As Americans, today, we have to better understand the axis of power that now exists (as of this year) here in the USA (both nationally and locally).
Let me preface some observations: US branches of government, ought to check power of the other branches. That’s one reason why 3 exist. We’re neither Monarchy, nor single Parliament. Similar to some other nations, we are governed by a Constitutional Republic with enormous powers granted to the Executive branch.
This term in national offices (2021-2024), according to https://www.politico.com/2020-election/results/senate/ , the Senate’s Senators are divided down the middle. The Dems now have a dominance in 2 of the 3 branches of government (Congress and Executive office). Each Senator has great influence in the body’s legislative power, for each agenda item. Each Senator is therefore very influential (as they inherently are); and, in tie votes (which are also potentially rare) the Democrat VP would cast the deciding vote (according to https://time.com/5926759/senate-split-50-50-democrats/). This is what gives their political party, a 2 out of 3 dominance over their opposition.
By original design, the Executive branch (void of inner turmoil and internal dissenting) operates somewhat as a monarchy would. The Congress, is comprised of Senators of The People (The Senate), and, House of Representatives of The People (The House) – the latter of which is influenced greatly by a Majority Speaker. Both, can and should, challenge the ambitions of the Executive Office in various legal ways. Each, also, exist partly in conflict (rightly so) within their own body.
And, the Judiciary intervenes as a third leg. Taking cases of The People; it, similarly, ought to intervene in over reachings by the other two legs (or of each alone). Of course, we do sometimes question their ability to do so well and as impartially as they ought, if rulings appear notoriously wrong. When the Congress and Executive Office both are dominated by one political party – the judiciary ought be a bit nervous. Especially, as Dems may seek to corrupt that third rail.
Former President Trump has departed now from office, exposing a thread among the most powerful branches now Democrat. Connect the dots yourself, from China, to the US Presidency and US Vice Presidency, to the House Speaker, to California, to the CA Governor, to San Francisco (a “hen house” some might say, for today’s and tomorrow’s Democrats). Some might say, that this common thread is really just a loose link or a fuzzy line – nothing to worry about. But, let’s examine this direct line a bit. California’s San Francisco county – where my current Governor is from, and where Nancy Pelosi (House Speaker) owns a home, voted more than 80% for the Democrat presidential and vice presidential candidate last year, according to ‘Fox News’. San Francisco has a reputation for ultra left wing government policy. Current Vice President, also has ties to San Francisco. For more information about that, you can read from: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/real-estate/a33825054/kamala-harris-homes-real-estate-photos/
Democrats, in pattern, increase taxes with greater zeal than Republicans do. Why? Because, taxation is their benchmark for expenditure. It’s the only way that their lofty promises can be in any portion genuinely financed. This is why I am personally skeptical (always) of politicians who promise what I consider to be fantastical or “too much”. On day 1 in office, this is exactly what our new President has prioritized (taxation issue); and he has signed by executive decree (order) already [according to mainstream US news]. The majority of Americans (of all political party) are OK with taxing the most wealthy billionaires; however, provided ONLY that the wealthiest minority be required to pay more taxes (due to their high earning bracket). That opinion is based on my experience, in having discussions about taxation with some people. Dems, today, trend also to choose to weaken the purchasing power of their middle class “subjects”. In my state for example, relentlessly, while they talk idealism to the entire country. Doing so, increases their own party’s leverage with which to manipulate the entire citizenry; and, to increase our general and specific dependencies on government services – which keep them feeling significant, productive, and accomplished, as having thereby helped the poor and the downtrodden.
That is precisely a criticism which authentic Republicans have been crying out, for decades in the USA. If we have to pay higher taxes, we want more authentic and swifter representation. And, we don’t want to pay more tax than our income can fairly support. Recognition of that fact, is one attribute that made our Republican President and VP since 2016, hugely popular here in our country. This, despite his own high personal net worth. Expenditure ambition, is a fundamental difference between the two prevailing political parties. And, money is even more divisive between the revolutionaries and the reactionaries. Aside from that, social moral values are quite different too between Republicans and Democrats. But, let’s stick to the issues of our currency. A weakened dollar positions us weaker as a nation in the global environs; and, can nudge the nation’s people toward an enticing communist ideology and system. That’s why I believe that Dems have an incentive now to devalue our US dollar. They promote communism. China is known for manipulating the value of its own currency too. And, I see that happening here both with intent and by “coincidence”.
