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>> don't let emily babysit. >> there is no better birth control than watching parents struggle with their children in airports. utterly miserable, no one has fun. >> we will between tommy and emily. here is america reports. >> john: thank you, we will see you soon. fox news alert to kick off america reports as the supply chain crush puts the squeeze on the u.s. economy and president biden is taking heat for the hold up that could wreak havoc over the holidays. welcome to america reports on a friday. i'm john roberts on a friday. >> i am in need anita vogel in for sandra smith. president biden trying to break up the bottleneck by calling on the private sector to step up and getting busy ports to work around the clock. it's just the beginning of the supply chain problem.
companies are also dealing with warehouse storage issues. facility is overflowing with toys and is struggling to get the retailers across the country just in time for christmas. do my karl rove will join us in just a moment, jacqui heinrich is live at the white house but we begin with william la jeunesse live from the port of los angeles today, what's going on there? >> president biden said on wednesday we are going to go to 24 and seven, specifically the three to 7:00 a.m. shift. we've been there the last two mornings at 5:00 a.m. and none of those operations were underway, the trends behind me were silent and officials turn out realistically it could take two to three months before the ports and all the players involved can go back to 24/7 operations. >> this is not flipping a light
switch as you well know, it's a series of individual discrete problem-solving actions that lower the barriers to 24/7 operation so we are not going to create artificial deadlines or put anybody in a box we will keep squeezing these efficiencies out expanding the hours. >> john: that's important because black friday, the big shopping day when retailers are supposed to go profitable is just five weeks away, not months. we looked at the shortage of truck drivers, the path of ships waiting off the shore and out of the bottleneck and now we look at the paralysis of warehouses unable to accept more goods because they don't have the truckers, labor, or space to unload what they already have. >> warehouse companies are limited on staffing to unload those containers were even the supplies that are needed in warehouses are limited whether that's forklifts, pallets, and so forth.
>> so we spoke to the port director of los angeles and they said they have six containers coming in for every one container leaving. the trade imbalance with china jumped about 11% in august alone and right now, the u.s. trade deficit went up 34% from last year. of course, you're looking at that right now. what does it basically means? the american consumer is not letting up and you have a pipeline that's this big putting this much into it. back to you. to make a lot of people will be surprised to hear your report that it would take weeks but not months to get back to 24/7 oper. william la jeunesse forest at the the port of los angeles. >> anita: we are waiting to hear from president biden is a supply chain crisis that has left shelves empty across the country only gets worse with the hashtag bear shelf biden trending on twitter for the
president is in connecticut where he is trying to shore up support for his build back better social spending legislation. meantime, the white house is trying to downplay your retweet sent by chief of staff ron klain dismissing the fears of most americans by calling their economic fears high-class problems. fox news white house correspondent jacqui heinrich is live at the white house with more on this. >> good afternoon to you. retweeted in obama era economic advisor with a message that seems to potentially be diminishing the pain that most americans are feeling in their wallets read in part most of the economic problems we are facing, inflation, supply chain or high-class problems but at 5.4%, some of the sharpest price increases last month, most americans.
the tweet prompted some right atomic widespread pushback. stephen miller saying hard to imagine a more arrogant, ignorant, or elitist statement diminishing it as a high-class problems and republican congresswoman elise stefanik wrote this is wrong. a reminder, inflation is tax on every american. the man behind the tweet defended his logic this morning on fox. >> the reason we have this inflation is a good reason. the unemployment rate has come down, families got money and people are buying more things than ever before. the problem isn't that our port stopped working, people are buying so much that stuff is trying to come through our ports and record volumes and that both has a good side and a bad side. >> so all of that context was immediately visible in the tweet but the white house chief of staff is free to tweet what he wants. >> a much more elegant way of
putting it than this high-class comment, not the first time saying twitter has drawn some sharp criticism, something the white house says giving puts pushback. >> is not a top priority. >> on twitter this morning as the president did tweet, the economy is progressing because of vaccines and has been making the case for two bills in congress but has not taken questions at all this week. >> anita: there calling it a high-class problem but there were items on those container ships that we all need, right? >> that's correct. and this president considers himself to be middle-class joe so a little irony there. >> anita: jacqui heinrich live at the white house, thank you so much. >> john: a lot of those items are christmas trees and will cover that later on.
president biden not the only person under fire, critics saying the leadership failure trickles down through his staff. the vice president and homeland security secretary failing to slow the surge of migrants to the crickets coming from other secretaries but asking the white house for any current member of the administration to talk about all of this and again, we have not heard anything in response. let's hear from karl rove, fox news contributor. when you look at the number of cabinet secretaries of the president has got in the number of problems, crises in some cases they are beset with, at this president being well served by his top staff? >> no, absolutely not. secretary mayorkas for example has the unenviable record of being the absolute worst person to be in charge of the american border and memory and most of the members of the cabinet are anonymous people who are not well known to the american
people and are not capable were apparently not interested in stepping forward and what they have in their particular departments. we are talking about a gigantic supply chain problem and where is the secretary of transportation ben >> john: he's now been speaking out about this, networking group that has existed for weeks or months inside the department a look at it. secretary buttigieg has basically been invisible since almost the day that he took office. >> john: he has been on paternity leave for the last couple of months and kayleigh mcenany was talking about this before, fatherhood is a terrific thing and being there to help your wife, husband, or partner raise the child is a terrific thing to do. but your cabinet secretary. you've got a huge problem, the biggest that we had in decades. in your job has got a best before date on it and for the duty of the american people should be engaged in that problem.
>> you should and if you decide it's important to be at home for a reasonable period of time, then you want to step up and do the right thing and say i'm stepping back from my duties in order to welcome to our family these two wonderful young children and designating so-and-so to take the lead but again, look inside the agency's. has this been a priority for them even before he departed, while he was gone was there anybody in charge who said we've got a problem with the supply chain and the secretary of transportation and we are going to bring all the stakeholders and people who run the ports, logistics, the ultimate consumers of these, get them together and see what the federal government can do to help resolve this problem? nothing, crickets. if you don't have a cabinet secretary stepping up to deal with the problems in the area, that's exactly what we're seeing happened happen in the area of transportation. these things need to start with
the cabinet secretaries and work their way up to the white house. they don't need to wait. try to get their hands around problems in their area. >> john: what about this tweet from ron maclean, the tweet from jason furman that he retweeted that jackie was talking about, he seems to be very prolific on twitter. more than 100 tweets just this week alone. is that too much for it chief of staff? >> i think the right number is zero. i was in the white house for seven years as a senior advisor and deputy white house chief of staff for three years, i saw two very good men serve as chiefs of staff and that is a demanding job. that is a job that requires your full attention to the things at hand from the earliest moment in the morning to the latest moment at night and neither one of those men i know chief of staff that i'm aware of what have
enough time to do 100 tweets in a year, let alone in a week. it is that the of the chief of staff? i think that's better left to the communicators that ron mclean has a big job to do in every moment he spends trying to determine should i retweet that? let me check my twitter feed, is there anything interesting let's come across in the last hour that i ought to retweet is a waste of his time and a disservice to the man that he serves generally who office is about 10 feet away in the oval office. >> john: your former colleague observed that an errant tweet could send the new cycle spinning in the wrong direction and that came to pass earlier this week. >> if the media were attentive, go back and look at his previous tweets, i bet you they were planning that would have said the normal new cycle spinning in a different direction if he didn't have a compliant press. >> john: good to see you, enjoy the weekend in texas. appreciate it.
