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Sunday 26 May 2024

Post Election Thoughts
Matt Seinberg

Source: INQUIRER.net

Much has happened since November 2020 election. Our ex-president kept claiming election fraud, as he was trounced, by Biden, in states he won in 2016. T**** went to the extreme of calling the election commissioner of Georgia to ask him to find votes to overturn the results in that state. That phone call alone may land him jail for tampering.

He lost in every court he petitioned.

Throughout all of that, every court, including the Supreme Court, beat back all his challenges, thank goodness. T**** thought he packed the court with three judges loyal to him. Their loyalty was not blind and roughly as strong as is his to others.

When the dust settled, Joe Biden was certified as 46th President. In his first two days, he signed seventeen executive orders, more than any other president had in their first one hundred days. Talk of hitting the ground running turned into fact; Biden is getting much done.

Biden overturned many orders put in place by the previous administration regarding climate change and the environment. Let’s hope it’s not too late for the planet to heal itself from the past four years. Biden is also rebuilding US immigration policy and practice that was dismantled by the T**** administration.

One other wonderful thing is not having to hear those ridiculous tweets from the former president. It seemed whatever was on his mind came out as a stupid, unrefined thought. At least Twitter isn’t giving him its platform anymore to spew his hate.

On 11 March, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, allocating $1.9 trillion stimulus relief package to get the economy rolling forward, again. Some economists expect this investment in America to return a twenty-five per cent gain. Interesting, that T****, the business genius, didn’t figure this out.

Enough vaccine for everybody.

The other major accomplishment President Biden wants to complete is to have enough Covid-19 vaccines by 1 May, so all citizens can get vaccinated. My wife got her first Moderna shot this past Saturday and had a bad reaction; she felt ill the next day. I got my first shot today; so far, I’m all right, with just a little pain on my upper left arm, at the injection point.

Of course, there are people that will refuse to take the Covid-19 vaccine for fear of contracting the disease or because they don’t believe in vaccines, some for religious reasons, some for lack of understanding. Hopefully, enough of the population will be vaccinated to enable herd immunity. Maybe, by sometime in 2022, life will finally get back to normal or some pretense of it.

The $1400 cheques, which are part of the stimulus relief package, are good idea that’s warmly welcomed by the US economy. Tax cuts for the wealthy are invested or somehow saved. Stimulus cheques for those earning no more than $70,000, annually, will be spent and thus boost the economy.

My wife and I are certainly looking forward to the $2800 that we will receive, and, hopefully, another $1400 that we are entitled to for having a college student in our home. She has already staked a claim for about a third of that for her own use.

There are several things we plan do to with that money. Our 2016 Honda Civic was dented in a parking lot; we’re going to fix it. Our front door suddenly decided to separate at the outside top left corner. I don’t see a way to fix it; I’d rather just buy a new one.

The rest will go to pay bills and buy little necessary items. It’s amazing how quickly money comes in and goes out when you really think about the things you need. Can you say faster than T**** tells lies?

Be sane and safe.

Spend wisely, think straight, be kind to friends and neighbours. Be considerate to everyone by wearing a mask. Please wash your hands frequently, and above all else, stay sane and safe.

Matt Seinberg lives on Long Island, a few minutes east of New York City. He looks at everything around him and notices much. Somewhat less cynical than dyed in the wool New Yorkers, Seinberg believes those who don't see what he does like reading about what he sees and what it means to him. Seinberg columns revel in the silly little things of life and laughter as well as much well-directed anger at inept, foolish public officials. Mostly, Seinberg writes for those who laugh easily at their own foibles as well as those of others.

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