Joe Biden

Joe Biden Just Outlined the Most Expensive Agenda in Modern History. Progressives Want More.

"We need a Green New Deal for Public Housing," says Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "We need a Green New Deal for Cities…and we need a Green New Deal for Public Schools."

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In a joint address to Congress on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden outlined what can accurately be described as the most expensive and expansive agenda in modern American history.

Biden has proposed $6 trillion in new spending since taking office and has already signed $1.9 trillion in emergency spending related (loosely) to the COVID-19 pandemic. He wants to follow that with a huge infrastructure bill, a $15 national minimum wage, Buy American rules that offer protectionism for unions, and new entitlement programs—including a new child subsidy program for parents and a permanent expansion of Obamacare health insurance subsidies. He promised to raise taxes on the wealthy and to sic the IRS on rich people who don't pay "their fair share."

A few minutes after Biden wrapped up his remarks, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D–N.Y.) said that's not nearly enough.

"The proposals that President Biden has put forward over the last few weeks would represent important steps—but don't go as big as we'd truly need in order to solve the crises of jobs, climate, and care. We need to think bigger," said Bowman, who was speaking on behalf of the Working Families Party, a progressive third party that frequently caucuses with Democrats.

Thinking bigger, in some cases, means pushing for greater accountability from law enforcement and other individuals in the public sector. Biden made some vague promises about that during his remarks but Bowman was right to be more pointed in specifically calling "to end qualified immunity," the court-created legal doctrine that often shields police from civil liability when they harm civilians.

"Whether you're a clerk, a teacher, or a member of congress you should be held accountable for your actions. Police cannot be above the law," Bowman said. That's a marked and welcome departure from the Biden administration's lukewarm perspective.

Mostly, however, going bigger means spending a lot of money on just about everything. It means passing the Green New Deal to combat climate change, Bowman said. But not just that. "We need a Green New Deal for Public Housing," he said. "We need a Green New Deal for Cities…and we need a Green New Deal for Public Schools." The Green New Deal might not succeed as a piece of legislation or as a template for ending global warming, but it certainly has succeeded as a branding exercise.

More than anything else, Bowman's response illustrated the extent to which the progressive image for America is one in which government has greater control over just about every aspect of life.

"Every part of our society must become part of the answer," he said, "because this crisis is urgent." It's not entirely clear which supposed crisis he was referencing.

Biden has already embraced the governing-by-crisis approach and has adopted other progressive ideas into his first-year agenda. Like Bowman, Biden called for passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a union-backed bill that would kill state-level right-to-work laws and force workers in some professions to contribute to unions whether they want to join or not. Like Biden, Bowman suggested that billionaires should be targeted with higher taxes because they've seen their wealth increase during the pandemic.

Still, progressives are unlikely to be satisfied with Biden's agenda no matter how aggressively profligate it gets. That's in their nature. What's more worrying is how far they've already managed to push Biden—with the notable exception of criminal justice reform—and how much more they intend to squeeze out of him.

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  1. I’m sure you are shocked by this Eric. Most of us were loud telling you this last year.

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  2. “Whether you’re a clerk, a teacher, or a member of congress you should be held accountable for your actions. Police cannot be above the law,” Bowman said. That’s a marked and welcome departure from the Biden administration’s lukewarm perspective.

    What about the presidents son? Or any democrat really. Strange all the FARA investigations seem to be one direction.

    1. What about overspending politicians?

      1. Mean Tweets >>>> overspending

        1. $6 trillion is a small price to pay for civility in politics.

          1. Only if the $6 trillion truly brings about civility, but as you are well aware, money does Not cause civility!! It only causes more Divisiveness!! Liberal socialist communist Ds don’t want civility; they want ALL those who don’t think the way they do to shut up!! Period!!

            1. No. They want all people who don’t think the way they do to be FORCED to think the way they do. Or to be killed, that’s ok too.

    2. That is pretty interesting, considering that the Biden administration is now going after John Solomon for his reporting that exposed the Obama administration’s Russia hopes and surveillance of the Trump campaign as well as the Mueller team’s efforts to cover that up and punish Trump’s allies. Apparently they just raided Rudy giuliani’s place looking for all communications with John Solomon. In that effort, they took all of his electronics.

      I won’t be holding my breath waiting for the media to fly into a frenzy over the Biden administrations totalitarian interference with freedom of the press. I guess they are all burned out from the deadly threat of Trump uttering the phrase “fake news”, which as we all know was exactly what Hitler would do to stifle all freedom of the press.

      1. It seems pretty clear that the FBI’s investigation into Hunter Biden for his foreign entanglements and potential tax evasion has been quietly put to bed. I mean, one of Biden’s day one appointments was one of the partners at Hunter Biden’s defense lawyers firm as the DOJ’s head of criminal enforcement. That kind of puts any prosecution to rest, I would think.

        1. Different laws for different classes of people isn’t really within the purview of Reason, pleb.

        2. It was put to bed quietly by Bill Barr who knew there was nothing to the investigation.

          1. Oh there was something major to investigate!! As was previously stated “one rule for me & thee beyond the law!”

        3. Stealing all the shit from Rudy’s apartment yesterday was putting the Hunter thing to bed.

      2. Yeah, media seems cool with ACTUAL threats to journalism, not just a president calling them idiots because they are, in fact, idiots

    3. Hunter Biden is to be a guest speaker at Tulane University on “Fake News”.
      https://www.google.com/search?q=hunter%20biden%20tulane

      1. guess I should have scrolled first lol.

    4. president’s son got a speaking gig @Tulane on fake news.

