“The Heroes Act?” 

Calling the democrats’ latest “coronavirus relief legislation” “The Heroes Act” is a disingenuous disgrace.

A more befitting name would be “The Bend Over Act!”

Nancy Pelosi and all of her anti-American cohorts are definitely not letting this crisis go to waste.

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They apparently intend on trying to take full advantage of it in the name of coronavirus relief.

This is definitely one of those “wolf in sheep’s clothing” kind of deals.

According to Robyn Shapiro, on the Economic Liberties website, ‘“This bill delivers charity in place of justice, and Congress should vote it down,’ said Economic Liberties’ Executive Director Sarah Miller. ‘While the need for humanitarian assistance is urgent…, [it] doesn’t address the roll-up of power happening throughout the economy that results in systemic exploitation of workers, consumers, small businesses, taxpayers, and communities.”

“The bill…, bails out corporate lobbyists and corrupt mortgage servicers. It funnels money to monopolistic insurance company executives. And it has no constraints on private equity firms currently using public money from the Federal Reserve to cherry pick corporate assets on the cheap.”

“Our economy is being restructured whether we like it or not,’ added Miller.”

“Problematic provisions in the bill include:”

“A Corporate Lobbyist Bailout: The bill makes Paycheck Protection Program funds available to 501(c)6 trade associations, which is the institutional vehicle for corporate lobbying.”

“A Dark Money Group Bailout: The bill extends Paycheck Protection Program funds available to 501(c)4 trade associations, which is the institutional vehicle for dark money political spending.”

“Tax Cut for the Wealthy: This bill includes a repeal of the State and Local Tax Deduction, which primarily benefits the wealthy.”

Yes, this provision primarily benefits states and cities with extremely high taxes, such as New York, California and Illinois.  Oh, and what a coincidence…, these are all blue states through and through.

“Bailout of Mortgage Providers: This bill extends Federal aid to mortgage providers, who were the thinly capitalized entities at fault for the foreclosure crisis. These providers have fought attempts at reform of their industry to make their business safer and are now demanding a no-strings-attached bailout.”

Oh, yes, please…, let’s not forget to “bailout” all of our impoverished mortgage providers!  Excuse me please while I go throw up!

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“Subsidies for Health Insurance Monopolies.”

Insurance companies…, another group of money grubbers, who should be the last ones to get any help from anyone…, much less the very people they screw on a regular basis…, the taxpayers!

So, let’s quickly recap those beneficiaries of “The Heroes Act,” of which we are so fond: lobbyists, mortgage providers, insurance companies and elitist and wealthy liberals.

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And these “problematic provisions in the bill” are just the tip of the iceberg.

According to Lisa Mascaro of the Associated Press, in the Philadelphia Examiner, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities [including $915 billion in flexible aid which can be spent for any purpose], “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals.”

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So, 33% of all of this money would go to states and cities.

‘“We must think big, for the people now,’ Pelosi said from the speaker’s office at the Capitol. She said, ‘Not acting is the most expensive course.’”

Ya…, we know what “people” you’re talking about, and it ain’t “We The People!”

“The bill will offer a fresh round of $1,200 direct cash aid to individuals, increased to up to $6,000 per household, and launches a $175 billion housing assistance fund (5.8%) to help pay rents and mortgages.”

According to the Tax Foundation.org website, that would amount to $667 billion – $915 billion.

That’s less…, way less than a third of the relief money here.

Be still my heart!

Some of us will be lucky enough to get $1,200.  Woohoo!  Please Nancy…, throw down a few more crumbs to all of us peons.

Oh, and new “housing assistance fund!”  How exactly does someone get some of that money and what hoops must one jump through to get it?

So, we’ve got a trillion dollars going to states and cities, somewhere south of a trillion going to the crumb crunchers…, which leaves over a trillion to go where?

“It [the bill] adds a 15% increase for food stamps, and for businesses, it provides an employee retention tax credit,” if your business is fortunate enough to survive at all.

“There’s $200 billion (6.7%) in ‘hazard pay’ for essential workers [in] the front lines of the crisis.”

I really have a hard time seeing any of our truly “essential workers” ever getting any of this money.

“There are other new resources, including $25 billion for the U.S. Postal Service.”

There is $10 billion allocated for the 2020 Census.

And $10 billion set aside for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hey…, artists can get the virus too you know!

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“For the November election, the bill provides $3.6 billion to help local officials prepare for the challenges of voting during the pandemic.”  This translates to $3.6 billion to push  for voting by mail.

“The popular Payroll Protection Program, which has been boosted in past bills, would see another $10 billion to ensure under-served businesses and nonprofit organizations have access to grants through a disaster loan program.”

So, for all of the struggling small businesses, the democrats only allocate $10 billion, or 0.3%.

Wow…, what a relief!

“For hospitals and other health care providers, there’s another $100 billion (3.3%) infusion to help cover costs and additional help for hospitals serving low-income communities.”

