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Biden’s 4 Worst Wastes of 2023

Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2023
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Americans are strongly dissatisfied with the direction of the country and the economy. According to Gallup, just 19% of the public is satisfied with how things are going, compared with 80% who aren’t. Incredibly, consumer sentiment is lower now than it was during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. It’s easy to see why. Inflation remains elevated above pre-pandemic levels, meaning that real weekly earnings are down by more than 4% since January 2021. Rising interest rates have caused the median mortgage payment to double over the same period. In a good economy, hardworking Americans steadily get ahead as income gains outpace inflation. That hasn’t been the case since Joe Biden entered the White House. One of the key factors behind higher inflation and interest rates is excessive federal spending, especially Washington’s $7.5 trillion spending spree that flooded the economy with cash starting in 2020. The combination of high debt and interest rates have caused federal interest payments to increase 65% in a single year. In this environment, it would make sense for the Biden administration to look for ways to reduce deficit spending. However, the administration has instead gone out of its way to bend (or break) the law, use funds in ways Congress didn’t intend, and waste taxpayer dollars on boondoggles. These are just four examples from 2023.

1. ‘Hoarding’ Scam for Slush Fund

In 2021, Democrats passed a $1.9 trillion spending package that was promoted as a response to the pandemic, but was really focused on handouts to left-leaning special interests. One of these special interests is state and local governments, which received a $350 billion slush fund. Since they didn’t actually need the money, governments got creative and wasted much of it on golf coursestourism, food stamps for the rich, bonuses for government workers, a pickleball complex, and much more. Even after all that, there are still tens of billions of dollars remaining. Unspent (“hoarded”) funds were set to expire in 2024, based on language in the funding bill. However, the Biden administration swooped in with a rule (published late on a Friday to obscure it from notice) that would change basic spending terms in a way that gives governments more time to select boondoggles and handouts. It could cost a staggering $1,200 per household. That’s a massive violation of federal order in several areas. Some in Congress are rightly pushing back— notably, Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo., who is demanding answers from the Treasury Department over its egregious action. One can only hope Congress will assert itself and stop this inflationary scam in its tracks.

2. More Student Loan Scheming

In June, the Supreme Court shot down the Biden administration’s attempt to cancel $430 billion in student loan debt based on a blatantly dishonest twisting of a law passed to help veterans. Undaunted, the administration has used a series of underhanded and extralegal tactics to force taxpayers to cover the full cost of other people’s degrees. Those include arbitrary delays in repayments, slightly different debt cancellations, and debt “forgiveness” for privileged government workers. That brings the total cost of the administration’s student loan shenanigans to $132 billion, or more than $1,000 for every household in the country—all for a very obvious political goal. Defunding federal handouts and subsidies to academia would help to undo the budgetary damage of the administration’s actions, while also placing a cost on the radical agenda of many of those institutions.

3. Mass Purchases of COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids

Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has largely receded into the background as deaths and hospitalizations have plunged from 2020-2021 levels, and the fact children in general are at much lower risk of severe infection than adults, the Biden administration is still obsessed with pushing vaccinations for young children. That was evidenced in September, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finalized an order for 20 million pediatric COVID-19 shots at a cost of $1.7 billion. There is simply not enough evidence on the effectiveness of vaccines for young children to justify such a huge purchase, several times larger than the number of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines administered to date. Since most of the shots will likely sit on shelves indefinitely, this appears to be more of an exercise in boosting corporate welfare than public health.

4. Colluding for Climate Corps

In 2021, Democrats were working on a second massive spending package that included an array of “Green New Deal” gewgaws. One of these proposals was a Climate Corps that would hire waves of environmentalists on top of already existing bureaucracies for federal lands, forests, and pollution control. Congress ultimately left the Climate Corps on the cutting-room floor, but the Biden administration has unilaterally revived it to the tune of more than 20,000 positions. While the plan didn’t come with a firm price tag, so many new federal jobs (with fringe benefits) would cost billions of dollars per year at minimum. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., has introduced legislation to defund the thinly disguised jobs program for environmental activists. This isn’t the first time the administration has created a huge environmental program out of whole cloth. In 2022, it rolled out a $3.1 billion “climate-smart” slush fund through the Department of Agriculture without proper authorization from Congress.

