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GOP election strategy: More failed tax cuts, trade wars, and budget deficits

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GOP election strategy More failed tax cuts trade wars and budget deficits

While establishment politicians in Washington are never not campaigning, Labor Day is typically considered the unofficial launch of campaign season. This means we should prepare to be fed a boatload of bombastic balderdash praising the GOP despite nearly two years of broken promises and few policy successes.

Due to the fact that Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress are about to complete one of the most unproductive legislative sessions in American history, these racketeering Republicans will be trying to buy your vote — almost literally — with promises of more tax cuts and more spending.

Building on the crumbling foundation laid at the beginning of the year with tax cuts that put loads of money in the pockets of corporations while doing very little to improve wages, Trump and the GOP passed a monstrous spending bill in March. The omnibus not only broke every promise made to get the budget under control, but it funded most of Barack Obama’s priorities, including: funding for Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, and sanctuary cities.

With the tax cuts failing to deliver as promised, and with the current omnibus about to expire, Trump and the GOP have officially launched their propaganda machine where they will claim that their agenda is working while promising more of the same failed policies they’ve already given us.

As part of the propaganda machine, Trump has been leading the way of spreading his version of fake news concerning the economy. In a recent tweet, he claimed that the gross domestic product (GDP) rate was higher than the unemployment rate for the first time in over 100 years.

He wasn’t only wrong; he wasn’t even close to telling the truth. Even Trump Pravda (FOX News) couldn’t let that one slide, pointing out that there have been 63 quarters where GDP was higher than unemployment since 1948.

Trump has also been busy justifying his “good and easy to win” trade war, despite the lost jobs, higher prices, and rising trade deficit we are now experiencing as a result. Recently, he had to spend $12 billion of taxpayer money to bribe farmers hurt by the trade war to vote Republican.

Meanwhile, House Republicans just announced “tax reform 2.0” which is projected to add another $2 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years. This announcement came just moments after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the news that the federal deficit increased 32% in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year to $895 billion with a prediction of nearly $1 trillion next year.

The GOP-controlled Congress is also continuing to push for hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending for Trump’s Obama-inspired infrastructure scam.

In the end, the effort to buy your vote by Trump and the GOP proves only one thing: Republicans are no different than Democrats, and letting them keep their power won’t change a thing.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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The 1st Democratic debate was worse than expected, which is saying a lot

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The 1st Democratic debate was worse than expected which is saying a lot

If you were going into the 1st Democratic candidates debate with hopes of seeing pandering, high-dollar policy proposals, pandering, cringeworthy attempts to generate memes, questions answered in Spanish, unhinged notions on sexuality, cheerleaders in the media, and pandering, you got it.

In lieu of highlighting the gaffes, attempts at soundbites, and uncomfortable moments, it’s better to leave it to Twitter hot takes to do the job. Presented in no particular order:

One of the biggest reasons this was so bad is because they did everything they could to one-up one another. I know that’s what’s supposed to happen in debates, but there was a strange feeling that so many of them were saying the exact same thing while contradicting one another. I’m not really sure how they were able to pull it off.

But the part for me that raised an eyebrow was Julian Castro’s invocation of “Reproductive Justice.” He wants to give equal rights to abortion for transgender women. He’s ahead of the curve on this one; medical science hasn’t advanced to make that even possible, yet.

It’s been said already many times, but it’s worth repeating. President Trump won tonight’s debate. He came out looking like someone with solid policies compared to the unhinged “solutions” being proposed by these Democratic candidates.

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What is the source of the Democrats’ obstruction strategy?

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The evolution of the Mueller investigation and the overall Russian collusion hoax has been an interesting one to watch, especially for those of us who have a long enough memory to note this was supposed to be about the Trump campaign colluding with foreign entities to “steal” the 2016 election. That was the storyline for nearly two years, but since the release of the Mueller report, which indicated no collusion at all, the talking points of the Democrats have been 100% focused on obstruction.

Keep in mind, this was never supposed to be an obstruction investigation. That notion is, by its very nature, a separate occurrence that’s usually associated with wrongdoing to begin with, otherwise what was being obstructed? If there was no collusion, and the obstruction that was allegedly committed was supposed to stop the investigation into the collusion, then the only thing being obstructed was a bogus investigation. That doesn’t make obstruction right; even bogus investigations need to be allowed to reach their conclusion. But it’s a far cry from the narrative being pushed out by the Democrats, one which begs the question and relies on circular reasoning.

But that’s not being looked into by many, other than The Epoch Times.

This excellent video by Declassified’s Gina Shakespeare details a media investigation into the investigators that cuts to the heart of the matter. There was no collusion and any obstruction had to be manufactured. But the left continues to push it.

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Big tech has transitioned from ‘we don’t censor conservatives’ to ‘we do and you can’t stop us’

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Big tech has transitioned from we dont censor conservatives to we do and you cant stop us

Project Veritas has been lifting back the veil covering big tech companies and their nefarious activities following the 2016 election. They tried to play left-leaning-but-mostly-fair before the 2016 election, believing in their hearts that Hillary Clinton would be President without their concerted meddling. That didn’t work out for them, so they are trying to prevent “another Trump situation” in 2020 by unabashedly purging, silencing, and censoring conservatives on platforms like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

The answers delivered today before Congress in response to questions by Representative Dan Crenshaw weren’t the standard denials. They were politically manipulative answers designed to make it known they’re doing what we’ve said they were doing all along, but they feel justified in doing it because “hate speech” must be stopped at all costs. Of course, what constitutes hate speech to the social justice warriors in big tech invariably circles around conservative thought. There is no form of hate speech short of physical threats that can be attributed to progressives, at least not in the minds of the people who control big tech. If conservatives are aggressive, they’re delivering hate speech. If progressives are aggressive, they’re just being truthful. That’s what big tech thinks.

This is the worst-case scenario for conservatives. Before, we could call them liars and cheats. Now, we have to fight them on an ideological level, and while we have the truth on our side, they have the technology. They have the eyeballs. They control what people see and don’t see. And as such, they can no longer be trusted to deliver anything even remotely close to fair and balanced. They’re unhinged from reality, but instead of coming back to reality once exposed, they’re building a new reality around their ideologies.

It’s not enough that they help Democrats. They have taken it upon themselves to promote a radical progressive ideology in response to President Trump’s victory. By pushing the American collective consciousness to the left with their insane levels of influence, they feel they can win the debate by eliminating the competition altogether.

And unfortunately, they may be right.

In the past, I’ve been opposed to the idea of declawing these companies by taking away their protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which denotes them as platforms that are not liable for the content their users post. But this protection comes with the caveat that they not act as publishers who expand their belief system through the platforms through the aforementioned purging, silencing, and censoring techniques. Since that’s not the case and possibly never was, this protection must be removed immediately.

If they’re going to censor based on their sensibilities as publishers, then they are not truly platforms and must not be granted protections true platforms receive. It’s time to spank them for the bad things they do. Otherwise, America may be lost.

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