Are Americans paying attention? Yesterday’s economic report showed something the pundits said was impossible. In fact, in October of 2016 anti-Trump economists said 4% GDP was impossible. Yesterday the 2nd quarter GDP report came in at 4.1%. Regardless of what the Left suggests, this sort of economic growth comes from relaxing crushing regulation, cutting taxes, and creating a pro-business environment. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to run on raising taxes and undoing what Trump has done with the economy. As the polls tighten, the idea of a blue wave is raising it’s ugly head again. But Americans need to stop and look at what Trump has accomplished with the economy. Do we really want to go back?
Contrast that with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez was on the Trevor Noah show talking about how to raise taxes on the rich and poor to get another $4 trillion in annual revenue, more than doubling the current size of government. Ocasio-Cortez suggested the wealthy and businesses weren’t paying enough of their fair share even before the Trump tax cuts. With some odd math, she seems to be suggesting that we could raise taxes, but not quite as high as they were before Trump, to get more revenue. As a result, the wealthy would finally be paying their “fair share” of $2 trillion more than they pay already.
But on top of that, Ocasio-Cortez calls for a carbon tax and deep cuts to the military to make up the other $2 trillion. Of course, the ENTIRE military budget is about $600 billion. So even if we eliminated the entire military under the Ocasio-Cortez plan, we’d still be short $1.4 trillion dollars. With the rich paying their “fair share”, that money has to come from somewhere. She suggests a carbon tax, which would hit every consumer rich or poor.
That’s the Democrat vision. Kill the economy with taxes on businesses, tax the pants off the poor, and more than double the size of government. Then government will finally be powerful enough to turn our nation into Ocasio-Cortez and Warren’s version of liberal paradise. Or we’ll be crushed by debt when they realize you can’t raise $7 trillion in taxes on a failed economy.
Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia is breaking ranks and agreeing to meet with Judge Kavanaugh next week. Sen. Chuck Schumer has ordered a zero tolerance policy towards Republicans, including 100% obstruction. But Manchin is one of several Democrat Senators who faces an uphill election battle this year. As the Democrats become more and more radically pro-abortion and radically pro-tax, blue dog Democrats in red states are facing more difficult challenges. Manchin is on the DNC November endangered list. Now he’s stuck between angering his red state by not meeting with Kavanaugh, or angering his Democrat base by meeting with Kavanaugh.