800 People — a Red Tide

Or more than 250,000 a year, incrementalism at work.

This is the third installment of my 2022 mid-term election posts.

According to the latest woke media accounts, nearly 800 people a day are relocating to the Free State of Florida. Of course, that number may even be higher but for the purposes of this post, it’s more than sufficient.

Pure propaganda! Florida does NOT look like this.

Now. Do my eyes and ears deceive me, or has the Liberal-Progressive movement forgotten the importance of incrementalism? They’re all running victory laps on radio, TV, and the internet, because the anticipated mid-term election didn’t result in a Red Tidal Wave. It was more of a seasonal tide. Still, a victory is a victory, and let’s not forget that the popular vote went conservative.

Joe Biden and his Whitehouse staff are taking the Red Ripple (as they call it) for a mandate of their failing policies, and Joe thinks he’s unstoppably popular. But I think the left is closing its eyes to the truth so it can believe its own lies.

This is what moving to Florida really looks like. Don’t forget that spare wagon wheel. BTW, Florida is flat so you don’t need horses. Everyone pulls their own weight.

Keeping in mind that there’s always a little truth in every good lie, here’s how your friendly neighborhood Simple Bus Driver sees it.

Joe Biden is very popular, and the midterms prove it. True enough. But this popularity extends only to the Progressive Left. The same is true for all other liberal candidates who won election or re-election in the midterms. The voters electing these people are the democrat party’s core constituents, and they’re staying put. They live in blue states, they always have, and thank goodness for the Free State of Florida and her citizens, they always will.

But here’s the point they overlook, incrementalism is effectively making Florida the electoral powerhouse of the east coast. In just 7 years, there will be another census. New York (and the rest of the Northeast) won’t even be a close second to the Florida-Texas juggernaut that’s building today. New York and the surrounding states are losing population and with it, their influence on national policy. Because of population migration, they’ll lose power in the House of Representatives and by extension, the Electoral College.  It’s a major reason why the Left opposes the Electoral College and fervently supports DC statehood (another blue state).

States like New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are locked into their election results because the opposing side has either moved away or plans to in the very near future. The same is true of states like Washington, Oregon, and California. As I implied earlier, each is losing its population to Texas.

It’s a slippery slope, but Blue states have only one option: deepen the hue. How else do you explain Pennsylvania? First, they elect a senator who can’t string a coherent thought together, let alone a sentence. In retrospect, this might be good for Pennsylvanians since when Senator Fetterman could think and speak; he wanted to release murderers, rapists, and pedophiles, all while defunding the police.

But wait, not to be outdone by others, in the same election Pennsylvanians re-elected Anthony “Tony” DeLuca in a landslide. There’s just one problem, besides the fact that he’s a Democrat, he’s also dead, not just politically, he’s actually deceased.

The only rational explanation is that the people in these blue states do not vote issues, they vote party; the Bluer the party, the bigger the voting bloc. It’s these people, the northeast and west coast liberal progressives, which will be the first in line to register under the new Democrat-Communist Party of America in the not-too-distant future.

PS – Our first civil war was fought over slavery; our second will be fought over freedom for all. G-d help us if the North wins again.

Benedict Arnold in a Half-Shell, Rise of the Turtle

Mitch McConnell is the republican Nancy Pelosi.

This is the second in my series of posts to explain what happened to the 2022 Red Tsunami, and why it turned into a gentle red tide. In case you missed it, here’s the first.

Another crucial reason for the mid-term fizzle, one that isn’t getting the attention it should, rests squarely on the shoulders of Mitch McConnell. Of course, if you’re a Democrat or part of the democratic propaganda machine, then you have reason to celebrate the “Turtle.” But if you’re a Republican who thought real and immediate change was going to begin on November 8, 2022, it pains me to say this, but it won’t. And a big sarcastic thank you needs to be extended to — the “Turtle.”

Do you see it? Do you?

As Nancy Pelosi was so adept at doing in the Democratic Party, Mitch McConnell attempted to use the Republican Party to concentrate his personal power to the detriment of the rest of us. And he was successful. With his reelection as Senate Minority Leader, he will continue to influence the daily lives of the subservient (you and me), while at the same time, substantially increasing the fortune he’s already amassed.

Political office was never meant to be a viable source of income, or a career, which is why elective office comes with a relatively small paycheck, as it should. Politics was supposed to be a civic duty, a way to give back, not take.

