By Frank Mazur
It is arguable that Hebert Hoover’s policies as president led to the depression. Unemployment was at 30 percent, and Hoover portrayed an image of mean-spirited and uncaring. The homeless called their make-shift shanties Hoovervilles, and the turned-out pockets of men in food lines were called Hoover-flags. His tariffs were blamed for international trade-wars.
Similar to Hoover, Biden’s string of failures creates doubts about his leadership and competency. His pledge to unify has turned divisive, partisan and mean-spirited, and his communication is sporadic and often confusing.
Homelessness is destroying our cities with addicts taking control and threatening residents. Bidenburgs proliferate. Biden killed energy independence, driving up the cost of gasoline, power, and products made with petroleum. His heralded Covid remedial plan is non-existent, but Covid spending has shed billions to fraudsters.
Biden’s open border policy lures illegals. Crime rates are up, police are demoralized and the judicial system provides instant immunity to criminals unless you’re a Republican. Store shelves are bare, and prices are increasing with inflation at a 40-year high. Government schools are indoctrinating students with woke culturalism and divisive white guilt, while objecting parents are considered domestic terrorists.
United States’ foreign policy is in total turmoil. Iran is almost nuclear. Ukrainian independence is threatened by Soviet nationalism. Taiwan is nervously waiting for China’s invasion. The Afghanistan retreat was an embarrassment.
American confidence in Biden has decreased significantly. Hopefully, the midterm elections will cease our descent from Biden’s “self-inflicted madness”.
The author is a South Burlington resident and former Republican legislator.