President Joe Biden claimed during his speech before Congress on Wednesday that he inherited “the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” While the pandemic of 2020 caused enormous financial issues, unemployment is actually better today than at another point in Biden’s past.
The National Review noted, “You don’t have to go back to the 1930s to find that kind of joblessness — the unemployment rate was higher than 6.3 percent for the first five years of the Obama-Biden administration.”
For five years, Biden served as vice president when unemployment was higher than it is during what he calls the nation’s “worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” He can attempt to blame Trump or COVID-19 all he wants, but he has quite the history of leading bad economies.
That’s one reason conservatives didn’t want Biden in office as president. In his nearly half-century of political leadership, he does not have a history of building economic strength and improving the income of American households.
Instead, Biden’s past has focused on workers’ unions and increased government. Even in his joint speech to Congress — which was actually just a fraction of the past audience size for such an event — he found a want to work in more government spending, taxation and unions.
We’re not talking about innovation and entrepreneurship. We’re looking at a path that points toward a nation that increasingly reflects the socialist nations of Latin America.
Do we really need a couple more trillion for “infrastructure”? Are American families in dire need of free government-led preschool for three-year olds? Do we improve as a nation by providing free community college for DREAMers who are not even American citizens?
Biden keeps trying to play Robin Hood with America’s tax dollars. But the problem with the Robin Hood role is two-fold. First, Robin Hood’s actions were loved by the poor. Biden doesn’t share the same love affair with today’s low-income Americans.
Second, Robin Hood’s action were illegal. Unless Biden changes some laws or resorts to executive actions, much of his economic focus is unlawful as well. Packing the courts, ending the Senate filibuster to ram through radical legislation, changing voting laws and even adding new states that will likely vote for Democrats are all part of the left’s plan to consolidate power and keep conservatives unable to change the situation.
There’s just one big problem with this plan — there are far more conservatives in this nation than leftist progressives. If conservatives rise up together and act, no Democrat plan could withstand another election cycle.
That’s what we really need to unite our nation. Not bipartisan unity, but true conservative American unity. If we’ll come together, the left will lose and we can save our nation before it’s too late.
It’s not too dramatic to say our democracy is at stake. If we can’t trust our nation to hold lawful elections, we will no longer be a democracy. We’ll be under a dictatorship that we don’t like. The truth is, we’re not far from seeing what it would look like already.