But Is It Too Little Too Late?

Democrats are scurrying. Not the rank and file Dems that are your neighbors. I’m talking about the do-nothing Democrats (when they do something, it’s usually the wrong thing!) in Congress. Realizing they are less than two months away from midterm elections that still don’t bode well for their party, Democrats in the House and Senate are trying desperately to do SOMETHING before November 8th.

But it ain’t gonna be easy.

See, in order to get Joe Manchin on his side for the big trillion dollar budget busting spending bill Congress passed (I think they called it “Inflation Reduction”?) Chuckles Schumer had to agree to a side deal. That was that the fossil fuel industry was going to get some sweetheart deals going forward. Of course, that is included as part of the federal budget bill that has yet to pass Congress. But that throws a wrinkle into the whole process because people like Lizzy Warren and Bernie Sanders are totally against the deal. Worse yet, there are 70 Democrats in the House that say they won’t vote for the budget if Manchin’s deal is included. They don’t have a 70 vote margin! It won’t even pass the House!

So, what happens if Manchin gets screwed and the federal budget doesn’t pass because they don’t have 50 Democrats to vote for it (without Sanders and Warren)? Does Manchin get fed up and join the Republicans (which would give them a majority and totally throw the last month into chaos)? It would be interesting.

But Democrats can’t afford to be blamed for a government shutdown at the end of this month. That would put the brakes on any “wins” they think they’ve had this past summer.

That is the most pressing issue Dems face leading up to the midterms, but they want more. They want a “Defense of Marriage” act that basically codifies what has already been passed as a federal law. Interestingly enough, Congress is worried because of the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling by the Supreme Court that ended the federal law with abortion rights. The reasoning here is that it’s a states-rights issue and that states can decide whether or not same sex marriage is legal in their state. But the difference is huge. One is a procedure. The other is a “binding contract” between two parties. I don’t know how you could be recognized in California as a married couple, but not in Ohio (which is the case). A lot of states don’t recognize same sex marriage today, some even have it in their state’s constitution that it’s banned!

The House is still considering a “robust public safety package”. It’s basically a walk-back of the Democrats’ “defund the police” movement. It was supposed to go for a vote in July, but Nancy Pelosi didn’t have the votes (and still doesn’t).

Then there is the ubiquitous assault weapons ban that keeps rearing it’s ugly head. Doubtful that will even come up before the midterms.

Dems are hoping that they can do something besides pass a federal budget bill before the midterms. However that could very well be too little too late. Most people seem to already have made up their minds. Only the independents are making up theirs now, and that’s what causing the races around the country to be tightening. The big question is, will it be enough?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Here’s Why Biden’s Student Loan Bailout Is Illegal.

You would figure that Democrats would have learned by now. It’s not a matter of whether or not a student loan forgiveness program would be a good thing. I think most people are in the camp that this isn’t good. We’re teaching our kids (and those that are now adults) that it’s okay to backout of a deal like a loan without any consequences. You don’t have to worry because Uncle Sam will come to your rescue.

Except to do it the way Joe Biden did it isn’t going to work.

My hunch is, if it hasn’t happened already, there will be lawsuits filed that block his executive order to forgive $10,000 to up to $20,000 (for Pell grants) for any person with a student loan so long as their income is under $125,000 ($250,000 per married couple). The reason for that is simple. All you have to do is look at Article I Section 8 of the US Constitution: “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.”

In a nutshell, that sentence says it all. If the White House is going to shift the payment of the student loan debt to the United States’ taxpayers, and do so by an executive order, it is illegal. Only Congress has the power to “lay and collect taxes”. The mere fact that Biden issued an executive order transferring $10,000 per eligible student to the taxpayers breaches Congress’ role to lay and collect taxes. The Executive Branch cannot do that.

It will make it’s way to the Supreme Court long before any student anywhere receives dollar one off of their student loan. And since Biden has continued the repayment holiday until the end of this year, it’s very likely that the lawsuits will be filed and most likely a temporary injunction issued prohibiting Biden from moving forward on this until the case is settled. That’ll probably happen at the Supreme Court level and may not make their docket this year.

