“Will It Go Round In Circles”

That’s the title of a song from the 70s by Billy Preston. As a DJ, I played it but really didn’t understand it.

I’m pretty sure I get it now.

Have you stopped to try to objectively analyze what our nation has been through since early 2020? No, we’ve had no wars, no armed international conflicts, no drought, no armed invasions: other than those which are manmade and thrust upon the nation for political purposes.

Sure, we’ve had some horrific storms: hurricanes, volcanoes, mudslides, and fires. Each was horrible and unthinkable. Those come from “Nature,” and were not man’s creations — despite what Al Gore says.

Before you question me about the obvious, COVID-19, consider this: COVID-19 was and is a disaster. But in large part, COVID-19’s pandemic was NOT natural: it was manipulated into existence and perpetrated by men — and primarily for political purposes.

No doubt, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from infection by COVID-19. Now, in retrospect, we daily hear the questions rising in number and volume: “Have we acted in our response to COVID-19 with wisdom garnered from facts?”

Even finding an answer to that is more than speculation becomes more and more impossible every day. Facts that we witness firsthand do not seem to align with the narrative of the medical “experts” who pontificate about their knowledge and Godly intentions while ushering more and more of us into hospital intensive care units and funeral homes.

What’s REALLY going on?

To begin this week, let’s listen to one of, if not the first totally objective analyses, void of political narrative, of what has really happened during the “Era of COVID-19.” Victor Davis Hanson is my favorite — and most objective — go-to source for impartial, intellectual facts about many of the issues Americans are facing today:

 

“From the moment COVID-19 appeared, the pandemic became inseparable from political frenzy was inevitable since the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a level-4 security virology lab in Wuhan, China.

The rapid-fire spread soon threatened to indict the Chinese communist government for nearly destroying the world economy and killing millions.

Western elites, in response, feared that their own lucrative investments in China would be jeopardized by such disclosures—and so acted accordingly in defending Beijing.

Nonetheless, one scenario that remains intriguing is that the escaped virus was birthed by gain-of-function research scientists, overseen by elements of the Chinese communist military. Worse, the lab was given subsidies by U.S. health authorities, routed through third parties. Hiding all of that damaging information warped government policy and media coverage.

Belatedly, a panicked China shut down all domestic travel in and out of Wuhan—but not flights abroad to Western Europe and the United States.

The rest is history.

From the outset, the World Health Organization simply spread false talking points about the outbreak from the Chinese government, delaying a robust global response.

Former President Donald Trump’s political opponents initially told Americans to shop and travel as usual—only to pivot as cases mounted and they blamed the president.

The U.S. 2020 ban on travel from China was met with charges of racism and xenophobia from presidential candidates. Ironically, many were simply channeling racist and xenophobic China’s propaganda.

Many doctors kept hammering the need for therapeutics, including taboo off-label use of cheap generic drugs. The use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin was widely ridiculed, despite continuing studies from abroad attesting to their usefulness.

Trump’s Operation Warp Speed project to develop vaccinations was also pilloried. Candidates Kamala Harris and Joe Biden did their best to talk down the safety of the impending inoculations. But once in power, they projected their own prior harmful rhetoric onto so-called “anti-vaxxers.”

Then they claimed credit for the initial success of the Trump vaccinations.

The Pfizer corporation had promised a major pre-election announcement about its likely rollout of a vaccine in October, just days before the 2020 election.

Then, mysteriously, Pfizer claimed the vaccine, in fact, would not be ready before November 3. A few days after the election of Joe Biden, the company reversed course and announced the vaccinations would soon be available.

Then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo obstructed most all federal help with Trump’s fingerprints on it. That way Cuomo became a media, Emmy-winning darling—before resigning in disgrace.

Cuomo’s policies of steering infected patients into long-term-care facilities doomed over 10,000 of the elderly. New York is now illegally using race to grant preferences in the allotments of tests and new drugs.

The rhetoric of the media-progressive nexus that mandatory, massive lockdowns were necessary all but destroyed a booming Trump economy and denied critical medical care to millions. Emphasizing therapeutics, natural herd immunity, and the resilience of the youth to the disease were all pronounced “anti-science” by the demagogues on the Left.

Various celebrities and politicos—such as California Governor Gavin Newsom and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton—boasted the pandemic lockdown offered the perfect crisis that must not go to waste politically. Actress Jane Fonda even crowed that COVID-19 was a “gift from God to the Left” in helping to end Donald Trump.

In the waning days of the 2020 campaign, Biden went so far as to blame Trump personally for all the deaths from the virus.

Once the vaccinations had seemed to work in early 2021, an upbeat Joe Biden boasted that he would end the virus by summer 2021, by following “the science.” He went so far as to claim that no one had been vaccinated prior to his inauguration even though 17 million, including Biden himself, had been.

Then Nemesis answered such hubris.

The unforeseen delta and omicron variants hit. A new phrase, “breakthrough case,” revealed that the vaccinations often could only prevent serious illness, but not infection or infectiousness.

Suddenly the best and brightest people with three shots, who had blasted the red-state rubes as the ignorant un-vaxxed—got sick. More have now died from the virus on Biden’s than on Trump’s watch.

A warped economy amid renewed COVID-19 outbreaks helped to further destroy Biden’s waning popularity.

In reaction, the Left now calls for realism, emphasis on treatments, and acknowledgment of the value of natural immunities. It is even newly curious about the origins of the virus, and the need to ‘get back to normal.’

We are suddenly told that thousands had died “with” rather than “because” of COVID—the exact opposite of what we heard in the Trump era.

A skeptic might suggest terror over the impending midterms finally made the Left face reality.

Politicizing the pandemic is a euphemism. In truth, thousands of Americans have died needlessly because of weaponized disinformation about China’s culpability, vaccines, useful drugs, lockdowns, racial preferences, and long-care facilities.”

Summary

Victor hit the nail on the head!

I’m tired of second-guessing myself, let alone the “experts” who stand before us daily to remind us how stupid we are while “telling” — not “showing” — us how enlightened and educated on all things COVID they are. All this continues to happen while Americans are dying: from COVID-19 but also because of adverse reactions to these life-saving vaccines!

I’m looking for the answer. And the answer SHOULD come from the Oval Office.

No, it’s not realistic to expect this or any president to have all the answers. But the defining attribute of good leadership at any level is for the “expert” to recognize they do not have all the answers: the answers that are desperately needed for whatever dilemma is being faced. A good leader finds the REAL experts on each dilemma, brings them into the conversation, listens to their solutions, and then implements those solutions.

I haven’t seen that process play out in even one area of our lives in the last year.

But we did see that lived daily during the previous four years.

Say what you will, Donald Trump brought business ethics and operations to the Oval Office. He certainly wasn’t a “good” politician based on the age-old definition of that word. But he got things done.

That’s not happening under this president.

Meanwhile, Americans are dying, and dying needlessly.

 

Victor Davis Hanson is a conservative commentator, classicist, and military historian. He is a professor of classics emeritus at California State University, a senior fellow in classics and military history at Stanford University, a fellow of Hillsdale College, and a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness. Hanson has written 16 books, including “The Western Way of War,” “Fields Without Dreams,” and “The Case for Trump.”

Can Democrats Stop The Impending Red Wave In 2022 Midterm Elections?

I’m just one of the millions of Americans who watch and listen to the news of the U.S. political landscape every day and shake our heads in disbelief. How in the world did 80+ million voters pull the Biden-lever on November 3, 2020? Call me stupid or hardheaded, but I don’t believe 80+ million DID vote for Joe Biden. But that’s a conversation for another day and another story. No matter, Biden is the President, and Biden is systematically destroying the United States with the most egregious actions seen before in American history.

Today’s critical question is not HOW this happened, but WHY it happened. Additionally, who orchestrated the puppet government we are watching perpetrate the dismantling of our nation?

And they’re doing a pretty good job in fulfilling that objective.

By the way, don’t dare try to convince me that this “Biden Circus” was created, implemented, and is operated by Joe Biden. Nothing in his career indicates he could possibly pull it off even if he could conceive of such a plan.

Who do you think is responsible for this horror movie? There can be only one logical answer: the Democrat Political Bureaucracy that is comprised of the Politicrats in Washington D.C. But even they alone couldn’t put all of the necessary elements together without a massive boost in political might and power that they did not have. Where to get those resources? Who even has such resources?

“For the love of money is the root of all evil.” ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭

Wait a minute: there have always been wealthy people throughout World history. True. But, the few times in history that any political group or body was able to amass the support of rich people in their societies, there was no lasting success at creating and perpetuating a political and financial entity sufficient to control the populace. Money always walked away when political power refused to defer.

For the first time in memory, somehow, somebody was able to put the necessary political bureaucracy together with the required monetary might in a quest for societal control — total control — of the American people. It appears — at least so far — this “Syndicate” of political power and wealth found a way to take control of a previously unattainable combination of the two.

And it’s working — at least for now.

Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Money, and Democrats have done it!

It wasn’t an easy or quick process, but Big Money always seems to find a willing taker. Who are those who represent the millions necessary to build and maintain a social and political environment required to pull off the most significant political coup in history? “Follow the Money.”

I’d name people like George Soros, Bill Gates, the Koch Brothers, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, or Jeffrey Epstein if I were a conspiracy theorist. Throw in the Rothschild family members, and there’s plenty of money sufficient to move the Earth, let alone the U.S. political system.

Somehow these factions were drawn together, given a plan, and agreed to, in unison, make the plan work to steal the independence of a sufficient number of willing Americans to eradicate their freedoms voluntarily.

Who orchestrated this process of control? I can only speculate who. But that’s a story for another day. All that matters is that it worked, it’s still working, and has just recently been exposed as even existing.

What matters most is this unholy alliance has virtually destroyed the government of a nation that for 250+ years has existed through willingness and support of the American people who have, in just two years, voluntarily bowed to the power of this monstrous concoction. And these tyrannical players, I think, never expected such massive and immediate success!

Joe Biden as the perfect straw man to be the face of this “movement” has performed admirably following orders and the “plan” to quickly seize all the power necessary to establish a utopian society that is perfect for an authoritarian government. And it’s happened in less than one year!

But there’s one problem: it happened so quickly that these purveyors were not prepared for the next stage toward government dominance. How so? Their plan and process worked too fast. 

The tool chosen to push Americans into blind submission was fear of a medical pandemic. Someone in the group suggested scaring the populace would certainly create massive fear of disease and death. Thus we have the COVID-19 pandemic that has quickly stolen the spirit of independence we were all born into. Americans were quick to turn to the government authorities represented as the only “experts” able to lead the nation out of this horror. And it worked.

The Problem

It was not expected that many Americans would resist this New World. In fact, tens of millions refused to “take the bait.” During the last year, more and more have chosen to question what they’ve been told by the appointed “experts” in this movement, do research sufficient to get truthful answers about every part of this, and have begun to speak out.

Biden’s governing actions are steadily enraging more and more Americans, so much so that the approval and acceptance of Biden and this movement of which he is the face are NOT working as expected.