How does America’s current power axis now relate to China? In what other ways? China’s present day communists, in the Chinese government, share a visible ambition with America’s leading Democrats (Dems). Whether by design, or, by “progression” toward that. That is, approval for ruling class power, coupled with domination over philosophy that would otherwise be centered on conservatism (conservative moral issues and conservative fiscal values). The end goal appears to be able to turn the most left wing radicals against conservatives (the right), with a promise to those radicals that they can be assured of protection by their own Marxist government. That includes political appointments, general cronyism, and specific support for future candidate campaigns. We’ve heard about some police, even getting out of the way from protecting certain folks known to be on the right.
Would China’s Communists object? Not at all. This gives them foothold in America; the world’s traditional challenger to communism. First of all, they stand to gain from a less influential US dollar. That achieves more financial parity for them, with our nation, on a global scale. There are many ways in which China is bringing in global partners of their own, with which to then possibly dominate the USA. Fortunately, that is still a formidable challenge. That might be the opinion of some prominent economists too. Such action might be shrewd, but not good for America. Chinese would be able to, for their end game, seize advantage through a morally compromised and sold-out California. Without that edge, they might not be as able to seize economic advantage over the entire nation easily. And, who can help them achieve that goal? Frustrated, and financially crippled American citizens who choose to work with Dems to destabilize our own economy – even through written legislation items that ought never see the light of day! They do it to belong to a Democrat party that promises perks. They do it also for sabotage purposes, that are based on feelings of being excluded from the political process and economic gains… anger about a perceived racial inequality; they are not motivated by patriotism nor loyalty to principles established and protected at the founding of our nation. Some of them confuse patriotism, with fascism. We know this, because we witnessed some deeds in the prior two years like never before. And, we know this because we’ve been listening to their words. Furthermore, Dems are willing to turn those people against the ideals that otherwise have made America free, sovereign, great, and successfully independent.
Now, our new President is known to not resist China. His reputation is clear. His party (the Democrat party) has used domestic socialists, anarchists, and agitators, to get their heads of party into the highest offices of the land. This, by many means you may have seen. And, they have been given cover (“a voice”) by leading politicians. Our new Vice President, is also one whose social values are clearly far-left from center, as we observe stated position.
The communists advocate(d) for baby-genocide too. As in Babylon, communist Russia (U.S.S.R.), and modern communist China.
So, how does that relate to the Majority Speaker of the House? Is she merely a chairperson who looks “cute” with a gavel; and, who dictates to Representatives from each state how much time they have to speak? Hardly. Well, she (of the same party and same ideology as the President and VP) has said nothing that I ever heard, to refute any atrocious social values. She, is not likely to challenge the current President as they attempt to work hand-in-glove. He’ll be treated with gentleness, be the medias’ darling, entirely shielded from the vitriol that our beloved prior US President faced with her doing. She will, likely, now “rubber stamp” the Executive Office agendas. It is highly unlikely that she would criticize the sitting President’s financial ties to any degree, as critically, as she did the prior Republican US President. She is not likely to report any wrongs to anyone, surrounding the current President and Vice President in a protective shroud.
Especially, this is true as her own financial income source extends well above the customary salary of any House Speaker for that job. [see source(s) for that assertion below.]
The present-day Governor of California’s aunt (Gavin’s Dad William Newsom’s sister, Belinda), “married the elder of two brothers of a family”. “The younger of those two brothers, married the current House Speaker”. This would make/made California Governor’s aunt, House Speaker’s sister-in-law… through House Speaker’s marriage to Paul Pelosi, if I read correctly. Paul Pelosi has made a fortune in his own business dealings. But, elected officials often become morally compromised once they accept money while they are serving in office. Especially, unlawfully so. And, as such, eyebrows are raised when we hear about their immediate family members (or offspring) collecting such funds while in an official post. [see source for information below.] Length of time involved does not eliminate depth and extent of personal gain. You can find a Pelosi son’s hand in the same “honey-pot” as the current US President’s son (allegedly). Such behavior is often used by observers to rank other nations, in index, according to propensity of well founded conflicts of interest. And, thus, an impaired ability by those who govern, to serve in office without negative impact and manipulations.
