Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged lawmakers to redirect unspent stimulus money allocated by Congress under the CARES Act to provide targeted support to parts of the U.S. economy that have been hardest-hit by the pandemic. “I hope that Congress will seriously consider reallocating $580 billion of funds that have already been appropriated that wouldn’t cost taxpayers an additional penny,” he said in a phone interview on Thursday, as cited by Bloomberg. Mnuchin suggested the unspent funds could be used to help small businesses in the entertainment, travel, and restaurant industries, as well as to extend unemployment insurance. “I believe it will have a significant impact for people whose businesses have been impacted by COVID—they can then get through to the beginning of next year when we will have vaccines broadly…
ALEXANDRIA鈥擜 Nebraska pharmacist was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison and a Maryland drug dealer to 14 years for a convoluted plot to firebomb a competing pharmacy so they could divert more prescription narcotics to the black market.
After his arrest, authorities discovered the firebomb plot to destroy the rival pharmacy so Wilson’s operation, Hyrum鈥檚 Family Value Pharmacy, could increase its business. The pair figured the increased volume would allow them to divert more drugs to the black market without attracting regulators’ scrutiny.
Prosecutors had sought a 15-year term for Burgamy and 11 years for Wilson.
Both men apologized for their conduct at Friday’s sentencing hearing.
Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley responded to threats of punishment towards Trump staff and supporters by political speakers on the far left. Shirley called these鈥攖hreats of “tortious interference.” “Tortious interference has been a law since before the Constitution.” A form of tortious interference is when someone improperly interferes with a business relationship or transaction between a person and a third party. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) requested on Twitter that Trump appointees and supporters be listed and recorded. From NTD News Focus News: Trump Backers Threatened With Blacklist