  3. I say go for it. The sooner the Crash the better.

    1. This is certainly going to be a test for Treasury bonds.

    2. And Modern Monetary Theory. I agree, it is going to have to break stupendously to garner enough attention from enough people who have at least half a brain to realize we are in a hole, and furiously digging it deeper. It will have to hurt a lot for enough of us to agree to the austerity measures it is going to take to even come close to fixing it.

  4. It’s interesting how a generation ago, Biden was berating thugs and criminals, saying that having a hard childhood in the ghetto is no reason to behave like an animal, and now his biggest worry is white supremacy and police overreach. Evolve he did.

    1. And they claim Trump was populist.

  5. Wow

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/28/politics/giuliani-raid-explained/index.html

    The CIA/FBI/DoJ troika is apparantly back at it.

    Hidden in there… They are claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop thing was Giuliani working with a Russian agent to undermine Ol Joe before the election.

    They look to be doubling down on the tactics from Meuller and before.

    1. But Trump signed the (veto proof) renewal of FISA, so both sidez!

    2. Cyto….This kind of thing leads to one place: violent protest.

      The idea that justice is blind is dead. It is no longer the case in the USA. I am ashamed to say it. I never thought that would ever happen here. The FBI cannot be trusted. The DOJ cannot be trusted. The CIA cannot be trusted. The administrative bureaucracy persecutes ordinary Americans for the most crass reasons. People who practice Judeo-Christian religions are scorned, and demeaned.

      I cannot remain loyal to such a country. They abandoned me.

  6. I got 10 minutes in and couldn’t take it anymore. This from our president….. the most pathetic rambling of non-coherent nonsense ever. Please someone nuke the fuck out of us.

    1. Tomorrow’s polls will confirm 80% approval of Joe’s plans.

        1. Holy crap!

          They are all in. This is Soviet era stuff right here. 85% approval? Of that thing?

          There is no chance that there is a single person at CBS News who believes this. Not one single person. It’s completely stupid. 85% of people don’t agree on pepperoni pizza or hamburgers. That mess of a speech? Are you freaking kidding me?

          Prepare yourselves folks. We are headed to elections with 99% of the vote for the winner.

          1. No dude, 2022 will be different. I was assured of it.

          2. I read that YouTube was working overtime to remove downvotes.

          3. There is no truth in Pravda and no news in Izvestia but CBS is 2/3 BS.

  7. Just add it to the national debt. No one ever has to pay it back. There is such as thing as a free lunch after all.

    1. Should be an interesting case study for MMT

      1. It will be a repudiation of MMT, which is really just Weimar German monetary policy dressed up in math. But look at communism: North vs South Korea, Venezuela vs Chile, United States vs Russia. It’s been discredited, but what is the point when no one bothers to teach history?

        1. MMT is not hyperinflation and it is based on Chartalism which long preceded Weimar. MMT may well be wrong – but it is like Nostradamus compared to the perpetually-wrong Austrian prediction record.

          1. LOL yes they’ve been so wrong because it’s getting easier and easier to live as government prints the trillions of dollars, right?

            1. FFS. Just using the word ‘prints’ indicates you really don’t have the slightest clue what money is or how it is created. Prints does not equal borrows or lends.

              1. If you borrow non-existing money, it is kind of printing

        2. … Conventional macroeconomic theory says that when central banks monetize government debt, inflation will follow. When asked about the amount of treasury bonds the Federal Reserve has purchased, recently, Chair Powell responded that the total debt obligation of the Federal Government is the same whether the debt is treasury bonds held by the public or the obligation of the Federal Government is in the form bank reserves. The banks’ reserves are an obligation of the Federal Reserve, which is part of the Federal Government. That response by Chair Powell sounded to me as consistent with the Modern Monetary Theory.
          One possible explanation for the apparent lack of concern with enormous federal deficits is the specter of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). MMT at its core is a complete rejection of macroeconomics, as that branch of economics was developed in the 1930s by J.M. Keynes, especially with regard to interest rates. Possibly, the most counterintuitive aspect of MMT is that federal deficits lower interest rates. Under MMT, expansionary fiscal policy, i.e., money creation to fund purchases, can increase bank reserves, which can lower interest rates. In mainstream macroeconomics, expansionary fiscal policy, i.e., debt issuance and spending, can result in higher interest rates, crowding out economic activity.
          The MMT assertion that deficit spending can drive down interest rates, encouraging investment and thus “crowding-in” economic activity is exactly the opposite of mainstream Keynesian economics. Proponents of MMT argue that their model better describes the ways that the real world works in terms of central bank operations. They also cite the existence of lower interest rates simultaneous with higher government deficits, with Japan being the prime example. The trillions of bonds trading with negative interest rates also suggest that something may be amiss with mainstream Keynesian economics.…”
          https://seekingalpha.com/article/4421833

    2. Republican proved this in their last two administration. Spend and borrow works every time. But cheer up the Republican have found religion after January 20th and are now very worried about spending.

      1. The word magnitude is not part of your vocabulary

        1. All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison.

          1. Old toxicology joke; what is the difference between toxicology and pharmacology? Dose!

  8. Congrats Reason. This is what you advocated for. Regardless of what the squawking bird and your other toadies say, those that didn’t say they voted for the worst libertarian candidate in my adult life were 5 or 6 (probably more because I’ve concluded you’re liars) to 1 for Biden, and your coverage was clearly anti-Trump, because you are more emotional children than libertarian.

    Or, worse yet, you were told what to do by your globalist benefactor who will continue to profit from the destruction of the last, non-violent, resistance to the globalist agenda: the American small businesses and middle class.

