Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Oct 19, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
COMMENT: Dear Mr. Armstrong – Did you see this at last night’s game in Philadelphia (practically Biden’s backyard right near Delaware)? With the crowd so direct in a public manner, it’ll be tough to believe that Democrats would win in PA … maybe?
REPLY: As someone who grew up in South Jersey, let’s just say that Eagles fans are not afraid to offend anyone. Pennsylvania is a swing state, as we know, but Philadelphia tends to vote blue. Joe Biden was even born and raised in Scranton, PA. This video is clearly an indication that Philadelphia is not happy with the Democrats. For starters, Philadelphia’s mayor, backed by Biden, said on the record that he no longer wishes to hold office. He backtracked and is still hanging on, but has unofficially retired as he is doing absolutely nothing to help the city.
This is Kenney responding to reporters after a shooting over the Fourth of July. He wants to keep the money coming in and hold the lofty title, but he made it clear he has abandoned his responsibilities. People are fleeing Philadelphia because it is no longer safe. Cops are not permitted to arrest criminals for “minor offenses,” which has led to rampant crime throughout the city. Numerous retailers and food establishments, such as Wawa, have announced that they are leaving Philadelphia, where shoplifting is legal. The city had a serious waste management issue where trash simply piled high on the streets. Homelessness is on the rise and certain areas like Kensington are so dangerous and drug-infested that it looks like a scene from “The Walking Dead.” Car thefts, assaults, rape, and violent crime is on the rise. The murder count rises every year, with 562 homicides in the city last year alone.
Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) does not like to be called a politician and is running on the grounds of being an outsider. Yet, he is a lifelong politician despite not looking the part. He is far less extreme than most Democrats but would like to open prisons and free seemingly remorseful violent offenders. Dr. Oz (R) is not the strongest opponent, and his ties to Oprah and his gimmicky show did not help his cause. Both men are seen as somewhat moderate for their party’s taste, but I guess this is the best they could find.
The people who were able to afford tickets to the most important Eagles game of the year (Eagles v Cowboys) likely have financial interests that do not align with Democratic policies. Philadelphia has become a forgotten city, abandoned by its politicians. The city may remain blue, but the state overall is leaning red.