Bill Clinton, Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton tricked us. Now Joe Biden and the Dems appear to have gone too far.

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To my memory, the word “snooker” was used to define politicians starting with President Bill Clinton, although many may argue that almost all politicians tend to snooker the public. But looking at Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden, it is easy to feel snookered.

I know that many Democrats will argue that President Trump is really the one who has snookered us, but it is difficult to see that. …


Count all the legal votes. Eliminate the illegal votes. Then we can feel confident about the outcome.

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So who won the election for US president? The fact is that no state has officially certified the national 2020 election results at this point. But enough vote counts are in that the major media outlets feel confident that Joe Biden has enough electoral votes to be named the 46th president of the United States.

President Trump and his 72 million-plus followers do not agree.

Just mail it in!

Aided by an armada of lawyers earlier this year, numerous key states issued vast numbers of mail-in ballots. They used the COVID-19 pandemic as a smokescreen for their effort to create opportunities for largely Democrat-led governors to gum up the electoral system. The excuse for creating these various messes was their alleged attempt to help isolate voters from the coronavirus contagion. …


A $15 minimum wage would reduce the opportunities for unskilled workers and lead to companies replacing labor with capital goods.

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Presidential nominee Joe Biden wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Biden says that all workers should be able to earn a living wage. Setting the federal minimum at $15, he notes, would raise the pay of nearly 40 million Americans. Biden says this is the fair thing to do.

The Economic Policy Institute shares Biden’s view. They claim the workers “deserve” the higher wage.

However, a recently released study by David Macpherson of Trinity College in Texas and William Even of Miami University in Ohio, concluded that a $15 minimum wage would result in 2 million workers losing their job. …


Trump supporters fear that Biden’s policy to raise taxes, mostly on high-income earners, will reduce capital formation and stagnate the economy.

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With enough of the states finally counting all of the votes, Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. In a bitterly fought election, Biden ends up with slightly over 50% of the vote and Trump has just under 48%. Biden supporters are gleeful. Trump supporters fearful.

The divide between the policies of the two parties is very wide. Each side seems very rigid in their respective position. …


While the recovery is the fastest ever, the V shape is flattening. A continuation of growth-oriented policies, and perhaps more stimulus, will speed things up.

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According to the US Labor Department, the economy added another 638,000 jobs in October. While this number is less than prior months, it does show that the V-shaped recovery that started in May is continuing. The V-shape has however somewhat flattened in September and October.

The October report did have some additional encouraging information. The private sector added 908,000 jobs, meaning the private sector is continuing to grow strongly. …


The 33.1% annualized growth rate is double the previous record. Starting May 1st, the super V-shaped recovery started.

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The US Department of Commerce just announced that real GDP grew at an annual rate of more than 33% in the third quarter of this year. That rate is double the previous record growth which was set more than half a century ago. It is now clear that a super V-shaped recovery is currently underway.

Even with the phenomenal growth rate, the economy is still about 3.5% lower than this time last year. …


If Biden is not up by more than 6% in the published polls, he is, in reality, probably behind.

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It started on October 12. President Trump began his sprint to the finish line. Trump’s three-week strategy recognizes that elections are generally won and lost during the few days right before election day. Because of all of the early voting, the few days now means a few weeks.

Trump did get sidetracked by the Coronavirus. But as a strong leader routinely does, he confronted the virus head-on. He quickly beat it and then got on with life. …


Biden said of the 56%, “They probably shouldn’t vote for me.” They likely won’t.

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The Gallup Organization recently released a poll where they asked Americans how they feel about their circumstances today.

Even with the COVID-19 virus, the resulting deep recession and the ongoing division surrounding the upcoming elections, the majority of Americans feel better off today, when compared to four years ago.

The poll found 56% of Americans say they are better off now than they were in 2016 when Obama-Biden were in office. Even more surprisingly only 32% of Americans said they were worse off now. …


Americans must vote for the policies that benefit the country. We can’t vote for the nice guy with the bad policies.

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Most polls show Americans are favoring Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over President Trump. To ensure a prosperous and safe America, voters must choose Trump’s policies and not Biden’s.

Polls also show that the economy and national security are the top concerns of voters. It is Trump’s policies that have led and will lead to a stronger economy and a more secure America.

On the economy, Trump spent the first three years of his presidency returning to the principles that made the country great. Historically, the US went from the birth of a nation to the largest, most prosperous economy in the world in about 150 years. …


September jobs numbers were strong, but there are two choices to keep the recovery strong.

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The Department of Labor just released the jobs numbers for September. The total number was below the prior months which could mean the V-shaped recovery is flattening.

If that’s the case, there are two ways we could fix that to speed up the recovery.

The report indicated that 661,000 jobs were added in September and an additional 145,000 jobs were added to the July and August numbers, increasing the total to 806,000. Under normal circumstances, those numbers would be considered very high, but coming out of the recent recession they are not so good. The total of 806,000 more jobs is below the 1.4 …

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Michael Busler

Dr. Busler is an economist and a public policy analyst. He is a Professor of Finance at Stockton University. His op-ed columns appear in Townhall, Newsmax.

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