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‘Build Back… You Know, The Thing’: Americans Have No Idea What’s In Biden’s Economic Plan | ZeroHedge

Posted by M. C. on October 24, 2021

What’s more, “Not even Congress knows what the bill would accomplish, with the contents of the plan changing day-by-day as Democrats squabble over how much it should spend, who it should benefit and who should pay for it.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/build-back-you-know-thing-americans-have-no-idea-whats-bidens-economic-plan

by Tyler Durden

While Congressional Democrats spar over the ultimate size of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” economic plan, Bloomberg astutely points out that Americans have no clue what they’re signing up for with their tax dollars. In fact, according to a CBS News poll published Oct. 10, just 10% of Americans say they know the specifics of the bill, while only 1/3 think it would benefit them directly.What’s more, “Not even Congress knows what the bill would accomplish, with the contents of the plan changing day-by-day as Democrats squabble over how much it should spend, who it should benefit and who should pay for it.”

For example, on Tuesday, the White House suggested it would jettison free community college. The next day, Democrats were focused on proposed tax hikes after moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) put her foot down over corporate and personal tax rates.In an attempt to provide some clarity (don’t hold your breath), Biden on Thursday night held a CNN town hall-style event (on the same night as Dune’s US release).In short, their messaging sucks.”I will state the obvious, but they need to shift the focus away from process to policy. So far, the coverage around their proposal is all around Democratic divisions, which inevitably makes it impossible to sell,” said former Marco Rubio communications director, Alex Conant. “Frankly, they need to talk about what their goals are,” he added. “Why is this necessary?”Republicans, on the other hand, are clear on their messaging; “Massive government spending leads to massive tax hikes,” according to GOP strategist Ron Bonjean. “When you have a shifting number and shifting programs, it becomes confusing to follow.”

Instead of focusing on the legislation’s new investments in child care, the elderly, education, healthcare and climate change, Democratic lawmakers have openly haggled over the price tag. A standoff between the party’s progressive and centrist factions has created cable news-ready drama.“Given how much is wrapped up in this package, it was always going to be a long and intense negotiation,”  said Ben LaBolt, a former spokesperson for President Barack Obama. “One way to start is to build the case for the way this will help middle class families and focus the public on those conversations, while at the same time preserving room for the closed-door negotiations to bring all of the elements of the party together for the biggest, most comprehensive approach possible.” -Bloomberg

In a Wednesday speech in Scranton, PA, Biden tried – and failed – to  convey how his economic agenda would help working class families – by intermingling stories about growing up in the area and programs contained in the legislation.”Frankly, they’re about more than giving working families a break; they’re about positioning our country to compete in the long haul,” said Biden, doing his usual poor job of reading a teleprompter. “Economists left, right, and center agree.”Meanwhile, Biden – let’s face it, Biden’s ‘advisers’ have failed to ink a final compromise between warring factions of Democrats. For the Build Back Better plan to pass, every single Senate Democrat must be on board. As moderates Sinema and Joe Manchin (D-WV) balk on the price tag and demanding deep cuts, progressive House Democrats are sure to similarly balk at passing the smaller, $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that’s already passed the Senate.

While advocacy groups have started to spend heavily to promote policies in the plan, most of the discussion remains centered on its cost.Biden’s advisers are banking on the presumption that ordinary Americans don’t pay much attention to the machinations of everyday Washington. Much as they were during the presidential campaign, the president’s aides are largely dismissive of what they call horse-race stories.But Biden’s team had a much easier time selling his pandemic relief legislation, the American Rescue Plan, in March, with its convenient focus on three clear issues — money for vaccines, money to re-open schools and checks sent directly to American households. -Bloomberg

They haven’t laid out why we need this, other than Democrats are in power now and aren’t going to have it again for a long time,” said Conant.Good luck with that.

