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Sunday, May 30, 2021
ISSUE #1065
Ground Zero for Covid-19. Biden’s Bigger Budget

Do you remember the first time you heard that Covid-19 apparently came from a virology lab in Wuhan, China? For you, it was probably early last spring. For most Americans, it was only last week when their favorite news media acknowledged the Wuhan Lab was likely Ground Zero.

Up until recently, most news media agreed with the World Health Organization (WHO) that the source was a bat sold at a fresh food market in Wuhan. Most networks made fun of anyone who said it might have originated in the Wuhan Lab, even though it was doing “change of function” research on a coronavirus. Facebook banned all posts that suggested it came from the Lab.

The whole world knows the coronavirus came from China, even though we’re not allowed to say so. While the world has suffered 170 million Covid-19 cases and 3.5 million deaths, you might expect that China, with almost 20% of the world’s population, has suffered about a million of those deaths. After all, it infected people in China for about 3 months before being identified elsewhere.

Well, China has not reported a million deaths. Would you believe 4,600? And only 91,000 cases. The Communist Chinese leaders only count ones who were not cremated. We should know by now, we cannot trust the Communists.

You might remember I commented earlier that the federal government would give each child a $3000 tax credit, which I called a salary. Now, you might agree with this generosity. President Biden announced he would start sending out checks this summer, $250 a month for each child.

Suppose you have three teenagers who get wind of this payment. They might say, “Why should we get jobs at McDonald’s or the farm down the road. We’re getting $750 a month and it’s deposited into YOUR bank account. And don’t expect us to do any chores for a tiny allowance. What’s the use of working?”

On Friday President Biden submitted his first budget. He is asking Congress to appropriate $6 Trillion, which is 26% more than what President Trump asked for two years ago. A friend on Facebook applauded Biden’s budget request because it has essentially no increase for the Defense Department, “We have 13 aircraft carriers, China has only 2.”

A foreigner on Facebook asked why the U.S. has a Memorial Day, and honors Veterans on November 11, and has Armed Forces Day for those currently serving. He said we glorify and waste money on Armed Forces that would be better spent on helping humanity.

I think if Will Rogers were still around, he would ask, “Do our allies and friends in Europe, Asia and elsewhere in the World want us to bring home all our troops? And if we’re supposed to balance China on Defense, do you want us to lay low until they build 11 more Aircraft Carriers?”

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out.” DT #2047, Feb. 24, 1933

“If you want to know when a war is coming just watch the United States and see when they start cutting down on their defense. It’s the surest barometer in the world.” DT #2116, May 16, 1933


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