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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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Michael Tomaino
4 months 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..

Tim Thompson
4 months 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.

Karen
4 months 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.

Garye
4 months 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!

Garye
4 months 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

Clyde
4 months 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 .

Nick Patriot
4 months ago
Reply to  Clyde

Most republicans are worthless traitors like their communist democrat devils. They handed our country over to the commies for slaughter. They are already focusing on the next elections to cheat, steal and control. They have corrupted the DOJ, FBI and the IRS. People who fled the iron curtain always say the commies start out small and just keep turning the screws until they achieve full totalitarianism. Happening before our eyes. Most republicans do and say nothing!

Tim Thompson
4 months ago
Reply to  Nick Patriot

Would seem any communication by Conservative Politicians comes with a request for us to trust them and donate to their campaigns. Seems the mothers milk of campaigning is us giving to them so they can let us down regardless of who it is. I gave the last two election cycles especially in the Trump campaign and for what Liz Cheney is a typical turncoat Republican who literally let us all down.

Tim Thompson
4 months ago
Reply to  Clyde

Liz Cheney somehow drank the Jobama communism Kool-Aid by the quart!

Garye
4 months 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!

Hal
4 months 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.

James
4 months ago

Liar, Plagiarist, touchy, smeller, of children.. typical Democrat.. Uncle Joe needs to be wrapped up in a straitjacket and sent to his homeland, Communist China

Hal
4 months ago
Reply to  James

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

James
4 months ago
Reply to  Hal

you are Correct Hal

J. Farley
4 months 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 !!!!!!

Par
4 months 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.

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Mike
4 months ago

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

Mark Thoeny
4 months ago

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

BAE
4 months 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!

Tim Thompson
4 months ago
Reply to  BAE

Just saw a post where Biden is now flying immigrants into the United States on American Airlines more than likely first class if they sign up to vote Democrat. Seems the left is so out of control where people from the southern border can take a convenient flight instead of having to walk to the border. How’s that for spending taxpayer money. Yuk!

starmist
4 months 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.

Par
4 months ago
Reply to  starmist

The guy is totally clueless

DebS
4 months ago
Reply to  starmist

Yes, he’s clueless because he’s never held a REAL job, just been a career politician for, in his own words, 120 years and a rich one at that. I thought gas taxes were supposed to be used for road repairs, etc., at least that was what we in NJ were told. Yet the road are in terrible condition, like driving on a roller coaster! And all the “free” giveaways he’s talking about, someone, the American taxpayer, will surely pay for these!

Cliff
4 months 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 .

Barry Courtnay
4 months 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.

PapaGrouch
4 months ago
Reply to  Barry Courtnay

Absolutely dead-nuts on bullseye, Barry. And it may well come to more than even that.

Kathy
4 months 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!

DebS
4 months ago
Reply to  Kathy

Yes, I caught that statement, and again, he’s clueless!!! He and his handlers need to to their homework before they put him out on stage to read a teleprompter. We don’t need direction from government, We the People are not stupid. And he can go peddle his vaccine nonsense elsewhere!

MyOhMy
4 months 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.

Gary1940
4 months 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.

Felix
4 months ago
Reply to  Gary1940

Wrong – taxing every person in the country at 100% would not create enough revenue. They will just print and print and print until the dollar will become worthless in the world economy. Stock up on toilet paper NOW!

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