It’s Mid-Term Election Eve Monday.
President Biden’s Public Schedule for Mid-term Election Eve Monday…
|9:30 AM||The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing|
The White House Closed Press
|1:45 PM||In-Town Pool Call Time|
The White House In-Town Pool
|1:45 PM||Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre|
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
|3:15 PM||Out-of-Town Pool Call Time|
Stakeout Location Out-of-Town Pool
|4:00 PM||The President participates in virtual receptions for the Democratic National Committee|
The White House In-Town Pool
|5:45 PM||The President and The First Lady depart the White House en route Bowie, Maryland|
South Lawn Open Press
|5:55 PM||The President and The First Lady arrive in Beltsville, Maryland|
James J. Rowley Training Center, Beltsville, MD Out-of-Town Pool
|7:00 PM||The President and The First Lady participate in a rally for gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore and the Democratic Party|
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD Out-of-Town Pool
|8:25 PM||The President and The First Lady depart Bowie, Maryland en route the White House|
James J. Rowley Training Center, Beltsville, MD Out-of-Town Pool
|8:35 PM||The President and The First Lady arrive at the White House|
South Lawn Open Press
As it’s Mid-term Election Eve Monday I’m changing things up on some of the tweets. Cause let’s be honest here, almost all the below tweets are things we’ve aka I have already covered in past Biden Bits.
On the 28th of October the White House posted a “what they are reading in the states” statement that links with local reports on the declining gas prices.
Snip: Gas prices have declined by an average of $1.22 per gallon nationwide since their June peak – a decline of 24% over more than 18 weeks. There are now 38 states and the District of Columbia with average gasoline prices of $3.99 or less, with more than two-thirds of all states boasting prices under $3.79. Nine states have prices of $3.39 or less and 15 states have average gasoline prices of $3.49 or less.
Since the 28th of October we’ve seen some increases in gas prices.
National average $3.78 this morning, up 6 cents from a week ago, while diesel has risen 3.4 cents to $5.32/gal. Oil trading slightly lower this AM, down 62c/bbl to $92— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) November 7, 2022
Normally, I would not copy something from a non-government site in full, but AAA Gas Prices had a super short post on gas prices on the 3rd of November:
Since Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by a penny to $3.77. According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand dipped slightly from 8.93 million b/d to 8.66 million b/d last week, and total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 1.3 million bbl to 206.6 million bbl. Tighter supply and fluctuating oil prices have put upward pressure on gasoline prices. Pump prices could continue to increase if supply remains tight alongside rising oil prices.
At the close of Wednesday’s formal trading session, WTI increased by $1.63 to settle at $90. Crude prices rose yesterday after the EIA reported that total domestic crude stocks declined by 3.1 million bbl last week. However, the price of oil faced strong headwinds earlier this week as ongoing market concerns regarding the likelihood of a recession increase. If economic growth stalls or reverses course, crude demand is likely to follow suit alongside prices.Gas Prices.AAA.com. 11/03/2022.
Even though I have posted all but one item from their post; make me feel better and give the link a click…
We once again turn to Lady Snark’s coverage of both Republican’s “plans”.
September: The GOP’s Commitment to America Plan.
AP News reported on September 29th,2022 that six states sued the Biden admin over their plan to forgive student loan debt.
Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers.
As the lawsuit was being filed, the Biden administration quietly scaled back eligibility rules for the debt relief, eliminating a relatively small group of borrowers who are the subject of legal debate in the suit. Those borrowers, whose loans are backed by the federal government but owned by private banks — a relic of defunct lending programs — are now ineligible for Biden’s debt cancellation, the Education Department said.
In the lawsuit, being filed Thursday in a federal court in Missouri, the Republican states argue that Biden’s cancellation plan is “not remotely tailored to address the effects of the pandemic on federal student loan borrowers,” as required by the 2003 federal law that the administration is using as legal justification. They point out that Biden, in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” this month, declared the COVID-19 pandemic over, yet is still using the ongoing health emergency to justify the wide-scale debt relief.
The states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina joined Arkansas in filing the lawsuit. Iowa has a Democratic attorney general, but the state’s Republican governor, Kim Reynolds, signed on the state’s behalf. The states argue that Missouri’s loan servicer is facing a “number of ongoing financial harms” because of Biden’s decision to cancel loans. Other states that joined the lawsuit argue that Biden’s forgiveness plan will ultimately disrupt revenue to state coffers.