Federal Overspending Risks America’s Future

With elevated inflation, a $34 trillion national debt, and major programs such as Social Security and Medicare rapidly hurtling toward bankruptcy, the nation’s leaders should be looking for opportunities to bring deficits down, rather than openings to loot the Treasury for political gain. Sadly, the Biden administration and too many members of Congress have shown time and again that they have no intention of using hard-earned taxpayer dollars responsibly. Reprinted with permission from The Daily Signal by David Ditch.
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Casey C Matt
Casey C Matt
4 months ago

You wanna see a hoarding scam where funding is concerned? Look at Ukraine. Ever wonder why all those chubby politicians seem intent on making the trip to Ukraine? You think its to kiss Zelenskys ring? Nah, its checking up on investments.
Someone with more money than I should demand that every member of Congress throw open their full financial books. Lets see who/what makes up their investment portfolios and check them against legislation each has supported.
And perhaps before the elected thieves in DC allow themselves to send further funding to Ukraine allowing them to send ever more of their population into the Russian meatgrinder, let the Impeachment Inquiry uncover data to discover just how much Ukraine funding is going to “the big guy”.
Personally I am sick to death of having my tax dollars go to fund the yacht accounts of Oligarchs in the Nazi supporting tyranny that is Ukraine governance.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

Why hasn’t this character been impeached yet or his rotten son in jail?? Disgraceful..

Dave
Dave
4 months ago

I don’t know why the Republican’s aren’t screaming about this imbecile and his ridiculous spending. It must be Obama using Biden as the scape goat to push through his plan for the destruction of America, and it seems to be working. And, as usual, government moving at a glacial speed doing nothing to solve anything. If you don’t think now is the time for Donald Trump, you aren’t paying attention. I’m sorry he’s so obnoxious, but he get’s stuff done that no one else can.

Sue Hatchett
Sue Hatchett
4 months ago

This President and all his adminstration are sucking all the life out of us.
Pray for 2024 or we are Doomed

Blsp Miller
Blsp Miller
4 months ago

I wouldn’t trust Biden with a sidewalk lemonade stand.

Barbara
Barbara
3 months ago

Biden has no idea where is is but is totally brain washed and controlled by Obama and his radical associates. Now I understand how Hitler was able to take control. Pure evil has taken over. Our Republicans are powerless. Pray and fight! Trump was our only hope.

Franklin Werkheiser
Franklin Werkheiser
3 months ago

You only list 4 wastes when the reality is that EVERYTHING, he’s done have been Corrupt wastes. His whole presidency has been a Corrupt Scam starting with the 2020 RIGGED ELECTION which We the People WILL NOT EVER FORGET nor LET GO OF. It’s also a FACT that Obama has been running the country from the start because how can a Demented Fool like Biden, who can’t make a sentence nor read a simple sentence spelled out for him on a teleprompter nor can he walk without stumbling and falling in his face even be considered running the country and make decisions himself. Besides everything being done is just as Obama did in his 8 Illegal years. Thought we forgot about the Illegal Birth Certificate which like the rigged 2020 election was also proven to be a FACT. The whole 3 years have been nothing more than scam wastes to steal money from the taxpayers which is all part of America becoming the next socialist or communist state and we are 3/4 of the way there. A rigged 2024 election will officially put us there.

Nancy
Nancy
3 months ago

Lest we forget his debacle in Afghanistan. 13 dead American soldiers, countless American citizens left behind, $$$$$ and equipment abandoned.

JML
JML
3 months ago

You left out his worstt waste of all: Hunter Biden!

Cliff
Cliff
4 months ago

Don’t worry Biden will be relected the same way as 2020 where in AZ there were more votes than registered voters.

anna hubert
anna hubert
4 months ago

Everything he touches ends up in disaster

Kathleen Phillips-Hellman
Kathleen Phillips-Hellman
3 months ago

By far the biggest waste in the Biden administration is the fact that he, his puppetmaster SOBama, and the RINOs and Damnocraps are wasting oxygen as they destroy our country and contribute to their “climate change” scam.

Galynn
Galynn
3 months ago

It is called ‘money laundering’. Taxpayer money given directly to Democrat donors who in turn pay the politicians who provided this bounty who in turn provide more money to the donors.

Terry Brinker
Terry Brinker
3 months ago

Is someone challenging the latest student loan forgiveness approval from Joe? It’s unconstitutional.