Back to point, though the two persons are not directly related, there is certainly a familial tie between my state’s Governor and the nation’s House Speaker. Ignore that they are both of the same political party, simply look to the shared familial bond and financial bonds which connect two government offices [one, in the largest state of electoral college electors (California), & the other: Speaker of the nation’s House]. That should not be permitted by law, in my view.
Is it any wonder, that California has had some of the strictest lock downs in response to ‘Coronavirus’? No, it should not be written off as coincidence to us. The virus has been exploited by Democrat party political agenda to restrict life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Is China happy about this? Probably, at least a little bit. And, that is because our Democrat party leaders are reducing the purchase power of our US dollar, with help from ‘Coronavirus’ impact on economy and way of life. This results in less US influence in the global markets, growing general disintegration in America, and possible increased temptation to adopt a communist (or at least a socialist) model. That’s perfect for wealthy elites in their party, who desire that their own “subjects” of differing political persuasion would suffer under serfdom; and eventual, potential, actualized communism in America.
While Russia used to be communist also, when it existed as the “U.S.S.R.”, pointing the finger at Russia today is clearly less productive and sensible than doing so at China. That is not say (of course) that we should sell Russia our uranium either – as some prior US politicians were eager to do. Chinese nationals have freedom-loving people within its borders too, but its government is run via communism. Here in the USA, the Dems unfairly skewered our former President for having done legitimate business with Russia in his past. They wanted tax records. They speculated tax cheating, later that he was “unfit for office & inept”, they used the intelligence community to persecute him, to hound him daily, and anyone associated with him. They used every trick and maneuver that they could devise, in daily assaults against him while he was doing good! Even biased media made a circus of the noble office. Accused by some in his own inner circle, as suffering a “blind-spot” for threats that might come from Russia, he had to defend the truth – which was that he made America great again, despite all adversity and personal character assaults. The economy was booming. He was standing up to China so that the USA would come out ahead in many ways. And, we did. Even China respected him.
Now how about the new US President? How about the Californian Governor? How about the Vice President and the House Speaker? How about California’s State Senate? How about California’s House?
Communists, by design, are supposed to share all their wealth with those who do not have. Is that really what they want? To share everything that they have? Or, have they rather gotten rich through the existence of capitalism and free trade? You see, they are not stupid people. They know that if they give away everything they have, they themselves will be financially dragged down into their own poverty. Talking about the needs of the downtrodden, is often a phony display of compassion while they themselves get rich.
The US Vice President’s personal wealth (and that of her own husband), has been acquired from a system that allows personal wealth acquisition. That freedom is contrary to the communist ideals that they failed to criticize, while campaigning for moral support from the poor. They did so as they wrongly portrayed our prior President as a bigot, a threat to women who seek power, a racist, and a crook.
Do communist leaders take vows of poverty? Do communists in China genuinely elevate the poor? Unless they’re fibbing, or portraying a public relations gimmick, communist leaders wouldn’t dirty their own finger nails to do the work that they expect their subjects to do on their behalf. Communists promise utopia, increase people’s dependence on government via the problems they helped to give rise to, they then increase taxes, devalue citizen senses of self worth, and plunder the citizen further, through unrealistic demands of people they ought defend, and degradation of individual liberty.
At least wealthy, principled, Republicans, might honestly admit that they might not want to share their own earned wealth. The best of any political party, do share. Many of them donate to the poor all around the world. Some Dems do share and invest; but, the axis of power that currently exists, is not an optimistic association to have for most of us in America.
So, the dots connect from China, to US Executive Office, to Congress, to State, even local governments. That’s a very dominant monopoly of governing power! Isn’t that something which anti-trust advocates should be concerned about? Where is the challenge to such power, that exists by design of 3 “equal” branches? And, lack thereof, does threaten constituency representation – a cornerstone of any able-bodied democracy. Especially, when the House Majority Leader led very sneaky, vicious, and well-documented personal attacks against our prior President. Even, taking excessive amounts of time to cooperate in important matters which required their answer.
