Educating Bernie

If you need more proof that Bernie Sanders is either dumber than a rock or bent on leading unsuspecting young people down the road to a Communist utopia from which there is no escape, I can provide it.

Consider his recent interview with the Hill TV, in which he told host Krystal Ball

“They (China) have made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization. So they’ve done a lot of things for their people.” Continue reading “Educating Bernie”

Kentucky Voters Can Help GOP

Voters in Kentucky can’t seem to help themselves.  They can’t stand Mitch McConnell, but they keep sending him back to Washington where he puts a wrench in every Republican plan to reduce spending, shrink government, control the border and even defund the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

It would be nice if GOP senators would simply oust McConnell from his post as majority leader.  That would go a long way toward solving the problem in the Republican-led Senate, but perhaps that is expecting too much.  If you are going to kill the king, you have to make sure it is with the first, decisive blow.  If not, he will hoist you on your own petard and make you wish you were never born. Continue reading “Kentucky Voters Can Help GOP”

Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood

Poor pitiful Planned Parenthood.  A new rule on Title X funding, a program designed to provide health services to low income people, went into effect Monday, courtesy of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court Appeals — the most liberal appeals court in the nation.  Therefore, the nation’s behemoth abortion provider will fall on its sword — make that the scalpels and suction machines it uses to end the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies a year —rather than abide by it.  As a result, Planned Parenthood will lose $60 million in government funds.

All Planned Parenthood had to do to receive this money was stop referring the women it sees for pregnancy tests to its abortion business in the next room.  Planned Parenthood can’t do that because, despite what it says about providing health services, abortion is its “core mission.”  Continue reading “Poor Pitiful Planned Parenthood”

Let’s Deport Bernie Sanders

Forget Ilhan Omar.  I’d like to send Bernie Sanders back to the country from which he came, Canada.  No, he wasn’t from Canada originally, but he was there recently.  Does that count?  After all, he is so in love with that country’s health care system.  Can we simply deport him?

It wouldn’t cost that much to send him packing.  Montreal, Canada, is only a short 96 miles from his home in Burlington, Vt.  No doubt the irascible senator and Democratic presidential candidate has been there many times.   Why, he is so enamored with the place that he recently took a busload of people from Detroit to Windsor, Canada, as a campaign stunt, so, please, can we just send him back to Canada, permanently? Continue reading “Let’s Deport Bernie Sanders”

A Trillion Dollars in Perspect

“A billion here, a billion there.  Pretty soon, you’re talking about real money.”  

Attributed to the late Sen. Everett Dirksen

 

Everett Dirksen (R.-Ill) was the Senate Minority Leader in the 1960s.  He was as famous for his wit as he was for his concern about federal spending and our rising public debt.  In 1969, the year he died, the U.S. public debt was $354 billion.  In today’s dollars that would be around $2.5 trillion.  If only that were the size of today’s debt.   Instead it has ballooned to a whopping $22 trillion.

As if that weren’t bad enough, the leading Democrat presidential candidates are proposing programs that will add trillions more:  universal child care, free college, universal basic income, reparations, tax credit for renters and let us not forget Bernie Sander’s Medicare for all.  The latter is estimated to cost anywhere from $3.24 trillion to $1.38 trillion a year, depending on whose estimate you take. Continue reading “A Trillion Dollars in Perspect”

World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled

Don’t look now, but the world’s greatest negotiator just got rolled on a budget deal by a couple of snake oil salesman and you will end up paying the bill.

Don’t blame Nancy Pelosi.  She does what she has always done.  Her game plan has always been the same.  It has never changed.  However, the president refused to listen to the grownups in the White House — Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget —who had studied it and prepared an adequate defense.

No, the two guys holding out the bottle of magic miracle tonic were none other than Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  They claim it contains the solution to all Trump’s current problems.  All he has to do is agree to raise the debt ceiling.  Drop his insistence that there be real offsets for a heavy round of new spending that bust the caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act — the hard fought victory won by the tea-party Congress —  and call it a victory for national defense.

Just drink the contents in this little bottle and Continue reading “World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled”

Anatomy of the Immigration Crisis

The nation’s southern border is an open sieve.  As a result, thousands of people from Central America and countless other countries are storming into the country every day along with untold amounts of drugs and other contraband.  The Border Patrol is helpless to stop it, reduced to playing the role of a nanny due to the increased numbers of adults with minors in tow.

It is a thankless job.  These brave individuals are often attacked physically by those attempting to gain illegal entry and now verbally by some ungrateful members of Congress.  It is a shameful situation! Continue reading “Anatomy of the Immigration Crisis”