    But I’m a believer in Occam’s razor, so my guess is you’re all really not very smart and it’s the former.

      1. Emotional child it is with Jfree. Now put your mask back on and run along.

        1. This from the “Caw caw” guy.

          1. Not my fault you squawk like a bird Dee.

    1. It’s Reason being anti-authority. When Bush was in charge, they were mostly critical of Bush. When Obama was in charge, they were mostly critical of Obama. When Trump was in charge, they were mostly critical of Trump. And now when Biden is in charge, they are mostly critical of Biden. It gets a bit old after a while but it’s part of the libertarian ethos to be constantly bitching about authority, especially when it’s a government authority.

      1. Being against the current president because they are the current president, while not properly criticizing the potentially new president, who was previously the vice-president during an extremely un-libertarian administration, a Senator for nearly half a century with a record clearly more un-libertarian than the current president, a campaign website that contained positions that were more anti-libertarian than the current president, and a member of a party that has a growing socialist caucus, is not being anti-authority. It’s being contrarian at the cost of being anti-libertarian.

        Here’s your chance Jeff. Admit you and Reason got duped by emotion, and now we have a one party federal government that has already been more anti-libertarian in a few months, and steaming full speed ahead with policies you didn’t see coming and are way worse than Trumps.

        Or pretend that tariffs are worse than a nearly 50% corporate tax, leaving Afghanistan on September 11th instead of May 1st is cool because of the symbolism, CRT in schools is better than mean tweets, and everyone should wear a mask and get a new vaccine so that the government will give us permission to celebrate the 4th of July.

        1. No whatever may come is not worse than the former President. What you have now is competency. You may not agree with what is being done but it is being done competently and the majority of people appreciate this fact. You like too many other mistake the near anarchy of former administration for freedom.

          1. Hilarious.

          2. Competency? Are you high?

            1. No. And its not all that hard to see the obvious, so what your excuse?

              1. You are brain dead.

                1. Not brain-dead. Paid to lie.

                  Arguing with M4’s ilk is like arguing with a criminal defense attorney, and expecting the attorney to admit, “You know what? You’re right. My client is a shithead, and we’re changing our plea.”

                  Part of discussing issues with other people on media like these threads, is the assumption the other person is acting in good faith. These clowns aren’t. We know who they are, and they’re never, ever changing their minds.

                  1. What argument? Did anyone try to refute what I said? No, name calling is all I saw. You expect me to lay down and say I was wrong without presenting a case. Hell no.

                    1. Saying the government doing bad things, but doing them competently, is actually good, is a stupid argument that doesn’t deserve any response other than insults.

                    2. I’ll refute what you said. The democrat agenda of welfare program after welfare program (that won’t come close to being paid for with any of these tax increases, even as high as they are) at a time of over 100% debt to GDP ratio is akin to the Titanic spotting the iceberg from just a few miles out, steering directly into it and flooring it. Disincentivizing working at the top (absurd tax hikes on the rich) and at the bottom (low paid workers can now live just as comfortably off of welfare as actually working) is a recipe for disaster. If the money printing won’t cause hyperinflation (which there are MANY signs in various parts of the economy that it’s already starting), decreasing the supply of goods cause there is no longer any incentives to produce anything is a good backup plan to ensure it happens. That’s your definition of competency?

          3. So being in Afghanistan longer is better? Okay so you are pro forever wars good job. Your as moderate as mao

            1. Not sure why you had to go to Afghanistan but fact is I trust Biden more to get us out than I trust the former President. Yes, the former President set an earlier date but he will not the President when that date arrives and we have no way of knowing if he would follow through. As for President Biden we will see in the next few months.

              I would add that President Biden success is that he often sets low goals, vaccinations for example, and then meets them early. Afghanistan could be the same.

              1. Yes, the former President set an earlier date but he will not the President when that date arrives and we have no way of knowing if he would follow through…I would add that President Biden success is that he often sets low goals, vaccinations for example, and then meets them early. Afghanistan could be the same.

                Hey dumbass, the deadline as originally agreed to back in February 2020 was May 1st–that’s two days from now. The Taliban have fully complied with the terms of the deal, which was to give up their prisoners and not attack Americans. There hasn’t been a single American combat death there in the last 15 months, precisely because the Taliban followed the rules.

                When your excuse here is “well, we don’t know if Trump would have met the deadline,” that’s only fair in the sense that the generals in the DoD might have gone behind Trump’s back and kept troops there against his orders, like they did with Syria. Laying aside the fact that in any society with balls, these guys would have been lined up against a wall and had a soft-nosed bullet put in the back of their skulls for pulling a stunt like that, what do you think is going to happen after May 1st, when the US breaks the deal that the Taliban have been following to the letter? How long do you think that streak of no American combat deaths in country is going to last? A month? Two, maybe?

                1. More like a day or two.

              2. “I would add that President Biden success is that he often sets low goals, vaccinations for example, and then meets them early.” OK, now it’s been positively and absolutely confirmed that you’re just making stuff up to troll.

              3. The Taliban will begin its attacks on US troops immediately after the original set date. Biden knows this will p*ss Americans off enough to demand troops stay in that hell hole forever after they see more dead Americans coming home in caskets draped in US flags. All part of the plan. I was a military intel analyst during the 90/91 Gulf War and that’s my prediction.

                The Taliban kept up its end of the agreement, the USA, as per the norm, did not.

                Stay tuned.

          4. Is this a joke? You don’t really think this.

          5. I get your point – Biden isn’t making up facts and firing every member of his staff every other week for example.

            Personally, I’d take the chaos and frequent lying of Trump in a heartbeat over the competent statism of Biden. I don’t think it’s clear that the “majority of people appreciate” (JB’s competent statism). Biden has a relatively low approval rating for this stage of a presidency, relative to other recent presidents (DT a notable exception).

