Over the last several years, the political, cultural and fiscal state of the United States has certainly declined. Following the 2020 presidential election in which Joe Biden defeated the incumbent president Donald Trump in a closely contested contest, America seems to truly have never recovered fully from the COVID-19 pandemic. Early in his term, Biden authorized many massive spending packages that were championed by both political parties in congress. Exorbitant amounts of new federal spending was authorized and what has resulted (at least in part) from this is massive levels of inflation not witnessed in decades.
Currently, it is estimated that some 60% of the nation is living paycheck to paycheck as the national debt increases daily. The debt currently stands at over 30 trillion dollars and is growing at a rapid pace. The cost of basic necessities like groceries, cleaning supplies and other household items has risen drastically. What’s worse; for many people making around the median national income as a family of over 70,000 a year, home ownership is nearly impossible as real estate prices have skyrocketed and interest rates have risen as well. Not surprisingly, nearly half of the nation claims that they believe that the American dream is dead.
The 2024 election contest nears closer and Americans everywhere are likely apprehensive about the presidential election. The Republican party, the former 45th president Donald Trump appears to be the likely nominee for the general election and holds a commanding lead over his remaining two challengers Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis. The incumbent President Joe Biden currently appears to be the Democratic nominee. Many poles indicate that Trump is winning in crucial swing states against Biden in a hypothetical election matchup. In Pennsylvania, though Trump is struggling and Biden appears to hold a lead over Trump in the crucial state as Trump has struggled to attract the support of older voters there. 60% claimed to support Biden.