Burt Prelutsky / November 22, 2021

Inflation: The Money Tax

Inflation goes straight for your wallet or your pocketbook and taxes your cash.

I do not understand why any working stiff in America ever votes for Democrats. The thing is, every time they get control, the first thing they do is raise taxes. The reason for that is so they can, in the words of Marx, Lenin, Stalin and Obama, redistribute wealth.

The fact that most of it gets redistributed right into their own pockets never seems to register with left-wing voters.

The irony is that while they talk like Socialists/Communists, they live like Capitalists. The Obamas are worth over $100 million, as are the Clintons. But even Bernie Sanders, who went so far as to honeymoon in Moscow to establish his street creds, owns three homes. Heck, Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of BLM, wound up with four at last count.

While Biden, Janet Yellen and the rest of his flunkies tell us that his pork-filled Build Back Better bill won’t raise taxes for anyone making less than $400,000 a year, independent economists strongly disagree.

While you take a moment to decide which side to believe, remember Biden and company are the same ones who told us that the trillions of dollars the bill calls for is free because it’s all paid for. As a result, all of their pants caught fire.

Finally, keep in mind that whereas other taxes tax your wages, your property, your utilities and the material goods you purchase, inflation goes straight for your wallet or your pocketbook and taxes your cash.

Speaking of left-wing millionaires, I suspect that a lot of books that carry the names of politicians is as a way to launder bribes. So if anyone questions how an old Commie like Bernie Sanders can get so wealthy, he can claim he made it off his books. Right, like people rushed out to buy “Political Revolution,” “The Speech” and “Bernie Speaks.”

I suppose it’s just possible that the schmoes who vote for Communists, whether it’s here or elsewhere, never notice that the folks like Stalin, Hitler, Castro, Sanders and Elizabeth Warren invariably start out talking about taking from the haves and giving to the have-nots and wind up living in palaces.

Unfortunately, Biden, Schumer and Pelosi, seem to accept at some primal level that Congress will be flipped in 2022, so they have a very short time in which to destroy the nation. That would certainly explain why Saule Omarova, the Soviet-educated woman Biden has nominated to be Comptroller of the Currency, could say something as outrageous as hoping that American coal and energy companies go bankrupt.

And when asked what should be done to prevent inflation from getting even worse than it is, Biden’s Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, said, “Biden should just keep doing what he’s doing.”

As for Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, perhaps the worst of Biden’s disastrous appointments, she keeps telling us that inflation is merely temporary. Inasmuch as the amount of currency in circulation has risen 36% in under a year, meaning that every day the money in your wallet is worth less than it was yesterday, one can only assume that when she says the problem is temporary, she means it in the way that life itself is only temporary.

It seems another patriot has bitten the dust. A cop in Virginia, William Kelly, made a $25 anonymous donation last Spring to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund. Somehow, word got out and, so, the Norfolk Police Department fired the 18-year department veteran, denying him his pension.

As he told Tucker Carlson, he is waiting to see if he can get his job back before suing the city. I personally hope he does both.

It so happens that I also donated to the kid’s defense fund. Fortunately, nobody can fire me.

I was thinking about Ronald Reagan the other day, and it occurred to me that he was right about “trust but verify,” but he had them in the wrong order.

If he had made Tip O'Neill and the Democrats build the border wall first before he signed the amnesty bill in ‘86, he would then have had reason to trust them. Instead, 35 years later, we are hip-deep in tens of millions of illegal aliens inside our now non-existent borders.

Speaking of which, there is a TikTok video showing some guy wandering around several million dollars’ worth of building material that Donald Trump had ordered to complete his big, beautiful wall.

The shocking thing is that, considering it’s lying there unguarded, it hasn’t all been carried away by Mexicans, who could then sell it back to us when Trump is re-elected.

Clearly, our tax dollars are meaningless to Biden and his free-spending cronies. They are happy to hand over a fully functioning airport and several billion dollars’ worth of military hardware to the Taliban, and equally delighted to give $450,000 to every illegal alien who may have been inconvenienced while sneaking into our country.

Norman Eagle, who agrees with me that Trump hurts his chances in 2024 every time he whines about the 2020 election, worries that if Trump continues to question the results, even Biden might be able to defeat him.

I let him know that I didn’t see any way for Biden to run for re-election in his 80s.

When he asked, “Who then?” I replied, “Kamala Harris.” If the Democrats could get away with cheating to elect Biden, it would be easier with her. After all, she’s a woman and she’s black, which would make it difficult for Republicans to attack her or to come up with the equivalent of a “Let’s go, Brandon” chant.

After I wished Marie Colburn a happy birthday, patriot that she is, she replied “Thanks, but I only wish for a happy U.S.A.”

A wonderful sentiment, but I responded, “I think that’s impossible. There are two Americas these days, and whatever makes one of them happy inevitably makes the other one miserable.”

Someone, not Bob Hunt, sent me a funny photo of a chubby bulldog stretched out flat on the floor, or at least as flat as a chubby bulldog can lie. The caption reads: “I’m fat but I identify as skinny. I’m trans-slender.”

Russ Mothershed sent me a series of amusing items, including: “They say we can have gatherings with up to eight people without issues. I don’t even know eight people without issues.”

“Dear paranoid people who check behind their shower curtains for serial killers, if you find one, what’s your plan?”

“Facial recognition software can pick a person out of a huge crowd, but the vending machine at work can’t recognize a dollar bill with a bent corner.”

“Covid-19 fact: 87% of gym members don’t even know their gym is closed.”

“I know it’s time to clean out my purse when my car assumes it’s a passenger who isn’t wearing a seat belt.”

“In the 1980s, I fell off my bike and skinned my knee. I’m telling you this now because we didn’t have social media back then.”

“We all know Albert Einstein was a genius, but his brother Frank was a monster.”

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