Devaluation of our currency increases dependency of the citizen on his government. That lack of protection for human worth and dignity, is antithetical to conservatism. It’s true that conservatism can cloak misdeeds too, but we haven’t seen it for a long time.
Still, we should not be surprised that even some Republicans in office might come to enjoy dependent citizen dynamics. Some “moderates” often like to talk about bi-partisan objectives as if money didn’t matter; and, as if conspiracy were something to be proud of – as if it were true “compromise”. Oh, but it does.
I have a few articles that I sourced, which you might choose to read. I have read them briefly to better understand the family ties to House Speaker. And, I learned more than I was seeking out at first:
As for any determination of wrongdoing or criminality of her own, if she were as harshly judged as our prior President was, she might regret past deed. This could come back to haunt her. Articles, about the affinity that our current President and House Speaker will share for China, are plentiful enough. While “allegations” are also denied, you can read the hints for yourself. And, you would have to get answers from others or directly from them, if you were to ask. If what the Dems put us through for the last four years were now applied to them, would they tolerate and be able to overcome?
Now, I’d like to quote from my favorite local taxpayer advocate organization – as I often have before, to sum up the local condition of financial affairs in California (from their perspective). Many people in California are getting state aid, and some don’t feel a need to go back to their jobs yet; but here’s the other side of that reality that I’ve been writing you about today:
“We’ve experienced some success in California, despite the many attempts of state government over the years to undermine our personal financial stamina, by averting the most flagrant increased burdens imposed and sought.”
1. “Frustrated at the ballot box, pro-tax legislators and bureaucrats are [planning] all kinds of action [against our tax protections], often and deceptively.”
2. “When the government keeps shutting things down, businesses lose revenue, employees lose jobs, and… tax revenue plunges for government at all levels.”
Point two, clearly informs that ‘Coronavirus’ is/was the perfect crisis that could justify tax hikes and increased levels of dependence upon government officials. This, all, in the name of public well being. You think this might please China’s government too? I think so. Because, of the drain in financial strength.
3. As one example, “Sacramento faces a $90 million shortfall this fiscal year (post ‘Coronavirus’ emergence). That’s what happens when sales taxes, hotel taxes, even parking meters come to a stop in just one city.”
Point three, clearly informs that while taxation is a necessary reality for all of us earning income, these kinds of emergencies (e.g. ‘Coronavirus’) put increased burden on otherwise free people. And, we’ve observed what shut-downs (primarily enforced by Dems of blue states) have achieved, in terms of worsening financial instability (or intentional sabotage), as a direct result. Admittedly, it was near impossible to avoid. But, was the response overdone? Are there benevolent reasons for the shut-downs? Some have suggested that the over-reaction by some state’s Governors (as in California) was caused by hyper-vigilance, combined with a fear of being perceived as negligent in crisis management. What is clear to many now: healthy economy and freedom together, depend only in part on science and truthful metrics. And, mostly on fair policies that do not pounce on unbalanced codependency between government and those represented by it.
As for ‘Coronavirus’, it has presented challenging times for Americans, and many others worldwide. We can find cause and effect; but, plagues are (sadly) nothing new to human existence. And, we continue through them. Certain other progresses position us to overcome, despite it. Though, we cannot allow elections to become fixed. That is why voter turnout must flood and wash away cheats who make excuses as to why an election is less secure, or cheats denying that it is insecure. I’ve been informed of at least 9, prominent, alleged ways in which cheating at the ballot box is known to exist in America.
There were two ways that our nation’s foreign competitors and domestic adversaries could deliver a big political blow (or take advantage of disease) to the people of the United States.
The first punch: the disease. Followed by, the second punch: subversion of our honest election process results in many states, simultaneously, nationwide. [A one-two punch, that was delivered by opposition party operatives at all levels; and that acted to obscure a heroic response by our President, Vice President (others)]. Some of us, watching, saw this coming (with a sense of helplessness) as every day our beloved President was resisting all unjust attempts at removing him from office – infected by and conquering the same disease himself. Why? Because, he actually got a lot done and was surviving, infuriating our opposition at each twist and turn they could come up with to get their way.
