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As the nation debates continuing coronavirus stimulus, AEI offers an eye-opening analysis:  Unemployment claims plummeted and the employment picture improved much faster after those $600 checks expired, reestablishing that while we always want to help those who cannot help themselves, government payouts can sometimes reduce incentives and ability to return to the workforce.  And this doesn't even reflect remarkably positive employment reports released by the government since the end dates:


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November 12, 2020 • 11:57 AM

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Biden a “Uniter?” Please Print
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, October 29 2020
The problem is that over the past half-century, Biden has proved himself one of the more divisive figures in American politics, not a uniter

For obvious reasons, Joe Biden cannot publicly acknowledge the radical leftist agenda undergirding his candidacy, lest he scare the American electorate straight before next week’s election.  

Instead, Biden conceals his candidacy behind an anodyne “unifier” veneer as its raison d’etre.  

Just keep hiding the ball, avoid tough questions, run out the clock, get elected, then impose the radical agenda that you and your running mate Kamala Harris have frantically disowned throughout the campaign.  The mainstream press and social media gatekeepers are only too happy to assist.  

The problem is that over the past half-century, Biden has proved himself one of the more divisive figures in American politics, not a uniter.  

Let’s take a quick stroll down Memory Lane and recall some of Biden’s greatest (divisive) hits.  

Speaking to a black audience in 2012, Biden caricatured Republicans’ effort to mitigate federal regulatory overreach as, “Unchain Wall Street!”  He then paused, eyed the audience solemnly, and added, “They want to put y’all BACK in chains.”  

That’s how Biden the “uniter” characterized members of a Republican party accounting for over half of all elected officials in the United States.  

Just this week, speaking at one of his low-energy six-attendee “rallies,” Biden referred to Trump supporters outside the confines as “chumps.”  Seconds earlier, he had assured listeners that he would represent all Americans whether they voted for him or not.  

Earlier this year, Biden stepped once again into the racial rhetorical morass by thundering that, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black!”  Just the elixir to reduce racial tension and “unite” Americans.  

On another occasion, Biden insulted the nation’s police officers by referring to them as “like the military invading,” and that “they become the enemy.”  

Or how about in June of this year, when Biden slurred approximately 40 million Americans as deplorables, a la Hillary Clinton in 2016?  “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there who are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are,” Biden said.  He continued, “We have to appeal to that and we have to unite people – bring them together, bring them together.”  

Bring people together, by labeling 40 million of them “not very good people?”  Got it.  

Biden’s divisive predisposition extends beyond the group level to the individual level as well.  

Earlier this year, speaking at a townhall event, a Democratic voter from the audience simply asked Biden to clear up the confusion surrounding his son Hunter’s business shenanigans during his vice presidency.  Offended that someone might actually ask a difficult question, Biden at one point angrily addressed the man by saying, “Listen, fat…”  

On another occasion while touring a Michigan assembly plant in March, a worker pressed Biden by saying, “You are actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns.”  Per his lifelong behavioral pattern, Biden replied, “You’re full of (expletive).”  When the worker insisted, “This is not OK, alright,” Biden escalated with, “Don’t tell me that, pal, or I’m going to go outside with your ass.”  

Fortunately for Biden, the man did not take him up on that offer.  

On other occasions, Biden has openly fantasized about engaging in fistfights with President Trump, whom he claims to be the sort of bully that Biden obviously is in reality.  That’s Joe Biden, “uniter.”  

Perhaps the Biden campaign’s “uniter” theme is understandable, given his decades of embarrassing substantive policy miscalculation.  As former Defense Secretary Robert Gates famously summarized, Biden has been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”  

Today, Biden and his party broadly support ending the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, raising taxes, expanding the federal regulatory state, imposing the “Green New Deal” and crippling America’s energy industry, which has finally achieved the century-long goal of securing U.S. energy independence and lowered costs while minimizing the global power of Russia and Middle Eastern nations that once could bring us to our knees with oil embargoes.  

With Biden’s record of unwavering error, and with his party pushing a radical leftist agenda that he’ll be unable to interrupt given his evaporating vigor, it’s no wonder that his campaign falls back on the “uniter” slogan.  

But decades of behavioral history should leave no American unclear about the accuracy of that claim, or what awaits should they elect him president.  

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