More and more Democrats are having buyer’s remorse when it comes to this plan of Biden’s. They originally were all for the idea until it sunk in that it WILL be inflationary, and it WILL cause harm to the economy. Not only that, but there are several independent and non-partisan accounting groups who have run the numbers and say the $300 billion that Biden has proposed is actually going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $600 to $900 billion because the administration under-played the number of people that they felt would be applying to have their loans forgiven.

Even liberal bastions like CNN and MSNBC are starting to question the legitimacy of this program, and the intelligence behind it. Of course it stems from Joe’s campaign promise, but didn’t he also promise that taxes wouldn’t be raised on anyone making less than $400,000 a year? And then that was revised to be $400,000 per household. Still, this E.O. will hit every American, regardless what that babbling idiot, Karine Jean-Pierre says as she stumbles through yet another Peter Doocy question!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Manchin’s Big Got

Joe Manchin caved on the one-third of a trillion dollar spending spree that the Democrats got earlier this month. It took literally months of negotiations between Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Chuckles Schumer and Manchin to reach the deal. And so, you have to ask yourself, what did Manchin get for caving? :Politicians don’t just change positions overnight. They usually get something either right then and there, or up the road in exchange for their vote.

Manchin got something up the road.

Joe Manchin got the president and the leaders in the House and Senate to agree that they would pass a bill by October 1st, and Biden would sign it into law by then, that eased environmental reviews on fossil fuel drilling. Manchin got something for his West Virginia coal miners, except he never said anything about it.

Well, it’s out there now. And it has a lot of Democrats upset.

Arizona Representative, Raul Grijalva has sent a letter to his colleagues stating that the part of the budget bill that talks about easing environmental review should be stripped out of the House version, and discussed individually so as to get “accountability” from everyone. But that’s not the deal Pelosi signed on to. She said that this would pass her House by the end of the fiscal year. And the only major piece of legislation that Congress has to deal with between now and the end of September is the budget for fiscal 2023. That’s where Manchin’s payback is located.

So, will Grijalva and his minions thwart the budget and shut down the government? Highly doubtful. He has been in Congress almost 20 years. He understands what it means to be the ones shutting down the federal government less than two months from a midterm election. But if Democrats don’t go along with the budget bill as written, it doesn’t pass. If it strips out Manchin’s “get” for caving on the Inflation Reduction Act, you stand the chance of Manchin never voting with Democrats again, which could very well squash anything getting through the Senate.

Grijalva’s office refuses to confirm how many representatives are backing his proposal to strip out the Manchin deal. But if more than 5 more climb on board (and there are at least five members of the Whackjob Five, AOC’s group), then the budget bill doesn’t pass. And they don’t have much time to do it. The Senate gets back to work on September 6th, and the House reconvenes on the 13th. That’s not a lot of time for Congress to do anything.

At least we know Joe Manchin isn’t slipping. If you’re going to sell out your values and your ethics, you need to make sure you get SOMETHING! Right?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

How To Solve The IRS Funding Debacle

Part of the $300 plus billion dollar funding bill that Congress passed and Joe Biden signed as the “Inflation Reduction Act”, which it won’t do by the way, is the hiring of 87,000 IRS agents. Now, we’re being told that a lot of those 87,000 people aren’t going to be out on the street auditing your tax return. But a lot of them are. And I was surprised to learn that it’s not the uber-wealthy that are getting the bulk of the tax audits these days. It’s the people typically in the south, that have small incomes. Why you ask?
Because they don’t fight back against the IRS. It’s the Low Hanging Fruit Theory in full display.

But there is something Democrats who want to target the middle class tax returns are screaming about that doesn’t make any sense. They are supposed to be the party that “helps” the middle class, right? Just like they are the party that is supposed to “help” blacks, and Hispanics, and women, and gays. So, if they are trying to “help” the middle class, why would they sic IRS agents on them? Why go after the poor?

It’s because quite simply they don’t fight back. They wealthy have CPA’s that are pretty damn good at what they do. They would provide a challenge for the IRS agents, especially new ones that are more excited to carry a gun and use it, than they are about doing a bunch of math. The poor and middle class won’t hire these CPA’s at $200 an hour to go out and fight for them.

So…what’s the solution to a really bad bill?

