I like tax cuts. In fact, I don’t think the tax cuts of 2017 went far enough. But tax cuts are only a part of the equation. The other part, spending cuts, are even more necessary if we’re ever going to reverse the budget deficit and start paying down our national debt. Based upon numbers from the first five months of fiscal year 2019, spending is heading in the wrong direction.
We’re spending more than we ever have other than 2009, the year of the Bush bailout and the Obama stimulus package.
The federal government spent $1,822,712,000,000 in the first five months of fiscal 2019, the most it has spent in the first five months of any fiscal year since 2009, which was the fiscal year that outgoing President George W. Bush signed a $700-billion law to bailout the banking industry and incoming President Barack Obama signed a $787-billion law to stimulate an economy then in recession.
This is absolutely unacceptable, especially when we consider the GOP had been in complete control for two years prior. I can preach about how this is untenable, unsustainable, and irresponsible. I can go off on the lack of fiscal conservatism that is present in this administration and how these numbers would be no different if Democrats were in control. I could berate the GOP for not doing what they’ve always promised as part of their commitment to limited-government, fiscally conservative Republicanism, but that really hasn’t been in play for a long time despite their platform.
Instead I’ll leave you with this:
If the Republican Party refuses to cut spending, then their only purpose is to act as a semi-effective hedge against the Democrats and their leftist policies. That’s simply not enough to inspire conservatives to support them any longer.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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Thank you, and God Bless!
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