem from this world gives a lot of them bring up free speech, what happens from this ideology and they are bringing equal treatment to discriminate claims saying your teaching students for example, white students inherently have negative character trait, that's racist if you have training sessions segregated by race which is something that's become popular on college campuses infiltrating this but that just committed tracer in addition to this indoctrination, there are legal issues at play. paul: that's interesting. dan, elaborate on the political part, i've heard this is beginning to catch fire and virginia and may influence the governor's race which will be going to the ballot in november.
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in part, this is a reaction against systemic racism agenda, explicit agenda biden and ministration is pushing and that is giving lift politically. >> what i met midterm elections next year, suburban parents are upset about this and swing districts, some of those parents probably voted against donald trump in the last election but the democrats are putting those districts at risks next year with the critical race theory argument and i think they will lose some seats in the house as a result. paul: all right, thank you both. when we come back, bateman for the buckeye state as a federal judge rose back the biden a ministrations tax ban, who will talk to ohio's attorney general next. ♪♪
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a federal judge handing ohio taxpayers a big victory ruling by treasury department cannot enforce revisions in the
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american rescue plan that prohibits states from cutting taxes. $1.920 spending blowout signed into law by president in march rented state and local government 350 billing dollars covered relief money including a catch, the money could not to either directly or indirectly offset reduction in tax revenue. ohio, slated to receive $5.5 billion from the bill suit to invalidate that one. dave joins me now. welcome. tell us why you think state decided to go to court over this provision. >> this is a fundamental issue of federalists, the federal government doesn't control the state how to operate internal affairs and the power to set tax policy is among the most
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fundamental characteristics of sovereignty. paul: and you know very well the federal government has, for decades, use money as an incentive to influence policy including speed limit laws, healthcare policy, all kinds of -- education policies, all kinds of things. explain why this provision different. >> there two reasons. the first is, this is much closer to obamacare mandate to expand medicaid which was invalidated by the supreme court, they said it was too much, it went too far and was coercion. the second argument is one the federal judge accepted which is this language that you can't directly or indirectly by legislative or executive action the government is a lot not
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allowed to do anything that would reduce net tax revenue. how are you supposed to prove causation and know what's allowed and what not? judge cole said obviously you can't figure that out, it is fatally ambiguous and he struck down that particular portion. paul: that's interesting. i know the language in the statute is very unclear for the treasury department and justice department aching their case in court argued the treasury department explanation clarified everything why didn't clarify everything? is it because the language directly and indirectly is still too ambiguous? >> these guidance documents can and do change all the time. an excuse from bureaucrat doesn't hear an unconstitutional
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statute. paul: all right, so you want the federal district court level, have you heard any word whether or not federal government is going to appeal this going up the court of appeal. >> we've heard crickets so far. [laughter] we are anticipating an appeal and ready to defend it. my concern is they may have read the decision so well written, a new federal door, they may be looking for a different version from another state to take up. paul: that's interesting because there are multiple other state that filed a separate lawsuit. i guess you didn't join that, that's going ahead separately. could you foresee a situation where you have competing rulings and different circuits all the way up to the supreme court? paul:
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>> that is absolutely a possibility candidly i hope the supreme court does hear this case. this is just as important from blue states as it is for red state. some future republican congress may overstep bounds of federalism and i guarantee new york or california see a supreme court case and say you are not allowed to do this the way current congress and biden administration accomplished this. paul: i guess the other thing is, you now went ahead and passed the tax cut. for a lot of viewers i think there might be surprised for the reason that i thought the state were under pressure quickly, didn't have any money because of the pandemic, is ohio doing that well in terms of revenue you can afford to cut taxes? >> i was the legislature's
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policy choice and that is part of it here. the state get to decide their own path. high tax states are hemorrhaging residences, a lady in cleveland who left new york for ohio because of the regulatory burden in previous home state so i think the key here is local elected legislatures get to decide what's important to have citizens resources are going to be spent. paul: congratulations on the court victory and we will be following to see where that goes. when we come back, supervising the irs as a biden administration wishes to unleash auditors, millions of american taxpayers, with the result in the billions of dollars or tens of billions of dollars in additional revenue needed to fund the spending programs? ♪♪
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president biden continues cross-country tours, bipartisan infrastructure, a closer look now at just how he plans to pay for it. $1.2 trillion package includes $40 billion in additional funding for the irs so the agency can unleash auditors on millions more americans each year. the goal of raising $100 billion in additional tax revenue. will supervising the irs give the president and the money he needs? and henninger, kim stossel an editorial board member from alisha findlay. let's put this in context, irs budget is $11.8 billion.
