Friday, May 25, 2018

May, 2018, Part 1, The Unfolding Disaster That Is Obama Care: Adding To The National Debt and Fatal Medicaid Waiting Lists

Every month for years now we have had to discuss how bad Obama Care is turning out to be under the continuing theme, “the unfolding disaster that is Obama Care.” This month is no different. As the legislation continues to march through America, driving up health care and health insurance prices as it serves as dead weight on economic growth, it cements its rightful place as the worst piece of legislation Washington has ever produced.

It never had a chance to be successful since it really never addressed the underlying root causes of our ever increasing health costs in the country:
  • Americans eat too much of the wrong kind of food, resulting in obscenely high obesity rates for the country.
  • Our food chain is infested with overdoses of high fructose corn syrup, salt, sugar, and other unhealthy additives.
  • Americans smoke too much.
  • Americans do not exercise enough.
  • The country is in serious need of health care tort reform.
  • Barriers to insurance company competition across state lines need to come down.
  • Obama Care never “followed the money” to find out who is actually profiting from the ever escalating healthcare costs in this country and how to get those factors under control.
  • Obama Care never got the immense amount of fraud and abuse in current government healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid, under control in order to save money to efficiently fund other government health care initiatives.
  • Obama Care never put serious research money towards curing the major diseases that drive high healthcare costs such as high frequency cancers and dementia type diseases.
You cannot resolve any problem unless you understand and address the underlying root causes. No difference here: Obama Care legislation never addressed these listed root causes and thus, has no chance of ever being successful.

But it is not just missing the root causes of our healthcare costs that makes Obama Care so horrible. It resulted in millions of Americans losing access to their favored doctors, hospitals, and insurance policies. It has caused insurance premiums, deductibles and copays to escalate substantially. It will likely add trillions of dollars to the national debt. It has exposed millions of Americans to higher than necessary identity theft chances. It has created government bureaucracies that are wastefully spending taxpayer wealth and being exploited by criminal elements. It has stifled economic growth and job creation.

These are just a sample of the types of idiocy that we have been reviewing for the past several years in this blog relative to Obama Care., To read those past posts, just enter the phrase, “the unfolding disaster,” in the search box above.

1) One of the many lies Obama told us about Obama Care was that it would not add “a single dime” to the national debt. Given the hundreds of other times he lied during his administration, it should not be s surprise that this was a big fat lie also:
  • According to a recent Tim Brown article on the Freedom Outpost website, the Federal government will spend $685 billion just in 2018 and that number will grow to $1.2 TRILLION by 2028.
  • These figures come from the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget office.
  • Other interesting forecasts and another indication of Obama Care’s failure, the CBO says that in 2018, about 244 million Americans under the age of 65 will have health insurance while 29 million will not and that by 2028, only 243 million will have health insurance and 35 million will, thus killing Obama’s promise that ALL Americans will get health insurance coverage under Obama Care.
  • The Federal payment for health care will grow from 3.4% of GDP in 2018 to 3.9% in 2028, killing another Obama Obama Care promise that this legislation would “bend the cost curve” downward which it obviously is not doing.
  • Just the Medicare expansion within Obama Care will require an additional $842 billion in Federal taxpayer subsides vs. what would have been required without Obama Care by 2028.
How do you count the number of ways Obama Care failed? Some days it is really hard to count that high.

2) Part of Obama Care was to loosen the requirements for people to get healthcare insurance and coverage under Medicaid. Medicaid originally was supposed to be reserved for the poor, disabled, the blind, the elderly, and the really truly needy in our country. Along comes Obama Care and those truly needy people are joined by millions of other fully functional, not as poor people, as reported by a recent Nicholas Horton National Review article:
  • While Medicaid was designed to be a safety net only for the truly needy in our society, Obama Care overwhelmed the system by adding almost 13 million not truly needy people to Medicaid roles.
  • This caused there to be more able bodied Americans being served by Medicaid than truly needy Americans being served by Medicaid, a complete bastardization of the process and original intent.
  • This overwhelming of the Medicaid system has resulted in at least 21,904 Americans dying while on Medicaid waiting lists since Obama Care expanded eligibility, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability.
  • Thus, Obama Care, which was designed to save lives, was designed so poorly that it has resulted in the incremental deaths of potentially over 21,000 Americans.
  • The article explains more fully what is happening: “To put a finer point on it: Expansion states have chosen to spend tens of billions of their dollars on non-disabled adults instead of helping those on the waiting list. They’ve chosen to further strain the safety net by adding nearly 13 million more adults to welfare instead of helping people with traumatic brain injuries and other serious disabilities get the care they need. And we now know that at least 21,904 of these needy individuals have died before ever getting those services.”
As often happens, a government program that is supposed to fix a problem actually makes it far worse, i.e. Obama Care was supposed to make people healthier but in this case made waiting lists longer and increased the fatality rate of those on waiting lists.

