That the Virginia Governor’s race is far closer than some polls and stations are reporting. Those saying there is an eight point gap are way off in my view.
I see a two point difference and it can go either way.
The question I have is ,if outside help for both parties is actually helping or hurting them.
As an example.
VP Harris was there and said the Virginia election is a “bellwether” of what will happen in future elections in 2022 and 2024. “The power is in your hands and elections matter.” She added, “If you hadn’t done what you did in 2020, I wouldn’t be standing here.”
With the latest polls, does America want Biden and Harris standing there? Do they want more of it?
Then we have former President Trump’s “Tel Rally” tonight.
Does that help Republican Youngkin or drive more Democratic voters to the polls?
If Youngkin voters need a Trump push tonight, that is not a good sign for his campaign.
So I ask you, who is happier with the Harris visit and the Trump “rally” tonight. Their party or the opponent?
You know what’s a big issue with the Democrats passing their spending bill? SALT.
Moderate Democrats are threatening to sink the $1.75 trillion social welfare and climate bill if it doesn’t restore the federal income tax deductions. This of course mostly benefits blue states.
The lawmakers, who represent high-tax states in the Northeast and the West, are demanding the bill include State and Local Tax deductions. “No SALT, no dice,” said Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a leading moderate Democrat.
Now passing SALT means a tax break for the rich, because the majority of the benefit goes to them.
Interesting dilemma for the Democrats in congress.
Can it get any crazier than the proposal to make $450,000 payments to illegal immigrants?
How can you explain this to people?
Someone crosses the border illegally and we pay them now? We’re rewarding law breaking now?
If the administration goes forward with this, that could be the end of any support. Who is going to run and defend this when we pay families of soldiers killed in action receive less? When working people are struggling for money? Who thought was a good idea?
This wasn’t good news for the administration.
Consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in 30 years in September.
The commerce department reported their inflation gauge, the personal-consumption-expenditures price index, rose 4.4% in September from the previous year, the fastest pace since 1991.
Yet we’re told inflation is going to go away. I guess if the shelves are empty you can’t raise the price. Is that it?
One measure of what consumers are thinking is the index of consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan. It showed Americans remain in a glum mood. The index fell to 71.7 in October from 72.8 in September. It remains well below the level of 101 registered in February 2020, before the pandemic hit.
One more gauge today.
About 62% of American adults are either working or looking for work. That’s the lowest rate since the 1970s.
Now the administration is telling us things are going great.
You think so?