he does tweet an awful lot. >> anita: 100 tweets in a week. >> john: tweets and retweet. >> anita: i think he's got president trump beat. >> john: it's pretty close to it it's actually pretty close. it eugene scalia, former labor secretary will be coming up in just a little while, going to be talking about the job shortage that the supply chain crisis, job shortage which is exacerbated the situation. there were a lot of problems that the president's cabinet secretary should be attending to and yet they seem to keep lingering. >> anita: we will be interesting to get his take. also developing this afternoon, we are told bill clinton is on the mend in the hospital after an infection spread to his blood. the former president was admitted to the university of california irvine medical center's intensive care unit on tuesday, the 75-year-old had a urinary tract infection advanced to sepsis.
but clinton's reps have been playing it down saying he is in the icu to provide the former president more privacy, not because of his medical condition and they wanted to make very clear he does not have covid. according to his doctors, clinton is in good spirits and responding well to antibiotics. >> john: fox news alert now, a lawmaker hunted down and murdered, breaking news out of britain where a conservative member of parliament was stabbed to death while meeting with voters today. we are live in london on that breaking news coming up next. plus, this. >> he stood up and he said parents do not have a right to be telling the schools but will be taught in school. he things the government should stay in between parents and their children. >> anita: republican candidate for virginia governor on his challenge remarks about critical race theory and parents telling schools what to teach. now virginia parents are reacting as all eyes are on that
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>> anita: welcome back. kayleigh mcenany is here is fox poll shows what they think about the left's attempt to control what their kids are learning. this is a fox news alert, a british conservative lawmaker has been stabbed to death by a killer shouting political statements. david amos was meeting with voters at a church in eastern england when he was attacked. at the latest developments on
this, benjamin. >> shocking news out of the u.k. today, well respected member of parliament simply going about his governmental business when he was stabbed to death in broad daylight inside a church that he had been an mp for 40 years, a father of five and today, was just going about meeting them to the public in his constituency. when amanda ran into the methodist church and stabbed sir davis numerous times. the 25-year-old man was soon arrested and a knife recovered. has been speaking in the last hour. >> david was a man who passionately believed in this country and its future. and we lost today a fine public servant and a much loved friend and colleague. >> there was no sense of motive yet or who the attacker is, sir
david amess was not a senior mp, a devout catholic who was a leading voice in support of israel but also a centrist who had avoided controversy. there had long been a concern in the u.k. about security of these public meetings and this attack will stir up memories of a very similar murder in 2016 of politician joe cox in that case by an extreme nationalist. there has been an uptick in attacks and abuse against mps in england and it has to do with the polarization of politics. one thing for certain, this will lead to a major security review and events like this have no place. >> anita: a frightening story, thank you so much come alive in london. >> john: baseball bat wielding woman creating chaos on capitol hill this morning. fox was told the woman came to the west front of the capitol building where she "assumed a batting stance" and tried to hit some officers with a weapon. when officers moved in from the suspect, she bit one of them. the reason why she's wearing
that hood there. the woman is arrested and will be charged with assault on the capitol hill police officer. crazy day. >> anita: here and across the pond. >> john: what happened in britain is reminiscent of what happened to gabby gifford, politics at the supermarket offense and someone came up and shot her and thankfully she survived but of course, changed her life forever. >> anita: it did. as parents nationwide struggle to reclaim control of their kids education, a brand-new fox poll back in virginia finds a strong majority of parents want a bigger role in deciding what schools teach their children. the polls come after democrat terry mcauliffe, the former virginia governor who was running again said he thinks parents should stay out of the classroom. kayleigh mcenany is a cohost for "outnumbered," it's always great to see you. >> good to join you. >> anita: so the question here, should parents have a say in what their kids are learning, let's take a look at that latest
fox news poll. 57% of parents say they should be able to tell schools what to teach, 34% say they should not. it seems like common sense. what's your take on this? >> it is common sense and that's why it was so galling what he set on the debate states that parents shouldn't be involved. not only that, double down on it. i spoke to more than 1,000 voters in richmond, virginia, and this was all they were talking about with terry mcauliffe, the audacity to double down on such a claim. i think if this turns out to be a bellwether, if they are able to close the gap in pulled this off. this would be the biggest reason why. it reminds me a lot of the florida gubernatorial race that showed him losing by seven points and showed andrew gillum, but he ended up winning because of a "wall street journal" editorial board had it right, school moms put him over the line. he doubled the support among black women and for the g.o.p.
typically gets because of school choice. so don't get between a parent and their children. it doesn't work well. >> anita: when it comes to the whole issues, the governor's race, the gubernatorial candidate, the candidate has really seized on the issue. in fact, he's launched a parent's matter initiative rallying parents across the state and now he is getting national attention. used within striking distance of the much more well-known terry mcauliffe, let's bring that up if we can. a brand-new fox news poll on that. terry mcauliffe, 51%, 46%, 3% undecided. so it really does seem like parents are paying attention to this issue. >> you're exactly right and that's why it's so smart. within 24 hours of making that comment, he weaponized into an ad but what is interesting here is the way the white house is
factoring in to this race where biden carries the state by ten points, now he is under water in the 45%'s approval in the state of virginia and by 22-39 margin, 39% said they're less likely to vote for mcauliffe if he were to endorse him so it's really interesting the way washington factors in. particularly the establishment which is why he is the ultimate establishment insiders trying to distance himself. >> anita: he did try to walk the statement back, but he can't take it away and like you said, there are campaign commercials where they're using that in the debate. would you say democrats are overlooking this interest that parents have in their kids and their education? 's is going to hurt them in the governor's race and what about the midterms? a lot of people are paying attention to this race as a bellwether for what happens
later. >> no doubt this will be a key issue for the g.o.p. particularly when you look at the polling on critical race theory which is at the epicenter of parents getting involved in the school boards, they don't want the ins insidious ideology talked of those who know what critical race theory is, 58% are against it. they don't want it in their textbook and don't want their kids to be taught it and a good friend of mine on the campaign always used to say she's a grassroots activist and said republicans never get involved in their school board meetings and they should but that all change this year and a rather dramatic way. parents are animated, g.o.p. animated pencil for the first time in a long time putting their voice out there. >> anita: i have a feeling they will continue to show up, thank you so much for your thoughts. >> john: president biden's own supreme court commission warning against the push to pack the courts but it did have some ideas for how to shake things up. we've got that coming for you coming up next.
