Monday, August 08, 2022

Laughing All The Way

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Fox News reported yesterday, "The Senate Sunday passed the Democrats' social spending and taxation bill after a marathon "vote-a-rama" session that lasted more than 15 hours, marking a major win for the Democratic agenda just over three months before Election Day. "

Vice President Harris's vote broke the tie.  

She and the Left are laughing all the way. It could have been called the "Great Heist of 2022," but instead they're calling it the "Inflation Reduction Act."

That's causing every financial expert in America to laugh. They know better.

Soon the "we the people" will be weeping.

Be informed, not misled.

Vice President Harris cast a tiebreaking vote to allow the legislation to pass 51-50.

"I mean, it's the largest package ever for climate, it deals with an energy policy to make sense for his country, reduces the cost of energy, reduces health care costs for millions of Americans, and does it in a way that reduces the deficit and has tax fairness in our code," Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. told Fox News Digital. "It’s a great day and we’re very excited about it."

"This is a night of triumph for them," Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told Fox News Digital. "Schumer has had the longest 50-50 Senate in history. And he has managed to get virtually all of their signature priorities through."

Hawley added: "And with, by the way, the most unpopular president of my lifetime."

Did Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema really "change their mind?"

Derek Hunter is asking that question.

He says: "The idea that Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema 'changed their minds' on setting another several hundred billion dollars on fire to subsidize the businesses of left-wing donors is absurd. Two weeks ago, these 'moderates' vehemently opposed 'Build Back Better' because it taxed and spent too much. Now that it’s called the 'Inflation Reduction Act,' it’s game on. Does anyone believe this was an honest conversion?"

There is no discussion about what it took to make this change, it’s all about how this could “save” the Biden administration and will give something for leftists to get excited about in the midterms. That’s actually true. It’s also the worst reason for any elected official to support a piece of legislation or anything. It happens a lot, but that doesn’t make it right. 

He says, "These Democrats are supporting something they know will damage the economy and hurt Americans because it will rally the base of the Democrat Party and decrease their odds of losing control of Congress. How afraid of subpoenas about Hunter and the family business must the Biden administration be?"

The idea that Manchin and Sinema actually changed their minds is laughable.

He says "the world has gone crazy."

Here's how crazy it actually is.

Derek says:
"Joe Manchin has never been the decision-maker when it comes to preventing Democrats from passing a piece of legislation. For all the talk of his willingness to stand up to his party, he's only ever sided with Republicans when something was going to happen without him---a nominee was going to be confirmed anyway or a bill passed or not. The idea that he's independent is a myth he created to help Democrats, so they could say, 'Even Manchin is on board' to be able to spin something radical as centrist. None of this is by accident." 
The bill contains a provision for the government to hire 87,000 new IRS agents. That, of course, strikes fear in the heart of most Americans. Especially conservative Americans. It's true that if they are ever hired they would likely target the middle class.

But are that many qualified people sitting around, already trained and ready to go on day one, waiting for a job with the IRS?

They're claiming these agents will find something like 200 billion dollars in uncollected, then that $200 billion---or whatever the amount is, is spent within the bill itself.

Those agents don't exist and probably never will, but the problem is that this bill---this fraud of all, pencils out on paper, but not in real life.

The real tragedy is that the spending of billions of dollars simply amounts to our government once again printing money, and claiming it will "fix" inflation, is more dangerous than a million new IRS officers. 

Biden now one of America's most "consequential" presidents?

Left-leaning Politico published this:

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will make Biden one of the most legislatively successful presidents of the modern era.

American Recovery Act: $1.9 trillion

  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: $550 billion
  • Chips and Science Act: $280 billion
  • Inflation Reduction Act: ≈$700 billion

That’s a nearly $3.5 trillion agenda. The scope of the issues addressed is notable: the pandemic and its economic fallout, highways, bridges, broadband, rail, manufacturing, science, prescription drug prices, health insurance, climate change, deficit reduction, and tax equity.

He also expanded NATO, passed a new gun safety law, and passed a bill to address the effects of vets exposed to toxic burn pits. Five out of seven of these laws — all but the two biggies, the ARP and IRA — received significant Republican support.

There’s not much debate anymore over whether Biden has been a consequential president. In the long run, his first two years may be remembered as akin to LBJ when it comes to moving his agenda through Congress.

"The current political question," Politico says,  is "how much will it matter in the short term?"

Will this nearly $3.5 trillion heist from the American people matter at election time?

The media has been covering for President Biden from the beginning of his presidency. It's gotten so bad that apparently, the media can't redefine words fast enough to keep his approval ratings from falling. They've tried to convince us that a recession isn't a recession anymore, just like a woman isn't a woman anymore...and on and on it goes.

According to a new poll out Friday all the "help" isn't helping President Biden.

Gallup's poll shows Biden's approval rating sitting at 38%. That's the lowest approval rate of any president in the history of the Gallup poll, which started 7 decades ago in 1954. Dwight D. Eisenhower
was president...and America liked Ike.

Ike said, "The future of this Republic is in the hands of the American voter."

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed."

Jefferson also said, "We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate."

The passage of this $3.5 trillion spending binge will not "fix" inflation according to most economists, and the Biden presidency has been a disaster in the minds of most Americans. 38% approval. 

However, the move is underway to redefine political success in the same way the left has already begun to redefine the moral issues of our day---good is evil and evil is good.

If conservatives are not vigilant and engaged, what has seemed to be the certain defeat of leftist policies in the upcoming mid-term election may become something very different.

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