The Only Thing Morbidly Obese in DC Is the Government
So House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to prove the observation as true that the “Left Can’t Meme” by going on TV to decry President Trump prophylactic use of hydroxychloroquine and zinc to fend off COVID-19 by calling him “morbidly obese.”
Nancy Pelosi calls Trump “morbidly obese” pic.twitter.com/NEBc0kqMwC
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) May 19, 2020
What’s so sad about this exchange isn’t the obviously awkward set up by Anderson Cooper, the unctuous virtue signaling by Pelosi or the pathetic pandering to her base it is that Pelosi gets everything exactly wrong.
If Trump is morbidly obese, which would be a co-factor in falling to COVID-19, wouldn’t it make sense then for him TO be taking whatever precautions he and his doctors deemed helpful?
I guess Nancy would know all about morbid obesity because that’s the only kind of legislation she’s capable of sponsoring.
Her latest legislative fiasco was a new $3 trillion stimulus bill with precious little ‘stimulus’ in it whic was rejected by members of her own caucus (because truly who at this point could be stimulated to anything other than nausea by Pelosi).
Since the outset of the Coronapocalypse, I’ve been arguing that everything done to date has been the wrong approach. We should have been deregulating, allowing deflation to force debtors and debt-holders to figure things out themselves and put governments themselves on a massive diet.
My last article addressed this very issue.
The one single thing that would be of the most use to what’s left of the middle class, lowering payroll taxes, is the one thing they will not countenance.
Payroll taxes lowered, corporate taxes lowered, useless regulations cut, these are all good starts. But the real problem is the multi-trillion dollar elephant in the room, the cost of all levels of government that are a net drain on the real economy.
But all we have seen to this point is pointless theater from the pols in D.C. who still think the rules haven’t changed and anyone gives a rat’s ass about their schtick.
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