(CNSNews.com) - President Joe Biden on Monday announced a plan to lower the cost of meat by going after the nation's four largest meat processors, whom he accused of "exploiting" farmers, ranchers, and consumers.
But, as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich observed: "If you have a president who can't solve the problem of enough supply for monoclonal antibodies, can't solve the amount of supply for testing, can't fix anything involving the pandemic," how can we expect Biden to lower the cost of beef?
"They have more ships sitting outside Long Beach harbor, about 121 now, than they had three weeks ago. So the supply chain stays broken," Gingrich told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Monday:
Their answer to the price of beef is to set up this brand-new government program to support smaller producers and smaller factories who'll have no effect on the price of beef. But it gives them an ability to pass out a billion dollars for political purposes. You go down the whole system, it's like that.
They basically understand that if the elections this year involve an honest count, where you have to prove who you are to vote and where only citizens can vote, they're going to lose. They're going to lose badly in the House; they could lose 40-70 seats. So they've got to find a way to rig the game.
Hannity asked Gingrich if Democrats can "pull it off," or rig the game, in Gingrich's words:
"I don't know," Gingrich said.
"Look, if you are willing to break every rule, if you're willing to lie about every topic, if you can bring total pressure to bear, who knows?
“I mean, in the Senate, it comes down to whether or not (Democrats) Sinema and Manchin will stand firm in defense of the filibuster and whether or not you have in Senator McConnell a leader who actually, in a very tough way, takes them on if they try to change the filibuster.
“Republicans can, I think, make it so painful they can't do it.”