Some Takes…

Let’s Start With White House Tweets

Let’s start with this tweet that the White House had to take down after widespread condemnation.
“When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available. In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3M jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded.”
No vaccine? The President himself had two public shots before he raised his right hand.
If, in your business or organization, you have people this incompetent – you will fail. Make changes.

Then over the weekend the President’s tweets got attacked by Jeff Bezos. The same Bezos who runs the left wing Washington Post and was a supporter. Why? Well, try the “pay your fair share” comments and the creation of a “misinformation” office by the administration. Here’s the tweets:
Biden’t tweet:
“You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”
Bezos response:
“The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead. Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection.”   
Biden Tweet 2:
“Under my predecessor, the deficit increased every single year. This year, we’re on track to cut the deficit by $1.5 trillion — the biggest one-year decline ever. It matters to families, because reducing the deficit is one of the main ways we can ease inflationary pressures.”
Bezos response:
“In fact, the administration tried hard to inject even more stimulus into an already over-heated, inflationary economy and only [Sen. JOE] MANCHIN saved them from themselves. Inflation is a regressive tax that most hurts the least affluent. Misdirection doesn’t help the country.”

If your friends begin to attack you publicly — watch out.

Finally, A 2016 Election Trial

Special counsel John Durham’s first trial from the handling of the Trump-Russia collusion accusations begins today. His prosecutors are saying Donald Sussmann, a Clinton team lawyer, lied to the FBI in 2016 about acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign when he handed over now-debunked information linking Trump to Russia’s Alfa Bank.
You see, Sussmann billed the Clinton campaign for the meeting with the FBI, and told them he was coming as a private citizen.
Interestingly, a number of former FBI officials are scheduled to take the stand. Their questioning could center on the FBI’s role and eagerness to seize on unverified anti-Trump political dirt.
Not sure what kind of coverage the MSM will give this, but it could be a most interesting trial.

Elections

A big primary day tomorrow. Start with Pennsylvania, an intriguing state to watch with Governor and Senator races.
The leading Democrat candidate for Senator (a potential Democratic pickup), Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, suffered a stroke this weekend. He was leading by a wide margin going in. It’s expected he will still prevail, but interesting to watch. His opponents have called him the Bernie Sanders of Pa.
On the Republican side, the nomination has turned into a four way- race. Three candidates are bunched in the 20% area along with “undecided.” Donald Trump is all in here backing Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Speaking of which, the former President jumped into the Governor’s race here, too. He backed the leading candidate, who happens to be the most right one. He’s also one that experts say cannot win in November.

Then there’s North Carolina where Rep. Madison Cawthorn has lost support from grass-roots groups in his district and many prominent Republican lawmakers. All the negatives with his actions and campaign have put his future in doubt. He may lose his primary.

The Horror Of Shootings

The horror of the shooting in Buffalo, followed by the church shooting in Orange County, California yesterday are news stories we are all tired of and want stopped. The question is how. To understand that we need to answer why. Why do they do it?
In Buffalo we have already learned of his hatred, and one more thing jumped out to me. It was the report that the suspect had threatened to target his high school last spring. Authorizes were alerted and he was sent for a mental health evaluation that put him in a hospital for a stay.
Well, what happened after that? Was there any follow up? Where was his family, friends? What happened since then?
We’ll hear guns again, but let’s remember, NY has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country. I want the whole story. He gave notice, who failed us?

On Gas Prices

There are some who are steadfast that the administration wants higher oil prices to support their push for electric cars. In fact, the EPA has expressly said it assumes electric vehicles will comprise 17 percent of all vehicle sales in model year 2026.  Is that possible? I guess if a gallon costs $5, it is.
Now look at this chart on the price of lithium for the batteries – which is skyrocketing.

Does anybody in Washington know what they are doing these days?

Interesting Week Ahead. Stay Tuned.

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