I Could Have Just Recycled An Old Blog For This One…

The jobs numbers came out on Friday. They were supposed to show that ol’ Joe Biden would “create” some half million new jobs. Alas, he was again, woefully short. Only 210,000 jobs were created. Though because of the 7.5 million unemployed people, only about 2.5 million of them were actually looking for work, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.2%.

That means there are now five million Americans content to sit on the couch and watch Oprah.

That’s a very frightening thought if you ask me. We have like 2,500 ships sitting off the coast of California, with all sorts of cargo waiting to be delivered to stores in time for Christmas shopping, and no truckers willing to take up the challenge. Why? Well, two reasons. First is the fact that they are part of the governmental mandate (which has been ruled illegal) that they need to get vaccinated before they can work, and a lot of them have chosen not to do that. Second, the price of fuel is through the roof.

How bad is it? Well, the DNC sent out a tweet congratulating Joe Biden on the fact that over the past week “he” lowered the gas prices by a whopping TWO CENTS! What they don’t say is that the average price of gas in this country was $2.17 a gallon a year ago under Donald Trump. Today, nationally, it’s $3.40. I’m not very good at math, but that seems like a 56.7% increase in just 12 months.

And just what was Joe Biden’s explanation? That the economy is STRONG! Yessiree Bob! We are well on our way back! Of course, inflation is now at 7%, looking to go to 10% next year, and more if we have a recession. Democrats aren’t wanting to have either Biden or Harris run in 2024, but instead are bringing up the name of another retread, Pete Buttigieg as their candidate. Now, most people in South Bend, Indiana, where he was mayor, don’t have many good things to say about him. And of course, he was one of the ones that had to back out of the 2020 race because otherwise Bernie Sanders would beat Biden, and go on to lose to Trump in the general election.

So, we amble along with the weakest jobs performance numbers in 11 months (last December we actually lost about 200,000 jobs). And Biden thinks he has something to celebrate. The Dow Jones Average dropped about 60 points on the news, bringing it down about 700 points for the week. That’s certainly reason to celebrate!

I think America has realized that unless Joe Biden pulls our of the steep nose dive he’s been in for 11 months, he’s in major trouble come next November, if he makes it that long. You can’t go one day without getting video of him stumbling and bumbling and trying to lie his way through questions with the press. And K-baby Harris isn’t much help. She can barely get herself dressed in the morning.

I guess we can all be thankful a presidential term is only four years, huh?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The “New” Meaning Of Black Friday

Well, it is if you live in California. In the Golden State, which has become rather tarnished recently, accused criminals trying to get out on bail are meeting little resistance as the District Attorney’s and judges in the state are desperately trying to get rid of cash bail, saying it’s racist and a sign of White supremacy. And what you’re seeing on the news is the result.

Some of the toniest shops in all the land are getting attacked by roving gangs of upwards of 50 people. They run into a store, smash and grab everything in sight, and then run out. There are too many of them for the security guard on duty to do anything about and the police are miles away. The end result is that stores like Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, and some very upscale Beverly Hills jewelry stores have been hit.

And what does the Governor of California have to say about all of it? Well, Gavin Newsome isn’t pleased, “I have no sympathy, no empathy whatsoever for people smashing and grabbing, stealing people’s items, creating havoc and terror on our streets. None. Period. Full stop. We want real accountability, we want people prosecuted, and we want people to feel safe this holiday season.”

Those are tough words from a Governor who kow-tows to the very crooks he’s talking about.

It’s beginning to happen all over the country. Chicago is reporting that a Nordstrom’s there was hit. And it’s happening in New York, Miami, and Dallas.

And the reason it’s happening? Simple. The crooks know that if enough of them go into a store and are only there for 90-120 seconds and grab a bunch of stuff and leave, there’s nothing anyone can do. The merchandise is later sold online at places like Ebay for pennies on the dollar.

So, has this become the new version of Black Friday? Is this the way we are shopping for Christmas now? And since the Democrats are all screaming about how racist cash bail is, and how they don’t think it’s fair because the rich get to go home and the poor sit in jail cells until their trial, they really can’t say or do much. After all, as we learned with the whole “defund the cops” thing last year, when you make it easier for crime to exist, crime will not only exist, it will grow.