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>> anita: finally, the fda weighing in on the debate over booster shots, so do you need one? dr. marc siegel will help us figure it out. from a lifetime to scheduled shift. president biden supreme court commission has ideas for changes to the nation's high court and it's weighing on progressives call for court packing. live on capitol hill with more on this. >> good to see you. this is probably not what progressives were hoping for, but the question is will they
continue their call to expand the court despite this latest setback? according to this 200 page document, this report that just came out yesterday, the commission is suggesting that growing the size of the court would not achieve balance writing this "the risks of court expansion are considerable including that it could undermine the very goal of some of its proponents, restoring the court's legitimacy. however, the commission is open to term limits for justices writing a system of term limits would advance the constitution's commitments to checks and balances and popular sovereignty. the commission does not find term limits to be partisan. some democrats believe the current number of conservative judges does not represent the u.s. population while republicans have a warning that packing the court would end the supreme court legitimacy and a really frustrated at the president has been chosen aside yet.
>> this commission from the very beginning has been an effort to provide joe biden cover from the far left and already criticizing it because they do want to pack the supreme court. that is deeply corrosive of the rule of law on most americans are strongly opposed to it. >> of what happens next? yesterday before the release of this, speaker pelosi dodged the question about they have already proved their negotiating power in congress in case they wanted to bring some legislation forward and didn't answer that question, but a reminder here that the commission did not make a hard recommendation to the president and this is just a draft report, the final report to the white house in november. >> anita: term limits would be a big change. great information there, great to see you. >> john: when president biden
was asked about court packing and that he was really punting it to the commission, his belief is no, that's not something you should touch as he articulated decades ago. it >> john: may be president biden was very astute from that standpoint knowing that he had an unpopular position among progressives but letting his commission deliver the news. >> anita: you never know. interesting. >> john: an fda panel unanimously recommending a motor moderna booster shot and those who received the j&j vaccine. it will be up to the fda to make an official decision. a professor of medicine at nyu langone medical center and fox news contributor so breaking news in just a last minute, this advisory panel is recommending a booster shot of the j&j vaccine. though the case appeared to be a
lot less certain than the case for both moderna and pfizer, why? >> the moderna case was there was a 13.6% increase in mild infection so it wasn't nearly as robust a concern as we saw with the pfizer vaccine with the data coming out of israel where it was increasing the risk of severe infections and hospitalizations after six months so moderna milder and they recommended approval. the first point is when you recommend approval, the fda is going to go along with it. not going to be a question about that, it will be approved for boosters over 65, that's the tradition of the fda. in terms of j&j, there's a study not yet published but looks very substantial that shows that if you had j&j vaccine after six months, you actually will benefit more from having one of the moderna shots or pfizer shots even more than if you got a second j&j shots of this
recommendation today will almost undoubtedly lead to that being brought in to policy for those over 65, more than six months. that you can head over for the second shot but the mrna vaccines are preferential. >> john: folks who are saying i'm not sure how much protection i will get from j&j, they can switch to one of the other ones. the advisory panel as you pointed out looks like it's going to be only for people 65 years of age or over or those with high risk medical conditions because the members of the panel don't seem to be willing to go down this route of universal booster shots. let's hear what a couple of them said yesterday. >> i'm uncomfortable with how we trip down the line regarding the thought of universal windows which i don't think is right. >> i don't see the need for a let it rip campaign for boosters for everyone who's ever been vaccinated. >> john: so let me ask the flip side of that question, what would be wrong with giving everybody a booster shot?
>> that's a really good question in your ways ask great questions but the first that you showed their head of the vaccine education center at penn is terrific, very cautious but he's also very aware that israel is giving boosters now to everybody over the age of 12 and they started going down gradually, they found that over the age of 40 and this committee just saw that data, you saw an increase in severe infection so i think you can make an argument for the fact that they are going too slow. i think they can bring it down to 40 but i think they want to see how this works, following what israel did but they want to go cautiously. i think they're a bit too cautious. i think boosters for everyone after six months over the age of 12 makes sense. >> john: had a urinary tract infection that progress to sepsis, he ran the fbi office they were in new york, he had a kidney infection that progress
to sepsis and he was dead within a couple of days. this can be very problematic. >> absolutely. he went in on tuesday, infections are very common in males as well as females and i think from what i'm hearing and he is responding to antibiotics in the clinton camp says he expects to go over to oral antibiotics by the end of today, the real question here is our his blood cultures positive? because that bacteria, something like e. coli, the viewers will know e. coli, usually something like that can get into the blood but the good news is it tends to respond well to antibiotics so if he is turning the corner, it's a very good sign if we are hearing the correct news on this that he is joking, walking around, we know he's a big jokester and that's a very good sign. he has a history of heart disease and i interviewed his cardiac surgeon and 2,004, doesn't seem to be any
information that has heart issues or any way related to this. it looks like he is making a recovery from what we are hearing. >> john: we wish him the best, always good to sit down with you, thank you for the house call. i guess it's telemedicine, right? >> anita: great to hear that clinton is on them bend. a record 10 million jobs only in the u.s. and yet weekly unemployment claims on the monthly unemployment rate are down to pandemic lows. how can that be and how is it impacting the supply chain backlog? former labor secretary eugene scalia weighs in. >> john: plus, the supply chain crisis impacting holiday shopping, how much you could pay for it artificial christmas tree this year if you are even able to find one at all. we've got that for you. they drove to safelite for a same-day repair. and with their insurance, it was no cost to them. >> woman: really? >> tech: that's service the way you need it.
