Trump Didn’t Do It - Top Three Takeaways – January 14th, 2022


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Trump Didn’t Do It - Top Three Takeaways – January 14th, 2022

  1. Biden’s bad day. That really could be every day, after all when you fail as consistently as he does, there are more of those than not. Ditto for the country as we deal with his failed polices. Yesterday brought a double-dose of failure on a grand scale. First, it was his visit to Congress to meet with Democrats to demand an end to the filibuster for the purpose of passing a federal takeover of elections. Not only has Joe Manchin previously made clear he wouldn’t support an end to the filibuster, the often-quiet Krysten Sinema spoke up on the Senate Floor making her position in support of maintaining the filibuster crystal clear. There will be no federal takeover of elections, there will be no Build, Back, BS plans and they’ll also be no more vaccine mandates over private employers as the Supreme Court finally put an end to the madness. As for the CMS mandate being upheld, in Monday’s Q&A I said thisNotably in healthcare, vaccine mandates have long been applied to employees by employers well prior to the pandemic. It’s been common for health systems to apply mandates for annual flu shots for decades. In that regard it’s likely that if the Supreme Court were to uphold one of the two mandates – the one for healthcare employees would be the most likely as it’s a profession which commonly includes vaccine mandates as a term of employment. That obviously stands in contrast to the balance of private employers who’ve not previously mandated vaccinations as a condition of employment. It’s much harder to suggest that an employee who was employed without consenting to vaccination status must suddenly consent to a vaccination to retain employment in that capacity. This is a philosophical argument which potentially carries legal weight. And of course, federal money can come with federal strings...
  2. It could have been worse. As I pointed out in yesterday’s takeaways, inflation was a benign 1.4% the day Joe Biden took office. Less than a year later it’s hit 7%. Aside from the staggering increase in just a matter of months, it could have been worse. Much worse. You won’t find Joe Biden thanking businesses for helping fight inflation, in fact to the extent he’s broached the topic he’s attacked businesses for “gouging consumers”. This has included executive orders directing the FTC to investigate businesses ranging from meat producers and energy companies to transportation companies like railroads. If he wants to find the truth, he should issue an executive order to investigate his failed policies. The truth of the matter is that as bad as inflation is and has been...It could have been worse. That’s because the latest wholesale inflation report, The Producer Price Index, has revealed how much more it cost businesses to operate last year. The answer. 9.7%. Not only have businesses not been responsible for taking advantage of consumers and driving inflation – it's been the exact opposite. Businesses have generally been doing us a solid over the past year. If they simply passed the increase in costs along to us, our inflation rate would be nearly another 3% higher than it already is at around 10%. The scary thing is, that’s the view of the possible, and it also illustrates the full impact of Biden’s disastrous policies on our economy. So, thank you to what’s left of the American free-enterprise system for shielding us from the full effect of the “Great Divider”. Speaking of which...
  3. Trump didn’t do it. There’s a lot that I thought President Trump’s January 6th, 2020 speech left to be desired. That said, he was impeached by the House of Representatives on the basis he was responsible for the violence at Capitol that day. It’s now been proven by Biden’s Justice Department that Trump didn’t do it. Never mind the fact that Trump literally said, quoting him from that speech, I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard... No, we don’t need to go to the transcript. All we need to read is the DOJ’s charges against 19 Oath Keepers, including the organization’s founder, on Thursday – eleven of which were charged with “seditious conspiracy”. Quoting from the release: According to the seditious conspiracy indictment, the defendants conspired through a variety of manners and means, including: organizing into teams that were prepared and willing to use force and to transport firearms and ammunition into Washington, D.C.; recruiting members and affiliates to participate in the conspiracy; organizing trainings to teach and learn paramilitary combat tactics; bringing and contributing paramilitary gear, weapons, and supplies – including knives, batons, camouflaged combat uniforms, tactical vests with plates, helmets, eye protection, and radio equipment – to the Capitol grounds; breaching and attempting to take control of the Capitol grounds and building on Jan. 6, 2021, in an effort to prevent, hinder and delay the certification of the electoral college vote; using force against law enforcement officers while inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021; continuing to plot, after Jan. 6, 2021, to oppose by force the lawful transfer of presidential power, and using websites, social media, text messaging and encrypted messaging applications to communicate with co-conspirators and others. Well shut the front door... Trump’s speech didn’t do it. Imagine that. Not that you should expect the truth from your news media today. Same as you couldn’t that day. The examples of untrue and outrageous reporting are too many to cite but I’m reminded of the Palm Beach Post story entitled:What Trump said in rally speech to spark U.S. Capitol storming. The answer has officially been proven. Nothing. And it’s been proven by Biden’s DOJ.

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