And when crime starts growing and these stores start seeing these things go on, do you think they are just going to sit there and take it? Nope. They’re going to do one of two things. They are going to start arming their guards with orders to shoot the perps if it happens, or, they are going to close up shop and move to friendlier confines.

Police departments are stretched to the limits already with tons of cops deciding rather than put up with the crap they were getting on the streets they’d retire or find something else to do. Now, the same people that wanted to defund them not too long ago, are begging them to come to the rescue and stop the shoplifting crimes from occurring. What do you think their response is going to be? I bet they say they’ve got other things to do.

Welcome to Christmas in the Brandon Era.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Build Back Better Is Anything But!

Oh, I know Joe “Brandon” Biden is hoping against all odds that somehow, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will come around and join his meager bandwagon with “Build Back Better”, but the closer scrutiny says it’s just another slogan Democrats have come up with that mean absolutely nothing.

Let’s look at it in detail, shall we?
Build: It’s not building anything. If it does anything at all, it prints more money, it redistributes wealth without hitting those in Congress too hard. And it does indeed end up taxing the middle class, something Biden has consistently promised he wouldn’t do. That’s because it also cuts into the Trump tax cuts. When you take tax cuts away from the middle class, you increase their taxes. That means you’ve increased their taxes. So, nothing is actually getting “built”

Back: To say that we’re going back means that what we did in the past was better than what we have now. The question is, how far back? And what was better in the past? The economy was MUCH better under Donald Trump than it was under Bobo Obama. Black unemployment was lower under Trump than it was under Obama. Same for Hispanics. Inflation was a lot lower under Trump than Obama (remember “the new normal”?) and foreign policy under Trump did indeed put America first as opposed to Obama’s apology tours around the world, blaming the United States for everything that happened bad in history over the past 200 years or so.

Better: Well, if you’re going to be better, that means an improvement. And that means you’ve got to be defining what it is you are improving. Just because you say something is better doesn’t make it so. Do you think we are better because every time some black criminal gets shot by police we have riots in the streets? Do you think we are better with 7% inflation as opposed to 1.5%? Are we better because we didn’t let Iran run roughshod over us so Bobo could have some foreign policy victory that he felt he needed to secure a teetering legacy? Seems to me that “better” in this case means going back to the days of “a new normal”, and I for one don’t find that to be better at all.

And what is a shocker that isn’t being talked about in the media at all is the fact that building back better also includes amnesty for the millions of people that Joe Biden and Bobo Obama have invited into the country illegally, rather than go through legal immigration means. That’s right. If Build Back Better passes the Senate, you’re going to see amnesty for some 12 or 13 million illegals in this country. And that means it’s just a matter of time before Democrats push for them to be voting citizens! And that is the biggest push back against build back better of all.

No, there is nothing being built, other than debt. There is nothing to go back to that is worth going back to. And there’s nothing better from the Obama administration. It’s all word play. And it’s all a crock of doo doo.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Making Sense Of The Supply Chain

I haven’t written about this yet, so let me jump in. The only reason I’m discussing Biden’s total lack of leadership in the whole supply chain debacle, yet the latest bite in the butt his administration has had to endure because of their total lack of intelligence, is because of Biden himself.

He recently addressed a group in Maryland and was talking about supply chains, and was rather condescending about it. Here’s his quote:

“You hear a lot about the supply chains in the news, but frankly, not a lot of people have a clear understanding, whether they have a Ph.D. or they didn’t go to school, about how a supply chain works. In simple terms, supply chain is just the journey that a product takes to get to your doorstep. As long as goods and materials are getting where they need to go on time, there’s usually no need to worry about the supply chains.” Then, as if that weren’t enough, he wanted to drive the point home: If we were all going out and having lunch together and I said, ‘Let’s ask whoever’s in the next table, no matter what restaurant we’re in, have them explain the supply chain to us.’ Do you think they’d understand what we’re talking about?”

Personally, I think that most Americans understand what is going on with the supply chain mess. It’s a pretty easy scenario to understand, even if Biden thinks we Americans are too stupid to get it. Here is the real reason why the supply chains are all screwed up.