I think if they were smart, the Dems’ should have gone the other way in regard to the IRS. Rather than give them six times their current budget, give them money to modernize their computer systems, maybe do some customer service training and hire some CPA’s to answer tax questions on the phone. Other than that, shrink the IRS. You can do it and still make the money you need to pay for Biden’s largess. Here’s how.

First adopt a flat tax plan. Everyone pays the same percentage. The argument that the poor need to have every cent of their meager incomes in order to make it to the end of the month doesn’t hold water. For them, they’d probably have less tax withheld from their paychecks than they do now.

The beauty of the flat tax is, it’s simple. There are no deductions. There are no tax credits. There are no wealth redistribution plans, which is probably why the Dems don’t like it. Everyone pays the same percentage of their income. It’s taken out of their paychecks, or withheld when they cash in an IRA or sell stock or whatever. They never see the money, and they never have to file a tax return. It’s completely taken care of. Withholding takes care of it all.

Yes, there is the gig economy that pays in cash basically. And you have the large army of waiters, waitresses and people that rely on cash tips for income. But what the IRS does now is figure out what their tax should be based on what they feel their tips should have been whether they are paid those tips or not. So, say they are using an 18% tip model. Someone in the restaurant spends $100 for dinner. The IRS says they should have received $18 as a tip. Some pay more of a tip, some pay less, but it would average out to between 15-18%. That’s what they are taxed on. The same can be done for food delivery people, Uber drivers, cab drivers, etc. And yes, it takes a few people to oversee it, but far from 87,000!

The flat tax is the simplest tax in the world to use, and it’s also the fairest. Why we are paying on average $180 per household for a CPA to do our taxes, even if it IS tax deductable? Think about it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Hey Brandon…Please Pay Back MY Loans!

You are getting a pretty hefty tax increase today!

Joe Biden is facing a deadline. In just a few short days, the extension to the forgiveness period of student loans is going to expire. Word is that Biden was planning to issue an executive order later today that would forgive those debts, or at least a part of them. Talk is that Biden will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for anyone making $125,000 or less, and there would be a continuance of a payback holiday, which expires at the end of the month. There has been a lot of speculation over whether or not it would happen, if it would include everybody or if there would be some sort of means testing. But not all is peaches and cream in DC these days. The cost of Biden’s plan could be upwards of $980 billion over 10 years.

There are plenty on both sides of the aisle that see the forgiving of student loans as an inflation generator that would basically wipe out all of the so-called “inflation reduction” the recent overblown spending bill would counter. It could very easily tip the United States further into recession, and as we are going to see next month, the news isn’t going to be all good on the economic front just two months ahead of the midterm elections.

In fact, one person that Biden has said he has talked to continuously regarding the recession and inflation is former Treasury Secretary, Larry Summers. Summers has been looking very Trumpesque recently on his Twitter account. Here’s what he tweeted recently:

“I hope the administration does not contribute to inflation macro-economically by offering unreasonably generous student loan relief or micro-economically by encouraging college tuition increases. The worst idea would be a continuation of the current moratorium that benefits among others highly paid surgeons, lawyers, and investment bankers. If relief is to be given, it should not set any precedent, it should only be given for a few thousand dollars of debt and for those with genuinely middle class incomes.

Of course, Biden refuses to believe that inflation is that bad, touting the fact that there “was zero inflation in the month of July”, though the inflation rate is still at near 40 year highs of 8.5%. And anyone that is living in that fantasy world isn’t about to take a look at the actual numbers and what it’s doing to ALL Americans, regardless of gender, income, social status or even sexual preference. It could be just one of the many reasons why Joe Biden has not been asked by ONE Democrat candidate to hit the campaign trail with them this fall during the midterm elections. I can’t remember ANY president being shut out like that during midterms. Even Richard Nixon was able to go out and campaign for people as the Watergate scandal was unfolding.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems’ Used “Marketing Ploy” To Pass Inflation Reduction Act

Well, you knew that, right? I mean, everyone with a sixth grade education prior to Critical Race Theory being taught in schools had to know that there wasn’t much if anything in the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act that was actually going to reduce inflation.

Joe Manchin now actually agrees with that.