“There’s another $600 million in funding to tackle the issue of rapid spread of the virus in state and federal prisons.”

Is this really a $600 million problem?

This “Heroes Act” spends a lot of time covering the concerns of illegal immigrants, amnesty for said illegal immigrants, concerns about legal immigrants, and especially those in the medical field…, even though many of the current doctors and nurses are being furloughed from their jobs.

Then we have all of the concern surrounding marijuana…, an integral part of coronavirus relief!

The word “cannabis” is mentioned 68 times in this legislation.

Really?

“Covid-19” is mentioned only 24 times!

In any regard, this “Heroes Act” can be found in all of its glory out on the doc.house.gov website.  Check it out for yourself.

So, to our list of favorite beneficiaries of “The Heroes Act,” which already contains: lobbyists, mortgage providers, insurance companies and elitist and wealthy liberals…, let’s add: irresponsible state and city liberal governments,

I’m not kidding about any of this.

“Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer warned that if [President] Trump and congressional Republicans ‘slow walk’ more aid they will be repeating President Herbert Hoover’s ‘tepid’ response to the Great Depression.”

Sure Chucky!  We all remember President Hoover!

NOT!

And not many of us can relate to The Great Depression either.

I don’t think The President or the republicans have any problem with any real “aid” regarding the coronavirus situation…, it’s all the other garbage they have an issue with.

‘“To those who would suggest a pause, I would say the hunger doesn’t take a pause, the rent doesn’t take a pause,’ Pelosi said late Monday on MSNBC. ‘We have a big need. It’s monumental.’”

Thank you for all of your hollow and underhanded words as well, Nancy.

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The only this “monumental” here is the monumental nature of your idiotic, socialistic, desires.

If you’d like to see my suggestion for some REAL coronavirus relief, check out my blog from May 5, 2020, titled, “If we’re going to hand money out, let’s REALLY hand some money out!”

https://mrericksonrules.wordpress.com/2020/05/05/if-were-going-to-hand-money-out-lets-really-hand-some-money-out/

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COVID-19…, what’s the bottom line?

You’re worried so much about dying from the coronavirus that you’re willing to barricade yourself in your house for months and bring our national economy to its knees, but these other causes of death in the US are just an afterthought?

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What extreme measures do we institute to combat these other causes of death in the US?

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Don’t get me wrong…, this is a serious health consideration…, and losing all of these people to the virus is very sad…, but are losing these people to the virus any sadder than losing people to these other causes?

According to Medical News Today.com:

“Around 74% of all deaths in the United States occur as a result of 10 causes.”

Over the past 5 years, the main causes of death in the U.S. have remained fairly consistent.”

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 2,813,503 registered deaths in the United States in 2017.”

“All figures and percentages provided here come from the most recent data from the CDC, collected in 2017.”

 

  1. Heart disease deaths in 2017: 647,457

Percentage of total deaths: 23.5%

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This is the case in the U.S. and worldwide.

 

  1. Cancer deaths in 2017: 599,108

Percentage of total deaths: 21.3%

 

  1. Unintentional (accidental) injury deaths in 2017: 169,936

Percentage of total deaths: 6%

 

  1. Chronic lower respiratory disease deaths in 2017: 160,201

Percentage of total deaths: 5.7%

Chronic lower respiratory disease refers to a group of lung conditions that block the airflow and cause breathing-related issues. These diseases include:

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

bronchitis

emphysema

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  1. Stroke and cerebrovascular disease deaths in 2017: 146,383

Percentage of total deaths: 5.2%

Cerebrovascular diseases develop due to problems with the blood vessels that supply the brain.

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke. The risk of stroke varies with race, ethnicity, and age.

 

  1. Alzheimer’s disease deaths in 2017: 121,404

Percentage of total deaths: 4.3%

In the U.S., an estimated 5.8 million people currently have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This figure may rise to 14 million people by 2050 as life expectancy continues to increase.

Alzheimer’s is also the only cause of death in the top 10 that medical experts cannot cure, prevent, or slow down.

 

  1. Diabetes deaths in 2017: 83,564

Percentage of total deaths: 3%

Diabetes is a condition wherein the body can no longer control blood glucose, which leads to dangerously high levels of blood glucose. This is called hyperglycemia.

Persistent hyperglycemia can damage the body’s tissues, including those in the nerves, blood vessels, and eyes.

There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

The bodies of people with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin at all, so these people need to supplement their supply. The bodies of people with type 2 diabetes cannot use insulin effectively.

Diabetes can cause serious health complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and the need for amputation of the lower extremities.

 

  1. Influenza (the flu) and pneumonia deaths in 2017: 55,672…, and we have and have had a vaccine for the flu!

Percentage of total deaths: 2%

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  1. Kidney disease deaths in 2017: 50,633

Percentage of total deaths: 1.8%

 

  1. Suicide deaths in 2017: 47,173

 

As an added note, at least 15,292 people were fatally shot in The United States in 2019 as a result of gun violence.

