Dave King: Biden would be bad for the country

Published: 1/14/2020 2:18:27 PM
Modified: 1/14/2020 2:17:39 PM

Not Joe Biden! Although Joe Biden would be preferable to the sociopath that currently occupies the White House, we mustn’t forget that he has always been a proponent of the austerity measures that are responsible for the increasing impoverishment of the American people.

He advocated cuts to Social Security, and undercut Harry Reid during negotiations on austerity measures during the “fiscal cliff” crisis. As if that weren’t bad enough, Biden has stated he is open to nominating a Republican as vice president! That means Democrats would be a heartbeat away from the GOP regaining the presidency and the resumption of our slide into global catastrophe, and this person would be the tie-breaker in the senate.

People argue that Biden is more electable, but look back at 2010 when Obama’s base didn’t turn out because he let the war criminals and banksters from the Bush administration off the hook. Those people will stay home if Biden is the nominee.

Trump will not hesitate to point out that Biden supported legislation that prevented students from declaring bankruptcy, which promoted NAFTA that sucked all the manufacturing jobs out of those Midwestern swing states.

Biden would lose to Trump, but in the pundit fantasy world in which he could win, we would all lose as his corporatist values block the progress we need for our survival as a country and a species.

Dave King

Amherst


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