I Could Be Wrong But…
There’s going to be a big debate with lots of media coverage on raising the debt limit so spending can continue. This often leads to noise about the government being shut down. The media always seem to blame the Republicans, whether they control congress and a Democratic is President (Gingrich and Clinton) or vice a versa (Trump and Pelosi). So get ready for noise.
Now here is the Republican position before the noise starts. You decide if there is merit:
First, this from Mitch O’Connell.
“Democrats as so eager to adopt Sanders’ socialist shopping list that they were willing to move without Republicans. They sought to leave our kids and grandkids with a massive bill. They deserve to have total ownership of that decision.”
This from Senator Ted Cruz:
“Democrats are intent on going on a reckless spending spree — spending money we don’t have on things we can’t afford, which will fuel runaway inflation and harm American families. Despite the fact Democrats have total control of Washington and can raise the debt ceiling on their own, they are playing political games with the debt ceiling.”
Now does that seem like a reasonable argument?
Congress and the President certainly deserve full credit for all the spending and programs they have and are enacting, so why are they saying they want Republicans to vote to raise the spending and national debt limit? It kind of makes sense to me.
Now I could be wrong, but I am betting on which way the media will illustrate this.
This story got little coverage. The Senate Parliamentarian (Elizabeth MacDonough) ruled against the Democratic plan to add an amnesty plan for as many as 8 million illegal immigrants to the $3.5 trillion budget bill. Her ruling said the move would violate the chamber’s rules.
Democratic leaders pronounced themselves disappointed and insisted they’ll try to find other ways to work toward legal status for illegal immigrant “Dreamers,” holders of Temporary Protected Status and “essential” workers. Senator Dick Durbin said: “Senate Democrats have prepared an alternative proposal for the Parliamentarian’s consideration in the coming days.”
Now I could be wrong, but I doubt many people knew of this ruling much less the proposal. Why is that? It involved at least 8 million new citizens.
Do you think this is a coincidence?
A Manhattan judge set a trial date schedule for next summer for ex Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg and the Trump Organization. The fact that it will run smack into 2022 midterm elections is just the way the calendar fell.
Now I may be could be wrong, but I don’t think the date is a coincidence.
On the other side this story continues to be under played and not covered. A new book (by Ben Schreckinger) entitled: “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power,” has been released.
Did you hear about it?
The author finds evidence that a good part of the purported laptop material is genuine, including two emails at the center of last October’s controversy. A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him for the chance to meet Joe Biden. Oh really?
The same goes for a 2017 email in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives includes the line, “10 held by H for the big guy?” This person recalled seeing both emails, but was not in a position to compare the leaked emails word-for-word to the originals, but the content was verified.
Now I could be wrong, but I think if this were a different President this would be the lead story 24/7.
A note on Covid.
This week Covid deaths in the U.S. exceeded 676,000. That passed the known fatalities from the 1918 flu pandemic (675,000). We don’t hear much about the numbers anymore, do we. 276,000 have died since we changed Presidents.
Now I don’t think we can blame any President; but didn’t it appear we had no problem doing that last year?
And don’t you wonder how reporting would be with another President? The President said he spoke to China’s leader for an hour last week. You know what he never brought up? The orgin of the virus. Kind of odd for a man who cares so much. Why are we afraid to pursue the truth?
Now I do wonder if another President had not brought it up, with 676,000 dead, what the media would be saying.
Just for the record, the U.S. population was 103 million before the 1920s. Today it almost 330 million.
That means the 1918 flu killed about 1 in every 150 Americans as opposed to more than 1 in 500 today.
Did you see that Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio announced he will not be running for reelection? Rep. Gonzalez was one of the ten Republican House Members to vote to impeach. He already had a primary challenger. In fact, all ten are facing a challenge and it illustrates the Republican divide that former President Trump can close or rip open next year.
Stay tuned for that and what happens in the Democratic Party between the far left and moderates.