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u.s. supply chain stretched thin as ports endure a massive congestion and despite there being 10 million open jobs in the u.s., companies continue to struggle with finding workers all as the holidays are fast approaching. let's bring in former labor secretary eugene scalia, secretary scalia, thank you for joining us today. you are the perfect guest for this topic. how can the supply chain get any kind of break as we head into the holidays? everybody wants something. will we get to have christmas? >> i can guarantee you, yes, we will have christmas. the supply chain is much harder to predict right now. a lot of things going on in our economy right now, obviously these are tumultuous times and it starts with the pandemic and that drives so much of what's going on including factory closures in china and elsewhere that caused the backlog in products so the pandemic is the big factor but let me mention a
couple of other things going on, really important in understanding the job market, one is how strong the economy was prepandemic, the economy is really humming before the pandemic and continuing to be very robust coming back much more quickly a year ago that anybody was projecting so had a strong economy coming into this new administration but the third factor that's been very important has been federal spending. we expected a much worse recession from covid then we got. pumped a lot of money into the economy in terms of unemployment benefits, that has had an inflationary impact and what you've had is people with spending cash, retail sales have been good but some people i think hanging out of the job market longer than they might have. that's partly because of fear of covid for some people but i think there is no doubt that the
added cash and benefits while increasing demand have reduced workers out there looking for jobs. >> anita: i will ask you to stand by for just a moment. >> john: want to jump to the university of connecticut where the president is speaking about his build back better plan also known as the three and a half trillion dollar reconciliation bill specifically today what he sees as the importance of assistance and child care. >> it was seldom. i get home in time, might have dinner and save dessert and kiss them good night and it made me realize how difficult it is for the vast majority of people who need help. i am lucky. i had a mother who was nearby, sister who is my best friend who quit her job temporarily and moved in with her husband to
help me raise my kids, but most people don't have that option. so i've been conscious of the concern and the lack of access and the lack of financial ability to have child care for a long time. when i want to thank the team here at the development center for welcoming us today and i want to think that excellent leaders you have here. one of the best governors in the united states of america, you really are. you stand up for what you believe in and you don't back down. and mr. mayor, luke is an afghan war veteran we were talking about all the work he's done with the former governor of delaware placing afghan refugees coming out of afghanistan continuing to get people out, thank you for what you do, i really mean it. and richard blumenthal who was
back in those days the attorney general not a joke, but he looked to richard for help. and thank you for the way you took him under your wing. it made a difference. you know what he thought of you. and chris murphy who has been not only a real soldier, but he has stood up and stuck up for me and chris, it matters. it matters when you stand up and make the case and i do appreciate it. john and i go back a long way and you can't deny me, no way out. and the first time i came up this way, my son was going to yell law school and mother was a
alder woman. and knocking on the door and this woman said where is biotin, where is joe biden? and i was up on the ladder and i said i'm here and said no, where's biden? where's biden? and she brought the chief of police over to let them know everything would be taken care of, but your mother was something else. the expression the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, you've been an incredible leader in all things having to do with the health and well-being of children and we would not have had the legislation we are now trying to continue were not for you and you're the real deal. as well as joanna, the comments i got i get from everybody,
where is jill? i am joe biden's husband, and i think she's either in new jersey or virginia, i'm not sure after teaching 15 credits this week at the community college and she is out there making a case. i'm here today to talk about what's fundamentally at stake right now for the families not only in connecticut because you're ahead of the curve with what you've done on your own before our country. for a long time, america set the pace across the globe. for most of the 21st century, we literally lead the world by a significant margin in investments we invested in our own people. not only our roads and highways and bridges but in our people and our families and we didn't just build the interstate highway system and invest to win the space race, we also were among the first to provide the access to free education beginning at the turn of the
20th century. it was a distinction and a decision to invest in our children and families in a major reason why we will leave the world in 21st century. for everyone beginning in first grade. but somehow along the way, we stopped investing in our people. our infrastructure has fallen from the best in the world according to the world economic forum, or infrastructure ranks 13th in the world, roads, bridges, whole host of things. but just as important as the organization of economic opportunity and cooperation now ranks america 35 out of 37 major countries when it comes to investing in early childhood education and care. another way the world is catching up and beginning to pass us. in a country that out educates
us will outcompete us. it cannot be competitive in the 21st century in this global economy if we fail to invest. that's why i propose to go critical pieces of legislation being debated in washington right now, both bills that are not about left versus right, not about moderate versus progressive or anything else that pits one american against another. these bills are about competitiveness versus complacency. it about opportunity versus decay. about leading the world or continuing to let the world move by us. a lot of folks know what's at stake in the infrastructure bill but it's about rebuilding the arteries of our economy, putting people to work in good paying jobs, created 16 million new jobs over time, good paying jobs, union jobs, not five bucks an hour, seven, 15, the 40 and $50 an hour, commanding rage you can raise a family on and live
with some dignity and pride. bring their roads and bridges up to speed replacing lead water pipes over 40,000 schools across america you're worried when you go to the water fountain whether there's lead in the water and the children will be poisoned. it and turn on the faucet so that every place in america you will be assured the water was clean. lane transition lines for a modern and resilient energy grade. making high-speed internet affordable and available everywhere, urban, suburban, rural. parts of the country that are being left behind and parts of the country in states that are economically prosperous being left behind. in the process, creating millions of good paying jobs. i've had a couple conferences already held going in scotland shortly and i guess i had 71
heads of state on the first one i did in the white house and i said people are starting to talk about it now. that about me, but about the idea. when i think climate, i think jobs, good paying jobs, union jobs. this is an opportunity. we are in a country in a world that has consistently turn difficulty into opportunity. not only making this world more livable but to actually create greater opportunity for people. making landmark investments in public transit and rail. there's millions of kids getting on school buses and inhaling air and getting asthma. they should be electric buses. so look, i have a tendency to say more that i need to stay but the bottom line is i wanted to come here today because too many folks in washington still don't realize it isn't enough to
invest in our physical infrastructure. they also have to invest in our people and that's what the second bill does. in seeing the children is a perfect reminder of what our family needs to be able to thrive. you all know the statistics because your teachers here, child coming out of a single parent house where there is real difficulty will hear 1 million fewer words spoken, not different words spoken than a child in a middle-class household. so you start them at the age, age six or seven, there are already behind the curve. how can we compete in a world of millions of americans and parents especially moms can't be part of the workforce because they can't afford the cost of child care or eldercare. there is a generation getting
crushed. it's about $16,000 a year. that's what it is around the country, some place with more some places with less, how many? 16,000 after taxes so the average two-parent family and two young kids spent 26% of their income on child care every year. my build back better plan is going to change that. it's going to cut the cost of child care for most american families three and a half. no middle-class family will pay more than 7% of the child care. making ends meet or maybe care for that like i talked about today, the other piece that you all know is dealing with eldercare. there's no spaces, we can afford
to do this. at any rate, also have to provide businesses with tax credits. it should be a place for their children. what we want to do is make sure that we encourage businesses to do the same, to get a significant tax cut and be able if they have an on-site facility to take care of their workers children, you go to work with your child and you have a serious facility on site. studies show when you have on-site care for children, the business itself has less employee turnover, less absenteeism, and higher productivity. we can show you all the studies, it's real. we can't afford to live behind other countries and what they were invested in. when america made 12 years of public education, gave the best
prepared workforce to the rest of the world. we are designing public education today, saying what are we going to do? we need free public education. in does anybody think we do think 12 years was enough? in the second quarter of the 21st century? the fact is today, only about half of three and 4-year-olds in america are enrolled in early education and childhood education. in germany, france, and the u.k., even latvia, the number of children in those countries enrolled is 90%. 90%. my plan gets us back on track. it provides two years of high quality preschool for every child in america, it also makes investments in higher education by increasing pell grants. i don't know if i can get it done but proposed free community college like you've done here in
the state of connecticut to help students from lower income families attend community college and four-year schools. investing in historically black colleges and universities to make sure young people have a shot at good paying jobs in the future. we also extend this lady's child tax credit. which is finally a tax cut for the middle class. my friends on the other side never had any problem adding $2 trillion of tax cuts for the very wealthy. i don't think you shouldn't be able to make a million or billion dollars. i'm a capitalist, but i make big money now, i'm president. all kidding aside, i don't think we should punish anybody, just pay your fair share. just pay your fair share.
