I’ll begin this essay with a headline over at the left-leaning Quartz news outlet: Biden has a $1.9 trillion economic recovery plan—and a path to achieve it.
In some ways, Biden is a lot like Trump. He is willing to vastly expand the debt burden of future generations, in exchange for short-term benefit. Beware. This may just be the beginning of a lot more over-spending.
Former Senator Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20, 2021. Alongside him was the new Vice President, former California Senator Kamala Harris. Comrade Harris has a far left-wing voting history in the Senate. It is frightening to think that she is now President of the Senate, and the tie-breaker on any 50-50 split votes.
You’ve doubtless heard the news reports about Joe Biden’s senile mental lapses. Some of his gaffes, halting speech, and general confusion have become almost legendary. It is all too clear that because of his mental deterioration he is very likely to step down before he serves his full four-year term. At that juncture, we would then have Comrade Harris as our President. Her politics can be pegged on the political spectrum somewhere between those of Vladimir Lenin and Mao Tse Tung.
Even if Joe Biden serves his full term in office, we will surely be confronted with a raft of hard-left Democrat policies. Many of them will come via executive orders. These will very likely include:
- Amnesty for illegal aliens.
- Harsh environmental regulations paired with social sanctions. (The Biden team considers climate change a “racial justice” issue.)
- A weak, compromised, and vacillating foreign policy that will closely resemble that of the Obama administration.
- Violations of our Second Amendment rights.
- Violations of our First Amendment rights including censorship of “unreliable” news outlets.
- Un-even foreign trade deals. (Read: China wins.)
- A renewal of Obama’s Iran-appeasing “nuclear deal.”
- A huge variety of “social justice” schemes.
- Absurd COVID masking mandates, in cooperation with the CDC.
- Vaccination mandates, and “Immunization Passports.”
- Back-stabbing of many of our traditional allies, including Israel, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
- Punitive tax audits, FBI probes, ATF raids, and EPA fines for anyone identified as a Trump supporter, or conservative Christian, or gun rights advocate.
And, with the cooperation of the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives:
- Substantially higher taxes.
- Greater transparency and taxation of cryptocurrency transactions.
- New priorities for the Federal budget, following the left-Democrat socialist agenda.
- Congressionally-mandated “reparations” and similar schemes.
Your Biden Administration Survival Plan
My succinct advice for preparedness-minded families to survive the Biden/Harris years is as follows:
- Pray hard.
- Prepare for higher inflation by investing in productive land and in key tangible items that are compact, durable, fungible, and in perennial demand. If you read our bi-weekly Investing and Economics column, then you’ll know what to do. In addition to modern guns, consider hedging by buying a few Federally-exempt pre-1899 cartridge guns.
- Develop a second income stream. Economic disruption will surely mean layoffs at all levels.
- Relocate to a lightly-populated and less-regulated state. It is not too late to do so!
- Remain politically active. Contact your legislators often, and urge them to oppose the Biden/Harris agenda.
- Pay down your debts.
- Cache a few of your unpapered guns and containers of ammunition, away from your home. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!
- Expand your vegetable garden.
- If you haven’t already done so, branch out into small livestock. Backyard rabbits and chickens can legally be kept even in many suburban communities.
- Pray hard.
You’ve surely noted that “Pray hard” is at both the beginning and end of the preceding list.
I have some Bible verses that I recommend studying. Pray for God’s guidance and application of these scriptures:
Revelation 17: 3-7
- Psalms: 2, 5, 7, 11, 19, 31, 36, 37, 94, 100, and 119.
We indeed need to pray diligently. The time has come to stock up, team up, and train up.
I wish you God’s blessings and His hand of protection in the turbulent years to come! – JWR