This was buried in a piece about Biden in Axios’ email thingie, essentially what Handsome Joe will have on his plate the minute he lands in the Oval Office:
In addition to the COVID death toll that passed 300,000 yesterday, and likely will accelerate in the weeks ahead, there’s the mounting financial devastation. Axios Markets author Dion Rabouin points to all the cliffs that will beset Biden:
- Pandemic unemployment benefitsfor millions expire Dec. 26.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index, out today, finds that small businesses “anticipate the worst of the pandemic is still ahead”: 50% of the 1,000 entrepreneurs polled “see their operations continuing for a year or less in the current business climate before having to permanently close.”
- Foreclosure and eviction moratoriums expire Dec. 31: “Between 2.4 million and 5 million American households are at risk in January alone,” The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription).
The big picture: Biden will take office with thousands of people dying daily, full vaccination months away, President Trump taunting him from the Twitter sidelines, the government rattled by an epic cyberattack, China asserting its power, and Americans divided like never before. To the victor go the spoils.
That last paragraph, Jeebus!
We’ve noted this before: Republicans always leave the country in smoking ruins for the Democrats to fix and complain the whole time that the Democrats are not fixing it fast enough as they throw cinder blocks from the overpass to stop progress.
The point here for us is to not expect an overnight miracle. The Party of Sedition has been destroying this country pretty much my entire life, and it is going to be a hard, long haul to get us back to being functional again, let alone thriving, and especially as Team Evil will be sabotaging as fast as they can.