I recently watched a rather mediocre mini-series about the 1605 Gunpowder Plot starring Kit Harrington (AKA Jon Snow from “Game of Thrones”) in which the first episode featured a Catholic woman getting tortured by crushing.
Good heavens, it was brutal.
They laid her on the floor of the scaffold, placed a large plank over her body, and then began adding heavy weights to the top one at a time, stopping after each to urge her to confess her crimes.
And each time she refused to confess, another weight was added, then another, and another. First, the crushing weight prevented her from breathing. Then, eventually, with her bones broken and her organs squashed, the woman mercifully died.
There’s only so much crushing a body can take before it collapses.
During the night, the US Senate voted to advance another spending bill that will spend hundreds of billions of dollars we don’t have on a “Climate Change” agenda that won’t work. On top of the crushing weight of bogus “Green Energy” spending, this bill also has the added weight of tax increases, an increased number of IRS agents, and more spending on healthcare.
And because these assholes can’t resist creepy Orwellian cravenness, they named this massive tax and spend bill “The Inflation Reduction Act.”
Just because the torturer names one of his weights the “Crushing Reduction Device” doesn’t make it so.
Washington is piling more taxes and spending on top of the very citizens already being crushed under the weight of 40-year-high inflation, record-high consumer prices, and recession.
They’re crushing us.
If these assholes want a genuine “Inflation Reduction Act,” this garbage bill isn’t it.
You don’t increase taxes and spending at a time when the economy is in a recession and inflation is over 9%.
Piling this tax-and-spend bill on top of an economy already crushed and broken by Washington won’t repair the damage. It will only make it worse.
And they know it, which is why the Senate advanced this bill on a Saturday night before the CBO even had a chance to score it.
You know, we used to say that Washington doesn’t care about the American people. But that isn’t exactly accurate. I’d rather they were indifferent to us if you want the truth. Indifference is always preferable to being the target of an endless campaign to crush the life out of us.
And Washington is crushing us.
They know this bill will further hurt our economy and our standard of living.
They know Americans can’t take much more of this.
But they’re piling it on anyway.
I despise the people. I truly do.
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