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Absurdity piled on Absurdity. Governance today. by The Elephant's Child
April 2, 2021, 7:34 pm
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President Joe Biden has announced that he plans to raise taxes significantly to help pay for his proposed $2.5 trillion infrastructure spending bill. “Infrastructure” is of course one of those new words that is meant to cover whatever politicians want to do. He defended his proposal with the following absurd words:

“Raising taxes, studies show, will not slow the economy at all … It will make the economy function better and will create more energy” he said.

The president’s plan would raise the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent, and raise taxes for individuals making more than $400,000 a year. He argued that the tax hikes were necessary in order to help pay for his dramatic spending proposal.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would fight Biden’s proposal, at a press conference in Kentucky on Thursday. He said way too much of the proposed spending was simply focused on leftist climate and green energy proposals and simply raising taxes. Biden has announced plans for a huge offshore wind farm on the East coast. Getting it offshore is supposed to guarantee more wind, but I don’t know if that is so. But clearly we must stop using fossil fuels because CO2 and the Swedish kid, Greta Thunberg, says CO2 is going to destroy the earth shortly.

There is no climate crisis. CO2 is a natural fertilizer for plants, and is helping to grow bountiful crops all over the world which are feeding the hungry and relieving poverty. It has been much warmer in the past, and much cooler as well.

“Raising taxes will create more energy.” Will that go down in history as Joe Biden’s most significant statement? Blanket permission for partisan Democrats.

Pete Buttigieg, the new Transportation Secretary, arrived in D.C. for a meeting, and parked his SUV in a quiet spot, and unloaded his bicycle so he could be seen biking to his meeting. More appropriate for an earnest Transportation Secretary, who may still have presidential ambitions.

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