Let’s settle the “Build Back Better” plan and what it costs. How is the MSM allowing the administration and congress to get away with their outright lie on the real cost?
First they said it was “zero cost.” Then the CBO did their review and said that wasn’t true.
What the CBO does is cost out what congress tells it to.
So congress told them the program was limited in years. Nothing longer than five.
To make it worse, they counted 10 years of revenue to pay for five years of new spending programs.
If any business CEO tried this they would be charged and locked up.
Now a few things.
The CBO in the limited years said this was costly. So even with the accounting gimmick it was bad.
Then you add the years missed.
And, you and I know that we are not pulling back money to people after we start giving it out – spending is forever.
The “paid for” BBB is a total deficit breaker and an incredible bill we are being asked to pass on to our kids and grandchildren.
Here’s a chart on how they asked the CBO to score this (in blue) and the real cost we are passing on:
They are lying to us and people have no idea. The free press which is supposed to point this out is MIA.
Is It Going To Pass?
In the House – on a party vote it passed.
In the Senate, every Republican is prepared to vote no.
48 of 50 Democrats have committed to vote yes.
Standing between us and that bill are Senators Manchin and Sinema.
Here’s former President Trump on Senator Manchin yesterday:
Former President Donald Trump predicted that Sen. Joe Manchin III, a key Democratic swing vote, will “fold” when it comes time to vote on the White House’s $1.75 trillion social welfare bill. Mr. Trump argued during an appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show that despite criticizing the mammoth bill, Mr. Manchin would line up with fellow Democrats to support it when the time came. “Well, I know this: Joe will eventually fold,” Mr. Trump said. “That’s what I know. So Joe’s going to fold, and that’s going to be that.”
How does that make you feel?
When You Look At That
You realize how vital an election is. There is a divide between the parties today. If the Republicans had not lost those two senate seats in the special Georgia election, none of what we see would be happening. The party divided itself as you recall as a former President focused the attention on the wrong thing. Unity is vital as the future of the nation is at stake.
That said, in the same state of Georgia, the same division exists. Now a defeated senator (Perdue) is running against the sitting Republican Governor because he did not support an election overthrow. They are about to make their most vocal opponent (Stacey Abrams) Governor. In the process they will lose any chance to beat Senator Warhol in the special election, thus losing a winnable seat.
Oftentimes egos are bigger than common sense, and grown men never learn.
It Goes Even Deeper
Have you paid attention to some of the nominees from this administration for positions? When you study their backgrounds and positions you wonder if they are on the side of capitalism.
One finally had to withdraw this week.
Saule Omarova, who was President Biden’s nominee to oversee large national banks, withdrew from consideration,amid opposition from Republicans and moderate Democrats who had sought to block her nomination.
Look up her views and why. She is symbolic of what we’ve seen.
Want more on elections have consequences?
A new poll released showed people are now in favor of a wall on the border in the same numbers they were before President Trump was elected. It’s clear a majority want border security, but this administration does not.
In fact, I believe they support open borders.
Well here’s their confirmed commissioner this week for the border:
Chris Magnus, the police chief in Tucson, Ariz., who became a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, was confirmed as the commissioner of U.S. Customs and border Protection on Tuesday.
Are They Really Socialist?
Believe what you want, but here’s a Gallup Poll on the question:
“Americans remain much more positive toward capitalism than socialism,” wrote Jeffrey M. Jones, a Gallup analyst, in a new analysis released.
The pollster reveals that 60% of U.S. adults have a positive view of capitalism; that includes 72% of Republicans, 59% of independents and 50% of Democrats.
Socialism, meanwhile, drew a positive response from 38% overall, including 10% of Republicans, 40% of independents and 65% of Democrats.
So, the Democratic party registrants are 50/50 capitalism vs. socialism.
Republicans are 71-10 for capitalism.
I think the Republican Party should be doing a far better job getting this message out.
In fact, we should Build Back Better – our nation and capitalism – where people drove innovation, leadership and wealth for their families.
Well This Is Interesting
We all heard about the Biden and Putin meeting this week. We don’t know much, but I found this comment by national security adviser Jake Sullivan very interesting:
“Things we did not do in 2014, we are prepared to do now,” he told reporters.
Oh really? He was part of the Obama administration when Russia invaded and then annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. Remember they sent pillows and blankets? Is he saying they failed then? I guess so. We said it then; they denied it. Did they catch up?
What about when President Trump sent armament? Was he right now?
Then ask yourself this. We hear of Russia and a possible takeover of Ukraine. We hear of China and a possible takeover of Taiwan. Why?
I think of President Reagan’s words. They never attack when they think we are strong, they only do so when they perceive we are weak.
Remember When Numbers Mattered
Within the next week the number of deaths from the Coronavirus (and its variants) will pass a milestone. We will have had more deaths since President Biden was sworn in than before. (What you have been hearing in conservative media is that there were more deaths in 2021 than 2020, but President Trump was in office until noon on the 20th).
There was a point in time we heard daily updates from the MSM and the implication how poorly the virus was being handled.
Well since we are about to have more deaths in the first eleven months of the new administration is the MSM going to report the numbers? We will pass this sad milestone in the next three days.