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Both parties of the DC Swamp are once again using their usual techniques to push through another crappy bill continuing us on the road to Venezuela. Like the Affordable Care Act, Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (PATRIOT) Act, Employee Free Choice Act, and so many others, the politicians chose a benign name for the bill that does the opposite of what it says. This time, it’s the “Fiscal Responsibilility Act,” which doesn’t put in any real spending cuts or make any attempt to balance the annual budget, much less attempt to pay down the $32 trillion dollar debt. At best, it slows the growth rate of spending. In other words, in Washington speak, if I spend $1 trillion year one, $2 trillion year two, then $2.5 trillion year three, that’s a “cut” since a 100% increase has dropped to a 25% increase. Of course, with the massive spending hikes during Covid, the growth rate hurdles are fairly easy to clear (as it was for Obama the year after Bush’s TARP bailout spending).
Here’s another technique from the DC Swamp handbook — it pushes the debt ceiling debate back to January 2025; i.e. right after the presidential election when politicians can maximize how much they piss us off before voters can do anything about it (think Obama and the tax increases in Obamacare that didn’t start until January of his 2nd term). I’m sure the final bill will throw in some added pork not mentioned in Biden & McCarthy’s sales pitches, which will be buried in a 3000-page bill.
It’s all too tiring and predictable. If we had even a tiny shred of an honest news media, they would point out these deception techniques. But we only have state-directed propaganda units that tell one and only one version of the story — the END OF THE WORLD as we know it if the latest draining of our freedom and fiscal solvency isn’t passed.
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