The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. We have a ton to cover, as well as Congress proves it’s pretty darn dysfunctional, and we’ll get to all that in a moment. We’ll also talk with Conrad Black, Lord Conrad Black in a few moments, and we’ll catch up with Noah Says, Noah Says, and see what he says. Noah Dingley, our great producer, has been on vacation for a few days. We’ll see what he has to say about things after a few days off.
All right. What you need to know today is the Democrats – don’t be fooled. In my opinion, they’re showing a lot of back and forth and fighting, and they’re debating and they’re fighting and they’re fighting and they’re debating. Ultimately, you can rest assured on this fact.
What you need to know is they will spend more money. They will spend more money. Right now, they’re fighting over whether to spend 5 trillion, 7 trillion, 10 trillion, whatever it is. The big reconciliation bill, so-called Build Back Better, is a wish list of every single crazy expansion of government, everything from free money to people that are low income, like free cash, changing the welfare system, Community College for free, massive spending on green energy meaning giveaways for more of the Democrat priorities like solar panels and windmills and such. All those things are rolled into that.
But rest assured, they’re still talking about spending a trillion two, $1.2 trillion on, quote, unquote infrastructure, which is all kinds of junk and earmarks and all sorts of things in there, as well as some bridges as well as some roads. But they’re fighting about it now. They seem to be irreconcilable. But what you need to know is when it comes down to it, the swamp always protects itself.
And so earlier on Thursday, you saw the Swamp vote to extend the debt ceiling so that people, the government can keep borrowing money. And I’m just promising you there’s Republicans, so called moderate Republicans, that have talked about voting for the infrastructure bill and voting for more spending.
What you need to know is the swamp will protect the swamp. Meaning what is in the interest of the swamp is increasing power. And the way to increase, the best way to think about power increase is money. Jack. Jack moves the world. Not, I don’t know, titles, not positions, not any of that. Jack. “Who’s got the jack, Jack?” is what’s gonna move the world. That’s what you should watch. That’s what you should watch.
Ultimately, it may look like Joe Biden doesn’t get everything he wants. It may look like the Progressives don’t get everything they want. Trust me. They’re getting hundreds of billions of dollars transfer. Remember, Obama’s stimulus was like $800 billion, 800 billion. Now we’re talking about trillions. Excuse me. Obama’s stimulus, Obama’s stimulus was, I think let me get the number right. Was it 760? I think it was 760. Just under $800 billion.
That’s real money. Don’t get me wrong, it’s real money. But it’s not like we’re talking about $3.5 trillion. $3.5 trillion I mean, this is categorically a different size, a different scope of what we’re doing and what we’re talking about. It’s amazing.
And remember, yeah, I think, actually, technically, yeah, it’s a total of 700, about $700 billion. Now we’re talking about trillions and trillions with the Build Back Better fiasco. So the question is, as you see them fighting amongst themselves, what’s actually happening?
What you need to know is they’re still amassing their fortunes. They’re still amassing their money. They still making sure the lobbyists get paid. Remember when you spend billions and billions, hundreds of billions of dollars. Trillions of dollars. That money goes somewhere.
And when that money goes somewhere, it goes out and then it goes back in. Meaning if you’re able to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and inside that there’s hundreds of billions. Or let’s say there’s $500 million for solar panels. Do you know who’s going to give contributions to the Democrats who helped get that through? The solar panel industry.
Do you know what’s going to happen if you pass hundreds of millions of dollars, tens of billions of dollars, hundreds of billions of dollars for roads and bridges? You’re going to get unions that are going to say, oh, man, this is great. We’re getting huge amounts of money paid. We’re gonna help support those candidates. That’s the dynamic that’s going on. Now, you may have seen Joe Machin…I’m not going to spend $3.5 trillion. He is from a more conservative state. We’ll see if that holds.
