Biden Bits: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

I had a very nice vacation; but being off “work” and still trying to stay “in the know” is hard. Harder than it should be, but there it is.

Anyhoo, it’s October; worse it’s mid-term October. Because of that President Biden’s tweets have turned into mostly campaign tweets. This stresses me out; I like providing context to the tweet. Why he said what he said and some fact-checking too. But campaign tweets–they are just rah rah cheerleader tweets.

So having said that I will continue for now to provide context and fact-checks where I can, but for some I’m just going to take us where ever I feel like it.

President Biden’s Public Schedule for Monday October 10th 2022:

12:10 PMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Out-of-Town Pool
1:55 PMThe President departs New Castle, Delaware en route the White House
Out-of-Town Pool
2:10 PMIn-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
2:50 PMThe President arrives at the White House
South Lawn Open Press

When Halodoc posted the post on Friday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 6 tweets giving him a Friday Tweeting Total of 7 tweets and 0 retweets. Saturday and Sunday’s Tweeting Total is 8 tweets and 0 retweets.

Friday was jobs report day; my least favorite Friday where all sides pretend the President (any of them) are 100 percent responsible for the capitalist economy. It was very strange to be off “work” on jobs report Friday…

According to for September the economy added 263,000 new jobs with the unemployment rate edging down to 3.5 percent. The job gains, as they have been for most of summer now fall, have been gained in leisure and hospitality and in health care.

Is it 10 million jobs added during President Biden’s first term in office?

Sort of.
They count his first month in office as January even though a President is sworn-in mid way through. Also, this time around a lot of jobs weren’t “new” they were jobs coming back online following the coronavirus pandemic.

The YouTube is 25 minutes and 41 seconds long. He begins his remarks at the 3 minute and 20 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: Every single Demogra- — every single Democrat voted for the Inflation Reduction Act.  And every single Republican voted against it.  Not only that — they’re telling us that the number one priority is to repeal — if they win, they’re saying they’re going to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act if they gain control of the Congress. 

President Biden: Just look at today’s jobs report.  Our economy created 263,000 jobs last month.  That’s 10 million jobs since I’ve come into office.  That’s the fastest job growth at any point of any President in all of American history.  Historic progress.

Manufacturing says that National Manufacturing Day is held yearly on the first Friday of October in order to show; students, parents, and the public what modern manufacturing is all about.  The fourth industrial revolution is rapidly changing our world. New advanced manufacturing technologies bring about whole new careers, requiring a skilled workforce interested in pursuing them. From bioengineers, to data analysts to robotics technicians, and all of the operations in between, there is a place for everyone in manufacturing!

The White House posted the following proclamation on October 6th 2022:

 Manufacturing is the backbone of America, powering our economy and building our middle class.  Over the past year and a half, we have been making “Buy American” a reality, not just a slogan, and bringing jobs and companies home.  This year’s National Manufacturing Day comes in the midst of an American manufacturing boom, as we celebrate the strength and resilience of the American worker and recommit to the investments and innovation that will ensure the future is Made in America.

     Throughout the pandemic, even as factories closed and supply chains stalled, American workers showed incredible ingenuity and resolve to keep our country moving forward.  Today, we are experiencing the strongest manufacturing rebound at this point in a presidency in 3 decades, adding 668,000 manufacturing jobs since my Administration began.  Employers have announced $200 billion in new manufacturing investments here since 2021, and manufacturing construction has more than doubled as companies are betting on America again.  But to really guarantee our economic strength and national security, we have to do more by investing in infrastructure, innovation, and our own supply chains to bring prices down and good-paying union jobs home.

     That is why last fall, I signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s roads, bridges, railways, and ports, which will boost demand for American iron, steel, and construction materials.  It is why we are helping to train the workforce of the future — supporting STEM education and tech hubs across the country, pushing companies to partner with community colleges and technical schools, and bolstering Registered Apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship programs funded by the American Rescue Plan.  It is why we are using the Government’s purchasing power to grow the market for American-made goods.  One of the first things I did as President was tighten Federal “Buy American” provisions, raising the amount of required domestic content from 55 percent to 75 percent.  When the Federal Government spends taxpayer dollars, it should spend them on American-made products.

