Yes, I would say that Mr. Biden is doing a fine job if the purpose and intent are to destroy our Republic’s system of economics and our Constitutional Liberties and Freedoms. Otherwise, I would have to say, he has been a complete failure. I would say, “I told you so,” but you already know that it was a terrible mistake to allow him to ascend to the presidency. If you don’t know it, then you must not be living in the same world as the rest of us.
There is a myriad of reasons to say his administration is an abysmal failure, but one in particular that causes each of us to feel the pinch is inflation. We are experiencing the worst inflation since 1982. The rate of inflation has risen faster than any previous administration. We are in the throes of economic distress that will cost families their ability to earn a living and put multitudes of small businesses out of business. Mom and Pop stores that are not operating on an incredibly low overhead will continue to put up “Going out of Business” signs in their store windows.
The Labor Department revealed that the consumer-price index, which tracks what consumers pay for goods and services, rose in November by 6.8% from one year ago. That is staggering! That is the fastest rise in 40 years, and we see the sixth-month inflation has been above 5%. Build America back Better? Seriously, is the way to better the destruction of our economy and multitudes of lives in the process? If so, please don’t give us better, let us stay where we were.
The core consumer-price index (CPI), which excludes the often-volatile categories of food and energy increased 4.9% in November faster than the 4.6% of October. The supply chain issues are the result of Biden’s economic policies and strangling regulations and restrictions.
Even the often party-friendly Congressional Budget Office ripped Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda. The Left has repeated the diatribe and rhetoric that Biden’s agenda will cost ‘zero dollars.’ That is a blatant fabrication. The Treasury Department, led by Janet Yellen, has insisted that the bill will lower the deficit over the long term. Unfortunately, she can’t really explain how that works.
The initial Congressional Budget Office (CBO) exposed those fabrications. They revealed, what most of us know, that the ‘Build Back Better’ bill would raise the deficit by $160 Billion. They had to do some manipulating of the numbers to make it that low. They claimed that it would only be that amount as the federal government enforced tax receipts (IRS) and cleaned up the ‘waste and fraud’ that now exists. Do I see pigs flying over the unicorns grazing in my backyard? The IRS part will be a reality but cleaning up ‘waste and fraud’ is a fantasy.
Democratic Senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, who usually toes the party line is finding it impossible to back the plan. The Congressional Budget Office has released another estimate showing the real cost of the ‘Build Back Better’ bill after all the temporary (permanent) programs are extended into perpetuity. We have been down this road before. Not long ago we were force-fed Obamacare and the ‘Build Back Better’ bill will force us to fund entitlement programs and pork for decades.
What is the real cost to America and Americans? According to the Congressional Budget Office report, the bill would increase the deficit by $3 Trillion or more over the next decade. The Democrats have tried to insist that it would be more like $0.2 Trillion but facts are facts and true accounting exposes the lies.
Biden and the Left insist they have a plan to pay for all this. Seriously? Their plan is to tax, tax, and tax. Their plan is to tax everything and to find a way to access your retirement plans and IRAs. Do you like the idea that you have labored, sacrificed, and saved for years hoping for a comfortable or existable retirement only to have them steal your savings?
In the words of Milton Friedman, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” There is no world in which the temporary programs included in this bill will suddenly disappear. Calling them temporary is laughable and they know it. I presume they believe we are naïve and gullible enough to believe them. They have cause to believe that because we keep electing them.
It seems to me that rather than pursuing “America First” as Donald Trump proposed, Biden wants to have “America Last.” He seems to be on board with those who believe that America is an evil empire that deserves to be punished for its greatness and success. The Woke Crowd and Politically Correct of the Progressive ilk believe that America was founded by evil, racist, homophobic, xenophobic white men and we must be judged and made to pay. Sadly, they don’t seem to realize they pay too in attempting to inflict pain on those of us who are conservative and Christian.
In this economy created by the Biden administration and the Democrats, small businesses are struggling. The Left claims to be advocates for the middle class and the little man, but we are the ones suffering the most, while the rich and super-rich grow fatter. Lining the pockets of politicians with donations and other perks seems to be an effective means of ensuring that they get what they want.
Everything is more expensive. Have you priced a 2×4 stud lately? If you do, you will realize that the cost of lumber has skyrocketed. The supply chain issues are causing delays and an increase in costs. Countless ships are sitting offshore with goods that are undeliverable because of this administration. How is that ‘Building Back Better?’
The Biden team and the Democrats blame everything on the coronavirus, but the reality is that this crushing inflation did not begin until shortly after Joe Biden was inaugurated in 2021. This is his and it is time that we make him own it. Many small businesses have stated that they were doing well at the end of 2020 but in just a few short months after the Biden agenda kicked in, they are struggling to keep their doors open. It is hard to deal with an increase of 15% in wholesale prices and keep your prices competitive or affordable.
I don’t know about you, but the economy coupled with the issues at the border, abortion, allowing lawlessness to prevail among some groups, and the clear attempt to strip us of many of our Constitutional Rights is infuriating. I find it impossible to support the Democratic agenda and stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom. It is time that we return to God and I believe we need a time of National Fasting and Prayer for America.
God bless you and God bless America!