Venezuelan warns America: Trust us, you really, really don’t want to let inflation go unchecked like we did

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WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the Biden administration claiming that the economy is going well and that concerns about inflation are exaggerated, others are warning the president is incorrect.

A good portion of the American public senses that President Joe Biden is mishandling one important aspect of the economy.

According to the latest CBS-YouGov Poll, U.S. citizens overwhelmingly disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of the inflation crisis at a whopping 67 percent.

Yet, 33 percent still approved of the president’s handling of inflation in the U.S.

The CBS News poll was conducted by YouGov from Nov. 15-19 among 2,058 U.S. adults with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

CBS News noted:

“Americans know why inflation is happening, and it’s not all political: the biggest majority cite supply issues after the pandemic as the cause. 

“Smaller majorities blame labor shortages and higher consumer demand since the pandemic. Republicans, especially, also cast some blame on the COVID relief bill passed by Congress earlier this year.

“But as with many problems that present themselves, Americans nonetheless evaluate a president on how well it’s addressed once it happens.”

USA Today also acknowledged that in just 10 months, Biden’s approval rating has plummeted to a new low of 38 percent, according to a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released in November.

Noting that inflation is not the only issue, USA Today reported:

“Nearly half of those surveyed, 46%, say Biden has done a worse job as president than they expected, including 16% of those who voted for him.

“Independents, by 7-1 (44%-6%), say he has done worse, not better, than they expected.

“Everywhere we turn, criticisms of Biden’s leadership abound.

“Global supply chain challenges exist along with historic levels of inflation, including skyrocketing prices for gas, food and other goods.

“And the COVID-19 culture war about masks, vaccination mandates and travel bans continues.”

One country that has experienced severe inflation is Venezuela, which is controlled by the socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro and the regime of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.

Christian K. Caruzo, who writes for Breitbart, lives in Venezuela and says inflation has “plagued” his country for years, but has gotten much worse in the past decade.

In a cautionary opinion piece, Caruzo warned Americans:

“While our tales and circumstances are quite different, now that Americans are facing it once more, it seems like a good time to send some words of warning from someone who has lived through the worst (and still ongoing) hyperinflationary spiral of modern times.”

Caruzo rejects the narrative touted by some analysts and legacy media that inflation is somehow good:

“From an external perspective, finding out that both mainstream media and analysts are twisting context and creating the narrative that ‘inflation is good’ is — insulting, to say the least.

“First, they tell you it’s ‘not happening’ only for the narrative to shift to, ‘it’s good for you, actually.’

“They laugh at you while shifting the blame to others. It’s something that, based on my lifelong experience suffering through it, I can only respond with swears that are characteristic of my Zulian heritage, which I’d rather not reproduce here.

“For us, inflation is a symptom of the much larger disease known as Bolivarian Socialism.

“It’s a tragedy, a comedy, and an ingrained part of our lives. We’ve all laughed, made memes, cried, and ultimately continue to suffer the absolute disaster of our out of control hyperinflation.”

Caruzo emphasizes that inflation and then the subsequent hyperinflation are not good. Inflation wipes out the middle class and reduces society to two tiers — those who are rich and those who are poor:

“It’s entropy in its purest form, you cannot escape it all encompassing reach, and all one can do here is to keep going for as long as you can – foregoing and sacrificing bits and pieces of your average normal life until the entire concept of normalcy is devalued to such a point that you’re either poor or rich.

“There are no in-betweens anymore.”

Inflated currency has resulted in Venezuela having the most expensive food in South America and the worst minimum wage. Caruzo says it is important to put inflation in check before it spirals out of control:

“Money in your hands has to be spent — fast— because it rapidly loses purchasing power. Quotes for services last mere hours or a day or two at best because they need to be recalculated.

“With securing food that’s constantly increasing in price the priority, I can’t even begin to think about investing in other purchases, such as clothing, new pair of glasses, or house renovations, all of which have increased in price, as well.”

President Biden previously proclaimed:

“I am President of the United States of America and the buck stops with me.”

However, the president also has a tendency to blame others when things appear to go wrong.

For example, Biden was criticized over his handling of the hasty withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

On Aug. 16, Biden addressed the nation to defend his controversial decision, but ended up blaming multiple entities for the collapse of Afghanistan.

In his complaint-laden speech, Biden blamed Trump:

“When I came into office, I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban.”

Then Biden blamed Afghans and was unhappy about their “spring fighting season”:

“The choice I had to make, as your president, was either to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season.”

Biden insisted he had a solid plan, but he then deflected and said Afghans were to blame for his failed contingencies:

“We were clear-eyed about the risks. We planned for every contingency, but the truth is this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated.