          6. “What you have now is competency”

            ???

          7. Well, Hitler made the trains run on time, am I right?

        2. “Admit you and Reason got duped by emotion, and now we have a one party federal government that has already been more anti-libertarian in a few months…”

          There were two shitty choices from the major parties. In my case, at least, I live in a state that was solidly for one of the major parties, anyway, so I had the “luxury” of not having to play the voting for the lesser of two evils game, and voted Libertarian.

          As for one-party rule, there is a much stronger case for blaming Trump, Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and the Pillow Guy for losing the Senate than blaming Reason. Reason has nowhere near as much influence.

          1. Yes. GA would have 2 GOP senators if Trump had STFU in January.

            1. Yup.

            2. If people in Georgia voted Dem, knowing what it would mean for Biden to have the Oval Office and both chambers, because they were upset at Trumps blathering, that makes them total pieces of shit.

              1. His message wasn’t that they should vote Democrat.

                His message was that the recall election was corrupt, anyway, so it wasn’t worth showing up to vote for the Republicans.

                It was a mixed, inconsistent message, which is not an unusual thing with Trump. It wasn’t just Trump saying it: it was all the others I listed, too.

      2. Boo Radley could see what Biden would be about in the White House. Maybe Reason staff started getting invites to the media elitist cocktail parties and opposing creepy Joe might put an end to that.

        1. Nah. The biggest fear the team at Reason have is the Republicans becoming more libertarian. Then, they go from big fish in the not-Republican-not-Democratic camp to very tiny fish in the Republican camp. And go from the sweet gigs as independent voices to being second or third stringers on the GOP side.

          1. They have never been independents. Almost all of them stated the last major party vote they had was for a Democrat. They are largely leftists cosplaying as independents.

            1. Reason and the rest of Libertarianism, Inc. aren’t leftist so much as left-friendly. Because they know the threat to their relevance comes from the right.

            2. “They are largely leftists cosplaying as independents.”

              This.

              The silence over the Ma’Khia Bryant incident is telling.

            3. “Almost all of them stated the last major party vote they had was for a Democrat.”

              That’s just an out and out lie.

                1. Hey, let’s take a look:

                  https://reason.com/2020/10/12/how-will-reason-staffers-vote-in-2020/

                  Mike Alissi: “If you could change any vote you cast in the past, what would it be? Jimmy Carter in 1980, my first vote.” 1980 =/= last time Alissi voted.

                  Peter Bagge: “If you could change any vote you cast in the past, what would it be? John Kerry. I’ll never vote for a major party candidate ever again.” John Kerry == 2004

                  1. Shikha Dalmia: “If you could change any vote you cast in the past, what would it be? If memory serves, I have voted in three presidential elections since I obtained naturalization: for Republican George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004 (against John Kerry), for Libertarian Gary Johnson in 2012, and for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 (against Donald Trump). Of those, the only one I know I’ll never regret is the one for Johnson.” OK, JesseAz, got one right here. Of course, she doesn’t work at Reason anymore,. And it’s rumored she doesn’t work at Reason anymore precisely because of her pro-Democrat tendencies.

                  2. Anyway, you can go through the rest of the article yourself. The only one who voted Democrat in the last major party vote they had was Dalmia.

        2. Have you ever listened to the Reason Roundtable podcast? If so, you’d be aware that (a) there are no parties in D.C.; (b) Nick Gillespie wanted Trump to win over Biden.

          1. There is just one party in DC. The Democratic Party. A big reason why it is such a shithole.

      3. This is fucking pathetic and wrong. A thinking person doesn’t just complain about what is but will be. That is how one stops an authoritarian pull to the left. Reason chose a side they said mean tweets were not a welcome norm and covered up the open plans of the left. Acting shocked now is ignorant and dumb.

        Youre a sophist. You want to revel in your ignorance. Youre also a leftist.

      4. Bullshit. This is Reason transmogrifying into Emote.

        They picked their side; they chose statism and collectivism over liberty. They should collectively hang their heads in shame. That assumes they are capable of even sensing shame.

    2. “(probably more because I’ve concluded you’re liars)”

      Don’t want to see you ever claiming again that you only hold beliefs that are backed up by evidence. You have concluded this on your feels, which is even less evidence than a New York Times anonymously sourced story.

      Maybe you should stick to your usual content-free, non-contributions: “Caw caw”.

    3. I believe in Occam’s razor too. I think this means a lot of people (including Reason pundits and many in the Democratic) were fooled by Biden’s “moderate” stance during the POTUS election and all of his “unity” BS (let’s have unity as long as we unify under all my positions). I don’t think too many people expected Biden to be as woke as he’s turning out to be.

      1. Then they were willfully blind. He was always going to be woke. He was never going to be moderate. They got what they want to stop MEAN TWEETS.

        1. Anyone who characterizes the biggest problem with the Trump presidency as “MEAN TWEETS” should not be preaching to others about willful blindness.

          1. Reason has put up dozens of articles lamenting the Biden Administrations continuation of all of what you would consider Trumps worst policies, with the bonus of adding even shittier and more retarded policies. And he may very well fuck us back into combat with the Taliban.

            So I’d be very interested to see your reasoning as to why the only real difference ISN’T “mean tweets”.

            1. Trying to overthrow an election and the peaceful transition of power. That’s enough to disqualify Trump as worthy of being President.

