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President Biden’s Public Schedule for Halloween Monday

7:00 AM Out-of-Town Pool Call Time
Biden Residence, Wilmington, DE Out-of-Town Pool
8:00 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Biden Residence, Wilmington, DE Closed Press
9:05 AM The President departs New Castle, Delaware en route New York, New York
New Castle National Guard Base Out-of-Town Pool
9:50 AM The President arrives in New York, New York
John F. Kennedy International Airport Open Press
10:00 AM The President departs John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport Out-of-Town Pool
10:15 AM The President arrives at Wall Street Landing Zone
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, NY Out-of-Town Pool
11:00 AM The President and The First Lady attend a private memorial service
New York, NY Closed Press
12:00 PM In-Town Pool Call Time
The White House In-Town Pool
12:55 PM The President and The First Lady depart Wall Street Landing Zone
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, NY Out-of-Town Pool
1:20 PM The President and The First Lady depart New York, New York en route Joint Base Andrews
John F. Kennedy International Airport Out-of-Town Pool
2:10 PM The President and The First Lady arrive at Joint Base Andrews
Joint Base Andrews In-Town Travel Pool
2:20 PM The President and The First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route the White House
Joint Base Andrews In-Town Travel Pool
2:40 PM The President and The First Lady arrive at the White House
North Grounds In-Town Travel Pool
5:15 PM The President and The First Lady host local children of firefighters, nurses, police officers, and members of the National Guard at the White House for trick-or-treating
South Lawn Open Press

The Halloween event is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. D.C., time.

When the post was posted for Friday, President Biden had tweeted 6 times. He added 7 tweets giving him a Friday Tweeting Total of 13 tweets and 0 retweets.

The 42 second video snip was taken from remarks he gave on October 26th 2022 regarding actions the Admin were taking to protect consumer from “junk” fees. The YouTube is 15 minutes and 49 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: Second, my administration is also making clear: Surprise overdraft fees are illegal.  Listen to how those fees work.  And some of — you all know this I mean, because you know from your everyday lives.  But you pay a bill, and you double check your bank account to make sure, before you write the check, that you have enough in your account to cover it.  You’ve gotten the money, so you go ahead and you pay. Then it turns out your balance wasn’t up to date because your bank was slow in processing other charges.  And by the time the bank gets around to setting — settling the transaction, you’ve overdrawn your account.  You’re charged an overdraft fee that runs around $35 each time. It’s not your fault.  The bank screwed up.  You didn’t; the bank did.  You had a positive balance when you paid the bill.  It’s just simply wrong.  And today, my administration is making clear it’s also illegal.

Similar remark quote to tweet text can be found in remarks he gave on October 21st 2022 regarding the “historic deficit reduction”. The YouTube is 13 minutes and 8 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: Now, listen to me closely: Congressional Republicans love to call Democrats “big spenders,” and they always claim to be for less federal spending. But let’s look at the facts. The federal deficit went up every single year in the Trump administration, every single year he was President. It went up before the pandemic. It went up during the pandemic. It went up every single year on his watch, the Republican watch.

“My predecessor” appears once in his remarks:

President Biden: Put it all together and the Republican plan would add about $3 trillion to the deficit — $3 trillion. That’s their plan. That’s what they did under my predecessor, and that’s what they intend to do again. Adding another $3 trillion to the deficit is reckless, it’s irresponsible, and it would make inflation worse.

“Give me a break” does not appear in his remarks.

The remark quote to tweet text can be found in remarks he gave on October 27th 2022, celebrating Micron’s plan to invest in CHIPS manufacturing in New York. The YouTube is 1 hour and 16 minutes long. The President spoke from the 8 minute and 31 second mark. He ended his remarks at the 39 minute and 39 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: The previous President made a string of broken promises in places like Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, where promised investments and jobs in manufacturing never materialized but layoffs and shuttered factories did materialize.  On my watch, we’ve kept our commitments.  On my watch, “Made in America” is just a — it isn’t just a slogan, it’s a reality.  Made in America.  (Applause.)  

Semi-related to his remarks regarding the “historic deficit reduction”.

President Biden: Good morning. I ran for President to rebuild the backbone of the middle class — this country — that’s the backbone — to build an economy from the bottom up and the middle out and for — make sure the economy was stronger than it was before the pandemic.

