Letter to the editor: Trump, not Biden, enabling of Putin
Published 1:51 pm Sunday, March 20, 2022
To the editor:
Your March 17 writer states Putin would not have invaded Ukraine under Trump because he was afraid of Trump. Quite the contrary; Trump was so apologetic and enabling of Putin that the Russian would have been emboldened to aggression.
Biden has achieved a remarkable diplomatic victory in assembling a wide coalition to sanction Russia and Putin with unprecedented punishment. Trump’s continuing reflex was anti-cooperation, denigration of NATO and all other alliances, and incoherent, self-serving trade wars. Just last week, John Bolton asserted that Trump would have withdrawn from NATO had he won a second term. Trump was no leader – not a world leader nor an American leader.
Econ 101 Refresher: “..more jobs open than … people looking for work” is not symptomatic of a poor economy. It is indicative of a healthy economy with companies seeking employees to maintain or expand their businesses. It evinces a healthy labor market where workers can demand higher wages. This allows them to achieve a living wage, paying taxes, being consumers, and using less government subsidies – all with modest, sustainable inflation, as the labor market returns to equilibrium.
Gerald L. (Jerry) Cohen, Advance