“So, what’s happened?

“Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country. The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight.”

The president even noted how his advice was shunned by the top leaders of Afghanistan:

“When I hosted President Ghani and Chairman Abdullah at the White House in June, and again when I spoke by phone to Ghani in July, we had very frank conversations.

“We talked about how Afghanistan should prepare to fight their civil wars after the U.S. military departed, to clean up the corruption in government so the government could function for the Afghan people.

“We talked extensively about the need for Afghan leaders to unite politically. 

“They failed to do any of that.

“I also urged them to engage in diplomacy, to seek a political settlement with the Taliban.

“This advice was flatly refused.

“Mr. Ghani insisted the Afghan forces would fight, but obviously he was wrong.”

Biden also blamed the Afghan government and the country’s civilians for causing the U.S. to become “discouraged” from executing “a mass exodus” of people from Afghanistan:

“I know there are concerns about why we did not begin evacuating Afghan civilians sooner.

“Part of the answer is some of the Afghans did not want to leave earlier, still hopeful for their country.

“And part of it because the Afghan government and its supporters discouraged us from organizing a mass exodus, to avoid triggering, as they said, ‘a crisis of confidence.’”

Even The Washington Post criticized Biden’s lack of accepting any responsibility for the debacle in Afghanistan:

“Withdrawal was happening and has been for many months. The issue is how it was handled and the assurances and prognostications the Biden administration provided about how it would play out.

“The rapidity of the Taliban takeover was largely cast as unthinkable — in a way that suggests there wasn’t as much care in the withdrawal as there might otherwise have been.

“The story of how all of this played out will be written in the months and years to come.

“Biden clearly wants the headline to be the buck stopping with him, while seeding all kinds of arguments for why it actually doesn’t.”

Biden has held his leadership position for nearly a year and has spent a lot of that time blaming others for new crises that developed on his watch.

USA Today noted in its opinion piece:

“In many ways, America remains in crisis. Was Biden handed a dumpster fire set ablaze by former President Donald Trump and the Republican Party?

“Or did Biden and his Democratic companions help create the high gas prices and empty shelves that have angered and financially strapped voters?”

Caruzo suggests that pride comes before a fall:

“Hubris and inflation often go hand-in-hand.”

He also warns Americans to be aware of those who deflect responsibilities:

“Be very cautious if the Democrats or any representative of the current U.S. government deflects any possible responsibility for the soaring inflation and instead places the blame on others — that’s something that to this day still occurs here.

“Dictator Nicolás Maduro, and the Socialist Party of Venezuela, continue to blame our economic collapse and absurd inflation on an ‘Economic War’ allegedly being fought against the United States and other free countries.”

‘Enough already’: Sig Sauer announces major backing of national ‘re-fund the police’ campaign

Editor note: For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

NEWINGTON, NH – Law Enforcement Today is pleased to share that Sig Sauer, highly respected and immensely popular leader in the firearms industry, has joined us as a corporate sponsor in our campaign to “Re-Fund the Police.”

As a Law Enforcement Today reader, you know that we have put forth a campaign to back the blue and support re-funding efforts, while calling attention to both the adverse effects of defunding the police, and the positive effects that our dedicated protectors in law enforcement create every single day.

In this campaign, we put out a call for individual and corporate sponsors to join us in this mission.

Sig Sauer, with its honorable and lengthy history of supporting law enforcement, answered that call with a generous donation, standing with us and with our brothers and sisters in blue.

From its humble beginnings as a German gun company in 1751 and a Swiss wagon factory in 1853 who merged in 1875 to its current status as a firearms industry leader, Sig Sauer has remained synonymous with expert, state-of-the art craftsmanship and reliability. 

Sig Sauer has also cultivated a close working relationship with law enforcement over the decades of its existence, marrying its expertise with the needs of those who serve.

As the Sig Sauer website states:

“It is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser, Gmbh. in Germany.

This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide.”

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Sig Sauer Academy. Photo courtesy of Sig Sauer.

In addition to state-of-the art equipment such as firearms, ammunition, optics, suppressors, and air guns, Sig also provides top-of-the line training for law enforcement officers and others.

Sig Sauer Academy, located in Epping, NH, offers firearms and tactics training to everyone from first-time gun owners to the most elite levels of law enforcement and military.  This facility “features state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor ranges, tactical training areas, urban environments, a shoot house, a maritime training area, and a force-on-force village.”

We recently sat down with Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive VP of Commercial Sales, to learn more about Sig Sauer’s decision to back our campaign to “Re-fund the Police.”

Taylor told us:

“The minute we heard the concept, it resonated with us here at Sig Sauer, because it’s so disgusting to us, the whole “defund the police” mentality….