“Trickle-down” appears three times in his remarks:

President Biden: And they’re doing everything they can to get gas pri- — we’re doing everything we can to keep gas prices down, and the Republicans are against it all. And it’s all part of the trickle-down mentality that says, “It doesn’t matter what’s happening on Main Street as long as Wall Street is feeling good.”

President Biden: Its mega MAGA trickle-down. Mega MAGA trickle-down — the kind of policies that have failed the country before and will fail it again. It’ll mean more wealth to the very wealthy, higher inflation for the middle class. That’s the choice we’re facing. That’s why I think that we’re going to do just fine.

Back to his remarks celebrating the Micron investment:

President Biden: This country lost over 180,000 manufacturing jobs under the last guy that had this job.  We’ve created 700,000 manufacturing jobs on my watch, adding manufacturing jobs at a faster rate than in 40 years.  (Applause.) 

The above appears in part in remarks he gave on September 27th 2022 regarding the Inflation Reduction Act and medicare. The YouTube is 23 minutes and 13 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

“Big Pharma” appears five times in his remarks.

President Biden: For example, we pay more for prescription drugs than any other advanced nation in the world.  And there’s no good reason for it.  For years, many of us have been trying to fix this problem.  But, for years — for years, Big Pharma has stood in the way. Not this year.  This year, the American people won, and Big Pharma lost.  (Applause.) For years, there had been no check on how high or fast Big Pharma can raise drug prices.  But thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, that ends now.  Now, if Big Pharma tries to raise drug prices faster than inflation, they’ll be penalized and they have to rebate the money to Medicare.

President Biden: Look, after years of Big Pharma blocking it, Medicare will finally get the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices.  Seniors will see their out-of-pocket costs for
prescription drugs be limited — as this comes into full force — to $2,000 a year.  (Applause.)  No senior will have to pay more than — on Medicare — pay more than $2,000 for all their prescriptions, whether it’s cancer drugs or anything else.

Twitter users added “context” to the above. Problem is the “context” isn’t shareable here. 🙄

Reuters said on August 11th 2022:


The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that the new tax will add around $222 billion to U.S. government coffers over the next 10 years, down from a previous projection of $313 billion after last-minute changes to the bill. It will apply to companies with more than $1 billion in “book income,” the profits they report to shareholders before the effects of tax deductions and credits.


The tax would likely apply to around 150 of the world’s largest companies, according to a Joint Committee on Taxation analysis. These include large pharmaceutical companies and major corporations like Amazon (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Nike Inc (NKE.N), according to several think tanks that support the new tax. Amazon declined to comment on a potential tax increase. Apple, Exxon Mobil and Nike did not respond to requests for comment.

Reuters. 08/11/2022.

The Congressional Research Service link, links to 3 page PDF that says in part: The minimum tax would apply to corporations with $1 billion or more in average annual earnings, calculated over a three-year period, in any of the previous three years. In the case of U.S. corporations that have foreign parents, it would apply only to income earned in the United States of $100 million or more, calculated over a three year period (and apply when the international financial reporting group has income of $1 billion or more). It would apply to a new corporation in existence for less than three years based on the earnings in the years of existence.

The third link shared for context is a rating from the Washington Post “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler.

Lenny shared with me the “context” adding and we discussed the way the system might be abused at the time I noted the source material for where President Biden got the information he used was not included. However, it was originally included just posted last and I missed it.

The source of the claim comes from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. In April of 2021 they published a report that says in part: At least 55 of the largest corporations in America paid no federal corporate income taxes in their most recent fiscal year despite enjoying substantial pretax profits in the United States. This continues a decades-long trend of corporate tax avoidance by the biggest U.S. corporations, and it appears to be the product of long-standing tax breaks preserved or expanded by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) as well as the CARES Act tax breaks enacted in the spring of 2020.

He tweeted a bunch on Saturday and less on Sunday; cause I’m behind the time-clock, again, it’s a feature not a bug. We are gonna try and breeze right on through Saturday and Sunday’s tweets…

Saturday there were 8 tweets. Sunday there were 7 tweets giving him a Weekend Tweeting Total of 15 tweets…

I do hope the tweeting slows down after the mid-terms. I still really hate Presidential Tweets…

Saturday’s Tweets:

Gas Buddy Guy says:

Heard it before. Jobs Report Friday is this coming Friday…

Lady Snark showed us the two Republican plans for our “economy” if they retake the House. One was released in February the other released in September.