     Meanwhile, we are investing in tomorrow’s biggest industries — clean energy; advanced biotechnology; quantum computing; and semiconductors, the computer chips that power everything from smartphones to dishwashers and cars.  In August, I signed the CHIPS and Science Act, securing significant funding for domestic manufacturing and research and development.  America invented the semiconductor; this law brings it back home — and it is already drawing tens of billions of dollars in private-sector investment and will create tens of thousands of jobs.  I also recently signed the game-changing Inflation Reduction Act, which allocates a record $369 billion to fight climate change, boosting demand for energy-efficient appliances, homes, and cars and creating millions of good-paying clean-energy and clean-manufacturing jobs.

     America is the only Nation in the world that can be defined in a single word:  possibilities.  American manufacturing makes those possibilities real.  Today, on National Manufacturing Day, thousands of manufacturers across the country are opening their doors to give a new generation of students, teachers, and builders a glimpse of the opportunities that a career in modern manufacturing offers.  We stand with them and commit to winning not just the jobs of today but the jobs and industries of tomorrow.  The United States is in a position to outcompete the world once again.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 7, 2022, as National Manufacturing Day.  I encourage all Americans to look for ways to get involved in your community and join me in participating in National Manufacturing Day, and, most importantly, buy American.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
sixth day of October, 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 10/06/2022.

He mentioned National Manufacturing Day in his remarks:

President Biden: This is National Manufacturing Day, and this is starting to mean something again.  National Manufacturing Day, when we celebrate the workers who are the backbone of the economy of this country.  Not a joke. 

He throws us back to Friday’s remarks…

President Biden: Let’s be crystal clear what that means: Republicans take control of the Congress means the power we just gave Medicare to negotiate drug prices goes away.  Gone.  Prices will go back up. 

Saturday’s Tweets:

On October 5th 2022 President Biden traveled to Florida to survey the damage following Hurricane Ian. The YouTube is 21 minutes and 24 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 7 minute and 50 second mark. The video tweeted out is 1 minute and 2 seconds long. The voice-over is taken from his remarks.

President Biden: But, folks, I also want to — Jill and I have had you all in our prayers, and I mean that sincerely.  And we’re here today because we wanted to tell you in person that we’re thinking of you and we’re not leaving.  We’re not leaving until this gets done.  I promise you that.

President Biden: And we’re here today with Governor DeSantis and Senator Rubio and Senator Scott and Congressman Donalds.  You know, today we have one job and only one job, and that’s to make sure the people of Florida get everything that they need to fully, thoroughly recover

President Biden: I’ve instructed my administration to bring — bring every element — I mean every element — of the federal government together to help with the immediate needs and long-term rebuilding.

President Biden: We’re going to help rebuild roads and bridges and public water systems.  We’ve already allocated funding from the Infrastructure Law that I signed to continue making Florida’s power grid more resilient that it is now to ensure that power comes back on faster and reduce the costs of repairs and rebuilding, because there will be more storms.  There will be more storms.

President Biden: And so, folks, look, we have a long road ahead of us, rebuilding entire communities from the ground up.

President Biden: Later, after the television cameras have moved on, we’re still going to be with you.  We’re still going to be moving.  We’re still going to be doing everything we can to try to put your lives back together again

President Biden: The people of Florida, to all of you, we’re in this together.  This is the United States of America.  The United States of America.  (Applause.)  It’s not something else. 

On the sixth of October, President Biden offered remarks on creating jobs from Poughkeepsie, New York. The YouTube is 29 minutes and 17 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 9 minute and 46 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: And to be clear: The CHIPS and Science Act is not handing out blank checks to companies.  I’ve directed my administration — and I want you to listen to this — to be laser-focused on the guardrails that’s going to protect taxpayers’ dollars.  We’ll make sure that companies partner with unions, community colleges, technical schools, and offer training and apprenticeships. 