First of all, gas prices have shot through the roof. That means that over the road truckers (who deliver the stuff from the ports typically on the west coast), have to spend more of their razor thin margins on diesel. That doesn’t bode well. For a lot of them, that means they are going to have to lose money to make the trip, and frankly, I don’t know many people that want to lose money when they work. That’s just idiocy. You have to blame the Biden administration for the increase in gasoline and diesel prices. After all, inflation and the gas prices were low under Trump. Now, they are sky high. What’s the difference? Only the guy in the White House and his policies have changed.

Second, because you have a bunch of people sitting at home because they can’t make money, you’ve also got a president that insists that everyone in the country MUST take a vaccine for COVID. So, while he believes that a woman has a right to choose “what to do with her body”, he doesn’t want to afford the same liberty to the rest of America. That means that trucking companies that hire these OTR drivers have to enforce a vaccine mandate that is unpopular with the country. In fact, only 28% of the country thinks Biden is on the right track with these mandates. So, those that may still be making money after paying confiscatory gas prices, may not want to take the jab. And yes, I took the vaccine and don’t have a problem with it, but that was MY choice, not Biden’s. If someone doesn’t want to take the vaccine for whatever reason, I’m fine with that and I respect their decision!

So, because of those two reasons, there are hundreds (some say thousands) of ships sitting off the port of Long Beach, and Los Angeles. They stretch for miles, just sitting there, loaded with goods from Asia (mostly China). Don’t think for a minute that China isn’t pissed at Biden right now because they have made these goods and have no way to get paid if they don’t get delivered to the people that purchased them (the stores). In fact, I’m just wondering depending on how long this whole thing takes, if some of the more perishable items go bad, how big of a hit China will end up taking?

Bring in Transportation Secretary, and Nanny Daddy, Pete Buttigieg who decried that the fact of the matter is that the lack of free pre-school and low-cost child care is another reason why the supply chain is messed up. Of course, he will say pretty much anything to deflect from the fact he doesn’t have a clue how to do his job, and his kid could probably handle the situation better than he has done. I doubt many people would take a month off, especially in an adoption situation rather than a wife that had been pregnant and needed some time to get back to normal, in a national emergency, but that’s Democrats for you!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

But Will Democrats Follow Biden?

An interesting idea cropped up as I was reading some articles this morning. I found it fascinating that Joe Biden would lose the entire state of Virginia, I mean, totally get white-washed, and then come back and try to double down on his agenda items. He knows he’s a failure, and so he wants Democrats to hurry up and get his spending bills through Congress as quickly as possible before getting swept out of office. I have a few problems with that way of thinking.

First of all, Joe is the titular head of the Democrat party right now, as any sitting president is. As addle-minded and out of touch with reality as Biden is, and there’s not just a plurality, but an overwhelming majority of Americans that feel that way (and it grows every day), he has to look out not just for his own ideas, but his party’s as well. So, in an era where Virginians, and New Jerseyites both felt that Biden was the cause of their running to the Republican candidates for Governor, you have to ask yourself why on earth would someone supposedly in charge of his party want to double down? Doesn’t he understand this is what got him into trouble in the first place?

The second part of that equation is, what happens now? If you have Biden wanting to double down ala Saul Alinsky in Rules For Radicals, are the people that he’s hanging out to dry next November going to be willing to go along with this charade? Or are they going to buck his lead and go on their own? Of course the third route is to retire from office, take your pension and go live off the fat of the land (and there will be many doing that as well).

I have a hard time believing that Joe Biden is so powerful a person in DC right now that he carries any weight at all on Capitol Hill. I mean, let’s be honest here. The guy makes news by falling asleep in the COP26 meeting? He meets with his party to rev them up before leaving for Europe and nothing gets done? Those are things you just don’t see presidents doing. Usually when a president takes the time to go to Capitol Hill and meet with his party’s Representatives and Senators, he’s going to get what he’s asking for. They usually don’t turn their back to him. But that’s what has been happening. And it’s been happening for a very fundamental reason.

He’s over-reached.

Joe Biden fell into the trap of the socialist crowd. They want to let the world believe that hey, there’s all sorts of money out there. We just have to tell people we’re going to tax the rich, give it to the poor, and give everybody cradle to grave comfort! It’s that easy. Except there aren’t many people, certainly not in Virginia and New Jersey that believe it. And it’s my hunch judging by Biden’s approval ratings which slide pretty much everyday, that America doesn’t believe it for a New York second either.

