Op-Ed submitted by US Rep. Dan Meuser (PA-9)
The past two and a half years under the Biden Administration have been damaging to our nation’s national security, economic strength, and public safety.
Since the Biden Administration took office, they had the U.S. give up in Afghanistan, which caused the loss of American lives and resulted in leaving behind $80 billion in American military equipment that is now being used by the Taliban. This disgraceful episode in American history sent a message to every potential adversary in the world, including China, that the Biden Administration has no interest in maintaining the United States’ status as a world-power – and in so doing, a vacuum of leadership was created.
The Biden Administration has caused a disaster at our southern border. On a daily basis, death, rape, and violence take place. The cartels get very rich on illegal drugs and human trafficking. Much of Mexico has become a gangland due to the Biden border policies.
The U.S. economy has been rattled by extremely excessive spending and assault measures taken on the American energy industry have resulted in the highest level of inflation in 40 years. Our economy in turn has experienced interest rate hikes more rapidly than ever before.
American people and small businesses are under heightened threat from the crime on our city streets. And the scandals that continue to mount from the Biden White House are stunningly egregious. Equally astonishing is the highly irregular and dubious actions of the Biden DOJ, FBI, IRS, and SEC – instilling concern and fear in the hearts of our citizens. And remarkably, the Biden campaign slogan for 2024 is “Let’s Finish the Job.”
Our country cannot withstand four more years of a Biden Administration. We must correct course. I’ve had countless ambassadors and foreign ministers tell me directly that the world needs the U.S. to lead, to be strong, and yes, to correct course. And, more importantly, as the Representative of Pennsylvania’s Ninth Congressional District, the vast majority of Pennsylvanians voice this consistently.
There is a better way. We can be there again in a three to four-year period with the right leadership. In 2019, the world was at peace, a favorable trade agreement was just signed with China, and Russia was kept in check. The Abraham Accords were signed, which was the most comprehensive peace treaty ever in the Middle East. ISIS was wiped out, our military was strong and proud, and the Space Force was created – an absolutely essential new branch of our national defense.
The southern border was orderly and secure! The U.S. was not only energy independent but energy dominant. Gasoline was $2.38 a gallon. Inflation was a non-factor. Interest rates were 2.9%. Wages were up and taxes were down. There was a renewed sense of patriotism, which most Americans find very inspiring. We can get there again. This is why the only four-year solution in 2024 to making America as great as it needs to be is by electing Donald J. Trump. Former President Trump has proven his policies, plans, and ability to execute work for the vast majority if not all Americans. President Trump has no special interests influencing him. His only special interest is the U.S.A. President Trump realizes, as Reagan did, that a strong America is essential to the well-being of the entire free world.
I have gotten to know President Trump personally. I firmly believe in my heart and head that his sole focus is only on making America strong.
Just recently, I was with President Trump. Upon entering his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, he exclaimed with delight that the Longshoremen were having dinner at the club following their golf event. He had me follow him into a room filled with over 200 Longshoremen, and the room immediately went wild. Everyone was on their feet and various chants like “U.S.A. U.S.A.” and “Four More Years” broke out.
Many in the room were very likely Democrats. While they were very much so cheering for the man, Donald Trump, they were also cheering for their country to get on the right course. This is why I and many of my congressional colleagues have endorsed and are supporting Donald J. Trump for President.