Maybe you can explain to me why someone will spend millions of dollars every election cycle to be elected to a job that pays approximately $170,000 per year. While you’re at it, maybe you can explain how congressmen always retire as millionaires. Not sometimes, always, how is that possible?

The way to take careers out of politics, and bring civic duty back to political office, is through term limits. Will there still be outside financial influence from lobbyists? Sure, but at an exponentially reduced rate. I feel bad (only a little), for those few who became career politicians and still keep the needs of the people on the forefront, but it’s time for term limits.

So, let’s get back to my lead-in topic.

How did the “Turtle” retain his power? The answer lies in the power of the purse. He intentionally diverted funds away from the campaigns of rising star Republicans who would vote against him as Minority Leader. These were the no-name newcomers who bought into the idea that fresh blood was needed to effect change. And they were right.

But changing back to American values like fair elections, no indoctrination in public schools, and good old-fashioned hard work instead of handouts, is going to cost money too. Lots of it, and probably more than the Democrats spent getting us to the Woke Hell we live in today.

McConnell knows this better than anyone, and by diverting funds the way he did, he guaranteed democratic victories in key states that were winnable. So rather than lose his position as Minority Leader (and all the benefits it brings him), he sacrificed a senate majority and the welfare of a nation. Who else does this sound like? Does Nancy Pelosi ring a bell? Mitch and Nancy are two peas in a pod.

It’s the deep state at work, and the ones who should be the most infuriated (after the American People) are the republican Senators who just had their power whittled to a nub. If they don’t organize and take decisive action against this Benedict Arnold in a Half-Shell, it will be irrefutable evidence of the Deep State and its deleterious influence on the American way of life.

It bears repeating because it’s a major reason why the Red Tsunami turned into a gentle red tide. Mitch McConnell, by using his authority to distribute funds, withheld funds from Republicans who were poised to win. Why would Turtle McConnell snatch defeat from victory as established republicans always do? The answer is bus driver simple, self-interest, both political (power) and financial (greed).

Pelosi and McConnell are two sides of the same coin, career politicians. The “Turtle” proved it by showing his true colors. They aren’t Red, White, or even Blue. His color is Green, greener than the greenest sea turtle.

I know it isn’t a sea turtle, but come on …. He’s the perennial poster boy for term limits.

Our founding fathers never considered the possibility of career politicians. Political service was a civic duty you took on at great expense because you wanted to work for your country, not yourself.

Yellowstone, Trump, and the Republican Party

Arguably the hottest in a hostile environment.

This is the first post in my 2022 mid-term election series.

Kevin Costner as John Dutton.

If you haven’t watched Yellowstone, then you’ve at least heard about it. That’s because it’s excellent TV. It harkens back to a time when ratings were used to reflect audience approval, rather than push a political agenda. Thirty years ago Yellowstone would own the Emmys, today, nothing. It’s a hostile environment, to say the least, but they flourish regardless.

President Trump is in a similar situation, the swamp has never been deeper, and many political insiders are already taking an opposing position to his run for a second term. There is no greater hostility than the political environment in which Trump has been immersed for years.

After the 2020 election results, President Trump spent a lot of time speaking about the rigged election that the Democrats stole. And I, until recently, wholeheartedly agreed. It was the only thing that made sense, especially, after 75 million voters tried to reelect him. By the way, that would have been a greater margin of victory (by far) than Barack Obama had.

Also, operating under the assumption that the election was compromised, I wondered why nobody was held accountable and why the courts didn’t take action when the lawsuits were filed. It was not only frustrating, but it was also very curious. With little else to work with, I assumed it was all because of the Swamp and its hostility towards Trump.

Without getting into the specifics of each, I think we all can agree that mail-in ballots, ballot harvesting, ballot curing, and early (unverified) voting, is rife with fraud and should be illegal in every state. But the sad truth is — it’s not. And almost everywhere it’s acceptable; the state is either blue or purple (democrat or swing state).

What does that mean? It means that when the democrats hijacked (stole) the election, rules were not broken — bent, absolutely, but not broken. So the courts, after reviewing the cases literally had nothing to address, and Biden’s election stands today.

It breaks my conservative heart to admit this, but the Bus Driver Simple truth is, Biden’s election wasn’t illegally stolen, it was legally commandeered.

