December 23, 2020
Monday, Congress finally came to agreement on a $2.3 trillion spending bill that includes long-overdue coronavirus relief. It’s one of the costliest spending bills ever proposed. However, critics are thrashing the bill as a pork-stuffed Christmas tofurkey, light on virus relief and heavy on disgusting things that shouldn’t be in it at all.
For instance, Americans making $75,000 a year or less will get a one-time $600 stimulus payment (half of the first bill’s relief) and a $300 addition to unemployment benefits.
Meanwhile, the bill also includes $130 million for “invasive species assessment, mitigation and reduction;” $1 million a year through 2025 for “water resources on the Tibetan plateau” plus $675,000 for Tibetan scholarship programs; $30 million a year for a US-India Development Foundation; $8 million a year for the next four years for Tibetan refugees plus $4 million a year for Tibet’s government; $10 million for “gender programs” in Pakistan; $130 million for HIV/AIDS workers stationed abroad to buy cars; and the creation of a committee to regulate performance-enhancing drugs in race horses. Plus, of course, a lot of spending to fight “climate change” and promote “diversity,” both of which are vital to controlling the coronavirus, I’m sure.
Here are even more spending items in the bill that benefit people everywhere but in America.
It isn’t often that I find myself in agreement with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but she was right when she fumed that Congress members were handed a 5,500+ page bill and told they’d have to vote on it in two hours, with no time to read it. The problem is, as Republican Rep. Thomas Massie pointed out, that the Democrats all voted to waive the 72-hour waiting period that was created to give members the time to read a bill before voting on it.
However, the real problem is that massive omnibus spending bills like this exist at all. If the coronavirus is an emergency, then a bill should’ve been passed that focuses solely on that. If these other things are worthy of robbing the taxpayers to pay for, then let their sponsors justify the spending in open debate, not hide them behind the camouflage of emergency virus aid.
Here’s more on the bill and a call for President Trump to veto it and force Congress to pass a clean relief bill.
December 23, 2020
You’ve probably heard of the report that White House adviser Peter Navarro has put together into allegations of voting irregularities that he claims cost President Trump his reelection. It’s now out and you can read the entire report here.
I’m directing you to the unedited original because the mainstream media are dismissing it as an irresponsible compilation of unfounded conspiracy theories. Maybe it is. But I don’t know about you, but when someone goes to that much effort to convince me not to look at something, I want to see it for myself.
I think we’ve all noticed how much effort the media and social media are putting into vilifying anyone who expresses skepticism of the idea that Joe Biden was a more popular Presidential candidate than Trump, Obama or anyone else who’s ever run, when in two previous tries, he never got beyond the Iowa Caucuses, where he came in fifth. Also, how adamant they are to silence even any discussion of the topic. Again, when I’m told to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, I just naturally want to take a gander at him. If for no other reason, to make sure he’s wearing a mask.
And so, every “journalist” and “news” outlet feels it a necessity in the very first sentence to brand anyone who has questions about election integrity as a “trafficker in debunked conspiracy theories.” Folks, allow me to remind you that you spent the first two years of Trump’s term breathlessly peddling the “Russian Collusion” fairy tale 24/7, and it was only after a two-year, $30 million investigation found zero evidence that you finally moved on to other unfounded accusations. I hate to break it to you but I could describe every one of YOU as “traffickers in debunked conspiracy theories.”
Despite all the name-calling about “right-wing conspiracy mongers,” the left has nobody to blame for eroding trust in our elections but themselves. They spent years telling us that Russia stole the 2016 election and that Trump’s presidency was “illegitimate” (a direct quote from Hillary Clinton.) They fight like feral cats to block any efforts to strengthen voting integrity, depicting even the showing of an ID (something you have to do to get into government buildings, cash a check or buy a beer) as “voter suppression.” And they’ve poured hundreds of millions of dollars into loosening election laws, spreading concepts like ballot harvesting, ballot collection boxes and mass mail-in ballots that are like Miracle-Gro for vote fraud. And then they wonder why Americans don’t trust the vote tallies?
I have said since Election Day that while I was a strong Trump supporter, what I really want at this point is the truth. If Biden’s election truly was legitimate, and all the sworn affidavits and statistical oddities really are just groundless rumors, then I want to know that. As bad as I believe a President Biden (or more accurately, the power-mad people around him) would be, it would be worse yet for millions of Americans to lose their faith in the integrity of our electoral process. Our shared trust in fair and honest elections is what makes the peaceful transfer of power in a nation of very diverse people possible.