So, what is Biden to do? Instead of doubling down, he can look to his former boss and take a lesson from him. Bobo Obama, for all of his shortcomings, and there were many of those, realized after the 2010 midterms that he was in trouble with his “systematic transformation of government”. He realized that you can’t do it quickly. If anything you have to take generations to do it. Hell, look at our history. Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried it. He had the perfect storm for introducing socialism, the Great Depression. And he had World War II to back it up and get us out of the Great Depression. It still didn’t work. He was only able to institute temporary fixes. A lot of them Harry Truman cast aside when we got out of the war, brought the boys home, and they started buying houses and starting families. The economy came back because of World War II, not FDR.

LBJ tried somewhat less successfully to institute major changes with stunning failure. His war on poverty has cost this country trillions of dollars and has yielded nothing. We’ve thrown money at the problem, but as is the way with most leftist programs, money isn’t the answer. The answer is family, education, and working together as a country. Government is not the answer to all of our problems. And LBJ has proven that through his failures.

So, will Joe Biden go down the same path? It’s like he got elected president because Donald Trump was so unpopular with the left and the independents, and a group of Republicans that didn’t like the fact that a neophyte politician could come in and steal the top job in the industry without batting an eye…and be damn good at it, even if he did act like a trashy New York City real estate developer. I think he will. I think he realizes that he’s a loser, that he’s redefined the Peter Principle and is living proof that you can go too far in your career. I think he doesn’t care about that.

But what I think is going to happen is you’re going to see a backlash in Congress. There are people there that still believe in the Democrat party, just not Joe Biden’s Democrat party. You’re going to see them back away from him, leaving him in his basement at the White House, while they start ignoring his wish lists. Because if they don’t, the same thing that happened to Terry McAuliffe, and almost happened to Phil Murphy, will happen to them. The only bond stronger for Democrats than the bond to the Democrat party is the bond to the job they have!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Doubling Down Begins…

After Glenn Youngkin’s stunning defeat of Terry McAuliffe for the Virginia Governor’s race, and Jack Ciattarelli’s almost victory over longtime Democrat incumbent, Phil Murray for the New Jersey top spot, Democrats had to decide whether they slide back to the middle, or double down. And in true Saul Alinsky fashion, they’ve opted to go for the doubling down. It’s already begun.

Biden’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is putting into play a new “temporary emergency rule” that says that any employer in the nation that has more than 100 employees must have those employees either vaccinated, or tested on a weekly basis.

This would be the first time in history that Washington would impose restrictions that basically regard a respiratory virus as a workplace occupational hazard outside of the healthcare sector. More than 80 million people (about 25% of the country) would be effected by the new “temporary” rule.

Now, this comes at a time when the nation is witnessing a huge jump in the inflation rate due to Democrat sponsored spending increases; a border crisis brought on by Joe Biden’s invitation to those in Central America that he would open the border and welcome them in; a supply chain shortage that has left store shelves bare just in time for Christmas shopping; and along side of that a rule that airline pilots need to be vaccinated that has resulted in thousands of cancelled flights on Southwest and American Airlines just ahead of the heavily traveled Thanksgiving holiday. What do you think including another 20% of America in the rule is going to do to the economy?

If I were you, I’d be buying that turkey now, and not waiting for the grocery stores to put it on sale the week before Thanksgiving. There are going to be food shortages, toy shortages, microchip shortages, clothing shortages, it’ll be a precursor to what life is going to be like under Chinese rule! About the only thing that we won’t have a shortage on are the long list of excuses about why we have all of the shortages coming from the Democrats.

And all of this because Terry McAuliffe screwed up in a debate and said that parents didn’t have a right to decide what is being taught to their kids in school! Can you believe this great nation has sunk that far that quickly?

I’ll be as blunt as I can be here. I’ve always felt (and to some degree still do) that no one person can destroy America in four years. Bobo Obama tried it and failed mightily. Joe Biden has done an admirable job at it, and he appears at least this early on, to want to try and accomplish everything he can knowing full well that he is going to lose the House and the Senate next year and his term as president effectively will end in January of 2023.

