Friday, April 30, 2021

Numbers Game

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Okay, the trick isn't that amazing considering that Joe Biden's number is always "two trillion," no matter what the question is. Or at least, that's how it appears based on his speech to mostly empty chairs in Congress, which was an oratorical masterpiece that will ring through the ages according to professional journalists who turned in their reviews long before the teleprompter started rolling.

Two trillion for Covid Relief, two trillion for Infrastructure, and two trillion for Biden's Family Act which will take kids away from their parents to be warehoused under government supervision. Because that's worked so well at our southern border. 

Considering that two trillion dollars seems to be the magic number for solving any big problem, we're a bit surprised that old Joe didn't just drop that amount on curing cancer, which was the "moonshot" assignment given to him as veep under Barack Obama (you'll have to remind us - is cancer gone now?).

Biden's speech outlined a comprehensive cradle-to-grave strategy for the government to meet everyone's needs for their entire lifetime: food, housing, education, child-rearing, medical care, free walking around money and, when the time comes, quite likely a quick and painless euthanasia. And all this largesse will cost is your vote, your soul, and your freedom. What a deal!

Of course, anyone who understands basic math can see that this Brobdingnagian spending spree (using imaginary money plus whatever you think you have in assets and savings) can only lead to the kind of economic collapse currently being experienced in Venezuela.

Not that it would be the end of the world. After all, you can still buy a Big Mac and medium drink in Venezuela if you have enough bolivars (the local currency). How many, you ask?

"Two trillion!" shouts Joe Biden. 

And damned if he isn't right.


[Editorial note: That last line sounds like something we'd make up...but it isn't. Two trillion bolivars are roughly equal to $7.35 in U.S. dollars. For now, anyway.]


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Of all the ludicrous and offensive things Joe Biden said in his speech, none infuriated us more than his claim that the demonstration in Washington DC on January 6th represented "the worst attack on democracy since the Civil War."

Pardon our asking, Mr. Biden, but what in the living Hell do you think Ashli Babbitt, a petite and unarmed woman, planned to do to topple the entire government if she hadn't been shot at point blank range without warning? Had she made it through the door (after police officers stepped aside to allow her to do so), how exactly was she going to take or hold power?

This is the kind of "big lie" that Joseph Goebbels (no stranger to actually threatening our democracy) would be proud of, and it's no less hateful and destructive than those which originated with that particular Nazi. Moreover, this lie was told with the same sadly familiar goal: to divide people, inspire citizen-against-citizen violence, and secure absolute government power.

You should be ashamed of yourself, Joe, but you clearly lack both the self-awareness and decency.
RIP Ashli Babbitt


Greywuff said...

Ashli Babbitt...say her name.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

Largely depends on who's on the receiving end of the violence, Stilton. (coughcoughwaterTreeofLibertywiththebloodoftyrantscoughcough)

Mike aka Proof said...

There's pictures of paper money littering the gutters of Venezuela, not even worth picking up!
That's Biden Building Back Better with Bolivars!

rickn8or said...

Joe, my grandkids can't afford your spending plan.

And I thought Joe's moonshot assignment (which he failed miserably at) during the Obama administration was to get the same gun control package passed that he's pimping now.

Henk said...

Venezuela is awesome: everyone who can afford to buy a loaf of bread is a billionaire.

Jim Irre said...

Imagine how many pages in Forbes it would take to list all those billionaires!

Jim Irre said...

My doctor told me not to watch lefties on tv. Said it's bad for my blood pressure. Doctor's orders!

Bobo the Hobo said...

Ya know, I’m really starting to dislike this guy and his Dem buddies.

Fred Ciampi said...

I watched the so called speech by Buck Fiden only for the chance that he would have a stroke and I would see it in live time. Oh, well, maybe next time.

Fish Out of Water said...

I believe I know the answer, but why given how the economy seems to be humming along - at least that what my latest IRA statement seems to indicate, (thanks to the President who should have been reelected), why is such a massive federal intervention necessary????

And why hasn't this question been raised in public debate?

TrickyRicky said...

"And all this largesse will cost is your vote, your soul, and your freedom. What a deal!"

