Biden Bits: Get Your Booster Shot…

Biden Tweets Christmas Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Wednesday. Photo taken at 8:30 a.m. CA., time.

For Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. This afternoon he will visit Kansas City Area Transportation where he’ll deliver remarks on how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivers by rebuilding roads, and bridges.

The President’s remarks are scheduled for 3:30 D.C., time. That’s 2:30 Kansas City, Missouri time.

President Biden has tweeted 2 times so far for Wednesday…

It’s an 11 second video that shows the evolution of cars…

From the Build Back Better Framework:

Delivers substantial consumer rebates and tax credits to reduce costs for middle class families shifting to clean energy and electrification.
The consumer rebates and credits included in the Build Back Better framework will save the average American family hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs.  These measures include enhancement and expansion of existing home energy and efficiency tax credits, as well as the creation of a new, electrification-focused rebate program.  The framework will cut the cost of installing rooftop solar for a home by around 30 percent, shortening the payback period by around 5 years; and the framework’s electric vehicle tax credit will lower the cost of an electric vehicle that is made in America with American materials and union labor by $12,500 for a middle-class family. In addition, the framework will help rural communities tap into the clean energy opportunity through targeted grants and loans through the Department of Agriculture.

Ensures clean energy technology – from wind turbine blades to solar panels to electric cars – will be built in the United States with American made steel and other materials, creating hundreds of thousands of good jobs here at home.

The Build Back Better legislation will target incentives to grow domestic supply chains in solar, wind, and other critical industries in communities on the frontlines of the energy transition.  In addition, the framework will boost the competitiveness of existing industries, like steel, cement, and aluminum, through grants, loans, tax credits, and procurement to drive capital investment in the decarbonization and revitalization of American manufacturing.


When Biden Bits was posted for Tuesday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 4 tweets giving him a Tuesday Tweeting Total of 5 tweets and 0 retweets.

The 25 second snip features snapshots of President Biden’s visit to the World War II Memorial to mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The voice over is a line from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech the day after the attack; Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 a date which will live in infamy.

I got mine last week. The only difference between this booster shot and the two other shots I received; I got a knot on my arm this time at the injection site. *shrug*

The above is a 1 minute and 20 second clip taken from his remarks Monday, regarding lowering prescription prices…

President Biden: Sa’Ra and Iesha are far, far from being alone.  It’s estimated that 34 million Americans — 10 percent of the population — have diabetes, including more than 1.5 million who have Type 1 diabetes, requiring daily doses of insulin in varying quantities. Remember all of this stress, hardship, suffering, and sacrifice is due to a drug that costs just a few bucks to make. One study found that Americans pay 10 times as much as other countries for insulin.  These price increases are about companies looking to maximize profits and nobody standing up for the patients — nobody with the power to do something about it. It’s enough.  Enough.  Nobody has held the manufacturing — the manufacturers accountable, until now. My Build Back Better bill takes three key steps to lower the costs for families dealing with diabetes. First, we’re going to cap cost-sharing for insulin at $35 per month.  That means you can’t get charged more than 35 bucks at a pharmacy counter for your insulin.  That’s across the board, whether you get health insurance through your private policy, the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, or through Medicare.  Nobody is going to pay more than $35 each month for insulin.

I learned something new today, or maybe this is the first time?–I doubt it’s the first time; the White House posted the above clip to YouTube…

The above was posted on December 3rd, 2021. It focuses on this quote from President Biden the week before the new unemployment rate number was announced; We’ve made historic progress over the last 10 months. Unemployment is down to 4.6%, two years faster than everyone expected. When we started at this job, it was over 14%.

Daniel Dale says:

Facts FirstBiden was wrong in two ways here. First and most importantly, his phrasing created the inaccurate impression that the unemployment rate was over 14% when he “started at this job” as president. In fact, the unemployment rate in January 2021, the month he was sworn in, was 6.3%; it had not been above 14% since April 2020. Second, while the unemployment rate has fallen faster under Biden than some experts had expected, he exaggerated when he said the 4.6% rate was achieved two years faster than “everyone” expected. It happened roughly one year faster than the Federal Reserve had projected in December 2020.


A White House official, who responded to CNN’s questions on condition of anonymity, said that when Biden spoke about unemployment being above 14% “when we started at this job,” he was referring to the peak of the pandemic, not the start of his presidency.

But this section of Biden’s speech was focused on the achievements of his administration over the past 10 months. He certainly didn’t make it clear that, for this particular claim, he was reaching back to a starting point during the last year of the Trump era.

As for Biden’s claim about the 4.6% rate being achieved “two years faster than everyone expected”: “Everyone” was too strong. The Federal Reserve, for one, projected in December 2020 that the unemployment rate would average less than 4.6% — 4.2%, to be precise — in the fourth quarter of 2022. (The Federal Reserve projection is a median of projections from Federal Reserve Board members and Federal Reserve Bank presidents.)

The White House official said Biden was referring to how the 4.6% rate had been achieved two years faster than the Congressional Budget Office had projected. But Biden said “two years faster than everyone expected,” not “two years faster than the Congressional Budget Office expected.”

CNN. 12/03/2021.

The daily briefing will be held on Air Force One.

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