From his remarks on the “historic deficit reduction”.

President Biden: Today, my administration announced that this year the deficit fell by $1.4 trillion — the largest one-year drop in American history — $1.4 trillion decline in the deficit. Let me repeat that: the largest-ever decline in the federal deficit.

President Biden: Put it all together and the Republican plan would add about $3 trillion to the deficit — $3 trillion. That’s their plan. That’s what they did under my predecessor, and that’s what they intend to do again. Adding another $3 trillion to the deficit is reckless, it’s irresponsible, and it would make inflation worse.

Vote Blue!

His full statement:

Jill and I send our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in Seoul. We grieve with the people of the Republic of Korea and send our best wishes for a quick recovery to all those who were injured. The Alliance between our two countries has never been more vibrant or more vital – and the ties between our people are stronger than ever. The United States stands with the Republic of Korea during this tragic time.

White 10/29/2022.

This one got another “context” added from Twitter users… (PBS from Indianapolis) says not every American will be helped with the insulin cap. That’s true, the R’s removed the portion of the bill that would cap insulin nationally. Those on Medicare will benefit from the insulin cap.

Market Watch says similar to Indianapolis PBS; The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was poised to pass in the House of Representatives on Friday, after clearing the Senate the weekend before. The good news for millions of seniors on Medicare is that the bill caps out-of-pocket drug costs at $2,000 a year, including a $35 price cap on insulin copays. Considering one in three Medicare beneficiaries has diabetes, and more than 3.3 million of them use insulin, this cap can ease the financial burden of diabetes treatment for millions of people.

There has been remarks added to his public schedule for Halloween:

4:30 PMThe President responds to reports over recent days of major oil companies making record-setting profits even as they refuse to help lower prices at the pump for the American people
Roosevelt Room

No live feed posted so far for the above addition to his schedule.

There is finally a live feed…

Sunday’s Tweets:

Most of them are just campaign tweets rah-rah vote blue!


NPR says that the crush from the crowd celebrating Halloween in Seoul has left at least 150 people dead and 130 injured.

In the hours since a devastating crowd surge in South Korea’s capitol claimed the lives of more than 150 people, details have begun to emerge that emphasize just how chaotic the scene was.

Authorities say that in addition to the dead there are more than 130 others injured, many of whom were young adults in Seoul’s Itaewon neighborhood. The popular district in Seoul was hosting Halloween celebrations that drew around 100,000 people when the crowd surge began. Many were attempting to gather in a narrow alley filled with bars and restaurants, according to local media.

NPR. 10/30/2022.

A bar owner who did not give his name to reporters said that they tried to help by opening their doors, but given their location at the end of the crush of people it was too late.

The man, who declined to give his name to reporters, said they would ordinarily not let minors into their club, but they opened their doors to try to save lives.

“But even after we did that, there were people collapsed at the entrance, and some passed out,” he added. “We tried to rescue them, but our club was at the end of the surge and there were already three or four layers of people piled on, so we couldn’t.”

He said his inability to help people “keeps haunting me, and pains me.”

NPR. 10/30/2022.

At least two American’s were among the victims according to the U.S. embassy in Seoul: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives last night, to include two young Americans celebrating alongside their Korean friends and others from around the world,” U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Philip Goldberg said in a statement.

NPR said that one of those killed was a university student; One of those individuals who died was University of Kentucky student Anne Gieske, the school announced Sunday. Gieske was a junior nursing student from Northern Kentucky who was studying in South Korea as part of an education abroad program. Two other students and a faculty member, who are also in South Korea for the semester, were contacted and are confirmed to be safe, the university said.

His full statement:

I send my congratulations to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his election to be the next president of Brazil following free, fair, and credible elections. I look forward to working together to continue the cooperation between our two countries in the months and years ahead.

White 10/30/2022

Reuters said this morning: Brazil’s outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro had on Monday yet to concede defeat in the presidential election, raising fears the far-right nationalist might contest the victory of his leftist rival, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The election results; The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) declared Lula won 50.9% of votes, against 49.1% for Bolsonaro. Lula’s inauguration is scheduled for Jan. 1.

President Biden has tweeted…

He has tweeted 1 time so far for Monday. YAY!

Still campaign tweeting.

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Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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