This was covered already.

I don’t need to cram a bunch of examples where the R’s say the economy is in peril. It isn’t. Inflation is bad, it hurts, but to be fair, this is hurt that we could not government or capitalist our way out of. The reason? We halted a major economic engine, the global economy in fact was halted; not stopped 100 percent completely, but enough that businesses suffered a bunch and now we are paying for it with our wallets.

This is not to say that government spending isn’t part of the problem, it is. It’s just to continue to say that our economy is not 1 thing, it’s so many things that most people, including myself, can’t keep up, with all the spokes in the wheel.

The pandemic by itself isn’t even the whole picture, our government and the European governments kept prices artificially low following the horrible recession of 2008. By doing so, we got use to things being a certain steady price.

Here’s an example:

So I’m a Disneyland goer, prices are already high at any theme park, but recently on some food items in some places in and around Disneyland prices have jumped about 2 or 3 dollars just in the last month or so. But thing is, when you dive beyond the sticker shock you find out that some of those food items hadn’t seen a price increase in over 5 years.

It’s sort of like how the Federal Reserve is now raising interest rates, for years they’ve been low and steady, but at some point (2015, 2016, 2017…) they had to go back up.

This is from his remarks From Friday…

President Biden: We still have a lot of work to do, but we’re building a different economy than before — a better one, a stronger one — not trickle-down economy.  That never helped my family very much in Claymont — “trickle down.”  This is an economy built on building from the middle out and the bottom up, not from the top down. And when that happens, everyone does well.  The poor have a ladder up, the middle class do well, and the wealthy do very well; they’re not hurt at all.

President Biden: Well, look, there’s different ways of looking at our country.  One is to view it from Park Avenue, which says — it helps the very wealthy and maybe it’ll trickle down to everyone else.  If Park Avenue is doing well, we’re all doing well. 

This is from his remarks on Thursday…

President Biden: And it’s going to make sure we lead the world in industries of the future, from quantum computing to artificial intelligence, advanced biotechnology.  Think of the things and the kind of investments we’re going to deliver: vaccines for cancers, cures for HIV, inventing the next big thing that hadn’t even been imagined yet. 

Sunday’s Tweets:

It’s back to Friday’s remarks…

President Biden: My first year in office, we reduced the federal debt by $350 billion — 350.  And this year, we’re reducing it by more than $1 trillion while we’re doing all the things we’re doing.  And allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices is going to reduce it, over the next 10 years, another $300 billion over the next decade.

He spins us back around to Thursday’s remarks…

President Biden: And folks — folks, the future of the chips industry is going to be made in America.  That’s not hyperbole.  That’s a fact.  It’s going to be made in America.  And making these chips in America is going to create new businesses for countless small manufacturers and suppliers into the supply chain that’s going to thrive all because of this law. And many of these good-paying jobs don’t require, as I said, a college degree.  It matters.  All of this is in our economic interest, and it’s in our national security interest as well. 

President Biden has tweeted…

President Biden has tweeted 1 time so far for Monday…

From Thursday’s remarks…

President Biden: And, folks, by the way, just since we’ve been elected, we’ve created 678,000 new manufacturing jobs.  Where — (applause) — and we’re just getting started.  Where is it written that we can’t lead manufacturing in the world?  I don’t know where that’s written.  And that’s one of the things the CHIPS Act is going to change.  A law that’s going to build the future and a proud, proud legacy not only for IBM, but for the country — a legacy of innovation and manufacturing that exists in this region of New York.

From Friday’s remarks…

President Biden: We already created — we’ve already created over 628- — or -38,000 manufacturing jobs just since I’ve been President, because we’re making it happen right here in America.  Companies are investing in America, and we’re all making sure government delivers: the Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act.

As ever my vacation would not be possible without the support of Halodoc covering for me.

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