Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland met with the Mexican president and leaders to discuss how to stem that tide of illegal immigrants that could total 2 million people in 2021 unless something changes.
Earlier this year, with great fanfare, Biden appointed Harris. It took her months to actually show up in the border area, she didn’t actually get to the Rio Grande River, and any public pronouncements of her solutions to the underlying problems for the hordes of immigrants have not been forthcoming. Not hard to figure out when the majority of the 15,000 that crowded under the International Bridge in Del Rio were Haitians who already were living abroad but headed north for the president’s open borders. Incidentally, the Biden Administration, given contracts written during the Trump Campaign, is paying contractors $3 million daily not to work on the wall despite having the materials and people ready to do the work. The administration announced that it’s cancelling those contracts last Friday—lots and lots of steel is stacked unused along the border.
Perhaps the people around Biden have figured out that Harris is incapable of leading in the czar role. It is similar to what President Barack Obama figured out about Biden who he had named to lead the recovery act for shovel-ready jobs. If you remember that included such fiascos as the bankrupt Solyndra in Fremont and the California high-speed rail that voters approved in 2008. It’s now an estimated $100 billion project and is years behind schedule along with a route limited to Bakersfield to Merced in the Central Valley. Joe was quietly moved out of that job.
Speaking of Blinken, did you note that he was begging the Organization of Oil Producing Countries to greatly increase their planned pumping to offset a supply shortage? Presumably he’s skilled diplomat to make that “ask” with a straight face given that his boss has done everything possible to slow or stop production of fossil fuel products in the United States. On his first day, Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline. He’s made climate change and driving the country away from fossil fuels a high priority regardless of its impact on the American people. Nationally, gasoline prices are up 40% since Biden took office and it’s worse in California where only Hawaii pays more at the pump.
Add in the staggering increases in food costs and energy costs that will soar given the soaring natural gas prices and the average consumer is being hit for about $2,100 annually by Biden’s policies. Beef prices have climbed 9.6% in the last year, while pork and chicken are also up more than 5% according to the agriculture department. Beef prices are the highest they’ve seen since the 1980s.
I have seen it personally: marinated barbecued tri-tip is a favorite in our house. Within the last year, I’ve bought untrimmed tri-tips for $2.50 on sale. They were $5 per pound recently on sale.
We’ll save the president’s cognitive abilities and the fawning media for another day.