As the calendar year begins in 2024 and New Year’s celebrations are now firmly in the rear view mirror, the state of American politics remains unchanged. Despite the changing numbers on the calendar, the economic, cultural, political, and international stability and health of the United States remains poor at best and potentially fatal at worst. Since early 2021 and the beginning of the 46th president of the United States Joe Biden’s term of service, America has experienced serious economic and political problems that have been largely exacerbated by the incompetent leadership of the president. Indeed, at the southern border alone Joe Biden has allowed for over 5 million (and probably more) illegal migrants to enter the country in just 3 years and tens of thousands continue to enter on a daily basis. The president and the federal bureaucracy remain unable or unwilling to address the issue and the invasion of America continues.
Economically, early in his term Biden promoted massive spending packages championed by Congressional Democrats and establishment Republicans alike in the nation’s legislative branch of the federal government. Trillions of dollars of new spending was authorized by Congress and the president, and what has resulted has been rampant levels of record inflation that has crippled the already shrinking and demoralized middle and working classes of the union. Home ownership is now unaffordable for families making the median income of $70,000 a year in 99% of the nation as housing prices have skyrocketed.
Internationally, two foreign conflicts have escalated under Biden’s watch. In Eastern Europe in early 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine, and in the fall of 2023 the Muslim terrorist group Hamas invaded Israel and murdered over 1,000 civilians. America has now become involved in the conflict, firing at drones. The Iowa national guard was recently deployed to the European nation of Kosovo on a “peacekeeping” mission; tensions in Europe remain high as the war in Ukraine continues.