Biden Bits: She Defined an Era…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

With the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II on Thursday at Balmoral; Biden Bits is going to start out a bit different today.

As the Owl did I’m just going to focus on the political statements.

Former President Bush:

Former President Obama:

Former President **Trump:

**Twice Impeached 45**

Democratic Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer:

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

When Thursday’s post was posted, President Biden had issued 1 tweet. He added just 1 more tweet giving him a Thursday tweeting total of 2 tweets and 0 retweets.

Their full statement:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era.

In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.

She was the first British monarch to whom people all around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection—whether they heard her on the radio as a young princess speaking to the children of the United Kingdom, or gathered around their televisions for her coronation, or watched her final Christmas speech or her Platinum Jubilee on their phones. And she, in turn, dedicated her whole life to their service.

Supported by her beloved Prince Philip for 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II led always with grace, an unwavering commitment to duty, and the incomparable power of her example. She endured the dangers and deprivations of a world war alongside the British people and rallied them during the devastation of a global pandemic to look to better days ahead. Through her dedication to her patronages and charities, she supported causes that uplifted people and expanded opportunity. By showing friendship and respect to newly independent nations around the world, she elevated the cause of liberty and fostered enduring bonds that helped strengthen the Commonwealth, which she loved so deeply, into a community to promote peace and shared values.

Queen Elizabeth II was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy who deepened the bedrock Alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States. She helped make our relationship special.

We first met the Queen in 1982, traveling to the UK as part of a Senate delegation. And we were honored that she extended her hospitality to us in June 2021 during our first overseas trip as President and First Lady, where she charmed us with her wit, moved us with her kindness, and generously shared with us her wisdom. All told, she met 14 American presidents. She helped Americans commemorate both the anniversary of the founding of Jamestown and the bicentennial of our independence. And she stood in solidarity with the United States during our darkest days after 9/11, when she poignantly reminded us that “Grief is the price we pay for love.”

In the years ahead, we look forward to continuing a close friendship with The King and The Queen Consort. Today, the thoughts and prayers of people all across the United States are with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in their grief. We send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, who are not only mourning their Queen, but their dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world.

White House. gov. 09/08/2022.

The White House posted the following Proclamation:

The first two “paragraphs” are taken from the President and First Ladies statement.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch.  She defined an era.

In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.  Queen Elizabeth II led always with grace, an unwavering commitment to duty, and the incomparable power of her example.  She was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy who deepened the bedrock Alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States.  She helped make our relationship special.  The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.  Her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world. 

As a mark of respect for the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.               

White House.gov. 09/08/2022.

President Biden signed the condolence book at the British Embassy.

Queen Elizabeth’s son King Charles III (we are pretty sure that’s his chosen name) issued the following statement:

The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. 

We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.  I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.  

During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.

Royal.UK. 09/08/2022.

Royal.UK has posted an online condolence book for those that might like to sign it.

Queen Elizabeth II was 96 years old.

We now have arrived at:

President Biden’s Public Schedule for Friday, September 9th 2022:

7:30 AMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Joint Base Andrews OverhangOut-of-Town Pool
8:30 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
9:00 AMThe President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn (Gather 8:50 AM – Palm Room Doors)Open Press
9:20 AMThe President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Columbus, Ohio
Joint Base AndrewsOut-of-Town Pool
10:30 AMThe President arrives in Columbus, Ohio
Open Press
12:15 PMThe President delivers remarks on rebuilding American manufacturing through the CHIPS and Science Act at the groundbreaking of the new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility
Open Press
1:35 PMThe President departs Columbus, Ohio en route Dover Air Force Base
Open Press
3:00 PMThe President departs Dover Air Force Base en route Wilmington, Delaware
Out-of-Town Pool
3:20 PMThe President arrives in Wilmington, Delaware
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Licking County, Ohio

The press briefing which was a press gaggle has already happened.

President Biden’s remarks.

President Biden has tweeted 8 times so far for Friday; yeah, I’m disappointed too.

All of the tweets focus on his newly released Economic Blueprint (it’s 58 pages).

Now, just over a year and a half into the Biden-Harris Administration, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Congressional Democrats have set our Nation on a new course. President Biden’s agenda has contributed to the strongest and most equitable economic and labor market recovery in modern history, and catalyzed a resurgence in public investment that will help ensure a strong, innovative, clean energy future that is made in America. Through bold and decisive action, President Biden’s economic agenda laid the foundation for the strongest and most equitable economic recovery in modern history—with over 9.7 million jobs and the fastest decline in the unemployment rate on record, to 3.7 percent. And more Americans applied to start small businesses in 2021 than in any year on record. Together with generational investments in infrastructure, clean energy, and advanced manufacturing, the Biden economic agenda has coupled historic job creation with a long-term strategy to ensure that good jobs of today and tomorrow are created in America.