    4. This is just the price we pay so they don’t have to worry about MEAN TWEETS.

  9. Mimicking nazism, a leftist thread

    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1387587205410000904?s=19

    Pres. Biden: “We won’t ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to our homeland today: White supremacy is terrorism.”

    [Video]

    1. “If you’re not a white supremacist then this shouldn’t offend you.
      If you’re offended then… ”

      “HEAR THAT TRUMPSTERS!”

      “It’s nice to see a President who looks at white suprematists and sees a threat instead of his supporters.”

      “If you take offense to someone saying white supremacy is terrorism, you’re either
      A: a white supremacist
      Or
      B: Okay with white supremacy”

      “Honestly it’s nice to have a president once again who thinks before he speaks, speaks in a calm tone & eloquently, & speaks in full sentences. That’s one of the things I missed the most when the former guy was in office. He embarrassed the country every time he opened his mouth.”

      “To whom it may concern, WOW. Finally, it is way past time this was addressed by the president of the United States.”

      “It about time someone said it what’s the issue going on with this country”

      “White supremacy is beyond violence.
      Its Euro-centric education, ignoring/stealing concepts from Black & Indigenous cultures and science. Its representation in media and politics. Its biases in art, literature, culinary, physical appearances. Its discrimination in home appraisals”

  10. Expensive relative to what?

    The lord creator of the cosmos did not descend to earth and declare that lo, thou shalt have tax cuts. That’s just a bunch of bullshit someone made up to justify taking the pool of resources at our disposal and handing it all over to a few assholes.

    We have the planet earth and the photons from the sun. That may not be enough for our eventual needs, but it’ll do for now, whether we want to convert to clean energy, make college free, or put a giant statue of Donald Trump on Mars fashioned from the corpses of his child rape victims. It’s all just somebody’s decision.

    We spent the last half century investing in making rich people richer. That you sold it with egregiously obvious lies is not a selling point, but let’s be nice and call it a failed experiment.

    You heard the man. We’re going to become either a second-rate country, with all of our same problems and none of the economic and military might to paper over them, or we’re going to become the Fourth Reich, Nazi America: This Time with Nukes! Fourth time’s the charm! Genocide with nukes, what could go wrong am I right!

    So shut the fuck up and stop digging, assholes.

    1. Someone got ahold of Hank’s stash.

      1. Amyl nitrate is a hell of a drug…

      2. I don’t think so; shitstain is often drunk enough to post bullshit like this early in the morning.
        Drunk and stupid; what a way to go through life…

    2. Needs more adverbs and adjectives. Obviously. Clearly. Very.

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  12. Left wing take over and dictatorship of the country. Check.
    Exploit pandemic to shut down the economy and cause massive unemployment. Check.
    Mask people to take away personal identity. Check.
    Create chaos in major cities, support the violence, let the perpetrators go free. Check.
    Cheat in the elections to gain power. Check.
    Make bold promises to never be kept. Check.
    Shut down much or the energy sector causing inflation and unempolyment. Check.
    Make tax policies to cause even more unemployment. Check.
    Purge the military of all that disagree with your politics. Check.
    Open the borders to criminals, drug dealers and those that need government support to survive. Check.
    Blame the last administration for all your bad polices. Check.
    Print and spend money until the economy collapses, causing even more chaos, unemployment poverty, and confusion. Check.
    Use the chaos and military to take total control and establish the dictator ship. Pending!

  13. How to have a Left wing take over and dictatorship of the country. Check.
    Exploit pandemic to shut down the economy and cause massive unemployment. Check.
    Mask people to take away personal identity. Check.
    Create chaos in major cities, support the violence, let the perpetrators go free. Check.
    Cheat in the elections to gain power. Check.
    Make bold promises to never be kept. Check.
    Shut down much of the energy sector causing inflation and unemployment. Check.
    Make tax policies to cause even more unemployment. Check.
    Purge the military of all political opposition that disagrees with your politics. Check.
    Muzzle Generals and Admirals. Check.
    Open the borders to criminals, drug dealers and those that need government support to survive. Check.
    Blame the last administration for all your evil bad polices. Check.
    Weaponize the FBI and other federal police to go after political opposition. Under way.
    Print and spend money until the economy collapses, causing even more chaos, unemployment poverty, and confusion. Underway.
    Use the chaos and military to take total control and establish the dictator ship. Pending!

  14. How to have a Left wing take over and dictatorship of the country.
    Exploit pandemic to shut down the economy and cause massive unemployment. Check.
    Mask people to take away personal identity. Check.
    Create chaos in major cities, support the violence, let the perpetrators go free. Check.
    Cheat in the elections to gain power. Check.
    Make bold promises to never be kept. Check.
    Shut down much of the energy sector causing inflation and unemployment. Check.
    Make tax policies to cause even more unemployment. Check.
    Purge the military of all political opposition that disagrees with your politics. Check.
    Muzzle Generals and Admirals. Check.
    Open the borders to criminals, drug dealers and those that need government support to survive. Check.
    Blame the last administration for all your evil bad polices. Check.
    Weaponize the FBI and other federal police to go after political opposition. Under way.
    Print and spend money until the economy collapses, causing even more chaos, unemployment poverty, and confusion. Underway.
    Use the chaos and military to take total control and establish the dictator ship. Pending!

    1. You can say that again.

  15. OK, I’m prepared to be labeled a racist but will never-the-less point out that Jamaal belongs to a group that must use the level of melanin in their skin to compete academcally. My Asian son was turned down by Harvard and MIT with a 1570 SAT because he put down Asian as his race. Just think of all the offers he would have received if he was a favored minority.

    Jamaal is an idiot but gets cred because of his race.

