What follows are a few thought-provoking comments about specific articles.
Editor’s Note: Each week we receive hundreds of comments and correspondences — and we read every one of them. What follows are a few thought-provoking comments about specific articles. The views expressed herein don’t necessarily reflect those of The Patriot Post.
“Americans already pay $7.389 trillion in taxes, of which $3.644 trillion goes to the federal government. That’s a third of the GDP. Maximum revenue is obtained at 23% of GDP. Above this, the economy slows faster than the tax revenue grows. We are not going to get more revenue by raising tax rates or implementing new taxes. After paying the four largest items — Medicare/Medicaid ($1.331T), Social Security ($1.134T), Defense ($0.730T), and interest on the national debt ($0.403T) — there is only $44 billion left for everything else, including other welfare programs and ‘infrastructure.’ This bill is not even partially ‘paid for.’ Since welfare is ‘mandatory spending,’ every penny is borrowed or counterfeited through inflationary printing.” —Minnesota
“‘Suggests’? ‘Estimated’? And we are supposed to cower in our basements and agree with all kinds of ridiculous and expensive government (and private) spending that almost certainly will not make any difference? Now, if someone would propose that we try to implement sensible things that would help if the ‘sky falls’ — like maybe stop issuing building permits close to the shoreline and building sturdier structures —then maybe I could convince myself to listen.” —Florida
“Humans have been adapting to a warmer planet since the end of the ice age. And since the end of the ice age, CO2 levels have been far higher than anytime after civilization began. CO2 levels might contribute to global warming — or not. Human activities might increase CO2 — or not. Humans might be able to reduce CO2 — or not. There are too many hypotheses of questionable validity to risk the drastic decline in lifestyle the ‘experts’ demand. These ‘experts’ are megalomaniacs seeking global control.” —Missouri
“One of the critical issues is the amount of lithium available for vehicle batteries. There may be enough for most households in the world to have a small, short-range vehicle like the Nissan Leaf, but if we are going to have significant numbers of electric aircraft (which is a big push in the aviation industry) and electric trucks, we have a problem. That would use up most of the world’s lithium reserves, leaving little or none for lightweight alloy production (also needed for electric aircraft) or other essential uses. To make matters worse, it is very difficult to reclaim lithium from dead or obsolete batteries, so the lithium would essentially be used up in one generation. The wiser plan is to wait for fuel cell technology to mature.” —Minnesota
“Some House Republicans have pointed out that Mr. Biden should be impeached for his malfeasance at the southern border. Among the charges that could be brought are aiding and abetting the violation of immigration laws by deliberately transporting violators throughout the nation and releasing them with nothing to guarantee they will show up for court hearings. By ignoring the health condition of the foreign trespassers so transferred into the nation’s interior, he has exposed countless American citizens to tuberculosis, typhus, and, yes, COVID-19. This violates numerous state laws against reckless endangerment. Meanwhile, healthy, vaccinated, and properly documented Canadian tourists are denied entry because of the supposed hazard of COVID-19.” —Minnesota
“President Trump’s ‘biggest mistake’ was not clearing out the Senior Executive Service of so many of the old guard. Trump went to DC promising to drain the swamp. What we see is that the swamp is bigger, dirtier, and more foul than was believed before, but drained it is not. The next Trump-like president has to do some unpopular things in DC, which will include cutting the bureaucracy by 20%, replacing the Senior Executive Service with people who are not ‘deep state,’ and pushing to get the Federal Reserve limited to its original charter. This is a ton of work, and it needs to be done to preserve our Republic. We cannot go on with oligarchs running our government.” —Ohio
“What’s worse, the current president of the AMA, Dr. Gerald Harmon, stated in May that the AMA will no longer subscribe to a merit-based system for doctors. Which means it’s adopting CRT. I sent a note and asked Dr. Harmon how he would select the newest chief neurosurgeon of MA General Hospital — by the color of his skin, or by the character and quality of his work? He never responded.” —Massachusetts
“Thank for the piece on Simone Biles’s decision to withdraw from aspects of this year’s Olympics. I am a very conservative Christian in my latter 60s and am currently dealing with anxiety issues for the first time in my life. I have seen social media comments by conservative friends who have criticized her decision. It is very courageous of her to do what she did and even more courageous to remain with and encourage her teammates. I agree with her actions and thank the author for making her points as well as comparing Simone’s actions to those of other self-focused athletes who use the Olympics to show their personal opinions of disgust with this great country that has given so much to them.” —Texas
“Amen and hallelujah to this well-written article. I’m saddened and very angry that some people who call themselves conservatives somehow think it is more important to win a medal than it is to seek mental help. That took guts, especially in front of the entire world. When Congress stopped funding mental health hospitals in the ‘70s during the Carter administration, I predicted we would have catastrophic results in the future. I was right. And last but not least, we have an imbecile in the White House who thinks it is more important to fund the sex-change operations of military members than it is to fund mental health clinics so our military with PTSD can get the help they so desperately need. Twenty-two suicides a day is 22 too many. PERIOD.” —Virginia
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