The plan was to be implemented over a few years. Surprisingly, it happened much quicker than thought — so quickly that Americans in great numbers have chosen to reject what they have been told would save their health, livelihoods, and families: trust process and everything will be fine.

Biden’s plummeting acceptance is evidence of this plan’s impending failure. This Syndicate finds itself amid an unexpected quandary: how can they stop this precipitous slide toward disaster.

They can’t find an answer.

Can The Plan Possibly Be Salvaged?

“If” there’s hope to move forward toward their utopia, this presidential administration must survive along with their total control of the U.S. Congress. They MUST save Joe Biden, and they MUST save Democrat-control of ALL legislation and policy-making.

How can they stop the imminent move back to the political center and conservatism with the angst of so many American voters threatening the process? Remember: the 2022 midterm elections are just around the corner. The polls show that Biden’s damaging policies push more Americans toward the GOP. They MUST do something to stop the slide.

If Democrats want to stave off the red wave that cometh their way in the midterms next year, they need a hard pivot to the political middle. Otherwise, President Joe Biden will become a lame duck in year two of his presidency and tee up a 2024 GOP tsunami.

What must Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer do to save the “ship?”

Here’s Biden’s 2022 to-do list.

No. 1: Pink slip Anthony Fauci and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Rochelle Walensky and replace them with infectious-disease “experts” who can put the pandemic behind us as quickly as possible. Two years into this nightmare, Americans have severe pandemic fatigue. This means every day, we’re still forced to wear masks and obey other endless COVID-19 restrictions is a reminder that oh-so-smart Democrats are no better at managing the pandemic than the former Republican administration. The inconvenient fact is more Americans have died from COVID-19 on Biden’s watch than on former President Donald Trump’s. If that failing trend continues another year, Democrats are toast come midterms.

No. 2: Get rising gas prices and surging inflation under control. It’s no secret Americans vote with their wallets. Every day working families are spending significantly more for groceries, food, heating bills, and other essentials under Democratic rule — they miss Biden’s predecessor. This is not a winning strategy leading into the midterms.

No. 3: Curtail reckless big-government socialist spending, which is jacking up inflation and saddling our kids and grandkids with astronomical debt. With the national debt already a whopping $29 trillion and growing and Congress increasing the debt ceiling another $2.5 trillion, where does it end?

No. 4: Stop designating American parents “domestic terrorists” for standing up at school-board meetings and voicing concerns about what their kids are learning. This false and highly harmful designation is beyond divisive; it’s an outrage that will mobilize voters — including independents — against the Democratic Party, deservedly. Suppose Biden wants to keep his party in power. In that case, he must instruct Attorney General Merrick Garland and the FBI to stop targeting moms and dads and instead focus their energy on real domestic threats, such as drug trafficking, which killed more than 106,000 Americans in the year ending in April — a 28.5 percent spike from the year prior. The feds should also be addressing the sharp increases in homicides and violence throughout the country and the out-of-control smash-and-grabs happening at retailers, amongst other concerns.

No. 5: Bring all remaining Americans home from Afghanistan and hold those responsible for the botched withdrawal. The 13 U.S. military personnel needlessly killed in Kabul in the summer deserve justice.

No. 6: Get tough on Communist China and work with our allies to hold them accountable for their role in the pandemic and subsequent coverup. If America doesn’t address where and how the pandemic began, including Fauci and the National Institutes of Health’s reported role in funding gain-of-function research, we are sitting ducks for the next pandemic. China must also be held to account for its human-rights abuses of the Uighurs, and its manufacturing and distribution of illicit chemical drug cartels use to make fentanyl, not to mention its escalating threats to seize Taiwan.

No. 7: Don’t allow Russia to invade Ukraine. If the Biden administration rolls over, that will signal China to take Taiwan and encourage other foreign enemies to misbehave. One shudders to think of the humanitarian costs, global instability, and threats to democracy that will ensue.

No. 8: Secure the southern border. An open border is a national-security threat. If the flow of fentanyl and other deadly drugs into our communities isn’t alarming enough, the porous border is also a point of entry for would-be terrorists, drug cartels, sex traffickers, and other nefarious actors. The President’s top responsibility is to protect the homeland, which means that every week that thousands of unvetted and unvaccinated individuals enter our country illegally, Biden and his “border czar” veep are failing to do their jobs.

No. 9: Address the spiraling homelessness crisis in cities across America. If Democrats secure the border, there will be less fentanyl and other deadly drugs entering our communities, which means less drug addiction and other mental-health struggles exacerbating the crisis. Fewer illegal drugs mean less homelessness. This isn’t rocket science.

No. 10: Rein in the far-left woke radicals exerting too much power and control within the Democratic Party. Most Americans are moderates and turned off by extremists on both sides of the aisle. Biden would be wise to be the moderate he promised to be on the campaign trail. His administration and party veering too far left are tanking his approval ratings and his vice president’s. Until Team Biden pivots to the center, their poll numbers will continue to sink, fueling continuous negative press coverage.

Summary

No one likes even to consider an authoritarian or totalitarian United States government. Few thought such could ever happen. But now we know the power of fear sown among the populace by “experts” in our government.

Donald Trump warned the nation about the D.C. Swamp and its power. He predicted a Biden presidency would open the door to this all. The fear of the Trump message of giving control back to the People drove this Syndicate to take the actions that put us where we are today. Whether or not Trump figures into the political future of this nation, the People, and what the People do and allow will determine the success or failure of the greatest Democracy in World history.

These ten “pivots” listed above are just a start to the process necessary to keep the Swamp in action and continue on its quest. I don’t think Biden has the resolve to do it. And I don’t believe with the bit that the Americans have discerned that the populace is willing to let the Swamp continue.

If that doesn’t happen, this nation is toast.

Biden’s First 327 Days As President

I bet you’ve never seen a story about any president’s “First 327 days” in office. I’d wait a while to try to grade Biden’s presidency, but there are so many horrors in the rearview mirror already I thought it prudent to go ahead and look at his report card now. I’ll promise you in advance that his report card is riddled with red ink!

We’ll address only the really big issues, most of which he referenced during his campaign and made promises about, and we’ll look at where the nation is today compared to January 20th when he took his oath of office. The key areas we’ll discuss are:

  • COVID-19
  • Economy
  • Crime
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Unity

We could spend hours discussing each of these topics as they pertain to Joe Biden and his first 327 days as President. We will not do that. But what we’ll do here today is address the highlights of failures and successes by this president in each of these areas. Some of his failures have never been seen before in any other administration.

When you finish today’s story, you’ll certainly want to dig deeper and get the deep details of what the Biden Administration is up to. Let’s begin.

COVID-19

While campaigning for President, Biden’s keynote promise was to “kill COVID-19.” Apparently, Mr. Biden felt he could grab all those millions of Pfizer/Bio-N-Tech vaccines that were developed during the Trump Administration, distribute them around the U.S., and “Presto, COVID-19 dies!”

That didn’t happen. Biden had the vaccines. In September of 2020, we published the elaborate (and in written format) COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan developed under Trump. It included the private sector and the U.S. military. Quick and thorough vaccine distribution was set to be handled seamlessly before the 2020 election. Of course, later when it appeared that the vaccines were not working as advertised and people continued to test positive for the virus in great numbers, Biden and VP Harris blamed the problem on Trump: “There was no plan in place to distribute the vaccines when we took office. They handed us nothing to give us a jump-start on tackling the pandemic.” That was a proven lie.

Trump had sent Dr. Fauci to the “back row” when none of Fauci’s constant blathering from the White House press room about what we should and should not do, like wearing a mask, social distancing, then double masking, then lockdowns worked effectively. Fauci not once has ever said he made a mistake (or two), that he miscalculated, he needs to revise the processes, or “What I told you didn’t work. We missed the mark.” Nope, he just gladly jumped out there each time and told us to double-down on his previous instructions!

On Biden and Fauci’s watch, more people (through 12/1/2021) have died during the Biden Administration than did the entirety of 202o under Trump. Oh, don’t forget: Trump had none of Fauci’s “cure-all vaccines” yet!

Instead of continuing with the blather of the CDC, FDA, Fauci, and Biden about handling COVID-19, let’s just leave it here: We know nothing more today than we did the day Biden took office about stopping COVID-19. And the same players are still calling all the shots.

Economy

All the Mainstream media outlets continue to applaud Biden’s tremendous leadership in our “historical” economic recovery. How in the world anyone could make such a claim with a straight face is beyond human understanding. Our economy was roaring the day of the 2020 election. And Biden took the reins and has ridden a really good horse called the American Economy into the dirt. Inflation is almost beyond comprehension and is today at levels not seen in the U.S. since Jimmy Carter was President and the prime lending rate was at 21%.

Below is a chart that compares yearly wage and inflation rates for each month from 2017 through July of this year using Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Wage rates are in blue and inflation (as measured by the consumer price index) is in red. When blue is on top, as it was during the entire Trump administration, workers’ wages are beating inflation and their standards of living are improving. When red is on top, they’re not.

While President Biden claims it is “indisputable” that his jobs plan “is working,” this chart unequivocally shows that it is not, at least not for American workers. Rather, inflation is surging, more than wiping out any wage gains those workers might have experienced.

Biden’s “Build Back Better” bill, already passed by the House and languishing in the Senate, purportedly would save the entire U.S. and every American financially. The reality — according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) — is it would do little but steal most of the power in every area of our lives that the federal government does NOT already own. And we must accept that those in D.C. are far more enlightened on how to run the finances of the biggest economy on Earth. They’ve really been doing a great job, haven’t they?

Most Americans get stuck on this one: “No one who makes less than $400,000 a year will see their income taxes go up one cent.” How does a government spend at least $2 trillion in a spending plan without raising taxes on any Americans? They’re going to get it all from “Big Corporations.” You know, those “evil corporations who make billions and don’t pay a single dime in taxes.”

I’m no economist. I do understand economics. I owned a multi-million dollar corporation for 20+ years and saw millions of dollars go through that company each year. My job as CEO was one over-arching thing: Make certain at the end of each year we had more money come into the company in revenue than we spent.

That’s a novel idea, right? Fortunately, we were able to do that. How? Budgeting, cost-cutting, increasing profits by adding new revenue sources and watching our overall spending.

Does that sound like anything the federal government will ever do, even if they have the skills to do so? Absolutely not!

You see, they’re spending money that they term as “Our” money. Most of those elected and unelected bureaucrats refuse to accept the fact that the money government spends is the money of the People. And because those government officials paid just a tiny snippet of those U.S. tax dollars, they have no comprehension of spending wisely and therefore don’t spend it wisely.

Biden re-inserted his fiduciary knowledge attained while serving in the U.S. Senate for almost 50 years. That “fiduciary knowledge” was nothing more than the spending program mentioned above.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Congress and the President– ANY Congress and ANY President — ever created a budget and stuck to that budget when spending? When’s the last time that happened? I can’t remember.