    1. The whole success of the New Deal* was that it got people back to work. What is all this spending doing? Getting people to not work! All the unemployment benefit spending is directly encouraging people to not work, and all this crap in the [flavor] New Deal plans are paying people to do crap work, that doesn’t actually produce anything! Green New Deal will subsidize a lot of battery cars and windmills that would be building already if it made economic sense, Housing New Deal will provide places for deadbeats to live so they don’t have to work either.

      The current Biden policies are pretty much the best way to drive a country into economic ruin, while still being able to tell the populace that you are helping them. Good luck keeping people happy with helicopter money when there isn’t food to purchase with your fresh printed money, nor restaurants to feed you because no cares to do grunt jobs any more.

      [*The New Deal took a 2000 style dot-com bubble, or a 1984 style recession, and turned it into 10 years of slow playing misery. But a quick review of how it’s being taught in school (even Khan Academy) seems to say the major success was getting people back to work. This current policy does the opposite]

      1. Wow, so mis-threaded. Teach me to try to work around reason comments’ section wonkiness.

      2. But a quick review of how it’s being taught in school (even Khan Academy) seems to say the major success was getting people back to work.

        That was certainly one of the underlying planks. Even with all the comm-symps in his brain trust, FDR understood that the devil finds work for idle hands. Better to shovel money into a program that at least pays people to work, rather than a welfare check that encourages sloth and slacktivism. And it’s not like these were cushy, high-paying positions. The CCC workers, for example, often bunked in tents and tarpaper shacks, did hard manual labor all day, and sent home about 80 percent of their pay. A lot of WPA jobs were a pittance–enough to maintain subsistence, but not like this bullshit that we saw last year that paid people more to sit on their ass than to actually get a job.

        1. And most importantly, kept them busy and under somebody official’s rules and organization. As opposed to letting them organize ‘workers groups’ on their own.

          I need to read Amity Shlaes’s books on that period, and see if the threat of internal Communism taking root was as much behind FDR’s decision making as I think it might’ve been.

      3. “whole success of the New Deal” If by success you mean a never ending Great Depression that ended up in WWII.

    2. I had this rant the other day. My nephew got a 1600, has perfect 5’s on 8 AP exams, went to a statewide boarding school for math and science where he was the top student, and studied quantum computing in a university lab for fun in his off time. Great recommendations from teachers and mentors at university. Dude has never made anything less than an A in his life. He is an academic freak of nature. And started on the high school soccer team.

      Zero acceptance letters from the 6 top engineering schools he applied to. They all said they are not considering testing now because it is racist or something. So his friend (who is also brilliant, being at the same elite school, but not at his level) got accepted to all of those same schools. Apparently that little check next to the (F) is more important than other factors.

      This is actually important information for parents of white male students. The criteria have changed. I don’t know what the criteria are, but academics only counts for a portion, and it is not a dominant portion.

      1. He probably should have just claimed Hispanic descent. What are they going to do, check his 23 and Me profile?

        If race is a more important factor than accomplishments, white males need to start finding loopholes.

        1. Worked for a classmate of mine. Whiter than I am, but wasted no opportunity to point out how much of a Latina she is.

          It’s how the game is played until enough people get pissed enough to demand changes. I feel for your nephew, Cyto. Try one of the Service Academies instead? IIRC, they are (were?) thought to be decent Engineering schools.

          1. Worked for a classmate of mine. Whiter than I am, but wasted no opportunity to point out how much of a Latina she is.

            Yeah, my cousin and I are both Hispanic through two separate branches–hers through her mom, mine through my dad. She has white skin, mine’s brown. She’s not a total “Chicana pride, baby, woo hoo!” type, but she certainly has that chauvinism when it suits her.

      2. Should’ve told them he identifies as a female.

      3. My nephew went to Kettering (used to be GMI) in Michigan. Not sure if that’s in the top 6, but it was a great experience and he’s making a nice living just a couple years out, and he’s white. Of course that was 6-7 years ago, so it might have changed.

  16. I’m sure you are shocked by this Eric. Most of us were loud telling you this last year.
    https://www.amadervoice.com

    1. Eric? I am being serious. And stop calling me Shirley.

  17. Biden is doing exactly what we Koch / Reason libertarians hoped for when we overwhelmingly endorsed him.

    #LibertariansForBiden

    1. “Like Biden, Bowman suggested that billionaires should be targeted with higher taxes because they’ve seen their wealth increase during the pandemic.”

      LOL

      OpenBordersLiberal-tarian’s First Law again. Dems always campaign on going after “the rich” purely as a way to trick a few poor people into voting Democrat. Once in power, however, they govern in an objectively pro-billionaire manner.

      #VoteDemocratToHelpCharlesKoch

    1. But never enough!

      1. I’m not sure — what constitutes “fair share” varies from person to person, even on the left. But if you think rich people pay no taxes, then you’ll support every tax-the-rich plan.

  18. I wonder how long it will take President Joe Biden to out spend President Donald Trump? The pace of over the top spending seems to be speeding up quite a bit.

  19. And he’s lowering taxes for working people and barely even raising them for the ultra wealthy, back to pre Bush levels. I love this President.

    1. I’m amazed how people swallow such sloganeering hook, line, and sinker. Your ignorance of the effects of the past 25 years of tax policy, never mind the 200 beforehand, is more than stupidity: it’s pure willful ignorance.

      There are zero plans to lower FICA rates (really the only federal taxes most working class people pay) and the plans to massively hike corporate taxes are inevitably passed on to the Working Class in the form of lower wages, fewer jobs, and/or increased prices.