the issue that has been championed for years in the past is if you paid your taxes and headed income high enough that you were able to take the $2,000 per child deduction come you can actually write it off your taxes but how many families do you know of cops and firefighters and schoolteachers don't pay that much in tax because you pay a tax, but going to get 4,000 back for your kids. it's not refundable. it comes off your tax bill or you don't get it at all. the american rescue plan which i'm very proud of, real game changer to start our economy moving again recognize the people of lower incomes don't get the benefit of that tax break because they don't have that much to deduct. so we make it refundable. so you get that back over the
years. you only had $1,000 in taxes and had three kids, you end up at a situation where you get $5,000 refundable to you. they would pay you, the government would pay you. we increase that amount in the near term to $3,600 for every child at the age of six and $3,000 for dependence between the ages of six and 17. the money is already a game changer for working families. it's projected to cut child poverty in connecticut. in one of the wealthier states like delaware and connecticut by 40%. for real. it's a life changer. the build back better act says that you've got the first half of it paid to you in the second half you can pay on a monthly basis. people are getting hard working families a check in the mail on the 15th just like you get social security checks but being
able to raise your kids. that monthly tax cut for parents is going to end in just a couple of months. this could impact families of 61 million kids at the holidays when the winter heating costs are going up. when we need to keep the taxes for families going down. the bottom line is this, when you give working families a break, we are not just raising the quality of life, we are positioning your country to compete in the future. when i talk to all the folks out on the playground and joking says everybody knows i like it's better than people, unfortunately there like me, maybe that's why i like them but all kidding aside, you all talked about what it means to the families of these children and granted coming at the cut way back because a lot of things happening, things are the same as they were. but these bills are about strengthening the economy for decades to come. both of these are over ten
years, take the infrastructure bill, all those investments in roads, bridges, highways, clean water, everything they represent less than one half of 1% of our economy each year if you added all the up over the years. and the cost of the build back better plan in terms of adding to the deficit is zero. so i hear people say it cost 3.5 trillion but to be honest with you, probably not going to get 3.5 trillion this year, will get something less than that but i'm going to negotiate and get it done by the grace of god and the creek never rises my grandpa would say but all kidding aside, we are going to keep coming in because the more we demonstrate it works, the more we can do. it's paid for because big corporations ought to start paying their fair share. let me be clear, nobody who makes under $400,000 a year which is a lot of money will see
their taxes go up one single penny, not one. so i keep that commitment. in fact, this plan cuts taxes for working people. there's no reason why billionaires should pay a lower tax rate than a schoolteacher and a firefighter, and that's what's happening now, it isn't right, 55 of our fortune 500 companies last year, 55 paid zero in taxes. and they made $40 billion in profit. i'm glad they made a profit. but pay your fair share. just pay a decent portion of what we lay out in this piece of legislation. and by the way, i've had a
number of fortune 500 companies come to me and say you're right, we can pay at higher tax because they understand the impact if we don't invest like we have to on their long-term health and well-being. this needs to change. working folks understand it. that's why despite the attacks and misinformation, my plan still has the overwhelming support of the american people. they understand that when families have a little more breathing room, america has a lot better shot. my dad used to say -- my dad was a well read, well bred man who regretted his whole life he never got the chance to go to college and he worked like heck. he'd always come home for dinner and go back to work. we lived in a four-bedroom split-level home with four kids and a grandpa. and my bed was against the wall and my parents bed was against
the facing wall. i remember one night i can tell my dad was so restless. i was in high school. the next morning, doing it with health insurance. you know what? we weren't poor. my dad probably made $25,000 a year which was decent salary. but he used to say everybody is entitled to just a little bit of breathing room, just a little bit. a little bit of breathing room. they know this about respect, it's about building the economy from the bottom up in the middle out. i've never seen a time and some of you may be have in congress or the press may have your masters or doctorate degrees in economics, may be a single time
in american history when the middle class was doing well and the wealthy didn't do very, very well. maybe none. one single time in american history. we are not hurting everybody, just making sure everybody gets a shot. let me close with this and this is not hyperbole. the world is watching, autocrats believe that the world is moving so rapidly that democracies cannot generate consensus quickly enough to get things done, not a joke. i've had hours and hours of meetings and personal conversations with xi jinping. i've spent more time with them than any other world leader has both as vice president and now. every time he calls, it's a conversation an hour and a half every two and a half hours, not a joke. but he doesn't think democracies can compete because they can't react quickly enough.
in my summit with putin, democracies can't compete, they can't move quickly enough. you know how they measure? they don't measure based on the size of our military, they don't measure rests on how much power we have, they measure can we get anything done? not a joke. many of you travel internationally, can you put it together to get something done in america? so they're betting that we won't respond to this inflection point in history but have always said and i mean that, it's never a good bet to bet against the american people, never a good
bet. it's time for us to invest in ourselves, show the world that american democracy works. we've always lived not by the example of our physical power but by the power of our example. that's why the world has followed. they've given us a chance, not a single solitary thing that we can't achieve if we do it together. so there's a lot of questions the press is going to want to ask me i know about how the negotiations go and how we are going to get this done and so on. i told you before what my neurosurgeon years ago said when i had that aneurysm, he said your problem center is your congenital optimist. in i'm convinced we are going to get this done. i'm convinced we are going to get it done. we won't get $3.5 trillion, we will get less than that, but we
will get it and we will go back and get the rest so i want to thank you all and god bless you and i know you're asking about president clinton, i've been exchanging calls, seems to be doing well, so when i talk to him, i will let you all know but in the meantime, thank you for taking the time to be here and i've said this again, for all you elected officials, it's like a holiday for you. don't have to listen to another politician speak but i am really and i mean this without exception, so proud to be associated with each one of you. it you are honorable and decent and smart women and men and there's a lot we can get down, so thank you very much. >> john: president biden there at the university of connecticut trying to sell america on what he calls the build back better
plan also known as the three and a half trillion dollar reconciliation bill, the president specifically talking about child care today but talking about a lot of other things as well and he made some news there. he got the figure wrong but said we probably won't get the two and a half trillion but we will come back we will get the rest. it's an acknowledgment on the part of the president here that the plan has it exists now which is three and half trillion dollars is not going to fly. that would be a nod to kyrsten sinema and joe manchin, the senators who say it's too big. >> anita: exactly, he said it a couple of times but said they will get something less and speaking of joe manchin, one of the things the president talked about was free public college. joe manchin not on board with that. they need to get him on board. >> john: live in connecticut where the president just spoke, said the president as we were just now talking basically
