As a standard, I am using $ 100 in July of 2021 to mark the value of that amount at that time. The buying power of that $100 has lost more than 1/2 of its value that it had just 21 years ago.
If you take out for inflation the cost of a $500,000 home today in the year 2001 would cost less than 1/2 that amount or around $250,000. If spending by an out-of-control democrat Congress continues to spend as in the past our living standard will decline and poverty for the nation will ensue. Our money is not backed up by any asset. Its value rests in our mutual belief that it is currency backed by nothing more than the full faith and credit of the U.S. treasury.
It is only as good as the paper it is printed on. It has no intrinsic value. Those who put away savings have lost more than 1/2 of their buying power. If your payment was as it was in 2021 and your pay was doubled tomorrow you would not be getting a true raise. You would only be keeping pace with inflation’s impact for the past 20 plus years. Inflation is bad for everyone other than those with hard assets.
Therefore when you cast your vote you need to vote for a person that will fight for a strong and sound currency. You can sleep well at night knowing that if you honor me with your vote and when I am elected I will never vote to encourage deficit spending unless it is in times of war. With the Biden and Democrat-sponsored budget in place, you can see the effects right now. The basic price of almost everything is rising at an alarming rate. Fuel, building supplies, and all commodities have gone up. Chop meat has gone from under $2.00 to more than $4.00/lb.
Beefsteak has gone from $6 /LB to $12/LB. This will only stop when the spending of money we don’t have stops. Stop the spending. Vote only for fiscally conservative candidates. Stop the new green deal. It will bankrupt our country. Vote the Dems and anyone else who is a spend and tax politician out of office.
Here is my take on guns. They are the only defense citizens have against evil-doers whether they be your government or bad people in the streets. I am a “law and order” type of citizen. Guns are the equalizer. Even a frail man or slight statured woman can defend themselves if they have this tool.
Now with the crazy democratic party support of defunding the police, encouraging anarchy, BLM (Marxist organization), and with Antifa intimidation. Now more than ever, Citizens need to own and be trained to use firearms in their self-defense. America has seen this before. In the south when the KKK was intimidating and lynching black American’s (freedmen). The Democrat Party passed laws that disarmed Black Americans leaving them defenseless. So it seems that black republicans were under siege from the Democrats in power then. In my opinion, the Democrat Party still clings to its roots. They are no friends of the minorities in America. If you want to stop mass killing on earth you need not take away the rights of Americans to own guns. You remove the killers by taking away the power of the career politician to strip you of your rights. They are the true threat, not the lawful gun owners or the National Rifle Association.
If you look at history “Uncle Joe” Stalin killed millions by his communist policies. Will the new “Uncle Joe” Bidens’ policies end up doing the same? Stop Uncle Joe and his party from meddling with our second amendment rights and our constitution. Enforce the laws in the books and remove guns from the lawbreakers, not legal gun owners. Keep your guns! Use them in defense of your family and our constitution.
Who are the ones that have been under arms and take seriously that oath? It is all who have served their county in the armed services and will give up life and treasure to uphold our Constitution. That is why we were branded by the Democrats as the most serious threat to their ambitions to unlawfully dissolve our constitution. They have tagged veterans as white supremacists, just as they do to Trump-supporting Republicans. Just so you know, Jan. 6 was not an insurrection. The single most truly grievous action that took place that day was that a young protesting Trump-supporting veteran lady was unfairly executed. Almost everything else was property damage or health-related deaths in the ranks of the protestors to what they believed was a stolen election. Had there been a true insurrection the death toll would have been many and on all sides. It just was not an insurrection as Pelosi, Schumer, Big Tech and the rest of the Democrats would have you believe. Just another BIG LIE!
Portability and the policies are paid for by the individuals, not businesses.
• No exclusion for preexisting conditions and lifetime coverage regardless of condition.
• Uniform Nationwide policies allow portability, not solely, to be regulated by individual states.
• No more free health care for anyone; everyone should have some skin in the game.
• No Federal takeover of our health care options.
• Reduction for healthy living incentives to reduce your health care cost.
I believe in School Choice. If you stand with the Democrats and the teacher unions that are destroying the very children that they tell you they want to protect. We in Florida are blessed that our Republican governor, Mr. Ron DeSantis, followed the science and opened our schools a year ago. Look at the Blue states: California, New York, Michigan, and others. They are still shut down. The children in those states are losing out. All those that have the finances have moved their children out of public school and into private schools. While the union teachers are being paid and they are not in the classroom. In my view, this is a racist inspired policy.
Who are the students being hurt? The majority are mostly minority and low-income children.
They are being penalized by Biden, the Democrat party, and the teachers union. Loving Parents will always want the best education for their children.
