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Biden Wraps Up 100 Days with Second Try at Conning Public with Jobs Promise

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jobsOn the eve of his 100th day in office, Joe Biden gave his long-delayed Address to Congress Wednesday night and tried to sell America on one of the largest spending bills in modern history. Unfortunately, his latest pitch relies far too heavily on the old tricks he developed as the chief pitchman for the last Democrat stimulus in 2009–and Americans are unlikely to fall for the worn-out act a second time.

The 2021 American Jobs Plan is, according to Biden, “the largest jobs plan since World War II.” The overwhelming narrative has been that this bill is primarily about infrastructure; that the objective is to invest in America and stimulate economic growth by repairing roads and bridges. He affirmed this in his Address to Congress, declaring that the bill “creates jobs to upgrade our transportation infrastructure. Jobs modernizing roads, bridges, and highways. Jobs building ports and airports, rail corridors, and transit lines. It’s clean water.”

For those who remember the last time a Democrat administration came to Congress pushing a bill like this, the claim is a tough one to swallow.

President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden are remembered for many things, good and bad, but one that is often forgotten is their ability to sell.  The key to their pitch on the 2009 stimulus was a simple, clean, and concise talking point that could be boiled down to three words: “shovel-ready jobs.”

The $800 billion wasn’t going to be spent on Bridges to Nowhere or bureaucratic bloat. The shovels were standing by. All that was missing was the money.

Not long after, they implemented a similar strategy for Obamacare. This time, the pitch was: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.

Though they succeeded in selling both plans sufficiently to pass them through Congress, both pitches were soon revealed to be whopping lies. Less than $30 billion of the $800 billion in the 2009 stimulus actually went to infrastructure projects. Obama would later concede: “The problem is, is that spending [stimulus money] out takes a long time because…there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.” As for Obamacare, 4 million Americans would lose their healthcare coverage, and PolitiFact would go on to declare Obama and Biden’s healthcare pitch 2013’s Lie of the Year.

In 2021, Biden knows the “shovel-ready” talking point is irredeemably tainted, hence why it appears only once on the official White House Fact Sheet. In his address this week, he never once used the phrase. Further, he made no direct reference to the 2009 Recovery Act at all. It was an extremely odd omission: if a massive spending bill worked during the last economic crisis, why would one of its leading proponents not cite it as an example this time? The answer is that it didn’t work–and Biden doesn’t want to remind Americans that he sold them a bill of goods.

Even a cursory glance at the spending breakdown of Biden’s new bill shows that he is trying to pull the same scam a decade later–an “infrastructure spending bill” full of nothing but liberal pet causes.

Infrastructure is a very bipartisan word. It is the roads we drive on and the electrical grid that keeps us warm at night. It’s the utilities that permit everyday Americans the ability to prosper. Both sides agree on it, and both sides want it. Therefore, it is the easiest word to manipulate. Articles use phrases like “Human Infrastructure” to cloak dramatically less popular socialist programs under the blanket of infrastructure. The phrase “Human Bridges” was used back in 2009 for the same purpose.

While there is indeed funding for infrastructure in the new bill, it encompasses less than half of the $2.6 trillion price tag–and even the spending priorities that are listed as “infrastructure” strain the definition. The rest is overwhelmingly allocated to Clean Energy Tax Credits, Home Care Services, and Job Training–things that didn’t work last time and won’t create many jobs.

The two largest spending areas of Biden’s “infrastructure” bill will not be allocated to infrastructure but left-wing passion projects.

The largest “investment” in this bill ($213 Billion) will be allocated to “Affordable Housing,” which will be used to “produce, preserve, and retrofit more than two million affordable and sustainable places to live.” Essentially, this will allow the government to build low-income apartments in areas traditionally reserved for single-family homes. As President Trump predicted too much derision from the media during the campaign, the left is indeed trying to abolish the suburbs.

The second largest “investment” ($174 Billion) will be made to provide Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentives. This will be used to create 500,000 new charging stations, and the rest will be allocated to EV rebates. This is a massive expenditure, and it’s easy to see how it benefits Tesla drivers, but hard to understand how it will create millions of jobs.  The charging stations will only benefit the less than 1% of individuals who own electric cars, and, even with rebates, most are still prohibitively expensive.  Biden spoke a lot about raising taxes on the rich, but one of his largest spending proposals is an absurd giveaway to the owners of $80,000 electric cars.

Just how dumb do Joe Biden and the Democrats think the American People are?