saying we are not going to get the bill is we want it right now, going to have to go for something smaller and then said we will come back later and get the rest, don't know how he plans to do that. >> good afternoon. the bottom line is the plan that exists right now is still $3.5 trillion and today, he spoke from a child care center here in hartford, connecticut, to pitch the american people on the $450 billion in that plan that is allocated to lowering the cost of child care as well as instituting universal pre-k for three and 4-year-olds throughout this country. he said by lowering that burden on families, millions of american women will be able to join the workforce. take a look at what he's talking about in terms of the burden, the average family in the u.s. spends $9,000 a year for about 20% of their families income on day care for kids up to five years old and it's according to the bipartisan policies they are, argues the federal
government needs to spend more to dramatically lower that burden and according to the organization for economic cooperation and development, the u.s. spends just $500 per child per child care, that's the lowest advancement compared to other advanced nations like norway which spends $29,000 per child. biden's plan calls on spending $250 billion over ten years the subsidized child care, lower to middle-income families who will not pay more than he says 7% of their income for child care. the white house says the plan will cut costs in half for most middle-income families. now, the bureau of labor statistics also talks about how much the child care workers make in this country right now. they average about $12 an hour, biden is part of this plan wants to increase that to $15 an hour. republicans are concerned that this federal entitlement program
will be burdensome on local communities, listen. >> this bill will shut down your day care because day care is will now have to hire college educated employees so you probably won't be able to afford the day care that you go to or will have to shut down altogether. >> based on the bill that currently exists, states would be in charge of allocating these billions of dollars when it comes to child care but republicans as well as critics point out what of the strings that are attached to this money and how much control of the federal government have on the education of our younger children on i just of many questions they have. >> john: thank you prayer let's bring in chris wallace. so you saw the acknowledgment, pretty much acknowledging reality that he is not going to get the three and a half trillion dollars and the real battle comes down now to the progressives trying to get as much as they can for the projects that they want and
kyrsten sinema saying look, we are not going to get a reconciliation bill unless you pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the progress of saying well, you won't get the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless you pass the reconciliation bill so there's still a lot of daylight in the democratic party. >> absolutely and when you get to the big social spending bill, the three and a half trillion or whatever it is, there are two issues. first of all, the top line that we've known for a couple of weeks now that would be three and a half trillion and talking about two and a half trillion at the most but then once you get the top line, it's what you do with that money, some people who say do fewer programs but block them in for the full ten years here and basically solidify them into american society. there were others in a more progressive group that say take all of the programs, continue them but just for a shorter period of time like five years
and then hope that it gets enough support that it will be impossible to appraise them when the time lapses. a lot of concern is that five years from now, the sunset provision that five years from now you will have a republican president and republican congress and they will just be cut out so there's a big division still inside the democratic party and i'm curious because the president is talking about we need these programs and this isn't a fight between republicans and democrats, this is among democrats. >> john: what's interesting to look at is a new gallup survey that found that americans don't believe that the government should be all that much involved in their lives, 52% of people in this new survey says the government is doing too many things, 43% on the government to do more of a look at how the numbers have flipped from last year, last year, 54% of people said they wanted the government to do more, that was may be
because of covid because last time it was anywhere near that high was 2011. this big spending plan, depends on government but at the same time, they're saying do less, not more. >> you're exactly right about those numbers come up with the anomaly with last year when it was up to 54% and as you say, i think a lot of it had to do with the fact that we were in the depths of the coronavirus on the pandemic, the 43% saying we want government to do more is the more traditional number and when
you heard the president talking about child care and reducing it from 20% of people's income to 7%, that sounds great. i know an awful lot of younger families who have kids in child care and those costs are really hurting them so i'm sure for a lot of them, the idea of some child care subsidies sounds just great. the problem is, is not just one program, it is that plus pre-k, plus climate change, free community college, and on and on and when you get up to the two or $3 trillion range, we are talking about fdr and the new deal but joe biden didn't get elected with that, he got a 50/50 senate and a three vote margin in the house so he doesn't have those kinds of majorities to push his programs through. >> john: let me put this up on the screen, only 38% of independents want the government to do more and that is where elections are 1:lost so it looks like the independents are not with this move to bigger government either. with you got coming up? >> obviously a lot going on this week with the fda panel and covid and vaccine mandates, talking to dr. anthony fauci then on all these questions of inflation and supply chain, talking to one of the nation's top economists and investors and then are very special power player of the week, i interview matt robertson yesterday, he is stepping down after 60 years on
the christian broadcasting network, 91 years old and i said are you planning to retire and he said no, i am planning to you live for another 29 years which i think it is until 120 and on fox news sunday, he tells me why he thinks he's going to live that long. >> john: we will see if he can make it. >> i'm not sure i'm going to make it, we may not know whether he makes it. >> john: i'm just trying to make it to monday. we will see you on sunday, thank you. how long you trying to make it? >> anita: forever? why not? interesting to hear the secret of how he plans to live that long. >> john: maybe he can put it in a bottle and sell it. >> anita: we will buy it. next up, we will go live to the border as we wait for new numbers on apprehensions that will give us an even clearer picture of what is said to be a record-breaking year for illegal crossings. >> john: the biden administration talking about a crisis not at the border but for another issue entirely so what
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u.s. a federal court ruled the administration had to restore and if so the department of homeland security says "we are working to do so despite our repeal of the court's order. dhs also will be issuing a memorandum terminating mpp and it issuing memo, intends to address concerns about the prior memo that sought to terminate. so dhs says it could be ready to re-implement this policy by mid-november and will move to cancel it as soon as it can. here in texas, texas state law enforcement stepping up its operations, state troopers have shared this exclusively with fox saying they pulled over arrested human smugglers near del rio, texas, yesterday and say migrants avoid border
checkpoints and that's where smugglers pick them up. only federal officials can enforce immigration laws so texas will charge them with smuggling or any state laws that apply here. in the federal fiscal year that just ended october 2020 through last month, border patrol says it's encounter nearly one and a half million migrants here on the southwest border. we expect any time now to get the numbers for the final month of the fiscal year, that would be september and depending on those figures, it could exceed any recorded southwest border of all time but what you've got already here through the month of august already the busiest year we have seen since august. >> john: is thomas telling us yesterday, he believes 400,000 people got into the country without being apprehended so that's putting the overall number away above that. thank you.
