by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
The mainstream press sees a glimmer of hope in recent polls showing President Joe Biden’s approval rating inching up and Democrats’ prospects looking brighter for the midterm elections. Don’t let yourself, or your friends, family, and neighbors be conned.
Biden’s string of “victories” includes getting a massive growth-killing tax-and-spend bill through Congress and canceling about $1 trillion worth of student loan debt to benefit a small minority of college-educated Americans.
The only thing these recent events have in common is that they are designed specifically to improve Democrats’ chances in November.
These are awfully big price tags for vote buying. And you are paying for it.
So why isn’t the public mad as hell?
Nobody believes the Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. Even liberal economists say it will boost inflation in the short term – that is, when we need relief the most. Nobody believes it will save the planet. At best, the enormous new subsidies for “clean” energy and EVs will have an immeasurable impact on global temperatures. …
… But the bill does spend hundreds of billions of dollars to make the left feel happy about “doing something” on climate change, maybe even happy enough to get out and vote in November. …
… Those paying the bill for Biden’s vote-buying schemes need to heed the advice of Howard Beale from the classic movie “Network” in a speech that is as relevant today as it was when the movie aired in 1976. …
… “I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad! … You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’”