Last time a businessman hosted SNL was Donald Trump, and that was long before he became a president. But now there is a new twist. Elon Musk is scheduled to host SNL on Saturday and everybody is talking about.
Joe Piscopo is an American comedian and a radio talk show host, and he was a cast member on SNL from 1980 to 1984, where he played a variety of recurring characters. He know what he is talking about when it comes to SNL.
And he is so excited, and said its gonna be so great. It`s also gonna be the highest rating-show of the year. Easy, he said. He compared Musk to Thomas Edison of our time. With Tesla, he called Musk Mr Green New Deal.
Musk tweeted that the «Dogefather» will host SNL on Saturday. But is he gonna talk about Doge or not? Time will show, but an online sportsbook (mybookie) is taking wager on whether Musk will mention Doge or not during the show. You can also bet on whether the price will reach $1 by Monday. Later on, he tweeeted this; «Cryptocurrency is promising, but please invest with caution!»
The billionare with 53 million followers on Twitter exists adjacent to the community of performers, actors, comedians, musicians and pro athletes, who usually make up the show`s hosting pool. But he will not be alone on the show. Musk said he`s a wild card in a SNL live promo with Miley Cyrus who will performs as well.
Bruno Mars said he was nervous when he hosted SNL in 2012. If he was nervous, what will Elon Musk be? Bruno Mars is an entertainer, but Elon Musk is a businessman, so how is it gonna be on the show on Saturday?
Bruno Mars opens the show with a song about how he`s nervous to host SNL and that he`s a girl, and when Kenan Thompson (Cast member on SNL) comes out to the stage to ask if he`s actually a girl, Bruno gets a confidence boost and shoves his aside. That was a great start of the show I must say. We look forward to see Elon Musk and Miley Cyrus on the Saturday Night Live Show this weekend.
I need to follow up my recent article about tax, GDP, a free lunch and big governments. The Biden administration is calling for a tax hike and a much bigger government. Is the United States on the way to be a socialist country like France? If so, how would that be?
Let`s take a look at France. The biggest welfare state in the world. No other coutries in the world spend more money on welfare than the French government. No other coutries has higher taxes either.
But who is protesting a lot? No other countries in the world are protesting more than the people of France, and the yellow vest protesters showed us that. There were multiple reasons for all the protests in France. What they all had in common is that they were all dissatisfied.
Does the people of the United States really want to be a socialist state like France?
First of all; lets talk about tax. No other countries in the world have higher taxes than France. Personal income tax has dropped to 45%, down from 59,6% about twenty years ago. In other words; half of your hard earned money goes to the government.
Corporate tax rate in France dropped to 28% under president Macron. Do doubt that Macron is doing something right. A Trump strategy that is boosting the economy with lower taxes (but that was before the covid attack).
In the early 80`s, the corporate tax rate in France was at a record high with 50%. All that happened under President Fracois Mitterand who served as a President of France from 1981 to 1995, the longest time in office in the history of France.
Mitterand started political life on the Catholic nationalist right, but joined the resistance and moved to the left. He opposed Charles de Gaulle`s establishment of the Fifth Republic.
He invited the Communist Party into his first government, which was a controversial decision at the time. In the event, the Communists were boxed in as junior partners and, rather than taking advantage, saw their support erode. The left the cabinet in 1984.
Interestingly, right after that, the taxes started to decline. Mitterand followed a radical left-wing economic agenda, including nationalisation of key firms, but after two years, with the economy in crisis, he reversed course.
He pushed a socially liberal agenda with reforms such as the 39-hour week, and the end of a government monopoly in radio and television broadcasting.
His partnership with German Chancellor Hermut Kohl advanced European integration via the Maastricht Treaty, but he reluctantly accepted German reunification. By the way; he was also the only French President to ever have named a female Prime Minister; Edith Cresson.
Beyond making the French left electable, Mitterand presided over the rise of the Socialist Party to dominance of the left, and the decline of the once-mighty Communist Party (as a share of the popular vote in the first presidential round, the Communists shrank from a peak of 21,27% in 1969 to 8,66% in 1995, at the end of Mitterand`s second term).
As you can see, the popularity of the Communist Party declined from about 21% to 8%, but so did the corporate tax rate under Mitterand too.
But taxes need to come from someone, and that is the people. How is that going to work out if millions are unemployed? In France, the unemployment rate has always been high. It dropped to 8% in December of 2020, down from 9,1% in the previous period.
The number of unemployed people decreased by 340 thousand to 2,4 million. That sounds expensive. Someone has to pay for it.
France spend nearly one third of their GDP on social welfare, according to OECD. France are on top of the list (27,5) while the U.S is number 22 with 14,3% (as a percentage of GDP).
