I don’t care how much Native American blood Elizabeth Warren has sloshing around in her veins. America is supposed to be a place where we focus on who, not what you are. That’s not the way it usually works for Democrats who politically segregate minority groups for as long as they are useful vote-getters. The truth about why minorities are so important to the party is one of the things Democrats lie to stupid voters about, but it’s hardly the only falsehood they’re telling.
Democrats lie about these 10 problems
1. Minorities are suffering because of Trump
America is supposed to be about inclusion, but blacks, Hispanics and Latinos, LGBTQs, and even women become needy, marginalized victims when the party needs to drum up support.
The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus recently remarked:
President Trump has been in office for almost two years and during that time African Americans and other marginalized communities have lost a lot. There is no question that our community – and the country – are worse off now than they were before President Trump took office,” said CBC Chairman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02).1
The black unemployment rate has been dropping like a stone.2 Is that one of the losses Congressman Richmond is referring to?
2. Health care, college, and [fill in the blank] should be free for everyone
This covers the gamut of expensive things people have a hard time paying for. College and health care top the list.
Democrats will never admit responsibility for that second one even though they promised us affordable care in 2010 when they decided to fix the system once and for all. Now we’ve got expanding Medicaid, Medicare for All, and promises that health care can be free or at least within easy reach of every American.
The 76-member “Medicare for All” congressional caucus claims:
A health care system like Medicare for All promises to save billions through efficiencies.3
Do you believe this? Are you that stupid?
3. Everything bad in America is Trump’s fault
When Democrats lie to voters this is an easy one because so many Americans want very badly to believe that whatever goes wrong is the president’s fault. They don’t understand why they finally found a job or why their 401(k) put retirement in sight. Instead they believe what they hear, give credit for the economy to Obama, and wait for the economic hammer to fall that Democrats keep warning us about.
Take a moment and think about the election issues we are fighting over: immigration, women’s rights, the deficit, election meddling, racial discrimination, gun crimes.
Name one that is new.
4. Paying lower taxes hurts taxpayers
Less revenue means fewer handouts. That’s bad news for Democrats who lie obsessively year after year about how tax revenue never gets the job done in distressed communities because we still aren’t spending enough.
Why is it that even when the party is in power, when Democrats call the shots every single year like they do in Illinois, the poor stay right where they are most valuable – in poverty?
5. Urban crime is the fault of racist cops and guns
Racist cops and gun stores sell a lot better than the simple fact that black people commit violent crimes against black people a lot more often than the police do, a fact not lost on Kanye West when he met with the president.
Yes, it’s true that we need more jobs and opportunity in some urban communities. Killing isn’t going to create these things. What it will do is draw Democrats like flies who are eager to tell stupid voters that the real problem is racist law enforcement and guns and not violence that is endemic in cities like Chicago.
6. $15 minimum wage will bring prosperity to the working class
This is another promise that keeps coming back even while fast food restaurants turn to automation and Seattle’s experiment shows what can happen to low wage workers when higher mandatory minimum wages are forced on businesses.
The good news about 3.7% unemployment is that if you have skills and deserve more pay you can find a better job.
The bad news is that if you only have minimum wage skills that’s all you are going to get. Even if Democrats have the strength to make $15 an hour a reality they can’t prevent the private sector from making its own adjustment.
7. Today’s immigrants are the same as yesterday’s
Republicans lie about this too, but I’ll blame Democrats because they’re the ones who taught the GOP that it works.
Why do so many Americans fall for this one? If you see the vaguest similarity between Ellis Island, caravans from Latin America, or Mexican nationals sneaking over the border you are either a Democrat or you know nothing about our history.
Yes, we are a nation of immigrants. No, that doesn’t mean we are a nation of lawbreakers and calling these people “migrants” changes nothing.
8. Calling socialism “democratic” makes it acceptable
The Democratic part is correct but that’s about all. No Republican or sane American would suggest that socialism, no matter how democratic, is the path to prosperity. It is, however, a Democratic lie that ingratiates party members with stupid voters who think that the nation can afford to do a whole lot more and that they don’t have to help pay for it.
9. We’re going to impeach Trump
Impeachment? Negativity has its limits even for Democrats so they aren’t talking about it much just yet. That will change very quickly if the House turns over. Will it go anywhere?
The backstory to the plan to oust the president is based on more Democratic lies: insanity, conniving with Russia, abuse of power. Watch what happens when Trump starts cranking out Oval Office orders to get around congressional obstruction. Are they going to impeach him for what he learned from Obama?
10. Taxes will change but I don’t know what the new tax rates will be
This one is special to me because it comes from my state and our likely next governor, J.B. Pritzker.
Mr. Pritzker hasn’t been very forthcoming with his plans for a progressive income tax. He dodged, rolled, and parried during the gubernatorial debates. We never got a straight answer.
We’ll have one in about three months. I don’t expect we’ll like what we hear.
Sources and image
1. “CBC: We Have Lost A Lot.” Congressional Black Caucus. October 3, 2018. https://cbc.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=954, retrieved October 18, 2018.
2. “(Seas) Unemployment Rate – Black or African American Unemployment Rate.” Bureau of Labor Statistics. October 18, 2018. https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000006, retrieved October 18, 2018.
3. “Medicare for All Congressional Caucus.” Pramila Jayapal. https://jayapal.house.gov/medicare-for-all, retrieved October 17, 2018.
Image: “Ellis Island, N.Y. Line Inspection of Arriving Aliens.” Department of the Treasury. Public Health Service. 1912-7/1/1939. National Archives Catalog. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6116683, retrieved October 17, 2018.