 

According to the Statista.com website, these are the daily number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths compared to influenza and all causes of death in the United States as of May 6th, 2020:

Average deaths/day by all causes (2019), 7,969.7

Average deaths/day by influenza (2018-2019), 161.3

Average COVID-19 deaths/day since first case in U.S., 912.2 (That would extrapolate over a year to roughly 333,000, although the death rates have been on the decline and would probably end up being much lower than that.

 

As of the time of this blog, there have been a reported 80,900 deaths credited to the coronavirus, although I tend to believe this number may be slightly inflated.

I’m just putting this information out there, since I’m not seeing this data from any other media outlet.

I just feel it’s important to put this current coronavirus health emergency into perspective.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS, UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT IS PREPARED TO PAY ALL OF OUR MORTGAGES, ALL OF OUR RENT, ALL OF OUR UTILITY BILLS, ALL OF OUR FOOD BILLS, ETC., THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE CANNOT CONTINUE TO LIVE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.

THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE.

PLEASE NOTICE THAT ALL OF THE PEOPLE DEMANDING WE GO ON IN THIS “STAY AT HOME” MODE DO NOT HAVE THESE PROBLEMS. THOSE IN GOVERNMENT ARE ALL RECEIVING REGULAR PAYCHECKS FROM PRECISELY THE PEOPLE THEY ARE ECONOMICALLY STRANGLING TO DEATH!

VIRUS CONCERNS OR NOT…,

THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE THAT THE DISEASE.

THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE.

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Unemployment rates are high?  You don’t say?!

I’m really getting tired of every time I turn on the news…, any news…, fake or not…, and I hear people bemoaning the unemployment rates.

“We lost 15 million jobs last month!”

“The unemployment rate is at 14.7%!”

“The unemployment rate could go as high as 20% or even 25%!”

“We haven’t seen unemployment rates approaching these levels since The Great Depression!”

NO KIDDING?!

YOU DON’T SAY?!

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WE INTENTIONALLY SHUT OUR ECONOMY DOWN…, WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT?!

The real news would be if the unemployment rates didn’t skyrocket!

And as if President Trump’s economic policies are somehow responsible for this.

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As The President likes to remind everyone…, before this voluntary shut down, our economy had been the BEST EVER in US history, and unemployment rates had been at historic, all-time, lows.

Again…, our government chose to shut down our economy for the sake of health considerations pertaining to the coronavirus.

This was not a case of failed economic policies, as in the case of the Obama administration, for example.

These reporters all act like they’re passing along some great breaking news they skillfully unearthed.

Please, do us all a favor, and go ahead and report the numbers…, but please spare us the over-dramatization, and put the situation in the proper and honest perspective.

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What you talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?

I mean, what you talkin’ ‘bout Giridharadas?

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Brian Flood of Fox News reports that, “MSNBC’s Anand Giridharadas [says that] Americans’ ‘freedom obsession’ blinds them to other ‘threats.’

Oh, really?  You’re an American Anand.  What’s with the “them” reference?

Anyway…, please…, go on.

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“MSNBC contributor Anand Giridharadas declared on Wednesday that Americans have a ‘freedom obsession’ when speaking about the coronavirus pandemic during an appearance on ‘Morning Joe.’”

Oh, I get it now.  For the sake of this interview, when Giridharadas uses the term “Americans,” he is really referring to us “deplorables.”

Just for reference sake, Anand Giridharadas is a former columnist for The fake news New York Times.

And, yes, Mr. Giridharadas, we “Americans” do have a “freedom obsession,” since our kind of “American freedom” shouldn’t be taken for granted.  And our kind of “American freedom” was bitterly fought for and defended with the lives and the blood of millions of American fathers, brothers, mothers, sisters, sons and daughters.

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Our freedom did not come freely, and we’re not going to hand it over for any reason…, to include a virus, climate change, or whatever.

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“Giridharadas continues by asking, ‘One of the fundamental questions to me is, what’s going to be our relationship to government, the idea of government after this?’”

True Americans’ relationship with government is that of a necessary evil.

Let me say that again.  True Americans’ relationship with government is that of a necessary evil.  We don’t view government as our friend, our mommy, our daddy, or our baby sitter.

Remember…, the second amendment to the US Constitution says, “…being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  This was put into The Constitution not for our right to have weapons to go hunting.  This was put into The Constitution to guarantee the American people would be able to defend themselves against an oppressive government.

And you think we have a “freedom obsession.”

‘“We kind of look at it at three levels this week,’ Giridharadas said.”

Three levels of our “relationship with government?”

This guy has really given this a lot of thought!

‘“There’s a primordial American tradition going back to the founders of being freedom-obsessed, even though we’re a country founded on slavery and genocide,’ Giridharadas said.”

