A Democrat who is running for the Oval Office is appealing to voter prejudice instead of offering rational solutions, a senior policy specialist said.
Pepperdine University School of Public Policy Senior Fellow Andy Puzder believes presidential candidate Joe Biden did little to help the nation recover from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus recession.
He gave the example of Biden blaming President Donald Trump’s lockdowns for causing the economy to suffer even though the president never actually made an executive order to shut down the economy.
Shortly after the pandemic began at the beginning of the year, the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued voluntary, two-week guidelines to help contain the deadly disease.
“Trump later extended those guidelines to six weeks and added further recommendations ‘essential for containing the virus,'” Puzder said in an opinion story published by the New York Post. “It was good advice but nowhere did the guidelines order that businesses shut down.”
The academic questioned Biden’s claim that since 2016 the Oval Office has caused 4.7 million job losses in Michigan.
“Biden claimed that ‘Trump’s negligence’ had created the recession, this is demagoguery,” he said. “[In Michigan] there were as many jobs in August of this year—141 million—as there were in March of 2015, five years and nine months into the Obama-Biden pseudo recovery. In fact, with 1.4 million new jobs, August was not only the fourth-best job-creation month on record going back to 1939, it was 2.5 times better than any month in the Obama-Biden administration.”
He revealed more Democrats have enforced statewide lockdowns than their Republican counterparts so far this year.
“It was governors in 44 states, 20 GOPers and 24 Democrats, who shut down their economies to varying degrees, the most bipartisan state action in modern times,” he said. “The strange thing is that Biden does so even as he also vows to be open to imposing a national shutdown if elected. No doubt, he would attempt to blame Trump for the more dire consequences of that shutdown as well.”
Forecasts from the Federal Reserve show 38 percent of Americans believe the economy would worsen if Biden wins presidency compared to just 36 percent who said the same about President Trump.
“Americans have slightly more faith that the economy would get better under Trump (37 percent) rather than Biden (32 percent,)” YouGov reported.
The Democrats have historically relied on a so-called tax and spend agenda that siphons money away from hardworking Americans to pay for education, universal health care, and other “ideological pet projects” according to the Detroit News.
House Foreign Affairs Committee GOP Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-Texas) warned this strategy of “lifting its citizens out of poverty and improving lives” had deadly consequences in mainland China throughout CCP founding Chairman Mao Zedong’s reign between 1949 and 1976.
“Approximately 65 million people died due to Mao Zedong’s policies,” McCaul said in a statement. “Communism has caused around 100 million deaths in the 20th Century, more than any other system. The CCP has killed more Chinese people than any external force, through man-made famines, and mass killings … [it was actually] openness to the U.S.-led international trading system [that] grew China’s economy, not CCP polices.”
Biden recently repeatedly plagiarized Mao’s historical speeches during a televised interview about his decision to select Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his vice president.
“I did not feel pressure to select a black woman but what I did think … is that the government should look like the people, look like the country,” he told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “Fifty-one percent of the people in this country are women. As that old expression goes, ‘Women hold up half the sky,’ and in order to be able to succeed, you have got to be dealt in across the board.”
The remarks brought sharp criticism from WMAL DC radio host Vince Coglianese who revealed the expression actually had nothing to do with empowering women, and was actually about enslaving women in forced labor.
“Mao said this in 1968 [and] it was a phony statement about advancing women,” he said on Twitter. “He was pushing them into the workforce to serve as labor for the communist party. The communist revolution … made [women’s] interests subordinate to collective goals.”
Research from the Heritage Foundation shows Mao was instrumental in growing the nation’s network of 1,000 forced labor camps, also known as “laogai.” From the 1950s through the 1980s, 50 million Chinese passed through laogai and 20 million died due to “primitive” living conditions and 14-hour work days.