The chances of the 20-plus field of Democrat hopefuls getting their party’s presidential nod by telling the truth is zero. The political reality in the Age of Trump is that the economy is booming, improved trade deals have been negotiated, financial sanctions are working, and Americans are enjoying historic prosperity.
That’s why the recent Democrat debates promoted by liberally-biased, fake news CNN were a welcome opportunity for candidates to lie to each other, primary voters, and the American public. These rank among the top lies encouraged by the fake news network.
Lie #1: Trump is Taxing Low-Income American Families
The false narrative that the tariffs leveled by President Donald Trump’s on countries such as China are coming out of American pockets has been a convenient lie. That’s primarily due to the complexity of trade negotiations and how tariffs work in general. The underlying truth about the president’s trade feud with the likes of China is that such countries place high tariffs on American imports, and previous administrations didn’t stand up to them.
During the recent Democrat debates, California Sen. Kamala Harris tried to link the Fed cutting interest rates to tariffs with a strange claim this is all bad for everyday Americans.
“Jerome Powell just dropped the interest rates, and he admitted why: because of the so-called trade policy that this president has, that has been nothing more than a Trump trade tax that has resulted in American families spending as much as $1.4 billion more a month on everything from shampoo to washing machines,” Harris said.
The facts are that the Federal Reserve has been brow-beaten by the president to lower rates and save citizens and businesses money. President Trump pushed for this cut to offset a global economic slowdown and further ramp up America’s GDP. The U.S. government is reportedly on pace to collect upwards of $75 billion in 2019 tariffs, more than double previous years. All that money funds the government, and reduces American tax liability. The cost of consumer goods has not unusually increased.
Lie #2: Joe Biden Will Nix All Fossil Fuels
Former Vice President Joe Biden went out on a limb during the Detroit debates saying he will ban coal, fossil fuels, and fracking. Biden says all of the above would have no place in his administration.
“No. We would work it out,” Biden said during the recent debates. “We would make sure it’s eliminated, and no more subsidies for either one of those, any fossil fuel.”
That’s about the most ridiculous lie told by a Democrat during this entire primary process. During his stint as Obama’s number two, Biden towed the party line claiming to support “clean coal.” That lie helped convince moderate voters they wouldn’t crush coal communities. They did.
The reality is that natural gas is a fossil fuel, and one pushed by the Obama Administration. It supplanted coal in fueling many of today’s electricity plants. The biggest part of Biden’s Pinocchio act is that natural gas is widely culled through fracking. No fracking, no natural gas. No natural gas, no electricity. No electricity, no lights or Tesla cars.
Lie #3: ObamaCare Is Working
The former Obama sidekick continues to tout the previous administration’s “accomplishments.” The Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, was praised by the left-leaning media and Democrats. Unfortunately, it led to skyrocketing health insurance premiums, and forced Americans to buy policies that didn’t financially cover conditions or pay a tax. Many now call it the “Unaffordable Care Act.”
During the recent debates, he said any criticism of Obamacare is “malarkey.” Now, there’s a word you haven’t heard much since the 1970s. And, he went on to make perhaps the most pathetic claim about the former administration’s signature disaster.
“My response is: Obamacare is working,” Biden said.
The fact is that the GOP and Trump Administration have effectively ended Obamacare through a series of tax law changes and executive orders. Everyday Americans are no longer required to buy unusable health insurance policies. Maybe in that sense, it’s working. The Obama-Biden law did such horrific damage to the economics of the health care industry, that only by reining in prescription drug costs and increased insurance competition does America have shot at improvement. Naturally, Biden got away with that massive lie in the liberal, anti-Trump forum.