Five things the media didn’t mention from the S&P downgrade report

Yes, people like John Kerry were quick to blame the Tea Party and claim that the S&P downgrade was solely due to a lack of  tax increases, but that’s not what S&P said.  Still, that's probably all you heard. So, here are five things the media made sure you missed:

1)      The left says the S&P downgrade had to do with the Tea Party not wanting to raise taxes.  They hope you don’t read this:

Standard & Poor's takes no position on the mix of spending and revenue

measures that Congress and the Administration might conclude is appropriate

for putting the U.S.'s finances on a sustainable footing.

2)      It’s not all about taxes.  S&P prominently criticizes the political impossibilities of containing growth in public spending and reforming entitlements.  Is that the tea party’s fault too?

We lowered our long-term rating on the U.S. because we believe that the

prolonged controversy over raising the statutory debt ceiling and the related

fiscal policy debate indicate that further near-term progress containing the

growth in public spending, especially on entitlements, or on reaching an

agreement on raising revenues is less likely than we previously assumed and

will remain a contentious and fitful process.

3)      They note that the debt ceiling deal didn’t go far enough.  You might recognize that as the Tea Party position.

We also believe that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the

Administration agreed to this week falls short of the amount that we believe is

necessary to stabilize the general government debt burden by the middle of the

decade.

4)      Along with the deepness of the recession, the sluggishly terrible Obama “recovery” was another reason for their negative position.  Is the Tea Party responsible for the Obama’s failed economic policies too?

First, the revisions show that the recent recession was

deeper than previously assumed, so the GDP this year is lower than previously

thought in both nominal and real terms. Consequently, the debt burden is

slightly higher. Second, the revised data highlight the sub-par path of the

current economic recovery when compared with rebounds following

previous post-war recessions. We believe the sluggish pace of the current

economic recovery could be consistent with the experiences of countries that

have had financial crises in which the slow process of debt deleveraging in the private

sector leads to a persistent drag on demand. As a result, our downside case

scenario assumes relatively modest real trend GDP growth of 2.5% and inflation

of near 1.5% annually going forward.

5)      They might downgrade us again if they see “less reduction in spending” than was agreed to.  Is the Tea Party also responsible for not cutting spending enough?

The outlook on the long-term rating is negative. We could lower the

long-term rating to 'AA' within the next two years if we see that less

reduction in spending than agreed to, higher interest rates, or new

fiscal pressures during the period result in a higher general government

debt trajectory than we currently assume in our base case.

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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