Monthly Archives: January 2021

A Return to: Do What We Want and Pay Us For It!

Opinion: After reading the following survey report from the Pew Research Center and looking at their graphs, it didn’t take long to see the overall trend of it. As with any Poll or Survey, It is hard to author a purely neutral question(s) or context of a question to allow the person answering to not be lead one way or another. I did find it interesting that they did try to expand it out over several years but I would have liked to see a one hundred year trend to see if it was a constant cycle or a one event now type of survey. Even after reading the whole article the title I chose jumped into mind.

British, French and Germans Give Biden High Marks After U.S. Election | Pew Research Center

Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump was broadly unpopular internationally, and his poor ratings have had a negative impact on America’s overall image, especially among key allies and partners of the United States. By contrast, early reviews for his successor, President-elect Joe Biden, are much more positive, according to a new Pew Research Center survey in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. People in all three countries express confidence in Biden and optimism that relations with the U.S. will improve now that he is moving into the White House.

Biden receives much better ratings than Trump did

Why was President Trump not liked by our allies and enemies abroad? The business sense that Trump used to bring them to the table and made them understand that they needed to step up and pay their fair share for their own defense and really look at they could contribute their own needs rather than get it handed to them with no strings attached.

Reflecting widespread trust in Biden, majorities in France, Germany and the UK are hopeful that America’s handling of various international issues will improve once he takes office.

Many in European countries surveyed expect improvements under Biden

This shows me that they are ready to get back to one world government mentality of we will tell you what we will do and you will pay for it. They really want to see the US fall back into line. With Biden in charge, it will probably happen. I really suggest you click on the link at the top and read the entire article and then make up your own mind.

Till the Truth comes out.

JH

Pay to Play or Who Really Runs Congress?

Marriott, BlueCross suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against Biden certification | Reuters

By David Shepardson, Jessica DiNapoli WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters)

Marriott International Inc, the world’s largest hotel company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) said Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week. “We have taken the destructive events at the Capitol to undermine a legitimate and fair election into consideration and will be pausing political giving from our Political Action Committee to those who voted against certification of the election,” Marriott spokeswoman Connie Kim said, confirming a report in Popular Information, a political newsletter.

BCBSA, the federation of 36 independent companies that provide health care coverage for one in three Americans, said “in light of this week’s violent, shocking assault on the United States Capitol, and the votes of some members of Congress to subvert the results of November’s election by challenging Electoral College results, BCSBA will suspend contributions to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy.”

JPMorgan Chase said Sunday it will pause all contributions from its political action committee for at least the next six months, saying “the focus of business leaders, political leaders, civic leaders right now should be on governing and getting help to those who desperately need it most right now. There will be plenty of time for campaigning later.”

Citigroup Inc said in a memo to employees seen by Reuters that it reviewed lawmakers who led the charge against the certification of the Electoral College and found it gave $1,000 to the campaign of Republican Senator Josh Hawley. “We want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law. We intend to pause our contributions during the quarter as the country goes through the Presidential transition and hopefully emerges from these events stronger and more united,” wrote Candi Wolff, who heads Citi’s global government affairs team.

A Walmart Inc spokesman said it conducts a review after every election cycle to “examine and adjust our political giving strategy. As we conduct our review over the coming months we will factor last week’s events into our process.”

Other companies, including Ford Motor Co, said they have made no decisions about changes to giving.

Reporting by David Shepardson in Washington and Jessica DiNapoli in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Daniel Wallis

WOW. They are starting print who actually controls Congress and not the Citizens who voted them in. So, you can say that every vote is paid for, not only by the Citizen but Big Business. We have known this for years. The political establishment and the media that they control does not like people that they think they rule asking questions and looking at how they live or how many bank accounts they have.