Updated: Jul 24
President Biden, with nearly half a century experience in politics and government, believes that he knows better that you. He should, after all, considering the decades he has spent as a senator, vice president, and now president, but does he really? The former defense secretary he served with, Robert Gates, who thinks Biden is a good and decent man, doesn’t think so. Let’s take a look…
President Trump cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% during his term, leading to American companies opening up plants in the United States for the first time in years, along with explosive job growth. Senator Bernie Sanders argues that the rate should be back to the 35% it was during Obama’s administration, when American companies fled our borders and took their jobs with them. President Biden has proposed a compromise, elevating the rate to 28%, against the advice of the business community. The Business Roundtable released a survey showing 98% of its members believe Biden’s corporate tax hike would negatively impact their company’s competitiveness, with 71% suggesting a lesser ability to hire workers and two-thirds predicting slower wage growth as a result (TheHill.com). The president also wants to raise income tax rates on highest earners from 37% to 39.6%. The independent Tax Foundation agrees with the Roundtable’s findings, predicting a 0.8% reduction in economic growth, 0.7% reduction in wages, and the loss of 159,000 jobs, as the United States would have the highest combined tax rate of any of the G7 countries. Despite the warnings, Biden is proceeding on waging his war on wealth and employers. Biden knows business better than business leaders.
Looking at immigration, the democrats would have you believe that the Republican party is anti-immigration and that we, as a nation, are not welcoming enough to immigrants. The Heritage Foundation asserts that we accept over one million immigrants legally each year, which is by far the most of any nation in the world. We do not have an immigration problem, but an illegal immigration problem. How does our president respond to the illegal immigration crisis? By welcoming more foreigners to illegally enter our country! The president’s immigration plan is blanket amnesty and an expedited pathway to citizenship. Somehow, he believes rewarding those who break our laws and violate our sovereignty, and offering incentives like amnesty, government assistance, shelter, and citizenship, are the logical ways to deter migrants from illegally entering our country.
After railing for years against “kids in cages,” as they described Trump’s immigration policy toward unaccompanied minors, the current president, who was vice president when those cages were constructed, now has more children in migrant facilities, in worse conditions, horribly overcrowded, and with no Covid protocols to be seen. According to the New York Times, there are more than 20,000 children in detainment with the system well over 100% capacity. The Hill reported the total number of immigrants caught trying to illegally enter through the southern border in March at 171,000, the largest monthly number in 15 years. According to Gallup, while 77% of Americans think immigration is good for the United States, 60% are concerned with illegal immigration, with 81% citing the large number of illegal immigrants entering the country to be a serious threat. By a 50%-39% margin, Americans are dissatisfied with the level of immigration in the U.S today, and 92% believe the situation at the southern border is a problem (39% say crisis, 35% say major problem). With these poll numbers and less than half the country approving of his handling of immigration, the President has settled into the shadows. He appointed his Vice President, Kamala Harris to handle the crisis – she has yet to visit the southern border and has now gone three weeks without a press conference. The President who told immigrants, “They should come,” during a presidential debate, is now, as a result of the crisis his policies created, telling them not to come. His actions, however, run contrary to his words. President Biden has opened his arms to illegal immigrants, ending Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy and reinstituting catch and release. It is as if he whispers not to come while holding a giant sign that says welcome. Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary, Chad Wolf, claims that Trump’s Customs and Border Protection warned Biden about revoking the previous administration’s immigration policies, insisting such actions would lead to another border crisis. Biden didn’t listen. On immigration, Biden knows better than Customs and Border Protection.
How about foreign policy? Former Obama Defense Secretary Bob Gates said Biden was wrong on every major foreign policy decision of the last 40 years. That’s comforting with confrontations with Iran, China, Russia, and North Korea looming. The Obama administration, in its haste to declare a deal, agreed to a multinational pact with Iran that merely delayed the terrorist nation’s ability to manufacture a nuclear weapon while lifting sanctions, opening up over $100 billion in free money to the terrorist regime. In 2015, Quinnipiac found 57% of Americans opposing the nuclear deal, while a Wall Street Journal poll found the nation evenly divided. Other polls showed conflicting data, but one thing was certain – the American people viewed Iran as a serious threat.
