Most politicians are very careful with their words because they can see anything past their need to get re-elected. That’s why this is so refreshing.
This is what a leader does while Joe Biden does one liners from his basement, Nancy Pelosi shows off her refrigerator that is larger than some people’s apartments, and Chuck Shumer stares at himself in front of his webcam wondering why no one else is listening to him.
President Trump announced on Thursday the White House’s plan for eventually rolling back social distancing measures and reopening the country’s economy in several phases — depending on location — amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plan calls for three phases to reopening the country, based on the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in each individual state or region. “We can begin the next front in our war, which we are calling ‘Opening Up America Again,'” Trump said during a press briefing at the White House. “To preserve the health of Americans, we must preserve the health of our economy.” The plan, which Trump announced along with the formation of a bipartisan council of lawmakers from both chambers of Congress, outlines “recommendations” for governors to develop their own plans to reopen. It also includes a number of criteria that must be met in terms of numbers of infections and hospitalizations before they can open up.Trump unveils coronavirus guidelines for rolling back social distancing in phases: ‘Next front in our war’ | Fox News
I think the President should stop calling Joe Biden Sleepy Joe. It’s obvious that his real handle all along should have been Sleazy Joe. What a Family.
In October Joe Biden’s multi-millionaire son Hunter Biden reportedly stepped down from his Chinese-backed private equity firm that had $1.5 billion from Chinese. At least, that’s what his lawyers said. Advertisement – story continues below Hunter’s lawyer George Mesires, Biden said he’ll resign at the end of the month from the management company of a private equity fund that’s backed by Chinese state-owned entities. Hunter made the 1.5 billion dollar deal during a trip to China with his father on Air Force II. This comes after President Trump brought attention to the Biden Crime Family scandals.MORE EVIDENCE: Deadbeat Dad Hunter Biden Is Still Listed as Member of Chinese Firm’s Board of Directors
One casualty of the coronavirus outbreak is any idea of abolishing or even reforming the FISA court system. Quietly and with little fanfare, Democrats and Republicans have come together to keep this ongoing blatant violation of our Constitution alive. Once it became apparent that this system could be exploited by whatever party is in power to spy on the political opposition, it should have been allowed to die a quiet ignominious death.
The FISA court was initially set up to provide warrants to wiretap foreign spies. In 2016 it was used to spy on the political opponent of the incumbent administration. That the court was so easily deceived into granting the warrants fo this is bad enough. The fact there were no consequences for this total failure to protect the Constitutional rights of US citizens is unconscionable.
President Nixon was forced to resign, and many in his administration went to jail because of a botched burglary of Democratic campaign offices. For most others, at the very least, their Washington careers were history. What happened in 2016 was Watergate on steroids, but aside from a few people losing their jobs, there has been almost no accountability from the Obama Administration or the Clinton Campaign.
Now, through their usual inaction, Congress has invited even more abuses of the kind that happened in the name of political partisanship in 2016. If someone as rich and powerful as Donald Trump was as a private citizen could be a victim of this, then anyone who opposes the status quo can easily be crushed at the whim of whoever is in power. That should scare the hell out of anyone, no matter what your political leanings.
The biggest casualty of the coronavirus outbreak is going to be the World Economy. Medical experts are working on containing, treating, and eliminating the virus. The President is already focused on the aftermath. He aims to mitigate the impact of economic damage on Americans. This measure probably will not pass because big-spending politicians of both parties this would be like going cold turkey off of heroin. Letting people keep the money they earn is a dangerous concept because they are liable to get used to it. There is too much of the swamp left in both parties and both Houses to ever let this happen. They are not going to take their greedy little hands out of our pockets, even momentarily, lest we realize it didn’t belong there in the first place.
President Donald Trump, in a meeting with Republican lawmakers Tuesday on Capitol Hill, pitched a 0% payroll tax rate for employers and employees that would last through the rest of this year, a White House official told CNBC. There was also discussion of making the payroll tax rollback permanent, said the official, who declined to be named. Payroll taxes are used to fund Medicare and Social Security. When asked about the potential cost of a payroll tax cut, the official pushed back and asked why there is always a focus on the cost of tax cuts. The development comes as Trump and the White House try to put together an economic stimulus plan to counteract the impact from the widening coronavirus outbreak. After a 2,000-point drop by the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday, the Dow bounced back somewhat Tuesday, rising 1,000 points late in the trading session. Earlier Tuesday, CNBC reported that the White House was not ready to roll out a specific plan of action on the economy while the deadly coronavirus spreads. Trump stunned people in the White House on Monday, according to officials, when he said that he would announce economic policy proposals at a news conference Tuesday. A press briefing with the White House coronavirus task force is slated for 5:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, according to Trump’s official schedule. The White House has also invited Wall Street executives to a meeting Wednesday to discuss an economic response to the coronavirus’s impact.Coronavirus: Trump pitches 0% payroll tax rate for the rest of 2020
I keep hearing from Pelosi and Schumer how the President’s reaction to has been inadequate, not enough, focused on the wrong things, etc., so my question would be how would a Democrat President handle such a crises. Well fortunately-or unfortunately for those who got unneccesarily sick and those who died-we have an example of just how a Democrat responds to such a heath emergency.
Don’t bother to check the facts before you shoot your mouth off. Bloomberg may be new to the left but he is learning the tactics.
CBS host Scott Pelley fact-checked Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on air after the former New York City mayor tried to claim that President Donald Trump described the coronavirus outbreak as a “hoax.”
“I find it incomprehensible that the president would do something as inane as calling it a ‘hoax’ which he did last night in South Carolina,” Bloomberg said when Pelley introduced the topic during a “60 Minutes” interview set to run Sunday evening.
“He said that the Democrats making so much of it is a Democratic hoax, not that the virus is a hoax,” Pelley responded.
Not seeming to understand what the CBS host was getting at, Bloomberg pressed on. “This is up to the scientists and the doctors as to whether there is a problem,” he continued. “They all, around the world, say that it is in some places, and has enormous potential to become one elsewhere. And it is just ignorant and irresponsible to not stand up and be the leader and say, ‘We don’t know, but we have to prepare for the fact that, if it is, we have the medicines and the structure and the knowledge to deal with it.’”CBS’s Scott Pelley Fact-Checks Mike Bloomberg On Trump Coronavirus Comment | The Daily Caller