I normally do not write about politics during the summer, and as a state legislator, I try to confine myself to state politics. But I cannot remain silent about recent events.
The primary reason America revolted from Britain was taxes. Now, Biden just increased the number of tax collectors by six times. The Federal government claims they will only go after “the richest of the rich,” but they also claimed the very same thing when they instituted the Federal Income Tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax, both of which most of you still pay today.
The definition of Inflation is, too many dollars chasing too few goods and services. Inflation is crippling the nation because your Federal government spent some $5.9 trillion billions on COVID, another $0.7 trillion in disaster relief, and another $3.3 Trillion by the Federal Reserve. Then, Biden spent another $2.2 trillion on “Build Back Better,” which will escalate to some $4.3 trillion if they don’t cancel the programs that will “sunset” after a few years. (The Feds rarely sunset these programs.)
Yes, your Federal government spent almost $11 trillion in the past few years. Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire also tried printing their way out of their problems. How did that work for them?
To add injury to insult, the Left just spent another $430 billion on the “Inflation Reduction Act”. Senators Bernie Sanders and Joe Manchin admit that it won’t actually curb inflation, something the media is already joking about. Indeed, $369 of that money goes to “woke” agenda items, not inflation. This in on top of the nearly $5 trillion that Obama spent, which was largely wasted on “shovel-ready” projects like Solyndra. To make things worse, the Feds just admitted that $163 billion of your tax dollars were wasted in COVID fraud.
This is why conservatives do not want to expand the scope and power of the Federal government. The bigger they are, the worse mistakes they make, and the more that you, the people, suffer.
As if to emphasize that point, the CDC just admitted that they completely blew it on COVID. Tens of thousands of people went out of business, suicide rates sky-rocketed, 40% of adults report symptoms of depression (up four times from before), and who knows the long-range effects on our children.
The raid on Mar-a-Lago is another travesty. The Left is all aglow with their constant rhetoric of “Orange-Man Bad.” But if they can do this to a former president, they can do it to you. (Remember those 87,000 new IRS agents they just hired?)
The FBI tells us we should trust them. We might, had they not admitted that they falsified information about Trump in their Russia witch-hunt, then later admitted that they found no evidence that he ever conspired with Russia. Remember when FBI chief James Comey told us about Hillary Clinton’s secret email server which held hundreds of top-secret documents, yet did nothing about it? Remember when the FBI targeted parents as terrorists who attended School Board meetings? And the director of the FBI just admitted alleged bias by his own agent in shielding the president’s son in the Hunter Biden’s laptop probe, calling it “deeply troubling.” The result is that 63 percent of Americans don’t trust the FBI anymore, a sad commentary on a once-revered institution.
Speaking of Russia, Putin would never have invaded Ukraine under the previous administration. Instead, he waited for Biden to gain office, because he knows he is weak; as evidenced by his ignoble retreat from Afghanistan (which cost us another $82B.) Now, Communists are menacing the free peoples of Taiwan, and top military officials are publicly saying America would “face decisive military defeat” if we had to defend our allies in the Pacific. But instead of investing in modern weapon systems, we are wasting money on “woke” agenda items, the result being that Army recruitment is down by half.
America was energy independent for the first time in decades under the previous administration. Two years later, gas prices have doubled, and Biden is begging Communists in Venezuela and sheiks in Saudi Arabia to produce more oil. They ignored him.
Biden’s “woke” policies have created historic inflation, a tax on everybody that hurts the poor much worse than it hurts the rich. And despite his ludicrous claims, prices skyrocketed a full year before Putin invaded the Ukraine. And, despite his other laughable claims, we are now — officially — in a recession; as defined by everyone (except Biden) as two quarters of negative growth in GDP. Americans are poorer, less free, and far more endangered, since Biden became president.
There is an old adage that says that strong men make good times; good times make weak men; and weak men make hard times.
Welcome to Biden’s America.