House Speaker Nancy Pelosi counts on the fact that her constituents and Democrats are too dumb to do their own research. She knows the likelihood is that people will not take time out of their busy, stressful and chaotic lives to fact check what she says. And so, she says anything.
During a 2022 House Democratic issues Conference Friday, Pelosi discussed the record gas prices Americans are suffering at the pump, as well as inflation and painful prices. However, she blamed it all on Putin.
Pelosi went so far as to actually label everything as Putin’s: “Putin’s tax” and “Putin’s gas hike.” Wow, Democrats haven’t given Putin so much power in the United States since he overwhelmingly elected Donald Trump. Oh wait; that wasn’t true either.
Pelosi argued global inflation “starts with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin” but we could combat it with increased U.S. government spending on domestic social programs. Pelosi demanded passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Act would help things out.
The Build Back Better Act, a multi-trillion-dollar social policy bill, was struck down in Congress well before Putin invaded Ukraine because it’s a terrible idea. Not for delusional Pelosi. “So when we’re having this discussion, it’s important to dispel some of those who say, well it’s the government spending – no, it isn’t,” said Pelosi. “The government spending is doing the exact reverse, reducing the national debt. It is not inflationary.”
“We’re paying very close attention to it, but this starts with Putin because the global inflation for reasons beyond the gas price,” she continued. “Global inflation is something that we have to deal with globally, but we have our responsibility to deal with it at home, and we have legislation that does just that, by increasing supply and, again, creating jobs in a way that is not adding to inflation.”
Also on Friday, President Biden said at a Democratic retreat in Philadelphia “I’m sick of this stuff” gesturing with his hands to suggest he’d had it up to his neck. “The American people think the reason for inflation is the government spending more money. Simply not true.”
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While vacationing in the island of St. Croix for the holidays, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the massive $1.65 omnibus spending package.
The whopping 4,155 pages was supported by only nine House Republicans and 13 Senate Republicans. Majority of criticism from the GOP includes concerns that the bill was rushed and crammed with wasteful spending by a lame-duck Democratic-dominated Congress. The recourse will punish American families by adding to the national debt and exacerbate inflation.
“Today, I signed the bipartisan omnibus bill, ending a year of historic progress. It’ll invest in medical research, safety, veteran health care, disaster recovery, VAWA funding — and gets crucial assistance to Ukraine,” Biden tweeted. “Looking forward to more in 2023.”
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell “praised the bill on the grounds that it represents a real decrease in discretionary spending. He presented it as a positive that nondefense spending jumped by only 5.5 percent, from $730 billion to $772.5 billion, amid an inflation rate of 7.1 percent” writes National Review.
“The bipartisan government-funding bill that Senators Shelby and Leahy have finished negotiating does exactly the opposite of what the Biden administration first proposed,” he said. “This bill provides a substantial real-dollar increase to the defense baseline . . . and a substantial real-dollar cut to the non-defense, non-veterans baseline,” McConnell insisted as negotiations were wrapping up.
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, however, stated his strong disapproval of the bill before it even advanced. Affirming a letter from 13 House Republicans, McCarthy demanded the bill is reckless, irresponsible, and a “purposeful refusal to secure and defend our borders.”
For example, it failed to incorporate protections for Title 42, the pandemic policy that allows illegal immigrants to be expelled on a public-health basis, which currently hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court.
National Review adds, “The funding in the bill, which averted a federal government shutdown before the new year, includes an allocation of $45 billion in defense assistance to Ukraine. Some Republican priorities, such as Electoral Count Act reform and a bigger military budget, were nested in with Democratic appropriations, such as increased funding for Medicaid and food stamps.”
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