By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
In his prepared remarks introducing the resolution, obtained by Fox News, Daines criticized the Green New Deal and “Medicare-for-All” — as well as the increase in partisanship on Capitol Hill. Less than an hour earlier, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) similarly condemned “hyperventilating hacks” seeking to sow division, rather than make policy.
“We are at a pivotal time in our great nation’s history,” Daines said. “We have shown the world time and time again the genius of American ingenuity and the grit of American determination. However, a radical, socialist, far-left movement is growing across this country. And it has taken root as the new voice of the Democratic Party.”
***A hat-tip to the Senator for his position on America vs. Democrats, Socialism and all things related to the Green New Deal. There is also Medicare-for-All, free college tuition and even paying criminals to behave.
Does this resolution go far enough? Not really, but it is a start. There should be legislation and eventually law that states socialism is forbidden in the United States. It is wishful thinking, however, because our federal government is slammed full with socialist programs that we can never undo.
All things government healthcare like Obamacare are socialism, Social Security is of course socialism, block grants, the Community Reinvestment Act and so many more fit the definition of socialism, as do the countless entitlement programs.
You can, however, begin the challenge on yet another item that you personally pay each month. Have you checked your utility bills lately and looked at all those weird fees? Same thing with your cell phone bill. The cable bill too? Yes.
There is corporate socialism too, bailouts and subsidies… yes… all socialism. This is forced socialism with no oversight. That means no one is accountable, no one measures success, no one measures if the money really goes where it is supposed to go.
Places like Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and other major cities all have a major homeless program where tax money is earmarked to address that crisis. For instance, California voted in March to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase to help the homeless. It is expected to raise $355 million each year for a ten-year period. That said, do California officials and residents really believe the homeless problem will go away in ten years? Really?
As long as Baltimore is in the news, thousands of residents in the inner city get a lead check along with living in Section 8 housing and getting food stamps. What is a lead check you ask?
Well, our Congress voted in the 1990s to create a slush fund to eradicate lead (paint) from homes and buildings constructed before 1977. By now, all that lead should be gone right? Nah.. residents in Baltimore and other major cities get a monthly lead check as they choose to live in row houses allegedly still containing peeling lead paint. This whole scam was coordinated by several federal agencies including Housing and Urban Development, the EPA and Health and Human Services.
Socialism is a constant cancer, of which the end we will never see but we can stop some of it at least by challenging those pesky fees in your power bill, the cable bill or your cell phone bill.
Anyway… hat-tip again to the Senator.