Manchin said, “Why would it? Well, immediately it’s not… we’ve never [said] anything would happen immediately, like turn the switch on and off. We’re fighting like the dickens. You got to produce yourself out of this… if you think that you’re going to wait on the Federal Reserve to raise rates, discourage you from buying anything (and) that’s going to take care of our inflation, that’s not how you take care of inflation.”

Actually, Joe’s got it wrong. How you take care of inflation, especially inflation which has been caused by an over-zealous Democrat party spending WAY too much money is, you stop spending money. Duh!

And that brings me to my point today. What has rankled me for years is the Democrats’ use of titling their bills. They come up with a huge spending bill that is going to raise taxes on pretty much every individual in the country, and then call it something like “National Tax Reduction Act”. There needs to be something illegal about that. If that were a television ad it would be pulled for being bait and switch, and the advertiser would be hauled into court.

What Congress needs to do in this particular sense is to pass a bill that says whatever you name a bill has to be the absolute focus on the bill. There can’t be any redefining words, or taking a wild spin to get the name of the bill through. Take Obamacare. It’s officially called the “Affordable Healthcare Act”. But it’s not affordable. It’s cost Americans some $146 billion extra in healthcare cost subsidies dished out by the federal government since it’s inception, and that figure is only going to go up.

Why not call a tax increase a tax increase? Because Democrats know that if they did that, they’d be besieged by telephone calls and emails from their constituents and they’d probably lose their reelection bid the next time it came around. Instead, they use what the media has termed “marketing ploys” to describe and title their bill.

All the GOP has to do next year when they take over is pass a bill that states that a law must be titled what it’s about. If it fails to do what the title is, in some reasonable amount of time (say a year?), then the bill will sunset and be done, along with any provisions in the bill. That way, if the Democrats want to call a massive spending bill a “Save Our Children Bill” if it’s not spent on saving children, but on climate change, it sunsets after a year and isn’t allowed back.

It’s time Washington starts being honest with Americans. So far, Pinocchio’s nose is getting long enough to reach the Grand Canyon.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Oh, You’re Going To Feel It All Right…

The Senate passed their “Inflation Reduction” Bill yesterday in the Senate. It now goes to the House where they will vote on it as soon as they get back from their summer recess on Friday. It wasn’t nearly what Biden wanted originally, but he’ll be happy to take any win in a year and a half of total discontent.

And you’re going to be the ones paying for it.

It’s name “inflation reduction”, but 230 economists have said, “No, it will increase inflation in the long term. In fact, inflation won’t start to come down until probably sometime in 2024, possibly after the presidential elections!” They have indicated that there will be a tax increase, which anyone with a brain knew was coming. You don’t go $32 Trillion in debt, and not expect a tax increase of some sort. And it will indeed hit the middle class. In fact, if you’re one of the 47% of Americans that doesn’t pay income tax now, you will pay income tax up the road. And you can blame this bill.

But the Democrats don’t care about that. They got billions of dollars in new spending that can go to their beloved climate change. And yes, there will be a little bit of a savings that will be used to pay down the federal debt IF the numbers all come together like they said it would (it won’t). They are talking about $300 billion going to lessen the federal debt. By the way, that takes care of 0.9375% of the debt. And do you think that will make a difference? Before you answer, realize this. The government authorized $300 billion in NEW debt this past week!

But let’s take a look at what the bill does and doesn’t do. It will raise $739 billion in new taxes. It will spend a total of $433 billion. The Corporate Minimum Tax will set 15% as the floor that corporations will pay. Of course, that will be passed on to you and me in higher prices. There will be about $288 billion set for the pharmaceutical industry in lower drug prices for Medicare. Seniors on Medicare will have their drug costs capped at $2,000 a year. If a drug company raises the price of drugs more than the inflation rate, they have to rebate that back to Medicare (so look for huge drug cost increases before the bill goes into effect!). Failure to do so is a 95% excise tax.

The IRS is getting $80 billion of the $433 billion in spending to beef up their agents. Those folks are expected to bring in an additional $124 billion in taxes through additional audits. And there will be a “Stock Buy-Back” tax on corporations that buy their own stock back. It will bring in about $74 billion.

