Following extensive spending on COVID-19 relief, Ukraine aid, and various social programs, President Biden has injected trillions of dollars into the economy, resulting in a significant surge in inflation. This inflationary pressure is taking a severe toll on small businesses and putting immense strain on families already struggling to make ends meet. The nation is witnessing a rise in poverty rates, widespread job losses, increased mental health issues, and a host of other problems.
Adding to the complexity of the situation is the dire state of the U.S. immigration system under President Biden, which is undergoing a historic crisis. General Michael Flynn, who has personally observed the issue, describes the situation as a “mass invasion” that has spiraled out of control.
In 2022 alone, the United States encountered a record number of illegal immigrants at its southern border, marking a staggering 200% increase compared to the last year of the Trump administration in 2020. During the Trump presidency, the country witnessed the lowest rate of illegal immigration in over four decades. However, under President Biden, illegal immigration has surged to levels not seen in over six decades.
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One significant policy shift was President Biden’s decision to terminate Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy, which mandated that foreign nationals attempting to enter the U.S. through the southern border, whether illegally or without proper documentation, had to await their legal cases’ resolution in Mexico. This approach had helped maintain border security and manage the influx of migrants. President Biden’s reversal of this policy essentially opened the floodgates, sending a message that anyone could cross the border without proper documentation. Simultaneously, some Democrats inaccurately labeled President Trump’s policy as “racist” and “xenophobic.”
As the nation approaches the upcoming election year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified a new variant of COVID-19, known as BA.2.86. This variant has been categorized as a “variant under monitoring” by the World Health Organization due to its numerous mutations. Consequently, President Biden and left-wing Democrats are preparing to encourage Americans to receive booster shots for COVID-19, alongside flu and RSV shots. Several businesses and schools have also reinstated mask mandates.
This push for more aggressive COVID-19 measures has sparked resistance among many Americans. Despite assurances from experts about the safety and effectiveness of booster shots, polls reveal a growing skepticism. In March 2023, 40% of adults expressed concerns about the vaccine’s safety. Vaccination rates have also plateaued, with 55% of adults receiving at least one dose by March 2023. Moreover, an increasing number of Americans are questioning the financial motives of pharmaceutical corporations monopolizing the COVID vaccine market.
Pfizer, for instance, reported record revenue exceeding $100 billion in 2022, while its CEO, Albert Bourla, received a substantial pay increase. This has raised questions about the pharmaceutical industry’s profits and the motivations behind the vaccination drive. Despite receiving four doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, Bourla himself tested positive for COVID-19 in August 2022.
The economic impact of the pandemic has been profound. During the pandemic-induced shutdowns, the U.S. experienced its most significant annual economic decline since the Great Depression, with a 3.5% contraction in 2020. This led to a sharp increase in the unemployment rate, reaching 14.7% in April 2020, the highest level since the Great Depression. The economic downturn disproportionately affected low-income and minority workers, pushing the poverty rate to 11.4% in 2020, its highest point since 1968. Small businesses, vital to the U.S. economy, bore the brunt of these lockdowns, with many forced to close permanently, laying off employees or reducing work hours. The social isolation and loneliness resulting from lockdowns also took a toll on mental health, leading to higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide.
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In light of these challenging circumstances, it is imperative for Americans to safeguard their fundamental freedoms and resist any further encroachments on their liberties, particularly when it comes to COVID-19 measures imposed by the Biden administration and its Democratic allies.