Keep telling us that the economy is strong and "getting stronger" when your party continues to make it profitable to not work and, further, insults those who do.
Keep supporting, along with all the so-called "Red" Governors, the premise of employers forcing people to either do dangerous things or be publicly shamed and humiliated, effectively stamping them with a yellow star for refusing, while believing that this won't lead to plenty of quits and "screw off" responses.
Keep thinking you can do the same thing to young adults when it comes to colleges and that'll be ok too.
And keep thinking that spending more money than we take in via taxes will not inexorably lead to inflation, which it always has and always does since inflation is a monetary phenomena, and that the American people will not figure it out and say "go to Hell!" in response.
The last 18 months have been a panoply of lies.
In 2007, if you remember, we were lied to and told "Subprime is contained."
In 2008 when it was proved not to be contained who went to jail for neither containing it or telling the truth about it? Nobody.
In 2009 when the decision was made to blow another bubble who cared? Nobody, for as long as the spending beyond our means flowed.
Through the last 13 years as I've pointed out the exponential nature of our federal budget, centered in exactly one place, Health Care, who has done a thing about it? Nobody.
The last 18 months have shown people that it's all a bunch of bull**** and every time its shown to be bull**** and that someone cheated the answer is to paper over it and make it more-likely, rather than less, that they can succeed.
For those who have been in or run a small business: How many of you could do it under today's regulatory and tax environment and make it work? How many would not be squashed like a cockroach by someone stealing your technology out of China, then importing it back and selling it through Amazon, a rank violation of law for which Spamazon is never held accountable? How many have been treated like cattle the last 18 months; if stocking shelves in a grocery store told they're "essential" then told to wear a diaper on their face under pain of being fired because, well, they're "so essential" that derogating the humanity of the basic thing called a smile and rendering every one of said persons an NPC is considered part of the deal? What's essential about that other than your manual labor? Certainly not your personal contribution -- or even your humanity. If they could train a chimp to do that job they have now proved they would. Meanwhile the "less essential" person was paid for months to sit at home and smoke bong hits, and yes, the weed store (and booze store) were both "essential."
Is this new? Of course not.
Indeed it goes back to firms like Disney firing huge parts of their IT department but, if you want the meager severance they offered you had to train your H1b replacement. Who probably came from India, is not a US citizen, and his first and foremost qualification was that he was willing to work for half of your salary and benefit package. Oh, but it's the "most magical place on earth" they say. Uh huh. Where, for the last year, you were ejected from their parks for refusing to wear a mask -- outdoors. It seems that Disney doesn't just think their employees are sheep to be sheared and then, when there's no more wool, turned into mutton -- that applies to their guests as well.
What, you thought you were paying good money and would be respected in return? Ha!
How about Musk? Oh, he's wonderful, right? Is that so? The man has run the most-prolific tax farm in the history of the United States. That's right -- he doesn't make money selling cars. He makes money siphoning off tax money from everyone in the nation and exploiting outrageous penalty-and-incentive programs forced on everyone. In short he sells his "zero emission" credits to other companies that make fuel-powered vehicles and also has collected billions of taxpayer dollars for making battery-powered vehicles. Which charge off coal and natural gas plants that..... burn fossil fuels just like your gas-powered car does. Which have relied on wildly ecologically dangerous practices to mine and refine lithium in China, along with forced child labor for cobalt in places like the Congo. And which, despite China's record of slavery, concentration camps, forced abortions and sterilization and even forced organ harvesting he now has praised on the nation's 100th Anniversary of their communist government.
If Elon loves China so much why doesn't he emigrate there? Well, because he's not done running you over with his electric cars, for one thing. Nor is he done putting up Starlink where he can monitor, control and redirect every single thing you do on the Internet if you're crazy enough to buy said service from him, while ruining the night sky with his thousands of little flashing dots forever.
Is Microsoft better? Uh, no. The company signed a device driver that stole and siphoned off data, sending it to China. What have they faced for this? Nothing. It was "only aimed at gamers", says Microsoft. Nothing like this has ever happened before, right? Well, maybe and maybe not. You can bet it's not exactly popular to admit to such a thing, so...... yeah. Oh by the way, a driver by definition typically has access to anything in the OS, so if it wanted to it could steal things like..... encryption keys and passwords.
I've been writing on these topics for more than a decade right here.
What amazes me is that it took a virus that mostly killed people who had spent a decade or more deliberately poisoning their metabolism, leading said people to then insist that everyone else take precautions to cover their own personal decisions, to wake some people up. Even today governors are running the same bull****; Asa out in Arkansas had CNN attempt to corner him the other day and rather than throw it back in their face and tell them the truth, that by the NY Coroner's data only seven people 75+ died with Covid19 who didn't have one or more of a short list of conditions he instead continued to play the game. It is indeed true that a large percentage of Americans have one or more such conditions. It is also true that most of said Americans have them because they deliberately undertook the actions that caused said conditions.
If you choose to drink yourself to death is it anyone else's responsibility when the inevitable starts to occur? No.
Governor Bill Lie, I mean Lee, of Tennessee just ran the same crap on Music City, lauding the huge crowd for the Fourth of July. That's nice. Who remembers and will hold that rat bastard accountable for those people not being there last Fourth of July? How quickly we forget and let people like him wave the flag! Oh, wait, some people did remember and they also remembered that exactly nobody has been held to account for all the jackbooted bull**** that not only did he impose but that Vanderbilt, in the same town, still has *******s running their mouths and issuing threats while Sir EatsBagsOfDicks Lee deflects off the fact that he has refused to stomp on them and in fact his own departments, over which his administration preside, cheer them on. Nor, may I remind you, did the legislature stomp on either Vanderbilt or the Governor -- which, having the power of the purse, they could do.
Never mind the underlying load of crap that all of these Governors, including Lee, have allowed to infest their states such as white hate. No, not white supremacy, white hatred -- by everyone else. Oh, yes allegedly "Critical Race Theory" has been banned in school curricula. Is that so? Were the teachers unions, the largest of which just voted to not only impose it but go after anyone who disagrees, de-certified and ejected from all said states? Oh, you say, the NEA isn't in Tennessee? Well, technically true but technicalities aren't the point -- facts are, and the "TEA" while formally a membership association and not a union is..... well, you decide.
Perhaps some fine folks who happen to belong to the ethnic group that has made possible electric lights, air conditioning, diesel and gasoline engines, tall steel buildings (that don't fall down on their own), the Internet (TCP/IP), flush toilets and more have decided that if you're going to allow federal, state and local governments to call all of said people racist devils because of their skin color and heritage then they'll see how you like crapping in the gutter of the street, in the dark because the lights and water are both off and your cellphone won't work either.
I'm sure that couldn't have anything to do with it.