Updated: Jul 21, 2019
An investigative Essay by John M Jones III (6/25/19)
The democrats are so desperate to get rid of president Trump that they are now attempting to debase the electorate. It’s not outright exchange of envelopes of money in a dark room like they do in the congress, but it’s clearly an attempt by democrats to buy votes by promising undeliverable promises. The problem is that many democrat voters aren’t smart enough to realize they are being used and once they pull the lever for their democrat masters, they will be dropped like a red-hot potato into the waste bin progressives call the democrat plantation! Here is few examples of how the dems are trying to buy the 2020 election:
Free College4All Carrot: Bernie Sanders says: “In the richest country in the history of the world,” he writes, “everyone who has the desire and the ability should be able to get a college education regardless of their background and ability to pay.” (1) But did you know that the federal Pell Grant program ALREADY gives low income and independent students SIX FULL years of funding, which pays for tuition, books, and even housing. SIX years is enough to get a bachelor’s degree and possible a master’s degree. (2)
CARROT RATING: Totally false! So, sanders and these other dem candidates want to give ‘free college’ to people, but ITS ALREADY FREE THROUGH THE PELL GRANT PROGRAM . Over 7 million students used the Pell Grant program and received over $28 billion in the 20-17-18 school year (2a) which makes this just another sound bite designed to make uninformed & uneducated voter feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Student Debt 'Cancellation' Carrot: Elizabeth Warren's legislative proposal for student loan debt forgiveness would: Cancel $50,000 in student loan debt for every person with household income under $100,000. Provide substantial debt cancellation for every person with household income between $100,000 and $250,000. Also make private student loan debt eligible for cancellation. (3) I wonder what in this context does the word ‘cancel’ means? Does that mean the government is going to pay the debt? Does than mean they will force a private loan holder to forgive the debt?
CARROT RATING: Totally Implausible: According to Statista there was about 14.50 million public & private college students in 2018. (4) IF 75% of them got $50,000 of their student debt ‘cancelled’ that would cost the government $543,750,000,000. That’s five hundred forty-three billion seven hundred and fifty million dollars or OVER 1/2 of a trillion dollars which makes this just another sound bite designed to make uninformed & uneducated voter feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
$15 Minimun Wage: Kamala Harris’ “campaign slogan is “For the People,” but her economic positions will harm many of those whom she wants to help. One policy position is the minimum wage, in which Senator Harris supports increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.” (5) Democrat candidates constantly opine that if elected they would force employers to increase wages, but what they don’t want you to know that it’s already been tried in many progressive cities and had dramatic negative consequences. In Fact, they had the opposite effect!
CARROT RATING: TRIED and FAILED Miserably! In Seattle: “A report from the University of Washington (UW), found that when wages increased to $13 in 2016, some companies may have responded by cutting low-wage workers' hours. The study, which was funded in part by the city of Seattle, found that workers clocked 9% fewer hours on average, and earned $125 less each month after the most recent increase. “If you’re a low-skilled worker with one of those jobs, $125 a month is a sizable amount of money,” Mark Long, a UW public-policy professor and an author of the report told the Seattle Times. “It can be the difference between being able to pay your rent and not being able to pay your rent.” (6)
Wharton, at the University of Pennsylvania illustrated the UW study this way: “a significant negative impact of an increase in minimum wage: during the period of increasing minimum wage, including the second wage increase to $13 an hour, the number of hours worked by low-wage workers fell by 3.5 million per quarter.”(7) Translation: Employees got paid more, but were forced to work LESS hours thereby making LESS money EACH paycheck which makes this just another sound bite designed to make uninformed & uneducated voter feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Reparations for Slavery Carrot: “Marianne Williamson (who has zero change of winning) is the only official 2020 candidate to openly support giving direct monetary compensation to the descendants of slaves. Naming reparations a key issue on her campaign website, she suggests dispersing $200 billion to $500 billion to the ancestors of slaves over the course of 20 years.” (8) Other candidate has seized upon this to try and manipulate black & white guilty voters into voting for them. Yeah, sure it sounds good, but practically impossible to accomplish!
