Biden made a mockery of the United States in Afghanistan. He’s destroyed our jobs, ruined our economy, crippled our citizens. But he’s not done yet.
Biden won’t quit until he completely destroys America and sells off the remnants to China.
Even with moderate Democrats arguing against him, Biden doubled down on his $3.5T spending bill. Perhaps the in-fighting on the left will buy us some time to restore conservatives spending. But don’t hold your breath. Biden is a tornado in the treasury.
As Fox News explains:
President Biden Friday morning doubled down on his support for the $3.5 trillion spending plan that some moderate Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin oppose, siding with progressives like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders in the brewing intra-party battle over the bill.
Biden said that the government should have two focuses in September. The top priority, he said, is beating back the coronavirus pandemic. But he also pushed Congress to pass his two major spending plans.
“The second thing that has to happen in September is for the Congress, the House and Senate, to finish passing my economic agenda so that we can keep up the historic momentum we’ve been building,” Biden said.
“It’s about investing in America’s future. Not about short-term stimulus. That’s not what we’re talking about. These are long-term prosperity we’re talking about,” Biden said. “Creating millions of good paying jobs for hardworking Americans. It’s about reducing bottlenecks in our economy, about reducing long-term price pressures.”
Biden added: “We’re going to create millions of good paying jobs. We’re going to ease inflationary pressure.”
It all sounds good. But there’s one problem with this. We had the jobs. People that hadn’t been to work in decades joined the workforce. Unemployment set record lows. Women and minorities made the kind of progress we hadn’t seen in fifty years. Or more. But what happened? Oh yeah, Biden happened.
Slashing the Workforce
As we pointed out months ago:
Ted Cruz tweeted that Biden killed roughly 11,000 construction jobs his first day in the White House. Biden accomplished this presidential first when he cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Of course, Biden didn’t only kill pipeline jobs. That’s just what he slashed Day 1. He’s continued to put the workforce to rest while he dished out welfare checks.
Fact checkers tried to reason that the pipeline jobs were temporary.
Yet, many of Obama’s jobs were temporary. Sadly, Biden doesn’t have temporary jobs. Because he just doesn’t have any jobs at all. Yet, Biden will try to paint a pretty picture of an America rebuilding.
Those points closely mirrored arguments Manchin, D-W.Va., made in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he said he’ll refuse to vote for the $3.5 trillion spending plan.
“Over the past 18 months, we’ve spent more than $5 trillion responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Now Democratic congressional leaders propose to pass the largest single spending bill in history with no regard to rising inflation, crippling debt or the inevitability of future crises,” Manchin said in the Journal. “Those who believe such concerns are overstated should ask themselves: What do we do if the pandemic gets worse under the next viral mutation? What do we do if there is a financial crisis like the one that led to the Great Recession?”
It’s about investing in America’s future. Not about short-term stimulus… We’re going to create millions of good paying jobs. We’re going to ease inflationary pressure.
Biden’s reasoning that spending so much money would ease inflation is not clear, given that inflation generally happens when there is too much money in the economy, not too little.
Right now, inflation rivals levels we haven’t seen since the 1970’s.
Yesterday I paid $74 to fill up my Suburban with gas. When Trump was president, that tank was $48 all day long. I used to pay with a fifty. Now I need a Benjamin. And that’s just the tip of the damage ordinary families are forced to reckon with.
And we can’t even go out to eat, sit down and have a nice dinner. We can’t just skip the dishes and relax. Because there are no waitresses or waiters. No one wants to go to work. Unemployment checks rule the day. Restaurants and other businesses are shutting the doors because they simply can’t find anyone to clock in.
A friend of mine recently returned from New Orleans. Before the hurricane. He said it was a ghost town. The home of Mardi Gras, the epicenter of the party, ghosted.
This is what we will continue to see. Empty streets. Deserted stores. Missing employees. And pockets without a dime. That’s what the Biden Administration brings to the table. If you think I’m wrong, just head downtown and count the people dining out.