What that means is, Biden is throwing all of his compadres in the Democrat party under the bus, not only in 2022, but also 2024. He is looking at one thing and one thing only…getting the most money spent before the roof caves in. And that has nothing to do with improving infrastructure, however you want to define it. That has to do with liberal programs such as paid family leave (which just got put back into the bill), as well as Green New Deal environmentalist crap, and free preschool, and daycare for all. What it doesn’t have is a way to pay for it, which means not only is Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid set to run out of money later on this decade, the government is going to do the same and isn’t going to be able to maintain any service of any kind to anybody. It’s that simple. You can’t print money from here to Pluto and expect life to carry on as normal. I can’t understand why someone that got just a Bachelor of Science degree from a midwestern university (and not one in the Big Ten) can figure that out, and these politicians in DC can’t.

Maybe I ended up getting a better education than they got?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Soaking “The Rich”

Democrats are starting to realize that Joe Biden’s pipedream of a “zero cost” $3.5 trillion spending bill which would be nothing more than a wish list of money-hungry liberal types is going to lead to a huge debt for the United States. As such, Dems’ are floating an idea to soak the rich. Now, considering that more than half the people in Congress are indeed “the rich”, meaning they are millionaires, this is going to be a really interesting situation to watch.

In case you’ve missed it, the idea is to tax “unrealized gain”.

Now, by that, what it means is, say you bought $1,000 worth of stock and you haven’t sold it yet. You still own the stock, but it’s value has gone up to $2,000. You have an unrealized gain of $1,000. Congress is considering charging you a tax on that $1,000 that you haven’t yet realized. This is going to cause all sorts of problems.

First and foremost, it’s going to include a lot more Americans than just those making $400,000 per year. Tons of people have a net worth of over $1,000,000! And Congress is considering charging you that unrealized gain every single year. So, in the stock example above, if you have $1,000 in unrealized gain in 2021, you’ll be charged taxes on it. Then if the stock is worth $2,500 in 2022, you’ll be charged tax on the $1,500. That’s going to cause a firestorm in the populace!

Second, who’s to say what something is worth? When we bought our house out in the desert and moved here from Ohio, I paid the rock bottom price of $130,000. It was back right at the end of the bubble burst in real estate in the AZ. Today, this house is worth about $400,000 because of all of the people fleeing California, selling postage stamp sized houses there for $1.2 million and thinking they’re getting a deal here because we only charge $400,000 for something five times the size as what they had. So, according to the Democrats, I’m going to get charged on $270,000 because of the unrealized gain in the cost of my house every year. Does that seem fair?

Third, let’s talk about something like art. Billionaires make purchases of art for millions of dollars almost every day. And who’s to say what that art is worth until it’s sold? Are you going to trust what the IRS says? And do they even have art experts on staff that can give a fair estimate? I smell major league lawsuits on that one!

Fourth, what happens when the stock market goes down? If I’m going to be charged for an unrealized gain in the stocks I own, do I also get the unrealized loss for stocks I haven’t sold yet but have declined in value? I would think to be fair I should, right?

And I have saved the most cogent argument for last. What about the 16th Amendment? The 16th Amendment gives the federal government the right to “tax income”. Unrealized gains are not income because you haven’t sold them yet. It’s only income when you sell it and actually realize the increase in income because of selling the item. There is nothing in the law that gives Congress the right to tax some unrealized gain. I can see this one heading to the Supreme Court almost immediately.

Here’s the overall reason why this isn’t going to work. The people in Congress are going to have to pay an enormous amount of their unrealized gains, and wealth in taxes. They don’t want to do that. It’s nothing for them to pay taxes of a couple hundred thousand dollars when they’ve got millions in investments of one kind or another. The people that are best suited to fight this money grab are the people that have the most to lose…namely the billionaires. And they have the wherewithal to do it. Can you imagine the number of very involved, drawn out tax audits that are going to have to take place, and the lawsuits that follow those audits regardless what the audit finds, if you’re taking away a billionaire’s money?

