Sometimes we wish we could say that we were wrong and not say, “see, I told you so.” I had this hit home once again. I was guest on a radio broadcast with Beth Ann Schoenberg on CSC Talk Radio. You can listen to her every morning by simply searching her on the web.
Beth Ann had me on her program to discuss Rights vs Entitlements, which is the subject of my new book, “Two Visions of America” to be in print by the end of August, I hope. Beth Ann opened the phone lines and took a call from Joe. Joe was very articulate. I would also guess that Joe would have classified himself as a Freedom Loving American who believes in the principles of the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.
He ended his comment by stating he believes that in the United States it should be a right for everybody to own a small piece of property since property is a natural right per Locke, and Sam Adams. (reference to Locke and Sam Adams added by me, not Joe) He explained that the government should give that land to the people.
What I have stated for many years is that socialism is moving forward in the United States, not because of the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) movement, but because those who claim to believe in the principles of our founding documents but do not understand what collectivism (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) really is.
Our founding documents emphasize and state that the United States will be Republic adhering to rule of law, have a limited government, and have a divided government. We are built on the principle that the people are sovereign with the government as the servant and that the philosophy of individualism will reign supreme.
It has always been the goal of the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) to conflate rights with entitlements. When they have been successful accomplishing this, so people believe rights are granted and controlled by government and entitlements are also rights, they have moved us down “The Road to Tyranny.” My contention is that they have done this, and that contention was confirmed by Joe.
What Joe stated is the very heart of collectivism (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same). Collectivism is the belief that government is supreme in all and the individual is the serf, servant, or slave to the government. The wishes and demands of the government are always supreme to those of the individual. Karl Marx called for a classless society. In this classless (communist) society all people would conform to the dictates of the state and all would be equal, socially, politically, and economically. The government would determine how people were to live their lives and what their thoughts were to be. The role of the individual would be to conform.
In an individualist society each person would determine how they wanted to live their lives and what their thoughts would be. This is the promise of our founding Documents. If an individual determined they wanted to own their own property, they had the right to pursue that desire, but it would be a decision made by the individual and not determined by the government.
What Joe, and so many Americans do not understand, is that when we allow the government to make the determination for everyone in one area, we are greasing the slippery slope for all areas. Today the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party is telling us it is a right to have health care and they will determine the extent and coverage, that all people should be provided free college, that all people should have a government determined minimum income, and that all people should be punished for achieving,.
In addition, the government is telling us that our right to worship God freely must conform to what the government determines is freely, that our right to speak with no infringements will be allowed so long as we do not speak hatefully as they determine hatefully, or speak in a manner that would cause discomfort, as they define discomfort, to another. The government has also told us that certain classes of people do not have a right to life because their life would be an inconvenience to another. What is taking place as a part of the transformation Marx predicted for the United States is the conflation of rights and entitlements.
I feel comfortable in stating that the proposal of Joe to have the government ensure that every American have their own piece of property comes from what he believes to be a benevolent position. It is this position I fear the most. That is good people proposing what they believe to be good ideas, when in fact they are greatly advancing the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) movement. I contend this happens because they do not understand the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) philosophy and goals.
In order for us to remain a free and independent people it is paramount that we never conflate rights and entitlements, that we the people are the sovereign and the government is the servant, that we have a limited and divided government, that we adhere to rule of law, and that individualism reigns supreme. Each individual has been given natural rights by their Creator, among them life, liberty, and property, and the only role government is to play is to protect these rights. Government is to never control or infringe them in any way.
Each time, even for benevolent purposes, we bend these principles, we are paving “The Road to Tyranny.”
I have been hearing virtually every time I read the news or listen to the news that President Trump is a racist. A racist is defined as a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another. Please show me where President Trump has ever shown prejudice against people of other races. He has people of both sexes (yes there are only two sexes) and of all races in places of power. Those who work with him who are not male, or Caucasian tell everybody that President Trump is not racist.
I have heard President Trump speak against individuals who break our laws and who trash the traditions and symbols of our nation that represent our freedoms. I have heard President Trump speak against members of the Congress and individuals in government with whom he disagrees. All of these people are either male or female (those are again the only choices) and all of them are members of different races and ethnicities. Yes, some have even been male, and some have even been Caucasian. I have never heard President Trump speak negatively toward a specific gender or a specific race, only individuals who represent both. Ask Jeff Sessions, who is caucasian and male.