That will do it for today.Huge incremental costs from the Obama Care while still leaving almost 30 million Americans without healthcare insurance many years after the legislation was enacted. A Medicaid problem that has been overwhelmed by Obama Care that has resulted in long waiting lists for Medicaid patients needing medical treatment, delays that potentially have already killed upwards of 21,000 people. Broken promises, higher costs, dead Americans, the unfolding disaster that is Obama Care. More to follow.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May, 2018: Why I Am A Global Warming Doubter and A Believer In Science

Every month we have enough material to return to a continuing theme in this blog, namely that “I am a global warming doubter AND a believer in science.”This became of interest because of people like Al Gore who fanatically and verbosely claimed that you had to be an idiot to not believe in manmade global warming. It has been my life belief that anyone that is that loud and that obnoxious is hiding something, that rather than argue facts and reality it is better to beat down and insult anyone who disagrees.

As we have dove into the whole issue of manmade global warming, or its new rebranded title of climate change, we found that Al Gore and people like him were guilty of a number of things:
  • Ignoring science and realities that did not support their opinions and positions.
  • Rather than have an adult conversation about climate, these types of advocates like Gore sank to the level of insulting those who dared look at ALL science by calling them a variety of names including racists, homophobes, terrorists, flat earth believers, and other slanderous names.
  • Continuing to insist that politicians step up their intrusions into our lives with higher taxes, more regulations, and more control on our freedoms and standards of living based on a shaky theory at best.
To see the past posts and the multitude of evidence that we have compiled that showed it is perfectly okay to be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, enter the phrase "global warming doubter” in the search box above or go through the monthly historical post listed on the right side of this page.

Thus, let’s see the latest facts and science that prove you can be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, regardless of what Al Gore proclaims.

1) The Joe For America website recently did a review of all of the research and scientists that has come out that show that global warming never really existed or stopped long ago:
  • According to the author of the article, Scott Osborn on April 7, 2018, “Over the last few years, global warming has taken a strong hit as proof of serious data manipulation has surfaced, and now scientists are coming out of the closet everywhere showing true data that man-made climate change never even existed. Hundreds of scientists involved in a plethora of recent scientific papers are admitting that the scare about global warming is based on hysteria and false science.”
  • In 2018 alone, 46 peer reviewed research reports have been published to debunk the global warming theory.
  • During 2017, 150 graphs taken from 122 research papers were also published in peer reviewed publications which showed that current Earth temperatures are not unusual relative to history, i.e. they do not “fall outside the range of natural variability.”
  • The Global Warming Policy Forum explains that the contemporary warming of the 20th century “does not stand out in the 2500-year perspective” and is “of the same magnitude as the Roman Warm Period and the Medieval Climate Anomaly.”
  • Global warming is not an issue according to a number of research reports including McGowan et al., 2018, Northern Alaska (Hanna et al., 2018), the Tibetan Plateau (Li et al., 2018), South Korea (Song et al., 2018), Antarctica (Mikis, 2018), to cite just a few among dozens of others.
  • Global warming advocates often point to Greenland as being the leading indicator of worldwide global warming but a study by Mikkelsen et al., 2018 shows that Greenland temperatures going back over 150 years are lower now than they were in the 1930s.
  • In fact, another study, Westergaard-Nielsen et al., 2018, examined the most recent and detailed trends based on MODIS (2001–2015) and concluded that if there is any general trend for Greenland it is “mostly cooling”.
  • The article republishes some graphs of historical temperatures over many decades and the result is always the same: no big deal going on relative to global warming:
Al Gore LOST! 100's of Climate Scientists Now Admit Global Warming Never Existed 
Al Gore LOST! 100's of Climate Scientists Now Admit Global Warming Never Existed

  • A study by Cerrone and Fusco, 2018 found a large increase in the south pole sea ice and that south pole cooling has been going on since the 1990s.
More reasons why it is perfectly sane to be a global warming doubter and a believer in science.

