True to form, it’s not unexpected to see President Disaster making decisions that are good for himself and the Democrats, and not necessarily the country.
Since the whole party is actually just a marketing company and not a governing body that exists to make or keep America great, it shouldn’t be any surprise that most of what Biden and the Democrats have been doing lately are things to help their upcoming election prospects – or at the very least, not tank them entirely.
The first thing that comes to mind is them trying to stop the railroad workers from striking. That would be a total catastrophe for the supply chain, especially with Christmas coming up. But it would be especially bad for the Democrats with the elections right around the corner.
So currently, everyone seems to think that negotiations are moving ahead and there’s not going to be a strike – but that is not necessarily the case. One of the unions rejected a deal last Monday.
But the third largest railroad union, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division, rejected the deal with the freight railroads last Monday because, to them, and many with the other unions, it’s not just about money. It’s about their time. They want paid time off, especially sick time, not to mention an improvement of many other bad working conditions that have them left with little to no personal life with their families.
Without approval from all 12 unions (115K workers), things will come to a stop.
So when will the voting be completed to accept a deal? Mid-November of course. Biden doesn’t want this FUBAR to happen before the midterms and the Brotherhood union agreed to delay any strike that may happen until five days after Congress reconvenes. Isn’t that nice of them to help out old man Biden and the Democrats? What a nice election gift.
Speaking of governing by the calendar, we also have Biden going around begging the Saudi’s to pump more oil so that gas prices don’t go up too much before the elections. The White House even admitted that they had asked Saudi Arabia to delay the OPEC+ vote to cut oil production until their next meeting – after the midterms.
National Security spokesman John Kirby released a statement that said, “We presented Saudi Arabia with analysis to show that there was no market basis to cut production targets, and that they could easily wait for the next OPEC meeting to see how things developed.”
That would be December 4th.
The Biden folks really don’t care how much the country tanks after November 8th – and they won’t until the next time they have to start campaigning again.