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Watch “Biden’s Mad Mandate Is Ripping The Country To Shreds” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on October 21, 2021

Nuclear scientists dismissed. First responders booted. Doctors and nurses axed. Pilots put on leave. And Biden’s “mandate” has not even been promulgated by OSHA. The country is being ripped apart…and that may be just what they want. Meanwhile, Biden’s numbers continue an express elevator downward. What’s the end game?

https://youtu.be/l6Eu9Y7Sf_Q

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Republicans Warn Biden’s IRS $600 Disclosure Plan Could Lead To “Surveillance State” | ZeroHedge

Posted by M. C. on October 13, 2021

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/republicans-warn-bidens-irs-600-disclosure-plan-could-lead-surveillance-state

COULD lead!!!!

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Authored by Masooma Haq via The Epoch Times,

Republicans are sounding the alarm over a proposal tucked inside the Democrats’ 2,500-page $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act that would expand the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and allow the agency to have access to any bank transaction of $600 or more.

The proposal would give the IRS further access to anyone’s financial information, which Republicans say amounts to federal overreach and a “surveillance state.”

“How can you possibly justify to the American people that the IRS should be snooping around in their bank, retirement, or investment accounts,” said Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said on Oct. 7 from the Senate floor.“There’s only one explanation, and it’s simply terrifying: The Democrats want to control how you spend your money.”

“I want to be very clear what President [Joe] Biden’s proposing here is as close to policy from communist China that we’ve seen in the United States,” Scott added.

“In oppressive regimes like Cuba and communist China we’ve come to expect the surveillance state, where the government has access to every part of a person’s life. Now Joe Biden wants to bring that to America.”

Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) during a Sept. 30 House oversight hearing questioned U.S. Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen about the new policy of increasing the number of IRS agents and the IRS’s ability to monitor low-level transactions.

“We have proposed both augmenting the resources of the IRS so that it can hire qualified auditors and augmenting the information flow so that the IRS gets insight opaque sources of income, and both together we believe can serve to greatly address the $7 trillion estimated tax gap that we’ll see in this country,” said Yellen.

When pressed by Kustoff about the $600 dollar disclosure policy, Yellen defended the new plan.

I don’t believe it’s an invasion of privacy and look, the IRS gets a great deal of information that it needs in order to make sure the taxpayers comply with the tax code,” Yellen said.

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has praised the $80 billion investment in the IRS and the agency’s ability to access small bank transactions, saying Democrats want to ensure tax fairness and to make sure the wealthy do not dodge their tax obligation under the new tax plan.Sen. Mitch McConnell said he opposes the new tax plan in the Democrats’ budget of $80 billion of funding for the IRS.

“They want to finance their spending spree by effectively treating every ordinary American as if they were under IRS audit,” said McConnell.“I must have forgotten when the president campaigned on giving everybody their own audit!”

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) urged the Senate to pass his legislation, the Protecting Financial Privacy Act (S.2953), which would prevent the IRS from accessing financial transaction data of their customers, building on a pre-existing law, the Bank Secrecy Act.“The bulk data collection they are proposing will do nothing to close the so-called tax gap,” said Tuberville in a press statement released Oct. 7. “All it does is violate the liberty of every freedom-loving American who values their financial privacy.”

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Biden Tells Supreme Court That Publicly Documented Torture Is a State Secret

Posted by M. C. on October 12, 2021

In 2016, Margulies said that Abu Zubaydah is “the poster child for the torture program, and that’s why they never want him to be heard from again.”

https://truthout.org/articles/biden-tells-supreme-court-that-publicly-documented-torture-is-a-state-secret/

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout

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When Abu Zubaydah was apprehended in Pakistan in 2002, the George W. Bush administration falsely characterized him as chief of operations for al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden’s number three man. For the next four years, the CIA sent Zubaydah to its “black sites” in Thailand and Poland where he was viciously tortured. In 2006, Zubaydah was taken to Guantánamo, where he remains to this day. He has never been charged with a crime.

The torture of Abu Zubaydah is thoroughly documented in the 2014 report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In fact, several of the justices at the October 6 Supreme Court oral argument in United States v. Zubaydah referred to his treatment as “torture.”

Zubaydah’s lawyers detailed the torture he suffered in their brief (which referenced the Senate torture report) as follows:

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On 83 different occasions in a single month of 2002, he was strapped to an inclined board with his head lower than his feet while CIA contractors poured water up his nose and down his throat, bringing him within sight of death. He was handcuffed and repeatedly slammed into walls, and suspended naked from hooks in the ceiling for hours at a time. He was forced to remain awake for eleven consecutive days, and doused again and again with cold water when he collapsed into sleep. He was forced into a tall, narrow box the size of a coffin, and crammed into another box that would nearly fit under a chair, where he was left for hours. He was subjected to a particularly grotesque humiliation described by the CIA as “rectal rehydration.”

