Joe Biden will wrap himself in the flag tonight and deliver a primetime address to the nation on how we must restore our rights, our freedoms, and our democracy. As you listen to what undoubtedly will be a masterpiece of group-produced propaganda, just remember what his policies and the policies of the Democrat Party and its ideological masters on the hard Left really do to people.
The 15 percent minimum corporate tax in Joe Biden’s so-called ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ will wipe out the low income housing tax credit which has helped build and rehabilitate millions of homes for low income Americans. Way to go.
Home prices are at record levels and apartment rents have spiked. You can blame Democrat policies for driving up costs. Government mortgage subsidies raise home prices just like government student grants and loans have made college tuition rates go sky-high. The Fed buys mortgage-backed securities, artificially increasing the amount of capital available for the residential market, hurting affordability. Government has cut the supply of new rental housing with density restrictions and environmental regulations that tack on 30 percent to the cost of new apartments, and with rent control laws which cut incentives for new construction and upkeep. Leftist Utopia better come quick because people can’t afford to live here anymore.
The homeless problem created by Democrats is so bad in Portland homeowners are moving away because homeless people are camping out in their back yards with impunity. When L.A. tried to rein in the homeless camps near schools and parks, a Leftist mob descended on City Hall. We didn’t have such big problems with homelessness until Democrats and Leftists started romanticizing the subject and encouraging it.
Democrat-captured Oregon decriminalized heroin and cocaine, and overdose deaths rose 41 percent, two-and-a-half times faster than in the rest of the country. I’ll go out on a limb, here, and predict that putting the government stamp of approval on drug use and giving addicts free needles, free crack pipes, and safe places to shoot up in the name of ‘harm reduction’ will produce more drug use, not less. Society will be worse off for it. That’s just common sense.
Elsewhere on the Left coast, California passed a law restricting independent contractors who must now, in many circumstances, be considered employees and given employee benefits. Sounds great, right? Well, it means gig workers lose their autonomy to set their own hours and it also means higher prices for the rest of us. The trucking industry is especially hard hit, as many logistics companies primarily use truck drivers who own their own rigs. These drivers will now become employees, meaning fewer people will own their own businesses and become wage slaves. It’s all part of the Left’s master plan to attack freedom and drum out independent-minded people who want to be captains of their own fate in what has been, up to this point, the land of the free and the home of the brave.
The attacks on gig workers and low cost housing follow a familiar Democrat-Leftist pattern: things are just no darn good unless they’re perfect, unless we have Utopia. We saw it with Obamacare. Cheap catastrophic insurance that satisfied millions of people’s needs for decade became the enemy of the people because it didn’t cover everything. Now, gold-plated Obamacare policies force men to have pregnancy coverage and mandate essential health benefits, preexisting condition coverage, and restrictions on true risk calculation for aging, driving up costs enormously. The drive for perfection and Utopia pushed the cost of insurance policies northwards of $20,000 a year. Then they turn around and say, ‘Oh, but we’ll HELP you,’ first with subsidies, now with jumbo subsidies – subsidies that drive up costs further just like with tuition.
Obamacare is another insidious Democrat-Leftist dependency machine – the Democrats and the Left create the problem in the first place, then make it so you can’t function without the assistance of the federal government. It’s not supposed to be this way, and it’s not healthy because it produces perpetual children incapable of running their own lives, weaklings content to have the government take over all responsibility.
So, when you listen to Joe Biden’s fine words at Independence Hall tonight, just remember, he wants to put y’all in chains. They might be golden chains, but you will no longer be free if his side wins what Biden calls the ‘battle for the soul of the nation’. Take the chains – lose your soul, it’s that simple.
©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.
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