Wow! In one paragraph, Biden goes full authoritarian, shredding both the concept of Federalism and the separation of powers according to the Constitution. For a member of the party always screaming– “Democracy! Democracy! Democracy!” he doesn’t sound like he’s very into democracy here, does he?
Wow! In one paragraph, Biden goes full authoritarian, shredding both the concept of Federalism and the separation of powers according to the Constitution. For a member of the party always screaming-- “Democracy! Democracy! Democracy!” he doesn't sound like he's very into democracy here does he?
If we see a divergence between cases (going up) and deaths (going down) than that could mean vaccination is doing good at preventing death, but not cases. It could also mean that the dominant variant is weaker, less deadly. This would follow a common pattern of attenuation that viruses go thorough.
The situation creates a potential hostage situation that could dwarf the Iran hostage crisis. (In 1979 Iranian militants took over the American embassy in Tehran and held them for 444 days.)
Ayn Rand explains how leaders with a collectivist mindset can justify such lusty sums for pet projects and public largess even though we are experiencing record inflation partly due to previous enormous spending. It comes from altruism, paired with a neurotic lack of self-esteem in a leader or among lawmakers that fuels the need for ever more spending on “the public good”. It is based upon the need to feel good, rather than actually doing good.
The “Infrastructure” plan. (talked about at length in episode 51.) Congress using the same “bait and switch” language in describing it. They're selling it as an infrastructure plan, but what you really get is about 7% infrastructure and the rest Green New Deal crony capitalism.
That's a total bill of $4.1 trillion. To put that in perspective, the US brought in $3.46 tr in tax revenue in 2019. That means that if 100% of ALL income taxes collected went JUST to those two schemes and nothing else, $0 for military, $0 for FEMA and other emergency relief, nothing but those two items, we could not pay for them. Assuming a national debt of roughly $28 tr: If we dedicated 100% of tax revenue to pay down our existing debt, it would take about 8 years.
This is just the beginning. The Democrats will announce (safe prediction) a "climate crisis", after or even before the COVID-19 crisis is over in order to justify more spending and greater control of the economy. This will open the door more massive Green New Deal spending and regulation.
They lack the imagination to conceive of a people who value freedom more than a little temporary safety. The obvious implication is that the people who voted for the governors of TX and MS are not smart enough to make decisions for themselves and accept the consequences.
How can President Biden manipulate people's perception of the COVID-19 crisis? And how he and his fellow Democrats can call off the crisis having done virtually nothing, if and when they should see fit.