2) Libertarian journalist, John Stossel, writing for the Constitutional News Network website on march 20, 2018, pointed out the joke that the Paris Climate Agreement was:
  • As most know, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the agreement, that was never legally binding since Obama was too lazy to get Senate approval of the agreement as required by the Constitution, and correctly calling the agreement a “massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries.”
  • Of course, people like Al Gore, Barack Obama, and other global warming advocates went crazy to see the country pull out of their supposedly Earth saving agreement.
  • But we know now, even admitted by people like Al Gore, that the agreement would not have done if anything to curtail global warming, assuming that it even exists.
  • Manhattan Institute senior fellow Oren Cass actually read the Paris accord and concluded it was so bad that it landed “somewhere between a farce and a fraud.” 
  • He went to state that the to get the accord, “They stapled it together and held it up and said, ‘This is amazing!'”
  • And while Obama and John Kerry along with their cohorts in the mainstream press claimed that India and China, major greenhouse gas producers were also sacrificing, that was a big lie: “They [China and India] either pledged to do exactly what they were already going to do anyway, or pledged even less. China, for instance said, ‘we pledge to reach peak emission by about 2030.’ Well, the United States government had already done a study to guess when Chinese emissions would peak, and their guess was about 2030.”
  • Even more comical was Pakistan which promised that after it reached an undefined peak in the undefined future, it would then begin to reduce emissions and undefined amount.
  • According to Case, the U.S. as represented by Obama, was the only country that was serious about reducing this country’s greenhouse gas emissions (by 26%), killing off U.S. economy while the rest of the world committed to nothing and intended to do nothing.
Solving a problem that does not exist, way to go Barack.

3) Up until about 20 years ago the Earth’s temperature had been rising slowly. However, as we have shown and a multitude of scientists have shown, in the past two decades there has been absolutely minimal if any, global warming. This flattening out of the trend showed that all of the gloom and doom forecasts of global warming advocates were incredibly wrong and thus held no value in supporting what was becoming a myth, global warming.

But indeed, there was warming up until twenty years ago or so. While global warming alarmists said this was a horrible, horrible trend, there are some other scientists who observed that that long ago global warming might have actually been a good thing:
  • According to a recent article on the Constitution website, Robert Murphy, an economist with the Institute For Energy Research, says that higher temperatures have resulted in better harvests and fewer elderly deaths in the winter.
  • Murphy claims that one of the major climate forecast models, the FUND model, and the model Obama used to establish a “social cost of carbon” showed that global warming actually had a net positive benefit, “showed global warming was a net positive through about 3 degrees Celsius of warming — a full degree higher than what the U.N. considers “dangerous.”
  • Environmental economist Richard Tol’s work concluded that global warming, at least short term, would provide a net benefit to society and humanity: “Tol’s paper examined projections from 27 models and found net benefits from “initial warming,” then net costs to society after that. Tol said net costs appear around 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — that could be 40 to 50 years away.”
  • Tol also concluded that, “Plants grow faster and tolerate drought better if there is more carbon dioxide in the air.” 
  • Satellite data shows that the world has greened up over the past few decades which many researchers attribute to extra carbon dioxide being in the air: “Scientists on the CO2 Coalition, a nonprofit, publicly argue that higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations are more of a benefit than a burden. One of their members, scientist Craig Idso, has catalogued a slew of studies pointing to the benefits of more atmospheric CO2.”
So in essence, we are living in the best possible scenario from a climate perspective. The warming that did exist but which stopped growing about twenty years ago boosting farm and foliage growth. But it not get so high that it has caused catastrophic climate conditions on the Earth which means that we do not need any kind of international agreement on climate change control and that Trump was right to pull us out of it for the many reasons listed above. Hopefully no, based on all of the science and the realities we now know, people like Al Gore will please just ...go….away.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Horrors and Destruction that Donald Trump Has Imposed On America...Just Kidding! Part 8