Crime

I could bore you with dozens of charts and mounds of statistics of the rampant crime in the United States. Simply stated, crime on a national level has spiraled out of control. The insanity in law enforcement is a byproduct of a far-left push by globalists in this government and globalists from outside the government who are the authors of the “Defund the Police” mantra. George Soros — billionaire globalist from Hungary — has quietly funded the campaigns to district attorney spots across the nation, supported far-left candidates who espouse the move to decriminalize lawlessness. The George Floyd killing and subsequent uproar in Minneapolis launched a new campaign across the nation to demonize the police while fueling the hatred from groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa for law enforcement. Subsequently, crime statistics have soared. Rioting and looting have been normalized in our major cities. Criminal acts of all kinds are soaring in great numbers and intensity. Twelve of the nation’s top cities this past year recorded violent crime in numbers not seen since the FBI started to keep violent crime statistics! And there’s NO end in sight.

Meanwhile, the other criminality log thrown on the fire by Biden is the unconstitutional lawlessness occurring daily in massive numbers at our Southern border. Already this year, two million illegals have flooded across our border that we know of. Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas boldly ignores federal immigration laws and not only allows these illegals to cross in massive numbers, facilitates and encourages them to come. Once here, taxpayers actually pay them cash while DHS enrolls them in what has become a sort of “safe-haven security blanket” process that includes housing, medical care, education, even money for food and clothing, all at U.S. taxpayer expense. Mayorkas instructed Customs and Border Patrol to ignore laws regarding deportation and to just facilitate these illegals finding permanent places to live. We do not yet have numbers from across the nation regarding crimes committed by these illegals during 2020. But, in Texas alone, during the two years 2016-17, 600,000 felony criminal acts were committed by illegal aliens against Texans. Those crimes ranged from breaking-and-entering to first-degree murder.

There’s NO end in sight as Biden continues to ignore the exact laws he swore to uphold in his oath of office.

U.S. Foreign Policy

While campaigning, Biden assured Americans that the number one ability he was bringing to the White House was the foreign policy expertise garnered during his lengthy stint in the U.S. Senate. That assertion is 180 degrees from what Americans and world leaders have experienced. Former CIA Director and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates described Biden’s considerable years of government service and his subsequent foreign policy accomplishments this way: “Every foreign policy decision Joe Biden has made while in the U.S. government has been the absolute wrong one in each circumstance.” That’s not much of a recognition of anyone’s accomplishments.

Since taking office, we have watched as President Biden attempted, again and again, to find some shred of affirmation of his U.S. foreign policy from world leaders worldwide. And, honestly, he’s been unsuccessful in every such attempt. He’s hacked off many of our allies. His dismal and fatal withdrawal from Afghanistan reminded many of his failed withdrawal of American troops from Iraq when Obama installed Joe as the point man for that task. The Iraq withdrawal was so fraught with poor outcomes in every area that it resulted in the U.S. having to go back into Iraq, redo what was done previously, and cost numerous Iraqi and American lives because of the shoddy management by Biden and others in the Obama Administration.

Americans died as did Afghan citizens because of the untimely, unplanned, and poorly initiated withdrawal from Afghanistan. Our nation partners watched in horror as the U.S. actions by the Biden Administration put THEIR workers and citizens in Afghanistan in harm’s way. France, as an example, was so concerned they initiated clandestine operations and saved more than 100 of their citizens because they feared Biden’s plans would see their people killed. Today, there are a number of Americans who the Biden military left behind in Afghanistan that were forced to fend for themselves and to hopefully find ways to flee to safety. Let’s all try to forget that Biden left the Taliban $82 billion worth of U.S. military hardware that should have either been withdrawn with our troops or destroyed.

Very few foreign leaders trust this President. There are a few who “lean” his way: Iran, China, Russia, and Turkey!

Unity

“I want to be President of ALL Americans: not just Democrats, but Democrats, Independents, AND Republicans.”

That appears to have been little more than a campaign promise. Very little, if anything, has occurred on Biden’s watch that illustrates even a remote attempt to unify the American people. Every area of governing he has attempted shows the exact opposite as his purpose: Division.

Let’s face facts: NO leader in any country can unify that nation’s populace without leadership that promotes the recognition and acceptance by all of the differences in the people. In fact, Biden actually points out those differences and attacks his political opponents for not just benignly accepting his ideals while ditching their own. Forget about reaching a consensus.

Remember his campaign mantra? “I am a moderate Democrat. My political philosophy embraces Republicans and Independents and Democrats. I have always worked to find commonalities among all people and worked to find consensus. We MUST get along by recognizing and accepting our differences while drawing on our commonalities. That’s the only way to Unity.”

So what has Joe done in the way of “Unity?” He quickly embraced the Democrat Party’s radical left, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-MA), and Rep. Cory Bush (D-MO). In fact, the President has endeavored to make the hyper-left and Marxist Climate Change utopian “Green New Deal” his own and is agreeing often with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who is a hard-leftist.

Honesty, I don’t think Joe Biden would recognize real unity even if it jumped up, bit him on the butt, and said, “I’m Unity, Mr. President.”

Summary

Things aren’t looking too good for Americans today. There are even more mud puddles that we need to dry up that aren’t even mentioned above. Honestly, I cannot reveal a single important area in which Joe Biden has notched a success. He tells us he’s been remarkably successful: he fixed our supply chain issue and kicked COVID’s butt. He created more new jobs than has any other President in modern history. He wants us to forget that almost every job that has come online during his presidency was simply one that his egregious COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns eliminated in the first place!

What he’s doing is simply repeating the fundamental operating methodology of the Obama Administration: take credit for everything initiated and implemented by their predecessor while blaming that predecessor for every one of the problems during the Obama Administration. But it doesn’t stop there. Obama himself, with Joe in tow, took credit for the rampant uptick in U.S. employment numbers and GDP increases in the Trump Administration.

Let’s be honest and grade President Biden’s achievements in each area above. “Honest” is the keyword:

COVID-19:  D-

Economy:  F

Crime:  F

U.S. Foreign Policy:  F

Unity: F-

The only reason he didn’t receive an F for COVID-19 is that President Trump created the COVID-19 treatment infrastructure before Joe even took office. Can you imagine the COVID-19 vaccine nightmare that would have happened under Biden!

Can he get better? Honestly, I doubt he CAN get better at doing the job of President. He, apparently, does not possess the cognitive ability necessary to function just as a working man in America let alone as President.

Will he get better? I’m hopeful, but not optimistic.

Will he make it another four years? Folks, the book’s still out on whether he can make it THIS four years!

And wouldn’t life be wonderful under the guidance of President Kamala Harris?

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The Democrat Party Is Dead In The Water

Let’s be honest: things are NOT looking good for the Democrat Party headed into the 2022 midterm elections next November. In fact, I don’t ever remember a political party as desperate as is this Democrat Party. From Biden policies that bypass Congress that are being quickly put in place to legislation being rushed through Congress without regular order evidence that desperation is running the show.

Think about that: Democrats had no committee hearings in which to call witnesses, examine documents, offer amendments, and vote whether or not to send proposed legislation to the full House. They simply rammed bill after bill straight to the floor for voting!

I doubt that many in the Democrat Party expected to see the Biden/Pelosi/Schumer government simply ignore the will of the People. They must believe fundamentally that the 2020 election results were a mandate from Americans for their top-down policies to be swiftly implemented. The problems that those policies initiated so quickly when initiated caught Democrat leadership by surprise. Their knee-jerk reaction was just to double and triple down, rushing legislation through the House. Additionally, they’ve used executive fiat from Biden to implement as many additional far-left policies into existence.

Why not? With even just a slim majority in the House and a virtual tie in the Senate gives them a great opportunity to do just what they’re doing. Only losing the House and/or the Senate in 2022 can stop them — if that can even happen.

But the reaction from voters on every front that Democrats have created since the January 20th inauguration is creating problems for their party. And Dems have reacted poorly, simply pushing harder, screaming louder, all while diminishing pushback from their GOP counterparts. It’s as if they are building a Democrat-controlled government without relying on the peoples’ votes. And Americans have awakened and have taken notice.

That creates even MORE roadblocks for Democrats. And a large number of career Democrats subsequently are headed for the exit. And American voters are watching all this develop. And Americans are NOT happy.

The Democrat Party Is In Trouble

When the Washington Post reports that the Democrat Party is facing a “Superstorm” of revolt from voters, you know the political landscape looks pretty bleak for Democrats. Virtually every national political analyst and pollster is predicting that Republicans will easily win back majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022.

A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll revealed that if the midterm elections were held now, 51% of all registered voters would vote for a Republican in their congressional district. Only 41% of those surveyed said they would support a Democrat. That’s the largest lead for Republicans in more than 100 surveys taken by ABC and the Post since 1981.

Even more troubling for liberals is how this same survey found that 62% of participants said the Democrat Party is “out of touch” with the concerns of most citizens. Mainstream news outlets are offering their usual excuses for the Republican wave, saying it’s a historical trend that the party occupying the White House loses congressional seats in midterm elections. News coverage also blames Democrat troubles on redistricting efforts in several states that will give Republican candidates advantages in 2022.

While these factors are true to a degree, centrist Democrats such as Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mark Warner of Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and a few others are voicing serious concerns about the broader agenda, the direction, and the political tone of a Democratic Party that has become hijacked by aggressive, outspoken activist members who demand unpopular, even frightening, policy changes in our country.

When Republican Glenn Youngkin won the governor’s race in Virginia race this month, he did it by campaigning on “kitchen-table” issues such as parental involvement in education and an immediate end to the politicization of public school classrooms. Youngkin called for lower taxes, and he voiced respect and support for law enforcement.

Youngkin’s Democrat opponent dug in on education, siding with shrill activists who lashed out at the parents who dared to question education officials. School board officials went as far as calling in the Department of Justice to intimidate parents and label them as domestic terrorists. Parents in Virginia have alleged that FBI agents are infiltrating school board meetings. When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during a candidate debate that parents have no business telling schools what they should teach, he sealed his own political fate.

More voters are becoming aware of a Democrat political agenda that is not focused on voter top priorities such as reducing inflation, growing the economy, and strengthening border and national security. Instead, many Democrats are actively promoting race-based education, brazenly moving to defund police, and needlessly expanding Medicaid, which has bloated the program to a record 83 million people, a 12% increase over March of 2020.

Biden has also focused on pushing policies that actively discourage work. The administration illegally expanded food stamps by 25% over pre-pandemic levels, even as many choose not to work. Democrats pushed for expanded unemployment benefits and bonuses that were ultimately extended on multiple occasions. Not working became more lucrative for many in America than returning to a job, according to Foundation for Government Accountability research. In September, a record 4.4 million workers quit their jobs, greatly compounding a national labor shortage of more than 10.4 million workers.

So, what are most Democrats doing in the wake of this sobering negative reaction from voters in Virginia, New Jersey, and other states? National Democratic leaders are not advocating for moderation or compromise. They are, according to Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, “doubling down on stupid.”

