5 Things to Know About Joe Biden's Address to Congress
Tyler O'Neil-Opinion : Apr 29, 2021 PJMedia.com
Biden did not address the jobs that he destroyed on his first day in office by canceling the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the border wall. He did not address the millions of jobs that would disappear if he raised the minimum wage to $15/hour. He did not address the jobs that will be lost due to his ban of drilling for oil on federal lands...
[PJMedia.com] On Wednesday, President Joe Biden gave his first address to Congress. He touted his COVID-19 "relief" bill and urged Congress to pass his "infrastructure" bill, the union giveaway PRO Act, the anti-Christian Equality Act, and his new American Families Plan. (Screengrab image)
Biden framed his agenda in terms of jobs and helping the middle class, but his bills represent a far-left giveaway to Democratic constituencies and they'd cost far more than Biden plans to raise in new taxes—supposedly only for people who make $400,000 or more.
"Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!"
Biden cunningly framed his agenda in terms of jobs "rebuilding" America. He even characterized the increased regulations on cheap and effective forms of energy as a jobs program. "For too long, we have failed to use the most important word when it comes to meeting the climate crisis: jobs, jobs, jobs," the president said. "When I think climate change, I think jobs." He made a similar statement later on in the speech. While Biden admitted that the US only accounts for less than 15 percent of global carbon emissions, he said he rejoined the Paris Accord to build a consensus that "if we act to save the planet, we can create millions of jobs, economic growth and opportunity, and raise the standard of living for most everyone in the world." Biden did not address the jobs that he destroyed on his first day in office by canceling the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the border wall. He did not address the millions of jobs that would disappear if he raised the minimum wage to $15/hour. He did not address the jobs that will be lost due to his ban of drilling for oil on federal lands. Biden did, however, take credit for the jobs created during his first 100 days. "The economy created more than 1.3 million new jobs in 100 days, more new jobs in the first 100 days than any president on record." The president did not note that those jobs came back due to the abatement of the COVID-19 pandemic, an abatement due in large part to the historic vaccines President Donald Trump helped to launch through Operation Warp Speed.
Success fighting COVID-19.
Biden did not mention his predecessor, but he did begin his speech by celebrating his own election, saying that "America is rising anew. Choosing hope over fear. Truth over lies. Light over darkness." Yet the president celebrated many of the achievements against COVID-19 that his predecessor, Donald Trump, made possible. "After I promised 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots in 100 days—we will have provided over 220 million COVID shots in 100 days," he said. "We're marshalling every federal resource. We've gotten the vaccine to nearly 40,000 pharmacies and over 700 community health centers." Biden is right to celebrate this historic vaccine effort, but he did not once give any credit to Trump, whose Operation Warp Speed made the vaccines possible.
A deceptive agenda.
Biden used deceptive terms to urge Congress to pass a raft of legislation packed with giveaways to Democratic constituencies. He touted the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 "relief" package that only included $75 billion for vaccines, treatments, testing, and medical supplies. The bill had $19 billion for "public health" and another $10 billion for the Indian Health Service. This adds up to about 5 percent of the entire bill. So what else was in the bill? Bailouts for government pension systems, a payoff to states that launched harsh lockdowns, and money for schools 95 percent of which will not be spent until between 2022 and 2028. Biden touted the "American Rescue Plan" as "one of the mot consequential rescue packages in American history," but he didn't mention the blue-state bailout. Similarly, when he urged Congress to pass his infrastructure bill, he mentioned "roads, bridges, highways … ports and airports," but he didn't mention the fact that traditional infrastructure only makes up 10 percent of the bill. The $2.25 trillion "infrastructure" bill includes only $115 billion for roads and bridges. It includes another $80 billion for railways, $25 billion for airports, and $17 billion for waterways and ports. This traditional infrastructure only makes up 10.5 percent of the bill. Meanwhile, the bill includes green handouts like $174 billion for electric vehicle incentives, $100 billion for "electric grid and clean energy," $46 million for "clean energy manufacturing," and $35 billion for "climate technology"... Continue reading here. Click Here For More Information...