President Donald Trump left office in January on the heels of a stunningly effective presidency that secured America’s borders, built up the military, boosted the economy, and put America first. President Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, has been in office for almost one year, and already the American people have been slapped with the sting of Biden’s failing policies on nearly every level, from immigration to trade.
Taxes and the Economy
Just one year into President Trump’s presidency, he followed through with his promise to introduce historic tax cuts for the American people, implementing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which greatly reduced taxes for the middle class, slashing $5.5 in gross cuts, according to the White House Archives.
By contrast, Joe Biden has ended his first year in office by attempting to push his “Build Back Better” legislation, which is a $1.7 domestic spending bill that will include socialistic policies like first generation down-payment assistance to low-income home-buyers with no conditions, which will cost American taxpayers $6.8 billion, according to the New York Post.
In fact, the price tag on the bill is so alarmingly high amidst a year of rising inflation and a confounding supply chain crisis that, according to The Guardian, West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin stated on Sunday that he will vote “no” on the bill. Manchin’s decision dealt a crushing blow to Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, leaving the administration empty-handed in terms of reaching a Democrat goalpost by the end of Biden’s first year.
Even worse, where President Trump injected new life into the American economy by providing much-needed tax relief and regulatory cuts across the nation, Biden has burdened Americans with exactly the opposite. So far, Biden has attempted to enforce tyrannical vaccine mandates – which have consequently killed millions of jobs – and sought to eliminate Trump’s historic tax cuts. Instead, Biden is seeking to replace them with enormous tax hikes, targeting wealthy Americans and raising the capital gains rate to 39.6 percent for those making $1 million or more, according to the Straits Times.
Unsurprisingly, inflation rose in 2021 by 6.8 percent, rising faster than it has in almost 40 years, according to the Consumer Price Index report.
While in office, President Trump promised Americans that he would secure our borders and reduce the flow of unchecked illegal immigration in the United States, a campaign promise that contributed handily to his presidential victory.
In August 2016, he laid out a 10-point plan to fix the broken immigration system in America, including building a border wall, ending catch-and-release, and enhancing the pursuit of unauthorized immigrants who had committed crimes, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
Despite massive lawsuits and resistance from Democrat lawmakers, President Trump allocated $3.6 billion in military funding to build the wall, along with the implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), better known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which ended catch-and-release, tightened border policy and drastically reduced the flow of illegal migrants into the United States.
Unfortunately, just a few months into his first year in the White House, Joe Biden reversed the work that Trump did to secure the southern border, rescinding the “Remain in Mexico” policy and halting the construction of the border wall with an executive order, effectively causing a massive border crisis.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), a record-high of 1.7 million illegal migrants were caught at the border this year, and that number is expected to pass 2 million by the end of December. By contrast, only 400,000 arrests were made at the border when Trump was in office.
Perhaps most obviously, Biden’s approach to “handling” the coronavirus pandemic has been diametrically different than his predecessor.
In 2020, President Trump swiftly acted to close international travel from China into the United States when the coronavirus was first revealed to have originated in Wuhan. Trump also developed the coronavirus vaccines with his unprecedented vaccine-manufacturing initiative called Operation Warp Speed.
While running for president in 2020, Joe Biden told Americans that the so-called “Trump vaccines” were developed too quickly. However, in a total reversal of his stance, Biden has relentlessly pushed for unconstitutional and tyrannical coronavirus vaccine mandates across the nation, threatening Americans’ jobs, livelihoods, and their ability to travel if they do not comply with his dogmatic edicts.
“During my administration,” President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity in October, “everybody wanted the vaccine. There was nobody saying, ‘Oh gee, I don’t want to take it.’ Now they say that, and that’s because they don’t trust the Biden administration.”
However, there is an alarming difference in the coronavirus death toll under President Trump versus Joe Biden.
Alarmingly, the coronavirus death toll in 2020 under President Trump peaked at 383,343 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins. But, throughout Joe Biden’s first year in office, the U.S. Covid death toll has surpassed 800,000 in 2021, the highest of any country, as shared by the Washington Examiner.
In Joe Biden’s own words during an October 2020 presidential debate, “[If] you hear nothing else I say tonight, hear this. Anyone who … is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.” By his own omission, Biden himself is not fit to remain in office.
A Grim Year
For many Americans, President Donald Trump’s spectacularly strong and unflinching policies, compared to the dreadful, failing, and depressing administrative initiatives from Joe Biden and the Democrats, brings sadness and frustration.
Where Trump soared, Biden has fallen. Where Trump secured us, Biden has weakened us. Where Trump provided relief, Biden has provided burden.
Most Americans likely now realize the startling untruth of Biden’s so-called “moderate” political approach as he continues to push radical, communistic policy on a nationwide level, and are no doubt longing for a return to President Trump’s America First Policies.
In 2024, perhaps, Americans will have a chance to do exactly that if the 45th president throws his hat into the presidential ring one last time.