Biden’s Meanderings: Consistency, thy name is NOT Biden!
Biden on Fossil Fuels
Statements by Joe Biden on fossil fuels
February 2020: “We are going to get rid of fossil fuels...we’re going to phase out fossil fuels.”
March 15, 2020: "No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. [It] ends.”
October 19, 2022: “[W]e need to responsibly increase American oil production…let’s debunk some myths here. My administration has not stopped or slowed U.S. oil production; quite the opposite*.
*Biden seems to have forgotten a few of his Administration’s energy initiatives:
- · Canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline;
- · Halting Lease Sales in Alaska’s ANWR;
- · Placing a Moratorium on Drilling on Federal Lands;
- · Rejoining the Paris Climate Accord;
- · Proposing Energy-Inhibiting Budgets;
- · Canceling Oil and Gas Drilling Leases;
- · Initiating Punitive Government Investigations;
- · Restricting Permian Basin Drilling Using Ozone Rules;
- · Imposing Stricter Methane Emissions Rules.
Biden on Gas Prices
October 27, 2022: “Today, the most common price of gas in America is $3.39 — down from over $5 when I took office**.”
**The most common price for a gallon of regular gas on the day he was inaugurated was $2.39.
Biden on Social Security Increase
Recently: Biden claimed, "on my watch, for the first time in 10 years, seniors are getting an increase in their Social Security checks."
Of all people, the New York Times corrected his disinformation: "That increase was the result of an automatic cost-of-living increase prompted by the most rapid inflation in 40 years. Mr. Biden had not done anything to make retirees’ checks bigger.”
“Not done anything?” I beg to differ. Biden can take some credit since he bears a lot of responsibility for the inflation which drove the increase.
Biden on Unemployment
October 2022: Biden claims that September's unemployment rate was the lowest it has been in 50 years at 3.5%.
Actually, it was a tie with three different months during Trump's administration in 2019 and 2020.
Biden on the Deficit and Federal Debt
President Biden said that he has “cut the federal debt in half.”
The federal debt was $27.7 Trillion when Joe Biden took office in January of 2021. Last month, the federal debt exceeded $31 Trillion.
Biden seemed to mix up the debt with the annual deficit; the latter was cut in half between fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2022. However, the primary reason the deficit plummeted was that it had skyrocketed to a record high because of emergency pandemic relief spending that was not renewed. Joe Manchin also deserves some credit for torpedoing $2.2 trillion of Biden’s plans.
A Moody’s Analytics director said, “The actions of the administration and Congress have undoubtedly resulted in higher deficits, not smaller ones.”
Marc Goldwein, senior vice president at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget told CNN (Yes, that CNN) Biden has “done lots of things that have increased deficits…” and has “…passed no pieces of legislation to directly reduce deficits.”
Travels With Xi
Biden said on at least three different occasions, per the Washington Post, "Folks, I spent a lot of time — more time with Xi Jinping than any other head of state. … I’ve traveled 17,000 miles with him,"
A White House official conceded that Biden was traveling to meet Xi and not with him. “This was a reference to the total travel back and forth…for meetings.”
Maybe they were Zooming when they were traveling?
Biden on 2A and Cannons
The Second Amendment was never absolute," Biden said. "You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weapons."
Since we’re a 2A organization, let’s explore this further.
In 1747, largely through the efforts of Benjamin Franklin, a plan was undertaken by local colonists to found companies of “horse, foot and artillery.” These companies were purely volunteer organizations and were armed and equipped at their own expense.
Privateers were privately owned and operated ships that, in the Revolutionary War, captured enemy ships for profit. Their cannons were private property. John Hancock owned some of them.
Until 1903, the Militia Act of 1792 outlined the common militia and how it could be called out. Military historians can point to hundreds of locally raised private units that existed with artillery.
In 1934, under the National Firearms Act, artillery pieces were kept fully legal and free to own, without the federal government getting involved
In 1968, 185 years after the Revolutionary War ended, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act regulated most “destructive devices” with a bore over .50-caliber. This meant that modern artillery were placed under ATF restrictions at that time.
Covering Biden’s Butt
The NY Times tried to give Biden some cover: “Mr. Biden, who at 79 is the oldest president in American history, has a long record of gaffes dating back to when he was a young man. But his misstatements have become more pronounced, and more noticed, now that he has the spotlight of the presidency constantly on him."
In other words, it’s not about his current mental state…he’s always been screwed up. We’re just more aware of it now, so it’s no big deal.
Thomas Paine on Biden?
And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.