The effect of the disease (as elsewhere) is: the weakening of the purchasing power of our currency. Assaults combined, this was an attack on our health systems, our economy, and our election process integrity. Vast amounts of financial resources were summoned (and still are being) to try and mend our situation.
This truly was a “double whammy”. Who is to blame? Maybe we bear some responsibility ourselves, but, who is the best judge as to whether we deserved the plague or not?
Sadly, the financial effects of this pandemic is subversion of the American middle class’ ability to fund projects that feed the hungry, clothe the poor, and address other urgent world needs (aside from our own domestic needs which are great). State Governors turn time and again, without fail, to small business income tax and property tax hike plans. We keep fighting those initiatives for our own household survival.
That is why those who strike against us, hit against the weakest also. They hit the middle class, and those who are even poorer than the middle class (whom the middle class would otherwise, ordinarily, and even joyfully share direct funding with).
Some referred to 2020 as a “tough year”, and it surely was. But, it will hit the poorest the hardest, for years to come. I have such gratitude for the friends in certain precincts of California (and those counties as a whole), who voted in favor of extension in term for Republicans. Even though our State as a whole, seemingly elected “blue”, the Republicans sprung into action by giving economic obligation-free money to Americans.
We should not ignore that California’s then Secretary of State, Alex Padilla (D), is going to court over a tens of millions of dollars contract that he illegally partook in, with a consulting firm on “Team Biden” – partisanship that a Secretary of State is not allowed to engage in according to (Mr. Jon Coupal at ‘HJTA’), common sense, and to State Law. It appears that the State Controller successfully, partly, prevented the taxpayer dollars from being stolen and used completely, to promote Democrat politicians all the way up to the national level – managed by a person hired by then candidate Mr. Biden. The Dems’ “fund raising and voter outreach” intentions violated California’s Public Contract Code (according to Jon Coupal at ‘HJTA’), were not listed by any budget line item in the State budget; and, the Secretary of State, Mr. Padilla, was unresponsive to inquiries about their intent (so also reports Jon Coupal). Surprised? I’m not. Mr. Coupal has reported that Los Angeles County officials have similarly engaged in such illegal campaign processes before (one such instance, in 2017).
While much money was sought, in order to finance safety equipment acquisition (“PPE”) by CA’s Governor, ‘HJTA’ also reports that his efforts were halted by that bank’s potential execution thereof (contract transaction). Such foiled efforts are one reason why many Californians have sought and supported recall of the Governor. The money was evidently not there to be used for that purpose. And, businesses were shut down for too long. People claimed that, “the cure was worse than the illness”.
California also faces challenges in “unfunded” public pension obligations. Jon Coupal (‘HJTA’) reports on that subject, that schemes have been devised to pay public pension debts by acquiring new debt. Such schemes have been revived from similar past goes at it, in prior years. Essentially, the scheme entails hope of all hopes that high interest yield down the line from invested debt dollars today, will accomplish paying off already existing bond debt. Or, at least manage it for other persons to inherit. Of course, it is the taxpayer who has to compensate amid shortcomings in those plans and consequences of failure. And, government then becomes more hamstrung in what it can achieve with our tax revenue. Again, taxpayers would be forced to save the day, or leave the State. Too many of the State Senate and State Assembly, attempt ardently to reduce two-thirds approval on tax hikes to a simple majority rule, in the State Capitol floor-votes concerning proposed tax hikes. And, profitable taxed businesses are enticed to flee the state. Government also persists with presenting many “creative” ballot initiatives, every election season. And, we keep fighting back against them. Tax increases must always be voter approved; and, they cannot be allowed to overburden The People with exponentially growing debt. ‘Coronavirus’ has most definitely worsened this problem.
