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Economic Woes, ADHD, Abortion Pills – American Family Association of Indiana

Legislature Moves into Last Stages

The Indiana General Assembly is moving to the Conference Committee stage where changes made by one chamber are negotiated in committees made up of Senators and Representatives. The most significant of these is HB 1001 – the budget. There is disagreement on spending between the House and Senate and the most important of these is the House budget’s very significant expansion of school vouchers which the Senate version cut back. Hopefully, the House side will prevail in giving parents more educational options.

Last week, the Senate passed by a party-line vote (38-9) a good, anti-ESG state investment bill (HB 1008).

Good Public Policies Matter

Last year, Indiana saw its smallest population increase in 35 years. However, we still outperformed our neighbors. Between 2010 and 2019 Indiana averaged an increase of about 21,500 people annually. Last year that number slipped to 19,505 or an increase of 0.3%. That was still the 24th-highest rate increase in the nation.

What is more interesting is that we outperformed our neighbors. Kentucky had a gain of 0.1%. Ohio had a loss of 0.1%. Michigan had a loss of 0.1%. Illinois had a loss of 0.8% equating to 104,437 fewer residents, which was the second worse decline in the nation. Indiana had the highest growth of any Midwestern state.

Notice the differences between the red states and blue states politically. Nationally Florida had the highest increase in the nation last year at 1.9%. New York had a 0.9% decrease making it the worst in the nation. In the past three years, California, which has some of the best weather and most beautiful land and seascapes in the nation, lost over 500,000 residents which is roughly close to the entire population of Wyoming.

Since 2020 more than 2 million people have left America’s large cities following the Antifa/BLM riots and increasing crime problems.

A Large Percentage Feeling Election Consequences

After more than two years in office, and his major economic initiatives passed by the previous Congress, like the misnamed Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden’s economic policies are not improving our nation’s economy in real-life terms. A new CNBC poll finds that 70% of Americans say that they are “economically stressed.” Most Americans (58%) are living paycheck to paycheck. Only 45% of Americans have any kind of emergency fund.

For those making over $100,000, a majority (57%) say they are financially stressed, and a third say they are living paycheck to paycheck. More than 25% say they have no emergency fund.

Blunder in California

You may recall hearing that California Governor Gavin Newsom got a lot of attention for threatening Walgreens after they decided not to distribute the abortion pill. The media made a big deal of this for him. However, you may not have heard that he recently walked that bravado back after he was informed that punishing Walgreens would harm 15 million, mostly lower-income Californians from getting regular prescriptions if Walgreens’ contract with Medi-Cal, their Medicaid program were canceled.

Incidentally, a recent Marist Poll found that 63% of Americans are opposed to mailing abortion pills to women. Only 33% of Americans support mail-order abortion pills which Newsom, the Biden Administration, and other leftists want to circumvent state laws protecting unborn children.

Why is This Happening?

There is an interesting study by Fox News that finds that the number of women ages 23-49 diagnosed with, and seeking prescriptions for, ADHD has doubled since 2020. Other prescriptions have also increased among women in this age group by 19%.

Historically, men are much more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but that is changing. Does it raise the question, “Is ADHD biological or environmental?”

“The ratio of males to females diagnosed with ADHD decreased nearly five-fold during that time, from males being 133% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females in 2010 to 28% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD in 2022,” researchers noted.

Choking On Your Beer

I don’t drink, but if I did, I would lift a glass to the Americans who are switching from Budweiser to other beers that don’t insult them with a transgender spokesperson. Since signing Dylan Mulvaney, a faux woman, to advertise for Bud Light, the beer company has lost $5 billion dollars. Sales have dropped by 30% and their stock has tumbled. . . and it only took a few weeks. Many expect the company to lose even more in the days ahead for this stupid move. Out-of-touch corporate CEOs really need to learn from this by memorizing the saying, “Go Woke, Go Broke.”

Biden Administration Priorities

Joe Biden is only the second Catholic to be President of the United States. It is reported that he regularly attends Mass. That is not an insignificant fact, or is it?

Last year, Maeve Nota, a 31-year-old transgender person assaulted a church worker at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, Washington. Nota also destroyed a statue of Mary, broke a glass door with a brick, spray painted, among other things, “F- Catholics” and “rot in your fake Hell,” on the church, and resisted arrest for this hate crime.

Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is now recommending no jail time for Nota whose identity and actions were caught on video.

Meanwhile, the Biden Administration’s DOJ has taken harsh measures against people who were simply praying or holding signs outside of abortion clinics. For example, Mark Houck, a pro-life activist who allegedly pushed a Planned Parenthood escort during an encounter outside an abortion clinic after someone allegedly pushed his daughter, was facing up to 11 years in prison at the recommendation of the DOJ, until he was acquitted by a jury.

Biden’s FBI was exposed last week, through leaked documents, for a plan to spy on traditional Catholic Churches across America.

In Their Own Words:

“Religion is the solid basis of good morals; therefore, education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man toward God.” – Gouverneur Morris, author of the preamble to the Constitution, signer of the Constitution, US Senator.

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