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Americans Are Suffering Under President Biden’s Failed Economic Agenda: Stubbornly high food costs continue to strain shoppers’ wallets, with government estimates showing no light at the end of the tunnel. Food insecurity rates are soaring as grocery prices are at the highest level that they’ve been in the past 30 years. The cost of owning a car is painfully high, and skyrocketing housing costs continue to keep would-be home buyers out of the market. Small businesses also continue to struggle as inflation is among their top concerns.

Joe Biden Owns the Border Crisis: America’s southern border has been overrun following Joe Biden’s failed agenda, resulting in record levels of border crossings resulting in a humanitarian crisis, financed by taxpayers, as he seeks to reverse course ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.

Failures and Scandals of the International Red Cross: A $2.8 million lawsuit was recently filed against the International Committee of the Red Cross on behalf of persons and the families of those taken hostage by Hamas. The group has also come under fire for failing to denounce the October 7 attack on Israel by taking a neutral stance in the dispute.

The Cost of Joe Biden’s Open Border Policies: Providing care for the millions of migrants who enter the country illegally may cost American taxpayers up to $451 billion annually. Billions of dollars have already been spent to address the migrant crisis.

Foreign Funding of U.S. Academia: China, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia are three of the top five countries that have donated billions of dollars to American universities. “Roughly one out of every four of those [gifts and grants] have come from” China, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, which “often don’t have U.S interests at heart,” according to Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of Open The Books.

NewsGuard: Background, Timeline, Controversies: An analysis has found that there is an “extraordinary left-wing bias” with NewsGuard’s ratings. According to MRC Free Speech America, there is a 27-point disparity between its ratings of liberal news outlets compared to conservative outlets.

Joe Biden’s Anti-Israel Administration
As President Joe Biden touts his support for Israel, many of his appointees have expressed anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments, even after Hamas terrorists invaded Israel and killed more than 1,400 people, including at least 31 U.S. citizens.

Consequences of Biden’s Border Crisis
The country’s porous borders have made it easier for terrorists to enter the U.S. In fiscal year 2023, a growing number of people encountered at the southern and northern border appeared on the FBI’s terrorist watchlist.

The Real Cost of Inflation
Today, a majority of Americans continue to live paycheck to paycheck as wages have been unable to keep up with rising inflation, which has hit lower-income workers particularly hard.

The Politicization of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
NARA has been placed under a political spotlight yet again as they to release records to the House Oversight Committee, regarding whether Hunter Biden used Air Force 2 for personal gain at the expense of taxpayers.

The Return of COVID-19 Mandates and Mask Protocols
Despite the low severity of symptoms in the return of COVID-19 this year, Universities are requiring students to have COVID vaccinations and follow indoor mask guidelines against the popular view of most Americans.

Top 10 Issues With China That Should Concern Every American
The United States has grown dependent on China for lifesaving drugs and supplementing food shortages while its military has become increasingly aggressive. This combination is creating a national security problem that is escalating at a shocking rate.

Joe Biden’s Relationship With Labor Unions is Showing Major Cracks Due To His Economic Failures
When Joe Biden announced he would run for president in 2019, his strong ties to organized labor were considered crucial to his being able to compete in the Democratic Primary.

Electric Vehicles: Mandates and Challenges
Nearly 60% of Americans oppose phasing out the production of new gasoline cars, with only 19% saying they were very likely to purchase an EV.

U.S. Air Force Chief Of Staff Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
CQ Brown’s infatuation with diversity and equity has jeopardized America’s safety and security

Impacts of Ending Title 42
With the ending of Title 42 policies, Customs and Border Patrol officials expect to see at least 10,000 migrants crossing the southern border every day, overloading the courts and border cities, including an increase in terror watchlist encounters and depleting morale among Border Patrol agents.