And while prominent Democrats try to spin a good line about their chances in the 2022 elections, others see the reality of an ugly election cycle ahead. The results of the November elections in Virginia and typically blue New Jersey are slapping Democrat candidates like a thunderclap. Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier of California became the 14th House Democrat to announce she won’t be running for reelection in 2022. That list also includes House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth of Kentucky and House Democratic Steering Committee co-Chairwoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois. And a most senior Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, also announced he is calling it quits.

Many members of Congress and Hill staff have said over the years that it’s not nearly as gratifying to serve in the minority party. If Democrats don’t learn from these early election results and adopt more social and physically responsible policies, they might relegate themselves to permanent minority party status.

Summary

I’m not certain who first used this line, but it certainly describes what we’re watching from the Democrat Party: “Symbolism over Substance.”

Candidate Joe Biden made a massive list of promises in exchange for votes. I know, every candidate does the same thing. The previous inhabitant of the White House certainly promised many things. But “promising” is where any similarity between Trump and Biden ends. Donald Trump accomplished more of his campaign promises than has any other president in my lifetime. Biden, on the other hand, DID fulfill several of his promises, like the cancellation of the XL Pipeline permit and stopping exploration and gas and oil production on federal lands. He promised to spend a bunch of money on giveaways, although none were described to be giveaways. Those he’s received permission from the Democrat-controlled Congress turned into pork and more pork.

He promised he would bring Americans back together; that he would unite the nation again. He would “kill COVID-19,” and would be the President “of all Americans, not just Democrats.” He’s failed miserably.

We could go on and on, but doing so would only be a waste of time. The purpose of sharing all this with you today is to demonstrate exactly how far in the tank is this Democrat Party. And in less than a year it’s obvious who they are and what are their plans under Joe Biden.

Have you noticed their desperation? It’s as if the world will burn if they don’t get anything and everything for which they ask, but demand from Americans. Their promises are hollow and empty. Their accomplishments are massive in spending and replete with promise after promise that can in no way be fulfilled, even if their intentions really were to do that!

My conclusion is that their desperation is driving this legislative and executive action tyranny. Why are they so desperate? Many Democrats in government have seen the handwriting on the wall: they’re doomed to lose the control they have seized. And it almost certainly will happen in the 2022 midterms in November.

The saddest part of this all is their diminishing their oaths of office, the concerns and support from those who elected them, and have abandoned facts, honesty, and commitments. For what? Lust for permanent control of not just Congress, but all of the federal government.

Prove that wrong and I will apologize. Until then, I suggest we all begin looking at ways to minimize the Democrat Party damages that are already resulting from their actions in this very young administration.

Don’t think things are going to improve under this president. The opposite is likely. Let’s just do everything we can to soften the impacts of all the unlawful executive actions by Mr. Biden and massive spending that dwarfs any ever seen by any government.

It will NOT be easy between here and 2024. Let’s pray that our leaders in Congress who have awakened to these horrors will find ways to mitigate the damage and maybe stop some pending before it’s too late.

Last, of all, let’s pray!

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America’s First Dictator-Wannabe: Donald J. Trump

OK: Donald Trump, regardless of what the Democrats in Congress and others across the nation espoused for five years and continue today, did NOT want to become a dictator nor did he try anything at all while in office that evidenced such a desire. Yet the Legacy Media at the behest of their masters — Democrat Party powerbrokers during the campaign in 2016, during the Trump Administration, and even now, continue to rave on-air about Trump’s “authoritarian and dictatorial desires and actions.” One good example from the Media MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell:

(Click here to listen): Lawrence O’Donnell Attacks Trump

Needless to say, O’Donnell and his guests — one of whom was Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) — were dead-set on perpetuating the farce that Trump colluded with Putin and that he was in awe of other dictators like XiXinping in China. But that was just ONE example.

Former President O’Bama despises Donald Trump. He talked down about him continuously, though never facing him in a public fashion during the 2016 campaign or after Trump won the election. But he certainly went to great lengths to perpetuate Democrats’ portrayal of Trump as one who pushed authoritarian principles. Here is former President Obama in a campaign speech the day before the 2020 election:

(Click to Listen): Obama compares Trump to a ‘two-bit dictator’

Rep. Gerald Nadler (D-NY), is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. (We call Nadler “Penguin,” in honor of the character of that same name from “Batman the Movie” played by actor Danny DeVito.) In Trump’s first impeachment trial, Nadler’s committee was responsible for formally initiating articles of impeachment against Trump. Of course, all the allegations against Trump were predicated on Democrats’ presumption that Trump wanted to be a dictator:

(Click to Listen): Rep. Nadler vs. Trump the Dictator

Why is the push to portray Donald Trump as an authoritarian continuing even today? After all, Trump was impeached twice by Democrats, was not convicted by the Senate in either impeachment trial, and was “defeated” by Biden in 2020. Why do they continue this charade? We’ll answer our own question in our Summary.

Do We Already Have a Dictator Wannabe?

As you heard Rep. Nadler in his address to the House Judiciary Committee regarding the first Trump impeachment hearing, the cries of “Dictator” aimed at Trump continue. But, even after he has been out of office for almost a year, those allegations against Trump continue. Why is that?

Could it be that the instructions given to me by my very first real boss are true? He told me that when others create and perpetuate a string of allegations at others about unconscionable atrocities are usually guilty of the same wrongdoings while they are flinging their lies about others! Maybe there is truth in that.

Do you remember a time when any president has so arrogantly and purposely pushed for the violation of federal laws as is President Joe Biden? I haven’t forgotten that he was taught how to do that with examples of his cohort at the top of the U.S. Government, Barack Obama. Do you remember in Obama/Biden’s first term in office, the President instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to stop prosecuting federal marijuana possession laws? Obama swore an oath to the Constitution and the Rule of Law. The U.S. Rule of Law does NOT give authority to any individual, no matter their title, to purposely order others to ignore federal laws. The United States Congress passes EVERY law — not the President. And Congress is the ONLY governing authority that can edit, delete, or add new laws.

Attorney General Eric Holder took the lead from his boss and did just that. Holder was emboldened by Obama’s instructions. When the “Fast and Furious” operation was revealed in which Holder had authorized a gun-running scheme across our southern border to illegally sell guns to Mexican cartels. The so-called “purpose” of this lunacy was to track those guns to determine who was “gun-running.”

The plan didn’t work. The cartels moved the guns however they wanted. The DOJ was unsuccessful in tracking them until Brian Terry, an American Border Patrol agent, was shot and killed by cartel thugs using one of Holder’s guns.

Congress subpoenaed Holder to appear and testify under oath about the incident and the program. He refused. Congress then subpoenaed all the “Fast and Furious” records from the DOJ. Holder refused to comply.

There were numerous examples of other attempts to subvert the Rule of Law during the Obama/Biden presidency. Their plan to continue this process under a “new” administration — that of President Hillary Clinton — was foiled by the American people who elected Trump. And now Biden is at the top of the heap.

Is Joe Biden the “new” guy who wants to be a dictator?

Before any of you just dismiss that possibility out of hand, let’s look at a few things that have happened under Joe Biden’s presidential authority:

  • Liberals are up in arms over the decision by a federal judge preventing the Biden administration from reinstating the amnesty program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for new applicants, although the program may continue for those illegal aliens already in it. This is a very important court decision in slowing the trend toward an authoritarian executive. It says that a president cannot simply ignore existing immigration law outlining who may legally enter the country and grant administrative amnesty (and government benefits) to whomever he wants.
  • Constitutional Attorney and news show host Mark Levin stated, “When you have an open border, and when you’re allowing anybody to come in here, whether it’s people from Haiti working their way from Chile into the United States or people from dozens and dozens of countries, it’s authoritarian action. There are about a hundred and fifty different countries or representative people coming across the border illegally. But whatever the number is and you refuse to enforce federal immigration law, you are violating the Constitution of the United States.”
  • Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary under Joe Biden, David Pekoske, sent an operational memorandum to the leadership of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS). This memorandum functionally ends all immigration enforcement and will result in dangerous criminals escaping justice and walking the streets. The memorandum instructs the agencies to ignore the law as referenced in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), a law enacted by Congress and signed by a president. It directs them to ignore written statute and a federal judge’s order regarding a person that has had due process at great taxpayer expense. Both of these instructions clearly represent a violation of the law.
  • The United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals took the Biden Administration head-on regarding Biden’s (through OSHA) vaccine mandate. The court’s opinion came when the Biden Administration challenged a Texas law that made it illegal for any entity to force employees to be vaccinated. Here’s what the stay read in part:  “The court affirms that the Act that created OSHA was not — and likely could not be, under the Commerce Clause and nondelegation doctrine — intended to authorize a workplace safety administration in the deep recesses of the federal bureaucracy to make sweeping pronouncements on matters of public health affecting every member of society in the profoundest of ways. And, irrespective, the mandate itself is “fatally flawed” because its strained prescriptions combine to make it the rare government pronouncement that is both overinclusive (applying to employers and employees in virtually all industries and workplaces in America, with little attempt to account for the obvious differences between the risks facing, say, a security guard on a lonely night shift, and a meatpacker working shoulder to shoulder in a cramped warehouse) and underinclusive (purporting to save employees with 99 or more coworkers from a “grave danger” in the workplace, while making no attempt to shield employees with 98 or fewer coworkers from the very same threat)
  • Biden is rooting out all the rules and regulations that his predecessor established in defense of religious freedom. In early November (2021), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rescinded Donald Trump’s rule protecting religious foster care and adoption agencies. Biden seeks to cut off federal funding to any such agencies that do not conform to his LGBTQ agenda. Doing so is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution First Amendment.
  • Biden authorized the Department of Justice to implement plans to, through the authorization of the FBI, “coordinate with local and state authorities” surveillance of U.S. parents across the country to identify those who are ‘inclined’ to take physical actions against education administrators and authorities.” The instigation of these instructions by the President was the plethora of parents across the nation who lawfully and peacefully executed their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech to confront public school board members for the implementation of textbooks, videos, and lectures that included “sexual perversion, homosexuality, nudity, and pedophilia” without notifying parents for their input.

Summary

If any of the hundreds of thousands who read this story today want to provide material evidence that shows that former President Trump actually instigated ANY actions as President that showed authoritarianism or that he was seeking sole power over all in this nation, respond to this story with that evidence and we will publish it.

Numerous people who voted for Trump once or twice had issues with the President. I personally did not like his process of messaging. But after a month or so, I realized something: his messaging methods resonated with millions of Americans who longed for someone in the White House who could knowledgeably speak to the needs of the bulk of Americans — not just a select few! Trump was their guy.

No logical person can argue that Democrats — MOST Democrats — are set on seizing total control of our institutions, our corporations, and our law-making system to perpetuate their universal power and authority in government permanently. Again, I welcome anyone to present evidence that proves otherwise.

So what do we have here? We have a Democrat Party that is tyrannical. They want to change. Change our voting system so they can never lose. They want to nationalize red states so they can’t put in their own voting systems. Just think about everything they’re doing.

