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Biden SOTU-More BIG Government

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That's the take over at the the libertarian Reason.com
Evocative words they were, living up to CNN anchor Jake Tapper's assessment that "given his speaking talents and challenges, it was a fairly strong performance." If only the president had dropped the mic and walked away at that point. But he insisted on reading the rest of his script.

"One of the first things I did as president was fight to pass the American Rescue Plan," he boasted of the massive spending bill pushed through Congress last year. "Because people were hurting. We needed to act, and we did."

But, as Reason's Peter Suderman pointed out at the time, "only a few percentage points of its massive $1.9 trillion price tag is specifically geared toward, you know, addressing the pandemic.…Most of it is instead a pre-existing Democratic Party wishlist of increased spending on virtually every aspect of government."
he spending actually hurt more people by devaluing the dollar and driving prices through the roof as part of a pattern, beginning under the previous administration and continuing with Biden, of flooding the economy with money.

"It is hard to ask for a clearer demonstration of fiscal inflation, an immense fiscal helicopter drop, exhibit A for the fiscal theory of the price level," observed Hoover Institution economist John Cochrane.

Biden did concede that inflation is a problem, but he certainly didn't admit that the government's helicopter drop of money and other impositions were the cause. Instead, he saw inflation as a weird side-effect of the pandemic, like the loss of taste and smell. "The pandemic meant that businesses had a hard time hiring enough workers to keep up production in their factories," he insisted, jumbling cause-and-effect involving mandatory closures of businesses, among other policy disruptions. His solution, predictably, is more government action."

Always interesting to listen to the folks at Reason, because they don't spout the GOP or Dem party line,
 
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"My plan to fight inflation will lower your costs and lower the deficit," the president asserted. Then he proposed to let the federal government set drug prices, subsidize home-weatherization along with solar and wind power, and underwrite part of the cost of purchasing electric cars as well as build 500,000 charging stations for those vehicles. Biden also wants the government to pay for childcare, subsidize long-term care, and pick up the cost of pre-kindergarten. All of this will come, he promises, without raising taxes on anybody making less than $400,000 per year. That'll be quite a trick with national debt soaring above $30 trillion without such an ambitious agenda.

The bolded does not even need fact checking. It's a blatant lie
 
When has the left’s proposed solution for anything ever not included more government spending and/or greater regulatory authority?
 
I can't imagine what it's like to have such a simplistic view of reality that the question of whether government is a "big" or "small" actually makes some kind of sense to be asking. It's the most hackish idiocy around.

First, decide what you want government to do. Then, build a government of the right size to do that stuff as efficiently as possible. There is nothing inherently good or bad about bigness or smallness of government. It's an empty concept. Bumper sticker politics.
 
I can't imagine what it's like to have such a simplistic view of reality that the question of whether government is a "big" or "small" actually makes some kind of sense to be asking. It's the most hackish idiocy around.

First, decide what you want government to do. Then, build a government of the right size to do that stuff as efficiently as possible. There is nothing inherently good or bad about bigness or smallness of government. It's an empty concept. Bumper sticker politics.
that's a fair point, and it does always boil down to what you believe is the proper role of Government and what is cost effective give fiscal restraints.I tend to be more on the side of the folks at Reason on that.
 
'Biden's Build Back Bigger, Big Brother, Big Government Era Is Back' in spades and then some.

'Pay your fair share' = 'Those already paying 70% of the taxes are going to get yet more taxes' = 'Punish the successful'.

Although, I will agree with the point that the byzantine US tax code is inherently unfair, uneven, everyone should pay something, even if it's a little, and the bottom 50% shouldn't be getting off Scot-free without paying any taxes. Everyone should be paying something.
 
When has the left’s proposed solution for anything ever not included more government spending and/or greater regulatory authority?
The issue is not spending....the issue is deficits. Who created larger deficits......Republican administrations in the main promising that cuts to fat cat taxes will create investment to such a degree as to pay for the tax cut WHICH THEY VIRTUALLY NEVER DO!

The President that is responsible for 25% of the total deficit from the inception of the country till today.....Donald Trump in a mere 4 years.
 
"My plan to fight inflation will lower your costs and lower the deficit," the president asserted. Then he proposed to let the federal government set drug prices, subsidize home-weatherization along with solar and wind power, and underwrite part of the cost of purchasing electric cars as well as build 500,000 charging stations for those vehicles. Biden also wants the government to pay for childcare, subsidize long-term care, and pick up the cost of pre-kindergarten. All of this will come, he promises, without raising taxes on anybody making less than $400,000 per year. That'll be quite a trick with national debt soaring above $30 trillion without such an ambitious agenda.

The bolded does not even need fact checking. It's a blatant lie
Biden proposes to make life in America more efficient for everyday Americans and at the same time create more jobs and more opportunity for them while also catching up to fat cat tax cheats and making them pay up.