For a unique but accurate perspective, consider the position of American Indians today. The Yellowstone writers and producers have an ongoing subplot that questions the white man’s acquisition of Native American lands. Was it just? Was it criminal? Was it downright reprehensible? Whatever your opinion is, the laws of the time made most of it legal.

You could even argue that the laws were written by white men, not Indians, and therefore shouldn’t apply. But if that were relevant, why aren’t the majority of landlords in today’s America, Native American?

It reminds me of a flashback scene in Yellowstone, where, as a boy, John Dutton and his father come across an Indian tribe camping on their land. There’s a discussion between the senior Dutton and the tribe’s Chief. The Indians were there to bury one of the elders and the Chief asked Dutton, “Is this your land now?”

Dutton nods, “It is.”

“It used to be ours.”

“I didn’t take it from you.”

The Chief looks Dutton in the eye, “It still got took.”

These four words say it all.

The Indians, prior to the founding of America, thought it inconceivable to own land; it was like owning air. Land is just there to be used in the same way air is just there to breathe, and selling it to white men seemed like a good way to get valuables for nothing. That’s because they were playing by the old rules. We now know that land can be owned just like the air above it.

In Yellowstone, the Indian Tribes learned their lesson and started to leverage their position to gain power, money, and yes, more land. By doing so, they were able to reestablish a customary way of life and freely practice their traditions for generations to come.

Republicans need to make the same shift. The rules are what they are and the Democrats are using them to their advantage. Republicans need to get on board, fight fire with fire, win elections (not lose), and that’s when you can change the rules.

In 2020, the white man won the Presidential election. In 2022 the white men and women survived the mid-term election using the same techniques. If Republicans don’t get in the game, 2024 will go the same way.

President Trump, please fight fire with fire: canvas swing districts, legally harvest votes where possible, and vigorously solicit early and mail-in ballots where applicable. And when votes need to be cured, make sure they’re cured the Right-Way.

Win the election, and then change the rules.

Derek Hunter has a must-read article in Front Page Magazine that explains this further. Republicans Better Get Good at What Democrats Do, and Quick | Frontpage Mag

PS – If Bill Gates is of Native American descent, then I stand corrected about the landlord assumption.

Judeo-Christian Americans 

Read this before you vote.

As I’ve pointed out before, Israel must stand as the Promised Land. It must stand as the Jewish State. These are facts that the bible is unequivocal about.

Joe Biden, in his unwavering support of the State of Israel (ha-ha), and his steadfast belief in the … Oh, you know, the thing … has once again, screwed the pooch on the world stage.

With its latest election results, Israel, has started on an irrefutable journey to reverse her past woke mistakes. Riding a wave of conservative logic, Mr. Netanyahu, in a decisive victory, won a third term as Prime Minister. This event occurred on November 01, 2022.

Meanwhile, here in the US, the man democrats call Mr. President, has yet to pick up a phone and call Prime Minister Netanyahu to congratulate him. Everyone else has. But Joe, among other things, seems to have forgotten the Prime Minister’s number.

Do you know who has called from the United States? And do you know to whom the call was made?

Our esteemed Secretary of State, Blinken, made sure to call Palestinian Leader Mahmud Abbas. The reason for the call was to confirm United States’ support for a Palestinian State on Israeli land. This — at a time when Ned Price, spokesman for the Biden administration, has publicly acknowledged great concern over Iran’s threats to attack Saudi Arabia.

In a sea of political instability and turmoil, the Jewish State of Israel plays an extraordinary role in maintaining world peace. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of a strong, enduring, democracy in the Middle East.

I guess Joe (LGB) Biden, forgot about Moses, and the promise that the Thing made to those people … you know, those people in the desert.

Moses at the precipice, as are we.

Elections have consequences, and the journey for America to correct her Woke mistakes starts tomorrow.

FYI

Facebook has done it again.

I guess my last post struck a nerve. Since posting it, I haven’t been able to auto share to this blog or post any public comments. I’ll try to link manually, but the last time this happened, it was a waste of time. I was idle for about two weeks-ish.

So, Facebook has placed me in time-out because why? Does a billionaire like M. Zucker-Butt find me, a little old Simple Bus Driver, with my little old conservative blog, a threat?

It’s the day before election day, what do you think? Free speech is under attack yet again.

In the past, shortly after Facebook put me in time-out, Twitter did too. Funny thing, today, Twitter still works for Simple Bus Drivers with something to say. Yay! Go Elon!