I know the power of proper teaching. Not all children learn with the same methods. I am an example of that. I attended public school. By the time I reached 5th grade I could not read. When my mom was presented with this issue she did not give up on me. She did her research and found a school. We did that drive twice a week at great expense to my family. It paid off because I learned to read phonetically as opposed to what was being taught in public school at the time. They were teaching sight-reading and it was a disaster for me and many of my schoolmates. With proper reading skills, I went to the top of my class and never looked back.
Reading is the key to education. Instead of all the social programs and indoctrination (brainwashing) of our children promulgated by the Dems and left-wing groups pushing critical race theory and such, we should be directing our teachers to teach our children the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. We as a country spend the most on education for our children, yet we don’t get what we pay for. Our country scores on the world stage 38th in maths, 24th in science. This is unacceptable. Defund the Federal Department of Education. Education is the sole responsibility of each State and money should not be given to the federal government so that they can use that money to transform our public schools into Government schools. Government schools should allow for propaganda to be inculcated in the minds of those who are being taught. Check our constitution and you will see that the responsibility for educating our people was a power granted solely to each state. There was a department of education under President Andrew Johnson but its main purpose was to collect information and statistics about the nation’s schools.
In 1979 it became a cabin-level agency. The Democrat President Jimmy Carter allowed this to come into being.
Now the Federal government has control of the money sent to each state’s school system. Currently, they can force states (by threatening to withhold funds) to teach nonsense as Common Core, Critical race theory, and such. We need to change that back to how it was prior to 1979. Prior to 1979, there was no Department of Education at the federal level. Vote to take the federal government out of our education system. Return all tax money slated for education to the States.
We need to defund the public unions and put our children’s education first. Give that money back to the teachers. Don’t force them to disregard the kids as they have during this pandemic.
Instead of teaching our younger generations to hate America (revisionist history 1618 project), we should be teaching them that we are not a perfect country but we strive to do better every day. I don’t know of any country that is a better place to live. Show me anywhere in the world where minorities are more accepted and allowed to prosper than America. What sets us apart is the rule of law and our constitution. Without the rule of law, you have nothing. Stop all those folks who push hate, division, and segregation in our schools. Become a Republican as we stand for Truth, Liberty, and the American way of life.
Join me Dr. Steven Chess and vote chess for congress to ensure equality not equity for all who live and abide by our laws and our constitution.
I was a student without funds and therefore I had to borrow money to attend college and grad school.
When I did borrow money I always borrowed knowing full well that it would have to be paid back. I always had a job to pay for my living expenses; therefore, I tried to borrow only for tuition costs. The rate was one or two over prime. Today prime is very low.
When Obama and the Democrats took over they did away with the banks’ terms and used our government to fund the loans. The catch here was that process then caused the rates to rise. At times the loan rate could be more than 8%. Also, they allowed the money to be used for other things not related to tuition. Big mistake. With the competition of all the federal money, the colleges and universities raised tuition and students were more apt to use the money for living expenses and not just tuition. The thinking was why get a job at low wages now if you could borrow the money and use it while you were in school. Once you graduated you would get a good job and pay the loans back with the great pay you were expecting. Therefore most students did not seek employment to offset the costs of living outside of their homes. Student debt got out of control and now we see the consequences of government control and government policies that encouraged student debt. All student loans should only pay for tuition.
Free Speech & Censorship
Do you believe in Free speech? I emphatically DO! If you are paying attention you will observe that Democrats are in support of limiting what every citizen hears or reads. They are directing Big Tech, Social Media, and major broadcasting stations to do the same. It is a page out of the communist manifesto. Limit the truth by limiting opposition voices. Speak to anyone that has an open mind and will listen. We need to stop all censorship. Everyone should be allowed to voice their opinions. We need to break up Big Tech immediately. We need to treat Big Tech as a public utility just like we do radio stations, T.V., and the other companies using public airways. We need to remove any provision 230 in the law and treat them as we do newspapers. There should be no special carve-out for these monopolies.
Dressing up, enjoying ethnic foods, dance and other experiences is not to be viewed as cultural appropriation as the Democrats would have you believe. Instead, it shows respect, celebrates our diverse and wonderful cultures, that make up the melting pot that America is. Tell the Dems and their mouthpieces to knock off the hate speech and nasty behavior. This is all such a waste of time and should not be tolerated. Anyone promulgating this insanity should be laughed at and given no quarter. Please reject this stupidity. Enjoy your life, have fun. Eat and dress as you please.
Shame on the Mainstream Media that serves up hours of disinformation that they pass on from one news outlet to another. Trump was correct about many issues. Fake news is just the most blatant. Stop vilifying Trump and learn from him.
Real newsmen/women (true journalists) refer to those folks as the mocking bird press. They are no longer arbitrators of truth, representing the many different tributaries of thoughts but instead prey on the gullible, under-educated, ill-informed population feeding them propaganda to promote their collective socialist agenda. They are truly despicable. They are censoring the truth. They push the BIG LIE. If you are only hearing one side of the story watch or listen to One American News, Newsmax, Epoch Times, Rush Limbaugh, and then decide who and what you should believe in. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media are not reliable sources of getting to the truth about your government.
