Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Biden's Super Spending Spree

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Yesterday President Biden met with his "bi-partisan" advisory committee to, along with Vice President Harris, discuss his $2.5 trillion proposed "infrastructure" spending spree.

That amount will certainly fix our roads and bridges, won't it?

Not really, we're told, because the term "infrastructure" has "evolved." 

Evolved to what?

Here's what.

Be informed, not misled.

What "bipartisan" looks like in today's progressive political jungle.

In order to make yesterday's meeting appear to be an honest attempt to improve our way of life by repairing our neglected national infrastructure, aka "roads and bridges"--- the president included four Republicans in his meeting.

Included were Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Deb Fischer (R-NB) and Reps Don Young (R-AK) and Garret Graves (R-LA). 

Also attending were 4 Democrats: Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Reps. Don Payne (D-NJ) and David Price (D-NC).

Biden expressed optimism that many more Republicans will join him in support of his spending spree---which, should it be approved, would be the largest in US history.

He said, "I think we're going to be able to get---I'm hoping we will have some bi-partisan support across the board."

Most see his "bi-partisan" meeting yesterday for what it is---theater. Acting one way, while moving in another way.

The initial response.

The Republicans responded by calling Biden's spending spree a "partisan job-crushing slush fund" noting that only "5% of the 2.5 trillion would be used for roads and bridges."


Even including a broad definition of the word "infrastructure," including improvements of water systems, power grids, highways, roads, bridges, airports, broadband internet, and ports only make up roughly 25% of the bill's spending.

So, where would the rest of the money go?

President Biden is defending the 75% of the infrastructure budget that will not be used for infrastructure by explaining that 75% of the multi-trillion dollar spending spree will be spent on "climate change," "healthcare" and "affordable housing."

The president says, "The idea of infrastructure has always evolved to meet the aspirations of the American people and their needs, and it's evolving again today."

Surprised? Even Jeff Bezos' Washington Post was a little surprised. So was the New York Times.

The Washington Post notes that Biden's presentation is misleading. While the president is telling us little people out here that his "historic infrastructure plan" will "more than pay for the mostly one-time investments in the America Jobs Plan," he is not telling us that the spending will take place over the next 8 years. It will take until 2036---15 years for his proposed corporate tax hikes to generate that much money---if everything goes as planned.

WAPO quotes Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, an organization that advocates for fiscal restraint, says, "We should put out a bill that is an investment in infrastructure and doesn't fall to the trick of calling everything you want infrastructure."

About "the trick."

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's right-hand man, often spoke of the "big lie" and its effectiveness, while denying he ever said what he said.

Goebbels is said to have said, 

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such a time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension , the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

About Biden's "trick."

I don't like Fox News's Chris Wallace. I've never met him but in observing him, I just don't like him professionally, so when he's on the air I avoid him.

However. On Sunday's edition of "Fox News Sunday," Wallace showed up and asked the right questions of Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, former presidential candidate, and now Transportation Secretary to President Biden.

You may better remember him as the man who kept kissing his "husband" on the lips in public on the campaign trail.

Sunday's interview was focused on Biden's so-called infrastructure bill.

From the beginning, Wallace began to call Buttigieg out for the misleading statements coming from the Biden administration regarding the bill.

Wallace said:

"You all like to say that US infrastructure is ranked 13th in the world, but our colleague Chuck Layne of the Washington Post did some interesting research, three of the nations ahead of us on that list are Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates, which are tiny states and hardly comparable. Of the ten largest countries geographically, including China and Russia, the US actually ranks first."

Then Wallace said this: "So Secretary, not to say that everything is fine, but why not be straight about the actual conditions here in the US to the American people."

Buttigieg would not respond, but said: "Well, the American people already know our infrastructure needs a lot of work."

Wallace, again: 

"All of you in the Biden administration have been selling this plan as a huge job's creator," ---that this infrastructure bill is going to create 19 million jobs, "But it turns out the study you are citing from Moody's Analytics says the economy will add 16.3 million jobs without the infrastructure bill and 2.7 million more with it."  

There's more, but you get it. Everything about this $2.5 trillion---some say $3 trillion bill is built on a lie. The single thread of truth is that most of us want the government to fix our roads and bridges, so playing on that thread of truth, the Biden administration has built a scheme to create a massive forced transfer of wealth by calling everything from fixing a pothole in the street, providing free daycare for your child, and advancing AOC and Bernie Sanders' Green New Deal, "infrastructure," even though only 5% actually goes to real "infrastructure."

The takeaway.

In Hitler's "Mein Kampf," he outlined how he would deceive the world regarding the Jews. He said that in the "big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted ...in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to a big lie than to the small lie, since they themselves tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods"---they believe others would not tell colossal lies either.  

Make no mistake. Biden's "infrastructure bill" is indeed a "big lie."

We are living in an era of "big lies."

God's people must be informed, not misled.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.