We now understand why our forefathers were so forceful to guarantee the federal government NEVER took the power of government from the American citizenry. They codified that by drafting the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Those tell the government what the PEOPLE will never give up.

Because of what you heard and read above, you should tremble at, not the possibility, but the PROBABILITY that this administration is seeking to diminish the Rule of Law and along with it the balance of the rights owned by the American people.

Think about it this way: Is there anything the Biden administration in this Congress has done to expand individual liberty?

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Joe’s Been Down This Same Road Before — With Barack

It’s fascinating how those elected to various offices in Washington D.C. act when down the road they run for re-election and either forget about the occurrences in their previous campaigns and time in office or they hope that American VOTERS forget about their previous accomplishments in leadership roles. Of course, if we’re talking about Democrats, they NEVER accept responsibility for any bad things that happen on their watches: current or past. But they certainly trumpet the good things that happen while they’re in office.

Joe Biden is NO different. Remember, this is not Joe’s first rodeo. He was Barack’s “go-to” cowboy for everything to do with our economy — including employment. Who can forget 2009 when Joe tackled 9% unemployment.

“It’s Not Our Fault: It Was George Bush’s”

On Election Day in 2010, despite Biden’s claims of progress over the summer, the country would see its 19th consecutive month of 9 percent unemployment or more. He had stumped all across the nation that entire summer trying to convince Americans who simply could NOT find work that “everything is going to be O.K. Barack and I are working with major corporations who promise they’re opening up employment opportunities on major levels in the next few months.”

The 9%+ unemployment numbers stayed in place for 2.5 years.

Obama was elected to fix the economy. But in November 2010, people simply did not see the success Biden had peddled in the months leading up to the election. Now, President Biden faces a similar situation today, but he is operating from a far weaker political position than Obama, who won the presidency by over 7 points with Democrats picking up eight Senate seats and 21 House seats.

Still, Obama and Biden made the mistake so many leaders make. They believed, just as Democratic leaders believe today, that those in their party were given a mandate for every policy espoused during the election, and all deserved immediate and unquestioning passage.

When presidents decide to ignore voters’ top priorities in favor of delivering their party base’s top priorities, they seem to always pay the price in their first midterm election. For Bill Clinton, his Achilles’ heel, like Obama’s, was a push for health care instead of the economy. For Donald Trump, it was focusing his message on immigration in 2018, instead of a growing economy and his policies behind it.

Biden didn’t listen to the electorate then, and he’s not listening now. Like Obama, who decided to put health care first and the economy second, contrary to the public’s priorities, Biden has put “Build Back Better” first, only deviating when a crisis emerges — like the delta and now omicron variants. The economy comes in a distant third.

It seems that Joe ignores that famous line spoken by Clinton’s buddy James Carville during Bill’s re-election bid with impeachment clouds overhead: “It’s the economy, Stupid!”

Just Pay Attention!

Political leaders have to address the priorities of the electorate. It’s becoming increasingly clear that Biden is not just off message with “Build Back Better,” he’s off policy priorities and it’s showing in his numbers.

Overall, his job rating in one November poll was 42 percent approve to 47 percent disapprove. His disapproval rating was slightly better than other polls, but it was still poor. On the issue of the economy, Biden was down 8 points, 41 percent approve to 49 percent disapprove. But that pales in comparison to his job rating on inflation — at an abysmal 36 percent to 52 percent approve/disapprove. On all three counts, he is not even close to having majority support for his current efforts.

When you look at Biden’s numbers through the lens of the 2022 midterms, however, the forecast for Democrats’ prospects is increasingly bleak.

The Numbers

On what will likely be top issues in the midterm election, they are underwater on every key component of people’s No. 1 issue — the economy. Respondents to that poll said Republicans would do a better job than Democrats at handling the economy (46 percent to 39 percent), gas prices (47 percent to 35 percent), inflation (46 percent to 34 percent), and the supply chain (43 percent to 36 percent).

It’s very obvious the electorate is losing confidence in Biden, his team, AND the Democrat Party to deliver what was promised. But with an administration that appears not just incapable and out of touch, but narcissistically don’t care.

With so many former Obama administration officials back in positions of power, perhaps no one should be surprised to see this administration zero in on trillion-dollar social spending programs rather than offering solutions to the cost-of-living issues facing most American families. These Obama alums are clearly just as out of touch with Americans’ priorities as they were in the early years of the Obama presidency.

In another poll, voters were asked, “Which is the more important priority for the country?”

Twenty-one percent picked passing Biden’s “Build Back Better plan.” Sixty-eight percent chose “dealing with inflation and scarcity of goods caused by supply chain problems.”

Independents were even more emphatic, favoring the second option 72 percent to 12 percent.

These results ought to be sobering for the Biden White House and the congressional Democratic leadership intent on putting the passage of “Build Back Better” ahead of a kitchen table agenda that would address issues that people care most about.

Joe Ignores Americans’ Priorities

Joe Biden was elected to do three things — win the war against COVID-19, bring the economy back, and unify the country. He’s done none of them.

What this administration doesn’t seem to understand is that it is not enough for a policy to be popular, it has to be a priority. It’s not that child care or climate doesn’t matter. But if a working mom has difficulty paying for groceries to feed her child for the week and for gas to get her to daycare, climate change policies that drive up energy and food prices simply don’t address her needs.  Results matter — and that’s ALL that matters to most Americans.

After declaring victory over the coronavirus in July, Biden has had to retreat, first with the delta variant and now with omicron, leaving the country wondering whether he understands how to defeat it. On top of that, the country is more divided than ever, and inflation and energy costs are through the roof and crushing the average family budget.

The political litmus test for successful policies isn’t whether they appeal to the base. The real question Biden and his party need to ask is, “Does what we’re proposing meet the most important needs of the majority of Americans?” If they don’t get the answer right, 2022 could be 2010 all over again.
Here’s the ABC News story the morning after Obama and Biden’s 2010 midterm bloodbath:

The era of President Obama’s wide-sweeping progressive legislative agenda likely ended last night with the Republican conquest of the House, forcing the president to reach out to the presumptive Republican leadership in this morning’s small hours to offer an olive branch.

“Obviously, his legislative presidency is over,” said Larry Sabato Jr., Director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. “He couldn’t get a Mother’s Day resolution passed in the House at this point. The G.O.P margin is just too large and there are so many strong opponents.”

Even though Joe Biden has ABC (and every other one of the Legacy Media outlets in his pocket), unless things change dramatically during the next six months, ABC may be repeating this story about President Biden’s mistakes. And while that happens, Republicans will begin the assassination of much of the legislation implemented by Biden and Democrats that “formerly” served in a House and Senate majority.

“Deja vu!”

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Bidenflation Is Skyrocketing

Have you noticed your dollar doesn’t stretch quite as far this year as last year? It makes no difference if you’re spending that dollar on food, utilities, school clothes for the kids, or getting the dog vaccinated. That dollar doesn’t achieve the same results as it did a year ago. What could be the problem?

Don’t you dare claim that there’s inflation! President Biden and his White House Press Secretary strike back against any, and all who maintain Biden policies are fueling massive inflation now at epic levels unseen since the peanut farmer from Georgia took office in 1977.

Why are prices so high and goods and products so tough to get? The answer to that will vary dramatically depending on who answers that question. Most economists quickly respond with the “I” word: “Inflation.” But, other economists call this inflation that indeed has joined our lives as just being “transitory” — that it will quietly melt away during early 2022 as the supply of goods and products regain their regular cycles.

So who’s got the correct answer?

Last week, President Biden went to Baltimore to address a group there about the current economic problems for all Americans. Inflation dominated the conversation. But, as usual, Biden blamed our inflation on everything and everyone other than his policies and his decisions. As always, he comforted his audience with promises that things would get better soon. Why? Because President Biden is “getting it done!”

Is “Bidenflation” Going to Continue and Rise Even Higher?

It costs more to pay rent each month, fill up a gas tank every week and put food on the table every day. So, at a moment when the dollar doesn’t go as far as it once did, should Americans worry that injecting another $1.85 trillion into the economy might increase inflation?

No, Jen Psaki told Peter Alexander this week. And why not? Well, the White House press secretary explained to the NBC News correspondent, “Because no economist out there is projecting that this will have a negative impact on inflation.”

Of course, that isn’t true. There are many economists out there, and some warn that the Build Back Better plan will further increase the prices that dog consumers and can doom the careers of politicians. But the existence of economists with views contrary to those held by the president’s National Economic Council isn’t entirely the point. At issue is the fulfillment of something Joe Biden said back in April 2020. “Milton Friedman,” he said as a candidate, “isn’t running the show anymore.” And nothing could be more authentic now that Biden is the president.

As the first year of his administration nears completion, inflation has emerged as an unwelcome Biden partner. It has not hit the double-digit levels that propelled Friedman, the late Nobel Prize laureate who warned about the dangers of an unchecked money supply, to prominence in the late 1970s. But consumer prices jumped 6.2%, years over year, in October, the most significant such increase in three decades.

“There’s no doubt inflation is high right now. It’s affecting Americans’ pocketbooks. It’s affecting their outlook,” Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “But it’s important that we put this in context. When the president took office, we were facing an all-out economic crisis.”

The White House argues that those inflation numbers are “transitory” and will eventually come down. The temporary pain that consumers feel, they contend, is the result of pent-up demand and kinks in the supply chain, not because of excesses in government spending. Two of the president’s other economic advisers, Jared Bernstein and Ernie Tedeschi, dismissed early inflation warnings and predicted that price increases “should fade over time as the economy recovers from the pandemic.” That was in April.

But lingering inflation hasn’t diminished the administration’s appetite for spending: the $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan signed into law this week or the $1.85 Build Back Better plan that’s still pending in Congress. The White House has shooed away concerns in recent weeks by pointing to a letter from 17 Nobel laureates who predict that the spending “will ease longer-term inflationary pressures” and to an analysis by Moody’s Investor Services that reached the same conclusion.

“They’re all wrong,” said Steven Hanke, a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University. He doesn’t deny that supply chains are backed up or that there may be pent-up demand. But Hanke stated that those are “ad hoc excuses.” Inflation is being driven by “the money supply which has increased by over 35% since COVID-19, an unprecedented explosion since World War II.”

Along with John Greenwood, chief economist at the investment management company Invesco in London, Hanke compares the situation to a bathtub with three drains. The first two drains are economic growth and savings. In the absence of inflation, money that flows into the tub easily flows out of the tub through those two drains. “But if more money is flowing in than out,” the two maintained in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, “the level of money rises. It will eventually reach the overflow, which is the inflation drain.”

An alumnus of the Reagan administration and a fervent supply-sider, Hanke notes that between December 2019 and August 2021, the supply of dollars in circulation grew by $5.5 trillion, “a stunning 35.7% increase in only a year-and-a-half, driven primarily by the Federal Reserve’s purchase of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities.”