Look at that face (only a mother could love). Would you trust this guy to take politics out of facebook?

PS – Just another reason to subscribe directly to this blog. It’s easy, just enter your email address on the side.

Washington, DC Says NO to Florida

Florida State Legislature Passes HB 1013

 

A bill passed by Florida legislators seeks to make daylight saving time year-round.

Sunshine Daydream: Florida Bill Would Make Daylight Saving Time Year-Round

 

It’s the Saturday before the mid-term election (2022), and tonight when the State of Florida goes to sleep, many of her citizens won’t know what to expect in the morning.

Do we, or don’t we, change the clocks?

It’s a time crunch question that Floridians ask every fall and spring for the past four years. Many of us will simply go to sleep and find out our destiny in the morning. For most, it’s an inconvenience that we’ve all dealt with in the past, and will do so in the future. But there’s a really good reason why that shouldn’t be.

Way back in the year 2018, the Florida Legislature, in a bipartisan vote, passed HB (house bill) 1013, otherwise known as the Daylight Protection Act (DPA). Yet here we are four years later and Floridians are still screwing around with their clocks.

I wondered why. So this inquisitive Simple Bus Driver did what comes naturally to inquisitive simple bus drivers. I asked Google. And here’s what I found.

Tonight, despite passage of the DPA, Floridians will turn back their clocks and lose that precious hour of daylight once again. It’s all because of the way the Florida DPA is written. It was passed, and stands today, as state legislation that inextricably ties us to a bigger federal version of the same bill. As I understand it, this larger bill is nationwide and represents a huge hurdle to overcome because a majority of states (not just Florida) have to be on board with the idea.

But wait! It just so happens that a majority of states are on board with the DPA and multiple pleas to vote on it have gone unaddressed by whom? You guessed it, the democrat controlled House and Senate.

So here we are; the Free State of Florida isn’t quite as free from the shackles of tyranny as we thought we were. The Washington DC autocrats (liberal politicians) have their collective thumbs in places you can’t imagine. And this leads me to an even bigger issue. It’s one that should concern every American, not just Floridians.

Sticking with my DPA example, the determination of how a state sets its clocks should be made by the state, not the federal government. What’s good in Florida may not be good in Alaska, just like what’s good in Washington DC, is typically not very good anywhere else. If DC can use its power to subjugate Floridians on such a minor issue as the DPA, what else are they subjugating us on?

In the end, elections have consequences, so Vote!

And if you like the O’Biden America of today — just remember Democrats, this year you only get to vote once.

PS – Why was the legislation written the way it was in the first place? I think the onus here is on Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and Vern Buchanan. The Florida legislature should rewrite the DPA for Floridians only. Florida will pass it again as a Florida law, and DC can go pound sand. If other states want the same thing, they can write their own laws.

Check out these links for more on the subject:

‘Make daylight saving permanent:’ Rick Scott calls on Senate to pass Sunshine Protection Act | WFLA

Daylight Saving Time 2022: Will Florida ever get to permanently spring ahead? | WFLA

Permanent daylight saving time for Florida delayed by federal inaction | WFLA

Israel: Why?

Facebook titles often mislead, but not always.

You know how it is, when you wake up in the morning and before your first cup of coffee, you make the grievous error of checking your Facebook notifications? Yeah, instant headache.

But this morning was different. No, not in the way that I ignored past lessons, not in the foolish way I tried to use brewing time to multi-task, and not in the way the pounding Kettle-Drum mutated into a headache from Hell. No, the difference was what happened after.

In the morning fog of my mind, clear thinking and logic erupted from of all things, a 5-minute video I was watching on Facebook. Real, unadulterated synaptic activity in the absence of a chemical catalyst congealed into thought, and voila; the headache was replaced by brain waves that are only generated in the presence of pragmatic truth.

The topic of Israel and its right to exist provokes instantaneous conjecture and innuendo, in most cases, designed to mislead; it was what I expected to see after reading the headline, “If You Hate Israel, You’re No Friend of the Jews”. I didn’t note the source of the video or I might have assumed differently. But in my defense, I’m a simple bus driver and it was first thing in the morning.

In all honesty, I have pondered the question on more than one occasion: Israel, why? If Jews are entitled to a state, why aren’t the Palestinians? And let’s take it to the ultimate conclusion: If the Palestinians are entitled to a land of their own, why not everyone else? What’s fair is fair, and on the surface, it makes sense. But in this case, there are significant reasons why fair, isn’t always fair.