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

What jobs, Taxes & regulations will KILL jobs alone
Lies, bogus BS games

Phyl
Phyl
3 years ago

He’s like his demoncrat president predecessors, he opens his mouth and the lies tumble out

Randall Keith
Randall Keith
3 years ago

From a dumb old southern, ignorant country boy. Infrastructure jobs created by the government are paid for by the government who has no money but has control of ours. This means all equipment and materials as well as salaries are paid by taxes so we are paying ourselves and doing nothing to help the economy.

jimmimca
jimmimca
3 years ago

It must be remembered that the liberals are the creators of spin doctoring, they can turn a lei into a perceived truth and the truth into a perceived lie! Shovel ready jobs, BS of course, China Joe Biden won the presidency BS of course, the media is not telling the American people how many democrats have been charged with voter fraud and gone to prison because this would allow the American people to see the truth and the media would be hard pressed to prove he won, so quiet is the word of the day for these vermin!

The Rebel
The Rebel
3 years ago

#44 was a very big embarrassment to the presidential office because he is an undocumented racist muslim and spewed political bull$hit every time he opened his mouth and voting morons sucked it all in. However, #46 (illegally) is dumber than a box of rocks and proves this every time he opens his mouth. It ONLY proves how ignorant Delaware voters truly are to have placed this lying J@CK@$$ in political positions for 50+ years !!!!!!!!!

David Spade
David Spade
3 years ago

Lies and half-truths. Right out of the Marxist Democrat playbook. Tell the people that you are going to do something great for them, then let the project just crash and burn. It is the same story with a new cover and a much higher price tag. They get by with the lies because few liberals ever question the real costs associated with the low benefits. It is dangerous for everyone as taxes, prices and stupidity hit all time highs.

Kevin S
Kevin S
3 years ago

As so typically from the Left, they think we are as stupid as their constituents.
It’s their only comparative model. Just as they accuse us of the very attitudes they themselves hold. Since they’re that way, they presume we are too.

Probably the worst recently is racism: They accuse us of it while they demonstrably practice it.
Utterly unbelievable they tout Critical Race Theory as unifying, while its very definition is synonymous with racism.

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
3 years ago

Dumb enough to not be able to do anything about this tyranny that is being invoked on them

Art A
Art A
3 years ago

PATHETIC NO SHOW JOE!! YOUR ADDRESS LOOKED LIKE A CIRCUS ACT. YOU THREW A FISH AND THE SEALS STOOD UP AND CLAPPED THEIR FLIPPERS(NO BARKING BECAUSE OF MASKS). SO LITTLE APPEAL/TV RATINGS. HOW MANY PEOPLE VOTED FOR YOU? ANY JACKBUTT CAN SPEND MONEY. HOW ABOUT LIVING WITHIN A BUDGET? BY THE WAY JOE AND HO, THE GOVERNMENT ISN’T US. THE LEFTISTS ARE CELEBRATING YOUR TRANSITION. I AM NOT.

Rehjr
Rehjr
3 years ago

Your assessment of the faux President is right on. We have to understand the definition of a politic “ poli is many and a tick is a blood sucking insect “.

GKP
GKP
3 years ago

Joe DEMENTIA Biden is a pathetic man leading the liberal loonie party// 100 days seems like 10 years and the idiots who voted for this idiot will pay more taxes than they ever realized. Hope the mid term term elections set the USA back on a TRUMP course and we get rid of Pelosi/Schumer and all the dirt bag politicians like Maxine the DUMB Queen/

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

democrats = liars.
The same failed divisive strategy for 50 years.
Once a liar always a liar!!
jobama has been practicing his lies for 50 on the taxpayers payroll!

Scott E Berg
Scott E Berg
3 years ago

It amazes me that during the last so called reliable poll thirty percent of people actually thought he was doing a good job!?

D.P.
D.P.
3 years ago

Scripture (The Bible) clearly says that Satan is the father of lies, and can only tell lies including half-truths). Should we identify the parties on power as tools of Satan? Let the evidence prevail. All, or practically all we hear from them is half-truths and out right lies. If they are not in league with the Evil One, what other explanation can there be? Many times in human history, people have served as pawns (sometimes unaware) of the promoter of lies (ie.Satan). They have names, Adam and Eve,
Cain, King David, Aaron, Caiaphas, Judas, Peter, Hitler, Stalin, Mao of China, Castro, and dare I say, Obama, Biden, Harris, Psaki, et.al. Granted, not all of them were/are “evil”, but evil dwells in us all….according to our sinful nature. Any one can be tempted and fall to the lies of The Evil One, the world and ourselves. Now I may come off as some kind of religious nut, but the TRUTH is clear. People love to hear what they want to hear. Liars and those lied to share in the responsiblity for the outcome. Search what people say. Check the facts. Study the past. Look for clear definition of terms. Then you will know the lie and the liar, and can take the steps needed to debunk the lie, stop the liar and promote and use the truth. It takes effort. It takes courage. It takes brains. That’s my formula.
See if it works for you. Tell your elected leaders to do the same…..then watch the truth prevail.
D.P.