This pretty much sums it up in a nutshell.

Ashli Babbit...Say Her Name!

American Cowboy said...

Ashli Babbit. . .say her name.

I hope that she goes down in history as the flashpoint for true conservative LEGAL Americans to finally grow a pair and do something to save their country!

Remember, it is not always one large wound that kills someone, buy many small ones combined. Everything that we true patriotic American can do to "wound" the Neo-fascist narrative, no matter how seemingly insignificant, will eventually lead to the death of the idiotic agenda of the left.

Anonymous said...

Being the fictional land of Gulliver's Travels, Brobdingnag is capitalized and similarly should "Brobdingnagian".

Alej said...

@ Anonymous: What a Lilliputian point.

John the Econ said...

You got that right, @Stilton. When I previously said that "trillion" has become the new "billion", I was way off. "Two-trillion" is now the new "billion". My apologies.

And remember, Joe has yet to spring "Medicaid for All" upon us. Previous estimates to kick that off were also $2-trillion. Expect this carrot on a stick to be hung out before the electorate in 2024. Of course by then, $32-trillion will have become the new $2-trillion, and the world will have run out of the supply of available zeros to convert that to bolivars.

Threats to our Democracy: Sorry, Joe. That's so absurd that I can't even respond.

Speaking of the big lie: Here is the biggest threat to our democracy, a mainstream media that now transparently peddles lies on behalf of Progressivism.

Burner said...

" (you'll have to remind us - is cancer gone now?)."
No, but influenza is.

Colby Muenster said...

Maybe Joe plans on making the leaf our official currency, so everyone will be instant millionaires like the Golgafrinchians.


My retirement account is growing nicely, but I have a justified fear of the hyper inflation that is likely coming from the Democrat's actions. We are already seeing large price increases in certain sectors. Of course, this hyper inflation will hit just as the next Republican president takes office so there will be someone to blame besides the people who caused it.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Greywuff- History should someday show that Ashli Babbitt was a patriot and a martyr.

@M. Mitchell Marmel- Sounds like you've got the same thing stuck in your throat that I have...

@Mike aka Proof- I've seen those pictures. The currency has literally become trash.

@rickn8or- I consider Joe's spending plan to be "temporal slavery" in that it's forcing involuntary servitude on those who haven't yet been born. Are slaves better if you pluck them from the Future than from Africa? Discuss...

@Henk- Well, when you look at it THAT way it doesn't sound so bad (grin).

@Jim Irre- Although only trillionaires could afford to buy a copy of Forbes magazine. And I don't know if you're kidding or not about "doctor's orders" but I'm willing to believe it. I'm avoiding a lot of news owing to my belief that the stress it induces has reached physically harmful levels.

@Deplorable Ralphwylie- I agree. I'm tired of seeing criminals canonized and tired of seeing patriots villainized.

@Bobo the Hobo- I really, really, REALLY work hard at not saying that I actually hate anyone. But Joe crossed a line with that Civil War crack, and his associates are no better.

@Fred Ciampi- I couldn't watch the speech. Hopefully, I'll NEVER watch a Biden speech. I get too emotionally involved.

@Fish Out of Water- I don't really believe that what we see in our retirement accounts necessarily reflects the actual health of the economy. But we're definitely doing okay and improving rapidly - so yeah, why the hell DOES Biden think we suddenly need to spend astronomically?

@TrickyRicky- That's the way I see it. Unfortunately, too many people seem to think that the exchange is a good deal.

@American Cowboy- I've got no problem with the metaphorical "death by a thousand cuts" strategy.

@Anonymous- Dang it, I was working so hard on spelling it right that I forgot to capitalize! I've now fixed it and thank you for pointing it out!

@Alej- Now I'm suffering from Gullible's travails...

@John the Econ- It's frankly bizarre to me that Biden can be talking about spending all of these trillions without people losing their minds. Can NO ONE do math anymore? And I agree that the single biggest threat to democracy is now our mainstream media. Votes mean nothing when voters know nothing.

@Burner- You're a petri dish half-full kind of guy (grin).