First, there is no way to really prove one is descended from slaves definitively without DNA testing everyone in the USA, but since we don't have DNA from the slaves in 1860 it would be an exercise in futility. However it would give the government a good reason to get everyone's DNA into a database. So, reparations would need to be given based solely on Race.
According to Pew research the Black population of American was over 40 Million in 2017. (8a) If you were to pay each an equal portion of the $500 billion it would equal a poultry sum of 12.5 thousand dollars EACH. That's maybe enough to pay a rent for a year or buy a small car, but the democrats lie to blacks implying they would be getting a fortune.
CARROT RATING: Fantasy Land! Here’s why: Should American pay reparations for something less than 9% of Americans did in 1860? Should someone have to prove they are descended from a slave? If someone can prove they are not descended from slaves or slave owners can they be exempt from paying reparations? Does being black qualify someone to receive reparations? Does being white a good enough reason to force someone to pay reparations? What if someone is white and descended from a slave? Would they get reparations? What if someone black but were descended from a slave owner? Would they get reparations? What about other slaves like the Irish slaves are their descendants entitled to reparations, too? Can a dollar value truly be assessed on events that happened 170 years ago? What if someone is black and arrived in the US after slavery ended should they get reparations, too? What if someone is white and arrived in the US after slavery ended should they be exempt from paying reparations? Would it really help blacks if you just gave them money for injustice that may or may not have happened to their ancestors? In twenty years will there be more money paid out to those not born yet? At what point will enough be enough?
PLUS, the fact that there have been 7 dem presidents since 1913 and NOT ONE of them pushed for slavery reparations, because it’s NEVER an issue unless there’s 'racist' republican president in power. Dems had the POTUS for 56 years out of the last 106 years and didn't do one thing which makes this just another sound bite designed to make uninformed & uneducated voter feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Medicare4All Carrot: “Asked on Monday night if the “Medicare for all” plan that she’s co-sponsoring with Sen. Bernie Sanders eliminates private health insurance, Kamala Harris said that it most certainly does. Citing insurance company paperwork and delays, she declared, ‘Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on.’” (9) It’s been the goal for years for dems to eliminate private insurance for Americans in favor of a single payer government plan. But as of 2018, there was over 170 million people who have private health coverage and the democrats want to take that ALL away, (10)
CARROT RATING: Twilight Zone! In 2018, there was over 59,000,000 medicare & medicare advantage beneficiaries at a government cost of about $593,000,000,000 or well over a half a Trillion dollars. (11,12) That’s equal’s 10K per person per year. Now add the cost of 170 million Americans when they have their private health insurance eliminated the new cost of medicare will be $2,301,644,067,796 or 2.3 Trillion dollars in JUST ONE YEAR which makes this just another sound bite designed to make uninformed & uneducated voter feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Housing A Human Right Carrot: “What are we doing to make sure housing is being legislated as a human right?” Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez asked during a town hall in the Bronx, New York. “It means our access and our ability and our guarantee to having a home comes before someone else’s privilege to earn a profit.” So, dems want the government to pay for housing for all 330 million Americans. Will they pay rent for renters? Will they pay off the mortgage of people buying houses? Will they force landlords to house people for free? Will they force banks or lenders to forgive $250,000 loans to home owners. Will they forgive $500,000 loans? What is the limit?
CARROT RATING: Insane in the Membrane! In 2018, the average cost of renting a two bedroom apartment in 2018 was $1,255 and the cost to rent a home averaged over $1,700. (15,16) Furthermore, there was over 43.3 million rental homes in 2017, (17) and the National Multifamily Housing Council also reports that in 2017 there was 20,830,586 apartment units in the USA. (18)
So, for the government to pay the rent for 20 million apartments would be and additional $26,142,385,430 or over $26.1 BILLION dollars per YEAR. The cost of the government to pay the rent of the 43.3 million rental homes would be $73,610,000,000 or 73 BILLION per YEAR. Would these free housing payments extend to the 75 million homes that have a mortgage? If the average mortgage is $250,000 will then the government pay that because it would be over 18,750,000,000,000 or 18.75 TRILLION dollars. Nothing is FREE. OUR taxes pay for these pork barreled give-aways!