“Primordial?”

So, now you’re referring to us deplorables as cavemen and cavewomen?

And you claim our country was “founded on slavery and genocide?”

Allow me to correct you Mr. Giridharadas.

The United States of America WAS NOT “founded on slavery and genocide.”

Slavery was a component of our country’s history, just as slavery was a component of most countries’ histories, and it was a practice our country corrected.

And “genocide [the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation]?”  The European immigrants (And you like immigrants, don’t you?) and later our young country was in a war with the Native Americans.  People on both sides died fighting this war.  And The United States won that war.  Even though we won that war…, if you look at how our Native Americans are being treated today, even though they were a conquered people, you would have to say they’re doing pretty good.  Even better than pretty good.  They are respected and supported by our government.

Our history with the Native American “Indians” is a FAR cry from genocide.

“Giridharadas continued. ‘Being freedom-obsessed to the point where we’re always so afraid of the government coming for us that we’re blind to other types of threats, whether it’s a virus, whether it’s bank malfeasance, climate change, what have you.’”

We’re not “blind” Mr. Giridharadas…, and we’re certainly not afraid…, we’re just able to put it all into perspective…, from the deplorable point of view.

“Giridharadas said a ‘more recent, kind of 40-year version’ is the ‘Reagan war on government,’ which he said is an idea that impacts Americans on both sides of the aisle.”

President Reagan was a wise man, and he put America and the American people first, just like President Trump does. Although we can track this acknowledgement of freedom back even earlier to President Kennedy.

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‘“There’s a hard version on the right, there’s a small c, conservative kind of militant version of it, but it has also infected many people on the left in this passive sense, like ‘I believe in government,’ but ‘I would never go work there,’ or ‘I believe in government but, you know, I kind of like don’t like my taxes too high, or I use trusts in the Cayman Islands.’”

Your level of confusion, Mr. Giridharadas, is truly impressive!

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“Militant?”  This could be, or may be, I guess.

“Infected many people on the left?”  It seems that you’re confusing some democrats opening their eyes and waking up with them being slightly “infected’” by conservatism.

Okay…, and here comes the perfunctory Trump bashing segment of Giridharadas’ comments.

“Giridharadas said ‘The more recent Trump-era twist is when…you put someone who can barely read a sentence in government, in the figure of Donald Trump, and it becomes true [that] government sucks, because you made it suck by telling everybody it sucks. I think the most important thing that could come out of this is realizing the government is not the biggest threat to our liberty.’”

Oh. No?!

Have you been paying attention to what the FBI and the DOJ attempted to do to President Trump and his associates?  I would have to say that our government [at least “the deep state” and “the swamp”] has shown itself to absolutely be “the biggest threat to our liberty.”

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‘“It can be a threat to our liberty but we’re threatened by many, many things and what the government fundamentally does is protect us.’”

Theoretically, our government should have our best interests in mind and be protecting us…, but in many cases that is just not the case.

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Democrats aim to spread and finance their own disease called liberalism. 

Yes, my friends, democrats are aiming to spread and finance their own disease called liberalism on the back of the coronavirus.

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Adam Shaw of Fox News reports that, “Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said during the 2008 financial crisis that lawmakers should ‘never let a crisis go to waste,’ and many Democrat lawmakers appear to be heeding that advice — using the coronavirus pandemic as a jumping-off point to renew calls for a historic expansion of government.”

Which is an expansion of “the deep state” and an expansion of “the swamp.”

“The view that the crisis should be an axis for deep, long-lasting change was on display during negotiations over the $2 trillion stimulus package, in which House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn reportedly said that the package was ‘a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.’”

And what exactly is your “vision” Mr. Clyburn?

May I say I feel you’ve been on that “liberal plantation” way too long, Mr. Clyburn?

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“That remark brought criticism from Republicans, when Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said of Clyburn’s comments: ‘When we see a rising body count, they see a political opportunity. Shame on them.’”

Shame on them indeed.

“But Clyburn’s sentiment was reflected at the time in an ultimately unsuccessful House Democratic stimulus proposal that included environmental regulations on airplanes, diversity demands for the boards of companies receiving bailouts, as well as other wish list items.”

Skeptics of my outlook towards these democrats really need to take a step back, look at what’s going on, and make an honest assessment of their desires and their intentions…, neither of which are good things for America and We The People…, unless you are a recent immigrant from Venezuela and you already miss the socialism there and the government controlling every aspect of your life.

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According to Katelyn Burns for Vox.com, “Joe Biden says the pandemic response is an opportunity for structural change.”

“The former vice president highlighted needed changes to the voting system, as well as environmental and economic reforms.”

Ahhh, yes…, we must change our voting system and pretend to help the environment in order to combat the coronavirus!

‘“I think it’s going to, it may not dwarf, but eclipse what [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] faced,’ he said. ‘We have an opportunity, Chris [Cuomo], to do so many things now to change some of the structural things that are wrong, some of the structural things we couldn’t get anyone’s attention on.’”