“The police were already shorthanded, there’s never enough training, there’s never enough equipment, there’s never enough people, there’s never enough resources.  

“And then you throw at them this ‘defund the police’ mess, to put it politely.” 

He added:

“It just disgusts us, when we see specific incidents of police agencies like Austin, who have gone so all-in to this concept of taking resources away from an operation that is already underfunded. 

“Who is going to help save lives when they’re needed?  It’s harder and harder to get police officers where they’re needed, on time, because of a lack of resources….

“You hear the 911 calls where people are calling in the middle of a riot in Atlanta, and they say, we’re really sorry but there are no police officers to send to your aid right now.  

“It’s disgusting.”

Taylor explained further that raising money is itself important, but the plans to raise awareness and share the truth with the public are equally significant.

He continued:

“I think it’s important to educate the public that there’s a problem….

“No matter how much money we raise in this effort, it’s also very important that we let the world know that the police need resources and they need money.”

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Sig Sauer Academy. Photo courtesy of Sig Sauer.

Taylor added that a further advantage to educating the public would be to improve the reputation of law enforcement as a career.

He told us:

“We also need to try to re-engage young people to be police officers, because that used to be such a noble and admirable thing, and now it’s becoming so difficult to be a police officer, and to have young people aspire to be in law enforcement.

“We want to communicate to the world that it’s ok to be a cop.”

Taylor expanded further upon Sig Sauer’s ties with law enforcement, saying:

“It’s in our DNA…. We work closely [at Sig Sauer Academy] with military and law enforcement…. 

“It’s a big part of who our Academy personnel are; they are all current or former military and cops… and so they are such thought leaders for our company for both training and equipment and importantly, mindset. 

“When we are developing a new product, we go talk to them.”

He added:

“Our CEO [Ron Cohen] served in the Israeli military for five years, and our dedication to supporting law enforcement and military runs so deep in this company…. The moment I mentioned the ‘refunding the police’ concept to our CEO, he immediately wanted to support this cause.”

Taylor concluded:

“We absolutely want to let the world know how much we support the thousands of police agencies and hundreds of thousands of officers who carry our products, and those who don’t….

“It doesn’t matter what product they use, they need our support.

“We are doing this because we have so much respect for our police officers, and it is very disappointing that a part of our society allowed something called ‘defund the police’ to become part of our culture, truly sad.”

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Sig Sauer Academy. Photo courtesy of Sig Sauer.

In addition to its generous financial support, Sig Sauer will also be throwing its own marketing efforts behind the “Re-Fund the Police” campaign, amplifying the message on their social networks.

To learn more about Sig Sauer products and training, visit Sig Sauer at their website, SigSauer.com.  

You can also follow Sig Sauer on their Facebook page, their Twitter feed, their Instagram account, and their LinkedIn account.

Law Enforcement Today is immensely grateful for Sig Sauer’s strong stand to support all those who protect and serve, and we look forward to working together with Sig to “Re-Fund Our Police” and expand public understanding of the the daily good deeds of our protectors in blue, as well as the adverse effects of defunding the police.

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“Re-Fund the Police”: Law Enforcement Today launches nationwide campaign for Americans to back the blue

 

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – You back the Blue.  You support the police.  You quietly buy an officer a cup of coffee at your local coffeehouse.  You bring homemade cookies to your local police station.  You make it a point to thank an officer when you see one out in public.  

You watch the news, aghast to see crowds of anti-police protesters and rioters committing acts of violence and massive property damage.  You pray daily for the Blue family.

And yet, you may feel quite alone.

Politicians and the mainstream news media would have you think that police support is at an all-time low.

Some of you may have found it necessary to take down your Thin Blue Line flags from your house, or to scrape off the Thin Blue Line sticker from your vehicles, due to the potential for violent retaliation by those who hate the police.

Yes, it is the loudest voices that are the ugliest.  They revile and attack those who back the Blue.  They call, “Defund the Police!” at every turn, fueled by the lie that police officers are racists who are out to kill.

But you are actually in excellent company in your support of the blue family.

According to a Gallup poll, 85% of Americans support law enforcement.  That means supporters of the Thin Blue Line are 285 million strong.

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85% of Americans support Law Enforcement

That would be 285 million who, like you, refuse join in the calls to defund the police.

And that means you are in the company of those who have logic and reason on their side.

After all, we at Law Enforcement Today bring you stories daily of exploding crime in police-defunded areas such as Austin, Portland,  New York City, or Los Angeles.

Homicide rates since defunding are up 58% in Atlanta, up 533% in Portland, and up 37% in Philadelphia.