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an unspecified number of years, that's a lot of money but what are they going to do with all that cash? >> the idea is that they would upgrade their systems and higher tens of thousands more auditors to go after taxpayers and small businesses. the problem is if you want to get to that $100 billion you're going to have to go after the tens of thousands of dollars, law-abiding citizens who aren't dodging taxes. paul: when you say small businesses -- >> llc, limited liability company, these are basically companies dodging taxes and they have made it a priority to go after small businesses. paul: well, tax fraud is illegal, right? is the assumption that these people are breaking the law or
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somehow just using the loopholes that are fine? if it's the latter that they're not going to get the money they expect from product. >> that's right, if you look at the irs data, only 5% of the cases irs goes to taxes, they went. they move about 95% of the cases. many are settled before it goes "the issue is" legal, these deductions income and tax credit they are taking but they are what they can take. paul: kim, let me ask you about a specific study mcclary summers, treasury secretary, credible economists as a study out that says you can get a $4500 an hour return for every hour of extra audit. that is a pretty good return even for most of us live what
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you think about that? is that a federal number? what about that study. >> that the 2010 study the other aspect of it that said you can get that return for every one hour you audited individuals who earn more than $5 million a year end the problem is conflict with everything we know from real-world circumstances, the more money you earn, the more likely you are to hire 50 lawyers hundreds whose entire job is to make sure you do not make the law. they may interpret the law aggressively but it doesn't necessarily mean you are filing the tax code. recent leak on tax returns the wealthiest americans and paste our butts off trying to find an offense they could in the end. mostly it's like his they sidestepped the lot but they
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find no violation because the people hired to do their tax returns are very good at their job. paul: dan, the politics of this are interesting, you're going to have applicants who sign onto this deal channeling more money to the irs after having basically reduced in size and auditing it done over the years for punishment or lowest earner, the obama administration irs officials accused of having bias against tax-exempt organizations that were conservative tax-exempt organizations. the question i have is supervising the irs, is that good politics for either party especially republicans? >> i don't think it is good politics for the republican party because essentially what is on the table here is
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increasing criminal prosecution of taxpayers. secretary larry summers in his letter to us of the general apathy editorial on this subject, in that letter, he twice uses the word impatient to describe what's going on. tax evasion, those are his words. evasion is illegally using the tax code often a crime to evade taxes prosecutable, people have found to prison for as opposed to tax avoidance as we've been discussing here in the segment but what they are really talking about is evasion and using auditors to criminally prosecute businesses as alisha was describing, i don't think the republicans want to attach themselves to the idea, a class warfare issue going on if the democrats want to own the idea
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of sticking tens of thousands of tax auditors on the american people, republicans should let them have it. i guess if this passes this has a good chance of passing because the alternative might be a tax increase for everybody. what you think about? 's is going to pass? >> i think republicans along with us because they would not raise taxes so this would be a tax increase by other means on small businesses the audit. i think the republicans go for that the. paul: still ahead, americans face gasoline prices in every seven years, closer look at what's driving the global supply strength and when, ifc ever we can expect relief. ♪♪
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oil prices briefly crime into a six year high after opec failed to agree on increasing production orders. president biden emerging cartel to cut more oil amid worries price hike could hamper the economic recovery not to mention the president crime agenda spending plans here at home. let's bring in daniel, vice president and author of the book from the new energy climate and the crash of nation. nice to see you again. appreciate you coming in.
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how much of a supply shortage is there now as we come out of the pandemic in the oil market. >> no question we are moving into post- public economy. there is not a shortage, the shut in as part of the deal was made in april of last year amid the collapse the question is how fast did it take of oil sitting on the sidelines if it comes back complex. paul: that's a lot of shortening oil. why are they reluctant to increase their production some of these countries really need the revenue. >> the question is at what rate and what is this opec plus led by saudi arabia? they fencing but follow the
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market rather oversupply market and have prices come down tight market in this is going on between amrit and saudi arabia in particular, the pace at which you brings the oil back into market that needs more oil. paul: prices have been bouncing around between 70 -- $75 a barrel, some people fear it could go up to $100 of our here as demand increases the global economy get back to some semblance of normal, is that something you would think is possible? >> i would say anything is possible, next year's big mistake but i think it's unlikely because you have oil for unless there is a big description but you could see financial market investors of
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hedge funds driving the price of oil up but i think that's a question of bring back more oil into the market. paul: they would be driving it up expectation, the prices were rise. >> prices would rise and we do have a strong recovery showing right now the economy is already regaining above where it was in 2019 and the economy grows and you know what we are seeing in airports in the united states travel is coming back much more quickly than expected and that means more jet fuel. paul: there are no empty seats accurate detect on those flights, but talk about the american oil and gas industry which before the pandemic was the leading producer. it took a big hit during the pandemic but what shape is it in now as it emerges from the pandemic, armor reading about
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some but not as many as i think a lot of people fear at the height of the pandemic. >> i think what's happened is industries stabilize and producers reduce cost and more efficient so the u.s. actually still remains number one oil, still exporting oil and i think what you start to seek u.s. oil production modestly increased again in the second half of this year, one think different is there is the second revolution which the producers need to return to investors so they are not rushing but it would have been thought regular or or even happier.
