Vox unable to put spin Bernie & Alexandria’s socialist proposals because the price tag’s too heavy

Even progressives can’t find enough confectioners glaze to sugarcoat this monster

This analysis of various “nonpartisan and left-leaning studies” from Vox is amazing in that even they can’t find enough confectioners glaze to sugar-coat this monster. First of all, they’re concluding a ten-year cost of Bernie & Alexandria’s proposed Bankrupt-a-Palooza would be $42.5 trillion, but over 30 years the “savings” really add up:

The 30-year projected tab for these programs is even more staggering: new proposals costing $218 trillion, on top of an $84 trillion baseline deficit driven by Social Security, Medicare, and the resulting interest costs.

What would be the effects of such an unprecedented spending binge? Federal spending, which typically ranges between 18 and 22 percent of GDP, would immediately soar past 40 percent of GDP on its way to nearly 50 percent within three decades. Including state and local government spending would push the total cost of government to 60 percent of GDP by that point — exceeding the current spending level of every country in Europe.

And I’m guessing that’s still a conservative estimate, which is the only thing “conservative” Vox is ever going to do.

That feeling when even Vox can’t spin Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez’s dreamy socialist proposals:

I will say this for Sanders & Ocasio-Cortez’s pricey proposals: They’d be a little cheaper than the projected cost to build a real life Death Star, and probably accomplish the same thing.

Hot new idea to achieve progressive healthcare utopia: Forcing doctors to take huge pay cuts

Ever notice lefty progressives/socialists never recommend cutting their own salaries to “help” others with their needs?

You know, listening to progressives banter about talking about their visions for socialist utopia reminds me of when I was a kid. There were always some 8-year-olds dreaming out loud: “Hey, if everything was free then nobody would really have to work for anything and we’d all be taken care of.” Progressives are the ones who never really outgrew that stage.

So anyway, how can the Left’s plan of “Medicare for all” work in the U.S.? A couple of writers for the progressive pipe dream manufacturing plant called Vox are on it:

I for one look forward to being operated on by a doctor recently disgruntled by a huge salary cut while being assisted by his staff who were hit by even steeper pay cuts while all of them are frustrated by a 9-month backlog of pissed patients on their waiting list. And I’m sure people will be lining up around the block to study their asses off for years in medical school and then work 18 hour days in residency to end up earning about as much money as a New York City bus driver.

Ever notice lefty progressives/socialists never recommend cutting their own salaries to “help” others with their needs?

(h/t Twitchy)

At anti-NRA protest, meet the kind of people who want to control your ability (or lack thereof) to defend yourself

Unreal

These are the people who want your guns taken, and the woman at the start of this video explains that they want to do it and don’t care if you die because of their misguided activism:

That kind of stuff, which was recorded at a protest at the NRA’s headquarters over the weekend, could be fairly humorous in a pitiful kind of way until you realize those are the idiots canceling out your vote.

Oh, and of course David Hogg had armed security (who may well have gotten their carry licenses thanks to NRA-backed training programs). You can’t make this stuff up:

What the progressive argument on gun control as it pertains to what they say vs. what they do boils down to is simple: “Our lives are more important than yours.”

Offended journalists score victory for free speech, shame museum dedicated to 1st Amendment into removing ‘Fake News’ t-shirts from store

Our guardians of the First Amendment support free speech, with strict limits.

After it was discovered that the Newseum was selling “Fake News” t-shirts at the museum gift shop and its online store, many “journalists” — and I use the term in quotes because many are nothing more than activists shilling for the Democratic Party — were enormously offended:

Many “journalists” then unwittingly went about setting a new record for irony:

The Newseum in Washington DC, a monument to journalism and the First Amendment, has removed from its gift shop shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Fake News,” saying stocking the items was a “mistake.”

The museum pulled the shirts and issued an apology on Saturday — a day after criticism erupted from both the public and journalists for selling a shirt with a catchphrase used by President Donald Trump to disparage the media. Trump repeatedly calls journalists “the enemy of the people.”

“We made a mistake and we apologize. A free press is an essential part of our democracy and journalists are not the enemy of the people,” the statement read.

The mainstream media can now celebrate their victory for the First Amendment! They support the idea of “free speech,” but with clearly drawn boundaries that must not be crossed.

And it won’t end there. Here’s a journalism professor:

Over to you, mainstream media guardians of the First Amendment. Assemble the free speech police mob again!

David Hogg and his ‘inspiration’ help boil the anti-NRA movement down to its essence

In Manhattan yesterday, an activist who scaled the Statue of Liberty about a month ago had some, um, interesting things to say outside a Manhattan courthouse:

The activist who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day spewed an anti-America chant during a news conference on Friday.