Before we start today’s discussion, let’s review my voting history: 
  • I have never voted for a Republican for President in my life. 
  • Thus, I did not vote for Trump. 
  • I have rarely voted for a Republican for national office in my life. 
A little over a year ago, many liberals, Democrats, and millennials were besides themselves with grief and fear because their pre-ordained queen, Hillary Clinton, was not elected President. Instead, Donald Trump was elected, an individual that these same people despised, hated, and feared, an individual they felt would endanger and possibly destroy the country and our democracy. For the past year they fretted, worried and lashed out at anything or anyone that even remotely smelled of Donald Trump.

Given that Trump has been in office for just over a year, I thought, that as someone who did not vote for him, it would be a good idea to review the horror, trauma, and terrible things that Trump has subjected the country to in just one short year. This is obviously a very sarcastic comment when you take an unbiased look at what has happened during the Trump Presidency. The seven previous posts we did on this topic identified over 100 good things that have happened to America and Americans since Trump became President:






But those seven posts were not enough to cover the good things that have happened since the election. I found another set of ways why the country is better off since Trump came into office and thus, today we add to that list:

- According to a recent report by the Heritage Foundation:
  • The country created 164,000 new jobs in April, slightly more than experts were expecting.
  • The national unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over 17 years, 3.9%.
  • In addition, positive employment records are being set for African-Americans, women, those without high school diplomas, and Hispanics across the country.
  • A lot of the newly created jobs were in higher paying industries including manufacturing (+24,000 jobs), construction (+17,000 jobs), mining (+8,000 jobs), professional and business services (+54,000 jobs), and in health care (+24,000 jobs). 
  • This is in contrast to the type of jobs that were created during the Obama administration where those jobs were concentrated in lower paying industries like retail.
  • The latest government estimates also revised upwards the number of jobs created in February and March by 30,000.
  • And things could get better still since there is an estimated 6.6 million open jobs in the country today.
  • The average hourly earnings is up $.67 in the past year as wage growth kicks in in addition to job growth.
- According to a recent NewsMax article:
  • Retail sales increased again in April as consumer spending across the country picks up steam in light of the Trump tax cuts.
  • April’s retail sales were 4.7% higher than April sales in 2017.
  • Factory order growth is also gaining steam.
  • Inflation continues to be under control despite high levels of job openings.
  • The economy, which grew at a 2.3% annual rate in the first quarter is expected to grow at a 3.0% rate in the second quarter.
- The New York Federal Reserve Board said its Empire State current business conditions index grew four points in May.

- The U.S. dollar hit a five month high against other currencies in April, indicating a very strong domestic economy.

- The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Trump tax cuts will create an incremental one million jobs in the next decade and push average GDP growth to 3%, a level that was never attained during the Obama administration.

- The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that the tax cuts will create long term domestic wage growth and attract foreign investment into the country contributing even more to domestic economic growth.

- Americans For Tax Reform organization estimates that at least four million American workers have received one time bonuses from their employers as a direct result of the Trump tax cuts.

- At least 530 American companies have announced one time bonuses, pay raises, and increased benefits for their employees as a result of the tax cuts and many utility companies have cut their rates for their customers.

- A typical American family of four earning $75,000 will pay $2,000 less in Federal income taxes in 2018 vs. 2017.

- Unlike the previous administration, the Trump administration was success in negotiating the release of three Americans held prisoner in North Korea.

- Trump has scheduled a historic meeting with the leader of North Korea in the second week, something that no President has ever been able to arrange.

- Trump successfully moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Israel, something that Presidents going back to at least Bill Clinton promised to do but never were successful in doing.

- Trump is focusing on attacking and eliminating the violent MS -15 Central American gang members form the country.

