Biden unfairly blamed for country’s every woe
For presidential elections since the 1960s, the presidency has alternated between Republicans and Democrats. Why? Because the president is made responsible for any shortcomings of the country. Biden poll numbers plummeted after the Afghanistan withdrawal and the 13 soldiers killed at the airport — never mind the unanticipated, sudden collapse of Afghan forces, no further troop losses, and the positive aspect of ending the war. Biden is doing all in his power to solve COVID, including the politics of vaccines and social media creating a false assessment of them. Now the cry is Bidenflation. Really, did Biden cause inflation? What about the COVID impact on the supply chain (here and overseas) and on labor costs? How about pent-up consumer demand exceeding supplies? Then, the turmoil allows for unchecked power of near-monopolistic, corporate giants and OPEC to collude and take advantage of us to increase profits. Let’s celebrate freedom from war, success against COVID and a needed infrastructure bill rather than unfairly scapegoating Biden.
JOHN W. SHACKLETON JR., ATLANTA