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Words Have Meanings

Words have meanings” is an expression that I have said on many occasions. We use words to convey ideas to one another. One thing about words is we need to know their meaning when they are used to convey ideas.

The dictators in charge (the executive branch, congress, the media) of our country are playing with words to subtly REDEFINE their meanings in order to push forward their “agenda”. They are also substituting similar SOUNDING words with the goal of suckering people into accepting ideas that a person would normally be opposed to. Another play on words are proclamations with a PREDETERMINED OUTCOME. Here are some examples.

Redefinition of words.

INFRASTRUCTURE. This used to mean roads and bridges. Today the Leftists define INFRASRUCTURE to include daycare, unionization, schools, caregivers, climate change, and Medicaid expansion, just to name a few.  Today a sitting congressman flippantly stated that packing the Supreme Court is INFRASTRUCTURE.

Substitution of similar sound words.

EQUITY. I noticed that the conversation has changed from “racial EQUALITY” to “racial EQUITY“. Dr. Martin Luther King argued for EQUALITY during the civil rights era. He famously said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” He emphasized the American creed, “That all men are created EQUAL“. What he didn’t say is, “All men deserve EQUITY“.  EQUITY is an economic outcome. What the Leftist hope no one notices is that by saying “EQUITY” instead of “EQUALITY”, they are proclaiming exactly the OPPOSITE of what Dr. King sought. They want EQUITY payouts determined not by one’s character, but instead determined by the color of their skin.

Predetermined outcome.

REFORM. President Biden issued an executive order to create a commission to study options for Supreme Court REFORMS. This is part of Biden’s goal to “improve the Federal judiciary“. If the Executive Branch is looking to REFORM the Supreme Court, by nature that means that something is WRONG with the court as it is NOW. In 180 days we will see the results of this commission. As this commission is tasked to study Supreme Court REFORM, by definition they will define a plan to REFORM the Court. I doubt that they will conclude that the SUPREME COURT does NOT need to be REFORMED. It’s only a matter of how will they desire to CHANGE the nature of the Court. The report from the commission will find that the court is flawed and must be changed.   This result is predetermined by the words used in the executive order.  No other conclusion is possible.

New Jobs!

President Biden (I’m having a hard time saying that) states that the almost $3 Trillion dollar plan of his will create 19 MILLION new jobs. He and transportation secretary Alfred E. Newman both state that the number comes from Moody’s. Never mind the fact that is NOT what Moody’s analysis says.

Moody’s says that only 2.7 MILLION new jobs will be created over 10 years.   

They say that 16.3 MILLION jobs will still be created EVEN IF the $3 TRILLION dollar spending spree is not passed.

Who cares about FACTS when a good LIE will suffice.  And they said the Bad Orange Man lied.  The Harris-Biden numbers are ONLY 700 percent WRONG.

We choose truth over facts“, Joe Biden

But for arguments sake let’s go with 19 MILLION new jobs over 10 years.

According to the latest Border Patrol estimates there will be around 2 MILLION illegals crossing the border every year now that President Biden and the loony leftists have stopped deportation and are allowing anyone who steps onto US soil the right to stay, and gives them a pathway to citizenship. What does this mean?

This means we will NEED about 20 MILLION new jobs over 10 years to support the influx of illegal border crossers.

Sounds to me that the $3 TRILLION dollars is ALMOST enough to create jobs for all our new illegals citizens (if you believe the incorrect estimates of the man-in-charge). Investment into “Human Infrastructure” as the Harris-Biden administration calls it.

If you believe what Moody’s actually says, we’re all screwed.

BOHICA

Biden Needs Illegals Or Grandma Is Going To Die

What do illegal immigrants have to do with your grandma getting shoved off the cliff?

One of the big pushes by the Leftists such as President Biden, Komrade Sanders, and the Idiot-In-Charge Cortez is to get a federal minimum wage of $15 per hour. Everyone should be paid a living wage, they scream.

Here’s the problem.

Not everyone who employs a person can afford to pay them $15 per hour.

Let’s look at a worker earns $80,000 per year and supports a family. That income is almost one and a half times MORE than the median income in the US. After taxes the NET income is less than $60,000 per year. That is $30 per hour in remaining dollars.

What happens if the family needs to take care of an aging parent or the spouse, or a child needs at home care. Under the Biden plan, the family will need to pay out HALF of their income to hire someone to help. Now if you’re a 20 something congressman from New York making $174,000 per year, or a multimillionaire senator from Vermont, or an ex-vice president who made millions of dollars making speeches, paying out $30,000 per year is no big deal.

This is where the illegals come in. There is and will continue to be a “shadow” economy that has and will continue to pay illegal workers less than minimum wage. Most of the illegals are employed by businesses that required “touch labor” such as cleaning, manufacturing, construction, and agriculture.

I believe in the future we will see a booming “shadow” economy fueled not by businesses, but by individuals, such as the family who needs to hire a care worker, and  cannot afford to pay the mandated “minimum wage”.

Why would anyone work for less than minimum wage? If the worker is paid in “shadow” dollars, no taxes are paid. That’s a 10 to 20 percent increase in real dollars. $12 of “shadow” CASH is worth more than $15 of taxed income.

And there will be another effect that the Leftist won’t see coming. With the “shadow” economy, government never gets their hands on THE CASH, which means they will eventually raise taxes on the working folks, making the “shadow” economy even MORE LUCRATIVE, and the spiral downwards accelerates.  More taxes, more cash transactions.  At some point you may see the government try to crack down on cash transaction.  When this happens you will see a switch to crypto currency to keep one step ahead of “the man”.

What a system!