Past is Prologue: Government Efforts to Increase Homeownership Have Been Met with Disastrous Results
In May 2023, The Biden-administration enacted a rule intended to increase homeownership for minorities and those with less than stellar credit by increasing mortgage credit fees on borrowers with good credit while lowering fees for riskier borrowers

The Rise of Woke Policies in the Department of Defense
Under the Biden administration, there has been a marked increase in the use of resources for Equity Training, LGBTQ education, and racial bias training for military service members and the children who attend schools run by the Department of Defense.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Record of Failure
When entering office, Bragg implemented a new strategy that reduced the prosecution of crimes in New York. He was then forced to roll back several of these policies after two NYPD officers were shot.

China’s Encroachment on America
China has increasingly encroached upon American society in many ways, including purchasing land near U.S. military bases, stealing American intellectual property, undermining American election integrity, purchasing American agribusiness, and infiltrating American universities.

The Biden Administration has Failed to be Transparent with the American People
Immediately upon taking office, President Biden vowed a commitment to government transparency. Regarding Biden’s discovered classified documents, many questions remain unanswered by the White House including what is in the documents, how they were discovered, and why the information was withheld two months after they were found. In March 2021, the Biden administration was limiting the information Border Patrol agents could share with the media, which was seen as an unofficial gag order.

Americans Want Results in Washington, Not Partisan Games
Recent polling shows Americans want elected officials to set aside partisan differences to address the country’s challenges. According to a December 2022 national poll conducted By NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist, 74% of Americans favor bipartisanship in Washington over standing on principle. As president, Joe Biden has ruled by executive order to enact progressive policies and authorized trillions of dollars In federal spending with no Republican input.

Teachers Unions are Responsible for Education Learning Losses
Resistance by “powerful” teachers unions to reopening schools led to poor outcomes for students. Rigorous studies found that in-person schooling was safe and not contributing to the community spread of COVID, but school systems with powerful teachers unions remained closed to in-person learning. Test scores for the ‘Nation’s Report Card’ showed that two decades of growth in math and reading proficiency were wiped out by pandemic-disrupted learning practices.

Data Shows Importance of Younger Voter Groups Growing
According To election data, Gen Z and the youngest Millennials voted overwhelmingly Democratic and were attracted to Democratic stances on abortion, climate change, and gun rights. Young voters face serious economic headwinds and disregard their economic self-interest to support Democrats.

Deadly Fentanyl is Pouring Over Our Borders and Stealing the Lives of our Children
“Fentanyl has become a plague in America amid the current border crisis. …Cartels are taking advantage of the wave of migrants surging over the border.” Fentanyl has become the “Driving Force” of teenage overdose deaths, especially for black teens.

Joe Biden is Responsible for Inflation
Many Americans are suffering hardships due to inflation as a result of the Biden administration’s policies, such as the American Rescue Plan Act. Biden’s own economists have objected to Democratic talking points that inflation was due to corporate power. Analyses of the Inflation Reduction Act show the bill’s impact on inflation would be “statistically indistinguishable from zero” in the short-term and would actually raise inflation.

Progressive Crime Policies Spur Increased Violence
Since Oregon voters approved a ballot measure decriminalizing possession of hard drugs, violent crime, drug addictions and overdoses have increased in Portland and throughout the state. In San Francisco, recently recalled San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin prioritized reducing San Francisco’s jail population, which plummeted after he was elected DA. Philadelphia’s homicide rate is on track to become the highest in police records.

Voter Issues Concerning to Americans
A 2012 report by Pew Center on the states found there were at least 1.8 million deceased people on voter rolls. In Harris County, Texas, 10,000 uncounted primary election ballots  one week after election day, caused a delay in results. Residents of Southeast Baltimore received 2020 election ballots nearly 2 years later. In North Carolina and Pennsylvania, hundreds of noncitizens have voted in federal elections.

Biden Staff – Student Loans
Biden plans to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt. Americans owe nearly $1.75 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among 48 million borrowers.

IRS Overreach
The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August 2022, included $80 billion in funding for the IRS and could allow the IRS to hire almost 87,000 new full time agents. A recent job posting from the IRS said applicants must be “willing to use deadly force.” According to Kim Bloomquist, a former IRS economist said there was a “realignment of IRS resources from high-income taxpayers to low- and middle-income taxpayers”  who use the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that helps lower income families.