BRYCE ON POLITICS
– 10 things to think about in a Biden presidency.
Before we begin, let me be clear, I believe President Trump is going to win handily in November, but I’ve been pondering the consequences if he lost, which every American should consider. The polls tell us former VP Joe Biden is way ahead, just like they did for Sec. Hillary Clinton in 2016. Please remember, polls make their money not by telling the truth, but by creating controversy, just like the news media. Their surveying techniques are inconsistent and, as such, are flawed. If the polls said an incumbent was ahead, nobody would pay attention, but if the underdog is projected to win, then you’ve got something to peddle, which is what we have today in our presidential race. Just remember, none of the polls predicting a Biden victory were correct in 2016. In other words, don’t hold your breath on Mr. Biden’s chances.
Nonetheless, we know what the president’s track record is, but what if former VP Joe Biden won by some miracle? Running through this scenario should cause us to pause and think of the consequences. Here are ten things to consider should the country elect Mr. Biden president:
10. Mr. Biden has said he will re-institute a lot of the Obama-era regulations, thereby causing government bureaucracy to expand and thereby hindering business.
9. As for education, school choice will disappear, as will charter schools. The teaching of history and civics will continue to abate. The Common Core program, as introduced under the Obama administration, will likely return.
8. The United States will likely reverse several foreign policy initiatives, including the Paris Agreement for climate control, the Iran nuclear agreement (former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley adamantly warns against doing this), and other NATO and WHO initiatives allowing our foreign allies NOT to pay their fair share of expenses.
7. Whereas the Trump administration has made considerable progress in trade deals (e.g., USMCA, Japan, and India), look for the United States to cave on others, particularly China.
6. The Supreme Court will likely change; first, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer will likely retire as they will be replaced by liberal candidates. No conservative member dare retire as this would open the possibility of liberals controlling the court and writing legislation from the bench.
5. Now that the far-Left has learned how to affect change, they will run amok and desecrate more historical icons and buildings. Law enforcement will be de-funded, thereby hindering their ability to do their job and plummeting the country into chaos. It will not be a good time to be in law enforcement.
4. With the increase of Biden tax hikes, look for manufacturing jobs to move offshore again. Add to this, elements of the New Green Deal which will close fossil fuel companies, causing a spike in energy costs, all of which will force the cost of living skywards. We will, of course, lose our energy independence.
3. Interest rates will rise sharply, thereby reducing home and automobile sales, which will hurt manufacturing and construction jobs. This will also signal the increase in unemployment, particularly among Latinos, and African-Americans.
2. As Mr. Biden has promised tax hikes if elected, the stock markets will experience a major sell-off immediately after the election, thereby devastating IRA’s and 401Ks.
1. Bottom-line, the economy will tank.
My Democrat friends would claim this is an unrealistic doomsday scenario. Really? With minor exception, these same policies trace their roots back to those introduced under President Obama. Therefore this represents a return to Obamanomics and his foreign policies.
The reality is, if Mr. Biden is elected the United States would not be the same type of country we knew just a few short years ago. It will embrace a socialist agenda and drive businesses offshore. Basically, we will see the United states change in a similar manner as the State of California under Ronald Reagan, with a robust middle class, to today where the middle class is moving away, leaving a two class state: the very rich, and the very poor. Scary, very scary.
Frankly, I believe Mr. Biden to be in over his head. I still cannot comprehend how someone like Mr. Biden, who was beaten twice by Hillary Clinton, who was defeated by Mr. Trump, can beat the president. It just doesn’t add up.
It’s your choice America.
Keep the Faith!
P.S. – Also, I have a NEW book, “Before You Vote: Know How Your Government Works”, What American youth should know about government, available in Printed, PDF and eBook form. This is the perfect gift for youth!
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Tim Bryce is an author, freelance writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at email@example.com
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