      Biden also wants to couple this to a cap gains rate so high that it will actually reduce cap gains revenue while making the country a less attractive target for investment and reducing the value of IRAs, making future pensioners even more reliant on Social Security. How is this an improvement? Because it limits your disgust for the incomprehensible paper worth figure in Bezos’s and Musk’s Forbes profiles?

      Is such a decline worth the three basis point decline in Gini coefficient? Because that’s likely the only upside on net (that and the increased propensity to vote Team Blue out of s protection for one’s gimmedats).

      1. Don’t bother arguing economics, or even numbers, with any liberal. You will confuse them, and then get accused of white, patriarchal oppression.

      2. I’m amazed how people swallow such sloganeering hook, line, and sinker.

        I’m not. The quality of education kids are getting is atrocious, and it’s only getting worse. It’s not even decent indoctrination, it’s just a dumbing down all across the board. If you want smart, educated children, you have to homeschool — there may be some private school equivalents, but I haven’t found any where I live.

        [oh, and Strazele is a paste-eating troll, I need to come up with a script to mark the paste-eaters as such.]

        1. The quality of education kids are getting is atrocious, and it’s only getting worse.

          People who should know better fall for this, too, and always have.

          Strazele is a paste-eating troll

          Yeah, I know. Sometimes I just like to yell at clouds.

    2. Lord of Strazele
      April.29.2021 at 8:01 am
      “And he’s lowering taxes for working people and barely even raising them for the ultra wealthy, back to pre Bush levels…”

      See what the last 3 years in the 6th grade of gov’t schools gets you?

  20. “The proposals that President Biden has put forward over the last few weeks would represent important steps—but don’t go as big as we’d truly need in order to solve the crises of jobs, climate, and care. We need to think bigger.”

    “We can — dare I say it? — RULE THE WORLD!!”

    1. What are we going to do tonight, Brain?

  21. Remember when this asshole was still a moderate?

  22. “We need a Green New Deal for Public Housing,” he said. “We need a Green New Deal for Cities…and we need a Green New Deal for Public Schools.”

    In other words, any Green Deal is about giving people more green for whatever people want. Of course, spending all that green will push the feds even more into the red, which will be the theme color for a new government that has to confiscate even more property.

    Green and red? Just like christmas!

  23. There is a bright side though, a reason to smile: in all likelihood, none of this bullshit is going to pass, for the basic reason that the far left doesn’t have the votes, not even a simple majority in the senate. Manchin and Synema wouldn’t vote for most of it even if they actually supported it, in their heart of hearts they don’t support most of it at all. And despite what these bullshit media polls try to claim, there is no mandate at all in America for this George Soros/Block Yomomma “fundamental transformation of America”.

    “There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster… I simply do not believe budget reconciliation should replace regular order in the Senate.” -Senator Manchin

    The far left is welcome to stop dreaming and start compromising whenever they decide they’re ready; the rest of us will be here waiting.

  24. To paraphrase Biden’s old boss, the 1930s called, and they want their economic policy back.

  25. Hey it’s MMT you can spend until the well runs dry and keep pumping out fake dollars forever.

    seriously just fuck all iiberals, leftists, liberaltarians, progtards, and democrats of any stripe.

  26. What a piker Biden is. Full control of government and doesn’t have the guts to 1) expand the SCOTUS to 27 justices, 2) ensure that no one has to drive an automobile more than 5 years old because it might break down and they couldn’t get to their minimum wage job of $100 per hour, 3) put free organic vegetable markets in every neighborhood, 4) four years free college and bachelor degrees for anyone who registers for “learn to code” classes, 5) free 24/7 care for kids that a parent believe are annoying, 6) personal behavior advisors assigned to every household in America. And that’s just for starters. To be paid for, of course, by all who aren’t paying their “fair share.”

    1. That’s not enough either. Your small thinking isn’t worth of Progressive stature.

  27. Should we care? All I ever hear from Reason is the US is so much richer than before, etc. I mean, what the hell good is being rich if we don’t have anything to show for it? Should I really care about some billionaire being able to buy a new yacht?

    1. How many big screen TVs do you have in your house? Tell the truth, motherfucker.

    2. raspberrydinners
      April.29.2021 at 10:44 am
      “Should we care?..”

      Parasitic lefty shits like you don’t care about freedom and liberty, and certainly don’t care about sticking your hand in my pocket to pay for your free shit.

  28. I have a new green deal for public housing that won’t cost anything. Just don’t include any gas or electricity. Freezing to death is very green.

  29. Gimme Dat Ding Lyrics
    Artist: The Pipkins

    That”s right, that”s right, I’Â’m sad and blue
    ”Cause I can’Â’t do the boogaloo
    I’Â’m lost, I”m lost, can’Â’t do my thing
    That”s why I sing gimme, gimme dat ding

    Gimme dat, gimme dat
    Gimme, gimme, gimme dat
    Gimme dat ding, gimme dat

    Gimme dat, gimme, gimme dat
    Gimme, gimme, gimme, dat ding
    (Oh, sing it one more time, mama)

    Oh, gimme dat, gimme dat
    Gimme, gimme, gimme dat
    Gimme dat ding, gimme dat

    Gimme, gimme dat, gimme dat ding
    Gimme dat, gimme, gimme dat
    Gimme, gimme, gimme, dat ding
    (Ah, you ain’Â’t doingÂ’ that late at night)

    Ah, what good’Â’s a metronome without a bell for ringing?
    How fast can anybody ever tell he swings?
    How can you tell the rhythm written on a bar?
    How can you ever hope to know just where you are?

