Letters to the Editor

Letter: Here we go again

To the Editor:

President Biden, our feckless leader who appears to be having a harder and harder time staying awake these days, now says Americans aren’t smart enough to understand the supply chain. With things going the way they are now, I think it’s the Biden administration and Democratic Congress that don’t quite understand the basics of economics and common sense.

Democrats are proposing increased benefits for Medicare while the program is estimated by the Social Security and Medicare Trustees to be insolvent by 2026 under the current structure.

Biden is looking into shutting down another pipeline, the L5 pipeline transporting gas and oil from Canada to the U.S., while gas and fuel oil prices here continue to soar. This after OPEC already scoffed when Biden asked it to increase oil production to reduce prices. And to think we had energy independence a short time ago under Trump.

Inflation is at a 30-year high and growing, and Democrats think this is a good time to pass another $3.5 trillion socialist reform bill. This after a $1.2 trillion bi-partisan infrastructure bill was just passed.

On his way to the COP26 Climate Summit in Scotland, Biden decided to stop in Rome to visit the Pope. The motorcade for Biden and his entourage consisted of over 80 cars. I wonder what his carbon footprint was for that trip. This on top of the fact that Biden’s Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, always travels around the globe in his private jet.

Then there is the failed Democratic candidate who claimed during a debate in the recent Virginia gubernatorial election that parents should have no say in what is being taught to their children in public schools. Guess who didn’t win that election.

This whole ideology that big government knows best, and that the American public should just sit back and take whatever Biden and his big government minions dish out, should be a warning to us all. You only have to look at Venezuela for an example of a prosperous democracy whose voters decided to give socialism a try. After 20 years, they are now one of the poorest countries in South America. As President Reagan once said, the nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”

DeVere Headrick