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paul: taking on more debt which is how the industry moved for a long time but that is not necessarily a bad thing, the companies are more stable and adjust to our volatility. what about the impact of fighting and ministrations policies, they have announced in some cases a restraint on drilling on federal lands for example, drilling not going to allow leases on alaskan oil, what affect whether policies have on u.s. production? >> very interesting because it comes out of striking time when the biden demonstration with the opec and producers increase output so there's enough oil in the world and prices don't continue to go up at the same time, restraining it. i think it's an open question in the campaign from biden went out of his way to say i will not ban twice but a lot of people in the ministration and they do talk
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about that. they can't ban it because of the state regulating, they can make it more difficult is a lot of uncertainty now with the ban on federal land, pipelines, this is not an administration particularly interested in the u.s. maintaining its leadership position in global oil. paul: you're going to appreciate it, thank you for coming on. president biden emerging opec to pump more oil as he moves to limit oil and gas production here at home. closer at the agenda as demand continues to rise amid the pandemic recovery. ♪♪
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i think there's a misunderstanding so to convey to the american people were working
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on it for supply availability of oil has a huge impact. i will also cite entering americans don't bear the burden of the pump continues to be priority for the ministration at large. paul: gents topic this week blaming high prices at the pump on the global supply shortage thing the a penetration is working on the problem even as president biden needs to reduce oil and gas production here at home. the national gas price average is up to percent since the start of the year according to aaa expected to increase another teh august. we are back with our panel, dan henninger, kim strauss and allysia dimmick. help me out here, kim, that i hear the word white has pumped more oil to the saudis, doesn't that violate every climate doctrine? >> yes, it does. but it doesn't do is it helped biden ministration politically
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which apparently matters more. what we know from every white house they get most nervous when they have pocketbook issues affecting americans that's why you see from the white house get nervous about inflation they are concerned about rise in gas prices and private infrastructure negotiations have a redline or anything new, gas taxes or electric vehicle user mileage taxes, they didn't want anything to hurt the pocketbook and that well and good but it does put them in a situation where what they say about what they want in terms of policy is completely opposite from the reality they are asking people outside the nation to drill and drill and drill more. paul: allysia, let's go through that, what is the administration doing to reduce production of oil and gas in the united states? it's an explicit goal the president has laid out.
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>> on federal land but in this and it restrictions with infringed on land so that would include this and he's looking at expanding or take more private development this is all on approach blocking pipeline which is oil and gas in the ground. paul: the key so pipeline but that oil is going to be delivered even if it doesn't apply pipeline, going by truck and rail, correct? >> right, it's more likely to go by rail, the issue there is they will increase or push up more
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oil, less up and into higher prices now. paul: dan, take a step back here, howitzers going to affect the biden, agenda across the board getting through congress. it was already going to be difficult but if you are -- your explicit goal is to reduce the use of fuels, that means logically you want to rise the price by reducing supply of fossil fuel. that directly contradicts the need to have lower gasoline prices so what impact is not going to have on their ability to get this through congress? >> i think it's going to have a big impact on their ability to go through congress especially if gasoline and energy prices
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are rising as members of congress have to vote on it and take responsibility for its. i like what dennis psaki was talking about, the biden administration interested in energy production at large, i love that phrase. what that means is including energy production beyond solar and wind. it's kind of admissions admission of reality that the economy is growing and energy production has to grow with it. remember that evil thing, coal? it's supplied nearly 25% of u.s. electricity in the last six months up from 17% the year before. it has to come from somewhere, otherwise prices will rise as we've been discussing so the democrats are totally committed to the climate agenda but i
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think some of this will have problems in the current session of congress, the president refused to go along with proposed increase in gasoline tax to finance the infrastructure bill, i guess that shows how sensitive he is to gasoline prices which is remarkable to me. >> what we are talking about your problems democrats climate agenda why it failed in the past and right washington state voters voted down current taxes, that is the reality but, agenda process and that is probably in the white house. paul: the current fundamental contradiction here, when we come back, democrat back to fight against republican state voting laws even after supreme court told arizona's reforms. what the court's decision means for those legal challenges as well as efforts in congress to federalize elections. ♪♪
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slaters 28 new one that will make it harder for americans to vote we need to fight back. in some states, americans have successfully blocked anti- voter bills from becoming law and others are being challenged in court. in congress, leaders work to pass to into law that would protect and strengthen voting rights. paul: kamala harris this week valley to continue the fight against republican back state voting laws. upholding arizona election rules now the legal path challenging those bills and what does it mean for hr one the democratic
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plan to that. kyle peterson and kim trostle. kyle, what start with the follow-up from the supreme court decision, what does it mean, start with the state first with their attempt to change voting laws. >> i suspect it means challenges to those laws like the justice department lawsuit going nowhere. the opinion in the supreme court case said there is not a problem when laws have the burden of voting on people and the ballot deadline they are on legitimate ground for exercising their constitutional authority when they passed these laws to set the rules that work for them and their population. paul: texas is going ahead in a special session with voting rights a priority. what are they proposing to do?
