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Melvin B. Miller
The news media finally gives Biden his due
“Now with the substantial cut to student loan debt, everybody ought to stand behind President Biden and the Democrats.”

Perhaps now with the Inflation Reduction Act passed, voters will begin to recognize that Joe Biden has been an extraordinarily successful president. He has been frequently ridiculed in the press and many times he seemed not to have the support of his own party. By comparison, the Republicans could be pointed out as united, a status relatively easy to establish when you have no policy goals to achieve.

Presidents are usually held accountable for job losses, so it is fair for them to take credit for gains. In his first year Biden achieved a job growth of 6.6 million. This is 2 million more than the prior president and is likely the biggest gain ever.

Also, while everyone was concerned about old roads, dangerous bridges and outdated airports, Biden was able to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. It should be noted that Biden achieved this with the radical wing of his party campaigning for a larger bill and the Republicans voting against any expenditure at all.

But with the recent Inflation Reduction Act, the media have finally acknowledged that Biden has launched an effort to address climate change, and there will be negotiation on health care costs and drug costs. A minimum tax is also established for large corporations.

The nation is now better off with Biden at the helm. With so many problems to solve, America can do without the incessant histrionics of an excessively ambitious competitor in the oval office.