Apparently the politically correct crowd, who are trying to transform the United States into a socialist state because it leads to their desired communist society, consider anybody who opposes the fundamental transformation promised by Comrade Obama to be a racist. This of course has nothing to do with racism but has everything to do with having different goals for our nation.
The politically correct crowd also refers to President Trump as a liar when he voices an opinion that is different from their Marxist oriented positions. The differences are opinions and not lies, however, when President Trump explains that the programs purported by these socialist always end in failure, he is stating a true fact based on history. When these socialist say that President Trump is incorrect, they are the liars.
Those of you who voice these bumper sticker phrases that President Trump is a racist, that President Trump is a liar, please help me understand. Give me specific examples of where he has shown any racist tendencies or where he has lied. Remember, racism is not statements towards individuals but a race, and a lie is not a difference of opinion but knowingly misstating a fact such as you can keep your policy if you like it, or you can keep your doctor if you like them.
Please Americans who believe our natural rights were given by our Creator and the role of government is to protect them not to control and limit them, Americans who believe in the Bill of Rights and believe these rights belong to all Americans, and Americans, regardless of your political designation understand what is happening in the United States today.
Look beyond the label of Democrat, Republican, or Independent. When Obama promised he would fundamentally transform the United States, understand what he meant. Understand what the Justice Democrats are saying. Understand what is transpiring. Here it is in their own words; those who are continuing the fundamental transformation that was begun well before Obama. Obama just stated what began over 100 years ago.
This was posted in Red State on July 15, 2019.
Passage of the pro-union “PRO Act” would turn the “Green New Deal” into a “Blue-Green New Deal,” says Communist Party USA organizer.
Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff (and the man who recruited the then-28-year-old bartender to run for Congress), Saikat Chakrabarti, unveiled the real underlying reason for the so-called Green New Deal, reported the Washington Post,
The underlying purpose of the Green New Deal was not to combat “climate change,” per se, but the ability to fundamentally transform the U.S. economy. (from a free enterprise economy to a government controlled economy or socialism)
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” Chakrabarti stated, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all. Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”
In June, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) passed a resolution endorsing the Green New Deal, stating (in part) “…the Green New Deal aligns with our values and presents an unprecedented opportunity to unite the fights for environmental, racial, and economic justice and make inclusive prosperity and economic security available to all of us by calling for a fundamental reshaping of our economy.”
Given that the so-called Green New Deal’s underlying premise is to fundamentally transform the economy of the United States, it should come as no surprise that the Communist Party USA—which has been growing in the last few years—sees a golden opportunity to use labor legislation currently in Congress to get the Green New Deal passed.
I’m back. Understand that when they are talking about changing the entire economy, they mean to change the economy from capitalism to socialism. Also, understand that any communist knows that socialism is a necessary step to get to what they refer to as a totally just society or a “communist” society. My American friends, these happenings are not isolated incidents. These happenings were outlined by Marx and Engels and followed by Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, and Chavez. The teachings of Saul Alinsky are being followed such as always blame your opponent for the very things you are doing and constantly attack. Truth has no relevance because “the ends always justify the means.” Remember, Obama was the best student the Alinsky school ever had according to Saul Alinsky's son.
I cannot emphasize enough, whether you call yourself a Democrat, Republican, or an Independent, if you call yourself an American who believes in individual freedom, the communist does not. The communist believes in total loyalty to the state, or the freedom of the individual must be subordinated to the supremacy of the state.
WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY – REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU VOTE YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENINGRead Now
Understand what the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party is doing, what are their goals, and how do they anticipate achieving these goals. The Justice Democrats are die-hard Communists, as are the Obamas, Holder, Jarret, Sanders, the new crop of Congress members, the Chairman of the party Tom Perez, Keith Ellison and on and on. The question is, you call yourself a Democrat but are you a Communist? If you vote for most members of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party, you will be voting for a communist. Do you understand that?
Communism is the hypothetical end result which will reward the survivors of the long march that is necessary to move from Capitalism to Communism. Steps on this long march include: 1) Revolution, 2) Dictatorship of the Proletariat, 3) Destruction of the Capitalist State, 4) Liquidation of the Bourgeoisie, 5) Creation of Socialism.
Marx taught that a revolution to destroy Capitalism was both necessary and inevitable. He acknowledged the possibility that the revolution in England and the United States might be peaceful, but he believed that most revolutions would be violent. Lenin dismissed the possibility of peaceful revolution and declared that violence was essential.
