In a recent interview on CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Bernie Sanders expressed his support for President Joe Biden’s reelection while acknowledging that the current state of the U.S. economy could be improved. Sanders, a former presidential candidate, called on progressives to rally behind Biden in order to preserve democracy in the face of what he described as former President Donald Trump’s disdain for democratic principles.
As a conservative Republican news writer, it is important to point out the flawed logic in Sanders’ argument. While it is true that the U.S. economy has room for improvement, aligning with Biden and the Democratic Party, who have a track record of implementing policies that burden businesses and hinder economic growth, is not the solution. Rather, it is the conservative values of limited government, free markets, and individual liberty that will lead to a stronger economy.
Furthermore, Sanders’ claim that the Republican Party is gaining support among the working class due to a lack of progressivism from Democrats is unfounded. The working class understands that a thriving economy is directly tied to policies that encourage job creation, reduce government interference in business operations, and promote upward mobility. These are principles that align with conservative values, not progressives.
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It is worth noting that recent polling indicates a growing dissatisfaction with Biden’s handling of the economy. 61% of respondents disapprove of Biden’s approach, and 48% of likely U.S. voters believe that the country’s economy would benefit from Biden losing the next presidential election. These numbers reflect a widespread sentiment that Bidenomics is not delivering the promised prosperity.
In order for Biden to stand a chance in the 2024 election, he will need to do more than tout his record and acknowledge the reality of the current economic situation. He must embrace conservative principles that prioritize economic growth, encourage entrepreneurship, and reduce government dependency. Only then can we expect to see real improvements in the United States economy.