President Joe Biden is an experienced politician, having served his country in one capacity or another for the good part of half a century.
This means he would’ve acquired a unique set of skills that takes many politicians years to master; with the crucial ability of being able to pick words carefully to ensure you look good.
Despite questions about the President’s cognitive ability, his first address to Congress displayed his unique talent for picking what information to reveal to the public in order to make himself look good.
So, was deception at the heart of the President’s first address?
Taking credit and rejecting responsibility
The President used his address to Congress to promote many of his bills currently sitting on the Capitol floor waiting to be debated.
The lack of progress on many of these bills, including H.R.1, the Equality Act, and his so-called ‘infrastructure’ plan, has frustrated the President at every turn, so, by utilizing his abilities as a veteran of politics, he attempted to promote his plans and ideas.
However, anyone with any sort of knowledge of policy and analytics was able to see right through the President’s deceit.
He began his speech by talking about the need for jobs, in an economy that has suffered greatly from endless lockdowns as a result of the pandemic.
Biden expressed, later on in his speech, that by acting against the climate crisis, millions of new jobs will be created to bolster the American and global economy, which will result in a ‘rise of the standard of living for most everyone in the world.’
While this is all well and good, those jobs currently do not exist yet, and there have been tens of thousands of jobs lost thanks to Biden’s executive orders in his first few days of office, a fact he failed to mention in his address.
He refused to mention the tens of thousands of jobs lost after he canceled the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the southern border wall, he refused to mention the millions of jobs that would be lost if Democrats increased minimum wage to $15 per hour, and he failed to mention the jobs that would be lost thanks to his ban on oil drilling on federal lands.
However, the President did take credit for the estimated 1.3 million jobs that had been created since he took office, which came as a result of numerous states (mainly Republican) lifting their lockdowns.
He also took credit for the historic vaccination effort that has taken place in the United States, however, he failed to mention that this was only possible due to former President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed program, which funneled an unprecedented amount of money into vaccine research, creation and distribution.
The bill coverups
The President then moved onto to discuss his spending proposals that Congress is yet to pass.
He touted the already passed $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill and the success it has had so far, breaking down the numbers for members of Congress.
He stated that $75 billion had been invested into vaccines, $19 billion extra spent on public health services, and $10 billion donated to the Indian Health Service.
However, these numbers only add up to 5% of the $1.9 trillion spent on this bill, something the President failed to mention.
Contained within his ‘relief’ bill were massive bailouts and payoffs for failed government pension schemes and blue states that completely locked down their economies, as well as money set aside for schools that won’t actually be invested until 2028.
He then moved onto his $2.25 trillion infrastructure bill, which only actually spends 10.5% of that money on real infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
The rest is dedicated to phony infrastructure such as electric car creation, climate technology, and clean energy.
A whopping $400 billion is also being spent on ‘in-home care’ for the elderly and disabled, making up 17.8% of the infrastructure bill.
Who will pay for all this?
So how will this all be paid for? By taxing the rich!
The President stated he will be increasing taxes on Americans who earn more than $400,000 a year, in order to raise the funds to pay for his unprecedented amount of spending.
He stated he wanted corporate America and the 1% to start paying their fair share. Sounds reasonable?
The President claims that, by taxing the top 1% of earners over $400,000, the economy will generate billions of dollars, all to be spent on his new bills.
However, when you look at the numbers, this is nowhere near the amount needed to pay for all of the President’s spending.
Having already passed a $1.9 trillion relief bill, the President is now looking to pass an extra $4 trillion of ‘fiscally responsible’ bills to push his far-left agenda.
With national debt sitting at $28 trillion and rising, ‘billions of dollars’ from the 1% isn’t going to make much of a difference.
The President’s irresponsibility when it comes to jobs, spending and the economy, alongside the obvious deception on display when discussing his own policies, will give the Republicans hope in the 2022 midterms and beyond, as President Biden continues to push the Democrat’s far-left agenda.