Nevertheless, the Biden administration told the high court that Zubaydah’s well-known torture is a “state secret” because former CIA Director Mike Pompeo said publicizing it would harm national security. Thus, Solicitor General Brian Fletcher argued, the two contractors who orchestrated Zubaydah’s torture in Poland should not be permitted to testify in a Polish court’s criminal investigation into the treatment of Zubaydah.

But as Justice Elena Kagan said, “At a certain point, it becomes a little farcical, this idea of the assertion of a privilege, doesn’t it? I mean, if everybody knows what you’re asserting privilege on, like, what exactly does this privilege.… It’s not a state secrets privilege anymore.”

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Pelosi Pulls the Vote – Resistance is NOT Futile | Armstrong Economics

Posted by M. C. on October 2, 2021

I have worked with politicians for 40 years. Never in my entire life have I witnessed such a totally irresponsible crop who think taking money in their back pocket to do the bidding of others behind the curtain will lead to a world where they can live the high life. Their dreams are corrupt, as Pelosi’s husband rakes in millions on his Big Tech stocks on inside information.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/pelosi-pulls-the-vote-resistance-is-not-futile/

by Martin Armstrong

The wicked witch of the West and all her flying monkeys could not push this insane $3.5 trillion spending spree that they think will buy votes for the Democrats at the expense of the nation. Pelosi had to pull the vote because there is resistance within her own party. I have been stating that I have seen firsthand resistance among the Democrats to this wild agenda. The conservative Democrats are starting to stand up, proving, at last, the Resistance is Not Futile.

Pelosi was born on March 26, 1940. She is 81, Fauci is 80, and Biden is a bit younger at 78. Even Yahoo News is starting to see what is taking place. Have they suddenly become a right-wing conspiracy chaser for simply looking at what these people are doing to the country? The title today:

“What Happened to ‘Honest Joe’? President Joe Biden’s Promises are Turning into Lies.”


I have worked with politicians for 40 years. Never in my entire life have I witnessed such a totally irresponsible crop who think taking money in their back pocket to do the bidding of others behind the curtain will lead to a world where they can live the high life. Their dreams are corrupt, as Pelosi’s husband rakes in millions on his Big Tech stocks on inside information. The broader agenda here is not going to prevail. This is really treason, and they are so greedy that they are only looking at the immediate money dangling in front of them. They are probably ignorant of the end game that wants to end the United States and propel the United Nations to rule the world and end democracy, as they have already achieved in Europe.

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Support The Troops? Biden Demands Dishonorable Discharge For Vax Refusers!

Posted by M. C. on September 23, 2021

The Biden Administration is demanding that members of the US military who refuse the covid shot be DISHONORABLY discharged! The Administration is also taking aim at military members who prefer to pass on the vax because they have natural immunity from a previous infection. Is this about discipline…or about a political purge of the military? Also today: cancer deaths in UK will skyrocket due to covid lockdowns and care restrictions. Do the world covid elites have an endgame now that their narrative has failed?

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Watch “Should We Blame Biden For Afghan War Loss?” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on August 18, 2021

The race is on to blame Biden for the dramatic fall of Saigon…er…Kabul over the weekend. Politicos who’ve been most responsible for the 20 year disaster continuing are now pointing fingers elsewhere. The truth is there is plenty of blame to go around…but will we finally learn the lessons? Also today, new threats according to Homeland Security…you’ll never guess what they are?

https://youtu.be/aX2KqdgNk2Q

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Biden Has Always Been a Doofus…

Posted by M. C. on July 20, 2021

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Young Americans Resist Biden’s Covid Vaccination Campaign | Mises Wire

Posted by M. C. on July 3, 2021

Apparently unbeknownst to Zients and the entire US covid response team, it wasn’t a virus that stripped our freedoms, but the overreaching hands of power-hungry politicians who were incapable of reading basic data

Unfortunately, Americans’ reluctance to openly resist the lockdowns did a great deal to help the federal and state governments in their tyrannical efforts. Perhaps, the fact the vaccination campaign isn’t as successful as Biden’s team wished is a sign that next time Americans won’t be so easily pushed around.

https://mises.org/wire/young-americans-resist-bidens-covid-vaccination-campaign

Alice Salles

President Joe Biden has failed his vaccination goal. According to the White House, it is unlikely that at least 70 percent of Americans will receive a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine by July 4. Despite this, officials say that Americans will still be protected enough to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends.

