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Jim Thompson

By Jim Thompson
HCP columnist

You can sum up the Biden/DNC (Democratic National Committee) motive simply – all they want are votes. It used to be that parties and the leading candidate had platforms such as “New Deal" (FDR), "New Frontier" (JFK) or "Great Society” (LBJ). Or, on the other side, “Make America Great Again” (Reagan and Trump).

This year, Biden and the DNC are just trying to bribe people into voting for them. That is what the migrant insurgency is about. Also, the student loan forgiveness idea. Most of the environmental/carbon is evil programs fall in the same category.  

Biden and company are simply too cynical to really care about the people crossing the border on a personal level. Otherwise, they would have, in proper legislative sequence, developed programs and brought them across in an organized fashion, once they got the American public behind them with a well thought out program, properly vetted through the legislature.

Same for student loans. Biden’s student loan plan does not explain to us why today’s debtors deserve what student borrowers of the past did not receive or why those who did not go to college should pay the debts of those who did. Biden is merely threatening the Supreme Court, a branch of government over which he has no authority, to do things the way he wants them done.

The entire environmental movement, as far as the Biden camp is concerned, seems to be a defensive ploy to keep Warren and Sanders at bay. In reality, we addressed the major environmental problems decades ago. In the 1970s and '80s, we had real environmental boulders, today we have grains of sand. Now, every day that goes by, more and more new research suggests the climate change mantra is not nearly as significant as it has been made out to be.  

As I have stated before, please define for me the goalposts that complete the environmental/climate change endpoint. Then, tell me when we will get there so that we can plan to retrain all these environmental and climate scientists for careers actually useful to the general population. Just when is that date?

If President Biden wants to provide a meaningful dialogue for thinking Americans, he can start with providing a plan to reduce the federal debt. Rally the population around a plan to get our fiscal house in order and stop spending like a drunken sailor.

Provide a real international relations strategy that defines our enemies, our friends and why they are such. Then tell us what will be done to protect our country and put it in line with these goals.

The current objectives of the Biden Administration and the DNC are too obvious and too cynical for the serious voter. They are only about getting votes for Biden.

Jim Thompson, formerly of Marshall, is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Duluth, Ga. and is a columnist for The Highland County Press. He may be reached at

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