Cow Farts Cause Climate Change Carrot: "When rolling out a relatively toothless plan for the so-called Green New Deal, freshman Democrat Ocasio-Cortez released to the public a fact sheet that said getting carbon emissions to net zero within a decade would be tough because 'we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to full get rid of farting cows.' " (19) Let me ask you how do you think the democrats can regulate cow farts? The cow fart climate change is yet another false flag issue
CARROT RATING: Stupid is as stupid does! "Mathematician, computer science expert and animal rights advocate Brian Tomasik has attempted to catalog estimates of the number of individual animals in a variety of groupings. According to his data, the total number of individual animals on the earth adds up to approximately 20,000,121,091,000,000,000. This can be written as 20 quintillion, or 20 billion billion." (20)
"According to the FAO, the world has 1,468,000 billion head of cattle. (21) Octopuses don’t fart, nor do other sea creatures like soft-shell clams or sea anemones. Birds don’t, either. Meanwhile, sloths may be the only mammal that doesn’t fart, according to the book." (22)
Conservatively, if half of the 20 billion billion animals of the world don’t fart then that leaves 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 billion billion animals that do. The global population of cattle is ~1,468,000,000 billion head that means the number cows on Earth ONLY amount to .0000000001468% of the global population of the animals that produce farts.
In other words, there are 6,811,989,100,781 or ~7 Trillion times MORE wild animals that produce farts than cows. Even if you account for all the 7.6 humans (23) that produce methane we would only account for .00000000076% of the Earth’s animals that ALSO product farts, resulting in the FACT that there are 1,315,789,473 or 1.3 trillion times MORE wild animals that emit methane gas than humans beings. By the way, the ONLY way to keep a cow, sheep or goat from farting it to keep it from being born. Think about it!
Show Me The Free Money Carrot! "Two Democratic front-runners for 2020 are positioning themselves as champions of UBI-light policies (universal basic Income) — Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. They're not exactly treading new ground. During the last election cycle, Bernie Sanders flirted with the concept, and has been more vocal about supporting UBI since 2016. Hillary Clinton's book "What Happened" reveals that she would have liked to make UBI a larger part of her campaign." (24)
CARROT RATING: Nuclear Waste Dump! In 2017, a pilot program failed in Finland because they realized the the people would need to pay the extremely high taxes to support the program. (24) Ontario tried in in 2017 but it was cancelled two years ahead of schedule because they said "the experiment "quite expensive" and said "it was certainly not going to be sustainable." (24)
"Even here in the United States, a form of universal basic income has already been tested. From 1968 to 1980, the federal government ran a "negative income tax" experiment — meaning that a minimum income is guaranteed, but phased out as earnings increase. The goal was to incentivize work, but the policy ended up encouraging just the opposite." (24)
The investors business daily had this to say about UBI proposed by the democrats: "Democrats may attempt to use basic income program proposals to help build support in the 2020 presidential election, but they better hope Americans don't venture beyond their elevator pitch. Because after examining universal basic income programs of the past, it's clear the policies lack feasibility and weaken economic prowess. If politicians want to gain the support of the American electorate, they should focus on policies that build off the economic success of the past year rather than undermine it." (24)
Here's what Forbes said about UBI: "Cost is an obvious consideration. The most quoted schemes today would, according calculations from Commerce Department data, cost the federal government between $2 and 4 trillion a year, amounting to a 50% increase in current federal outlays or more than 10% of last year’s gross domestic product (GDP)." (25) This is just another blatant attempt by democrats to try and bribe those just dumb enough to believe their lies.
Repeal Tax cuts,
Democrats are pushing these rotten carrots in their vain attempt to BUY the electorate. Americans don’t realize is that government programs are NOT FREE. Someone must pay for them. They are aiming these communistic policies at those uneducated voters gullible enough to believe them. The fact that their media criminal conspirators constantly assist them in the propagation of these attempts to bribe the electorate is just a proof that the Media is THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE AND OF AMERICA!
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