Oh, you got a lot of peoples’ attention, Creepy Joe…, but only because your “structural change” ideas were so ill-contrived and stupid.

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“The combination of the pandemic and a free-falling economy has exposed several policy shortfalls that some Democrats have been speaking to for years. In the two weeks before March 28, about 10 million people in the US filed initial claims for unemployment, the most since the statistic started being tracked in 1967. ‘The Band-Aid’s been ripped off,’ Biden said.”

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“The band-aid’s been ripped off?”

Ripped off of what, Creepy Joe?

One of your many age spots?!

The only “policy shortfalls” this whole pandemic nightmare has exposed is the failed fairy tale that says government run and administered healthcare is a better system and that we can trust the liberals in government “to take care of us.”

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Hillary Clinton has said basically the same things as Creepy Joe as of late.

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Again…, skeptics of my outlook towards these democrats really need to take a step back, look at what’s going on, and make an honest assessment of their desires and their intentions…, neither of which are good things for America and We The People.

“The idea that the coronavirus crisis could spur a new progressive revolution is shared by California Gov. Gavin Newsom who recently said: ‘Absolutely, we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.’ The remark came near the end of a long answer to a question about whether he saw ‘the potential’ in the crisis for ‘a new progressive era’ in state and national politics.”

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“The renewed push comes as ideas normally advanced only by progressives — such as expanded unemployment benefits and direct cash payments to every American — have been adopted by Republicans as part of a short-term response to an unprecedented national emergency. But while Republicans and conservatives say that such measures are appropriate only in limited circumstances, Democrat politicians see the door as now having been opened to an enormous expansion of government.”

“Additionally, left-wing Democrats are likely to fight any return to a pre-COVID situation tooth and nail, and have already indicated as much.”

‘“We just have to reject any calls for a return to normal,’ Rep. Pressley said Monday. [That’s Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts] ‘Because that normal is one that was slowly killing people.’”

Wait…, what?

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These lefties are opposed to a return to “normal?”

So, they prefer the way we’ve been forced to live lately?

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Again…, skeptics of my outlook towards these democrats really need to take a step back, look at what’s going on, and make an honest assessment of their desires and their intentions…, neither of which are good things for America and We The People.

 

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If we’re going to hand money out, let’s REALLY hand some money out!

Howard Gleckman, for Forbes Media, says, “Congress is about to pass [actually has already passed] another coronavirus relief bill, adding another $500 billion to the more than $2 trillion it already spent to support business and individuals in the midst of the pandemic. And it likely will approve trillions more in future stimulus in the coming months.”

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And spending money “to support business and individuals” is just a portion of the spending.  There is quite a bit of spending in these “relief” bills that goes to the states and to a whole collection of non-covid related entities just looking for a hand-out.

And what do WE get from all of this spending?  WE get like $1,200…, if we’re lucky.  Many of us will get ZERO because we’re so wealthy or don’t qualify somehow.  Ha!

So, WE may get a measly $1,200 while these other governmental charities get millions and billions of dollars thrown at them.

Our representatives in Washington are already starting to argue over where the next round of trillions of dollars in “relief” spending will go.

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Allow me to offer a suggestion.

JUST GIVE THE PEOPLE SOME RELIEF!

If you’re going to waste OUR money…, “waste it on us!

In your own words Pelosi, quit throwing all of us “crumbs!”

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I’m pretty sure we would do a better job of spending our money than the government does.

Let’s amend that to ABSOLUTELY SURE.

If we gave EVERY adult in the country (209 million people) $25,000, it would cost us 5.225 trillion dollars…, or about what we’ll end up spending anyway in total, anyway.

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If we wanted to get a little crazier, we could give every adult $50,000 at a cost of 10.45 trillion dollars.

And really, what’s another 5 trillion bucks between friends?

No one else seems to be worried about spending money we don’t have.

So, what does a trillion of something look like, anyway?

The United States national debt is currently over 20 trillion dollars. We hear these HUGE numbers thrown around all the time, but does anyone really have a grip on what a BILLION or a TRILLION of anything really looks like?

Just for a refresher on how you get to a Trillion and beyond, recall from grade school the implications of adding three zeros after a “one”.

1 = One

1,000 = One Thousand

1,000,000 = One Million

1,000,000,000 = One Billion

1,000,000,000,000 = One Trillion

1,000,000,000,000,000 = One Quadrillion

1,000,000,000,000,000,000 = One Quintillion

Quadrillions?

Quintillions?

Our national deficit is only in the lower trillions now.

We’ve got a lot of room to grow our debt!

In fact, we’ll never run out of bigger numbers!

That’s just a fact.

The Imagination Station website asks, “OK, so what does a trillion look like?”

The problem with most answers to questions like this is that they try to put it into perspective by relating it to things normal people have no perspective for. For instance, did you know that one trillion dollars would stretch nearly from the earth to the sun?