For instance, did you know that the Palestinians were offered a land of their own, but they refused it? Did you know the offer was repeated, and they refused again? Did you know that they refused a land of their own a total of five times? I bet you didn’t, and neither did I, until I watched the video.

I wasn’t part of the negotiations, but I’d be willing to bet that it came with all sorts of humanitarian aid, logistical assistance, and all the other necessities required to establish an independent state; otherwise known as American Tax Dollars. It sounds like a no-brainer to me. Why say no — five times?

A little bird told me that it was because they had to acknowledge Israel’s existence. Israel does exist in today’s world so again, isn’t that kind of a no-brainer?

Hey, I wonder if agree to recognize Israel’s right to exist, would they give me the same deal? I think I’d call the new state Davydsland. Has a nice ring to it don’t you think?

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-AN_GK0T-GK1C&v=1430492207477009

I’ve watched Dennis Prager’s video more than once and I only have one point of contention. He argues that Jews cannot be Jews without their belief in G-d, the written word of G-d (the Torah), and their historic land of Israel. “If Israel isn’t a part of Judaism, neither is the Bible or G-d.”

I do agree that the Jewish State must survive, and more than just survive, it must thrive. The religious and geopolitical ramifications of a world without Israel are unthinkable. But the same could be said for the USA, Great Britain, France, and yes, even Germany. What can’t be said for any of these other places is that the Promised Land, was given by G-d, to Jews, and that’s what needs to be remembered.

A place is just a place. To better understand my perspective, let me use the mechanism of analogy the way Dennis does so effectively. If Russia were to launch a nuclear attack on America and by some miracle, I survived, I wouldn’t have my country anymore, but I’d still be an American in my heart, soul, and mind. In the same way, Israel is a nation of Israelis, most of whom are Jewish, but not all. So, I have a hard time understanding the need for a particular location, in order to be Jewish. Jews require G-d and Torah just like Christians require Jesus and the Bible. G-d and Torah are parts of Judaism regardless of where the Jew is.

The way I see it, the Jews deserve their land (Israel) because it’s a gift from G-d. Need proof? Throughout recorded history, Israel has been destroyed, conquered, and destroyed again, yet here it is. Where’s the Philistine Army? Where’s the Babylonian Army? Where’s the Roman Army? Where’s the Israeli army? To deny Israel’s existence is to deny fact.

But it’s only a place. Christians have Rome, Muslims have Mecca, and Jews have Jerusalem; all three are places. The question begs; do you need to be in a particular place, just to be?

I guess this simple bus driver needs more clarification.

PS – Dennis, if you happen to read this post, please take a moment to comment, even if it’s just to call me a stupid moron. Don’t worry, I’m a bus driver, Stupid Moron qualifies as an endearment.  

National Security

What the Biden Administration doesn’t want you to know.

In my posts on inflation parts 1 and 2, I discuss the Biden Administration’s 8.2% ruse. That was just one of many shortfalls Joe is hiding from you, and all need to be addressed. Of the many, there is one extremely vital problem that isn’t getting the attention it should, national security. The border has a stake in this area, but that’s a segment all its own.

What I want to talk about here deals with the current strength of our military. First and foremost, a leader needs to project strength even if his or her military isn’t as strong as it needs to be. People around the world know intuitively, a nation’s armed forces reflect a leader’s persona by design. Russia shows the world Putin, China shows the world Xi; we have Joseph Robinette Biden, whose projection is feeble, senile, and reeks of ineptitude.

To gauge the serious nature of the problem, the Heritage Foundation does an annual index of U.S. Military Strength. It’s one of those rare reports that won’t put you to sleep with droning statistics. I started reading it intending to cull a few important and interesting Bus Driver Simple facts (see below). But it was a fascinating read and if you have the time, I recommend it. Also, Carson Steelman has a very good 5 min podcast overview.

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Here are my quick and easy index notes:

Regional Operations – the ability to operate effectively around the world.

Conflict Preparation – the readiness to address conflicts as they arise.

Adequate Resources – sufficient logistical (ammunition, food, transportation, etc.) inventories, manpower, and equipment to respond when necessary.

Military Modernization – new technologies developed, manufactured, and ready to deploy in sufficient quantities to counter those of other nations.

