It seems that as the new year approaches it is time to look forward not backward. After almost a year in control of the U.S. Government we have had time to see the new polices and their effect on our country. So here goes my predictions:
Inflation will continue to increase in some areas dramatically. Gas will hit $5 a gallon by summer even in Mesquite. It will not stop at $5. Everything that moves by truck will be affected as fuel prices increase. Food will be one of the most affected commodities. Buy now, everything will cost more tomorrow. Except for Overton electricity which has 3 more years under a staff negotiated contract. Maybe the politics will change by then?
The good news is that the southern border will remain wide open so there will be lots of cheap labor as long as they are paid in cash. Hotel occupancy will be up as the government provides hotel chains with lots of residents which most speak Spanish and all will be paid for by the U.S. taxpayers. (They have to live somewhere).
Fauci retires as the COVID threat recedes. The new variant will infect almost all and provide that Hurd immunity we all need. The continued attacks on Fauci from the likes of Rand Paul plus new government hearings on the handing of the whole mess will see him fade out. He will be 82, older than even Joe.
Speaking of Joe, we will see even less of him in 2022 as his problems mount. His very progressive handlers will control more but the threat of passing control of the government over to the V.P. is on the minds of all. It all depends on Joe’s mind as confidence in his strength and clear thinking are waning. Pressure on Kamila to resign will continue to be heard and the results will depend on Joe’s condition.
Crime in the cities will continue to reach new highs. The good news is that does not apply to Mesquite as our police force continue to do their job with strong community support. Big cities will become a battle ground as police arrive only after the crime is committed. People will begin to defend themselves with progressives calling for more gun restrictions on the good carrying a gun while criminals do not care what the law says.
The acquisition of guns by the average citizen will continue at an even higher rate. The good news is Mesquite has excellent Concealed Carry classes that train all, but special attention is available for women. While the attacks on single women are increasing nationwide this is a smart move by every woman even in Mesquite, to be prepared.
The failed remote learning will continue until parents and their supporters rise up against teacher’s unions and demand classes or vouchers for all. Vouchers are a great idea and provide needed competition to learning which has been missing. Teachers should not have unions that do not include parents on their board of directors.
Parts of Biden’s Build Back Better will pass congress and become but not the whole thing. (like college loan payback but not all the loan). Taxes will be one thing that passes before the Republicans take over both houses at least then the madness will stop. Locally our wonderful Governor will be replaced by a woman. Unfortunately, the legislature will still have Democratic control but at least the madness will stop.
The Supreme Court will further restrict abortion rights but will not rule against them totally. They will also strike the Biden vaccination mandate totally. But the call to pack the court will fizzle out.
What are your predictions?