What about the size of your Snickers bar?

Published 5:05 pm Monday, March 18, 2024

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In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden referred to an American dilemma – the shrinking Snickers bar. He pointed out that his Snickers bar purchase had less or fewer Snickers. I’m not exactly sure what a Snickers is, nuts, chocolate, sugar, the content of the bar. Size matters when you’re hungry.

It’s just a bad thing when you stop at your local convenience store to buy a soda pop, and you walk out with a Snickers bar that costs more but has less in the wrapper. Apparently, there must be fewer Fritos and Cheetos in the bags as well. This is a sad time in America.

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I remember buying a large bottle of Coke, a bag of chips and a pastry for 25 cents. Those were the days, but they are long past.

It’s an epidemic, of course. It’s not just candy bars and junk food. Check the size of your fast-food hamburgers and the cost. You are paying more for less. A hundred dollars doesn’t go very far at the grocery store. American families are having a difficult time putting food on the table. A mother who cooks for her family every day is having to stretch her budget more and more.

President Biden is concerned about the problem, but it’s been a growing problem for three years. It’s not getting better. When does he propose to fix the problem? After he is reelected? Why not now? Or why not over the past three years?

People are hurting today. Promises of a better life if he is reelected are not reassuring to many Americans.

The border crisis is our No. 1 issue this election. It’s not a priority with President Biden. He’s had three years to be walking that border. He’s had three years to stop the invasion of illegals and gang members into our country. His recent photo op to the border is too little too late. Joe Biden stopped the progress of the border wall. He opened the gates wide to the illegals. The results are not positive. We have major cities on the verge of economic collapse. Public schools, housing and more are suffering. Mayors are pleading for help.

Recently, Biden submitted a Border Immigration Bill to Congress that has not been approved. The bill still allows for an average of 5000 people a day over seven days to come into the United States illegally before closing the border. Or the one-day maximum number is 8,500 entries before the border is closed. This is a larger number of people than some of our rural counties in America. Over the course of a year this would amount to a city the size of Indianapolis or larger coming into our country. This is not border security but only a continuation of Biden’s insanity.

We do need to help Ukraine. Putin is not anyone’s friend. Trump made a stupid statement about Putin attacking non-supportive NATO countries. However, the border security and Ukraine expenditures should be separate bills. If we don’t tightly secure our border, our children are going to have a scary place to grow up. Sadly, we may already be in that place.

(Dr. Glenn Mollette is a graduate of numerous schools, including Georgetown College and Southern and Lexington seminaries in Kentucky. His column is published weekly in over 600 publications in all 50 states. Dr. Mollette is the author of several books.)