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Malaise 2.0

Brett Davis

Posted on November 1, 2021 05:08

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A doddering President Biden is taking a wrecking ball to America.

On July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter delivered a speech addressing America’s energy crisis, unemployment, inflation and the resulting crisis of confidence the nation was experiencing. Said address is more commonly known as the “malaise” speech, even though Carter never used that word.

Fast forward more than 40 years to the present day. America is experiencing another round of malaise courtesy of the dumpster fire of a presidency — less than a year old — of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. The former long-time senator and ex-vice president has proven to have a deft anti-Midas touch in the form of creating problems out of thin air or making bad situations worse.

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On the myriad challenges facing the nation, both at home and abroad, Biden displays an amazing ability for botching things.

The man who promised during last year’s presidential campaign to get COVID-19 under control and was handed vaccines by the Trump administration has presided over more pandemic-related deaths on his watch than his predecessor.

Sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandates are exacerbating a labor shortage that is contributing to the ongoing supply-chain crisis threatening the upcoming holiday season. The Biden administration proposes to fine cargo containers to ease congestion at major U.S. ports, an action likely to result in companies passing along higher costs to consumers.

Inflation — again, shades of the Carter administration — is at a three-decade high. The American people are feeling the financial pain at the grocery store and at the gas pump. No matter for Biden, who shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline as part of a wider plan to constrain the U.S. energy sector. That is in addition to plans, along with his congressional colleagues, for spending trillions more at a time when the U.S. dollar is worth less.

A burgeoning humanitarian crisis at the porous southern border — where arrests have reached an all-time high — portends a challenge to national sovereignty via illegal immigration. The feckless Biden administration, in a potential act of national suicide, floats a trial (lead?) balloon to pay millions to migrant families separated at the border under the Trump administration.

More generally, crime and no punishment describes the Biden administration’s support of policies that functionally raise the transaction costs of enforcing the law while lowering those of breaking the law.

On the foreign policy front, Biden’s biggest blunder has been the abrupt and disastrous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. The result? Biden’s childlike faith in the U.S. military’s over-the-horizon capabilities betrayed by a senior Pentagon official telling Congress on Tuesday that Islamic State Khorason Province (ISIS-K) could have the ability to attack America within six months to a year.

Unlike Carter, Biden’s Afghanistan wound was self-inflicted. But what else would one expect from an administration more concerned about personal pronouns than the growing Chinese military threat?

America's only hope of relief from the Biden regime's reign of incompetence is a Republican takeover of Congress during next year's midterm elections.

Brett Davis

Posted on November 1, 2021 05:08

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