Newt discusses several current issues including election security and hidden tax increases in President Biden’s current plan.
Sunday Morning Futures
May 9, 2021
I think we learned in 2020 and earlier that we have elections that are too easy to steal, and, for example, you can actually buy an official Georgia presidential ballot on eBay and can also buy a number of states’. When they were controlling the ballots, it’s just not true. This is a very open system. There’s a system where people could cheat and did and without getting into the argument about how big the cheating was. It was large enough that every American should expect that they have the right to vote and right to have vote counted. They have the right for the vote to be held legally and accurately and they shouldn’t have their vote canceled by somebody who is cheating and that’s exactly what’s been going on. They are necessary reforms.
Why not? She’s already changed Georgia without ever being governor. She’s intimidated Governor Kemp and she’s intimidated the secretary of state, so she’s dominated Georgia despite losing, and maybe she figures she will do the same thing. Of course, she will have to face off against Kamala Harris who I think has her own ideas about who the first woman president should be. What Ken just said is really important for people to understand. In a number of states, the Republicans were just plain outlawyered. The other side did a better job. They set the rules of the game. The rules were designed to do exactly what he said. Figure out how many votes that is the Republicans have and then hold the ballots open until you can get enough votes to beat them. And that’s — every one of the states is really close that Trump lost. You had those kind of shenanigans and state law violated in every single one of those states. In any mind there’s no question that those states were in effect stolen that doesn’t make the national media happy but as a historian people will find that it’s absolutely true.
This is a basic rule of economic history and it goes all the way certainly to the Romans and other ancient civilizations. If you can’t raise taxes because of resistance and you have to keep raising spending in order to pay off your allies, the only way you can make up the difference is through inflation, through cheapening money by printing more dollars. In our case, by literally cheapening gold and silver coins in the past and the result is everybody pays a hidden tax. Now what makes it tragic is the people hit the hardest are the poor. So, every person who hears us today, when you go out to fill your gas tank and you notice that you’re getting less gasoline per dollar, that’s a Biden-hidden tax. It will happen with electricity. It’s going to happen with food. Across the board we are on the edge of a massive inflation and the Democrats’ answer is print more money, so they get a bad job’s number on Friday and they are saying immediately, we need to spend another couple trillion which is exactly the wrong solution if you want the economy to be healthy.
Well, look, I think she honestly believes what she says. She’s made a calculated decision that she would rather be a martyr than trying to accommodate her own conference. She has every right as an individual member to say and do what she wants to, but she has no right as the chair of the conference to take the power and the prestige that the conference has given her and use it to undermine the conference. I mean, the conference was 200 to 10 opposite her. She was one of ten out of 210 votes. At that point, you either have to attack yourselves and say, I will represent the conference or morally you ought to resign because you’re abusing the power that they’ve loaned you. I don’t know what her game plan is. Well, who knows, it should be purely act of conscious and she could fade away into the sunset, but the Cheney’s are very smart, and they have been around a long time. I wouldn’t be surprised to show up as independent candidate for president if Trump is renominated. The things she said, she’d be morally bound to support the Democrat or run as a third-party candidate. I have no idea what she will do but she’s not a person who does takes one step at a time. They’ve thought this through, and they have a game plan.