Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September, 2018, Part 3, Political Class Insanity: More Politician Stupidity and Ignorance

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 have often talked about how ignorant, or stupid if you want to be crude, many of our Washington politicians are. Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson once stated that he was worried that the island of Guam would tip over if too many military resources were stationed there. Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee once asked if the Mars Rover vehicle would be passing past the moon landing site of Neil Armstrong. California Speaker Of the House Nancy Pelosi once said that Congress had to pass the Obama Care legislation so that they could then see what was in it.

And that traditional if inane quotes and views continues with the current Hawaiian Senator:
  • Senator Mazie Hirono was present at a Senate hearing on immigration and appears to want to get frisky with ICE immigration official Matthew Albence.
  • She asked Albence. “would you send your child to [the Family Residential Centers]?”
  • Albence properly answered that the people and families being intercepted at the border were breaking the law, that is why they were apprehended and separated: “Again, I think we’re missing the point. These individuals are there because they have broken a law. There has to be a process.”
  • This when the Senator started to make a fool of herself: “They have broken a law only as deemed so by the president.”
  • And this is when Albence lowered the boom on her ignorance: “No, ma’am. They’re there for violation of Title 8 of the immigration of the U.S. and Nationality Act. OK? They’re 8 USC 1325 — that’s illegal entry — is both a criminal and civil violation,, They are in those FRCs pending the outcome of that civil immigration process. They have broken the law.” 
  • He went on to further explain the process and the current law: “There were criminal proceedings when the border patrol prosecuted them, but at the conclusion of that process, once the individual came into ICE custody, they would go through administrative proceedings.” 
  • At that point the Senator stated the obvious: “I’m confused.”
Unbelievable. A current Senator sitting in and asking questions on an important issue is “confused.” Totally unprepared and ignorant of the topic she was examining. And, unfortunately, this person votes on laws. Insanity. 

To see her confusion go to the following link:

2) We have reviewed the insanity and ignorance of NYC Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a number of times:
  • Despite allegedly having an economics degree, her public statements showed that she had not idea how the basic unemployment rate for the country was calculated, something a high school economics class student could probably do.
  • She went on to say that “everybody” was working 2-3 jobs to stay afloat financially but never checked out government statistics that showed only a tiny percentage of Americans work at multiple jobs and that tiny percentage has been trending downwards over time.
  • She continued digging her hole deeper when she said that loads of Americans were working 70-80 hours a week to stay afloat but government statistics show that the percentage of Americans working that many hours a week is almost too small to measure.
  • She then lamented that many millions of Americans were earning less than $20,000 a year but not realizing that those millions of Americans include millions of Americans who work only part time or seasonally since those part time arrangements work for them and their families.
As you can see, she has no concept of reality but that does not stop her from spouting off nonsense after nonsense. And she is becoming the spout that keeps on giving: 
  • Recently, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to explain that American “soccer moms” with two vans, were disappearing from society.
  • And yet the American upper middle class, where many soccer moms reside, is the fastest growing economic class in the country.
  • Thus, again she spouts a reality that is totally unfounded in the numbers and reality: According to the Census Bureau, there are 10.6 million children under the age of 15 in two parent homes being raised by stay at home “soccer moms”, a 13% increase over the past decade.
Why let facts and reality get the way of your views and babble? Why believe anything this woman says? 

More insanity from those that are supposed to be better than they are, both from a smartness and integrity perspective.

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