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>> it's not clear what will make it out of but the bills would include things like rolling back pandemic provisions in the county last year affected 24 hour or the state legislature said if you don't want ballots going up at 3:00 a.m., i can see a reasonable argument that. there are some provisions similar to georgia tiny for male voters, it's not entirely clear for the final legislation look like but a lot of what seems to be what george did. paul: kim, on that lawsuit, the justice department lawsuit against georgia say it violated federal law and the constitution i guess, if you think, is that a dead letter now legally? >> absolutely. that would be my guess because here's the thing about the decision we got last week, it laid out principles and one of
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the arguments in the department of justice, the georgia suit somehow these provisions disproportionately burden minority voters but when you look at principles laid out, he pointed out simply because some versions of the law or aspects of the law might be inconvenient, that is really matter. somehow you have to show that these things really are aimed at disproportionately harming african-american or minority voters and there is nothing, very little show in georgia that would suggest that the case and this has to be balanced against the goal of integrity in election. paul: 's the justice department did try to start back a little bit by saying in the lawsuit that the georgia legislature did have a discriminatory attempt. that pointed to a couple of
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comments by people in the legislature. you think that is enough for them to find a judge who will declare the georgia rule illegal? >> they might find a judge but in the end if you're going to an appeals court or goes back up to the report, the reigning provision for the line of the elite decision, you have to look at the totality of the circumstances and comments of individuals aside, the actual law itself does not necessarily inflict any burden particularly on minorities. you can make the argument any of the provisions do help minority voters in the state. paul: easier in georgia than new york state, kyle, what about hr one? are they going to have a harder passage or could this cause the
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democrats to say we can't make it as it? we're going to rewrite those in a way that makes it easier to pass. >> they seem with a lot of the provisions and get they have senator joe manchin who says he can't support that bill, what seems more likely to say will fall back to another bill, hr four, the john louisville name for the late representative john lewis and what that bill would do is resurrect preclearance process or state and local voting rules would have to get preapproval from the justice department from signoff but the problem is it's not clear to meet the current supreme court upholds that, the jim crow provision is applied to north dakota boise in 2021 and also it's not clear any repugnant or joe manchin would go for that either. paul: thanks, one more break when we come back, hits and misses of the week. ♪♪
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♪♪ paul: time now for our hits and misses of the week. kim, first to you. ing. >> paul, a hit to usa track and field for declining to accept sprinter sha'cari richardson for their team in tokyo after last month she failed an anti-doping test x there was a detection of the chemical found in marijuana. there's a big debate about whether or not marijuana is a performance enhancing drug, but the reality is the rules are the rules, and they were might to say the make an exception would undermine their credibility. paul: all right. kyle. >> i'll give a miss to the white house for getting involved in hunter biden's arts deals. there's a new york gallery that's planning an exhibition of his paintings which could sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. now the white house has worked out a plan to keep the buyers confidential even from hunter as a way to avoid ethical issues. let me get this straight, the concern is who's funneling money to the president's son, and the
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white house thinks let's do it all in secret. come on. transparency would be better, or maybe hunter should wait a few years before monetizing his artistic expression. paul: jillian. >> it's -- [inaudible] but the bigger problem is that adults aren't working, they're collecting unemployment, and so there's a huge demand for teenage labor. as a result, a couple of schools are cutting back hours, raising wages or not opening at all. paul: okay. and, dan. >> a big hit to the four states whose budgets the past two weeks have included expansions of school choice programs. those states are ohio, pennsylvania, new hampshire and arizona. pennsylvania's especially notable because there it was a democratic governor, tom wolf, who signed the budget including a expansion of the tax credit scholarship program there.
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this brings now a total of seven states this year that have expanded school choice programs that lets poor kids attend schools that actually teach. that's real equity. paul: great, thanks, dan. that's it for this week's show. thanks to all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot, hope to see you right here next week. ♪ arthel: day two of the conservative political action conference is in full swing as republicans look ahead to the midterms and the 2024 presidential elections and while the party waits for its next leader to emerge, one name still looms large. hello, everyone, welcome to "fox news live." i'm arthel neville. eric: thank you for joining us, i'm eric shawn. well, it may not quite have as many key heavy hitters -- conservative heavy hitters as it did earlier this year, but former president trump will be tomorrow's headline speaker there.