Daily Hot Picks — June 12th

Jon Stewart Berates Congress for Their Treatment of 9/11 First Responders

The 9/11 first responders put their lives and health at risk to save our citizens after one of the deadliest attacks on US soil. Now, Congress can’t even follow through with the just compensation they deserve. This is just one of the many appalling examples of how broken our political system is.

Obama Doesn’t Understand How US Gun Laws Work

“Anybody can buy any weapon, any time whether or not, you know, without much, if any, regulation. They can buy it over the internet. They can buy machine guns.”

-Barack Obama

Have you ever had to worry about your child purchasing a machine gun through the internet? Common-sense gun laws exist for a reason: to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous individuals. Children and felons cannot legally own guns, but Obama doesn’t seem to understand that.

McConnell’s Preferential Treatment From the Transportation Department

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) marriage with Elaine Chao sparked controversy when he was asked where $87 million in federal grants came from. The federal money was allocated to Kentucky for transportation projects thanks to Chao’s special financial advisor who hashed out the details. McConnell is up for reelection in 2020, but surely that has nothing to do with his obtaining funding for crucial state projects.