As the calendar year of 2024 begins and New Years Festivities are now firmly in the rear view mirror, the truth of the matter is that while many people around the world make annual resolutions in attempts to change their lives, the state of international and domestic politics remains unchanged. The global situation at large remains tumultuous, and the economic, cultural and social aspects of domestic American society are also in poor condition. Since 2021 and the commencement of the 46th president of the United States Joe Biden’s term in office, America has experienced many problems that have been greatly exacerbated by Biden’s incompetent leadership. At the southern border, millions of illegal migrants have entered the country in just three years, with tens of thousands entering each day. Buses have been transporting migrants in the dead of night in major urban centers, and the federal government and politicians across the left wing political spectrum appear unwilling to address the growing crisis.
Wages have been kept down by this cheap influx of unskilled labor, hurting the working class in the union. While the problem of stagnant wages has been ongoing for decades, this recent surge in illegal migration has certainly exacerbated the problem. The wealth gap between the rich and the poor continues to increase, and the “hourglass effect” means that less and less people remain in the “middle class” while many more enter lower classes. Currently, 6 out of every 10 Americans are estimated to be living paycheck to paycheck. Home prices have skyrocketed, and rampant inflation has crushed the average consumer. Ultimately, things are appearing ominously troubling for average Americans in the present.
Despite the worrisome economic climate and the reality that the quality of life in America has markedly declined under Biden’s leadership, the president said he felt good about the national economy heading into the new year in a pre-taped message on Dick Clarks ABC New Years.