LETTER: Putting the record straight | Letters to the Editor
In her October 7 letter, Pam Morosky asks if we are still praising Joe Biden and slaughtering Donald Trump. President Biden has made a number of missteps, but yes, I will replace him at any time with Donald Trump.
Trump brought misogyny, hatred, racism, lies, incompetence and brutality to the most important position in the world, a position that has traditionally been occupied by worthy individuals, at least as far as their personalities are concerned. public. He has dishonored us on the international stage, approaching and speaking out as ruthless dictators on our intelligence services. He sought to impose a religious test to enter our country. He personally profited from his position as president. He suggested that those who cooperated in government corruption investigations be charged with treason, sentenced and executed. He sought to trade vital military assistance to an ally for dirt on a political adversary. He encouraged violence against his many ideological enemies, which was horribly manifested on January 6 during the Trump-inspired riot at Our Holy Capitol, in which hundreds of law enforcement officers marched. were wildly shaken by the crowd.
Ms Morosky goes on to blame President Biden for everything that happens under the sun:
– Escalating prices of food and gasoline: Food prices have increased due to panic buying linked to the pandemic which has created shortages, an increase in meals at home, problems with transportation, labor and weather. The price of gasoline has increased due to supply disruptions, low production and high demand. We drive a lot more now than in 2020. Has Ms. Morosky spoken out against George W. Bush and blamed him when the price of gasoline soared to over $ 4 a gallon in 2008? I suspect not.
– The stock market, the author suggesting that the Biden administration brought it down as Trump claimed it would, that 401k plans “would collapse” in a Biden presidency: hardly! The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed on inauguration day, January 20, 2021, at 30,930.52. As of this writing on October 7th, it stands at 34,416.99, a return of 11.3% in eight and a half months. If you prefer a broader measure of the market, look at the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index. It closed on January 20, 2021 at 3,798.91. As of October 7, it stood at 4,363.55, an increase of 14.9%, at a time when certificates of deposit are paying well under 1% per year. It helps to have clear facts when trying to make a point.
– The writer claims that we are invaded by illegal immigrants: drug traffickers, rapists and child molesters. She is as certain of the status of these individuals as Trump was when he announced his candidacy for president in 2016: no facts are necessary.
Biden has made some missteps, the most notable of which is the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan for which he bears responsibility as he does for the deaths of 13 brave young American soldiers who were slaughtered by terrorists at Kabul airport. It is a primary factor in lowering its popularity rating. Immigration is a crisis the president must find a remedy for. Its economic policies are generally well received. The jury is out on his young presidency and he has time to right the ship. Republicans in Congress will do whatever they can to make sure the president and the country fail.