As far as the spending goes, it basically guarantees Obamacare premium subsidies for the next 10 years at a cost of $35 billion. It modifies or extends green tax credits for the next two years. It will raise the SuperFund tax on oil companies to 16.4%, and greatly increases other taxes on fossil fuels. There will be about $501 billion according to the Tax Foundation in additional spending with the bulk of it going to environmental spending.

The Tax Foundation says that the GDP will drop by 0.1% because of the bill. The Gross National Product will rise about 0.05%. Capital Stock prices will drop 0.3%, and the average wage of Americans will drop about 0.1%. It will also cost the country about 30,000 jobs.

Overall, most economists are predicting that this huge of a spending bill (though a lot lower than the $3 trillion Biden wanted) will cause a continued slowdown in the economy, a loss of jobs, and loss of wages for the American workers. It’s just one more reason why the Dems needed to get it passed now before they lose Congress in the fall.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

As If Dems Didn’t Have Enough To Worry About…

Can we stoke the anti-Democrat fire just a little bit more? Oh, it probably won’t effect you if you’re working and you get your healthcare through your workplace. It probably also won’t effect you if you’re on Medicare or Medicaid. But if you’re one of the 13.8 million Americans that have to use the “healthcare exchange” (read that as Obamacare) to get their healthcare insurance, you’re going to be pissed come October.

That’s because the increase coming this year is going to be huge!

See, last year, Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. Basically it subsidized a good portion of the increase in Obamacare. So people that use that particular method to get their healthcare did indeed see an increase, but nowhere near what they would have had the federal government not stepped in. Well, that program expires on December 31st this year. And with inflation at levels we haven’t seen in 40 years, and an economy teetering on the brink of recession, even some Democrats realize now is not the time to be renewing that program.

And that means that there is going to be a huge increase in the cost of Obamacare to some 13.8 million people, about two weeks prior to the midterm elections. And Dems just don’t have any way to handle that bad news.

Already only 25% of the country think we’re “on the right track”. Joe Biden has been upside down in polling on every single issue except how he handled COVID, and that was by the slimmest of margins. Democrats in both houses of Congress have to deal with high inflation, a poor economy, a southern border catastrophe, crime in the streets, school shootings, a war going on in Ukraine that we’re a part of (even if it’s only sending materiel and money), and an incredible pushback to the Woke community. If the Dems needed any further signs that the stars just aren’t aligned for them this year, this certainly handed it to them.

I mean, how do you think 13.8 million people are going to react when they see that their healthcare is going to be 20-25% more expensive in 2023? And these are most likely the people least able to deal with an increase that large.

Maybe that’s the reason why no one wants Joe Biden to campaign for them this year? Just a thought!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden Is About To Step In It Again

For a guy that can boast a half century of public service at the national level, Joe Biden really doesn’t get it. He has been a part of a lot of history in the past fifty years or so. He’s seen an awful lot. And in that time, he’s gotten a lot wrong. Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary in the Obama Administration echoed that sentiment. He’s a friggin’ Democrat. You would figure he’d at least have Biden’s back when it came to stuff like that. But that’s not all Biden has messed up.

And he’s about to do it again.

Biden has told the world that he’s still considering forgiving student loan debt. There are several problems with this, but Biden sees it as a way to get some of the youth vote. The problem is it won’t work on several fronts.

First of all, during the campaign, Biden promised to get rid of up to $50,000 in student loan debt. He’s basically put a hold on repayment during COVID, and wants to extend it through September, but now, he’s looking at actually forgiving debt. Not $50,000 per loan, but more like $10,000. There are problems galore with that.

First of all, students (millennials all) will not be happy with just getting $10k taken off what they owe. They were promised $50k to be forgiven. This is akin to Biden promising Georgians that if they voted for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for the Senate, he’d make sure that the $2,000 checks would “go out in the mail tomorrow”. Well, it wasn’t $2,000, it was $1,400, and it took two months to get it done. Call it a semi-broken promise with the stimi checks, and it’ll be a semi-broken promise with the student loan forgiveness.

Second, it is going to cost the government $321 billion to remove that much student debt from the books. Basically, the government is going to write the check to the banks who granted the loans in the first place. That is just like the government printing more money. Do you know what that leads to? Inflation! At a time when Democrats in Congress are wracking their brains trying figure out how to slow down the inflation train that seems to be in runaway mode, Biden is trying to speed it up.