White House.gov. Introduction pg. 4. 09/09/2022.

The chart is close to this one I found at Business Insider in a post dated August 5th; via Calculated Risk.com., the data was posted on January 2022.

Business Insider removed some colored lines in the image they shared.

In the short amount of time I have had to look, it really is the best match for the information shared in the Presidential chart.

The shared chart appears on pg. 10 of the Economic Blueprint. The color of July 1990 Peak is black in the pdf.

The above is part of the 5-core pillars of the Economic Blueprint. (pg. 5).

  1. Making and Building it in America, by investing in infrastructure, making America the world’s leader in clean energy jobs and innovation, bolstering our manufacturing base, and buying American. President Biden has launched a once-in-a generation effort to invest in America and outcompete every other economy in the world: the most significant upgrade to our nation’s infrastructure in generations, the largest investments in American history to combat climate change and transition to a clean energy economy, and the most significant investment in science, innovation, and industrial strategy in over 50 years.

The above is part of the 5-core pillars of the Economic Blueprint. (pg. 5/6).

  1. Giving Families Breathing Room, by lowering costs and expanding access to affordable
    and high-quality health care, education, child care and long-term care, housing, high-speed internet and other essential needs. To date, President Biden has taken on the drug companies to cut prescription drug costs for millions of Americans by hundreds or thousands of dollars per year. He has enacted policies that helped millions of Americans gain the economic security that comes with having affordable health care—cutting the uninsured rate to an all-time low—while lowering health care costs for millions more. And his Administration has provided targeted student debt relief as part of a comprehensive effort to address the burden of growing college costs and make the student loan system more manageable for working families.

The above is part of the 5-core pillars of the Economic Blueprint. (pg. 6).

  1. Making American Industry More Competitive, Less Concentrated, and More Resilient, by taking on corporate concentration, promoting small businesses and entrepreneurs including minority and women owned businesses, and supporting resilient supply chains. To date, the Biden-Harris Administration has helped make a range of markets more competitive – from ocean shipping to hearing aids – saving consumers money and creating new opportunities for innovators to thrive. The Administration has helped address supply chain disruptions in ports and other logistics, including by reducing congestion at some of our largest ports and getting more truckers on the job. And the Biden-Harris economic agenda helped make 2021 a record year for small business applications.

The above is part of the 5-core pillars of the Economic Blueprint. (pg. 6).

  1. Rewarding Work, Not Wealth, with worker-centric tax reform that ensures the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share, while never raising taxes on households with incomes below $400,000. The Biden-Harris Administration provided critical tax relief to workers and families during the pandemic that Congress should extend, and has now taken several steps forward in delivering a fairer tax code where the largest, most profitable corporations pay their fair share, and wealthy tax cheats cannot evade existing tax law.

The source of the chart I’m guessing; again this was dropped this morning, so search time is limited, seems to come from taking data from the IRS Data Books.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Book is published annually by the IRS and contains statistical tables and organizational information on a fiscal year basis. The report provides data on collecting the revenue, issuing refunds, enforcing the law, assisting the taxpayer, and the budget and workforce.

You can view selected summary graphs, key statistics, and descriptions of the tables and the IRS functions they cover. To download data tables on IRS and taxpayer statistics, visit the relevant section page listed on the left-side navigation

IRS.gov.

The shared chart appears on pg. 56 of the Economic Blueprint.

The end of the introduction:

The Biden-Harris Economic Blueprint details how the Administration’s economic policies will, over time, allow the United States to tackle the longstanding economic challenges that President Biden ran for office to address. It lays out a policy vision that is being implemented in a fiscally responsible manner, with over $1 trillion in deficit reduction this year—the most in any year on record—and substantial deficit reduction associated with the Administration’s long-term investments. While it will take time and there is more work to do—including immediate work to support the U.S. economy’s transition from historic recovery to stable, steady, growth with lower inflation—the Biden-Harris Administration has laid the foundation to begin tackling these decades-long economic challenges and finally deliver an economy that works for working families. With this Blueprint in place, not only will more people have a chance to contribute to our nation’s prosperity, but they will finally and fairly reap the benefits of their work.

White House.gov. Introduction pg. 6. 09/09/2022.

The 5 core pillars of the Economic Blueprint are detailed in full starting at page 7.

This is an Open Thread.

See y’all on Monday.

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