Therese Okoumou is facing numerous charges, including trespassing, interference with government agency functions and disorderly conduct for scaling the icon of freedom, according to the New York Post.

However, she appeared outside Manhattan federal court Friday wearing a dress that said, “I really care, why won’t u?” before beginning what she called her “song.”

“America, you motherf–kers! You drug addicts! You KKK! You fascist USA,” she shouted to her supporters.

And of course lefties clapped like trained seals:

Fast forward the tape from yesterday to today and the protest that took place at the NRA’s headquarters in Virginia, here’s gun control activist David Hogg with the same woman:

A “big inspiration”?

But don’t you dare question their loyalty to the country or its Constitution! In the end though, this is what the gun control movement is all about: Far leftists trying to force their anti-Constitution agendas into practice, and they can’t be allowed to get a foot in the door.

If people like Hogg were actually interested in helping prevent future school shootings, he’d be back in Parkland yelling at the Sheriff and school administrators instead of outside an NRA office in Virginia:

But sure, blame the NRA. Preserving the left-wing talking points obviously take precedence over saving lives.

PANIC: DNC Chair & Nancy Pelosi among Dems trying to pour cold water all over more good economic news

Dems panicked by good economic news says about all you need to know.

July saw record employment and the unemployment rate dropping below 4 percent. As always, decent economic news has Dems in a panic in an election year when they’re out of power, so it’s time to try and extinguish an economy that’s on fire. First up, get a load of this from DNC Chair and super-leftist Tom Perez:

Haha! He’s trying so very hard. The predicted “blue wave” could be in serious jeopardy.

Nancy Pelosi did it even better by saying that if anybody in the working class is still struggling, it’s because of people like… Nancy Pelosi:

I’m not sure a one-percenter saying “one-percenters are helping screw you over” has the kind of impact she thinks it does.

Dems in a panic when the economy gets better says about all you need to know.

THIS will convince America there’s no media bias: CNN’s Jim Acosta suggests reporters join other protesters outside WH and chant against Trump

He seems troubled.

CNN’s resident drama queen and White House reporter Jim Acosta remains triggered by some of the crowd at a Trump rally in Tampa this week chanting “CNN sucks” while he was trying to do a report. So get this: In response to accusations of bias, Acosta suggested bumper stickers and maybe even “journalists” joining a chant outside the White House:

He seems troubled. And boy, if the media joining the other left-wing protesters outside the White House doesn’t convince you Acosta and some of his fellow journos aren’t biased, nothing will!

Candidate for New York attorney general promises to prosecute the REAL illegals: ICE officers

Priorities, liberal-style!

Personally I think the Dems are shooting themselves in the foot repeatedly with this approach, which is why I don’t mind seeing them clinging to the strategy, but this sure does sum up liberal “priorities”:

If she gets any more cuckoo somebody’s going to stuff her and put her in a clock.

Did you catch the disdain when she said “the idea that people are illegal…” That’s why she doesn’t have any locks on her doors at home. Oh wait.

She also employed the time-honored lefty tactic of calling illegal aliens “immigrants” to conflate legal and illegal immigration. Not enough people are falling for it and with every defense of illegal entry into the US, the predicted “blue wave” gets smaller and smaller.

Narrative Busters: ICE official schools Dem lawmaker about immigration laws

Intentionally obtuse, or actually stupid? YOU make the call.

Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii was questioning Matthew Albence of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement on Tuesday and made an ass of herself.

Look, even open borders liberals know crossing into the U.S. without going through the process is illegal, but sometimes a “lawmaker” has to have it spelled out:

Lawmakers are sometimes legit stupid, but the election of Trump has made some of them up their game to pretending to be stupid in an effort to save the “Resistance” narrative. Or… maybe she’s actually stupid. The jury is still out on that one.

Irony gold standard: Construction of Obama Presidential Library delayed (guess why)

Hahaha!

As everybody knows, when Obama was president he and his administration had a tremendous love of government regulations:

But sometimes regulation-happy pols fall into their own traps.

Here’s more proof that what goes around comes around:

Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process.

Construction on former President Barack Obama’s center was to start this year. However, the Obama Foundation says it now plans to break ground for the half-billion-dollar project sometime in 2019.

Before the presidential center can be built, the federal government will review its impact on Jackson Park. The park on the city’s South Side is on the National Register of Historic Places. The project’s environmental effects will also be analyzed. Any adverse effects must be resolved before construction is allowed.

Finally an environmental regulation has a positive impact! I hope the damn thing’s delayed ten years due to environmental studies, and when the Obama Library is finally constructed, it should be made entirely out of red tape for the perfect tribute to that part of Obama’s legacy.