Third, while the forgiving student debt may be popular among today’s college crowd, and those with the debt, it’s not popular with people who have gone through the college loan dance and paid theirs off. It’s been asked multiple times if THEY would also get some sort of break on what they had to repay, and the answer repeatedly comes back as “NO!”. People that are out there working, dealing with 8.7% inflation, and gas prices at historic highs are not real keen on helping out college kids…especially those that majored in Women’s Studies, or Philosophy, and can’t find a job that pays more than minimum wage.

Finally, in case you’ve missed it, the economy in this country is not doing well. The GDP dropped 1.4% in the first quarter. That’s not a good sign. And when the government is going to step up and spend $321 billion that they don’t have to spend, it’s going to cause even further ripples. Remember…a recession is defined as two straight quarters of decline of the GDP. Well, we’ve had one. And traditionally when the Fed decides to raise interest rates, it doesn’t help the GDP a bit. The Fed has hinted they are going to raise interest rates seven times this year. And we are going to be looking at a recession next year for sure.

In short, the country cannot afford to tackle student loan debt today, or in the future. As someone that paid off my wife’s student loans back in the day, I’d be the first to say, if you took out $100,000 in student loans to study a major like Art History, or something that there aren’t any jobs in, you’ve made a bad life choice. You need to realize that. Rather than ask the rest of America to bail you out, I’d suggest you get another job, maybe one that allows you to make a real living, and stop working at McDonalds!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is “Build Back Better” Dead?

Nope. Not in the least. At least that’s the way several Democrats in the Senate are playing it today. You’ll remember that back in December, Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the one that killed the $2 trillion tax and spend bill that would have brought glee to most Dems. Not so with Manchin. And with a 50/50 split in the Senate, even if they called this a “reconciliation” bill, they couldn’t pass it on their own without Manchin.

There have been talks between Manchin and Senate Majority Leader, Chuckles Schumer (D-NY) to try and find some common ground that would and could pass the Senate. The two met at length this past Tuesday, and this is reportedly what came out of the meeting.

Manchin said he would be voting FOR a new Build Back Better plan if it did two things. First it had to control inflation, which is running as high as it has in the last 40 years. Second, it has to bring down the federal deficit. Manchin, sounding more like a Republican than a Democrat here, said that he would indeed be willing to increase the corporate tax levels to 25% (it’s currently 21%), and would raise the capital gains tax to 28% (currently 20%). He also wants to see the loopholes closed so “that everyone pays their fair share in taxes”.

Now comes the kicker that might kill any chance of it passing. Manchin said that if all of that was done, half of the revenue would have to go toward deficit reduction and couldn’t be used to spend on new social programs like Green New Deal. That will most likely be the sticking point.

I don’t think that anyone in the Democrat party is going to be upset with a tax increase on either corporations or capital gains. And certainly not one that closes loopholes. What they will go absolute bat-crazy about is the half of revenue generated will be going to offsetting the deficit. Democrats don’t seem to think that a deficit is that important of a deal. Oh, they screamed a little bit about it when Donald Trump was president, but that was only because it was Trump in the White House spending the money. Had it been Bobo Obama, or Joe Biden, they would have gleefully approved the spending.

If Manchin sticks to his guns on this one, I can’t see any real compromise that gets the likes of a Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to jump on board. They interviewed Dick Durbin (D-IL) about the meeting, and while most Dems are tight lipped about what went on, or just plain don’t know, Durbin said he was the “most skeptical” that a deal could be reached. What is most telling is the fact that Republicans are opposed to any corporate or capital gains tax increase, and joining them on the “no” side is Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema. That means that without a Republican joining the Dems, even Manchin’s best wishes won’t come to fruition!

Remember, if the Democrats lose one seat to Republicans in the midterm elections, they lose the chance to pass any of this stuff come next year. That’s why I think you’re going to see a major push over the summer and early fall (a rarity during a campaign year) to pass as much of Biden’s programs as they possibly can. They know the handwriting on the wall and can see that their chances of getting anything else done between now and next January is the only way that happens.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!