Nearly every mainstream media outlet is pointing out how removal of China tariffs could lead to price decreases, but I haven’t seen a single one point out that raising taxes on American corporations will increase prices to consumers. And generally, when one country removes tariffs & trade barriers on a country, there’s a corresponding easing by the target country. The chances of China doing that is exactly 0.00%, especially when it has their bitch in the White House.
EVERY tax increase on Americans is sold as one affecting the wealthy only, but of course, when the actual bills come out, we know that it’s rarely the case. In the Schumer-Manchin “Inflation Reduction Act,” the tax increases all hit January of 2023 or January of 2025. Ok, class, can you all tell me why they picked those particular start times?
Wow, taxes increase prices to consumers?!!! What a concept! Remember that Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan has NOT backed off on any tax increases for American companies, but he’ll gladly ease up on his communist buddies. Note: EVERY American tariff still in place is a retaliatory measure to counter a tariff or unfair trade practice in the target country. So Biden will effectively take us back to the pre-Trump era where China had free rein with screwing us over. And by making it tougher for American companies to compete, it only INCREASES our dependence on China. Newsflash: much of the supply chain clusterfuck around the world is a direct result of China’s brutal, inefficient “Zero Covid” policies.
Next Front in the War Against Freedom: Red Flag Laws
For those of you who don’t know what red flag laws are, the idea is that we stop mass shooters by taking away guns from people who exhibit the “red flags” of mental disease or the potential to be a murderer. As with the removal of “misinformation” and “hate speech,” red flag laws sound good on the surface, but they too suffer from the same flaw — who decides and what qualifies? They’re simply another way to remove Constitutional rights from anyone who may threaten Ruling Class power. The list of possible justifications are endless. For example:
You attempted suicide decades ago as a teenager.
You were within blocks of the Capitol during the January 6th riot.
You’ve been accused (but not charged with) domestic violence by a vindictive ex.
Your accounts have been suspended by Twitter or Facebook.
Someone (such as an FBI agent) hacked into your social media account and posted a threat.
You’ve protested Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates.
You donated money to the NRA or Kyle Rittenhouse defense funds.
You’ve liked or re-tweeted anti-government or anti-New World Order posts.
You refuse to surrender your AR-15 or “excessive” ammunition.
You’ve been charged with a crime, but the government delays the trial for years.
You got in a drunken bar fight years ago.
You have a parent or sibling who committed violent crimes; i.e. a genetic red flag.
Get the idea? Expect unelected bureaucrats to administer the laws without checks’n’balances. Don’t count on courts to protect you since you’ll lose your rights while appeals work their way through the courts, and if you eventually win your case, as with Covid, tyrannical government leaders will just modify the laws slightly to start the process all over.
The Chinese government is truly the center of evil in the world, and the fact that no one on the Left will speak a single ill word about them tells you everything you need to know. Make no mistake, the Chinese people didn’t choose this oppressive government. Control of the population has been maintained by constant surveillance, censorship, social credit systems, and ruthless punishment of dissenters, as you’re currently seeing in Shanghai. Still, this wouldn’t control a population of 1.4 billion without a culture of obedience bred into the education system over the past 60 years, including the #2 selling book of all time (after the Bible), Quotations from Chairman Mao.
No worries though, people in Western democracies would never make the same mistakes. 👌