Now of course the Repukes have a problem with that. Too bad.

Of course Repukes would be tickled pink if the 9 million American Children that are living in food insecurity continued to live in food insecurity. We cannot even get a vote on expanded child tax credits back to the floor.
 
'Biden's Build Back Bigger, Big Brother, Big Government Era Is Back' in spades and then some.

'Pay your fair share' = 'Those already paying 70% of the taxes are going to get yet more taxes' = 'Punish the successful'.

Although, I will agree with the point that the byzantine US tax code is inherently unfair, uneven, everyone should pay something, even if it's a little, and the bottom 50% shouldn't be getting off Scot-free without paying any taxes. Everyone should be paying something.

The degree to which top earners pay taxes is a direct reflection of how much the scales are tilted toward the wealthy. Income inequality is killing this country as is wealth inequality. Its an ugly deal with the devil with top earners so far off into the stratosphere of wealth that they can use the money to fund the political campaigns of politicians that will keep things just as they are. Oh they invest the money alright....just not where the Right claims they invest it. They invest It in the political campaigns of politicians that will keep their gravy trains coming.

That in fact finally is the big flaw in Citizens United. Fat Cats might actually invest in new business opportunity IF it were not for the opportunity presented by shoveling dark money into the political campaigns of politicians dedicated to keeping the Fat Cats fat. Thank you Roberts SC for your most absurd opinion up till Dobbs.
 
that's a fair point, and it does always boil down to what you believe is the proper role of Government and what is cost effective give fiscal restraints.I tend to be more on the side of the folks at Reason on that.

Rather than force people to carry affordable healthcare, they should be free to suffer and die is an attractive argument.
 
When has the left’s proposed solution for anything ever not included more government spending and/or greater regulatory authority?
So who do you think ought to take care of the roads, tunnels and bridges that are part of our infrstructure plan? Do you think if we left it up to private interprize it would get done correctly. We can see how that has worked out in Texas with their electrical system infrastructure, NOT. And what about our policing and judical systems, do we turn that over to the private sector. We have seen how that has hurt out jails that are now private. And we already have a private health care system that costs twice as much as the rest of the world per person and our outcomes are like 37th in the world. How is that doing.You really ought to think about the things that Biden has done and then compare it to people like MT Green and Trump. Trump's one big thing was a tax cut that has increased the debt and went mostly to the top ten%. Maybe it is time you look at the real facts and not just what Fox News tells you is the truth. THink also abou the past. Without big government we would not have GM, Ford or Chysler. Many of our banks would have gone under and with them the savings and retirement accounts of millions of Americans. BIg government that you lament has been the savings's grace for many of our industries and will be again. The infraastructure bill will not only help our infraastructure and bring about thousands if not millions of jobs to do the work, but by requirrring the goods to do the work to be made here in the USA, it will increase manufactoring and the Chiips Act will bring that industry back to this country where it started.
 
That's the take over at the the libertarian Reason.com
Evocative words they were, living up to CNN anchor Jake Tapper's assessment that "given his speaking talents and challenges, it was a fairly strong performance." If only the president had dropped the mic and walked away at that point. But he insisted on reading the rest of his script.

"One of the first things I did as president was fight to pass the American Rescue Plan," he boasted of the massive spending bill pushed through Congress last year. "Because people were hurting. We needed to act, and we did."

But, as Reason's Peter Suderman pointed out at the time, "only a few percentage points of its massive $1.9 trillion price tag is specifically geared toward, you know, addressing the pandemic.…Most of it is instead a pre-existing Democratic Party wishlist of increased spending on virtually every aspect of government."
he spending actually hurt more people by devaluing the dollar and driving prices through the roof as part of a pattern, beginning under the previous administration and continuing with Biden, of flooding the economy with money.

"It is hard to ask for a clearer demonstration of fiscal inflation, an immense fiscal helicopter drop, exhibit A for the fiscal theory of the price level," observed Hoover Institution economist John Cochrane.

Biden did concede that inflation is a problem, but he certainly didn't admit that the government's helicopter drop of money and other impositions were the cause. Instead, he saw inflation as a weird side-effect of the pandemic, like the loss of taste and smell. "The pandemic meant that businesses had a hard time hiring enough workers to keep up production in their factories," he insisted, jumbling cause-and-effect involving mandatory closures of businesses, among other policy disruptions. His solution, predictably, is more government action."

Always interesting to listen to the folks at Reason, because they don't spout the GOP or Dem party line,
Fake News = Fake interpretation

All republican administrations since 1980 have been BIG GOVERNMENT INTRUSION into peoples private lives
then there was Iran-Contra Scandal, Savings and Loan Scandal, Bailout Scandals, Iraq War Scandal, Iraq to Israel Oil pipeline scandal, Watergate Scandal, Outsourcing USA jobs Scandal, Leveraged Buyout Scandal,
Afghanistan War Scandal,
 
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