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Kimo (frequent contributor James “Kimo” Rosen), you lied.
Around a year ago you wrote your final political piece.
That’s what you said.
Politics is just too caustic and you would write about it no more.
Being that you’ve re-branded yourself as a humor writer, I guess politics is fair game.
It’s still the same Kool-Aid-soaked lies, or at least cherry-picked half-truths.
Lies are at the center of your political party, the Republican Fascists of America, and I wouldn’t expect anything different from you.
OK, let’s talk about some of those subjects related to high inflation and other mistakes of President Biden. Gasoline prices are related to four major reasons: supply and demand, buyers of the market, a cartel and market psychology.
As for America, any legitimate economist would say the president has very little power over the price of gasoline.
Maybe suspending the federal tax at the pump. Also at the pump, the Keystone XL pipeline doesn’t come into the reason why gas prices are so high. The XL would’ve carried tar-sand oil from Alberta to refineries on the Texas Gulf. That gasoline would be loaded on tankers and shipped overseas.
Talking points of oil-soaked politicians and oil companies as to high prices and all B.S. I’m not going to address everything you stated, but I’ll add one more and on this one I agree with you: the Afghanistan withdrawal was a disaster. In the end it was a miracle at what was accomplished, but the lead-up was full of mistakes and lives were lost. Bagram airport should’ve been kept and used as the base of withdrawal.
It was away from a population and easier to protect. The most important mistake was the bungled intelligence of the power of the Afghan army to secure the country. At that point most of the country was controlled by the Taliban, and there was a 20-year history of the Afghans not being able to do the job, so why was it thought that the line could be held?
JFK in the Bay of Pigs disaster took the blame, and Biden should have done likewise. So who is going to run for president? I think Biden will run, but I hope not. I don’t think the VP is the best candidate, but it’s two years away and with that a lot can and will happen.
As for your side, there’s a better than 50% chance that your little-boy snake-oil salesmen liar-in-chief will run again. Or just take the money and run away or maybe be in jail. The other Trump actors would probably be crucified by the Donald. Trump Jr. That was the one funny thing that you wrote. He does a pretty good Mussolini, puffing up his chest. Well, that about does it, and here’s my last thought. If your dog could talk he would say, “cool it on the Kool-Aid and cut the crap.”
Mark Perry is a resident of Lihu‘e.
Is there a cure for the mental illness of liberalism yet?
Sad TGI publishes this kind of stuff…. Too much drama!!
Thank you, Commissar Perry. Next!
Spot on Mark.
You sure seem certain in your position and I would hate to bring up anything to pop your balloon and ruin your time in the TGI spotlight but wow. Hopefully your blood pressure went down a little after waking up today and feeling good about this being in the paper. I would be careful to throw stones from a glass house like the one you are sitting in with the entire Democratic Party. Your pals Hillary, Soros and Schwab have really done a good number on you to keep you touting the talking points that make them wealthy. If you need to look to an “economist” for your talking points then you must be some really smart guy. The rest of us you know, just try to use common sense. It was obvious in the last 6 years we were doing things like trying to find energy independence, which opens up resources closer to home that oil/gas prices were going to be much more affordable in the long haul for our Country. We should not need to depend on foreign countries for our energy anymore. This is what has started wars for generations. The “Green New Deal” will not do anything to move the needle for our energy independence. Your party knows this but touts it anyway because it is the latest form of taking money from the people and funneling it towards your political supporters who make the products. Until those products and services can stand on their own two feet without subsidies and dont need to use the fossil fuel grid resources to “charge” then it will achieve no meaningful resolution to our problems. Dont worry Mark, Trump will run again and he will win. All investigations on him have led your party no where. Just wait for the boomerang. Suggest you pay attention to what happened in the Durham trial. For those who missed it because you are too busy listening to the mockingbird media, here’s a clue. Durham was not looking for a conviction on Sussman. He did manage to flush out very important pieces of “facts” that now can be used for future cases. I wont take the time to list those but it’s not good Mark!
Both Mark and Kimo miss the point. First the both are ignorant of what “inflation” is. It is not higher prices at the pump or grocery store etc., etc. Economists they’re not.
Inflation in its proper context specifically refers to the expansion of the money supply. This a direct result of Federal Reserve policies…we commonly hear it said that they are just printing money. Basically that is what is happen, however the how this happens is a little more complex than simply rolling the printing presses. This is not the place for that exposition.
At the heart of monetary inflation is the government’s proclivity to deficit spend…you know, spend more than its revenue (taxes etc.) So the politicians of both putrid flavors, through the treasury, put the onus on the Fed to engage in credit creation…aka: inflating the currency to cover their reckless spending on worthless “investments” (BTW boys: governments don’t invest. They do not produce goods and services via capital investment like businesses do)
The end result of monetary inflation is as more $$$$ are created that puts radically excessive demands on real goods and services…you know gasoline, diesel, groceries etc. With supplies relatively fixed in the short run and tragically exacerbated by the insane lock-down reaction of these same political criminals to covid.
They shut down the economy then flooded it with worthless paper money…any rational person could see why general price levels have been increasing at a rate not seen for many decades. This monetary inflation is a massive tax on all of us and transfers much of that to the war machine and its immoral corporations. In the meantime all of and our families pay the price.
So, boys (that’s you Mark & Kimo), enough with the bickering and ad hominem drivel…all politicians from local to federal are only interested in spending to make you think that they “care” about you. None of them gives a rip about you or any of us…the sooner you learn that the less anxiety you will shoulder. Regardless, our country is screwed as long as these psychopaths hold the reigns of power.
Well said and agreed. And these congressional hearings, especially Mondays , should have people wanting their money back who contributed to these trump slush funds. But we are talking about people who saw their neighbors go to hospital with COVID , never came back and still not get vaccinated. Go figure. Snake oil indeed!
Run Forrest, Run!
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