Closing Thought–01Nov21

Have you been to the store lately for groceries?

There are plenty of empty shelves and a limited amount of products to choose from…..this began with the pandemic (so we are told) then in my area a hurricane hit making products in short supply we were told that people from Louisiana were driving over and buying up the stuff (this did not ring true to me) then we are told that there were not enjoy drivers to deliver stuff but a local chain here has little problem stocking their shelves so if this small enterprise can did it why not a national stores?

This is a problem that is not going way….especially if Sen. Hawley has anything to do with it….

Sen. Josh Hawley (R–Mo.) has a plan to address the current supply chain issues bedeviling the American economy.

He wants to make them permanent.

In an op-ed for The New York Times published Friday, Hawley uses the temporary supply chain problems as an excuse to push for a permanent expansion of federal power over the affairs of private businesses. We must “fundamentally restructure our country’s trade policy,” Hawley demands, and that means injecting both the Pentagon and Commerce Department bureaucrats into companies’ purchasing decisions. Under the terms of a bill that Hawley is proposing, any product determined to be “critical for our national security and essential for the protection of our industrial base” would have to have at least 50 percent of its value made in the United States.

Why is it necessary for the government to get significantly more involved in the system of global trade that’s allowed Americans to enjoy unparalleled prosperity in recent years? Because “the global pandemic has exposed this system for what it is—a failure,” Hawley writes.

One must assume that if the lights in his home went out due to a storm, Hawley would respond by declaring electricity to be a mistake and demanding that the government require homes to be lit with candles and gas lamps. After all, what is the electrical grid but a complicated supply chain that leaves Americans woefully dependent on production and distribution systems (power plants, substations, and lines) that they do not fully control? Better to produce your own lighting, right? If that means you have to live without television or the internet, well, those are just the trade-offs required to achieve self-sufficiency.

Josh Hawley Wants to Make the Supply Chain Crisis Permanent

I have thought that Hawley was a joke and nothing he has done in 2021 has changed my mind…..and the people of Missouri ought to be smart enough to know what an embarrassment this toad is and will continue to be.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

 

The Biden Agenda

Joe Biden ran on a typical Dem platform and as usual the claim of a progressive president was a lie.

I was not a supporter of Biden for I saw what he was….one of those supposed ‘centrist’ that will do whatever they can to keep progress to a minimum and play that damn silly game of bi-partisanship.

With about a year before the midterms let us look at the so-called Biden agenda.

Since I have a degree in international relations let’s start there with the Biden agenda.

It has been nearly 70 years since the United States elected a president with the foreign policy and national security experience that rivaled Joe Biden’s. His only rival in this category, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, placed troglodytes in key positions such as the Dulles brothers (John Foster at State and Allen at the Central Intelligence Agency) and Vice President Richard Nixon, who were ideologically opposed to dealing diplomatically with the Soviet Union. As a result, Eisenhower missed a significant opportunity when the death of Joseph Stalin opened the door to possible negotiations with the new leadership in the Kremlin.

Not even Eisenhower had the experience that Biden accumulated over nearly 50 years in government that included 20 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (12 of those years as chairman or ranking member) in addition to eight years in the White House as vice president. During the campaign of 2019-2020, Biden frequently cited his trips to more than 60 countries and his one-on-ones with more than 100 national heads of state. Biden privately boasted about his ability to dominate the national security bureaucracy, stressing that not even the “military will fuck with me.”

The Mounting Confusion of President Biden’s National Security Policy

Yes he got out of Afghanistan but beyond that the agenda is the same agenda that we have had for the last 100 years…..foreign policy controlled by the M-IC.

Biden’s domestic agenda is weakening almost daily…..

The worst strike against Biden’s agenda is the Republican refusal, for the third time, to even debate the Freedom to Vote Act that’s intended to override the sinister 33 laws passed by 19 GOP-led states to suppress the voting of minorities. They generally cast ballots for Democrats. And this after Manchin watered down the proposed law to make it more palatable to Republicans.

“Look – hey look, it’s all about compromise,” Biden said at a CNN-sponsored town hall meeting last week.

Biden Agenda Weakening, Voting Endangered

Then there is more to the domestic side of the Biden agenda…..just how well has that panned out?

Police Reform–failed

Voting Rights (2 bills)–failed

Paid Family Leave–failed

Lower Drug Prices–failed

Infrastructure–gutted

There are other failures but the above are the most wide ranging for the people of this country.

So far I have seen nothing that would make me run out and vote for Biden….plus for Americans that actually work through the policies will find nothing positive in the Biden agenda.

Now the Dems must run for re-election, especially the House, and what do they have to run on?

I feel the Dem candidates in the mid-terms are so screwed…..2022 will not be a happy election (just my thought nothing scientific)…..

Turn The Page!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”