- Trump donated his quarterly salary, something he does every quarter to needy Americans, to the Veterans Administration to help veterans get the medical and health care attention they deserve.

Another twenty five reasons to add to the previous 120 or so reasons why the first year and a few months of the Trump Presidency has not wrought disaster on the country.

For those of you that have hated on Trump since day one, and given your obvious gross error in judgment relative to Trump, let me ask that you to do us all a favor by implementing the following changes in your behavior and attitude:
  • Chill out, tamp down your TDS affliction. No matter how much you hate Trump on a sexist, personal basis, get over it. He is the legally and duly elected President, he will be around for a while so refocus your hatred on more constructive issues and matters. You will live a lot longer if you take your hatred out of your heart and soul and devote it to something positive.
  • I would really appreciate it if some of you would apologize to the Trump voters you have disrespected in some of the grossest terms possible over the past year. You have called millions of voters racists, ignorant, stupid, Nazis, KKK members, and other horrible names simply because you disagreed with their voting choice. No American should be called such disgusting names simply because they exercised their Constitutional rights to the best of their abilities. Plus, slandering over 60 million Americans is no way to unite the country and get it focused on the real issues facing us all.
  • More personally, I would like, no I am demanding, an apology from some of you for your slanderous and disgusting name calling because in doing so, you insulted and disrespected my sister, my family members, my friends, and my co-workers who simply voted their conscience. I will defend their right to vote anyway they wanted and will no put up with your childish and vicious venom and bile directed at them, very important people in my life
  • And finally, I challenge you to read the following blog post, a post that shows quite clearly that it was hateful people like some of you and your silence during the Obama years that actually caused Trump to be elected. Thus, the people you hate for voting for Trump are actually looking back at you in the mirror:
https://loathemygovernment.blogspot.com/2016/03/how-american-liberals-and-washington.html

If you were silent in the dozens of instances listed in this post then you were responsible for the very thing you hate: a Trump Presidency. Or put another way, a so far successful and productive Trump Presidency. Over 145 accomplishments in a little more than a year is not too shabby despite many of you wanting both Trump and the country to fail.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

May, 2018, Part 7, Political Class Insanity: Hillary Is Still Greedy, The Iranians Threaten To Tell and the Mayor of London is clueless.

It is another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Let's get started:

1) We are not fans of any politician and especially those that abuse their office for personal financial gain (which is probably just about all of them.) But no one ever has done such a great, efficient and unethical job than Bill and Hillary Clinton. Through their money laundering, shakedown operation called the Clinton Foundation, they have made themselves richer than anyone can imagine, given that these two only worked in government jobs their entire life.

But Hillary’s greed and unethical behaviors seems to have no limits as a recent Washington Free Beacon article pointed out:
  • As the article by Joe Schoffstall on May 14, 2018 points out, Hillary Clinton indirectly sent herself $150,000 in leftover Presidential campaign funds.
  • The way she did it was to send the money to a limited liability company that she established to manage her book and speaking income.
  • According to the article: “Clinton registered ZFS Holdings LLC, a Delaware-based LLC, on Feb. 8, 2013, just days after leaving the State Department, records filed with the Delaware Division of Corporations show. Later, in April 2014, paperwork was filed with New York State's Department of State.”
  • The first payment to ZFS of just under $33,000 was made May 4, 2017, six months after the election was over.
  • That payment and the following payments were designated as “rent” which is a funny way to describe managing book and speaking income...unless you are trying to hide something.
  • The rules for disposing of leftover campaign cash are pretty loose according to experts but in no case are leftover campaign supposed to be used for personal use, a rule/law that Clinton likely broke with paying someone to manage her cash flow, seems pretty personal to me.
  • If she did break the law and used the campaign cash for personal use, then she faces fines and/or jail time.
  • According to Cleta Mitchell, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Foley & Lardner LLP, "The only disbursements allowed for the Clinton or any other losing campaign are for winding down the campaign. So the question is whether this is really for rent or whether the payments are to this entity for other types of work for Hillary, which would be personal use if it isn’t specifically tied to the winding down of the campaign. Personal use is illegal under federal campaign finance law. There are a number of questions that need to be answered to ensure that the campaign is using leftover campaign funds for a legally, permissible purpose."
  • Further proving a violation of Federal law, the Clinton campaign NEVER made any “rent” payments to ANY entity during the campaign, a time when a rent expense may have actually been a legit expense.
Two observations and frustrations: how come when Washington people break existing laws, and trust me, Hillary Clinton paying bogus rent payments to herself is not the first infraction, they never face an consequences but ordinary Americans do? Second, really, $150,000? Hillary and Bill Clinton are estimated to be worth over $100 million and she still has to (illegally) squeeze a mere $150,000 to her own advantage? She couldn’t donate that money to a homeless charity, a food bank, a drug addiction program etc.? I guess when you are the Clintons you can NEVER be too rich or too immune from criminal behavior consequences.