In my humble opinion, this money grab could be the final death blow of the Robin Hood rob from the rich and give to the poor wealth redistribution that’s been going on in this country for decades. Only this time, it will have struck a nerve that I don’t think liberals can survive. Not even the most liberal of Democrats that has a billion dollars tucked away someplace is going to go along with it without a major fight.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

EXTRA! Dems’ Throw Expectant Mom & Dad Under The Bus

Pete Buttigieg should be lucky today that he took his paid “paternity leave” when he did. That’s because in order to get Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to go along with the $1.75 trillion spending plan, a couple of things have happened. First off, paid leave is now officially off the table in the bill. Secondly, as I saw reported on Newsmax yesterday, it looks like the billionaires of this country told Biden that he would lose their support if they didn’t back off on the “billionaire tax”.

Now, that is an interesting turn of events.

Climate change has been one area Biden wants to throw tons of money at…$500 billion to say the least! Some of the other big wish list items for Democrats have also been either pared back or shelved entirely. And it doesn’t look like they are gaining much ground on the Pelosi-initiated tax on “unrealized gain”, um, that means taxing you on income you have made on your investments (or even the increase in the price of your house), but you haven’t sold yet, so you haven’t realized it.

Republicans are standing firm in their opposition to both spending bills, but in an effort to get the bill through the Senate and to Biden’s desk before he takes off for his economic summit later today, the Democrats know they need to pare back. The problem that they are facing is, as they get people like Manchin and Sinema on board, they lose people like Warren and Sanders. It’s a very delicate balancing game that they are playing, and I don’t know anyone that I’ve spoken to recently that feels they are going to be able to stay on the high wire.

The whole “paid leave” part of the bill was a keystone of the Biden plan. He had touted it during the presidential campaign last year, and he’s waived it like a flag this year. Unfortunately, if you want to get things done in a deadlocked Congress, you’ve got to accept what you can, not what you want.

I told a few people who asked, out here in the desert that I thought there probably would be some decent tax increases up the road in 2022 because of all of this, and yes, they would most likely be retroactive, but that overall, it wouldn’t be anywhere near what I was originally looking at when the first iteration of this bill hit Congress. There was just too much largess and too little benefit in it. And it would have blown Biden’s promise (which he’s already broken) of not taxing anyone making less than $400,000 a year sky high. That would have been a deal breaker from the word go.

Democrats know they have to be able to at the very least sell the story that it’s “paid for” by increasing taxes on the rich. Everybody likes to soak the rich, except of course, the rich. And they are the ones that end up making the mega donations to the various PAC’s that get these folks elected in the first place. So, for Democrats, it’s another damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario. You know you have to tax the rich (however “rich” is defined), but you can’t do it to the point where you really tax them. There has to be a loophole somewhere in there for them…a cookie of some sort so they can skate on the bulk of the increase. That’s not happening here.

As for paid leave, it was a boondoggle idea from the beginning. Whatever happened to the idea that Mom went into the hospital to have the baby, Dad paced out in the waiting room (or, when I became a father, go into the delivery room and cheer Mom on). The next day, Dad went to work to pass out the cigars. Doesn’t happen any more. Now, Dad gets to take six weeks off, same as Mom, because as we all know, one person working, and one person staying home doesn’t work…especially is we’re going to pay for something like paid leave!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Biden Conundrum

Joe Biden has proven to the American people through the first ten months of his presidency that just doesn’t seem to understand what the rest of semi-intelligent Americans seemed to have already grasped. When you print a bunch of money to pay for extremist liberal programs, and start increasing our federal debt by trillions upon trillions of dollars, it causes inflation. And when inflation kicks in above what most economists would consider to be “normal” (say 2-3%), it causes angst among the very people Biden purports to want to help.

So, what’s been the benefit of Biden’s programs to the poor and underprivileged? Well, according to the latest Zogby poll (a liberal polling organization if there ever was one), 30% of Americans have gone hungry because of the increase in prices of groceries over the past six months. That’s a third of all Americans, over 110 million of us, have gone hungry because they couldn’t afford food. And that falls squarely on Joe Biden, who is committed to throw a trillion dollars at this climate change hoax.