Shootings in post-defunded New York City are up 64%, and they are up 51% in Los Angeles and up 18% in Chicago.

In addition, you have also followed our disturbing and often tragic stories of attacks on police officers in the era of police defunding.

Felonious attacks on police are on the rise, as documented by the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Data Collection.  

According to LEOKA:

“The 50 law enforcement officers feloniously killed in the first 8 months of 2021 represent a 51.5 percent increase compared to the 33 officers killed during the same period in 2020.”

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370 officers gave their lives in the line of duty in 2020

Also thanks to defunding, police departments across the country now lack training, resources, and equipment.  Ironically, calls for additional training in cultural awareness, de-escalation, and use of force often have to go unheeded due to the lack of financial resources.

Another irony is that the push to do away with less-lethal options such as Tasers and tear gas will simply lead to more fatal police shootings.

These alarming stories and statistics indicate beyond a doubt that defunding the police is absolutely the wrong move for this great country.  You know this, yet you and 285 million other voices are all too often silenced by social pressures as well as physical threats of violence.  

You are even told, “Silence is violence,” when it comes to refusing to stand against law enforcement.

Your voice matters, and you need to be heard.

As Law Enforcement Today National Spokesman Kyle Reyes points out:

“Americans have stood by in disbelief as this ‘defund the police’ movement has spread across America and ravaged our communities.  

“We’ve watched our cities burn, our officers be attacked and violence skyrocket.  

“It’s time to come out of the twilight zone.  It’s time to fight back.”

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Law Enforcement Today, the nation’s largest police-owned media outlet, has developed a way to make your voice heard and oppose those who would seek to remove funding from those who protect and serve.

It’s called the “Re-Fund the Police” campaign.

Reyes explains:

“We wanted to make the “Re-fund the Police” campaign something that everyone- whether you can spare $1 or $1 million – can be a part of.

“People will donate to politicians all day long in hopes that person will get elected and possibly make a difference.

“We are asking for people to come forward and support those who make a difference and save lives every single day.”

Through your generous donations, Law Enforcement today will direct a media and advertising blitz to rally other Americans who, like you, are done with attacks on law enforcement, both physical and financial.  

Here’s what the funds go towards:

  1. We’ve assembled a “strike team” of researchers and reporters who will delve deeply into the devastating impact that defunding the police has on communities and families.  They’re going after not just the “leaders” in Congress who are pushing to defund the police… but they’re exposing everyone from the local politicians and city councils who are behind it.  They’re also tracing the money of exactly who is funding this “defund the police” movement.
  2.  We will focus on publicizing all the negative effects of defunding police while expressing support for our brothers and sisters in blue.  The advertising blitz will be a show of support for police officers all across America.
 

In addition, we will be sending a team of reporters into our communities to share positive stories of law enforcement, stories which are consistently ignored by the mainstream media.

As a thank-you for your generosity in standing strong for the blue family, we are offering access codes for Law Enforcement Today’s Wounded Officer documentary and Border Crisis documentary.  In addition, we offer additional perks such as stickers and Thin Blue Line face masks or yard signs.

Donors are also able to honor or memorialize a member of the blue family.

For those who cannot afford to contribute, we invite you to be a part of a nationwide chain of prayer warriors.  

You can join our prayer chain along with other supporters who are willing to pray for our brothers and sisters in blue.  

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We support those who protect and serve.

Also, when you sign up for our newsletter, we will keep you informed on how we are continuing to back the Blue, and bring you the stories the mainstream media will not touch.

Now to small businesses who are sick and tired of watching our cities burn as the “defund the police” movement spreads.

For business donors, we are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to make a difference in police departments across the country.

Reyes explains:

“We wanted to make sure small businesses could get in the fight, so we are rolling out the ‘adopt a police department’ program.”

Your business donation will be used to cover stories in the community of your choice, and expose those who are attempting to defund the police.  Those stories, if you choose, will also include a thank you to your business and a link back to your business website.  

In addition, your generous business donation will go toward advertising campaigns that highlight the negative effects of demonizing and defunding the police.

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We’ve got your 6.

This will give you the opportunity to show to millions of Americans that, unlike “woke” anti-police organizations, you support and appreciate law enforcement.

Reyes points out:

“Corporate America rallied around the Black Lives Matter movement, donating hundreds of millions of dollars to a campaign that brought widespread looting and destruction in our cities.  

“This is an opportunity for businesses to show America that law and order and keeping people safe still means something to them.”

Please join your voice with Law Enforcement Today in this campaign to support all those who protect and serve us.

We invite you to visit the Re-Fund the Police website for further information.

If you have questions, or you want to start your own fundraising team, feel free to email us at [email protected]

It’s time to get in the fight.

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