2) Recently Donald Trump correctly pulled us out of Obama’s inane nuclear weapons agreement with Iran. It was a stupid and unacceptable agreement from the start and did not nothing to deter the Iranian rulers from spreading terrorism around the world or ending their nuclear development program. And yet, Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and other nations agreed to this idiotic plan anyway.

And now we may know why.Ever since Trump pulled the U.S. out of the agreement, John Kerry has been traveling the world bad mouthing Trump and the decision. We have already discussed this effort by Kerry and how he almost definitely violated an existing Federal law known as the Logan Act. Most people thought that he was trying to save his legacy by keeping as much of the agreement in place as possible.

But we now know why Kerry and the other signers of the agreement are not so anxious to do what Trump did, i.e. scrap the agreement. According to a public statement by Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari, if other countries pull out of the agreement the Iranian government will tell the world the names of government officials from those countries who accepted bribes from the Iranians for their agreement to the deal: “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.”

What is interesting is that since the statement and threat were made, no one in any European government has denied this potential reality. If it was me and I knew I did not take a bribe, I would call the Iranians bluff. Since no one has, it would seem to indicate that indeed, at least European diplomats and officials, and possibly U.S. diplomats, had taken bribes for self enrichment to the detriment of the rest of the world’s danger from a nuclear armed Iran. 

If true, it kind of makes Hillary’s grab for $150,00 with no nuclear danger associated with her “rent” actions look kind of meager. Stay tuned.

3) We have previously reported how London is facing a massive crime wave driven by criminals and crooks and terrorists using knives. The situation has gotten so bad and the carnage so high that London now has a murder rate higher than New York City despite the fact that virtually no one in England and London is allowed to have and carry a gun. Instead, the bad guys just switched over to knives.

So what actions is the London mayor taking to keep his people from getting wounded or killed by the knife epidemic? He recently issued an mayoral order that would prohibit the advertising of fast food in the London transit system. Yes, Londoners are getting stabbed and attacked by knife wielding criminals at any alarming and increasing rate and he is worried and focused on the city’s eating habits. 

According to the Guardian: “Junk food adverts are to be banned from London’s tube and bus network by Sadiq Khan, the city’s mayor, in an attempt to curb an epidemic of childhood obesity. Ads that promote foods and drinks that are high in salt, fat and sugar will no longer be accepted on tubes, buses and overground trains that are part of the Transport for London (TfL) network – nor in stations. The ban is currently out to consultation.”

Look, I am all for eating healthy and attacking obesity. But I am not sure that banning a few ads in the subway is the way to go and anyway, maybe the mayor should fix the knife crime rate first before tackling obesity. Or more likely, he has no idea how to tackle the knife crime rate and needs to find something that will divert his constituents focus off of what he cannot do onto something that does not matter at least in the short term.

According to the mayor: “I’m determined to do all I can to tackle this issue with the powers I have and help Londoners make healthy food choices for themselves and their families.” Maybe he should be more determined and more focused on saving their lives today from knife wielding animals.

That will do it for today’s insanity and also for this month’s version of political class insanity: As we often have seen, politicians worry about inconsequential stuff because they are unwilling or unable to tackle the real issues facing their voters and politicians around the world are greedy, selfish, and small minded creatures who only care about themselves and their personal enrichment. More insanity sure to follow next month.

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