Biden's Economic Policies Are CRUSHING The American Dream

By Greg Moriarty | Monday, 06 May 2024 01:50 PM
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The economic policies of President Joe Biden are reportedly causing significant distress across the United States, as the escalating cost of living is making homeownership an increasingly elusive dream for many Americans.

A recent study has revealed that in the nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas, renting a home is now more cost-effective than buying one. This shift is exerting considerable strain on the housing construction and sales sectors.

According to a report published by Bankrate at the end of April, the cost of renting has surged in recent years. However, the expense of purchasing and maintaining a home has not only matched this increase but has surpassed it. This is due to rising mortgage rates and a scarcity of available homes, which have driven up prices.

Bankrate, a personal finance resources company, states that homeownership now costs almost 37% more than renting. The situation was already dire last year, with Americans needing to earn a record high annual income to afford a home, as reported by The Western Journal in October. However, the problem has only worsened over the past year.

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Despite these challenges, a significant 78% of Americans still believe that owning a home is a crucial part of the American dream, and they aspire to become homeowners. However, 56% of respondents told Bankrate that their income is a barrier to achieving this dream, while 42% believe that home prices are prohibitively high.

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Bankrate's analysis found that in 50 metropolitan areas, a mortgage for a median-priced home worth just over $400,000 costs $2,703 a month, compared to a rental cost of $1,979. This represents a substantial 36.6% difference. Even more concerning, in 21 of these metropolitan areas, the cost of a monthly mortgage is 50% higher than renting.

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"Purchasing a home is a long-term commitment. Home price appreciation has slowed considerably, and costs have risen dramatically since the days of 3% mortgage rates, so it's going to take more time to break even on a purchase compared to renting," said Skylar Olsen, chief economist at Zillow.

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The World Economic Forum (WEF), an international organization for public-private cooperation, is unlikely to lament the wealth destruction this trend signifies. For many families, a home represents their most significant investment. Furthermore, the realistic prospect of owning tangible property, such as a home, is a fundamental aspect of a free society.

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The WEF recently shared a video outlining its "8 predictions for 2030," which included the controversial goal of ensuring that the average person will "own nothing" and will "be happy" about it. Critics argue that this is an attempt by the elites to dismantle the American dream. They believe that the concept of ownership and self-determination is a hindrance to the power-hungry elites' desire to exert control over the populace.

This article originally appeared on The Western Journal.

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