I don’t know when the last time you traveled from the earth to the sun, but for me this comparison is just as mind-boggling as the concept of a trillion of something.

One Million Pennies

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The Megapenny project uses something a lot more common to most of us, a penny. Most people have a few in their pockets or in a jar and it provides a much better sense of scale. Round up 16 of them, stack them on top of each other into a little pile and it’s one inch tall. Place them side by side in a line and they stretch out one foot.

So much for what’s in your pockets, now break open your piggy banks and gather up one million pennies. One million pennies creates a wall four feet wide, five feet tall and one foot thick.

One Billion Pennies

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Stepping up to a billion, things start to change as we start imagining stacks of pennies the size of a typical school bus. Five school buses to be exact.

Add another three zeros and we begin to enter into the realm of the national debt (in dollars – not pennies). One trillion pennies would create a mind boggling cube with edges nearly as long as a football field.

One Trillion Pennies

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Of course, the final step here is to image twenty (20) of these cubes of pennies. Each penny representing one dollar of the national debt. The physical representation of large numbers is an interesting way to wrap your head around what it means to say something is in the billions or trillions, and beyond.

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So, Congress…, if you’re going to throw all of this “funny money” around…, remember…, it’s not YOUR money, it’s OUR money, and we want some of it back without it having to filter down through your wasteful and misdirected bureaucracy.

 

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This is the type of hate we are up against.

According to Dom Calicchio of Fox News, “A professor at a New Jersey university is blaming President Trump and his supporters for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, claiming it’s their fault African-Americans have been dying at a disproportionate rate.”

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‘“F— each and every Trump supporter. You absolutely did this. You are to blame,’ were among the comments – several of them containing profanity – posted on Twitter this week by Brittney Cooper, an associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University.”

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First of all…, seriously Rutgers?  This level of racism and general idiocy is allowed at your university?

Secondly…, this person is allowed to interact with and teach students at your university?

Rutgers University is obviously an unapologetic, anti-American, liberal indoctrination and promotional center…, as well as a liberal disinformation mouthpiece.

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Like I have said in previous blogs…, it is time to start calling out these individuals and institutions for what they are.  The days of giving these people the benefit of the doubt are over.

“In another post, Cooper wrote that she and other African-Americans suspect that recent efforts to reopen the country following stay-at-home orders were ‘all about a gross necropolitical calculation that it is Black people who are dying disproportionately from COVID.’”

Excuse me Professor Cooper, but there was no “reopen order.”  Nobody is being forced out of their homes.  If anyone is uncomfortable being exposed, for any reason, no one is stopping them from staying at home and self-quarantining.

“Necropolitics” is the use of social and political power to dictate how some people may live and how some must die.

So, Professor Cooper, you can take your “necropolitics” and shove them…, unless you are referring to you and your confused democrat friends, that is.

‘“Not only do white conservatives not care about Black life,’ she wrote, ‘but my most cynical negative read of the white supremacists among them is that they welcome this mass winnowing of Black folks in order to slow demographic shifts and shore up political power.’”

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‘“Brittney Cooper

@ProfessorCrunk

Apr 28, 2020

I feel like most Black people are clear that this utterly absurd to push to re-open the country is all about a gross necropolitical calculation that it is Black people who are dying disproportionately from COVID.’”

‘“Brittney Cooper

@ProfessorCrunk

Not only do white conservatives not care about Black life, but my most cynical negative read of the white supremacists among them is that they welcome this massive winnowing of Black folks in order to slow demographic shifts and shore up political power.

7:48 AM – Apr 28, 2020’”

All I can about your utterly ignorant comments is, I’m pretty sure that most “white” people care more about “Black lives” that you care about “white lives.”

“Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said during an online interview that high coronavirus death rates among African-Americans were largely attributable to pre-existing health conditions that are common in the black community, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and asthma.”

‘“It’s really terrible, because it’s just one of the failings of our society, that African-Americans have a disproportionate prevalence in incidents of the very comorbid conditions that put you at a high risk,’ Fauci told actor Will Smith, who conducted the interview.”

I was with you, Dr. Fauci, until you bent over for Will Smith, and started blaming all of the African-American problems on the rest of society.

“In another post, Cooper claimed Trump supporters’ loyalty to the president impaired their judgment about the outbreak.”

‘“They are literally willing to die from this clusterf—ed COVID response rather than admit absolutely anybody other than him [Trump] would have been a better president,’ she wrote. ‘And when whiteness has a death wish, we are all in for a serious problem.’”

“When whiteness has a death wish?!”

I ask you…, can anyone be more ignorant and racist than this woman?

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“Five days earlier, on April 23, Cooper wrote about ‘the depths of white depravity,’ claiming whites refused ‘to be swayed by facts, reason or the value of life itself, especially when those lives are Black.’”

“Whites refused to be swayed by facts or reason?!