    Gimme dat
    (Gimma dat)
    Gimme dat
    (Gimma dat)

    Gimme dat
    (Gimma dat)
    Gimme dat, gimme, gimme
    Gimme, gimme
    (Ah, gotcha)

    Gimme dat, gimme dat
    Gimme, gimme, gimme dat
    Gimme dat ding, gimme dat

    Gimme, gimme dat, gimme dat ding
    Gimme dat, gimme, gimme dat
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    Gimme dat, gimme dat
    Gimme, gimme, gimme dat
    Gimme dat ding, gimme dat

    Gimme, gimme dat, gimme dat ding
    Gimme dat, gimme, gimme dat
    Gimme, gimme, gimme, dat ding

    Ah, what goodÂ’s a metronome without a bell for ringing?
    How fast can anybody ever tell he swings?
    How can you tell the rhythm written on a bar?
    How can you ever hope to know just where you are?

    Gimme dat
    (Gimma dat)
    Gimme dat
    (Gimma dat)

    Gimme dat
    (Gimma dat)
    Gimme dat, gimme
    Gimme, gimme, gimme

    Gimme dat, gimme dat
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    Gimme dat ding, gimme dat

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    That”s right

  30. Voting for a democrat is the same as voting “Aye!” for the country’s demise at this point.

  31. Had Cruz, Graham, McConnell truly desired freedom from Biden’s tyranny, they’d have removed their masks during last night’s speech.

    I couldn’t believe that none of the few Republican members of Congress who were invited to attend Biden’s terrible speech (that contained inaccurate or intentionally misleading emotional claims in every sentence) removed their mask (especially since everyone in the building has been vaccinated).

    And shame on Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham, who were complaining about wearing masks when interviewed by Fox News (after Biden’s abysmal performance) without anyone asking why they didn’t simply remove their mask (as there was/is no reason for anyone who immune to wear a mask).

    While Tim Scott’s speech was excellent (and far superior to Biden’s), the GOP members of Congress looked a bunch of wimpy sheeple (hiding behind their face diapers).

    1. Making people wear masks is stupid at this point but there are bigger issues.

  32. Perhaps the non libertarians at Reason (who lied about and demonized Trump for 5 years, while campaigning for Democrats and Biden) will act like adults, and apologize for their catastrophic decisions and actions to help create a tyrannical socialist revolution to destroy all freedoms that have made America the greatest (and least racist) nation in history.

  33. I’d much rather have an honest socialist than a dishonest socialist. At least I know I can trust the honest socialist when they say they want big government. The dishonest socialist somehow ends up screwing me harder then wants me to lie to them and ask, “Please sir, may I have another?”

    1. So are you saying Biden is an honest socialist or a dishonest socialist?

  34. As others have pointed out if Reason is supposed to support libertarian ideas they’ve made a big mistake in bashing Trump so much last year. Obviously Trump’s policy positions were much closer to libertarian ideals than Biden’s.

  35. Open immigration is a libertarian ideal but in practical terms the primary impact of open immigration is to shift political beliefs in the US farther to the left. New immigrants (both legal and illegal who are eventually granted amnesty) tend to vote Democratic by a wide margin and tend to favor big-government programs by a wide margin.

  36. The Dem Party slogan should be “Gimme More. Gimme more More MORE!

  37. TDS-addled assholes thrilled!

  38. They’re going to run out of rich people here pretty soon.

    1. There aren’t a lot of people who make over $400,000 a year. Going back to Clinton tax rates probably won’t kill them, but I expect you guys to be all over that particular social harm in a way you aren’t over poisoned water or starving children.

  39. They keep misspelling it. It’s The Green Leap Forward….

  40. The estimated cost to attend Tulane for a freshman for one year is around $80,000. Can you imagine paying that kind of money to hear Hunter Biden lecture you on fake news?

  41. The most expensive agenda in modern history has been the Republican tax cuts, by far and away. Secondly the warfare and military spending. This article is based on a false premise.

    1. The most expensive agenda in modern history has been the Republican tax cuts, by far and away.

      Tax cuts don’t cost anything. Spending does.

      Secondly the warfare and military spending.

      Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid cost far more than the DoD.

    2. If you’re talking about history, the most expensive agenda is actually COVID stimulus spending which has already totaled 6 trillion dollars in the span of a year. Quite a bit more than the half trillion a year of additional deficit due to the Trump tax cuts. And the tax cuts are not an expensive agenda, it’s all the spending that became deficit spending because of it that’s expensive. And the democrat agenda of free pretty much everything is gonna be a far larger hit to the deficit even with any of the tax increases proposed. But I know, math is hard, greater than and less than comparisons are so confusing.

  42. “Whether you’re a clerk, a teacher, or a member of congress you should be held accountable for your actions. Police cannot be above the law,” Bowman said
    Fine, put your money where your mouth is and indict most public school teachers for child abuse and treason. They are the primary reason damn near half of Americans under 30 are too ignorant to know communism is a horrible idea thanks to public teachers teaching propogandized revisionist history. Same for this garbage about the US being systemically racist, always has been and always will be. Same goes with global warming that there is even a lick of empirical evidence that the climate in the last century has changed at any unprecedented rate thanks to propogandized teaching of science. Or teaching anti scientific garbage that gender is a social construct and not an objective physical trait.
    Members of congress? They’ve taken an oath to defend the constitution and 99.9% of what they vote for is a clear violation of the constitution. Whether it’s a gun control bill (2nd amendment), federal government involvement in pretty much anything (10th amendment) or progressive taxation (14th amendment).
    When he complains about any of that, he might have some credibility. He doesn’t want accountability, he’s just virtue signaling to his ignorant, emoting, pro-communism voter base.

  43. Yes the Libertarian joke Reason supported Biden in the election

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