>> the biden administration still recalling the situation of crisis, but white house press secretary jen psaki happy to use the term to describe climate change. and now some are saying that the country really has the leadership crisis after president biden speaks, topped apartments drawing fears curses dull my criticism and stayed silent bread let's bring in charlie hurt, fox news contributor and "washington times" opinion editor. thanks for joining us today. so jen psaki says climate change is a crisis, but the border is not so maybe she hasn't seen the pictures from under the del rio bridge, what do you think? >> i think you're exactly right. i actually think they do know exactly what's going on at the border and they don't think it's a crisis because it's exactly what they envisioned happening in the first place. it's kind of interesting the administration is now talking about re-implementing the remain in mexico policy and they are
not doing that because they see what's going on on the ground am i doing that because they're being forced to do that which is very different from acknowledging that they have a crisis and honestly, the whole problem here if you step back, the problem for the administration is a credibility one because if you ask regular americans in the polling shows this, do you think the border is a crisis, the answer is overwhelmingly asked, do you think climate change is the most important crisis facing america today and they overwhelmingly say no. it often doesn't even make top ten of the concerns people have. so that gap just sort of suggests there's a real break between what the administration is prioritizing and what actually matters to regular voters back home. one back in the administration said it would fight the implementation so we will see what happens there but even some democratic lawmakers like texas congressmen have expressed
concern over the crush of migrants entering the country so there is criticism coming from both sides of the aisle and then you have homeland security secretary saying over and over again in the border is closed, but like you said, americans see the pictures on tv suggesting just the opposite and then merrick garland, the attorney general targeting parents at school board meetings, some on the left calling them domestic terrorists, meanwhile, there were a real terrorist gathering in the wake of the fall of afghanistan so seeing is believing, what is the truth here? >> absolutely, those are all great points and it's important to remember as you know starting next year, every week that passes, we get closer to next year's elections so every week that we get closer, more and more democrats are going to wake up and start speaking acknowledging reality which is that there is a crisis and it does cross everything. for example, joe biden just now in his remarks talked about how he wants to lower child care
costs for families. everybody wants people to have lower child care pair that's not the issue. the issue is how do you get there and the credibility problem comes in if you're going to lower the cost of child care the way you lowered gas prices and the price of meat at the grocery store, no thank you. americans don't want lower prices like that, they want actual lower prices. >> anita: i want to put up a tweet on the screen from joe biden from last year, this was from may of 2020 when people were having trouble getting basic necessities like toilet paper, et cetera. let's put it up. he says we don't have a food shortage problem, we have a leadership problem. so if that was the case back in may of 2020, what we have now? >> i would say we have an actual leadership problem. it's interesting that mother was so effort made by democrats to
politicize the pandemic and that's the way politics works but the problem is now they are in charge now when they control every lever of power in washington and the big differences so many of the crises like at the border which did not exist before the biden administration made these changes to these trump policies which did not solve the problem analogy might come as a democrat and republican problem going back decades but president trump had solve the immediate problem at the border and his current crisis didn't exist until joe biden put in these policies that undid all of that and invited this crush of illegals across the border which of course is obviously a violation of our rights to control her border but also is a humanitarian crisis for the people, the children and the families and the women being dragged across the border by human smugglers, it's despicable and to have these democrats
defending policies that puts people in these sorts of conditions is really disgusting. >> anita: it is sad and dangerous what is happening at the border fresher. charlie hurt, thank you for coming today. >> john: it could be a blue christmas for many americans as stores are being forced to hike the price for artificial trees this holiday season. will speak with a man who runs one of the nations cross christmas tree makers. >> anita: restaurant owner still struggling to get back on their feet because of the pandemic and asking where is president biden has he faces not only a supply shortage but also a worker shortage. what they want from the white house just ahead. need. how about a throwback? you got it. ♪ liberty, liberty - liberty, liberty ♪ uh, i'll settle for something i can dance to. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪
inflation and a supply chain crisis and on top of all of that, worker shortage to boot. restaurant owners are looking for president biden in congress for help but as you saw the beginning of the hour, the president is in connecticut pushing to spend even more taxpayer money. fox business as they are in connecticut. >> the president pushing to spend trillions on all kinds of other social programs in the state today but the restaurant owners we've been speaking with said what about us? we still haven't turned the corner. working harder than you ever have been not making as much money. mentioned inflation, what's the biggest issue for you right now? >> definitely the cost of inflation whether it be for iol or labor, whatever. >> what does it cost compared to what it did? 50% more. so now you talk about whether washington comes in and helps out again. in spending lot of money it seems like the last time around on the restaurants, there was
something called a restaurant revitalization, $28.6 billion is a lot. the 72 billion, so it's a big gap. could you still use more of it and if so, what would you use it for? >> a lot of my friends are in need. we will take it if you give it. it's going to go to good use, it will go to keeping our labor pool up, keeping people employed in keeping small business around which is important, keep us open seven days instead of the five we are operating at. >> i know it's not necessarily your issue but paying more money is in costs have gone up for everything with bio oil or the workers, have to pay them much more so people thinking these restaurants have gotten to the worst of it and turn the corner might want to think again, still pretty tough times what we're finding here especially in connecticut. >> anita: looks like such a nice restaurant and he mentioned the cost of fry oil up 50%,
that's got to be reflected in their prices for customers. >> you have to pass some of that along. you can pass all of it along. you can pass all of that along, right? you can raise your price a little bit. >> only so far you can go on a steak or an appetizer. >> people will not pay all of that and then your margins get tighter and the restaurant business already tight margins already. >> anita: thank you so much for that report. >> john: with price increases, even plastic trees, our next guest warning the nationwide supply of artificial christmas trees is very short and that means that prices are on the rise. chris butler joins me now, ceo of the national tree company. i had no idea artificial christmas trees were such a huge market but according to the american christmas tree association, last year 75% of u.s. households displayed a christmas tree. and of those homes, 85%
displayed an artificial tree which means about 80 million artificial trees. i expect a lot of those will get reused year to year but in terms of the artificial tree market, that is still a huge demand and will you be able to meet that demand this year? >> thank you so much for having me on, it's about a 1 billion to $2 billion industry and we think this year is going to be very tight. we think the margin is going to be even higher than it normally is because of three reasons, people have money in their pockets, never to come out year christmas was a bit of a bust, covid dampened christmas, people weren't able to get together for celebrate and frankly, people weren't able to decorate and get together this year. so finally, the housing market has been crazy this year as you know, furniture demand is high, we are already seeing record demand for our products and so when you couple that with the supply chain crisis you've been
talking about for many weeks now, you have a big crunch come this holiday season so what we're saying to consumers is active now, come out and buy today because the peak week for buying christmas trees is around that thanksgiving time and we think by that point, the shelves might be quite empty. >> john: so where do you source your trees from? what is the shipping situation? >> resource almost all of our trees and goods from china and early in may and june, we started to see a tightness in constraint in the supply. so we are suddenly scrambling to get containers along with every other importer of goods from china and not only are we unable to get the containers we wanted to get but also the prices have gone up tenfold so last year, paying anywhere between two to $3,000 for a container and this year paying upwards of $20,000
so when we started to see those prices, we acted very quickly and decided that we wanted to serve the american public, bring our products in, help our retailers get the products they need to sell but obviously, we've had to pay an extreme premium to get those products into the country. >> john: you started bringing in some products anticipating demand but with the price is in terms of shipping, obviously you've got to pass some of that along to the consumer so what will happen to the price of artificial trees this fall? >> so we think the marketplace in general will go up about 20 or 30% so passing on the price increase anywhere from 20 to 30% and we are seeing the consumers are willing to pay that again with the strong demand, consumers are willing to buy them, the quality of these trees are much higher than it's ever been. many of our trees have this feeling of technology, so the value as they are, these trees
last anywhere from five to ten years, extremely durable, we are actually seeing a trend now where many consumers are putting in the multiple room so it's not just the old tree in the corner like my parents had but now there's trees in the kids room and et cetera. >> john: give me a price range from one of your trees. >> about two to $300 is the sweet spot of the price range, seven and a half so top-selling sizes seven and a half feet. >> john: unfortunately, a bit of a grinch when it comes to this year's trees, hopefully things will start to balance next year. chris butler, thank you for joining us today, appreciate it. i was not aware of this. i'm a real tree guy and i buy one of those north carolina trees every year. some of these artificial trees can cost $1,000. >> anita: and they're going to go up 25%, but they are beautiful. they look just as nice as a real
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>> john: all you tom brady haters get ready for another potential ten years of the goat. the legendary quarterback says he could play until 50 or 55 if he wanted to thanks to his health and conditioning. made the comments after tampa bay's win over the philadelphia eagles last night. brady's opponents around the league can breathe a sigh of relief. the quarterback says he doesn't think he will play until he's 55 because he would miss too much time with his family. i think he should do it just to drive his detractors crazy. >> anita: it so interesting. have you seen the guy's diet it's impeccable. this much meat, not very much
meet, so he is in great shape. in >> john: he is playing longer and better than anyone else has. he seems to think he can go on and on and on. i could see him stay around. just to make his detractors crazy. >> anita: we will see what he does. a rhode island teacher says she is being punished for exercising her right to free speech for the district says it's because she violated the policy about letting kids leave the classroom. here to weigh in, entrepreneur and author of the local ink. thank you so much for joining us today. >> it to see you. >> anita: it seems the issue of public education and parental input has taken on a life of its own especially in northern virginia but i want to call your attention to an incident that just happened in rhode island if we can put this had lined up on the screen from "the wall street journal"'s editorial board, it says
education continued, teacher targeted after she described the effect of critical race theory. this is in reference to a teacher in providence, rhode island, she apparently was disciplined for allegedly letting her students leave the classroom during a lock down when there was a fly on campus she denies the charge and said her real offense was talking about the alarming effects of critical race theory. so we understand that a lot of people want to silence parents but it also seems like some people are trying to silence teachers too. >> i think you are right, it's often mischaracterized as diversity training for the irony is in the name of diversity, they have completely sacrificed true diversity of thought on our schools. this is an ideology that has no tolerance for dissent. it's the equivalent of modern mccarthyism. teachers who refuse to bend the knee are placed on blacklists.
