And there it was. Clueless Joe Biden signing the multibillion-dollar climate hysteria and tax increase bill, ridiculously dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act — which will likely have zero impact or actually increase inflation — surrounded by clapping-seal Democrats, including West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe weighed in on the misnomered monstrosity in his usual everyman style. Rowe, who is followed by millions of Americans who long ago tired of political doubletalk and groupspeak, said everyday Americans will see past the bill’s name and judge it by how it impacts the economy and approves their lives — or not.
To the latter point, Rowe asked, “Can we have bills that actually do what they say in their title?”
Now, if the Inflation Reduction Act truly reduces inflation, then we can start with a conversation about the nuts and bolts of the bill. But we’ve come to the point where nothing actually means what it says. And that gets us into an emperor’s new clothes kind of mentality, where it’s not one kid in the crowd going, ‘Hey, that guy’s naked.’
It’s the whole country going, ‘Wait. Again with this? Again with the name of a thing that doesn’t seem to reflect the thing?’ And so we got to peel back the layers and we have to look at it. And then we have to have the conversation: How does this impact the middle class?
To say the Democrats haven’t exactly gotten off to a good start would be an understatement.
From lying about the likely tax increases on tens of millions of middle-class Americans I referenced at the top to untold numbers of job losses to supersizing Big Government, this smoldering dumpster fire all but promises to become a raging dumpster fire, just like every other major crisis the most inept president in the history of the nation has purposely created.
“What the heck do I know?”, Rowe asked, in his folksy way, “If it lives up to its name, it’ll impact them in a positive way. If it doesn’t, it’s another pie in the face.” If Joe Biden has accomplished anything during his 19 months in office, he has covered the faces of tens of millions of Americans with pie — many times over.
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Rowe said: “It’s almost impossible to have a rational conversation about this because it just flies past people.” It’s worse than that. A lot worse.
Think about it. How does it go when you attempt to have a rational conversation with a left-winger? About anything. The nanosecond a conservative brings up facts, data, history, logic, or common sense is the nanosecond the average liberal loses his or her mind in an irrational world of emotional (pick one or more) unattainable utopia, condemnation, hatred, or even violence. (See: Antifa riots, post-Roe attempts to threats to assassinate Supreme Court justices and/or harm their families, et al.)
“Years ago, when I started Mike Rowe Works, the skills gap consisted of 2.3 million jobs,” Rowe observed.
But the headlines every day were the number of people who were unemployed. That’s what we were fixated on, 10 million people out of work. So it became impossible to talk about a few million open jobs. Today, you have 7.5 million open jobs and super-low unemployment.
Then he nailed it:
And we still can’t get it into our heads that the existence of all of that opportunity must mean something. It must say something about who we are as a people and what we’re elevating in terms of work. And I’m afraid what it says is not really good.
What it says, in part, that is “not really good,” is the Democrat Party has spent six decades breeding “takers,” disincentivizing large segments of society from working for a living, while at the same time condemning “makers” — particularly those who make “too much,” and demonizing creators of jobs, all the while devising scheme after scheme with one commonality: massive wealth redistribution.
Why? Because, as George Bernard Shaw famously said:
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
No truer political words have ever been spoken.
Never forget: everything the Democrat Party proposes, opposes, accepts, or rejects can be connected to the ballot box with no more than two dots. In the case of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, even if they have to lie like a dog, as The Donald is fond of saying.