Beltway Insider: Biden/Harris, Build Back Better, Gas Prices, COVID/Vaccine Totals, Guilt/Innocent: Crime in America

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The House of Representatives passed President Biden's $1.2 trillion dollar Build Back Better social program development package, geared to overall social service programs in the United States, the bill now heads to the senate where passage is expected.

The President's job approval rating, according to the website fivethirtyeight.com, for the period ending November 21, 2021, decreased by 0.2% to 42.5% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness decreased by 0.2% percentage points to 51.8%, A slight 3% of the population polled have no opinion. Ratings are calculated weekly.


Beltway Insider: Biden, Bannon/Jan 6, Inflation, COVID/Vaccine Totals, EU, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, GE

Build Back Better Social Program Passes House

The Biden Build Back Better bill, which is a combination of programs that will, like his infrastructure package pave the way for an overhaul of the social services programs, the likes of which haven't been seen since the inception of the social services programs.

The House Democrats passed the bill, 220-to-213, setting a potential showdown in the senate, including the possibility of returning the bill to the house, as additional cuts to the more than $2 trillion package are whittled down by both parties.

"But the more than $2 trillion proposal, the final component of Biden's broader economic agenda, must survive an even tougher political slog in the days ahead. The House vote sends the tax-and-spending package to the Senate, where moderates including Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) long have harbored skepticism about its price tag and policy scope — and could further seek to pare back its provisions," The Washington Post reported.

The legislation has already undergone surgical cuts, trimming nearly $1 trillion off the original price tag. The bill, many see, as adjacent to the Biden's Infrastructure Bill as it provides a direct investment in the nation's children, and essentially the nation's future work force.

Pre-K, Childcare – The Investment in America's Future Work Force

The bridge to a competitive 21st century workforce lies in the workers of tomorrow, and the Biden social package provides nearly $600 billion in direct aid to programs such as Affordable childcare, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Child tax credit and paid family and medical leave.

Alleviating the harsh realities of Affordable housing, which has become a blight on the fabric of the nation from coast to coast will see $175B in funding. The Senate, of course, may see this as a Band-Aid on a hemorrhage and seek to add additional funds to address the subculture of homelessness in America.

The Boomer Generation

The Biden bill will also address the expanding Boomer generation, which statistics indicate by 2030 all member of the Baby Boomer generation will be 65 or older, and the demographic will swell to a record 15% of the population.

The Biden Build Back Better legislation will address the needs of America's aging population by investing $150 billion in programs that will directly assist seniors who need critical care services and are unable to care for themselves. Additionally, the plan will increase by 6% what states receive from the federal government to address the needs of its senior population.

Who Will Pay?

The Tax and Spend package will raise revenue for the bill proposals by initiating a 15% corporate minimum tax on large corporations and a new tax surcharge targeting the wealthiest Americans. The proposal would impose a new 5% rate on those with incomes above $10 million and an additional 3% surtax on incomes above $25 million.

'"The Build Back Better Act is fiscally responsible," Mr. Biden said in a statement. "It reduces the deficit over the long-term. It's fully paid for by making sure that the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations begin to pay their fair share in federal taxes. It keeps my commitment that no one earning less than $400,000 a year will pay a penny more in federal taxes. Leading economists and independent experts on Wall Street have confirmed that it will not add to inflationary pressures. Instead, it will boost the capacity of our economy and reduce costs for millions of families,"' CBSnews.com reported.

It's doubtful the Biden social package will reach the senate floor for a vote before the annual Christmas Holiday break, which puts the bill on the agenda for January 2022.


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Gas Prices Squeeze Drivers - Consumer Prices Surge Again

Shocking gasoline prices across the nation will greet drivers over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, which will see an obvious increase in travel from the 2020 lockdown holiday season, and comparatively experts predict travel to be closer to the 2019 season.

With gasoline prices hitting an average of $4.76 in California on Sunday, surging prices in San Francisco and other major cities have reached past the $5.00 threshold and inched closer to a record $5.95 per gallon over the past week.

"Motorists who breezed along highways last year should brace for backups and crowded rest stops, despite the highest Thanksgiving gas prices in eight years, travel experts say. AAA and the Transportation Security Administration are predicting air travel will approach pre-pandemic levels, with airport officials recommending parking reservations and extra time to catch flights. Amtrak expects an increase in passengers during its traditionally busiest week of the year," The Washington Post reported.

Harsh Sentence for Insurrectionist

A member of the January 6 rioters, Jacob Chansley, the shirtless, and horned hat wearing self-titled Sharma of January 6 insurrectionists, who was infamously photographed holding the sign, "Q sent me," as he led the rioters through the halls of the Capitol, received another sign as he was sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Addressing the court before his sentencing Chansley said "I may be guilty of this crime, absolutely," he said. "But I am in no way, shape or form a dangerous criminal. I'm not a domestic terrorist. I'm not an insurrectionist. I'm a good man who broke the law," reported USAtoday.com.

Delusion, and perception bias, the fuel that led them into the Capitol building on January 6, remains.

Vaccine Totals

Bloomberg.com has built a vaccine tracker which can be seen here. "In the U.S., 450 million doses have been given so far. An average 1.34 million doses per day were administered over the last week," Bloomberg.com reported.

Coronavirus Totals

While the infection rates of the coronavirus have continued to decline around the world. A new strain, a mutation, has created global concern for leaders around the world are determining the best direction for the protection of the population. The importance of maintaining personal protective practices is imperative to controlling the spread.

