NEWS AND NOTICES:
The country’s economic woes dominated the headlines for many days, with a few separate accusations largely directed at President Biden.
“Biden’s reckless budget has the potential to crush the US economy and trigger a massive recession,” Fox Business predicted on June 12, 2021.
“Soon: Biden’s full-blown recession,” The Hill said four months later on Oct. 13.
The dire news continued, judging by dozens of headlines since then. Just two examples:
“America is going from a pandemic to a major recession,” the Heritage Foundation predicted on January 18. “This Week in Bidenomics: Recession is whispering,” Yahoo Finance noted on Feb. 25.
The voting public is attentive.
“American confidence in the economy remains very low, and mentions of economic problems as the most important problem in the United States are at their highest level since 2016. Inflation, which was recorded as the main problem economy last month and continues to be, was previously at this level in 1984,” noted a new Gallup poll released Wednesday that found just 2% of respondents said the economy was “great” or ” good”, mentioned by 18%.
“Recession fears are growing. Here’s how to protect your money,” a CNN Business analysis advised Thursday.
The White House seems to ignore these concerns, despite the fact that “bidenflation” appears frequently in news reports.
“I’m not concerned about a recession,” Biden said Thursday.
“There are only 194 days left between now and the November 2022 election. gasoline prices) remain near current levels,” CNN columnist Chris Cillizza wrote following the president’s comment.
“If things stay roughly where they are today – in terms of economic measures like GDP and CPI and Americans’ perceptions of the state of the economy – Democrats will experience a cataclysm at the polls this fall,” he predicted.
MEANWHILE IN ALASKA
Alaska officials just mailed 560,000 ballots to voters who will choose the winner in a special primary election on June 11. There are 48 hopefuls on the ballot, including former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Santa Claus; voters will decide who will temporarily fill the U.S. House seat left vacant after Rep. Don Young passed away in March. The top four candidates will advance to a special general election in August.
And Mr. Claus?
“He lives, of course, at the North Pole – a town of about 2,000 people in Alaska. He has a large white beard and a benevolent manner, and Santa Claus is indeed his legal name, although, as a supporter of Bernie Sanders, he does not exploit the work of elves. He won a city council seat in 2015, much to the delight of watchers around the world. Now he is ready to take his political career to the next level,” explained The Guardian in a profile of the candidate.
Meanwhile, the Alaska Division of Elections is ready to help voters across the vast state and have ballots available in 14 languages. They include English, Spanish, and Tagalog, as well as those written in Yuut Qalarcaraitgun Ikayullrit, Yuut Qalarcaraitgun Ikayuriyaraq, Seward Peninsula Inupiaq, Koyukon, Nunivak Cup’ig.
“The Division of Elections is committed to ensuring that every eligible Alaskan has a meaningful opportunity to vote and that their vote counts,” the division says in a mission statement.
“The Alaska Language Assistance Plan provides translated election materials for languages that are historically written and spoken language assistance for languages, such as Alaska Native languages, that are historically unwritten,” said declared the division.
An event worth noting: the “Heroes Honor Festival 2022” honors some specific heroes – Vietnam veterans.
Country superstar Toby Keith headlines the big event over Memorial Day weekend at Daytona International Speedway in Florida – alongside special musical guests Justin Moore and Craig Morgan, plus the iconic actress Ann-Margret, who twice traveled to Southeast Asia with the USO during the Vietnam War.
Also appearing: Oliver North and retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, an early member of the US Army’s Delta Force; and retired Major General Patrick Brady, a Vietnam War-era helicopter pilot and Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross recipient; and Armed Forces Radio and Television Service talent Chris Noel.
Highlights include: A-10 Warthog, Huey and Bald Eagle helicopter flyovers; a patriot parachute team, military meetings, a resource display, a Sunday motorcycle demonstration, and a memorial vigil for those who did not return home.
“This celebration is long overdue,” said Ben Peterson, an Iraqi veteran and founder of Engage Your Destiny, which organized the event – free to all military veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses and children. under 12 years old.
Find details at HeroesHonorFestival.com.
REAL ESTATE WEEKEND
For sale: Hollows Farmstead, a gracious yet classic farmhouse built in 1810 on nine acres near Washington, New York. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, original floors, woodwork, fireplace, fully renovated chef’s kitchen, ceilings with exposed beams; 1,900 square feet. Includes a 1,600 square foot guest house with two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Stone Church Brook runs through the property, “magical views”, two barns, fenced pastures and two viewing decks. Priced at $965,000 via SothebysRealty.com; enter 141740 in the search function.
SURVEY OF THE DAY
• 88% of US adults say their state should require high school students to take a one-semester or one-year personal finance course before they can graduate.
• 80% say they wish they had to take a personal finance course to graduate from high school.
• 75% say it is important for high school students to learn about spending and budgeting.
• 55% cite managing credit, 49% cite saving, and 47% cite earning income.
• 33% cite understanding investment and 12% cite financial risk management.
Source: A National Endowment for Financial Education survey of 1,030 US adults conducted March 17-21 and released Monday. Respondents were presented with multiple-choice questions.
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Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled the names of the Yuut Qalarcaraitgun Ikayuriyaraq and Koyukon languages.