But that’s another thing. Remember who controls the budget in this case, Pelosi, is gonna have all kinds of goodies in there. And there’s a point where in the swamp, the powers that be look the other way. If you’re passing $1.2 trillion, you can rest assured there’s $10 million for Plan Parenthood of San Francisco. And there’s $1.6 million for Planned Parenthood of Dubuque, Iowa. And there’s 1.1 million for Planned Parenthood of wherever – you get the point. If you’re in charge and you’re Pelosi, you are taking care of business.
Now, I want to point somewhere here I want to point in a direction that is something that I don’t know if we’ll ever know if we ever drain the swamp. But how many of our politicians and their families are getting richer and richer because of the massive spending? In other words, how many family members are lobbyists that are impacted and impacted by a massive 1.2 trillion? Because if you just find one $1.2 trillion on a Build Back Better or on a infrastructure bill, that’s not the same as defense spending, where you know there’s defense spending. You can see what they buying, they’re buying planes or they’re buying… This one they’re buying anything under the sun.
They’re putting money out into the swamp economy for people to scoop up. And if you know anything about how that system works, what you need to know is the swamp takes care of the swamp. And again, let me go back to what I told you before. Maybe the best filter on life in this moment is follow the money. Now, maybe that’s always been true. It could be that’s always the best filter. But it certainly feels like the best filter right now is follow the money. In the Covid bailouts, do you know where most of them, a lot, not most, I shouldn’t say most.
You know where hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars went in the bailout of the Covid? To the unions, to the bailout of states, to the covering of the pension funds. I mentioned teachers unions. To the schools. They gave the schools tens of billions of dollars, ostensibly for PPE and training. Well, you know who gets paid for training? The teachers union gets paid for training. So the school gets a million dollars and it hires the teachers unions executives to train the teachers union for half a million dollars. Everybody’s making money, everybody’s moving along, everybody’s happy.
Except for We the People that are being jerked around and run around and kept on our heels and not able to succeed and stuck like a Hunger Games. Remember the Hunger Games? I’ll never forget the movie. Never loved the books. My kids like the book, my wife liked the books. I never got into the books – The Hunger Games books, there’s three or four of them.
But I don’t forget, I won’t forget the first movie where I think it’s twelve districts are out and that one of them is a district that looks like West Virginia and one of them’s distict looks like Iowa, meaning that one is coal and pretty coal producing, kind of barren.
One is fields where there’s growing corn and one is a tech district like Silicon Valley. So the districts. But the districts are fairly barren. They’re fairly… because they must transfer all their wealth and all their industry to the capital. And so at one point, the main characters, Katniss and then later on, her boyfriend, the boy, and they take the train towards the capital. And as they get closer to the capital, it’s gleaming in the distance. It’s shiny. It’s got gold. It’s got food. It’s got lights. And the contrast between the people out in the district, out in the states, and the capital — striking.
That’s what you need to know right now. As they seem to fight over whether to transform America with five or seven or $10 trillion of growth in government programs or just spend 1.2, 1.5, 2.2, 2.7 trillion dollars. Just know this: they are in the process of transforming America. They are in the process of making America The Hunger Games. It’s happening all around us. And you follow the money.
And although they look like they’re fighting to do something that sounds fiscally conservative, fiscally responsible. They’re just finding the way to increase their power and the power is not the power of only one party. Although the Democrats are pretty good at it. It’s also the power of the incumbents. And so you’ll see a bunch of Republicans that will find a way to vote because they want the action. They want the money. They want the jack jack.
That’s what you’re going to find. All right. We have to take a break. We’ll come back. We got Conrad, Lord Conrad Black, who has a definition of the Bidenization of America. Bidenization of America.
And we’ll also talk to our great producer Noah Dingley, and get an update on Noah Says. It’s been a few weeks We saw him, he took some days off. We’re going to see what he says about baseball, see what he says about COVID, see what he says about the kids. He’s always good on a lot of these topics. Noah Dingley coming up. Coming up in a moment, Noah Says. So that’s what you need to know.
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