A debate on the question whether revolution must be violent is presently raging in the ranks of the Communists. Some of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) believe that the revolution may be peaceful while others ridicule the idea as reformist. All are agreed that violence is permissible.
2. DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT:
The purpose of the revolution is to overthrow our existing government and to replace it by the dictatorship of the Proletariat, which is actually the dictatorship of the Communist Party over the proletariat. The Communist Party monopolizes all the levers of power.
Lenin defined the dictatorship of the proletariat as follows: “The dictatorship of the proletariat is the rule-unrestricted by law and based on force-of the proletariat over the bourgeoisie, a rule enjoying the sympathy and support of the laboring and exploited masses.”
3. THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CAPITALIST STATE:
After a successful revolution, many of the institutions of the capitalist state remain relatively intact. These may include the army, the police force, the courts, the bureaucracy, and the educational system. If they are permitted to continue to exist, they pose a grievous threat to the new regime. Through them a counterrevolution may be organized which will threaten to overthrow the dictatorship of the proletariat. These residual institutions of the capitalist state must be destroyed.
Lenin was as concerned with the maintenance of power as with its seizure. He wrote the book The State and the Revolution to show how it was necessary to destroy residual state institutions in order to maintain Communist power. Above all, the army must be destroyed and replaced by a new army, a “Red Army.” Today we hear calls for the destruction of ICE, the Border Patrol, and local police forces and they are being replaced with ANTIFA and BLM.
4. LIQUIDATION OF THE BOURGEOISIE:
The Communists are followers of Karl Marx. They believe that the economic environment generates ideas and character. Their ultimate objective is to create the perfect character through the perfecting environment.
When the revolution is successful, the majority of the bourgeois class remains. In the words of Karl Marx, they must be “swept out of the way and made impossible.” If this is not done, they will form the environment in which a substantial segment of the population is nurtured and will thus destroy the prospect of a perfect society.
The liquidation of the bourgeoisie is an essential step of the path to Communism. This is why Communism must kill.
THE CREATION OF SOCIALISM
A successful revolution, the establishment of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, the Destruction of the Capitalist State and the Liquidation of the Bourgeoisie do not lead directly to Communism. There is an additional stage through which society must pass before Communism emerges. This state is known as Socialism
The Communists often refer to their own special brand of socialism as “the first stage of Communism.”
The slogan of Communism is: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” whereas that of Socialism is: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his work.”
Few, if any, of the alleged blessings Communism promises are proffered by Socialism. Instead of abundance, there is scarcity; instead of freedom, there is universal coercion exercised by the Communist dictatorship; instead of being able to take whatever is needed, the individual receives a ration of scarce commodities in accordance with his productivity in society. Instead of no government, there is an enormous oppressive state apparatus.
This is what is happening in the United States today. This is what the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party is demanding. If you do not support the fundamental transformation of the United States to a Communist society as promised by Comrade Obama, you can not vote for a Democrat. The Democrat Party is a Communist front advocating for Communism, but first we must have Socialism. Socialism always ends in a total collapse of society. It must so the new perfect society can be built.
The United States is in the revolution Karl Marx said would happen.
Never forget that collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) demand increased poverty and lower standard of living for all. This is always the result of one of their premier calls for power. Marx said to bring about the transition to his classless society that is totally conforming and totally equal a steeply progressive income tax is critical. This has been the call of the Marxist/Progressive movement in the United Stats ever since the Income Tax Amendment was ratified in October of 1913. The original top rate was 7%. By the end of collectivist Woodrow Wilson’s first term the top rate was 67%. By the fifth anniversary of the Income tax Amendment the top rate was 77%. Collectivist FDR called for a top confiscation rate of 100%.
The candidates of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party and much of their membership insist that today’s top rates be raised to what is fair and just. They never define fair and just. Only collectivist FDR defined fair and just when he said 100% of anything over $25,000 (1942 dollars) should be taxed (confiscated).
What history has proven is that the higher the income tax rates go the more poverty a nation has, and the middle class dwindles. The lower the tax rates are the less poverty a nation has and a larger and more prosperous middle class in created.
The reason this happens is very simple. As tax rates are lowered, innovators and entrepreneurs have more investment capital. Innovators and entrepreneurs are builders. They do not need the funds to improve their standard of living so they put the funds to work creating and building. This is what John D. Rockefeller did when he grew the need for and uses of kerosene. This is what Andrew Carnegie did when he developed a less expensive way to manufacture a stronger steel. This is what Henry Ford did when he designed the assembly line. This is what Hewlett and Packard did when they went to work in the garage and developed business machines. This is what Xerox did when they developed the copy machine. This is what Bill Gates did when he began Microsoft. This is what countless numbers of Americans have done in big cities, regional cities, and rural areas throughout the United States since 1607 when Jamestown was founded.
