Rebranding Yet Again!
The curious thing about this announcement is President Biden and the Democrats have already tried and failed at rebranding at least four times.
- November 17, 2021, NBC: The White House and Democratic leaders have rebranded the legislation as an antidote to widespread price hikes. "Want to fight inflation? Support Build Back Better," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
- December 8, 2021, US News: Biden, trying to rebound from sagging poll numbers, rebranded his Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework as “Building a Better America.”
- January 20, 2022, The Hill: Pelosi: Build Back Better may need to be 'more limited,' renamed. “‘Chunks’ is an interesting word,” Pelosi joked at a news conference marking the one year anniversary of Biden’s inauguration. “So what the president calls ‘chunks’ I would hope would be a major bill going forward. It may be more limited, but it is still significant.”
- February 4, 2022, Bloomberg: Biden Is Rebranding Reagan’s Supply-Side Economics to Save His Agenda. The president dropped his first hint in a speech on Jan. 7. Then two weeks later, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen used the term “modern supply-side economics” to describe Build Back Better and Biden’s wider economic agenda. The corners of social media patrolled by Washington’s policy wonks, journalists, and assorted commentators lit up instantly. New York Times columnist Ezra Klein tweeted an excerpt from the speech with the comment: “Into. My. Veins.”
Shakespeare: "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
Mish: Horse hockey by any other name would still smell as bad.
This reminds me of creative slogans by Colonel Potter the smash TV series Mash.
The last quote in the above clip was "Horse hockey, pardon my French".
Colonel potter was apologizing to Father Mulcahy for using such strong language.
We do not need another attempt at rebranding horse hockey hoping to make it smell better. Nor will it smell any better broken up into "chunks".
Rather, we need to understand horse hockey, pony pucks, road apples, buffalo chips, and mule muffins are what the Democrats seek.
And we need to avoid them all, no matter what name the Democrats come up with.
Meanwhile, please note rising debt. On January 31, 2022, the US national debt exceeded $30 trillion for the first time.
US National Debt Tops $30 Trillion, No Problem Says Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
I commented on debt in On January 31, 2022, the US national debt exceeded $30 trillion for the first time.
Biden claims Build Back Better will not add to debt. That's a lie, especially regarding Progressives' intent to make their plans permanent.
This post originally appeared at MishTalk.Com
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