@Colby Muenster- Shake that money tree, baby! And I do genuinely worry about inflation and hyperinflation. I'm trying to plan/prepare for that eventuality, but it's not easy.

Rod said...

Since with the new (Trump's) exemptions & standarddeductions; tax forms don't really justify many to itemize unless the deductions are large and maybe also by lumping every other year into into the adjacent one to nearly double them on every other filing. There's less incentive for charitable donations; you don't get to use them but for $300. We are indeed generous to a few good and local causes. We know where it goes. And that ADDED IRS separately claimable $300 is just chicken feed.

Also middlemen pro beggars for even just causes used to ask for money once a year; now many send out something every damn month... but to no avail with us. It's once a year and fair warning: If they start calling, they're cut off.

With all that plus probable inflation; probable higher taxes; rapidly rising prices, we could live quite a while longer, AND we still intend to leave something for our kids and grandkids.. It's pretty obvious most everything else AND THERE ARE A LOT OF OF THEM are S.O.L. I tell them get a real job, give up your cut; and they should check & see: Biden & Company promises probably has them covered somewhere in their several trillions... so go to work on them. Oh yeah: Politicians & their support groups for lobbies get NOTHING.

rickn8or said...

Colby, I'm predicting the new medium of exchange will be 9mm Parabellum and .22LR cartridges for small everyday transactions and Double-Shot Bottles of Jack for the major purchases.

Sortahwitte said...

Ashli Babbitt. Unarmed veteran murdered by the federal government. Murderer goes free.

Up is down and down is up. Was I right about spreadeagle appearing to set on joe xidens right shoulder? What a pair of skanks. Nanzi and old spread 'em. They want to call January 6th an insurrection? They have never seen a real insurrection. Yet.

JustaJeepGuy said...

@Sortahwitte, I asked back in January that if that were an insurrection, how come so many Demo_Rats are still sitting there in Congress?

There are still Demo_Rats claiming that the incident on Jan. 6 was an "armed" insurrection. They never say who among the people at the Capitol was "armed". How I LOATHE the Demo_Rats!!!

Ashli Babbitt...SAY HER NAME!

Murphy(AZ) said...

Here's to you, Mister President, you kept us out of war!

Looking back to January 6th, as I recall, this "insurrection" consisted of one shot fired from the government side of a closed door into a crowd of unarmed citizens, killing one innocent, unarmed, woman.

Consider this: the current Powers That Be are so afraid of half the population that the barriers, fences, barbed wire and armed Guard troops are still in place in Washington. Why? There has not been any overwhelming cries for more marches on the Capitol, no more calls for "locking up" any politicians, (well, except John Kerry, who seems hell-bent on making himself look more foolish as each day passes,) and no calls for secession in nearly four months.

It would seem that we own the Dems right now. We are living comfortably in their heads, and they know it. Whatever happens next will be something they start.

Nineteen months till the mid-terms.

John the Econ said...

@Stilton, perhaps the problem is that when you're talking trillions, it's just not personal enough. They way I like to put it to people is that Biden's $6-trillion dollar pitch last week comes to roughly $40,000 per working person in America. (So in the case of Mrs. Econ & I, that's at least $80,000 that we're supposedly on the hook for with this latest scheme)

Got that working people? You just had another $40,000 worth of your future labor spoken for, before you even earned it. Mad yet?

Michael Riles said...

Anybody see on ABC News the uneducated African American woman with a hammer attacking a college educated Asian woman? How DARE ABC News embarrass ___.

Also, anyone see a principal paddling a Hispanic girl after going on a rampage and destroying a computer? How DARE ABC News embarrass ______?

Anybody see ABC news covering a white social worker adopting a 19 year old foster
kid who feared never having a mom. How DARE ABC news embarrass ______?

Anybody see ABC News cover a collapsed commuter train killing over twenty people
in Mexico city. How DARE ABC news embarrass___?

Anybody see ABC News cover a boat commanded by human traffickers from Mexico sinking near San Diego drowning many Hispanics. How DARE ABC News embarrass ___?

Anybody see the story of a Chinese rocket that's plunging to earth threatening people. HOW DARE ABC embarrass _____?