What has happened with these innovations is that huge industries have developed. Because of the growth of the industry other small manufacturing companies have developed, other service businesses have started, small towns have developed, people have become a part of a prosperous middle class, poverty has been reduced because of the increased number of jobs, the standard of living for all increases, and what the collectivists (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) hate happens. The need for government and dependence on government is greatly reduced. The need to proclaim that one is a victim and only government can rectify and bring justice, is greatly reduced. Independence and the demand for freedom from the enslaving dictates of government is greatly increased.
As the individual is empowered and understands it is better for themselves and all of society to be freed from an all empowered government that dictates how each individual is to live their lives and what their thoughts are to be, the power the collectivist desires is rejected. Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) believe government is the savior.
Prosperity and freedom are the result of the individual being empowered. The individual is empowered when they maintain and control the natural rights given to the individual of life, liberty, and property, which includes the individuals earnings. Less government always means greater prosperity. More government always means greater poverty.
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Obama was able to force Obamacare through the legislative process by hook and by crook. Remember when Obama told McCain that elections have consequences and then Harry Reid violated the constitution that outlines that all tax and spending bills must originate in the house by saying the mandate was not a tax. Ironically the Obama regime argued that it was a tax when they stood before the Supreme Court and Roberts upheld that it was even though the words in the law clearly stated it was not.
Now the whole thing is coming to a head and it appears like Obamacare will be completely unraveled. A panel of federal appeals judges aggressively questioned whether Obamacare can survive during Tuesday afternoon oral arguments in a case that could upend the 2010 health care law.
Two Republican appointees on the three-judge panel frequently interrupted attorneys to question whether the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and if not whether the entire law could stand without it. The ACA’s future appeared murky after two hours of oral arguments at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but it’s not clear if the judges were ready to uphold a federal judge’s earlier decision invalidating the law.
The other self-proclaimed achievement of the Obama regime was to sign the Iran “go ahead with your nuclear program” deal. Obama had supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt during the Muslim Spring. In order to enhance the Islamic Jihadist movement even more, Obama rescued Iran, the chief promoter of Islamic Terrorism, by removing the sanctions that were crippling Iran and the Islamic Terrorist movement. Obama then went ahead and signed the treaty that told Iran to go ahead with their nuclear program. Obama further aided the Islamic Terrorist movement by removing the hold on Iranian funds plus flying bundles of cash to them.
So much for this so-called Obama achievement as Trump properly said we the United States will no longer honor the one-sided Islamic terrorist treaty. In addition, Trump astutely noticed how well the sanctions had worked prior to Obama lifting them so Trump placed the sanctions on Iran again, added some additional sanctions, and is adding even more. The Iranian regime is showing signs of panic. The Iranian people are showing signs they have had enough of the terrorist sponsoring regime. It is becoming more and more clear that both Carter and Obama were wrong in supporting an Islamic terrorist sponsoring regime in Iran.
It will be good for the United States when Obamacare is completely dismantled. It will be good for the United States and the world when the Carter and Obama aided number one sponsor of Islamic terrorism is upended by the people of Iran. It will be good for the Untied States and the world when the so called great achievements of comrade Obama’s regime are gone.
Over the last several decades we have witnessed a very united Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party, especially during the time Pelosi has been Speaker. The last 18 months have been different. The difference has been the way AOC, Omar, and Talib, have been able to stay in the headlines. This has given the image that their ideas are popular. Perhaps they are, even though polls would indicate otherwise.
Nevertheless, Pelosi has been forced, or at least thinks she must bend the knee to this contingent. The contingent is calling for complete open borders, no limit on abortion including infanticide up to what age is yet to be defined, a Green New Deal that would revolutionize the United States while bankrupting the our country and subordinating our sovereignty to a Globalist dictatorship, universal healthcare, housing, income, to bring about total income equality, government control of all aspects of business including products sold, wages paid, benefits provided, and management makeup. This contingent is calling for a complete and total socialization of the United States.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working to pacify her fractured caucus ahead of a three-week legislative sprint that threatens to further expose the divisions simmering among House Democrats.
