The Highlights Of 2017

The Highlights Of 2017

2017 was a very interesting year, a true watershed in the history of the world, the West, and America. What makes it even odder to me that the one thing that sums up the highlights of 2017 actually took place in 2016, specifically on November 8th.

Yes! This video, though from 2016, sums up the foundation of what was 2017. It was, with the amazing and largely unexpected election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, a year of America rebirth. Of course, like all births, it was accompanied by blood, sweat, and tears. In this case, the blood, sweat and bitter tears of Liberal and Progressives of all flavors as the weeped and gnashed their teeth over a birth that they unsurprisingly so wanted to abort. 😉

Yes, 2017 was the best of years…for we, the People; it was the worst of years for those others living within the borders of our once and future great nation.

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Of Pots And Kettles

Of Pots and Kettles calling each other black
Of Pots And Kettles Calling Each Other Black

One admittedly problematical point in the GOP’s tax reform bill is that it increases the national debt by, at the most pessimistic estimate, $1.5 trillion – yes, with a “T” or $1,500,000,000,000 – over the next 10 years. It’s a point that Congressional Democrats and their Liberal and Progressive followers have ranting about since the bill’s inception.

Of course, given the Democrats’ love of deficit spending, this is the rankest hypocrisy. Hence, it is exactly what the American people have come to expect from our domestic enemies.

One further point of note, however – This is today. At any time in the future that the Republicans choose to rant about increasing the deficit for immediate economic gain – and they will, they’ll have gone from kettle to pot and be just as bad as the Democrats today.

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It’s Not Real Money Now

It's Not Real Money Now, Is It?
It’s Not Real Money Now, Is It?

Democrats in Congress – all of whom voted “Bah Humbug” on the tax cut bill which President Trump described as a Christmas gift to the American taxpayers – and various of their more strident constituencies have boldly stated that a $1000 – $2000 tax cut wasn’t real money to poor and middle-class American families.

The funny thing is that $1,000 a year, or about $40 a paycheck, was real money back in 2011 when Obama lambasted House Republicans for refusing to extend the payroll tax cut.

Ending the payroll tax cut will cost the typical family making $50,000 a year about $1,000 a year, which is a lot of money for struggling families. President Obama explained today:

Our failure to do this could have effects not just on families but on the economy as a whole. It’s not a game for the average family, who doesn’t have an extra 1,000 bucks to lose. It’s not a game for somebody who’s out there looking for work right now, and might lose his house if unemployment insurance doesn’t come through. It’s not a game for the millions of Americans who will take a hit when the entire economy grows more slowly because these proposals aren’t extended.

That $1,000 a year works out to about $40 a paycheck that families won’t have to spend or save. Although opponents of the payroll tax cut might say $40 isn’t much, we know that’s not the case.

— Barack Obama
What Does $40 Mean to You?

It sure seems that $1000 – $2000 a year was really real money when Obama was President. Back then, it seemed to mean a whole lot to a lot of people in every state in our country. It’s just not real money now when it’s the GOP giving it back to the people, at least not in the minds of the Left and their politicians.

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