parents are now at risk of being placed on lists of domestic terrorist by the fbi and doj and the good news is that there's actually a supreme court case in 1968 that said that teachers in public schools have a first amendment protection to be able to speak out on matters of public importance without retaliation. presumably, they know about this case because they use the pretext of leading a student into the hallway at the wrong time as an excuse for retaliating, a teacher that has been teaching for over 20 years so i think this is a naked political agenda being advanced in the name of a much more narrow disciplinary action. >> anita: let's take a listen or look at what the teacher said, put up a quote. she says providence futures were introduced one of the most racially divisive, hateful, and in large part historically inaccurate curriculums i have ever seen in my teaching career. teachers were encouraged to participate in right educator affinity groups where they would
begin essays on how not to be a white supremacist in the classroom. she goes on to say how much she loves teaching and says this issue seems to really be front and center also in the virginia governor's race were republican is only behind by five points behind terry mcauliffe. so how much do you think this is playing into that race over there? >> i think this is a fundamental issue for parents across the country because whether you are democrat or republican, you want your kids to get a good education in schools and the ultimate irony is you have school boards and teachers unions that will not discipline a teacher for failing to teach their kids math or science or failing to get proficient test scores out of the classroom. none of them are disciplined. suddenly, they discipline the one teacher who speaks out against a toxic ideology and that shows what they ultimately care about. i think that should not be part of the issue, we should demand
better from our public schools. i think many parents on the left and right want more out of their schools but the irony is the school boards are using the smoke screen of this progressive ideology to actually hide their own failures in the classroom. i'm proud of that teacher for speaking up. i think a lot of americans right now have to worry about being able to put food on the dinner table and keep their job. i applaud those few who take that personal risk in living out of civic duty. in >> anita: she is taking a risk, she has been a teacher there for many years like you said. i want to put up one more poll, this fox news poll i'd like you to react to. the question do you believe parents should or should not be telling schools what to teach? 57% of virginia parents and 50% of voters told fox news that parents should tell schools what to teach but it seems like parents are being penalized for that.
>> terry mcauliffe put out the alternative ideology on stage where he was mocking parents for weighing in on what should be taught in schools. really simple message. they are your kids, your tax dollars, paying to educate those kids, you ought to at least have a say in as a society, we should want greater parental engagement. we should want to live in a society where they are so detached from what they are learning in schools. it's a good thing because it allows learning to continue at home so learning isn't just located to her school so anybody who is really opposed that we have to question their motives for what they are to keep their selves from. >> anita: for most parents, the biggest investment they'll ever make his and their children so it seems like common sense but they want to have a say but we will see what happens there. thank you so much for that. john mack >> john: averting a public safety crisis heading into a predictable violent weekend after the mayor threatened to send police
officers home without pay as they failed to report their vaccination status by midnight tonight. john tobin live in seattle with more on this tonight. >> it's gotten so bad here in chicago that mirror lawyer mayor lori lightfoot, the president of the local lodge and that is because he has been encouraging the officers not to comply with the mandate imposed by mayor lightfoot for city employees to complete and submit an online medical portal regarding vaccination status. now, some cops are refusing the vaccine but it's the portal that is bringing it all to a head creating a deadline this weekend to submit their vaccination status or be switched in nondisciplinary no pay status. that prompted to predict that half of the force could be off the job in another predictably violent weekend and the mayor
pushed back. >> i expect the police officers to honor their oath and to follow lawful orders and directives. >> everything from this mayor is a dictatorship. this is all about policy from the top. there was no public outcry for this policy to take effect, she just decided she was going to do it and push it on the entire city workforce across the border. >> says it will take a few days to determine which officers are not in compliance with the mandates of the manpower shortage is averted in the short term. lightfoot called this an unlawful strike. he says is not a strike at all because officers are required to report for duty until they are sent home without pay. >> john: mike tobin forest, thank you. fox news alert now, the superintendent apologizing have to reports of sexual assaults and two high schools. you probably remember that at a contentious school board meeting back on june the 22nd, scott
smith who is a parent said that his daughter had been assaulted in a bathroom on may 28th in her high school by a gender fluid student. it later turned out there was a student who committed sexual assault in one school which transferred to another with that person and perpetrated another assault. back in that june 22nd school board meeting, the superintendent said there had been no reports of sexual assaults. now he is changing his tune and set at a press conference today first, let me say the families and students involved my heart aches for you when i'm sorry that we failed to provide the safe mode welcoming, and affirming environment we aspire to provide. we do knowledge and sharing your pain and we will continue to offer support to help you and your family through this trauma. his press conference came as scott smith notified the school board through his attorney that he planned to sue the school over what happened. so this onion that is a very
large one has been appealed back yet another layer after denying out any sexual assault, scott zigler, superintendent is now saying it happened and we didn't handle it as best as we could. >> anita: coming after a lot of public outcry from parents of course. >> john: that county keeps getting worse. that's going to do it for us today, good to be with you. i'm john roberts here in washington. >> anita: i'm anita vogel in four sandra smith. the >> thank you. good afternoon. i'm trace gallagher in for martha maccallum. right now on "the story," the white house defending pete buttigieg amonday an onslaught of criticism from republicans surrounding the supply chain crisis. the gop claiming the administration responded to slow to a crisis months in the making. secretary buttigieg will be on "special report" this evening to react to some of the criticism. one solution presented by the