Full military funding prior to need.

We are weak in all five areas. Regardless, the US military is tasked with being able and ready to conduct two separate wars simultaneously anywhere in the world. If you think that’s overkill, think again, Ukraine and Taiwan.

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In just two short years, under the Biden Administration, our military strength index has dropped to an all-time low of weak. Never before has this happened, and at this point, we would be hard-pressed to conduct just one modern conflict successfully. Our enemies recognize the fact and are using it to their advantage. Thank you, Gen. Mark “mealy-mouth” Milley.

There are two key points of cause: Woke Objectives (CRT[1], ESG[2], and Gender Issues[3]) infiltrating our military culture; and an unprecedented lack of funding due to budget prioritization for Green New Deal expenditures.

With the mid-term election coming up, we need to pay attention to this as the serious problem it presents. Russia is threatening nuclear war in Ukraine; China is licking its chops over Taiwan (Japan is next), and we have Joe ‘LGB’ Biden and Gen. Milley-Mouth leading the way to Armageddon.

It doesn’t get more existential than this.


[1] CRT – Critical Race Theory.

[2] ESG – Environmental Social Governance.

[3] Gender Issues – Pronouns, there are only two forms for gender clarification.

Inflation: Why Does it Hurt So Good for Democrats

And Feels so bad for the Rest of Us.

Part 2

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FYI – If you didn’t read part 1 STOP, and click here. It’s important to crawl before you run, so please, indulge me.

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You already understand what I mean when I say that we pay inflation on past inflation. Now it’s time to dive into the way they fudge the inflation numbers using a tool called the CPI. The Biden Administration knows that most Americans have no clue how the inflation number is derived. Don’t worry. I’m no expert either, but I’ve done enough research to satisfy my curiosity. Why so curious? Well, I’ve heard that inflation numbers thirty years ago were calculated differently than they are now. I wanted to know why.

Inflation is calculated based on a number called the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Years ago, they calculated the CPI by taking a sample grocery bag of items deemed to be basic consumables for the average American. Then, they calculated the cost. They also came up with criteria for basic housing, transportation, and the list goes on. Let’s stick with the grocery bag sample for this illustration.

The next year they looked at the exact same bag of groceries and determined the current cost. The difference in price was the CPI, and they used that CPI to determine the inflation rate. Every once in a while the CPI would go down, which means low or negative inflation, but most of the time, it went up.

So how does someone fiddle around with something as straightforward and basic as the cost of groceries? Well, it works like this. The Biden Administration Muckety-Mucks said wait a minute. We aren’t taking into account consumer spending trends. If the price of Swiss Cheese goes up, shoppers start buying Provolone cheese which is cheaper. We need to adjust for that. We also need to adjust for Rye Bread to White Bread and so on, and so forth.

Let’s Go Brandon with an accent.

On the surface it makes sense, right?

Yeah, just like every other democrat lie. It sounds reasonable until you dive into the specifics.

Let’s stick with bread. For years you purchased Rye Bread to make the sandwiches you and your family enjoy for lunch. In the past, you paid $2 a loaf. Now it’s $5 a loaf. So you tell your kids, and yourself, White Bread is just as good. But is it? And what happens when White Bread becomes too expensive? Are Crackers just as good? Imagine the look on our kid’s faces when you give them a sandwich made with two crackers instead of two slices of bread. And it doesn’t stop there.

When calculating the current CPI, they do the same tomfoolery for just about everything, including housing costs. They completely ignore homeowners and the costs of buying, financing, and maintaining a home in good livable condition. Instead, they use average rents to set the standard cost of housing, and they justify it by claiming your home isn’t an expense, it’s an investment.

And the Muckety-Mucks aren’t through; they’re still manipulating the numbers even today. This is why the Biden Administration and the fake news media can tell you to your face, that you’re only experiencing an 8.2% inflation rate when in reality, it’s an inflation rate of 18-20%.

But there’s good news ahead. Mark my words. When Donald J. Trump ascends to his rightful place in the Whitehouse, you can bet your bottom dollar that the CPI, along with the inflation rate, employment rate, and everything else, will all be recalculated the right way (meaning applicable to those on the right). Then, the democrats, supported by the fake media, will complain for months about how the inflation rate spontaneously jumped to double digits as soon as Joe (LGB) Biden left office.

You heard it here first.

