Archive for the ‘Biden’ Category

June 29th, 2022 - 5:40 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Russia

Who’s to blame for inflation?

Republicans will tell you Biden is. Mark Zandi, a respected economist (bio here), breaks it down in the chart at left. Isn’t it obvious this is all Biden’s fault? Let’s go through it item-by-item. Russian invasion of Ukraine That’s 3.5% right there, and Biden admits it contr[...]

June 24th, 2022 - 2:32 am § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Putin likely will survive; what should America do?

The Russian people are being forced to live in a dreamland, whether they want to or not, in which Putin’s aggression against Ukraine is a “sacred” duty of “defending the Motherland” and those supporting Ukraine are “international terrorist gangs.” Moreover, [...]

June 21st, 2022 - 12:37 am § in Biden, Economics

Why a gas tax holiday won’t lower pump prices

President Biden is warming up to a federal gas tax holiday (see story here), but will it help motorists? Or is it just empty election-year politics? Probably the latter. Let me explain why, starting with a simple supply-demand graph from Econ 101. In a free market, a lower price increases demand but[...]

June 10th, 2022 - 1:28 am § in Biden, Business, Economics

Are meatpackers gouging us?

Prices for eggs, chicken, beef, pork, and fish are rising much faster than inflation (see chart below). Consumer advocates claim meatpackers like Tyson are price-gouging. Biden argues they can do it because of the meatpacking industry’s monopolistic character. Let’s check this out. Sharp[...]

June 6th, 2022 - 11:15 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Suddenly, Trump’s fake electors scheme looks very criminal

Biden won Georgia in 2020, and was entitled to its 16 electoral votes, but the Trump campaign had other plans. A Trump campaign operative in that state assembled a group of unelected “alternate” electors, arranged for them to meet at the statehouse on December 14, 2020, and issued them t[...]

June 2nd, 2022 - 11:40 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

The Hunter Biden laptop trail

The purported Hunter Biden laptop, and at least some of the salacious material on it, apparently are authentic, Mother Jones says (in a story here). But the Chinese connection alleged by Trump backers is fake. “The effort to publicize compromising emails, images, and videos from the device in[...]

June 2nd, 2022 - 6:43 pm § in Biden, Politics

Biden’s gun proposals

Here’s what Biden wants to see from Congress: Ban assault weapons Ban high-capacity magazines Raise gun purchase age from 18 to 21 Repeal gun manufacturers’ lawsuit immunity Read story here. None of this will see the light of day, because Republicans — who consider books more dange[...]

May 23rd, 2022 - 2:05 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Politics, Religion

Possessed by demons

Greg Locke (see rap sheet here), pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Juliet, Tennessee, claims, “You cannot be a Christian and vote Democrat in this nation.” He says “if you vote Democrat, I don’t even want you around this church. You can get out. You get out, you demon ̷[...]

May 22nd, 2022 - 3:45 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

Can we quit the inflation B.S. now?

CNN does most of the work, so I’ll refer you to their article here, and summarize highlights and correct errors. 1. The blame game The headline says, “Washington can’t have an honest debate about inflation,” which is true. That’s because “it’s largely a char[...]

May 18th, 2022 - 1:17 pm § in Biden, Business, Donald Trump, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

$10 gas coming to Washington state? Not so fast.

The Daily Mail, a U.K.-based tabloid with a rightwing slant that I sometimes use as a story source (because they publish suspects’ names and publish photos of the bodies when other media won’t) posted the following headline on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (here): Gas stations in Washington re[...]