Before Joe Biden won the 2020 election, I got a call from an old lady who was phone banking for old-man Biden. The woman made a long speech trying to convince me that Biden would return the United States to normal and unite the country. The unity part is already gone considering Biden has accused Republican-majority state legislatures of bringing back Jim Crow by passing voter ID laws and other such restrictions. Admittedly, not all the laws are clean, such as North Carolina restricting polling places (pages 16 and 17) and demonizing people who do not get the vaccine regardless of their reason. Anyway, I remember the woman being wholly caught off-guard after talking about Biden’s honesty when I pointed out Biden lying about trying to meet Nelson. She then tried to pivot and talk about returning to normal and that Biden was a moderate, but I did not trust her, as I do not blindly trust people who are sycophants for their parties. However, after seeing the country’s direction and how everything is costing so much, I am SO happy I saw through her BS. And I am not saying this because I think Trump is awesome. There are plenty of people I would rather be president than the annoying orange, but that is getting off-topic. This is the second time I have dunked on Biden-economics, so let’s go.
I understand the worry about climate change. Parts of the world are becoming uninhabitable, and humanity needs to find solutions to it. The thing is that I would instead put my faith in Elon Musk over the federal government. It is bad enough they took John Kerry seriously despite his regular private jet flights this year alone. Why else do I not trust the Feds to handle the issue? Because of old-man Biden. I know Biden got praise from the activists for revoking the charter to build the Keystone Pipeline while also suspending oil and gas drilling. I can understand those actions if you are worried about climate change. We should have waited for the new energy infrastructure. Then, if we could not get a national low-to-zero emission, we could cut the leases. Instead, because of his virtue signaling, we have increased energy prices and, in some places, $7 a gallon oil prices. Now, I have accused the Biden administration of virtue signaling, but how do I know Biden was virtue signaling? THE FACT THAT HE ASKED THE OPEC COUNTRIES TO PUMP MORE OIL! Not only that, but old-man Biden initially waived sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and only imposed limited ones after bipartisan backlash. And we are not even talking about the fact that China is going on, according to Yale University, a “coal spree“. I remember someone on MSNBC… or was it CNN… saying that the adults were back in Washington… Yeah, no. Biden campaigned as a moderate, but most of his nomination record shows otherwise. To get back on topic, we talked about oil prices going up, but what about the prices of everything else?
I will be blunt. I think Biden destroyed the country’s supply chains and possibly ensured the future of automation in the US. America needs a sound shipping system to keep the economy working. For this reason, I am not entirely against the proposed infrastructure bill. But, I do not think we need to spend as much money as is in the bill. However, I do not see the need for it considering it is not easy to get anything anywhere nowadays. The primary tenant of supply has been damaged incredibly. One of those reasons is because Biden incentivizes people not to go to work. It appears the meat industry has taken a hit as suppliers are finding it challenging to find truckers and warehouse workers. Even “everything for $1” stores like Dollar Tree are increasing prices… yeah, something is up.
It is not just Biden; it seems like all the world’s countries are putting stupid restrictions on shipping over the fear of COVID. However, I believe Biden will make this worse if he does not cut some spending and protect the “strength” of the US dollar. I am not optimistic, though, because I am convinced that old-man Biden is economically senile considering he and Pelosi — who is not senile — believe their $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill will cost zero dollars. At this point, I cannot tell if the coming collapse is on purpose or if Hanlon’s razor applies here. Then again, Trump made tax cuts but did not cut spending, so he holds some blame. Either way, the American people voted for this, so they better not complain about the consequences. However, if someone tells me that Biden is a competent president (or even good), I might think they are out of their mind. That or just personal bias. Overall, I hope the 47th president is more economically literate than 46, 45, 44, and 43.