Enter Biden and his human-infrastructure package. In Detroit on Wednesday, the president argued that his plan “is fully paid for” and does not increase the deficit “one single cent.” The administration insists that the spending plan would be paid for by new taxes on top earners who make more than $400,000. That might be true if the bill reaches Biden’s desk includes those tax increases, an unpopular possibility currently being debated in Congress. But that’s a big if: Sen. Joe Manchin, a must for passage in the upper chamber, has repeatedly expressed his concerns.

There are other snags. As the New York Times reports, the head of the Congressional Budget Office warned Monday that cracking down on tax evaders would produce about $120 billion, not the $400 billion Biden is relying on to cover some of the spending. While a complete formal analysis is still expected, Hanke and others argue that deficit spending “makes the Fed’s job a lot more difficult” because when the Treasury Department issues new bonds to cover that debt, “what are they going to do? Say, ‘Oh, no — we’re not going to buy anymore.’ They are buying those bonds. That’s why the balance sheet of the Fed gets bigger and bigger. And that’s why the money supply gets bigger and bigger.”

“The notion that increased government spending doesn’t carry the risk of inflation,” said Michael Jay Boskin, an economics professor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, “is economically illiterate.” Increased government spending adds to the total demand for goods and services, he said, “such that we are risking inflation, and the Biden administration seems to be trying to divert attention. There is a risk that inflation may become entrenched. It’s hard to imagine a worse outcome than an inflation spiral.”

Chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 to 1993, Boskin notes that “a very large fraction” of the relief payments the federal government sent out in 2020 and 2021 was either saved or has yet to be spent. “That is a lot of government spending floating around the system now in the pockets of consumers and the budgets of state and local governments,” waiting to flood the economy further.

On the question of inflation, examples of it existing currently are plentiful—a flood of dollars chasing too few goods. The money supply is an overflowing bathtub. But anti-tax conservative Stephen Moore prefers a more colorful one: “dumping gasoline on a forest fire.” A member of former President Trump’s economic task force, Moore questions the Biden administration’s explanation for inflation, precisely the idea that the problem is pent-up demand post-pandemic. “Because if that’s the case, why did we spend $2 trillion earlier this year,” he said of the American Rescue Plan. “It doesn’t make any sense.”

The White House likely won’t heed his warnings or those of any naysayers. Analysis from Reagan and Bush alumni — let alone Trump advisers — certainly isn’t in fashion in this administration, especially since, as Biden noted more than a year ago, Milton Friedman “isn’t running the show anymore.”

Summary

What’s missing from this administration are the “answers,” not the “wishes” of what can and will be done by this government to trample inflation to death. Additionally, instead of continually telling Americans, “My administration is going to do everything possible to kick inflation to the curb. It’s a natural occurrence anytime an economy comes roaring back quicker than it shrunk. I took this head-on even before I took office. We’re getting it done.”

Those empty words from Biden merely echo similar empty rhetoric he used to tell us how he had tackled the supply chain issues even before he was sworn into office! Of course, his claims are never followed with specifics that verify something IS going on to fix the supply chain.

There’s one terrifying thing about our inflation problem: Biden historically is quick with words and always makes promises that fit “a” moment. He, nor Psaki, nor anyone else in his group have given us definitive processes that he claims were initiated January 20th and even before. And because he seldom speaks to real journalists who ask real questions, we have little or no idea if there are even plans to curb inflation.

At first, it was humorous to watch Mr. Biden embarrass himself in so many ways. Then, it became sad. Now, it is horrifying to think that there probably has been NOTHING done about inflation!

Whoever is or are the handlers of President Biden needs to understand something: Americans’ concerns are turning to panic regarding the nation’s financial dilemma that dramatically destroys the value of their dollars. That is happening while President Biden still touts the rising income levels of American workers. He fails to acknowledge that Bidenflation surpasses any financial gains those pay hikes initiate.

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One Down And A Humongous One To Go!

One of the most disturbing issues concerning the U.S. Congress has always been the abdicating of their responsibilities to read what was in the massive spending bills they passed, without the members actually knowing what was included in them.

With the pork-filled so-called “Infrastructure bill” passed last Friday night awaiting Biden’s signature, the second bloated bill is waiting in the wings. We were told it was a $3.5 trillion package that was “slightly” scaled down. But, low and behold, after the “theft” of the governorship of Virginia by Republicans, Pelosi and Company decided to revert to the “original” version of the “Social Infrastructure Plan” or “Build Back Better,” which is actually a budget reconciliation bill which, we are told, is now closer to $5 trillion in total cost!

Republicans demand that debate on the Big Kahuna be delayed until the Congressional Budget Office completes their scoring of the measure, which could take weeks. Pelosi, however, has informed everyone it will be “handled” before Thanksgiving.

What’s in the bill?

Thankfully, a Republican has worked with his staff to shed light on some of the nastier items in this bill. Rep. Jim Banks (R-SC), the chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), just detailed many of the most radical aspects of the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill.

Although Democrats have not agreed to the final tenets of the legislation, Americans can see the tentative details of the Democrats’ marquee legislation. “They’ve played ‘hide the ball’ with the bill text so as not to tip off the public as to what they’re putting in their bills. Then, they bring it to the floor and tout some poll numbers and scare their members into voting for it,” the RSC wrote.

Let’s take a quick look at the RSC’s findings of some of the most egregious elements of this “Social Infrastructure” monster.

The RSC noted the bill would:

  1. Perpetuates labor shortage: Continues welfare benefits without work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents at a time where there are 10.1 million job openings—more openings than there are people looking for work.
  2. Commissions climate police: Democrats stuffed $8 billion into the bill to commission a cabal of federally funded climate police called the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) who will conduct progressive activism on taxpayers’ dime (pages 821, and 926).
  3. Pushes Green New Deal in our public schools: Requires funding for school construction be used largely on enrollment diversity and Green New Deal agenda items (page 55).
  4. Pushes Green New Deal in our universities: Democrats include a $10 billion “environmental justice” higher education slush fund to indoctrinate college students and advance Green New Deal policies (page 1,935).
  5. Forces faith-based child care providers out: The bill blocks the ability of many faith-based providers from participating in the childcare system and will lead to many of their closures (page 280).
  6. Hurts small and in-home daycares: Requires pre-K staff to have a college degree. (page 303)
  7. Includes new incentives for illegal immigration: Illegal immigrants will be eligible to take advantage of Democrats’ new ‘free’ college entitlement (page 92) as well as be eligible for additional student aid (page 147) and the enhanced child tax credit (page 1,946).
  8. Includes legislative hull for Biden’s vaccine mandate: Increases OSHA penalties on businesses that fail to implement the mandate up to $700,000 per violation and includes $2.6 billion in funding for the Department of Labor to increase enforcement of these penalties (page 168).
  9. Gives unions near-total control: The bill includes insane prohibitions that would bind employers’ hands in union disputes and dangerously tilt the balance of power, subjecting employers to penalties that exempt union bosses and officials… among other things this bill would prevent employers from permanently replacing striking workers (page 175). It coerces businesses to meet union boss demands by increasing Fair Labor Standards Act penalties by an astronomical 900% (page 168).
  10. Makes unions bigger and more powerful: The bill would subsidize union dues that would only serve to strengthen the influence of union bosses and not American workers (page 2323).
  11. Pushes Democrats’ wasteful and confusing school lunch agenda: $643 million for, among other things, “procuring…culturally appropriate foods” (page 333).
  12. Furthers radical abortion agenda: Does not include the Hyde amendment and would mandate taxpayers pay for abortions (page 198) & (page 336).
  13. Drives up costs on Americans’ utility bills: Issues a punitive methane tax (page 367) and includes a tax on natural gas up to $1,500 per ton that could cost the American economy up to $9.1 billion and cost 90,000 Americans their jobs (page 368).
  14. Includes dangerous & deadly green energy mandate: Effectively forces Americans to get 40% of their energy from wind, solar, and other unreliable forms of energy within 8 years (page 392). Reliance on these energy sources has proven deadly.
  15. Includes kickbacks for the Left’s green energy special interest network: $5 billion for “environmental and climate justice block grants” (page 377) and another $100 billion in green energy special interest subsidies, loans, and other carve outs.
  16. Gives wealthy Americans tax credits: $222 billion in “green energy” tax credits will be given to those who can afford expensive electric vehicles and other “green” innovative products (page 1832).
  17. Furthers Democrats’ social justice agenda: Includes “equity” initiatives throughout the bill and, in one instance, Democrats inserted “equity” language into a title which should have been focusing on the maintenance of the United States’ cyber security efforts (page 897).
  18. Grants amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants: House Democrats have included in their reconciliation bill a plan to grant amnesty to around 8 million illegal immigrants at a cost of around $100 billion over ten years that would largely be spent on welfare and other entitlements (page 901). Trillions more would be spent long-term on their Social Security and Medicare.
  19. Opens border even wider: The bill would waive many grounds for immigration inadmissibility, including infection or lack of vaccination status during a Pandemic, failure to attend removal proceedings in previous immigration cases, and the previous renouncement of American citizenship. DHS may also waive previous convictions for human trafficking, narcotics violations, and illegal voting (page 903).
  20. Increases visa limit: At least 226,000 family-preference visas would be administered each year (page 905).
  21. Grants fast-tracked green cards for those seeking middle-class careers in America: Language included in the bill exempts certain aliens from the annual green card statutory limits and has been described as a  “hidden pipeline for U.S. employers to flood more cheap foreign graduates into millions of middle-class careers needed by American graduates” (page 910).
  22. Includes pork for Nancy Pelosi: $200 million is earmarked for the Presidio Trust in Speaker Pelosi’s congressional district (page 933).
  23. Increases energy dependence on OPEC, Russia, and China: The bill prohibits several mineral and energy withdrawals (page 979). It overturns provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that authorized energy production in the Arctic that will result in 130,000 Americans losing their jobs and $440 billion in lost federal revenue (page 983) and the mineral withdrawals it prohibits would, ironically, include minerals necessary for renewable energy sources (pages 934940943).
  24. Exacerbates the chip shortage: The bill would mandate the conversion of the entire federal vehicle fleet from internal combustion engines to electric engines at a time when there is a global microchip shortage and crippled supply chains (page 1,043).
  25. Democrats’ feckless China bill is included: Concepts from the insanely weak Endless Frontier Act included, including $11 billion in research funding that will likely result in American intellectual property going to China (page 1079 – 1081).
  26. Chases green energy pipe dreams: $264 million to the EPA to conduct research with left-wing environmental justice groups on how to transition away from fossil fuels (page 1063).
  27. Fixes “racist” roads and bridges: Adds a nearly $4 billion slush fund that would help left-wing grassroots organizations that, among other things, want to tear down and rebuild or otherwise alter infrastructure deemed “racist” (page 1183).
  28. Punishes red states for failing to adopt Green New Deal provisions: Mandates “consequences” for conservative states that don’t meet the radical Left’s “green” climate standards while at the same time adding nearly $4 billion for “Community Climate Incentive Grants” for cooperating states (page 1179).
  29. Includes new massive, bankrupting entitlement: The new paid leave entitlement would mandate workers get 12 weeks of paid leave and would cost $500 billion over ten years according to the CBO (page 1245). It would apply to those making up to half a million dollars a year (page 1254).
  30. Advances a totalitarian and paternalistic view of the federal government: Includes grants for organizations to treat individuals suffering from “loneliness” and “social isolation.”
  31. Further detaches individuals from employment and more reliant on government handouts: The bill spends $835 billion on welfare through manipulating the tax code [not including the expansions of Obamacare subsidies] (page 1943).
  32. Tax benefits for the top 1%: The bill will possibly lift the SALT deduction cap meaning many of the top 1% wealthiest Americans would pay less in taxes.
  33. Tax credit for wealthy donors who give to woke universities: The bill creates a new tax credit program that gives tax credits worth 40% of cash contributions that are made to university research programs (page 2094).
  34. Expands worst parts of Obamacare: Obamacare’s job-killing employer mandate will become more severe by adjusting the definition of “affordable coverage” to mean coverage that costs no more than 8.5 percent of income rather than the current law’s 9.5 percent of income (page 2041).
  35. Increases taxes on Americans at every income level: $2 trillion in tax hikes will fall on those making under $400,000 per year, contrary to what the White House says. Individuals at all income levels will be affected (Ways and Means GOP).
  36. Lowers wages for working families: The corporate tax rate will increase by 5.5%, meaning American companies will face one of the highest tax burdens in the world. According to analysis, two-thirds of this tax hike will fall on lower- and middle-income taxpayers (page 2110).
  37. Penalizes marriage: The bill would permanently double the EITC’s marriage penalty on childless worker benefits (page 2036).
  38. Imposes crushing taxes on small business: Guts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act small business deductions that reduced pass-through entity taxes to keep them comparable to taxes imposed on corporations (page 2235) as well as hammer small businesses that file as individual tax earners with the 39.6% rate (page 2221) and Obamacare’s 3.8% tax on net investment income.
  39. Crushes family businesses and farms: The bill would impose a 25% capital gains rate  (page 2226) and makes alterations to the Death Tax including cutting the Death Tax exemption in half (page 2240).
  40. Violates Americans’ financial privacy: $80 billion slush fund to hire an 87,000-IRS-agent army to carry out the Biden administration’s plan to review every account above a $600 balance or with more than $600 of transactions in a year. (page 2283).
  41. Increases out-of-pocket costs for those who rely on prescription drugs: The bill repeals the Trump-era Rebate Rule which passes through rebates directly to consumers at the point of sale (page 2465).
  42. Imports policies from countries with socialized medicine: The bill includes healthcare policies imported from systems in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom—all countries that have government-run healthcare systems (page 2349).