Willie
Willie
3 years ago

Biden is no better than Hitler.The black and Asian people in America better get ready because they are going to treat you just like Hitler did the jews.They are trying to set it up where they can get to you and murder you.The democrats are communist.

Barbara Ervin
Barbara Ervin
3 years ago

I heard a lot of promises and they sounded great, but let’s face it, they’re undoable and IMO that translates to out and out lies!

RJ from Arizona
RJ from Arizona
3 years ago

Saw poll that said 60% of millennials approve of the job biden is doing and happy with the course the country is taking.
That in itself speaks volumes.

Kathleen Storms
Kathleen Storms
3 years ago

He’s pathetic. People hear the word FREE and they go crazy. Wake up America.

Brenda Bluntdespi
Brenda Bluntdespi
3 years ago

Sadly, all of the money will not be staying in the USA. Since many people are staying home due to no incentive to return to work, where is the money going to come? Perhaps Biden himself will for the bill?!! Biden is trying to turn USA into a socialistic society!!!!!

Ed J
Ed J
3 years ago

This is just another episode of the Joe and the Ho Brain Fart Show. Yes, our Incompetent-and-Chief so-called president IS trying to sell a bill of goods (actually bads!) to the nation. His biggest lie has to do with where all the money will come from to pay for this pork. He talks about soaking the rich and jacking up the income tax rates for corporations, as if this is a nirvana solution.
 
Understand that ALL taxes are paid ONLY by people – PERIOD! Corporations never actually pay any taxes – their customers and clients do by virtue of higher prices for the goods and services they use. So, corporations essentially act only as a middle man by taking the money out of OUR pockets and passing it along to the government.
 
The basis of the Demsheviks’ ideological thinking is near absolute ignorance of economics and how it truly works in the real world. This Beltway Bubble mentality in which the Demsheviks exist will cause serious damage to our nation on so many levels, if allowed to come to fruition. Unless and until Americans understand that there is no such thing as a free lunch, we will continue to be hoodwinked by the likes of Biden as he packages his nonsense to con the people. His blabbering before Congress is only the latest example of this nonsense, idiocy and stupidity being perpetrated against America and all Americans.

PaulE
PaulE
3 years ago

Well Biden will create plenty of jobs alright. Jobs in the federal government as he expands the bureaucracy with massive regulatory expansion and job killing taxes levied against the private sector of the economy, both individuals and businesses, that actually produces the wealth the Democrats seek to destroy. That’s about the only area where we will see any significant growth under any Democrat regime.

As for the majority of Biden’s speech, it was cobbled together from every Democrat trope of the last 50 years and recycled under the banner of being about “green initiatives” and various “social justice” memes the left has been hawking for decades. AOC’s comment that she is “very happy” with Biden’s performance to date should tell you all you need to know about who Biden is blindly following.

All in all, it was yet another national embarrassment for both our allies and enemies to all see, as Biden both denigrated our country and showed he is unable to address the real issues we face. China, Iran, Russia and North Korea all are becoming more emboldened with each passing day. While our allies are frantically racing to shore up their own defenses and economies in light of the fact that the United States is obviously not going to stand up, in any meaningful way, to the threats posed by the enemies of the free world.

Felix
Felix
3 years ago

I hope and pray that this speech will show people who he and the communist democrats and the compliant MSM really are, and how much they hate our nation and the patriots who are trying to save us from them. We are at a tipping point, God help us if they succeed.

Gary1940
Gary1940
3 years ago

Oboy he is gonna tax the super ritch, golly I wonder where the super rich get their money. This 6 trillion is going to come from where it always comes from, your and my pocket.

MyOhMy
MyOhMy
3 years ago

Biden is a liar and a cheat. Every day of his presidency is gut-wrenching for those of us who see what he/his handlers are doing to OUR country. Why would we believe anything he says? How despicable the man is.

Kathy
Kathy
3 years ago

I wonder if anyone else caught his “oops” moment and are offended by it. “We the people” DOES NOT MEAN THE GOVERNMENT! It was written that way to say that the people are the farmers, the restaurant owners, the tavern keepers, the proverbial “John Q Public!” These are the people who expect their representatives to vote in favor of what’s best for them, NOT what’s going to line the reps’ pockets! We need to Tweet, Facebook, Instagram and whatever other social media is used to remind our citizens of that fact!