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Democrats also feel the pain, but they feel it differently. To them, it’s almost masochistic in nature because it’s the pain of change in America; from a capitalist abomination full of deplorable individualists providing for themselves; to a Socialist Utopia full of mind-numbed robots willing to be subjugated for mere sustenance (otherwise known as Communism).

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PS – For all you independent voters out there: We stand at the precipice, vote your mind, not your heart or it’ll cost you more than money.

For a more detailed discussion of what I just told you, see: Why Has the Inflation Calculation Changed Over Time? – DNyuz  It’s not overly biased, but be careful just the same. The government Muckety-Mucks substitute the word consumption for the concept of same standards of living. The bias is subtle, but it’s there.

Inflation: Why Does it Hurt So Good for Democrats

And Feels so bad for the Rest of Us.

Part 1

The Good Ole Days (1977-1981), then and today.

If the years 1977-1981, seem like a random selection to you when referencing the here and now, you’re simply too young to remember. 77-81 were the Jimmy Carter years and inflation reached a high of 14.8% with a Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 80.1. In 1980, inflation stayed over 14% for more than four consecutive months, with an average annual rate of 13.5%. These are the numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), so they must be true. 1980 CPI and Inflation Rate for the United States | CPI Inflation Calculator (2022 Updated Monthly)

First, let me apologize for throwing out a bunch of numbers right from the start. Don’t worry. This is Davyd’s blog, and you know I’m not going to bore you with statistical analysis, fudged numbers, and theoretical assumptions designed to cloud your ability to understand the truth. I live in the real world where working is a means of survival, not a euphemism for getting filthy rich off the labor of others through taxation i.e., The Big Guy (Let’s Go Brandon).

According to Hunter’s laptop, you sure did.

So, why does the Biden Administration tell us inflation is only 8.2%, but the same bag of groceries I bought last year costs 10% more this year; and closer to 20% more than the year before that? For those in Rio Linda, that’s two years ago.

Here’s a simple way to think of it. It’s kind of like compound interest. When you borrow money, you can pay straight interest; $10 for 1 year at 10% is $11. Or you can pay compound interest, which is interest on the principal of $10, plus interest on interest accrued over time. Simply put, you’re paying interest on principal and interest.

As I understand it, inflation is somewhat similar. If you buy a loaf of bread and it costs $1, one year later at 10% annual inflation, that same loaf of bread will cost $1.10. But if inflation stays at 10%, the next year the same loaf of bread costs $1.21. In other words, to get the same loaf of bread from two years ago, we now have to pay the $1 base cost, plus 10% for last year’s inflation, plus 10% on the whole thing for this year’s inflation. And that’s why we’re paying inflation on past inflation.

Now take that cost increase and apply it across the board to everything you buy and yeah, this is what the cost of living in Biden’s America feels like. Keep in mind, I didn’t even mention the fact that yesteryear’s loaf of bread was 20 ounces, and today’s loaf is only 16.

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Democrats also feel the pain, but they feel it differently. To them, it’s almost masochistic in nature because it’s the pain of change in America; from a capitalist abomination full of deplorable individualists providing for themselves; to a socialist utopia full of mind-numbed robots willing to be subjugated for mere sustenance (otherwise known as Communism).

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But wait Davyd, you’ve told us why the inflation rate feels like 20%, but you haven’t told us why the Biden Administration says it’s only 8.2%. Also, you mentioned the Consumer Price Index (CPI). What’s that got to do with this horror story?

Well, as bad as it already is, the truth is about to get even worse. The CPI and how it’s manipulated, is a big reason why the Biden Administration can look at 18% inflation and call it 8.2%. By the way, 8.2% inflation is really bad. Don’t just shake your head and get used to the new normal. It’s not normal; it’s the free market screaming for help.

But before we dive into some more numbers, for now, just let the basics settle in and keep reminding yourself that we are paying inflation on past inflation.  Then, when you’re ready for the horrific truth, check out my next post. I promise the numbers will be bus driver simple to understand. And when it’s over, you’ll know why the Biden administration can claim 8.2% inflation when in reality, it feels like 18.2% or higher.

PS – They fudge the numbers on inflation, employment, illegal immigration, elections, national debt, and most everything else including national security. This post is only focusing on inflation.

Holy-Sh … Crap! When you start to list it all, it’s truly amazing how much damage the democrats caused in less than two years.