The bill also has other lesser-known provisions, including:

  • $5 million per year for the Small Business Administration for an entrepreneurial program for formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • $2.5 billion for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to award competitive grants or contracts to local governments, community-based organizations, and other groups to support “intervention strategies” to reduce community violence.

Summary

Be honest. Which of these 42 items does the United States absolutely have to adopt to move forward successfully? If you speak or listen to any Democrat member of Congress or the talking heads in the media, every one of them is an absolute necessity. Come on now: $4 billion is mandatory so that we can tear down and rebuild all items of infrastructure that are deemed “racist?”

“Each of these 42 bullets is enough to vote against the bill. Taken together – it’s mind-blowingly corrupt. We need to loudly oppose it,” Banks charged in the release of this information.

I could go on and on railing against the stupidity of all who feel this bill is not only necessary but is possible to sustain financially! You may not know this, but we don’t have the capability to fund this bill even if it costs what they tell it will cost!

When has any piece of financial legislation ever proven to be “at” or “near” the Congressional projections? It’s safe to say they double in size at least and are usually closer to three or four times projections.

I just thought of this: You know what’s the most insane conclusion of this entire process? It’s NOT that Democrats would try to shove this spending measure down Americans’ throats just as they did last Friday night with that faux “infrastructure bill.” It’s that about half of our elected Representatives and Senators are likely to vote to make this bill law!

God help the United States of America.  We certainly cannot be entrusted to do the right thing in this regard.

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Bidenflation’s Biggest Target: Energy

Where are the results of Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan he promised would be Job #1 in his administration? He didn’t bother to tell us in his campaign that his plan would work ONLY if and when Congress passed it. He didn’t say that it would be full of more than $1 Trillion of nonsense measures that would do very little for the American people but would fatten the pockets of those to whom he and his fellow Democrats are obligated.

Who are those folks to which he’s obligated? Just take a moment and look at the Federal Election Commission campaign donations reports for the Biden Campaign. If you want to take time to follow the rabbit trails of who and how much the listed individuals, PACs and SuperPACs gave, you’ll see that each contribution of any significant size came from someone, some group, or some entity to which Joe Biden has some type of quid pro quo obligation.

A huge chunk of the “Build Back Better” legislation is to fulfill Joe’s financial commitments.

In addition to this, have you yet reconciled Biden’s and Obama’s $1 trillion “shovel-ready” jobs package they tricked Americans into believing that would jumpstart our economy? If you haven’t, remember this: more than half of the money in that bill simply disappeared. It went to corporate buddies of Obama and Biden like Solyndra. Five years ago I drove by the empty Solyndra “former” location that appears from the interstate to be fully functioning: a beautiful building with the company name emblazoned in lighted letters about 20-feet tall.  Solyndra was to be the “next best thing” for building technologically amazing solar panels that far surpassed those being built in China.

Solyndra’s success never materialized, but $500 million dollars of our “Solyndra taxpayer dollars” disappeared.

Obama’s explanation about that and the other boondoggles that obliterated hundreds of millions of dollars: He giggled in a meeting when asked about that critical program to “put our nation to work.” Those in the meeting chuckled along with him when he quipped, “I guess those shovel-ready jobs were not so shovel-ready after all.”

What makes any American citizen feel Biden is going to be better than Obama in ANY endeavor?

American Workers

Workers have been earning higher wages in the last few years, but inflation has consumed those gains. And it appears to be worsening by the hour! Many Americans feel like they are on a treadmill and cannot progress toward their goals, including saving for retirement or buying a new house. If Congressional Democrats get their way and pass their multitrillion-dollar spending bill, we’re going to see the inflation beast become even more ravenous.

Speaker of the House Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s colossal and excessive spending and regulation bill will make it more difficult for American workers to thrive. Provision after provision in the bill would either directly or indirectly increase inflation by increasing the cost of energy use, while also raising taxes.

Democrats will force the early closing of coal plants that still have years of productivity. When we close coal plants early, it costs electric users money and causes electric rates to go up. Why? Because we must pay off the costs of building the coal plant and the clean coal technology added just a few short years ago.

While still paying for a closed coal plant, American taxpayers would also fund thousands of wind towers and thousands of square miles of solar panels. In addition, we would have to build more natural gas plants for when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing, which is a whopping 70% of the time. 

“It’s The Climate, Stupid”

This forced premature closing of coal plants and the building of new electrical power sources aren’t going to make one iota of difference to the climate. Communist China emits more pollution than the United States, all of Europe, India and Russia combined. China burned 4 billion tons of coal in 2020, half the global total. The Chinese are slowing down, but instead, are planning on building dozens of more coal plants. 

It is ruinous to make Americans pay more for their electricity when the largest emitter in the world is doing nothing to combat climate change. Ironically, the communist Chinese government will likely profit off our efforts to go green because three-quarters of the world’s batteries and solar panels are made in China.

By the way: have you ever seen what “getting” the material with which to make batteries looks like?

That’s a Washington mine that destroys (permanently) hundreds of acres mining lithium for use in battery production.

It looks REALLY like an “eco-friendly” energy source, doesn’t it? And batteries are NOT renewable which means the destruction of millions of acres in those states that contain elements needed. The demand for lithium is only expected to continually increase.

Secondly, what about the electricity necessity for electric car owners? You can’t plug an EV (electric car) into a plug in a garage. It requires SIGNIFICANT electrical upgrades. There are NO subdivisions in my city which contain the electrical grid necessary for EV-ready operations. None of the climate change sycophants dare mention those costs.

If you’re lucky enough to be one of the first to buy an electric car and you install a charging station in your garage, you’ll probably be OK. But if six or seven of your close neighbors do the same thing, “Uh-Oh! I can’t get my car to charge!”

It will cost towns and cities hundreds of millions of dollars to retro-fit existing residential and commercial properties to accommodate electrical needs to keep electric automobiles fueled.

But there’s good news! And this news will certainly make you happy. All you’ll need to do is move into a NEW house in a NEW subdivision that already has electric infrastructure to take care of your electric car! One story from a periodical marketing residential EV infrastructure gave us the plan:

Your next home will probably be able to charge your car. As electric vehicle sales soar, some local governments require builders to include EVSE-ready infrastructure in their new builds.

Updated U.S. building codes are about to change drastically. Quartz reports that homes that typically feature one or two 240-volt plugs will now be ready to install Level 2 chargers. All homes will be required to be “EV ready,” with the ability to charge electric vehicles built into building blueprints.

Building Codes

The International Code Council (ICC) creates building safety standards and codes builders follow. Their new codes indicate “New construction shall facilitate future installation and use of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).” These new codes are applicable to private homes, multi-family residences, condos, and apartment buildings.

What’s the Rush to Kill Coal?

What environmentalists “forget” to tell Americans is that new “clean coal” plants are amazingly environmentally efficient. Dramatic changes in technology have cleaned the coal energy system up in dramatic fashion.

If Congressional Democrats succeed in replacing coal plants with renewable energy sources, we will become more like Europe, which is experiencing a dramatic energy crunch caused by virtually windless conditions. This energy crunch is making energy even more expensive than it is here.

Germany’s electric rates, the highest globally, are triple what some of our less green states pay. Germans pay so much because of their heavy investments in wind and solar, which provide 38% of their power. In spite of Germany’s heavy investment in renewables, coal provided more energy than wind in the first half of 2021. And it’s not even winter yet, when coal is most utilized. 

Misrepresentations In “Renewable Energy Sources”

Some states are experiencing the consequences of relying too heavily on renewable energy sources. Both California and Texas struggled to provide their citizens with power and air conditioning this past summer. State officials repeatedly asked their customers to turn their air conditioning up to 78° on hot days. California even went so far as to pay industrial users a premium to burn oil to make their own electricity to keep the lights on elsewhere. 

That is just a snapshot of the laws the Left wants to pass. Additionally, Democrats want to subsidize electric cars that are still only affordable for the wealthy. Despite all the hype and subsidies, electric cars are only 1-2% of the cars on our roads, because many people don’t want to use them. The Left also wants to spend billions on electric buses that communities have already taken off the road because they can’t go up hills or stand the cold very well.

Democrat leadership also wants to raise business taxes, which will be passed on to consumers. When a grocery store that operates on a 1-2% margin (which most do) must pay more taxes and more for the electricity they use, prices will go up. That is one of the reasons why bacon is now over $7.00 a pack after usually being significantly less than that.

