Sunday, June 13, 2021

America Is Back?

Joe Biden says that America is back.

This is how The Washington Post Daily 202 reported about Biden's trip to the G-7 Summit in Europe.

President Biden carried two messages to Europe this week: A confident declaration that “America is back” and a fretful warning that the world’s democracies face internal and external threats unlike any since the Cold War.

This is how Politico reported on the same Biden message.


America is back?

I am trying to figure out what objective facts support that statement.

Crude oil prices are up 95% in the last year.

Gasoline prices are up 56% over the last 12 months. That is the highest annual percentage increase since 1980. Most of the increase has come in 2021.


What has Biden done about it? Cancelled the authorization for the Keystone pipeline and made it much more difficult to do any oil and gas exploration or drilling in the United States.

The consumer price index was up 5% for the 12 months ending May 31. However, prices were up 1.4% in just the last two months. That is an annualized rate of 8.4%.

Our southern border is being overrun by illegal immigrants.

Illegal border crossings have increased by 674% in the last year.


You can see the numbers yourself from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website.

Compare 2020 vs. 2021.

The surge COINCIDENTALLY took place right when Biden took office.

Keep in mind these numbers also only show the illegal immigrants who were apprehended. Who knows how many more snuck into the country undetected?

The number of small businesses open in the United States has declined by 39% since January, 2020.


More troubling is the fact that the number of small businesses that have closed has increased over 10 percentage points since election day, November 3, 2020.

This is despite the fact that two rounds of stimulus payments were paid since that time.


Could it be that the stimulus payments and the enhanced unemployment benefits in those Biden and Democrat-driven bills have actually accelerated the demise of these small businesses because of the inability to find employees?

As of the end of April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were a record 9.3 million job openings in the United States. This is the highest total since this statistic was first tracked beginning in 2000.

How is it that we have so many job openings but employers are now saying that they can't find anyone who wants to work?

The United States is facing a $3.1 trillion budget deficit for the 2021 fiscal year according to the most recent estimates.

However, Joe Biden has proposed a budget that would have $6 trillion in spending and produce a budget deficit of $3.7 trillion next year. Yes, that means that projected revenues in the budget only account for 38% of spending. The balance will be further federal debt and money printing.

The Biden budget also included the important change in language wherein all mothers are now to be described as "birthing people". 


We are looking at $3.7 trillion deficit and the Biden OMB is spending time on "important" issues like this?

America is back?

Does it look like that to you?

If we are back, it seems like someone put the ship of state in reverse.

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