In the long run, it would be better for America to suffer a bad President whose election we believe was fair than to have any President whom many Americans believe took office through fraud. That might deal a fatal blow to the very foundation of this great experiment in democracy.
You may dismiss everything that Peter Navarro writes in his report, and that’s your right. But let me quote just one sentence that has nothing to do with whether the fraud claims ultimately prove to be true or not:
“Absent a thorough investigation prior to Inauguration Day, a cloud and a stain will hang over what will be perceived by many Americans as an illegitimate Biden administration.”
I said almost those exact same words a couple of days after the election when I suggested that Joe Biden call off all the left’s legal, political and media forces and join with Trump to conduct a full, transparent, bipartisan audit of the vote. He should've listened. I, and I’m sure millions of other Americans, would actually be relieved to be reassured that the election, even if our side lost, was fair and honest. If it was, then they should be eager to prove their critics wrong so we can all move on. But the cloud of suspicion will never blow away as long as Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) keep insisting that there’s nothing behind the curtain while furiously attacking anyone who tries to peek back there.
December 23, 2020
Of all the many lies the media have told about President Trump, probably the most transparent is the claim that he has “no accomplishments.” In fact, he has accomplished more in four years than many Presidents did in eight. For proof, try Googling “Trump accomplishments.” You get back multiple articles listing his accomplishments, and pointedly, many don’t appear on the other lists. There are literally too many for any one article to include them all!
One of many reasons why it is vital for Republicans to win the Georgia runoffs and retain control of the Senate is that Democrats have made it frighteningly clear that if they own both the White House and Congress, they will immediately begin reversing the Trump policies that led to all these accomplishments. They either don’t understand or don’t care that his commonsense policies have had wide-ranging positive effects that will quickly unravel.
For instance, they will open the borders in the name of “compassion,” without regard for how border security reduces illegal immigration, which eliminates lowball competition for low-skill jobs...which leads to more jobs and rising wages for American workers...which helped Trump accomplish record low unemployment and the biggest wage increases in years for all demographics, including blacks, Hispanics and people without college degrees.
Democrats can’t wait to put the US back into the Paris Climate Accords that Trump pulled out of because they would cripple the US economy while having a negligible effect on the environment. Because Trump favored fracking, the US now has abundant clean natural gas that led to a greater reduction in CO2 emissions than in any nation that remained in the Paris deal. He also made the US energy independent, got gas below $2 a gallon, and by freeing the US from OPEC and Europe from dependence on Russian oil, he eliminated the leverage those forces had over the West. Democrats can’t wait to reverse all those accomplishments by rejoining the Paris Accords. What are cheap gas, a booming economy and freedom from tyrants compared to virtue signaling to your green pals about how you killed fracking?
If Democrats take the Senate, Joe Biden has already vowed to “cooperate” with China and reverse the Trump tax cuts. Since Democrats think all tax cuts only benefit the “rich,” they don’t comprehend that the Trump cut actually helped virtually all taxpayers and freed up business capital for hiring and expansion. They also think putting American workers first is “selfish.” Between Trump’s tax cuts spurring jobs and wages, and his tough trade deals bringing businesses and manufacturing jobs back to America, he accomplished putting an extra $6,000 a year into the pockets of the average American family. That will disappear fast if Democrats regain the Senate, hike taxes and start exporting our jobs again.
When Trump put the sanctions squeeze on Iran and finally kept America’s promise to move our Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the self-appointed “experts” who would again guide foreign policy under Biden claimed it would cause a wave of violence that could never be contained. Instead, having crushed ISIS (whose caliphate spread to the size of Pennsylvania under Obama) and neutralized Iran’s threats to its neighbors, Trump presided over the historic accomplishment of multiple peace agreements between Israel and Arab nations such as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The Democrats can’t wait to reinstate Obama’s Iran nuclear deal that shipped planeloads of cash to the Mullahs and reverse Trump’s Middle East policies. Who cares what they accomplished?
If you care that Trump accomplished record low unemployment, rising wages, energy independence, peace in the Middle East and putting Americans first in trade deals, there’s only way to keep Democrats from careening in the opposite direction: put a GOP Senate in charge of the brakes.
December 23, 2020
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