Monthly Archives: October 2021

The IRS Wants to Look in Your Wallet

Rob Meyne

  • Oct. 15, 2021
  • 1-min read

The IRS is ready to peer into your purse or wallet. Well, at least your bank account.

Bien’s $3.5 trillion dollar bill includes more than spending. It is a blueprint for the economic restructuring and a wholesale shift in our priorities. It sets the stage for a move away from an entrepreneurial, capitalist, free society to one dedicated to reallocating wealth, distributing assets based on sex and skin color, and ensuring equality of result rather than opportunity.

The Biden Administration announced this change in federal policy in its first few days. They said their goal is equity (equal results) in federal programs rather than equal opportunity. The former is socialist dogma; the latter is the basis of a free constitutional republic.

It is hard to think of a change in policy that could be more important.

Washington is also determined to spy on your personal, private financial matters. The legislation contains a provision that will give the IRS access to your bank accounts if they involve an annual aggregate amount of $600 or more. (Many Americans spend more than that each year oncoffee.) The IRS would not need to get a warrant, court order, or show probable cause. If they want to look at the credit union accounts for your son Trip, Aunt Doris, and your dad’s best friend’s gardener, they can.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she doesn’t consider this an invasion of privacy. Apparently, she doesn’t know the definition of the term. For more detail, see here.

The same administration that wants you to believe they are only interested in going after rich people wants to see the finances of essentially every person in America. Do you contribute money to the church or Salvation Army? Team Biden will know. Do you smoke, drink a lot, or have weed delivered to your front door? They will know. Do you have an account with a porn site, buy things from Frederick’s of Hollywood (if they still exist), or collect posters of Hillary Duff? They will know.

Yellen says they need this information because too many billionaires aren’t paying enough in taxes. It is hard to decide what is worse: the fact that they lie or that they think we are too stupid to know it.

Considering a National Divorce

J Robert Smith

  • Oct. 15, 2021
  • 2-min read

This past week at American Thinker, both William Sullivan (another longtime regular contributor) and I addressed the idea of a national divorce; meaning, red and blue America separating. Sullivan’s article can be found here. Mine is here.

The differences between left and right in America are stark and, regrettably, growing starker. Some conservatives have floated the idea that a national divorce might be achieved civilly, if not amicably. In my American Thinker analysis, I argued that a civil separation isn’t likely to occur because of the nature and worldview of the American left. The American left isn’t led by the equivalent of Swedish social democrats who merely want to expand the welfare state and who are agreeable to living and let live … and who may gladly part company amicably if that was best for all concerned.

I argue that the left has no intention of dissolving the U.S. peaceful and fairly. That runs contrary to their explicit aims. Here’s the nub of the matter from my piece:

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Covid vs. Constitutional Government

Rob Meyne

Covid Policy is at odds with conservative, Constitutional principles

  • Oct. 14, 2021
  • 2-min read

There are some common-sense principles that should be used to make governmental decisions on major issues of our day. These come quickly to mind as we look at our response to Covid. Time-honored truths have been ignored, and we will be paying the price for years.

Decisions to lockdown the economy, trample on constitutional rights, and issue a series of mandates are possibly the worst in our national history. The pandemic has had an indelible impact on America, and the wounds were mostly unnecessary, unhelpful, and self-inflicted.

First, government should follow strategies that have proven benefits. If we did that, we would have had no mask mandates. There is scant evidence they help. When pushed for proof that masks work, even the Director of the CDC was unable to offer any.
Likewise, lockdowns would not have passed muster. Yet we had a national lockdown, that was essentially global as well. Some restrictions remain from the pause that was billed as “two weeks to stop the spread.”

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Leftists are the Science Deniers

By Rob Meyne

Leftists are Science Deniers

  • Oct. 13, 2021
  • 2-min read

There is an extensive list of falsehoods the left/politically correct crowd needs you to believe to support their agenda. It is frankly impressive how boldly they insist you believe a variety of falsehoods about America. This requires brazen disregard for the facts.

This kind of chutzpah far exceeds anything even rabid Trump supporters possess in maintaining the 2020 election was problematic. If Trump is promoting the “Big Lie,” the left is promoting a patchwork quilt of them. They lie easily and often, on topics such as whether the rich pay taxes to how many people were left behind in Afghanistan and how many illegals are flooding the country.

Biden wants young black kids to think they are in daily danger of being slaughtered by police officers who want to kill them solely because of their race.

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Facebook/Fakebook’s Misleading “Whistleblower” Narrative

By Rob Meyne

Fakebook Wants Regulation

  • Oct. 8, 2021
  • 4-min read

If all you do is read the headlines or watch the tv while napping, you miss the most important elements of many stories. This week saw a well-coordinated effort to present a misleading narrative on Facebook/Fakebook. The long-term strategy is to further justify, or even require, censorship by social media. It featured a Facebook executive in a media campaign planned and directed by Bill Burton, the former Obama message maven, and his agency, as outlined here.

Sunday, Sixty Minutes aired a story about a supposed “whistleblower” who discussed internal research by Facebook that revealed damaging information about its business. It raised issues that have received little or no attention from management. Facebook, unsurprisingly, prioritizes profits and power, and has failed to address a number of problematic effects it has on users, notably young people.

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