Tue Nov 9, 2021 AT 12:53 PM EST
Power is addictive, an aphrodisiac to those charged with representing their people. Now it’s vaccines, but what next? Once a population is compliant, beaten down by fear and shame, they are less likely to resist present and future controls, regardless of founding documents or natural law. Law enforcement and the military can squash any pockets of rebellion, as we know from history, whether Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s USSR, or Mao’s China.
The courts may temporarily halt the mandates, but there will be appeals, likely all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and there is no way of predicting how that will end. Do mandates even matter if companies are taking it upon themselves to enforce vaccinations with the non-compliant being fired? Read Full Story
Fri Nov 5, 2021 AT 5:03 PM EDT
House Republicans are making the lack of a formal cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office a cornerstone of their argument against passing President Joe Biden’s sweeping social spending package.
In raising Republican objections to the spending bill, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday told reporters at the Capitol that “the Congressional Budget Office has not shown the American people exactly how much this bill will cost.” Read Full Story
Wed Nov 3, 2021 AT 2:40 PM EDT
Expect all hell to break loose within the Democrat party, with powerful key factions at one another’s throats. Voters in multiple states repudiated the radical wing of the Democratic Party that had seized control of the party’s agenda.
Republicans swept the statewide offices in Virginia, a state that had recently tantalized Democrat hopes of national dominance by swinging from red to purple to blue. Even if Phil Murphy ends up winning the governorship of New Jersey as troves of mail-in ballots are added to the totals when counting resumes Wednesday (a story replicating what happened in some swing states in 2020), the message is clear: The public does not want to enact the vision of the Squad as our new reality. Read Full Story