Barry Courtnay
Barry Courtnay
3 years ago

Sheep versus Wolf’s who do you think will win? As a nation we have become sheep. If you really want to win this war and yes, it is a war against our freedoms, the rights given to us at birth, have been taken away. So lets go back to what we use to do, Stand up and do what’s right and take our country back. Write, call, puts ads in the papers let the (powers to be,) known we are fed up with what they are doing to this great land we call America. If you want what was once ours (that’s to make America great again) Stand up be heard. The left is weak, we can be strong. The time has come to be WOLF’s.

Cliff
Cliff
3 years ago

If a democrat or so called is moving their mouth its BIG FAT LIE an if we have any sense of a brain at all we know we will pay for it and none of the rich or washington bureauro crats will pay one penny. FROM BIDEN AND ALL THE REST OF THE DEMOCRAT/COMMIES NEED TO BE DEPORTED TO A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY AND LIVE WITH THEM .

starmist
starmist
3 years ago

Joe Biden is one finest examples of being a hypocrite of 40 plus years the man was one of the largest bigots in Washington and all of a sudden he’s found a different way. The truth is the man’s just a puppet he’s doing whatever the people behind the scenes that are pulling the strings are telling them to do and if not he’ll be out of office and Harris will be take his place.

BAE
BAE
3 years ago

OMG Joe Biden stands up there, and the lies are unbelievable but I know so many people that believe him and CNN; I am so disappointed in so many people. Biden will DO NOTHING for the American tax payer. Nothing for the average working person. NOTHING!

Mark Thoeny
Mark Thoeny
3 years ago

It will be great, just like Solyndra was going to give everyone a job. They really think we’re stupid.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Nothing more than the same BS by Obama And the other Communist liars!!!

Par
Par
3 years ago

Job promises -right. Just read chicken prices going up because processors can not find help.

Biden doing his best to screw up the business economy.

J. Farley
J. Farley
3 years ago

Seems like he’s been in office 100 years, not a 100 days !!!!!! How will we survive 3 1/2 more years of this brain dead moron. The only positive thing about the Covid 19 Virus, Speaker in name only Pelosi has to wear a mask, that covers her sour puss face !!!!!!

Hal
Hal
3 years ago

The Democrats continue to use the same lame promises and same gussying-up techniques that further their political partisan objectives … but over-all and honestly it is still the same old libtard fantasy fodder. You only have to look back at the overly praised administration of Brainofrock Obama to realize that “shovel ready” is just a trick word to be believed by the weak minded and/or political unsophisticated citizens.

Hal
Hal
3 years ago

You left out abuser of power of his Senate office to swindle foreign nations in support of his family members.

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

Here they go again, useless ,corrupt, lying democrats with their shovel ready jobs,first obama stole billions and produced no jobs, now joebama , the only thing being shoveled by these liars is cow manure!
Sorry you dishonest anti Americans, we’ve already seen this dishonest fleecing of Taxpayers before!

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

2022 better be the time We the People end this communist takeover of America.
Everyone with a D next to their name or who supports this unconstitutional power grab MUST be removed.

Clyde
Clyde
3 years ago

Just one step from becoming a communist country with the help of republicans like Liz Cheney. Where are the republicans with a backbone who do more than run their mouth like Graham and McCarthy. We need more women in the House and the Senate who do have a backbone to stand up to the communist democrat party .

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

Honestly, why would anyone suffer through the lies and communist ideas of an illegitimate, 50 year failed politician and his corrupt band if traitors!
Give me liberty or give me death!
Jobama is a slow death of Freedom

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

At least bye-bye bidens address was short, NO accomplishments ,only more BS democrat failures to blather about!
Cmon joebama…how soon are you leaving!

Karen
Karen
3 years ago

Looks like the people are finally getting it. Didn’t watch Joe but knew exactly what he was going to say which is all a lot of bunk.

Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson
3 years ago

He only knows how to con, why do you think Obama tolerated him for so long. He’s now trying to convince people he spending almost 6 trillion in 100 days is for our own good. Sure, lets see what it will do to our kids and grandkids futures. It’s pathetic at the very least, but more importantly America is waking up to the scam.

Michael Tomaino
Michael Tomaino
3 years ago

Well, I tried very hard to thing of just ONE nice thing to say about bodo biden. All I could come up with, at least that pathetic lying liberal fraud’s speech was short..

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