For the one-week period ending November 21, 2021, coronavirus cases globally increased by 4,180,034 new confirmed cases, bringing the total of confirmed cases worldwide to 257,022,967 people with a total worldwide death toll of 5,143,783 deaths, and a 7-day death rate increase of 100,878. (Data from The New York Times).

COVID US Totals

Infections rates in the United States are also on the rise. For the two-week ending November 21, 2021, the total confirmed cases rose to 47,661,242 people with new confirmed cases increasing by 649,902 with a 7-day average of 92,843 cases per day. The coronavirus has claimed 769,643 total deaths, adding 7,825 more deaths over the 7-day period. (Data from The New York Times).

Pentagon's Diary Gets Personal

Protecting for gain of function knowledge only aides those who initiated the constitutional violations. It does nothing to combat the homegrown terrorism or the narcissist above the law belief.

The Sad State of Justice in America

The American judicial system could use, a sweeping bill to address the many ills that it confronts. Internal strife, directives from police brass to squish investigative, conspiring to deep six sexual assaults, and worse, judges who mock the victims with punishment that is interpreted by the guilty as permission.

The rash of high-profile verdicts and shocking revelations of truth represents the compromises in the judicial system and further the muddied delineation between those who must adhere to the law and those who actively commit crime and live above the law.

Malcolm X

A recent Netflix documentary forced the New York State judicial system to review the conviction of two men in the killing of Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X.

"The exonerations of Muhammad A. Aziz, 83, and Khalil Islam, who died in 2009, would come 56 years after the fiery civil rights leader's murder on the stage of Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom. They are expected to provide a measure of closure in a case that has drawn deep skepticism among scholars and laypeople alike and inspired conspiracy theories about the possible culpability of law enforcement, particularly the New York Police Department," The Washington Post reported.


Justice Watch: The Perfect Crime (The Victim X Story Pt. 2)

New York Upstate Rape Case

Rape, abuse & Incest National Network, aka RAINN, indicates "Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted and every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. Meanwhile, only 25 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison." Rape has become the crime of choice with jurisdiction around the nations responding with minimal or minor sentencing for convicted or admitted guilt.

A recent Upstate New York case, Niagara County Court Judge Matthew J. Murphy III told a stunned courtroom a prison sentence for admitted rapists Chris Belter would be inappropriate. Belter admitted to raping and sexually assaulting four women in his home.

"My client threw up in the ladies room following the sentencing," Steven M. Cohen, an attorney for one of the victims told NBC News. He added that she was "deeply disappointed in the sentencing. I have been practicing law for over 30 years. If Chris Belter was not a white defendant from a rich and influential family, in my experience he wouldn't have received the original plea deal, and he would surely have been sentenced to prison," Cohen said," NBCnews.com.

The New York Police Department, who has seen its share of accommodations and scandals is confronting an growing disgrace, as The New York Daily News reported this week of the lawsuit which exposes the troubled Sexual Victims Divisions and the efforts to stop, slow or stall investigations including NYPD top cop Commissioner Dermot Shea.

"Then in 2017, a precinct commander's shockingly dismissive remarks about rape — "If there's a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones" — went viral. When DOI opened a probe of SVD, Osgood's supervisors allegedly told him and his staff to "obstruct, frustrate, slow down and to not fully cooperate," The New York Daily News reported.

Hudson County – Cops Conspire to Deep Six Sex Assaults

In neighboring Hudson County, New Jersey sexual assault victims are often treated will disrespect, with detectives creating an antagonist relationship with no line of communication for the victim and no post report support.

Victims who are not savvy in the ways of the victim system, are not told they need to hire attorney to navigate the judicial system, and to ensure they are treated fairly and with respect. Victims are routinely left without any recourse, crime scenes are contaminated, evidence is lost, destroyed, or not processed, and even when the evidence is presented, SAVA detectives are more inclined to look the other way or take the additional pay day associated with corruption.

Women are no longer afforded the protection of the law in sexual assault cases, if they want justice, they are forced to identify themselves and confront career assassination, ostracization, and torment by the perpetrators. Even when the rape included attempted murder, the detectives took the bribe and allowed those involved in planning the crimes and participating go free with full knowledge of their identity and failed the victim by failing to provide information which would have transparency.


Justice Watch: And They Got Away With It (Part 4)

"I feel like the detectives were paid to look the other way" the victim said, "because they certainly did. They didn't even question the roommates. I mean someone had to let the rapists in, right? And the Rape test indicated GHB and the roommates, Barb and Debbie, are the ones who offered me a sandwich that night."

Kyle Rittenhouse Cleared of Murder Charges

Another major jury verdict this week that threatened the stability of the judicial system came from the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Claiming self-defense, he has been both vilified as a wild, teenage, right-wing, gun-toting, Proud Boy racist, and conversely as a child, scared, with the only protection against the beasts roaming the streets in the Black Live Matter protests a rifle. Fearing for his life, he shot and killed two men, and wounded a third.

"Rittenhouse ended up killing protesters Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounding a third person, Gaige Grosskreutz, 26. One of the men tried to take Rittenhouse's rifle, the defense argued; another tried to attack him with a skateboard; another pointed a gun at him," The Washington Post reported.

Stricter gun control laws, a footnote in this case, could have possibility stopped this crime before it happened. Obviously common sense, which should have ruled was grossly absent in both his actions and his home life.

For those public protestors that walked the street post-verdict proclaiming injustice and his guilt, they are a mirror of the night in which Rittenhouse saw himself as the same, the protector of the judicial system, determined to protect and defend.

 

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