“It’s the Economy Stupid”

“ Did you bring the gunpowder?”

Craig Martineau
Feb 9 · 4 min read

2/9/21

I just listened to Senator Pat Toomey as he was interviewed by Jake Tapper on CNN.

Now, I am not a numbers guy and I certainly don’t qualify as an economist.

So, I will spill my guts on why Mr. Toomey is wrong when he takes shots at President Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposals to help our citizens through this pandemic and tanking economy.

Mr. Toomey must have a short memory. If my memory doesn’t fail me I recall Tumplicans giving already wealthy corporations and citizens $1.5 trillion just about a year ago.

Imafe of 1 trillion dollars
Imafe of 1 trillion dollars
Image of National Debt
Image of National Debt

I am pretty sure that this $1.9 trillion is much smaller when spread over approximately 300 million people and small businesses. Also, a large portion of this fund will go to the states to cover their costs of vaccinating 300 people against the Covid-19 virus.

I was hoping that anything coming out of the pandemic would go a long way toward re-centering our economy and thus our country.

At no time in the modern history of our nation has the economy been so tipped in favor of the wealthy — AT THE EXPENSE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE.

In the paper this morning a headline announced that the lie of Trump and his Trumplicans has cost the country over $519 million over this debacle of the attempted takeover of Congress.

n August 24, 1814, troops from both armies met outside of Washington, and the British Army easily defeated a volunteer American force at the Battle of Bladensburg. President Madison and Secretary of State James Monroe were nearly captured. As the British troops moved onward, Dolly Madison gathered belongings, including her silver, from the White House.

The British troops set fire to the Capitol, the White House (then called the Presidential Mansion,) the Library of Congress, and other government buildings that day, (but not before taking the time to finish off a meal that had been left out at the White House.)

The next morning, the British invaders sought out ammunition and other supplies to burn. But, after an accident with gunpowder barrels led to the death of 30 British soldiers, the British decided to leave Washington.

Then came a fortuitous act of nature: a massive storm swept through the burning city. There is anecdotal evidence of a tornado, which touched down in the middle of the city on August 25, 1814, from the National Weather Service.

Where is our exploding gun powder?

Where is our massive storm?

I believe that ours came before the vote. Last summer a massive storm of fire, anger, masses of people set us on our course.

Image of a crowd of people protesting
Image of a crowd of people protesting

I can’t believe that we are letting this opportunity pass. We aren’t protesting our representatives giving all that money to those who don’t need it.

Since the 1960s, this great nation has come to the rescue of those citizens who need assistance.

The current status of need is not from outside our boundaries.

America has created these self-wounds. We bought too aggressively in changes meant to provide incentives is corrupt and robbing people of their rights.

Corporations can make untold profits. Executives can earn hundreds of times more than the worker on his assembly line.

It treats voters like they are stupid. A voter, even multiples of voters, cannot override the unequal treatment given the covering provided by Citizens United.

Hopefully, our citizens will open their hearts to assisting those in need during this pandemic.

Thanks for stopping.

Craig

I had the opportunity to watch Representative Jamie Raskin (D 8th District Maryland).

I wrote an article on him (of course I can’ find it now) he gave an excellent speech in the House against Mr. Trump. If you trip over it please let me know.

He is is a real lawyer, as opposed to what we had to sit through today. He is a constitutional attorney.

Craig

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