Wow.

Are you going for liberal propaganda “tool” of the year, Ms. Cooper, or what?

‘“Brittney Cooper

@ProfessorCrunk

I have thought better of it and deleted that last tweet because my anger shouldnt jeopardize my loved ones. But the depths of white depravity — the adamant refusal to be swayed by facts, reason or the value of life itself, especially when those lives are Black — it staggers me.

9:20 PM – Apr 23, 2020’”

You “thought better of it?”

You “thinking better” of anything would not be a stretch by any means.

“Cooper has a history of criticizing President Trump. Last October she asserted the president’s policies were partly to blame for weight problems among African-American women. Last August she claimed Trump was willing to ‘get us into war’ to keep the economy strong to bolster his 2020 reelection hopes.”

Please refer to my blog from October 18, 2019, titled, “I’m a racist, he’s a racist, she’s a racist, we’re a racist, wouldn’t you like to be a racist too?!”

“She is the author of ‘Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower,’ which The Guardian ranked among its ‘Top 10 Books About Angry Women,’ according to Amazon.”

Books about angry women is really a category?

And, “Eloquent rage?”

You’re really giving yourself a lot of credit, Ms. Cooper.

A better title would be “Clueless Rage: A Black Feminist Tool isn’t afraid to make a fool out of herself!”

 

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C’MON MAN!

You can say that again!

According to Joe Hernandez and Nicholas Pugliese of WHYY-FM, a PBS and NPR affiliate in Philadelphia, “During his daily press briefing Wednesday, Murphy [Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey] unleashed an uncharacteristically angry tirade [Why does an “angry tirade” need to be characterized?] against U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for comments he made earlier in the day.”

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“The Republican from Kentucky suggested that some states and cities should declare bankruptcy instead of relying on the federal government to prop up public finances that have been obliterated by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Please notice how McConnell is tagged as “the republican from Kentucky, but that Murphy is not identified as a democrat.

Specifically, according to Ted Barrett and Manu Raju of CNN, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a hard line Wednesday against more funding for state and local governments in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, saying that Republicans are not interested in ‘revenue replacement for state governments’ or ‘solving their pension problems.’”

“McConnell’s tough words came a day after the Senate approved a $484 billion bill [known as coronavirus response bill phase 3.5] to help small businesses and hospitals respond to the coronavirus outbreak.”

“McConnell suggested in interviews Wednesday that Democrats are trying to get the federal government to essentially bail out state and local governments for bad decisions they have made related to public pension obligations and other sources of expensive debt.”

‘“I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route,’ McConnell told Hugh Hewitt in a radio interview. ‘It saves some cities. And there’s no good reason for it not to be available. My guess is their first choice would be for the federal government to borrow money from future generations to send it down to them now so they don’t have to do that. That’s not something I’m going to be in favor of.’”

Agreed.  Why should states, that have been fiscally responsible, now be forced to bail out those states which have blown their budgets year after year after year, and spent money they never had, or were ever going to have.

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“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, also slammed McConnell’s remarks Wednesday, calling it ‘one of the dumbest statements of all time.’”

I ask you…, why should the people of McConnell’s state, Kentucky, who are looked down upon as “ignorant hillbillies” by the “oh so wise and smart east coast liberals,” pick-up the tab because these “oh so wise and smart east coast liberals” don’t know how to balance their checkbook?

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And it’s gone way beyond the “balancing of checkbooks.” These “oh so wise and smart east coast liberals” have the equivalent of multiple personal loans, multiple second mortgages, and a wallet full of maxed out credit cards.

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Governor Cuomo then told his brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “Cuomo Prime Time,” ‘“He then says this is a bailout to the blue states, which was a really offensive statement.’”

This is the worst kind of “offensive statement” for a liberal…, BECAUSE IT’S THE TRUTH!

‘“Come on, man,’ Murphy said. ‘That is completely and utterly irresponsible [referring to McConnell’s suggestion that the states consider bankruptcy].’”

“C’mon yourself, Murph!

It is you and your blue state friends who are, and who have been, “utterly irresponsible.”

“Murphy suggested that, absent federal help, states would be able to stay financially afloat but be forced to make painful decisions about spending cuts.”

Cry us all a river Murphy.

Everyone, everywhere, is forced to make painful decisions from time to time.  That’s why you all are in the position you’re in.  No one chooses to be responsible or accountable.

‘“We will gut the living daylights in every state in America out of the services — the exact services — that our citizens need right now. We will just cut, cut, cut, and cut,’ Murphy warned.”

No, Governor Murphy…, not “every state…,” just those states, like yours, which have been mismanaged, while spending foolishly and irresponsibly for decades.

“Murphy again called on federal lawmakers to provide direct cash assistance to states that have been hardest hit by the pandemic so they could help residents ‘in their most profound hour of need.’”