Don
Don
3 months ago

Biden is the biggest waste to humanity.

Theresa Coughlin
Theresa Coughlin
3 months ago

How on earth did you narrow down the waste to just four examples?

Terry
Terry
4 months ago

All this information can be read online, yet Biden gets by with these scams,

James 414
James 414
3 months ago

biden Hates the United States as much as obama does. biden should be impeaced for Aid and Comfort to enemies of the United States. Open Borders, Fentanyl, Selling America to China, Money laundering ETC ETC ETC. Biden is the Insurrectionist ..Then there is v.p. Camela or whatever her name is.

Michael Nugent
Michael Nugent
4 months ago

How do we let this happen. Must find away to rescind this.who’s watching the store.????

John Van Tronk, Jr.
John Van Tronk, Jr.
3 months ago

At what point will the Republican States become our own country. We would be better off.

Pat R
Pat R
3 months ago

I can’t believe Congress (who supposedly holds the purse strings) doesn’t come down hard on Biden & his administration when they increase spending and the national debt for boondoggles.
Years ago Congress delegated a lot of their responsibility for spending decisions to the administrative state claiming the various departments knew more about the needs than Congress. And again, it is the taxpaying citizens who bear the consequences of Congressional dereliction of duty. This dereliction of duty has to stop!! All spending decisions need return to Congress to force them to DO THEIR JOB for which they were voted into office.
Question is, who can/will do that, other than Congress itself?

NIcholas Elder
NIcholas Elder
3 months ago

I hope our country survives Biden’s last year of presidency! He is intent in destroying our country. GOP, please start the impeachment process ASAP!

James
James
3 months ago

The way Hunter treated the House of Representatives recently was disrespectful saying he didn’t have to talk to them (at least) and he came into the Capitol through a different entrance.
Had this been the son of any elected Republican the drive by media would have had a news team that morning covering that entrance and security guards escorting the son to where he was supposed to be that day.

Linda
Linda
3 months ago

Going all electric will destroy our
economy which is what Biden wants!
He is doing everything he can to bankrupt
Americans. This is his goal! I believe
there will be a revolution soon by the
American people! Many more of us
than the communist elites! Do not buy from
China, refuse to use big tech industry,
do not get vaccines-useless, stop supporting
industry that want to control us!!!

Wayne
Wayne
3 months ago

It’s very plain to see why Sleepy Joe chose Harris as his VP. She must give the best BJs!!

Pcar
Pcar
3 months ago

What future?

Rich
Rich
3 months ago

Why wasn’t the southern border a “waste” on your list? The amount of funding and waste from all the illegals infiltrating our country is a “waste” that will take decades to recover from. The Biden administration is a colossal waste. 2024 can’t come soon enough to throw these amateur clowns out of office along with all the RINO’s that have supported them.

Thomas
Thomas
3 months ago

Biden is a straw man,controlled by the far left. It’s cruel how he is drugged and treated!

John wyoming
John wyoming
3 months ago

I see where “kids” in Californication are suing over the climate. I have a fix for them. All gasoline sales are stopped and no electricity coming from coal or natural gas plants is used anywhere in the state.

Robin W Boyd
Robin W Boyd
3 months ago

What our more liberal minded citizens don’t seem to be able to understand is that all of the money that has been wasted, scammed and stolen by government agencies is “OUR” money through taxation that deserves another revolution. A major reason for government agencies wanting to take away our ability to arm ourselves.

KMo
KMo
3 months ago

They didn’t mention oxygen.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
3 months ago

Who’s Biden think he is? The CLINTONS?

Mad in Georgia
Mad in Georgia
3 months ago

Tax season is right around the corner. Don’t file. Take away the money ????. They can’t get us all.

jjr
jjr
3 months ago

if business kept books and ran like any government unit local school up the business would be shut down and executives and or owners would be in prison

crouchaa
crouchaa
3 months ago

A fifth waste would be the holiday tap dancing venue at the white house, with a professional dancing company …

