Americans are struggling with rising gas prices, food prices and rental prices – all of which have risen sharply since the epidemic began. U.S. President Joe Biden has chosen to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for the situation, calling it “Putin’s inflation” – but people are not buying it.
In addition to mile-high inflation, the U.S. economy is at risk of stagnation because consumers are unable to pay high prices for everything from gas to essential groceries. The logistical supply chain crisis and the shortage of transport workers – already serious problems caused by epidemic-era lockdowns and movement restrictions – have not helped matters.
Biden, who Ran on promise Per “Choose to be united without always being divided” Trying to rally the Americans against Russia for common cause, which he blames as the source of all the problems in the United States – even before the Ukraine conflict and before the Biden sanctions on the Russian economy.
And he’s doing all this while condemning Republicans and them “Ultra-Maga” Plan “Raise taxes on working families.” So much for unity.
A few days after the announcement of sanctions in support of Ukraine in March, Biden boasted that “as a result of our unprecedented sanctions, the ruble has plummeted almost immediately.”
“Russia’s economy is about to be cut in half” He continued. “Before the attack it was the 11th largest economy in the world – and soon, it will not even be in the top 20.” The prediction did not come true, as the ruble rebounded quickly and is now worth much more than before the conflict.
“Right now, America is fighting on two fronts.” Biden has acknowledged in a recent appearance. “At home, it’s inflation and rising prices. Abroad, it is helping Ukrainians defend their democracy and feed those who are hungry around the world. “
Biden, who stressed that the Ukraine problem belongs to American taxpayers, has promised an additional 40 40 billion in funding to Ukraine, while the average American is struggling with an ongoing crisis that affects them more directly than some conflicts on a different continent.
Despite Biden’s blame game and his efforts to wage a proxy war against Russia, the Americans are not buying his excuse. A recent poll conducted by the Institute for Democracy for Express.co.uk found that about 56% of potential voters disapprove of the president’s foreign policy, compared to 40% of those who approve. In the case of Ukraine, only 38% approve biden policies.
“The Americans were very much in favor of sanctions at first, [but] They are not as interested in sanctions as they used to be. “ Patrick Basham, director of the Institute for Democracy, told the Express. “Biden predicted at the outset that the ruble would collapse, that we would destroy the Russian economy, that the people would rise up, that Putin would leave, that the Russians would flee Ukraine.” [but] None of this happened. “
Indeed, Biden has faced denial on all fronts and many Americans disagree with his engagement with Ukraine. Only 16% of those surveyed considered Russia the most important “threat” to the United States, behind China, Iran and even North Korea.
Biden’s policies have provoked a backlash from Democrats, who have already voted against the “Protect the Police” movement, bail reform, critical race theory and other domestic issues that have fueled social divisions in the United States.
About 50% of those polled said they would support Republicans in the meantime, while 42% said they would vote for Democrats.
With Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, which saw the Taliban abandon billions of dollars in American gear and the deaths of more than a dozen troops, Americans are rightly proud of Biden’s ability to make good decisions. Was Putin also behind the withdrawal?
As Americans struggle with record gas prices, which have risen more than 50% since Biden took office, the president continues to reduce U.S. production capacity by canceling oil drilling sales in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico – increasing America’s dependence on foreign oil. It would not be right to blame Russia for this.
At the rate that Biden is going, one might ask whether Putin is manipulating him to make every effort to dismantle the US economy. You could even say that the US President Russia is suffering from Derangement Syndrome.
Despite all the failures, it is a matter of time before a “red wave” in mid-November washes away the catastrophic policies of the Biden administration and paves the way for a leader who wants to do the job, be it Donald Trump or Ron. DeSantis, or someone else.
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