Another lawsuit against Biden’s student loan program was filed this week in an Indiana federal court by the Pacific Legal Foundation, a libertarian legal advocacy group that employs a lawyer who says he would be harmed by the forgiveness plan. The lawyer, Frank Garrison, says erasing his current debt load will trigger a tax liability from the state of Indiana, which is among at least a half dozen states where the forgiven loan amounts will be subject to state taxes.
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Garrison’s request to temporarily block Biden’s plan, saying there’s no evidence he will be “irreparably harmed” by the cancellation. Garrison was given until Oct. 10 to revise his argument.AP News. 09/29/2022.
The YouTube is 38 minutes and 24 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks are the 3 minute and 10 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.
President Biden: And here’s the big difference: Instead of us sending — sending jobs overseas because the labor is cheaper, and buying the product at home from there, we’re sending American products overseas, and they’re buying them. That’s why our trade deficit is so en- — we’re making enormous progress. We are once again supplying the world the things they need. That’s why the economy is changing.
President Biden gave his remarks from Viasat HQ on Friday…
President Biden: Instead of relying on chips made overseas — it could be delayed because of a pandemic or some global disruption — now they’re going to be able to have those chips available on the spot. It’s a game changer.
Viasat says they are focused on; the connections that matter as we deliver bold results for our customers, partners, and shareholders worldwide. We provide internet to communities and families in places around the world where cable or fiber isn’t available so they can learn, laugh, and live just like everyone else. We deliver secure, resilient connectivity services and solutions to our military and allies that give them the information dominance they need to bring warfighters home safe. We ensure people on-the-go have access to the same quality of internet in the air or at sea as they have at home. And we give businesses of all sizes the freedom to keep their people, places, and things secure and connected — wherever opportunity takes them.
They tweeted this morning…
They sent the same tweet like 3 times to different White House accounts.
His Final Weekend Campaigning Tweeting Total was 18 tweets and 0 retweets.
November 3rd 2022, President Biden said in remarks regarding the student debt relief:
President Biden: Folks, in total, more than 40 million Americans stand to benefit from this relief. And not a dime of it will go to the top 5 percent of incomes. Period.
President Biden: And my plan is going to make a real difference in lowering the monthly costs for families as well. (Applause.)
From his remarks on Friday…
President Biden: And, look, and we saw it during the pandemic. If factories that make these chips shut down, the global economy comes to a halt, driving up the cost for everyone and families. As a matter of fact, one third of the core inflation due to last year — in the last year — one third of it was because of the price of automobiles. Why? They couldn’t get computer chips. They had to shut down their lines. Fewer cars being made. Prices went up because they’re in short supply, because of computer chips. That was the reason. Well, that’s all changed now.
He isn’t wrong. There have been no jobs lost since he took office. However, a large chunk of those jobs added were jobs coming back online as the country came out of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find all past jobs report @ BLS.gov. Their data goes back to January 1994.
The Washington Post reported on the 25th of October:
In separate interviews this month, Reps. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Jim Banks (Ind.), Adrian Smith (Neb.), and Jason T. Smith (Mo.) — all widely seen as likely leaders in a Republican-controlled House — said they plan to demand various changes to federal law in exchange for lifting the “debt ceiling.” The debt limit will need to be raised sometime next year to allow the government to borrow money to pay for spending Congress and the White House have already agreed on.
Congress is expected to have to authorize an increase in the debt ceiling sometime in the winter, with the precise date uncertain as of now — it would depend on when the national debt approaches the limit. First, lawmakers must fund the government by Dec. 16 or face a broad federal shutdown.
McCarthy, expected to become House speaker if Republicans win that chamber, left open the possibility of pushing for Medicare and Social Security changes when asked by Punchbowl News this month, but then later stressed to CNBC that he had never mentioned those programs.Washington Post. 10/25/2022.
Axios reported on the 28th of October:
What to watch: Business leaders and Republican strategists say a key indicator of McCarthy’s approach will be who he and the GOP steering committee back to chair the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, given the debt limit talks fall under the panel’s jurisdiction.Axios. 10/28/2022.
- As of now, the top two contenders to lead the committee are Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.), ranking Republican of the House Budget Committee, and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), who is seen as the Republican next in line.