Clearly, Dem politicians in California have a proven track-record of not being able to keep their sticky fingers out of campaigns; and, judicious prudence with tax revenue has become a coveted attribute of candidates for Governor. At present, unfortunately, Californian taxpayers who inherit their elders’ home will now be obligated to pay inheritance tax. And, state emergencies (such as recurring wildfires), have prompted a new ballot initiative (which “passed”) that taxpayers are now on the hook for: to help finance those owner’s loss of a destroyed home, to move into a new home. Part of that schemed revenue, could be shared with local schools even. This undermines the taxpayers who now are going to finance other people, with no real immediate financial relief for themselves. Along with cavalier lawsuits of any kind, someone less “guilty” down the line, is expected to pay a price.
We thank (‘FPPC’) for imposing fine on LA County, as able, for money disclosure wrongs of campaigners. California Supreme Court acknowledges that government entities should not be involved in “electioneering” at all (so reports Jon Coupal), and I agree. He continues by pointing out the irony, that the guilty were officially responsible for prohibiting such behavior by others, along with DA’s (District Attorneys). I agree.
Californians (also) criticize former California Attorney General (AG) Mr. Xavier Becerra (hailed by some as an abortion “rights” advocate, with a history of going after police, a fierce critic of former President Trump, and known open-border-to-the-South advocate) who is now appointed to lead US ‘Department of Health and Human Services’, by President Biden, according to mainstream media. “Lock, stock, and barrel”, are his values with the party line of “the axis”. Does he have any medical knowledge with which to properly lead the ‘Department of Health and Human Services’? Or, are credentials for that of no importance anymore?
Well funded Dem candidates have gotten into very local elections as well. My own research has found that in my own city council, roughly 1.55 million dollars (reported) went to a defeated doctor/businesswoman candidate’s campaign. That’s a lot of money for a city council seat. Another Democrat candidate positioned herself for municipal water district leadership in my city, well funded by financial ties that it seems connect to Mr. Obama, Ms. Clinton, and Mr. Biden. She, herself, is reportedly a former lawyer and lobbyist.
One of our local school board races, had a small business owner candidate running for office, with a degree from Yale. Though he did not win, he was academically the most prestigious & qualified for school board.
Fortunately, there are always hopes for the down-trodden. The question they/we will have to ask: How much hope can we truly have, for better? When, exactly, will utopia come? That’s a question; but it is cried out, more, by those who truly suffer in some of the deepest ways with legitimate hardships. It is for them that I often publish these kinds of post entries.
You might also be interested in learning that identity theft in many ways is seemingly going mainstream. If California is leading, in this way, you certainly don’t want to follow our lead. I’d like to refer you to the following address for more information about identity and credit card fraud: https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/research/identity-theft-credit-card-fraud-statistics/
So, for the sake of my own State of California, judging by the electoral landscape of this most recent national election according to: https://www.foxnews.com/elections/2020/general-results/state/california , many Californians seem to me, very tightly bound to left-leaning social identity. That’s if you believe the election map this year as accurately reflective. Sadly, this social-secularism comes at a very high (ever increasing) financial burden for the State. That is because Dems are not the party of financial discipline. It’s time for a crafty and ethical Republican to take back the California Governor’s office! Perhaps, radio host Carl DeMaio? He’s quite knowledgeable and strategic. He publicly advocates good politics. (I have no idea whether he has any such ambitions or career-change in mind).
I’d like to close this post entry by congratulating defenders in California who have bravely (and wisely) voted down tax-hike assaults. I start by congratulating Assemblyman Tyler Diep. He faced terrible adversity in the prior four years, yet stood resolute against tax-and-spenders, in the face of bad press. My tax advocacy group mentions also the names of this year’s best performers (consistent votes in fair taxation-with-representation): “Patricia Bates, Melissa Melendez, Mike Morrell. Followed by: State Senators Shannon Grove & John Moorlach, as well as State Assembly-members: Bill Brough, Philip Chen, Steven Choi, Vince Fong, Kevin Kiley, Marie Waldron, Jim Patterson, and Melissa Melendez (again).” You probably notice that some Chinese-American names are among the best performing tax-payer defenders of the year. This goes to show, that politics in America sometimes do in fact successfully center around shared value, transcending ethnic clan and prejudice both.
In the next post, I would like to briefly mention the California state ballot initiatives that became law this year. I’ll tell you whether each passed or did not; and, in brief, what the result means as is stated. (for us, here, in the state of California).