Many Americans have been critical of the Biden administration. Polls show that Americans think the country is worse off since he took office.
Some say Biden has put corporations, progressive groups, and foreign nations ahead of Americans in need. He has prioritized sending billions to other countries, as the U.S. struggles with inflation.
Recently, he actually intended on making a move that could have saved lives. His administration was going to ban menthol cigarettes. But he suddenly changed his mind, for this one reason.
From The Post Millennial:
The Biden administration has delayed its ban on menthol cigarettes after strategists warned President Biden that it could negatively impact his support among black voters…
Since the black community has drastically dwindled its support for Biden over the past few years, the president’s administration isn’t taking any chances despite updated health guidance from the FDA and CDC.
According to data from the CDC, 81 percent of black smokers opt for menthol cigarettes.
Biden was going to ban menthol cigarettes, when strategists told him it could cost him black votes. Most black smokers buy menthol cigarettes, according to the CDC. And leftists told Biden that if he banned them, it could outrage black Americans.
This comes as Biden’s support among black Americans rapidly erodes. Many appear to be blaming him for the border crisis. Studies have suggested illegal immigration disproportionately affects black workers, as migrants take their jobs.
Strategists further claimed that banning the cigarettes would lead to an “underground market” and that police would target black smokers. There appears to be no evidence for these claims. More likely, Biden fears upsetting a core voting bloc he cannot afford to lose.
Democrats are often criticized for making decisions for the American public. Some liberals even suggest they know better than the average citizen, so they should have the power to allow or ban whatever they deem is harmful.
Progressive Democrats have tried to outlaw gas-powered cars, limit gun ownership, and even restrict eating meat. Yet when it comes to something many experts claim leads to lung cancer, winning votes appears more important to Joe Biden than saving lives.
Don’t Democrats care about protecting black lives? Isn’t it a no-brainer to ban something that might be killing them?
Not when it comes at the cost of winning an election, it seems.
- Joe Biden was set to ban menthol cigarettes until strategists told him not to.
- Democrats warned that banning such cigarettes could cost Biden black votes.
- Biden has seen his support among black voters dwindle rapidly in recent years.
Source: The Post Millennial