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April 28, 2022

Biden Seeks Sweeping New Powers To Confiscate Wealth to Fight The Enemy

To fight the fascists, we had to become the fascists.

Before getting to that, Biden also demands another $33 billion for a foreign country, and Pelosi wants to attach $22.5 billion in further foreign aid to that.

We're just pissing out billions like we've been drinking them by the quart all night, huh?



There is wide, bipartisan support in Congress for giving Ukraine all the assistance it needs to fight the Russians, and its eventual approval seems certain. But Biden and congressional Democrats also want lawmakers to approve billions more to battle the pandemic, and that along with a Republican push to entangle the measure with an extension of some Trump-era immigration restrictions leaves the proposal's pathway to enactment unclear.

In an accompanying letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Biden also asked lawmakers to include an additional $22.5 billion for vaccines, treatments, testing and aid to other countries in continuing efforts to contain COVID-19.

But that figure, which Biden also requested last month, seems aspirational at best. In a compromise with Republicans, Senate Democrats have already agreed to pare that figure to $10 billion, and reviving the higher amount would be at best an uphill fight.

Wow what a compromise. Boy those Senate Republican are really Fighting For Us, huh?

And I do appreciate their Courage in pretending to fight to make the Ukraine aid contingent on extending Title 42 before they drop that demand like a bad habit.

Biden also wants the power to seize person property based on a deliberately vague string of qualifiers, which is definitely not a dry run for seizing the estates of future political enemies (like Elon Musk).

Biden was also asking Congress on Thursday for new powers to seize and repurpose the assets of Russian oligarchs.

He wants lawmakers to make it a criminal offense for a person to "knowingly or intentionally possess proceeds directly obtained from corrupt dealings with the Russian government," double the statute of limitations for foreign money laundering offenses to 10 years, and expand the definition of "racketeering" under U.S. law to include efforts to evade sanctions.

Biden will also ask Congress to allow the federal government use the proceeds from selling the seized assets of sanctioned Russian oligarchs to help the people of Ukraine.

If you think that is alarming, you haven't seen nothin' yet.

Further proof that America 2022 is just the Soviet Union 1978 below, as our decrepit figurehead "leader" shows galloping dementia even in reading prepared remarks, and our Nomenklatura Kremlin class remains silent about what is happening right in front of their corrupt, Inner Party eyes.


"Ill-begotten gains."

They corruptly gave birth to their gains.

Okay, Sage of Scranton.

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