- Smith is more of a political firebrand and a close friend of McCarthy, while Buchanan is seen as a more mainstream Republican. The business community is more wary of how Smith would handle a debt limit fight, multiple sources tell Axios.
Smith told Axios in a phone interview he thinks Republicans should leverage debt limit negotiations to “reverse” the administration’s “radical” policies — including by sending a bill gutting the Democratic agenda to President Biden’s desk and daring him to reject it.Axios. 10/28/2022.
- “If Republicans are trying to cut spending, surely he wouldn’t try to default. If we were trying to bring down inflation … trying to secure our border, surely he wouldn’t default,” Smith said.
- Rohit Kumar, McConnell’s former deputy chief of staff during the 2011 debt limit fight and now PwC’s national tax services co-leader, countered: “Thinking that you can credibly threaten the full faith and credit of the federal government in exchange for some collateral demand is just wish casting.”
I have news: Republican Congressman asshole and all around piece of shit Kevin McCarthy is no longer my Rep. in Congress. This means I was unable to vote against the piece of shit. I’m sorry.
You can find more about the Republicans “plan” by following the Lady Snark links posted above.
On the 27th of October, President Biden traveled to New York to celebrate the Micron Investment.
President Biden: We’re joined today by the CEO of Micron to celebrate their commitment to invest $100 billion over the next 20 years — (applause) — here in America to build American factories and make semiconductors — those small, little computer chips that power everything in our everyday lives from our smartphones, to our automobiles, to washing machines, hospital equipment, you name it. It’s the largest American investment of its kind ever, ever, ever in our history. Thank you very much, Boss. (Applause.)
Let’s talk gas prices and the word common price; Twitter users seem super surprised by this term “common price,” so much so that the above got a Twitter users context added:
He was asked:
Did you always post "most common" or are you doing so because Biden mentioned it?— David Pinsen (@dpinsen) November 7, 2022
i've been mentioning it for a long period of time… and contributed to a story on why here: https://t.co/kpH7SnpeHb— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) November 7, 2022
Then why is Biden saying this ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/2MUZTrw2W2— CYNDI (@CYNDI_ROSE__) November 7, 2022
$3.19 was the most common price Friday— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) November 7, 2022
He finally shared a tweet he posted on the 15th of December 2014…
So a couple of weeks ago Tucker “that fucker” Carlson said the US is about to run out of diesel fuel.
He did this by using inventory data that is legit it says we have about 25 days of diesel fuel (that’s what the data said weeks ago; shocking I know it changes).
@mrglobaltoo #stitch with @thatguydrewski1 #reply #diesel #oil #gas #fy #fyp #lol ♬ original sound – Mr Global
Gas Buddy Guy:
From the 4th of November…
It’s still 25.8. It moved up then slightly lower. Check out my previous tweets for more.— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) November 4, 2022
On Saturday I woke up with my power out, it was not just my small neighbor that had such problems these problems also hit the shopping area that we use to buy food…
Well, once the power was restored my husband went to the store to by said food, while in line a lady customer said she was told that Saturday was the day we’d run out of diesel fuel and that’s somehow connected to the power outage from hell; it was big like over 20,000 customers.
My husband explained to the delusional lady that we are not now or have we been on the brink of a shortage. It’s lower than the average of 30 day supply at 25 days but that “running out” only happens if we cease production. Which is not happening.
end of story-time with Tiff…
The final score was Astros 4; Phillies 1.
See above link to the BLS.gov archive.
The video is 30 seconds long.
President Biden: I’ve made a commitment that we’re going to give help to working class and middle class people. And there are millions of students who’ve borrowed money in the middle of the pandemic, and were unable to pay it. Republicans have no plan. Zero. And they’re trying to block me in court. These are the same people–same people in Congress who also decided they could take this so-called PPP loans; those loans that were forgiven because of the pandemic. I found the hypocrisy of it. This is about helping people have a fighting chance to get ahead.
I will once again direct you to Lady Snarks coverage linked above.
Follow Gas Buddy Guy; if you have Tik Tok Mr. Global is a good follow too.
On the 26th of August, asshole Senator from Texas Ted Cruz said:
In September he tried to walk-it back sort of…
President Biden has tweeted 3 times so far for Mid-term Election Eve Monday…
It’s a 57 second video snipped from remarks he gave on Student Debt Relief. I will not be transcribing it today.
I’m really late, and this post is already longer than I’d hoped it would be. We will pick this up tomorrow…