If we look at total net social spending, France is still at the top with 31,7%, but interestingly, the U:S is second with 30%. Total net social spending takes into account public and private social expenditure, and also includes the effect of direct taxes (income tax and social security contributions), indirect taxation of consumption on cash benefits, as well as tax breaks for social purposes.
Top 20 list of all the countries with tax revenue as a percent of GDP from 40% to 50% are all from Europe. except one; Cuba, at number 8 on the list. A communist country among all the European countries.
The debt in France is skyrocketing. Under Mitterand, the debt to GDP was about 20. Now, under Macron it has increased to 115,70 percent in 2020 from 97,60 percent in 2019.
At the same time, Government Budget in France decreased to -9,20 percent of GDP in 2020 from -3,10 percent in 2019. In other words; the government spends more money than it takes in from taxes and other fees.
So, socialist welfare state France has more debt than the United States. Devt to GDP in the U.S increased to 107,60 percent in 2020, up from 106,90 percent in 2019.
The unemployment rate is also lower in the U.S. The unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in March of 2021. The U.S government is also spending more money than they have. In 2019, the U.S recorded a government budget deficit equal to 4,60 percent of the GDP, but it`s expected to be about 13 percent in 2020.
On top of all the taxes, people in France also need to pay for the roads. A typical socialist country has toll roads. From Boreaux to Paris, you need to pay 55,60 euros for Classe A and 85,60 euros for Classe B.
All the money you earn from Janury to June goes to the government. The govenment will give the money you give them to sick people who ask for free healthcare. State healthcare insurance is available to everyone staying in France for more than three months.
The French Social Security system runs this insurance (called PUMA), and this insurance covers about 70% of the medical costs, and in some cases, even 100% of the costs. The state also pays for every child`s education from 6 to 16 years old.
So, if you pay nearly half of your hard earned money to your welfare state, and drive a car from Boreaux to Paris often, you have to ask yourself what your real tax actually is?
Let`s face it; Joe Biden is the most popular president in the United States ever. More popular than Barrack Obama. More popular than Bill Clinton. What people actually voted for is bigger government, more government spending and more taxes.
Biden is not talking much to the Media, but after 100 days, he held a speech, and that speech scared the hell out of many people in the United States. One of them is Lindsey Graham. Biden scared the hell out of me tonight, he said.
He look weak as a commandor in chief, and he embraced socialism, Graham said.
The Media Mob attacked Trump for his border policy, but only a few is talking about the border crisis they have now. Biden talked about problems like racism, guns, virus and money, but didn`t say much about the border crisis they`re facing now.
He attacked rich and wealthy people that created the wealth in the United States. He want them to pay more money, so the government can grow bigger. If Biden`s policy works, why are GDP per capita in the U.S better than socialist countries?
Wall Street Journal Editorial Board had this headline earlier this week; «Biden`s Cradle-to-Grave Government.» His latest $1,8 trillion plan rejects the old social contract of work for benefits. Something that have worked under Clinton, Bush and Obama. But now, it seems like it is a new era. A socialist era.
All the people behind Joe Biden assume that the people who voted for him love his tax hikes and bigger government. In November 2022, we will find out if they are right….
Trump is silenced on Twitter, but he will have his first speech since leaving the White House on Sunday. A former senior adviser to President Trump, Stephen Miller predicts he will talk about the U.S economy, to open the schools back up again, and immigration.
Furthermore, he will talk about standing up against Communist China and the blue-collar working-class agenda. American conservative union chair, Matt Schlapp said that one of the reasons Trump was a great conservative president is because conservatives didn`t immediately go on the attack like so many others in the establishment.
Focus on the politics. Not the person, Matt said. This is probably why so many were blinded by hate. These people painted themself into a corner and stayed there for four years. That is painful and a big mistake.
Everybody is looking forward to Trump`s speech on CPAC on Sunday.
Some people claim that Trump in any way wished, desired, or encouraged lawless or violent behavior on January 6th and they said: «impeach 45.» The same people have repeatedly said that they want to impeach him in four years now. It started before he was elected.
We all know that these people are on the left side. But people on the right side are sick and tired of the hypocrisy of the left. This is not only happening in the U.S but in Europe as well. Who are these people on the left side that think they are above all others? Much better than others?
They are hypocrites.
Trump said on January 6th that people are on the way to peacefully and patriotically to march down to Capitol Hill. He also said, «Fight like hell.»
For the hypocrites on the left side, that was wrong. They claim it was an incitement to insurrection. So, they impeached Trump. Wow. What a great country America is.
