February 22, 2021
Biden’s Upside-Down Priorities ⬆⬇
President Joe Biden’s first instinct is to cave to other countries’ demands. This is the key takeaway from his major foreign policy speech on Friday.
We already expected Biden to force the country back into the deeply problematic Paris Climate Agreement. And his cozying up to terrorist Iran comes as no surprise. But his announcement that he’ll soon send up to $4 billion to provide vaccines to other nations—while Americans face severe shortages—threw us for a loop.
Biden’s priority should be keeping Americans safe. That means implementing an efficient vaccine distribution process so every American can get one as swiftly as possible. Instead, he’s running as quickly as possible into the arms of the UN and other countries who criticize our principles while demanding American resources. That’s not only absurd, it’s flat-out dangerous.
→ Read more: Biden announces end of Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda in G-7 speech (New York Post)
→ Read more: Biden rolling out plan for $4 billion global vaccine effort (Associated Press)
The Democrats’ plan to double the minimum wage would shutter small businesses and kill between 1.4 million and 3.7 million jobs. The reason why is obvious. Many small businesses are struggling to keep their doors open or trying to reopen. When the government raises the cost of staying open, many businesses will be forced to lay people off or close for good.
But liberals in Washington don’t seem to have a clue what mom-and-pop shops deal with. When asked about the cost of jobs, a far-left Democrat representative actually said “we don’t want” small businesses that can’t afford to double the salaries of their entry-level workers.
Excuse me? Elite liberals need to open their eyes and look at how real America lives. Until then, they should do more listening and less talking.
→ Read more: $15 minimum wage will result in layoffs, one-third of small business owners say: Survey (CNBC)
→ Read more: NY restaurant owner says $15 minimum wage would be ‘horrible’ and ‘reprehensible’ for small business (Fox Business)