Pelosi and her lieutenants have planned a series of votes this month to satisfy both wings of the party, desperate for a reset heading into the recess beginning in August as fallout from a messy border spending feud continues to roil the caucus.
The House could vote as soon as next week to hold two top Trump administration officials in criminal contempt over the 2020 census — a move designed, in part, to appease Democrats itching to launch impeachment proceedings against the president.
To further placate progressives, Pelosi unveiled a package of immigration bills on Tuesday that contains many of the priorities scrapped from the $4.6 billion humanitarian aid bill that left liberals fuming at the end of June. For moderates, the House plans to vote on election security legislation and a controversial resolution condemning the boycott movement against Israel.
In addition, other potentially dicey situations — including former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony next week and contentious budget negotiations — could derail Democratic leaders’ effort to preserve the peace.
The impact of this socialization of America has moved into the senate, many state governments including but not limited to California and New York, and to, what the left calls, the campaign for General Secretary (president) of the United States. Those Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) candidates for General Secretary are trying to see who can out Lenin Lenin who can out Marx Marx, who can out Stalin Stalin, who can out Mao Mao and on and on. So far they are all doing an incredible job.
The hard core of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party is dead set on nominating the candidate who moves farthest to the left. The real question seems to be if the rank and file of the Democrat party will support the candidate of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party. It looks like the candidates have a lot of lying and deceiving to do in order to get many to go along with their efforts to socialize the United States. The polls, at this point are not in their favor. Will Trump have an even larger victory this time around? Will the house swing back to the Republicans and the margin in the senate become larger? Time will tell, but it looks like AOC, Omar, and Talib, wittingly or unwittingly, are doing their best to aid that happening. That would be very positive for the United States and yes even for all those who so vehemently oppose Trump.
Jerry Nadler is without doubt one of the most stubborn people in congress, perhaps anywhere. He knows if he keeps looking the needle will be found. Anti-Trumpers Mueller, Weismann, and the other members of the Special Council seeking to undue the election concluded in their report that there was no collusion and no obstruction. They apparently knew this perhaps even before Mueller was appointed by his pal Rosenstein. I suppose if they continue their political schemes it will keep them from proposing Marxist legislation, so that is good.
Nadler, if you are really interested in learning what happened during the campaigns of 2016, I would suggest you call Christopher Steele, the Ohr’s, McCabe, Strzok, Hillary, Hillary’s campaign staff, and their friends.
Concerning separation at the border, all you have to do is introduce a bill and then pass it and send it to the senate that repeals the law you helped pass during the Clinton years that requires separation. While you are at it, you could also pass a bill that provide funds for a border wall, stop chain migration, and correct the other flaws in our immigration system. I know that would not get you any kudos on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, or MSNBC, but you would be doing something very positive for the country. Sorry Nadler, I forgot you are a member of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party who could care less about what is good for the country, but is only concerned with taking power and fundamentally transforming the United States from a free and independent people to a Marxist totalitarian state.
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday to authorize subpoenas for documents and testimony from a slew of current and former Trump administration officials in connection with the committee’s investigation into alleged obstruction of justice.
The committee is also scheduled to move to authorize subpoenas for documents and testimony from current and former Trump administration officials related to the administration’s immigration policies and the separation of migrant families at the U.S. southern border.
“For months, we have held hearings and sent letters to the agencies of jurisdiction involved with implementing a catastrophic and inhumane family separation policy at the Southern border. Many questions remain and it is past time for a full accounting of this policy and practice,” Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in a statement Tuesday.
“The Committee will also move forward with our efforts to request information from critical witnesses as part of our ongoing investigation into obstruction, corruption and abuse of power by the President and his associates,” Nadler said.
In connection with the obstruction probe, the committee will vote to authorize subpoenas for 12 current and former White House and Trump campaign officials and Trump associates, according to text of the resolution that will be marked up on Thursday.
Those include Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former White House chief of staff John Kelly, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.
I am perhaps like most Americans and view soccer as the rest of the worlds sport, or perhaps as the rest of the world views our football. Soccer has certainly grown in popularity in the United States and on Saturdays around the country our parks are filled with youth soccer. The United States Women’s soccer team shows that this growth has not been limited to boys.
I tried to watch as many of the United States Women’s soccer matches in the World Cup as I could. I was impressed with the skills, the stamina, and the desire of not only the United States Women but of all the women throughout the world. They are good.