American political journalist Michael Gerson says that political hypocrisy is «the conscious use of a mask to fool the public and gain political benefit».
Hypocrisy is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another or the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one`s own behavior does not conform.
In moral psychology, it is the failure to follow one`s own expressed moral rules and principles.
Hypocrisy has been a subject of folk wisdom from the beginnings of human history and the word hypocrisy comes from the Greek, which means «jealous», «play-acting», «acting out», «coward» or «dissembling».
We all know that Trump said «fight like hell», but the leftists aren`t any better. Videos show that they are a hundred times worse. But it is always difficult for the leftists to see that. The day after the inauguration, Madonna said she wanted to bomb the White House. Did someone say incitement to insurrection at that time? Nope.
But what would have happened if someone on the right side have said that? All hell would break lose.
Jesus tried to build a stable society with the ten commandments. You shall not kill. You shall not steal. But Pontius Pilatus and dark forces didn`t want to hear that and killed Jesus. Many belief systems condemn hypocrisy (that`s probably why conservatives care so much about it).
In Islam, Quranic Chapter 63 is often titled «the hypocrites». Hypocrisy is viewed as a serious sickness.
The Qur’an rails against those who claim to be believers and peacemakers, thinking they are fooling God and others, but only fool themselves.
In some translations of the Book of Job, the Hebrew word chaneph is rendered as «hypocrite», though it usually means «godless» or «profane». In the Christian Bible, Jesus condemns the scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites in the passage known as the Woes of the Pharisees.
Communists are godless. They dont believe in God. Nor in Jesus. They don`t believe in religion. The only religion they believe in is Communism.
Most people in America and Europe believe that people on the left side are much better than people on the right side. They also believe that people on the right side are stupid and racists, but all of that is a big lie. What we know is that people on the left side are hypocrites.
Hypocrites are very good at challenging the beliefs of other people, but when it comes to their own beliefs, they tend to protect them, not challenge them, Robert Wright said. Hypocrites are fairly accurate in their perceptions of others, but generally inaccurate in their perceptions of themselves.
Hypocrites tend to judge others by their behavior, but think they have special information about themselves. That they know what they are «really like», and thus effortlessly find ways to explain away selfish acts and maintain the illusion that they are better than others.
There is so much hate in the world today, but if people can be educated to see the shadow-side of their nature, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and love their fellow men better.
A little less hypocrisy and a little more self-knowledge can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.
Benjamin Franklin`s observation has been confirmed by recent studies in self-deception. In everyday reasoning, humans do little to get real evidence when taking positions or making decisions and do even less to get evidence for opposing positions. Instead, they tend to fabricate «pseudo-evidence», often after the decision had already been made.
Humans take a position, look for evidence that supports it, then, if they find some evidence, enough so that the position «makes sense», they stop thinking altogether (the «makes-sense stopping rule»). And, when pressed to produce real evidence, they tend to seek and interpret «evidence» that confirms what they already believe (the «confirmation bias»).
Moreover, some people tend to think highly of themselves, highlighting strengths and achievements, and overlooking weaknesses and failures (the «self-serving bias»). When asked to rate themselves on virtues, skills, or other desirable traits (including ethics, intelligence driving ability, and sexuality skills), a large majority say they are above average.
In the video above, Madonna said she wanted to bomb the White House. Cynthia Johnson said that Trump supporters need to be careful, and for those of you who are soldiers; make them pay. Maxime Water said she wanted to take out Trump tonight.
Johnny Depp asked; «When was the last time an actor assassinated a president»? A leader from the Lincoln Project said; «go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump». CNN said; «show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful».
Ellen asked Kamala Harris if she was stuck in an elevator with Trump or Pence. Who would it be? Harris said; «Does one of us have to come out alive»?
A Pennsylvania man got 20 years for threatening to «put a bullet» in Trump last year. Who do you think radicalized him? What about the Scalise shooter who appeared to be a Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer in 2017? Steve Scalise nearly died that day. Did someone blame Sanders? Nope. Who do you think radicalized that man?
Did someone say incitement to insurrection here? Nope. Any impeachment? Nope.
Political journalist Michael Gerson notes that «There is often hypocritical deception involved in political and diplomatic negotiations, which generally start with principled, non-negotiable demands that are negotiated away in the process of finding a compromise.» Gerson concludes:
Hypocrisy is unavoidable and necessary. If people were required, at all times, to live up to ideals of honesty, loyalty, and compassion in order for those ideals to exist, there would be no ideals. Being a moral person is a struggle in which everyone repeatedly fails, becoming a hypocrite in each of those moments.
A just and peacful society depends on hypocrites who ultimately refused to abondon the ideals they betray.