Fast forward three years… A Pew Research Poll in May 2018 found 32% of Americans favoring the deal with 40% opposing it. An investor’s Business Daily poll found that 73% of Americans were not totally satisfied with the Iran Nuclear Deal, with 20% wanting to tear it up and 53% wanting the deal to be strengthened. President Trump removed the United States from the agreement while offering Iran stipulations for future discussions. Our strong ally, Israel, whose continued existence would be threatened by Iran obtaining any nuclear weapons, has been vocal in opposition to both the original agreement and any return. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, laid his cards clearly on the table for President Biden, declaring, “A deal with Iran that threatens us with annihilation will not obligate us.” Nearly 60% of the American people support Israel, yet Biden continues to favor engagement with Iran over our relationship with the Jewish state. When the deal was originally signed during the Obama administration, 69% of Israelis polled were against the deal, with 74% saying it would not prevent Iran from achieving its nuclear ambition. Another poll showed 78% of Israelis saying the deal was a threat to Israel with 71% saying it would not hinder Iran’s nuclear pursuits (Haaretz). Biden believes reentering into a deal with Iran would make the world safer and pose no threat to Israel, although the Israelis disagree. Biden knows better than the Israelis, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and a majority of the American people.
How about Biden’s stance on China? During the presidential campaign of 2020, candidate Joe Biden said “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man… I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.” He railed against Trump’s tariffs, trade war, and tough stances on China as he insisted China was no threat. According to our new president, the world’s second largest economy and third most powerful military (largest in terms of manpower), with an unquenchable thirst for world domination, is not competition for us, and does not pose a threat. This is a nation that spends hundreds of billions of dollars every year on modernizing and growing its military, engages in cyberwarfare, technology theft, and economic espionage, and threatens peace in Asia with an eye on Taiwan and aggressive actions in the South China Sea. The 2021 Annual Threat Assessment from the U.S. intelligence agencies rank China as the nation’s top threat, contradicting candidate Biden’s claims, stating, “China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the United States in multiple arenas — especially economically, militarily and technologically — and is pushing to change global norms.” Included in the report is an expectation that China will double its nuclear arsenal in the next decade. The Centre for Strategic and International Strategies (CSIS) surveyed national security experts, finding that while 80% believed the United States would win a war with China now, just over half believed the same in a war ten years from now. Along with our intelligence agencies and national security experts, the American people also once again disagree with the president, as Pew Research found that 62% of those surveyed saw China as a serious threat. According to Gallup, half of Americans see China as the world’s leading economic power, with 63% believing that economic might is a direct threat to the U.S. Let’s not limit ourselves to China. After all, it’s not just China where Biden sees things differently from those in intelligence. There’s also Afghanistan, where President Biden has recently announced the complete withdrawal of all U.S. forces by September 11, 2021. This, despite the fact that the intelligence report suggests little hope for a peace deal. Surprise, surprise… Biden knows more about China and Afghanistan than national security experts and our intelligence agencies.
It’s not just that President Biden has views that differ from a majority of Americans, previous administrations, or even intelligence officials. The real problem is that those differing views are dangerous for the country. Rewarding Iran empowers the mullahs to further export terror and hold the world hostage. Engaging China as though they are not a serious threat to our national security on multiple fronts enables the Chinese Communist Party to continue to expand its military presence, conduct economic espionage and cyberwarfare, and grow its influence. Opening the U.S. southern border and supporting sanctuary cities and amnesty offer a welcome sign to additional illegal immigration, placing a burden on our already struggling school systems, healthcare systems, and law enforcement agencies, and further flooding the job market with competition for Americans looking for work. Raising taxes on those who create wealth and those who create jobs will reduce economic growth, eliminate jobs, and suppresses salaries. When taken together, Biden’s policies promote a nation with less prosperity and greater poverty, and a world in which the United States cedes its international dominance to China. The world is a better place, for people everywhere, when America leads. Then again, that’s just fact. Biden knows better than facts.