If you need an example of this look at how they treated the possibility that the epidemic came from a Chinese laboratory. Only now are they allowing that truth to be explored on their platform. They have and continue to lie by omission and or censorship.
Open your mind and eyes. Don’t let others tell you what you are to believe.
Think critically and choose wisely. Use your common sense.
AOC & The Squad
AOC is a sorry example of a typical democrat legislator who is truly an ignoramus. Her education is so challenged that she truly believes (as do most democrats in congress that do not speak out against her inane muttering) that math is racist. It would seem someone should explain the true definition of racism to her. Well here is it for all the dummies, that race bait and intimidate others using that word. A racist is a person who believes in racism, the doctrine that one’s own racial group is superior and has the right to dominate other named racial groups that they believe are inferior to their racial group.
America does not suffer or exhibit systemic racism even though the Democrat Party spews’ that BIG LIE from President Biden in his speeches to the general public.
The Democrat Party is further trying to divide our nation’s voters. Pitting the rich against the poor, white against black, and on and on it goes. We have always prided ourselves that we are the melting pot of cultures. We should remain so.
I call on all Americans to stop the ginned-up hate and unite under our love of America and what it stands for that is SYMBOLIZED by our Flag.
Sure there are some White Americans that are racist but the same can be said for Black Americans and all other hyphenated Americans. Those who carry that burden are of the smallest minority. So to say our country is systemically racist is a lie as it goes against the basic tenants of our Declaration of Independence. “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, That among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…”
Not only is A.O.C. ignorant on that issue she also exhibits the same lack of understanding on many other issues. She has shown herself to be a hater, anti-Semitic, anti-police, anti-science, anti due process, and against law and order. Her whole squad is an embarrassment to the Democrat Party and our country. They are nothing more than misguided, undereducated, hack politicians.
If you have not noticed that the Democrats have not condemned their squad’s utterings so one must assume by their silence that they agree with their philosophy.
I asked, is that what you believe? Is that what you want to associate yourself with as a member of the democrat party? Not me.
The only thing worthy of hate is ignorance.
Energy Costs & Fuel Impacts
Do you believe in “energy independence” for America? I emphatically DO! If you are paying attention you will observe that the Trump Administration made our country energy independent and for the first time in a long time we were exporting energy products. We were experiencing the benefits of less expensive energy at all levels. All Americans were doing better. Now watch as the “tax and spend” democrats with their free lunch policies destroy our economy and weaken our ability to defend our nation.
What did the Biden administration do in the first 100 days of his inauguration? He killed the XL pipeline which put thousands out of a job and since it will not now be completed make us once more dependent on oil from countries not friendly towards America. Now with one of our primary pipelines closed down (colonial pipeline) due to a computer hack you should expect the price of everything to go much, much higher. Already fuel costs have gone up to $1.00/gal, a sheet of plywood has doubled, food is up 30% and this is just the first 100 days. Hold on to your wallet.
Bank of America says severe inflation is to be expected in the near future. What does that mean to you and me? Already we see fuel prices going up. Remember the last time Democrats did this under Jimmy Carter. Gas prices went through the roof, we had gas shortages and long lines. Prices on everything went up. Prepare yourself for that again.
Think about who in our society gets hurt worse with exorbitant energy prices. Answer: the folks on the bottom; the minorities always take it on the chin when the Democrats are in power.
Therefore when you are thinking of what policies are better for the minorities realize that they will pay the price for wrong-headed democratic economic decisions.
Once we go to Electric vehicles where do you think all that electric energy will come from? It will have to come from fossil fuels (Coal most likely as environmentalists disdain Nuclear ) but it will be less efficient and more costly.
Unlike fossil fuels, the energy can not be stored without great expense and massive negative environmental impacts which will take place to produce the batteries needed for storage. Better yet since we charge a fuel tax which is substantial (61 cents/gal) on fuel how will we then tax the electric power we will have to produce for electric vehicles to replace petrol-fueled vehicles and replace the road tax dollars they generate? Think that through, please.
I will tell you how. Your electric bills will go through the roof. Again the economic lower strata will pay a larger percentage of their income to pay for energy in all forms than the rich Democrats who are pushing this change. Note that recently it was revealed by a trustworthy news outlet that the Democratic Party is in bed with big banks, Big Tech companies, and wall street. No longer does the democratic party represent the workers or the poor.
All in all, I predict a rough ride ahead so when you see $5 a gallon gas don’t blame Trump and his administration’s policies. Point your finger at Biden and the Democrat’s socialist and communist policies.
All in all, I predict if the Democrats remain in power our country and all its citizens will pay the price of poor policies and inept leadership. Unless things change in the 2022 Midterm elections and the Republican party wins resoundingly, I foresee our country as we have known it to be forced into a socialist, communist dictatorship run by the Democrat party.