Monica
Monica
3 months ago

I cannot think of one positive comment to post for Biden and his den of thieves and misfits. He has always been a Narcissist, plagiarist and liar. I believe the Republican candidates and/or news to speak about the harm that is done when someone votes for a candidate , do no vote for them strictly because they are pro abortion, pro union, etc. but these voters need to look at all aspects this candidate will bring to our country and citizens needs. The candidate needs to follow the laws, keep our citizens and county safe, be hard on crime, shut down the border, etc.
That being said, This is concerning the debt incurred by this administration. The war between Ukraine and Russia has me wondering if the support/money is being money laundered to some of this administration. My heart goes out to all of those affected by tragedy but Zelenskyy has no problem dictating what he needs instead of asking. The Ukraine is not the most reputable country and since there was money moving from them to the Biden family questionable. How much is Biden getting from this ……..the Big Guy and his son? I believe we must stand by Israel. Do we have enough military weapons and military to protect ourselves? Biden just stated he needed more money for the border FOR WHAT? He had money he should have used for the border and more.
It should not be up to us citizens’ taxes to pay for those here illegally or for student loans. How many will actually finish college. One person admitted they had not paid on their loan as of yet.
Meanwhile the king remains in the castle and we serfs continue to suffer.

LibertarianJim
LibertarianJim
3 months ago

When Congress allows unlimited pet project additions to 5000 page budget bills that none of them read before voting, out of control spending is a certainty. Passing the buck to the bureaucratic lifers by allowing these political hacks to “interpret” vague “concept laws” means that we don’t really vote for the policy makers! And the great majority of reps and senators like it that way so they can coast along collecting big salaries for little real work, their time spent mostly campaigning to keep their cushy jobs and fancy offices without taking any responsibility. Time is long past for TERM LIMITS for all these blood suckers!

Michael
Michael
3 months ago

the Globalist left in America thinks that their prize for dragging our Free Market, Free Speech and Free Choice country into the dung pile, will be an endless position at the table of No Responsibility. Sort of like aging Rock Stars Money for Nothing and your chicks for Free” just a drop in the Global bucket. I wonder if they can lie, cheat and steal in 150 languages.

Jackie
Jackie
3 months ago

If Joe gets his 10% off the top for all of these scams, he is definitely sitting prettier than I am!!! Our politicians sit in Washington D.C. making laws that we, as the average, ordinary citizen, know nothing about!! They spend our money and we really have no idea where it goes!!! There is a huge lack of accountability here!! They misnomer bills like the Reduce Inflation Act that had absolutely nothing to do with reducing inflation but more to the Democrat’s Green New Deal!!!
As for the student loan forgiveness, it has been stated over and over again that Joe doesn’t have the authority to proceed with any such plan and yet he has put out several plans hoping that we will all tire of hearing about it and it will quietly go through!! That is a blatant refusal to abide by the Constitution!!!! Joe should be impeached on that alone!!!
The Democrats entire Covid plan was a bunch of control crap!!!
We cannot allow slush funds to exist!! They allow politicians to push their agenda without the public knowing many times!!! The elite of Washington D.C. and the elite of the environmental communities have invested in companies that are set to profit from the sale of electric everything!!! And how better for them to make more money than by mandating the American public purchase their products!!! SCAM or DOWN RIGHT THIEVERY???
Overspending has always been an issue with Democrats!!! The elite Democrats are all extremely wealthy so they never feel the repercussions of their actions but we do!!! Listening to these ridiculous justifications for all of the spending while they are personally raking in the money for themselves is despicable but our reality for now but I can’t imagine things staying this way for long!!!

Jan
Jan
3 months ago

Biden and his fellow Democrats are pushing the USA over the cliff
and the Republicans with exception off some are letting it happen, even though 65% of Americans are following Republicans, unreal

Ken J
Ken J
3 months ago

Nothing matters as we will all be dead in a few years from extreme climate change according to John Kerry and Al Gore.

Ken J
Ken J
3 months ago

The climate scam is the worst rip off in modern American history.

Roger
Roger
3 months ago

All it comes down to is, Blackmail of Joe Biden.

JAMES CARLYLE
JAMES CARLYLE
3 months ago

I think the latest approval rating polls define the source of the problem–the management or lack thereof-it is blatantly obvious

Rik
Rik
4 months ago

Where’s your factual proof Comrade! . . . None huh! Just baseless accusations!

Rik
Rik
4 months ago

Comrade, Jackass Joe Biden WILL go down in American History as the WORST PRESIDENT EVER! . . . Because HE EARNED IT!

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