Regaining Congress Cannot be About Investigations

By Ray Cardello for June 1, 2022 Season 11 / Post 6

It is an expectation by everyone, except Nancy Pelosi, that the Republicans will regain the House and possibly the Senate in November. The latest estimates are for a gain of thirty-five seats for the GOP in the House. Speculation about any swings in the Senate is unclear, and predictions are not forthcoming. Regaining Congress may not be beneficial for Republicans other than to stop Democrat initiatives. With Biden in the White House, no legislative bills from a Republican House and Senate will ever be signed by the President. The best we can hope for is a stalemate, but it would take Pelosi out of her power position.

Elise Stefanik declared today that if the House flips, investigations into the COVID Origin, the Southern Border Failure, and the Hunter Biden International Money Making Initiative. We need to hear more, not about investigations but legislation. Congress has morphed into a dysfunctional body with an approval rating below the President. People see this branch of government as unable to produce any bills of significance but can spend and waste money at a phenomenal rate. We need to take the pen out of the hand of the President and return to passing laws that have staying power.

Investigations do not bear fruit in Congress. They are partisan events that rarely bring about consequences or accountability unless it is impeachment. Impeachment cannot be on the table for the next Congress. I think the damage Joe Biden has done in his short time is worthy of impeachment proceedings, but the thought of Kamala Harris assuming the Presidency through any means is far worse. Investigations are also very divisive, so let’s put the energy elsewhere unless there is a surety of reason and outcome.

Congress needs to take the lead and tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by our country. Spending is out of control, and we need to stop a growing national debt. Now over $30 trillion, the debt clock needs to unwind. Along with the debt comes inflation. The government cannot control pricing but can impact the printing and flow of money into the system by the government. Far too much “free” money has been sent via stimulus money, creating the highest inflation since Jimmy Carter.

We need legislation to close the Southern Border and address legal immigration. We have been kicking the can down the road for decades. It is time that Washington showed the courage to develop a program that satisfies both sides. We need the Wall completed, and the sovereignty of our country has to be restored.

The flow of illegal drugs into America, specifically Fentanyl, has to be stopped. The Democrats are not seeing 100,000 Fentanyl deaths a year as a problem. The rest of us do, and we know where it comes from and how to stop it. Build the Wall and close the Border.

Gas prices are sucking millions of dollars a day from Americans’ pockets and are especially hurting low to middle-income folks. In 2020, we were energy independent, and now we are back to our old ways of begging our adversaries for oil. We were exporting, and now we are begging. We need to get back to drilling and Fracking, and the prices will come back down.

We have issues brought on by COVID and some from the battle in Ukraine. Most of our problems are self-inflicted by bad decisions and policies. We have watched the White House clean up virtually every statement by Biden. Now it is time for the Republicans to clean up after Biden’s policies. Let’s be prepared with a plan and action when the new Congress is sworn in in January 2023.

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