Well, if there is anyone out there in need of that little extra nudge to convince them that voting Democrat this November is the right thing to do, then it was earlier this week that Nancy Pelosi went out of her way to provide you with that nudge. You see, it was on Wednesday of this week that Pelosi “vowed” that Democrats will rework the Republican tax bill if they are successful in their endeavor to retake the House in this November’s midterm elections. Hey, she convinced me! NOT!!
And it came about while she was speaking at a Culver City town hall event as part of the Democrats’ “Repeal the Trump Tax” tour. Pelosi pledged to those in attendance that Democrats would overhaul the tax bill into one that “creates growth, creates good-paying jobs, as it reduces the deficit.” And in making it clear how she feels about the GOP tax cuts, it was in typical Democrat fashion that this shriveled up old hag said, “Over 80 percent of the benefits go to the top 1 percent.”
Now look, we all know, or should know, that Nancy favors tax hikes more so than tax cuts. And in what was a blatant effort to mischaracterize the GOP tax cuts she said, “Eighty-six million middle-class families will see a tax increase while they advertise it as a middle-class bill.” Despite her claim, it’s according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center that the average household will receive a tax cut of $1,610 in 2018. Only 5 percent of taxpayers will see increased taxes in 2018.
And then it was one of Nancy’s trusty little sidekicks, Ted Lieu, who happens to be another California Democrat, decided to throw his two cents into the argument by spewing what has become the typical brand of leftwing fearmongering by throwing around claims about how the Republican tax cuts would result in “deep cuts to Social Security, to Medicare, to all these critical programs that serve a lot of Americans.” None of which has any real basis in fact.
Now of course Pelosi didn’t bother to offer up any specifics when asked if Democrats would re-work the bill from scratch or focus on specific portions, saying instead her party would work openly with Republicans to reach a deal. She said, “One of our complaints about what they did with the tax bill is they did it in the dark of night with the speed of light.” I think she must be a little confused here, because isn’t that exactly how Nancy and her fellow Democrats ‘passed’ Obamacare?
And never-mind what she actually did with Obamacare, the 2400 pages only put out to Congress the day it was ‘passed’, with something like 400 of those pages being added just a couple of hours before the vote! If it weren’t for double standards, Democrats would have no standards at all. But if it weren’t for disinformation, Democrats wouldn’t have any information at all, and if it weren’t for ‘fake news’, Democrats wouldn’t have any news at all. But I digress.
Nancy said, “We’ll sit down at the table and say … what would be a tax bill that creates growth, that creates good paying jobs as it reduces the deficit?” And she added, “It’s not about chipping at this piece or that piece, it’s about a comprehensive look at what our tax policy should be for the future.” She said, “Secondly, we would do it so it would be transparent so that people could understand the ramifications of this, that or the other.” Transparent in the same way they ‘passed’ Obamacare?
Pelosi’s comments Wednesday come after she said in February that Democrats would have to “replace and repeal” the GOP tax bill upon retaking the House. And it was Chuckie Schumer who offered a more specific proposal towards reworking the GOP tax plan in March. His plan called for a number of tax hikes, including lifting the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, raising the income tax rate to 39.6 percent for high earning Americans and slashing the carried-interest tax loophole.
Chuckie said, “We want to roll back the Republicans’ tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy and invest that money instead in jobs and infrastructure.” All of this despite the fact that public opinion polls indicate voters are warming to the Republican tax bill, up from 37% in December to 50% in February. It kind of tells you how thoroughly screwed up things have now gotten in this country when Americans have to ‘warm up’ to the notion of getting a tax cut. Bizarre!
But you know, this is all such a worn out and tired argument, and nothing we haven’t heard before and more times than I care to count. Democrats knows full well that if people are encouraged to work and to build lives for themselves, and their families, they will likely become less reliant on government and therefore less likely to vote Democrat. So it’s been in recent years that Democrats have seemed less interested in trying to disguise their platform and now profess to be proud Socialists.
Hence the reason they don’t seem to like the fact that nearly three million NEW jobs have been created in the economy and most of them are in manufacturing where wages are higher than during the eight years of Barry ‘O’. Additionally individual wages have grown by nearly 2.5 Percent under President Trump. And if Democrats do regain control of the House, the Senate, or, God forbid, both we can once again look forward to economic stagnation and job losses.
The Democrats seem to be returning to the same “We intend to raise your taxes. Vote for us!” campaign platform the rocketed Walter Mondale to his heartbreaking, cliffhanger of a razor thin, 49 to 1 loss to Reagan in 1984, wherein Mondale pocketed a hefty 13 electoral votes. But this time they are adding a little “furthermore, we intend to flood your neighborhoods with Mexicans!” We can only hope that the plan works as well for the Democrats as it did for old Walter back in ’84.
Let’s face it, when was the last time anyone can remember when those in the Democrat Party honestly cared about private sector job growth and debt reduction, especially during the eight years of Barry ‘O’. Barry was only concerned about doubling the “irresponsible, unpatriotic” national debt, debt that he had vowed to cut in half within four years. And he was responsible for bringing about a labor participation rate that was the lowest since the days of Jimmy Carter.
Thank GOD we now have Nancy openly stating EXACTLY what it is that the Democrats have in store for the American people should they be able to return to the majority in one, or both houses of Congress. Now we know if conservatives don’t turn out en masse to keep these Democrats from taking over the House and/or the Senate, we may never see a Republican president again. Democrats will seek to punish us and to strip us of every single thing that we have worked so hard for.
I once heard Hitlery make the claim, I think it was during her most recent failed attempt to become the first female president of the United States, that the economy ALWAYS does better when there is a Democrat in the White House. But when comparing the eight years of Barry ‘O’ to the first year of President Trump, the difference, economically speaking, could not be more stark. And what do the Democrats want to do? Nothing but to return to the same failed policies.