As we know, we are just barely into Year Two of the exceedingly awful Joe Biden Administration. Things are really, really bad.
But our national status was quite recently quite the opposite of exceedingly awful. Oh how quickly we have fallen. How? Why?
Everything good predecessor president Donald Trump did – Biden had undone and reversed.
Which is a shame. Because Trump did US a LOT of good.
Trump gave US our best economy in generations.
Ten Reasons Trump Economy Is Best in Fifty Years
Trump raised wages for everyone. For lower-income Americans – it was their first raise in many decades.
Under Trump, Americans Have Seen Their Best Wage Growth In 40 Years
Wages Rising: The US Economy Is Now Working Best for Lower-Wage Workers
Trump made us a net oil exporter – in just over one month in office.
Breakthrough: US Becomes Major Oil Exporter Under Trump
We give you but a fraction of Trump’s presidential legacy – to remind one and all of how good we very recently had it.
Biden murdered our energy independence – on Day One.
Biden Suspends Oil and Gas Leasing in Slew of Executive Actions
The first of his very many attacks on our energy sector.
Biden Administration Stoking Higher Energy Prices with Oil and Gas Crackdown, JEC Analysis Shows
Which, naturally, has led to this.
Biden Breaks Record With Highest Gas Prices Ever
And it ain’t just gas prices setting heinous records.
Bidenflation the Worst in 40 Years
All of the above – and other stupid Biden policies – has created a bit of a supply problem.
Biden Worsens Supply-Chain Mess
All of the above – and other stupid Biden policies – has created a bit of an economy problem.
Joe Biden’s Economy Is Already a Disaster. Here Is the Chart That Proves It
So with all of this Biden economic awfulness at top of mind – why would Congress do this?
DC Is Ensuring Only Billionaires Can Get a Loan – in the Name of ‘Helping the Little Guy’
Biden has made the economy the worst its been in many decades. And now his Democrats in Congress are looking to ban loans to poor people. Which poor people definitely need – because Biden has made the economy the worst it has been in many decades.
Congress is looking to price cap what are called “payday loans.” Here is exceedingly awful Ohio Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown patting himself on the back for co-sponsoring this idiocy.
“Payday loans” are so named – because poor people take the loans when they run out of cash prior to payday. Like, say, when their car breaks down – and they need to get the car running…to get to work to get paid on payday.
Rich people don’t need payday loans – because they have the money to cover things like that.
Poor people used to get these loans from small, community banks. But DC took care of that.
Killing Off Community Banks: Intended Consequence of Dodd-Frank:
“The banks deemed too big are more than 30% bigger than before the Act was passed in 2010, and 80% bigger than before the banking crisis of 2008. The six largest US financial institutions now have assets of some $10 trillion, amounting to almost 60% of GDP; and they control nearly 50% of all bank deposits.
“Meanwhile, their smaller competitors are struggling to survive. Community banks and credit unions are disappearing at the rate of one a day. Access to local banking services is disappearing along with them.”
“Local banking services” – like short-term loans and lines of credit for poor people.
The economy abhors a vacuum. DC having murdered one lender-to-poor-people – another arose in its place. Born was the payday lender.
DC won’t let that stand either. They want to price cap payday loans – but we know what that really means.
As basic economics and 10,000 years of human history tell us – price caps murder the item capped. The most famous of MANY examples?
How Gas Price Controls Sparked ‘70s Shortages:
“The era of price controls is most remembered for long lines at gas stations….
“Back then, ‘price controls turned a minor adjustment into a major shortage,’ said Thomas Sowell.”
If you can’t make a profit on something – you stop producing that something. Because human nature. Because duh.
Artificial price caps on payday loans – will make turning a profit on payday loans nigh impossible. So no one will offer payday loans anymore. Because human nature. Because duh.
And the people hardest hit aren’t the payday lenders. Though it is ridiculously, stupidly hard on them.
The people hardest hit are the payday lend-ees. The poor people who desperately need these short-term loans.
Especially now – in the midst of Biden’s exceedingly awful economy.
Ain’t DC great? First they make it impossible for people to make money. Then they make it impossible for people to borrow money.
It’s all so very, very helpful.