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Are you not aware Governor Murphy, that on March 25th, Congress passed phase 3 of the coronavirus response bill, called The CARES Act [Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security]?

This was a $2 trillion [that’s $2,000,000,000,000.00] relief bill that has already targeted $340 billion [that’s $340,000,000,000.00] in aid to cities and states, based on need, regarding those states affected the worst by the virus.

Your share of that should be quite substantial, Governor.

In fact, New Jersey would be second in line for this money based on the coronavirus case numbers, and would stand to receive over $40 billion [that’s $40,000,000,000.00] in aid!

SO, WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU CRYING ABOUT, GOVERNOR?

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Is that a “depends” you’re wearing for a mask?

I don’t see anybody bailing me out, my friends, our families or our businesses if we choose to be stupid with our money.

But apparently you “oh so wise and smart east coast, blue state, liberals” don’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else.

You just spend, spend, spend and spend, and then expect someone else to pick up the bill?

Like I said…, I don’t see anybody bailing me out, my friends, our families or our businesses if we choose to be stupid with our money.

As usual…, your liberal sense of entitlement just rubs all of us ignorant “hillbillies” and deplorables the wrong way.

 

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It turns out the best dressed ANTIFA wussies were prepping for the coronavirus!

We haven’t seen much from ANTIFA lately.

You know…, the group that would have you believe they are against fascism.

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Yes…, the masked morons have been suspiciously absent so far in 2020.

I guess their mommies won’t let them come out and play during the coronavirus lock down.

Or maybe they’re just choosing to stay home, since their costumes with the masks wouldn’t stand out with everyone out here wearing masks or scarves over their faces now.

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It’s more likely that the ANTIFA “coordinators” are just too lazy and inept to organize anything while the rest of the sissies and bimbos are away from college.

In any case, I just wanted to take the time to remind everyone about this pathetic group of brainwashed, liberal pawns, who represent fascism and the ones who are the real fascists.

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ANTIFA claims to be anti-fascist, but they are the ones running around with masks on, hiding their identities, and using force to intimidate those who don’t agree with them.

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ANTIFA claims to be anti-fascist, but they are the ones who are opposed to free market capitalism, while promoting socialism.

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Excuse me…, but were there any fascist regimes that weren’t socialist in nature?

Just sayin’.

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So, when these ANTIFA posers decide to surface again, just remember to recognize them for what they are.

Remember to recognize them as lonely, rudderless, fools, whose desire to “belong” so badly, has led them to become a part of this confused, and manipulated, fascist and socialistic movement.

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“Which way did he go, George…, which way did he go?!”

This phrase is from a 1940 Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies short film titled “Of Fox and Hounds.”

The cartoon focuses on a sly fox, George, and a lovable but dimwitted hound, Willoughby, who repeatedly asks George where the fox went, never suspecting that his “friend” George is the fox.

According to Julia Marsh and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon of The New York Post, “It is ‘unconscionable’ that Rikers Island inmates who were released due to coronavirus concerns are committing new crimes, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.”

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For my purposes here, De Blasio would be Willoughby, the lovable but dimwitted hound, minus the lovable part, and the released inmates would be represented by, George, the sly fox.

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‘“I think it’s unconscionable just on a human level that folks were shown mercy and this is what some of them have done,’ the mayor said during his morning briefing Monday, which came on the heels of a Post report outlining the issue.”

This article tells you all you need to know about the naive and clueless liberal mindset.

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“De Blasio said the number of re-offenders remains relatively small and that the city was ‘buckling down’ on monitoring and supervising released prisoners.”

“The number of re-offenders remains relatively small,” Mr. Mayor?

The number should be really small…, LIKE ZERO!

Everything else over zero is on you at this point.

‘“We’re going to just keep buckling down on it, making sure there’s close monitoring and supervision to the maximum step possible. And the NYPD is going to keep doing what they’re doing,’” de Blasio added.

Just for the record, “More than 1,400 city inmates have been granted early releases due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.”

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The Post reported Sunday that, “At least 50 of the newly released Rikers Island prisoners were rearrested for new crimes in recent weeks — and in some cases were cut loose again.”

Wait, what?!

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THEY WERE CUT LOOSE AGAIN?!!!!!!!!!!

The level of irresponsibility and idiocy displayed here, by de Blasio and other New York City officials, is truly impressive!

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“The Legal Aid Society, Bronx Defenders and other legal defense groups have been petitioning courts since the outbreak of the deadly global pandemic, arguing that inmates, particularly those who are older or have medical conditions, are more vulnerable to the deadly bug within the confines of city jails.”

What “defense groups” are petitioning the courts regarding the vulnerability of law-abiding citizens who will now be forced to deal with over a thousand convicted criminals being released into their midst?

The survivability rate for the coronavirus is 98.5%

The “survivability” rate of being affected by these criminals committing another crime is only 96.5%.

And the Mayor’s “virus of ignorance” is completely preventable!

Just sayin’.

 

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