Democrats want to put their heads in the sand and ignore rapidly rising prices. Increasing the cost of energy will only make inflation worse because energy is used to do virtually everything. Not only do we have to pay more of our own money for our energy, but we also must pay more for our groceries, houses, and cars.

The insanity of “hurry, hurry, hurry” to get Leftists agenda items in place regarding replacement energy processes makes no sense! Who in their right mind would think Biden’s cancellation of the XL Pipeline permit his first day as President without considering the ramifications of doing so was a good idea? To make matters worse, he “temporarily” terminated leasing rights for oil companies to drill on federal lands — which are all owned by U.S. taxpayers! Did anyone tell Americans before Election Day in 2020 that his doing so would initiate a precipitous and immediate rise in the cost of energy for ALL Americans?

Summary

What has happened so far in our American energy industry was predictable: make knee-jerk decisions to stop this, outlaw that, threaten this other thing — ALL in the name of climate change was absolutely STUPID! I was aghast, not only at what Biden did, but his timing in doing so. He knee-capped every segment of the U.S. energy industry without having plans already in place to effectively transition away from the energy sources effectively supplying the nation to his “Green New Deal” program that is little more than the codification of AOC’s “Squad.” 

Boy, that worked out well for us all. And now we’re drowning in the results of Joe’s insane actions: massively higher and still-growing energy costs.

Attacking affordable energy while inflation runs rampant seems, at best, delusional and, at worst, intentionally destructive. Democrats need to stop playing political games with American’s electric bill and instead focus on reigning in inflation and getting the economy running again. 

If you think this administration can do these things, raise your hand for us all to see…raise your hands…don’t be shy!

I get it: no hands raised. No one thinks the Biden Administration can do it.

I agree.

Shocking, isn’t it?

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If OSHA Rules Employee Vaccine Is Mandatory, Which “Rule” Would Stand: State or Federal Law?

This question is on the lips of every unvaccinated American! Two states’ governors have already thumbed their noses at the “pending” Biden vaccine mandate declaring not only with they NOT enforce such a mandate, but will preclude any agency or company within their states from mandating ANY employee vaccination contingency for employment.

Multiple companies around the nation quickly fell in line and issued such mandates for employees. Multiple courts in multiple jurisdictions have already weighed in on lawsuits challenging these mandates. Decisions vary, as one can imagine. Plainly stated, there are NO clear-cut legal conclusions that can be easily found to support either side of this issue. But if one listens to President Biden, Democrat leaders in Congress, and even White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, all that’s necessary for ANY presidential mandate to bear the unfettered backing of U.S. Law is for it to be stated or written and released! But that is simply not the case — no matter what President Biden has represented in that television press announcement or any subsequent briefs or conversations.

The Basis For COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

President Joe Biden uses what one court opinion called “the most dramatic weapon in OSHA’s enforcement arsenal” to back up his COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more workers.

But relying on this bureaucratic weapon could be a risky strategy in the face of litigation threats since courts have struck down all or part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency regulations in four of the six legal challenges so far.

Biden mentioned OSHA’s role Thursday in a speech promoting the need for Americans to get COVID-19 vaccinations during a trip to Elk Grove Village, Illinois, near Chicago.

“The unvaccinated overcrowd our hospitals [and] overrun emergency rooms and intensive care units,” Biden told his audience. “The unvaccinated patients are leaving no room for someone with a heart attack or a cancer operation and so much more because they can’t get into the ICU, can’t get into the operating room.”

“The unvaccinated also put our economy at risk because people are reluctant to go out,” the President said.

Biden said the Labor Department, which includes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, would “shortly issue an emergency rule” to enforce the vaccine mandate for Americans whose employers have more than 99 full-time workers on the payroll.

The President, who asked for the OSHA regulation on Sept. 9, said Thursday that a previous mandate imposed on federal employees had a significant impact.

“Here’s the deal: These requirements are already proving that they work,” Biden said. “Starting in July, when I announced the first vaccination requirement for the federal government, about 95 million eligible Americans were unvaccinated. Today, we [have] reduced that number to 67 [million] eligible Americans who aren’t vaccinated.”

The President also said that public and private sector employers already imposed vaccine mandates, including colleges and universities, spurred a dramatic increase in COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Vaccination requirements result in more people getting vaccinated,” Biden said.

Three Conditions in Law

U.S. deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 2021, at 353,000, already have surpassed COVID-19 deaths for the entirety of 2020, when a total of 352,000 died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Before OSHA issued an emergency COVID-19 regulation for health care workers in June, the agency’s last emergency regulation was struck down in court in 1984.

Under the 1970 statute creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the agency must publish a long-term rule within six months to supersede any temporary emergency standard. Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which established OSHA as part of the Labor Department to regulate workplace safety. The law explicitly allows OSHA to impose immediately an emergency, temporary standard – which bureaucrats call an ETS – in a process that bypasses the sometimes lengthy procedures and reviews in rulemaking.

However, the law also places three conditions on the agency’s capacity to impose such a regulation, according to a recent study by the Congressional Research Service, which produces reports for Congress.

  1. The first condition is that employees are being exposed to “grave danger.”
  2. The second is that an emergency standard from the government is necessary to protect employees from such danger.
  3. The third is that the rule is feasible for employers to implement.

Under the Administrative Procedure Act, an executive branch agency must allow 30 days for public comment after placing a proposed regulation in the Federal Register. Objectors to the regulation may call for a public hearing.

Vulnerable in the Courts’

In 1983, OSHA issued a temporary emergency standard lowering the permissible exposure limit to asbestos. The agency claimed that 80 workers would die from exposure to the substance over six months if the rule weren’t in place.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not buy the government’s argument, however. In the case of Asbestos Information Association v. OSHA, the federal appeals court invalidated OSHA’s emergency temporary standard, partially because the agency did not provide sufficient support for its claim.

Former Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia told Fox News that the Biden administration should allow public comment given significant questions about the COVID-19 vaccine rule.

“In terms of using this emergency process with no comment, it has been used for benzine and asbestos. I believe in both of those cases, they were not able to sustain the rule,” Scalia said Sept. 13.

Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, added:

These emergency standards in the past, when they’ve been adopted by the Labor Department, have proved to be very vulnerable in the courts, which I think is part of the reason you’re hearing the criticisms now. Workers and businesses have a lot of questions about how this is going to be implemented, what the exact requirements are going to be, and it would be better if the Labor Department would give people a chance to provide their input.

Establishing ‘Grave Danger’

In the 1984 asbestos case, the 5th Circuit determined that OSHA would have fallen short of proving the necessity for the emergency standard, primarily because it duplicated the agency’s existing requirements on respirators.  The appeals court ruled that “fear of a successful judicial challenge to enforcement of OSHA’s permanent standard regarding respirator use hardly justifies resort to the most dramatic weapon in OSHA’s enforcement arsenal.”

On average, OSHA regulations take 39 months to be fully implemented, according to a 2012 Government Accountability Office sampling of 59 rules.

If the goal is to push an executive branch mandate for COVID-19 vaccines in many workplaces, it’s understandable why the Biden administration chose this route. But for the vaccine mandate to hold up in court, the administration must meet the burden of proof based on the law’s requirements.

According to the Congressional Research Service, the meaning of “grave danger” to employees is not defined either in statute or regulation. The lack of a definition opens the way for the courts to decide on a case-by-case basis.

Even if the federal government can prove a “grave danger” to employees, it must establish the necessity of bypassing the regular rulemaking procedures.

OSHA put nine emergency regulations in place between 1971 and 1983. According to the Congressional Research Service, most dealt with workplace hazards such as asbestos, carcinogens, and chemical exposure. A 1976 rule governing “diving operations” was the subject of a lawsuit by a company that works in deep-water ports.

Of those nine emergency rules, only three were not challenged in court. In a 1973 case on an emergency regulation regarding 14 carcinogens, the court upheld the rule for 12 and vacated it for the two others. That same year, the courts vacated an emergency regulation on pesticides containing organophosphorus particles.

In all, courts vacated four of OSHA’s emergency standards and halted enforcement of two in 1976 and 1977.

What the Law Allows

Congress did not grant the Occupational Safety and Health Administration the authority to mandate vaccines, according to a pending report by two Heritage Foundation researchers -Doug Badger, senior fellow for domestic policy studies, and Paul Larkin, a senior legal research fellow. (Heritage is the parent organization of The Daily Signal.)

“If you look at the statute itself, it talks about toxic substances or chemicals employees would be exposed to,” Badger told The Daily Signal in an interview Thursday. “I’ve heard this called a testing mandate with a vaccine opt-out. But either way, the statute doesn’t allow OSHA to mandate either testing or a vaccine.”

The pending report from Badger and Larkin notes OSHA adopted a rule on bloodborne pathogens that include requiring employers to offer a vaccine against the bloodborne pathogens, known as the Hepatitis B vaccine. However, that rule doesn’t require medical workers to get vaccinated, and an employee may opt out after signing a statement that they are aware the vaccine is being offered.

The report adds:

Moreover, in 2000, Congress passed the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act to force OSHA to adopt stricter regulations to prevent the workplace transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Notably, Congress did not demand that anyone be vaccinated against Hepatitis B in addition to or in lieu of the newly imposed additional safety precautions.

“In any case, Congress explicitly authorized that vaccination policy,” Badger said, in contrast to what Biden is attempting to do.

Summary

Here’s the danger ahead for President Biden. He has already drawn the proverbial “line in the sand” between the American People and the White House. He did so with little (if any at all) discussion with Constitutional experts regarding IF COVID-19 vaccine mandates could withstand legal challenges that are certain if such a rule is issued. But, more importantly, that “line in the sand” is a “slap in the faces” of every American.

In 1986 as part of the Balanced Budget Act passed by Congress, the “HIPPA Rule” was set in place to protect Americans regarding ALL information about their individual health information. This regulation requires you to fill out HIPPA release forms every time you visit a doctor. You legally authorize the doctor and/or his staff to make your specific health information to others involved in your treatment. Without that, your medical records could legally go NOWHERE or even be discussed with NO ONE but your treating physician.

“How does that pertain to a vaccine mandate?”

It may NOT be in the same bucket as the HIPPA Rule. But it certainly draws a line between American individuals and who can legally obtain any American’s health information of any kind without the expressed authorization to do so in writing.

Additionally, the Attorneys General and well over a dozen states have already declared their readiness to file lawsuits against the Biden Administration immediately upon any Rule, Presidential Executive Order, or even a law passed in Congress that mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for any Americans as a pre-condition to any and all provisions guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.

Let’s be practical and honest: even IF such a mandate is issued by either OSHA, any state government, or even by President Biden or Congress, any such regulation will initiate immediate and massive numbers of federal lawsuits based on the violation of an individual’s right. And such litigation would undoubtedly block implementing any such order, rule, or law for at least two years, if not longer.

NOTE: It is probable that the President making his television statement about his “pending” vaccine mandate that “is” to be implemented by OSHA is little more than a press release to scare unvaccinated Americans into going ahead and getting a vaccination. If so, it’s been successful! Millions of Americans have done just that.

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