We have to stop!

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Time to stop and assess. Enough is enough. We have endured relentless political dueling, pervasive media bias and liberal media saturation of most American institutions. Our history and culture are under assault daily, while our borders are closed to legal travel with Canada but opened to illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico. Our schools and businesses are not fully open, yet the government purse is stretched beyond fiscal responsibility. Debt is soaring, government bailouts and handouts are demanded and above all; we are losing our freedoms daily. Covid was the basis for the greatest assault on America and the attack came from within from our own government, health officials and the media.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Article 1, Section 8 U.S. Constitution

While it is likely tax increases are coming, (and constitutional, if levied equally) are American debts being paid and is the common defense justifiable if illegal immigrants are allowed into the country without consequence? Does protecting the general welfare of the United States extend financial aid payment for felons, illegal aliens and bailouts for state governments and businesses that are fiscally irresponsible?

With the impending ‘covid relief’ bill ready to sail through the U.S. House and onto the desk of the President, the partisan measure may well harm America more than help. The U.S. has national debt has surpassed $28 trillion, or nearly $84,882 per person, better expressed as $223,893 per TAXPAYER. (source: usdebtclock.og)

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The budget deficit in 2020 was over $3.3 trillion as Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate sent covid bills in March and December to President Trump. One year, ago the unknowns of the virus rightly shook the country, but soon morphed into prolonged closures, shutdowns and government dependency that have mutated into senselessness.

Emergencies may well call for emergency spending and debt creation, but a plan to right the ship and end the emergency, is required. When less than 10% of the massive expenditure goes to vaccine and health measures and the rest to ‘relief’, are we stimulating the economy short-term or destroying it long- term?

Schools (open or closed, without contingency) are set to receive “$170 billion lawmakers are sending to educational institutions could help with these efforts. It comes on top of the $82 billion they received in COVID-related relief Congress passed in December and the roughly $31 billion they received as part of the CARES Act passed in March.” (source: marketwatch.com) The previous funds have not been spent and only 5% of new funds will be used in 2021. As most schools seemingly having no plan or motivation to fully reopen, the motives and costs are suspect.

Fox News reports that “$100 million would be made available “to address health outcome disparities from pollution and the COVID–19 pandemic,” and half of that would be used to “identify and address disproportionate environmental or public health harms and risks in minority populations or low-income populations.”- Does this sound like emergency spending?

The argument can be made that aid to the struggling and vaccines for the needy should be supplied by the federal government to provide for the general welfare. The latest bill goes much beyond that constitutional mandate, and as we explored last week, who is picking up the check?

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