Pelosi’s Nightmare

Pelosi's Nightmare Before Christmas
Pelosi’s Nightmare Before Christmas

What I lot of Americans, myself included, view as a Christmas gift of sorts, is Nancy Pelosi’s Nightmare Before Christmas. While, like all Democrats, she hates the idea of reducing taxes, especially upon employers, what’s really has her screaming in the night is the GOP’s Tax Cut Bill’s provision to eradicate the Democrats’ tax penalty for not purchasing health insurance.

Yes, Pelosi’s nightmare is that the American people will no longer be forced under threat of federal reprisal to purchase something that they may or may not desire. Apparently, if we’re to believe that her histrionics are genuine, this really interferes with her sleep.

Of course, Pelosi’s singular and signature “accomplishment” of record was wildly unpopular and the mostly unmitigated failure that is generally called Obamacare. As she, again like every other Democrat to speak on the subject, believes that Obamacare’s continued existence is predicated upon the forced-purchase of health insurance, her nightmare has some basis in perceived fact.


OMG! They’re Not Forcing You To Buy Insurance

But then, if Obamacare and Pelosi’s peace of mind require that so many millions of people be threatened into purchasing an unwanted product – some, like myself, who were no longer allowed to purchase a similar product under Obamacare, whose nightmare should reign supreme, Pelosi’s or those millions of Americans’?

Frankly, it seems to me that Pelosi’s Nightmare Before Christmas is a Christmas gift to us.

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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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