Biden Bits: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

Biden Tweets Christmas Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

President Biden’s public schedule for Wednesday, December 7th 2022:

9:00 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
The White House Closed Press
1:30 PM In-Town Pool Call Time
The White House In-Town Pool
2:00 PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Press briefing.

Added to his schedule:

President Biden has tweeted…

He has tweeted 2 times so far for Wednesday.

The White House issued the following Proclamation on; National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2022

On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor the memories of the 2,403 service members and civilians whose lives were cut short on that tragic December morning.  We reflect on the resilience of America’s Armed Forces, who withstood the attack and built the most capable fighting force the world has ever known.  In the wake of tragedy, these brave women and men — the Greatest Generation — answered the call to defend freedom, justice, and democracy across the Pacific, throughout Europe, and around the globe.  Today, we carry forward their spirit of unity and their enduring resolve to protect the United States against those who seek to do us harm.

     This commemoration is also a solemn reminder that our country is capable of achieving great triumphs coming out of dark moments.  From the death and destruction at Pearl Harbor came victory over the forces of fascism.  Fierce battles with the Axis powers gave way to diplomatic partnerships with strong allies.  And from the darkness of World War II came the light of liberty and the establishment of a rules-based international order.  Today and every day, we remember that the great and defining truth about our Nation and our people is that there is nothing beyond our capacity — we do not break, we never give in, and we never back down.

     The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”  Today, let us commemorate the patriots who were wounded and who perished on December 7, 1941, and continue to fulfill our sacred obligation to care for our service members and veterans and their families, caregivers, and survivors.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2022, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  I encourage all Americans to reflect on the courage shown by our brave service members that day and remember their sacrifices.  I ask us all to give sincere thanks and appreciation to the survivors of that unthinkable day.  I urge all Federal agencies, interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff on December 7, 2022, in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, 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 12/06/2022.

His full remarks:

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.1

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.

America (speech given on 12/08/1941)

When the post was posted for Tuesday, President Biden had tweeted 2 times. He added 7 tweets giving him a Tuesday Tweeting Total of 9 tweets and 0 retweets.

The video is 37 seconds long. It’s a montage of the White House Christmas decorations. There is only music no voice-over.

The YouTube is 18 minutes and 22 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

“The bottom up and the middle out” appear twice in his remarks. And one of those times ties directly into his 2nd tweet for Wednesday…

President Biden: And what I’m most excited about is people are starting to feel a sense of optimism as they see the impact of the achievements in their own lives.  It’s going to accelerate in months ahead, and it’s part of the broad story about the economy we’re building that works for everyone: one of the grow- — one that grows from the bottom up and the middle out, that positions Americans to win the economic competition of the 21st century.  When we grow it that way, the poor have a shot, the middle class do well, and the wealthy do very well.

President Biden: Folks, here’s the bottom line: Our approach to building the economy of the future is from the bottom up and the middle out, and it’s working.  We’ve added jobs every single month of my presidency — 10.5 million new jobs, 750,000 of them manufacturing jobs.  Exports are up, which means we’re making things here in America and shipping the products overseas rather than shipping the jobs overseas to make things overseas and bring them back home.  And we have much more to do.

This one is only partly related to his Tuesday remarks:

President Biden: All of this is why the economy grew 2.9 percent last quarter. And now inflation at the grocery store is coming down.  Prices of things like clothing, televisions, appliances are going down. And there’s good news for the holiday season: Gas prices have fallen below the levels they are before Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s going to take time to get inflation back to normal levels as we keep our job market resilient.  We could see setbacks along the way, to state the obvious, but we’re laser-focused on this.

Micron announced on October 4th 2022; Micron intends to invest up to $100 billion over the next 20-plus years to construct a new megafab in Clay, New York, with the first phase investment of $20 billion planned by the end of this decade. This represents the largest private investment in New York state history. Micron’s investment in Onondaga County, New York, will complement the company’s previously announced high-volume manufacturing fab in Boise, Idaho. Micron will design, build and operate the facility in accordance with its sustainability goals. The site could eventually include four 600,000 square foot cleanrooms, for a total of 2.4 million square feet of cleanroom space – the size of approximately 40 U.S. football fields.

On October 27th 2022, President Biden offered remarks to celebrate the Micron investment. His full remarks can be found here.

Intel announced on January 21st 2022; Intel today announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio. The investment will help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors, powering a new generation of innovative products from Intel and serving the needs of foundry customers as part of the company’s IDM 2.0 strategy. To support the development of the new site, Intel pledged an additional $100 million toward partnerships with educational institutions to build a pipeline of talent and bolster research programs in the region.

In September, President Biden attended the groundbreaking ceremony. His full remarks can be found here.

IBM’s announcement is not like the two above; their announcement came as they welcomed President Biden to their Poughkeepsie, New York site. It was during the Presidential visit on October 6th 2022, that they announced; a plan to invest $20 billion across the Hudson Valley region over the next 10 years. The goal of the investments, which will be strengthened by close collaboration with New York State, is to expand the vibrant technology ecosystem in New York to unlock new discoveries and opportunities in semiconductors, computers, hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence and quantum computers.

His full remarks for his visit to IBM can be found here.

TSMC announced on December 6th 2022; SMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced that in addition to TSMC Arizona’s first fab, which is scheduled to begin production of N4 process technology in 2024, TSMC has also started the construction of a second fab which is scheduled to begin production of 3nm process technology in 2026. The overall investment for these two fabs will be approximately US$40 billion, representing the largest foreign direct investment in Arizona history and one of the largest foreign direct investments in the history of the United States.

I’ve already shared President Biden’s remarks from Tuesday celebrating TSMC’s investment in AZ.

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