You heard that right. No ludicrous lockdowns or threat of lockdowns loom in the horizon. 

This should once and for all confirm that the pandemic never warranted any of the draconian responses that ruined 2020 for most of us. Even media outlets that have long played down lockdown skepticism such as Axios are pointing out that the latest White House message is “vastly different” than this time last year, “when public health officials and some governors were limiting large gatherings and pleading with the public to only host small, outdoor events for the holiday.”

So, what happened?

People Aren’t Falling in Line

In January 2021, a survey found that there were three groups that were less likely to take the coronavirus vaccine: black people, women, and conservatives. In spite of the difficulties the Biden administration would eventually face, the White House boosted its vaccination goal to 1.5 million Americans per day, stating that it expected to see at least 70 percent of the entire population fully vaccinated by Independence Day. 

Biden’s pleas fell on deaf ears as many states vaccinated below 60 percent of their population. Healthcare workers, members of the military, and even nursing home staff are refusing the shot. And across the country, employees are suing employers over vaccine requirements. It is clear people aren’t exactly going along with whatever Dr. Anthony Fauci says.

It is this reality that seems to have changed the White House’s tone.

Thanks to states like Florida, which have completely blown the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s covid narrative on social distancing and masks, and are now fighting vaccine passports, federal officials appear to understand that they can no longer intimidate and threaten their way to universal compliance.

During Tuesday’s press conference discussing the Biden administration’s expectations, Jeffrey Zients, the head of the White House covid response team, said that young Americans are fed up. They no longer believe the hype. 

“The reality is, many younger Americans have felt like Covid-19 is not something that impacts them and have been less eager to get the shot,” he said.

We Have Biden to Thank for Our Freedom

On Tuesday, Zients made yet another revealing comment. 

Instead of carrying on with the customary fear campaign, he hinted at how thankful all Americans should be for being allowed to celebrate the Fourth of July. After all, if it weren’t for the benevolence of those calling the shots in DC, he stated, we wouldn’t be “entering a summer of joy.”

Throughout the last five months, the President has set goals to rally the American people behind defeating this virus, with the most important and most ambitious being to celebrate our independence from the virus on July 4th—for America to look like America again. And thanks [to] the President’s whole-of-government effort and the American people stepping up to do their part, we are there. 

The virus is in retreat in communities across the country. We are entering a summer of joy, a summer of freedom. This is cause for celebration, and that’s exactly what Americans will be able to do on July 4th: celebrate independence from the virus.

Apparently unbeknownst to Zients and the entire US covid response team, it wasn’t a virus that stripped our freedoms, but the overreaching hands of power-hungry politicians who were incapable of reading basic data

Unfortunately, Americans’ reluctance to openly resist the lockdowns did a great deal to help the federal and state governments in their tyrannical efforts. Perhaps, the fact the vaccination campaign isn’t as successful as Biden’s team wished is a sign that next time Americans won’t be so easily pushed around.

Author:

Alice Salles

Alice Salles was born and raised in Brazil but has lived in America for over ten years. She now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her husband Nick Hankoff and their three children.  

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Biden ‘Confesses’ – There Was No Insurrection!

Posted by M. C. on June 24, 2021

Another wowser of a Biden speech. And BTW cannons are legal to own.

While not long ago President Biden claimed the unarmed crowd that entered the US Capitol building was the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War, yesterday he told gun owners they’d need F-15s and nuclear weapons if they wanted to overthrow the government. So…what gives? Also today: CDC says Covid deaths now “preventable” and cases of post-vaccine heart inflammation skyrocket.

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