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JOE BIDEN for PRESIDENT?

INTRODUCTION

Joe Biden is the 2020 Democrat alternative to Donald Trump.   It’s therefore important for voters to know what they’re getting if they vote for Vice-President Joe Biden.  Let’s take a look…

“Everyone likes Joe Biden personally”…that’s probably why he’s doing well in Mainstream Media’s suppression  polls.  Likability is usually the most important factor in explaining why one presidential candidate is elected over another who is less likable.  However, obviously there are many other attributes and factors that are far more important than likability.  A candidate’s positions on domestic/financial and foreign policy I believe are the most important factors, and honesty is the most important attribute.  Let’s look at “honesty” first.

HONESTY

The scandal concerning Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, has been in the news since “The New York Post,” the Nation’s oldest newspaper reported it a few weeks ago, telling how Hunter gained large sums of money from a Ukraine energy company and the Chinese government.  Since then, many emails, documents, and photos from Hunter’s laptop were found at a Wilmington, Delaware computer repair shop by the shop’s owner when he became suspicious and looked on Hunter’s computer’s hard drive.  Although Joe denied knowing anything about Hunter’s activities, emails on Hunter’s laptop  show that he did.  Though this entire affair was said to be Russian disinformation,  the Bidens have not denied that the laptop and all of its contents were Hunter Biden’s.  Finally, one of the emails from Hunter says that:  “…and I won’t ask you for half, like the Big Guy (Joe Biden).  Peter Sweitzer exposes much of this corruption in his books, “Profiles in Corruption” and “Secret Empires.”

 

FOREIGN POLICY

Looking at foreign policy, Joe Biden has repeatedly supported or advocated foreign policy that has ended up hurting the United States, including the Obama-Biden policy of placating Iran and letting it have $150 billion to slow down its nuclear bomb program for ten years.   Moreover, the policy of  bringing all of our troops home early from Iraq was incompetently mishandled  by Obama-Biden not pursuing the Memorandum of Agreement with Iraq which would have enabled our troops to orderly leave as Iraqi troops took their place.  When our troops consequently quickly left Iraq, after the President told everyone when we would leave and the enemy would therefore know they could simply outwait us, ISIS returned and even established a Caliphate (large of area of land) which remained strong until Trump became president, delegated authority to his generals and created combat “Rules of Engagement” which allowed our troops to quickly prevail and destroy the Caliphate…this after building back up our military after Obama decimated it.

The Obama-Biden Administration was antagonistic to Israel and could not make peace in the Middle East.   On the other hand, President Trump finally was able to  secure peace (the “Abraham Accords”) between Bahrain, United Arab Emigrates, Sudan and Israel.  I only mention Trump to demonstrate that a treaty was possible all along but simply needed great leadership.

DOMESTIC/FINANCIAL POLICY

The Democrat Party and Joe Biden have moved far left to accommodate the activist Far-Left of their Party.  Consequently, Biden has adopted many far left positions, such as eliminating all fossil fuels and supporting variations of the very expensive and useless “New Green Deal.”  Another really bad idea supported by the Democrat Party is the elimination of Charter Schools, which are the only hope for many African-American children to receive a good education.  Of course there is Biden’s opposition to the Trump tax cuts which fueled the return to the U.S. of many companies that had moved overseas because of the extremely high (37 %) corporate tax rates taxes, as well as significant cuts in individual taxes for 90% of taxpayers.  Biden has promised to raise taxes.  In addition, Biden’s political party has severely hurt African-Americans by fostering dependency that has led to 77%  of Black children being born without fathers in the home which consequently has led to very high rates of Black crime.

CLOSING

No doubt that vice-president Joe Biden is a very nice person as well as being a good husband and father and will receive votes because of this.  However, the presidency of the United States today needs much more than a nice person…it needs someone tough for these tough times to stand up to China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, etc. as well as someone with a proven record of getting things done and pursuing helpful policies instead of the  harebrained policies of the Far-Left.

WHY PUTIN & RUSSIA RESPECT PRESIDENT TRUMP: CHINA!

Why in the world would Vladimir Putin be a Trumpster?  Putin used to want a weak America, an appeaser.   Trump is not a weak leader so why would Putin want Donald Trump to become President of the United States?  “China” is the answer to that question!

China is on the move.  Its economy routinely grows at about 10%/year (compared to less than 2%/year for the 8 “Obama” years in the U.S.).  Its military is expanding exponentially and China has nuclear weapons.  It also has approximately 1.3 billion people, about 4 times the population of the United States (Russia’s population is 143 million).  On the other hand, Russia and China share a border of thousands of miles,  Mother Russia needs a big, strong friend in the event its neighbor to the south becomes aggressive towards it, which China’s phenomenal military build-up makes a distinct possibility.  Moreover, China is concerned about Russia, especially after Russia militarily annexed Crimea.  President Trump is making the U.S. very strong again which I believe Putin believes he might need at some point, a very strong America, to counter the Chinese threat to Russia.  On the other hand, Hillary Clinton’s base (her voters) would not have allowed her to strengthen the military, even if she wanted to do just that.  To place each country in perspective, it’s important to know where each country stands insofar as military spending.  Here’s the stats on annual military spending (for 2016) by the three players:  U.S.: $596 billion;  China, $215 billion; Russia, $66 billion. For the next two years the U.S. is spending $700 billion this year and $716 billion next year.

When you look on the globe at military conflicts around the world, the common denominator is between countries that share a common border.  Russia and China share about 3,000 miles of border, therefore, even though the U.S. and Russia have not been friends in the past, they now share a common cause (fear of China) which I believe is causing Russia to want closer ties with a strong United States.

While both Russia and China are communist countries and they both have been behaving aggressively (China by building islands in the South China Sea and placing military installations on them),  they have had disputes over their common border.  Beginning March 2, 1969, border skirmishes began and lasted for months with thousands killed.  In the early seventies, President Nixon visited and befriended China to counter the Soviet Russian threat.  It worked and from then until now, China and the United States, though competing economically, were on relatively good terms.  Russia, on the other hand, has been an adversary.  President Trump knows that, so when he compliments Putin by saying that he is a strong leader, he means that he puts his country first.  Many people believe President Obama often did not put America first.  President Trump and President Putin appear to have gotten off to a good start in Helsinki, Finland.  If their relationship grows even better, both the U.S. and Russia will be a lot better off.

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