Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

New press secretary isn’t the brightest

Posted by M. C. on May 18, 2022

The main job of the White House press secretary is to evade questions while appearing to answer them.

Remember the new White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre?

She knows to evade the questions, but her evasions don’t even slightly sound like answers.

The Cato Institute, meanwhile, was delighted to inform us of how wonderful it is that in this day and age we can finally have a black woman who’s also from the LGBT community as White House press secretary. I promise you, folks, I am not making that up:
In my reply I got closer to the heart of the matter.
Too harsh, you say?

Here is her response when asked to explain Biden’s claim that raising taxes on greedy corporations (which Biden laughingly cites as the cause of price inflation) would help bring prices down:

“Look, we have talked about this this past year, about making sure that the wealthiest among us are paying their fair share. And that is important to do. And that is something that, you know, the President has been, you know, working on, every day when we talk about inflation and lowering costs. And so it’s very important that as we’re seeing costs rise, as we’re talking about how to, you know, uh, you know, build an America that’s safe, that’s equal for everyone and doesn’t leave anyone behind, that is an important part of that as well.”

Reporter Peter Doocy followed up: “But how does raising taxes on corporations lower the cost of gas, the cost of a used car, the cost of food for everyday Americans?”

Her answer, if you can call it that:

“So look, I think we encourage those who have done very well, right, especially [and here she begins reading from — and apparently stumbling around — prepared remarks that are unrelated to the question — TW] those who care about climate change, to support a fairer tax code that doesn’t charge manufacturers, workers, cops, builders, a higher percentage of their earnings, that the most fortunate people in our nation, and not let that stand in the way of reducing energy costs and fighting this existential problem if you think about that as an example. And to support basic collective bargaining rights as well. That’s also important.

“Without having a fairer tax code, which is what I’m talking about, manufacturing workers, cops, it’s not fair for them to have to pay higher taxes than the folks who are not paying taxes at all.”

You don’t need me to tell you this, but none of that means anything. It’s gibberish from start to finish.

Since the media will protect her, there won’t be any stories (as there would surely be if the media’s enemies were in charge) about her incoherence and lack of knowledge.

By contrast, the promotion of knowledge against ignorance, impoverishment, and tyranny is what my whole operation has been about from the start.

And for the past 12 years I’ve created and sold online courses as part of the Woods strategy both for spreading knowledge and for putting food on the table for the littler Woodses.

So I have a teensy-weensy bit of knowledge about it.

I assembled this free step-by-step video series for you in case that’s something you’d like to take a crack at yourself:
Tom Woods

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