The United States team was a team without a star in that they had no weaknesses. For some reason, and we know the reason, Rapinoe is heralded as the star. She is good but no better than Morgan or Heath. In the final Rapinoe was acclaimed as the goal scorer because she kicked the penalty kick, but it was the play of Morgan that drew the penalty. Perhaps the individual who works so hard, as did Morgan, to draw the penalty, they should take the penalty kick.
How does a person overlook the play of Rose Lavelle? It seemed like she was very instrumental in every game, both on offense and defense. She just never seemed to get tired. She also had so many great outlet feeds to both Rapinoe and Heath. She easily could have been the most valuable, but she apparently is not outspoken, she just played great soccer.
The entire defense played outstanding soccer. They shut down the offense of the other team and kept possession in control of the Americans. Their effort was absolutely outstanding.
The team was truly outstanding, and the coaching seemed to be excellent. Congratulations. You all deserve it.
So far as equal pay is concerned, who can argue with it. The women play the same length of games as the men. The women should receive the same per centage of pay as the men. They both bring in receipts to their individual organizations, mostly receipts from advertisers and promoters. It would seem fair that the same percentage is applied to the total receipts for player compensation. Rather than using a socialist formula as promoted by Karl Marx, the amount received is based on some contrived definition of need so all would be equal based on dollars, use the capitalist approach and apply the per cent to the amount produced. If the women produce $1000 and the men produce $500, twice as much would go to the women as opposed to the men. This would be how Americans define equal pay. The United States Women’s Soccer team is an American team, so American values should be applied.
Joe Biden is trying to set a record for a prohibitive front runner to become an also ran and then a drop out of a presidential race for health reasons candidate. It appeared Biden was questioning if he should or should not get into the race, and it seems like the should not have was the right decision. That decision was correct, not because of using his position to help his son become wealthy while he was Vice President, but because Joe is so used to saying anything, he thinks is proper at the time regardless of facts. Joe is known for his gaffes, and that is not by accident.
Many, of course not those in the mainstream media or Washington D.C. swamp, thought Joe’s exploitation of his position of Vice President to help his son land extremely lucrative contracts from China and Ukraine would be his downfall. The mainstream media and Washington D.C. swamp were not concerned about this flagrant abuse of power; after all they had covered for Hillary selling Uranium to the Russians for huge contributions to her foundation, they could certainly cover for Joe. And they have.
What the mainstream media and Washington D.C. swamp could not and can not cover up is Joe Biden being Joe Biden. His pathetic performance on the debate stage was there for the world to see, and they did. Joe was not sure what he should support. Should he be a Marxist/Progressive candidate like so many of the others were including but not limited to Warren, Sanders, Booker, Harris, and so forth or should he try to be a Kennedy Democrat which is no longer accepted in the modern Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party. Joe did not know and everybody who watched his performance knew it.
Now we have Joe Biden making another of his so-called gaffes for which he is so famous. In an interview over the weekend, Joe trying to be his tough self, as when he said he would slap President Trump across the face for being a bully, Biden said, "Look at what's happening with Putin. While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look at what's happening in Hungary, look what's happening in Poland, look what's happening. You think that would happen on my watch or Barack's watch? You can't answer that, but I promise it wouldn't have, and it didn't."
The elections in Europe to which Biden refers were won by conservatives, those Putin would oppose. I imagine Biden would include Greece in this category after yesterday’s election. But, Uncle Joe, the past two and a half years have been about the Russian involvement in the Untied States election of November 2016. That was when “Barrack” and you were on watch. The interference took place from mid-2015 on ward and “Barrack” knew about it and told Susan Rice to have her people stand down because he believed the interference would benefit Clinton. “Barrack” and apparently you also knew about the flagrant misuse of power “Barracks" and your CIA, FBI, NSA, and DOJ were performing.
It is for all these reasons Biden you are quickly becoming an also ran. It seems you are on pace to be gone from the race by Labor Day. It will be interesting to hear what medical condition will have forced you to leave the race. Anybody who has followed your career will know the real reason for your fall from the pinnacle will be mostly because of Joe Biden. The rest of the reason will be because your party, the Marxist/Progressive Party, has become a collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive – all virtually the same) party, and Biden as inept and unfair as you have been through the years, you are not one of Obama’s devoted comrades.
You will have a nice retirement in your new mansion enjoying your wealth thanks to the Chinese and the Ukrainians, but mostly thanks to the mainstream media and the Washington D.C. swamp who protected your inadequacies through the years because they knew they could always count on Uncle Joe to protect them and promote them.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.