First of all, can we all agree that yes, the climate is changing because that’s what climate does? Second, if you believe that eco-activist, Michael Shellenberger is correct, climate change isn’t happening because of human beings. It’s happening because the earth runs in cycles. There was no human intervention that caused the last two ice ages. There wasn’t any human intervention that caused the end of those ice ages. So, we should be able to agree that Joe Biden’s misguided plan to “end climate change” is more of a boondoggle than anything else, and it’s coming at the expense of feeding Americans. That’s right…so when you hear Democrats scream how Republicans are taking food out of the mouths of the elderly, and our kids, realize, they are the ones that are actually doing it.

Second, the question needs to be asked, does Joe Biden actually believe that he can’t hurt the economy by overspending on meaningless and money-wasting programs? Does he not realize that the US Treasury is not a bottomless money supply and that if you overspend, you are going to have to bear the responsibility of what’s going to happen when you actually do run out of money.

The really bad thing is that the people that are being hurt the worst, the 30% that have had to skip meals because of high prices in the grocery stores, are the exact same people that Biden says he wants to help. That would lead me to believe that either he really is brain-dead when it comes to economics, or he really doesn’t care if he helps those people or not.

That is the problem that Joe Biden has. He’s between a rock and a hard place and doesn’t have a way out except to go and hide in Delaware every Friday. There has to be an end to this madness. I just hope it doesn’t come too late to save our economy from another Great Depression!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The “Klain Problem”

Usually a presidential Chief of Staff is heard (by the President), but not seen. That’s supposed to be the way it is. That way, the President can get advice on what his/her most trusted advisor thinks about certain issues, but the President walks away as the person making the decision.

Ah, that’s not the case in the Biden administration!

Biden’s Chief of Staff, Ron Klain is apparently the person I was talking about a week or so ago when I wrote the blog, “So, Who Is Running The Country?” Turns out, it’s Ron Klain.

Never heard of him? That’s the way he wants it. He is the Biden puppet master who is masterminding when Biden talks to the press, what he says and doesn’t say, and he’s the guy that is apparently making a lot of the decisions that America is shaking their head over. The most recent Klain decision has pulled back the Wizard’s curtain to expose himself (not literally).

Economist, Jason Furman tweeted out that the whole supply chain/economy stall that we’re experiencing is “a high class problem”, meaning not that it’s super important, but that you and I, we minions, aren’t capable of understanding the nuances of it. Of course, Jason Furman is an idiot. What made the whole thing worse is that another idiot, Ron Klain, decided to retweet Furman’s comments:

“Most of the economic problems we’re facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems,” Furman said. “We wouldn’t have had them if the unemployment rate was still 10 percent. We would instead have had a much worse problem.”

So, Jen “Circle Back” Psaki was asked a question in a White House briefing session last week. Fox News reporter, Jacqui Heinrich asked, “Ron Klain retweeted a message…that inflation & supply chain issues are ‘high class issues,’ but some of the sharpest price increases…include products that every American buys. Why would [he] tweet that & would you agree that’s a little bit tone deaf?”

Psaki really didn’t have an answer. She said, “Do you think two tweets means more? I’m just curious. So I think the point here is, what some of these critics are saying is we don’t know if what they’re saying is if what they thought was great was when the unemployment rate was double what it is today. Or when people were locked in their homes and therefore gas prices were lower. We’re at this point because the unemployment rate has come down and been cut in half because people are buying more goods because people are traveling and because demand is up.”

It’s a very telling response. First of all, Psaki doesn’t apparently want to get in bad with Klain because she realizes he is running things. Second, she needed to temper the tweet to the point where you and I, we minions of low intelligence, didn’t think that this “high class problem” was so far above our pay grade that we’d never understand it. She failed.

And in the process of once again, failing at the podium, Circle Back Psaki showed us the truth, which always comes out by the way. She showed us just who IS running this country. Nope, I was wrong…it’s not the Chinese. Or at least not blatantly. It’s Ron Klain. He spouts something and it becomes policy just like that. We all knew that Joe “Brandon” Biden couldn’t be making this stuff up himself. He can’t finish a sentence on his own.

And so, America learns another dirty little secret of the left. A guy that is supposed to be advising the President of the United States on serious matters, is really the one running the country and setting the agenda because the President of the United States is too addle minded to do it himself.

You and I knew it all along. So much for “high class problems”. The highest class problem is getting rid of these guys!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!