Biden Bits: We’re Back…

Biden Tweets Christmas Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

President Biden’s Public Schedule for Monday, December 5th 2022:

9:00 AM The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Closed Press
2:00 PM In-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
2:00 PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
6:30 PM The President and The First Lady host the Congressional Ball
State Floor Closed Press

The YouTube live feed says the press briefing is now scheduled for 2:30 p.m. D.C., time.

President Biden has tweeted…

As of 9:28 a.m. my time (yeah I’m late again as if your shocked at all), President Biden has not tweeted.

Since it’s Monday, I’m gonna try something new. Cause of course I am.

Losing the internet on Friday gave way to a new idea I’m gonna try out today; mainly the thought occurred to me that what the fuck would I have done had the great internet outage of Friday happened on a Monday!

Monday is typically the largest article of the week since I cover the rest of Friday and all of Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s the plan. I’m gonna skip the count; it will be posted at the end of the article versus now.

Friday’s Tweets:

Friday was Jobs Report Friday

The chart got one of those context added by Twitter users thingy’s.

The link they shared in the added context image comes from, published on June 2021: COVID-19 ends longest employment recovery and expansion in CES history, causing unprecedented job losses in 2020

It is a very long read with charts included. Here is a snip of the overall gist of the article:

This article details the historic employment declines of 2020, specifically within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also touches upon nonemployment data from the CES survey, including hours, earnings, and diffusion indexes, which measure the breadth of employment change across industries. The focus is on employment changes after the February 2020 peak in nonfarm payroll employment. 06/2021.

On Friday, President Biden signed into law H.J.Res.100 in order to prevent a nationwide rail shutdown. The YouTube is 5 minutes and 54 seconds long.

His full remarks:

Let me begin by thanking my team here.  They did one heck of a job in averting what could have been a real disaster and — and ended up with a good product.  But we still have more work to do, in my view, in terms of ultimately getting paid sick leave not just for rail workers but for every worker in America.  That is a goal I had in the beginning, and I’m coming back at it.
So — but good morning.  The bill I’m about to sign ends a difficult rail dispute and helps our nation avoid what, without a doubt, would have been an economic catastrophe at a very bad time in the calendar.
Our nation’s rail system is literally the backbone of our supply chain, as you all well know.  And so much of what we rely on is delivered on our rail, from clean water to food and gas and every — every other good.  A rail shutdown would have devastated our economy. 
Without freight rail, many of the U.S. industries would literally shut down.  In the event of a shutdown, my economic advisors report that as many as 765,000 Americans, many of them union members themselves, would have been put out of work for the first time and — excuse me, within the first two weeks of this — of the strike alone.
Communities could have lost access to chemicals necessary to ensure clean drinking water.  Farms and ranches across the country would have been unable to feed their livestock.  And thanks to the bill Congress passed and what I’m about to sign, we’ve spared the country that catastrophe. 
At the same time, we ensured workers are going to get a historic 24 percent wage increase over the next five years, improved working conditions, and peace of mind around their healthcare.
And, look, I know this bill doesn’t have paid sick leave that these rail workers and, frankly, every worker in America deserves, but that fight isn’t over.  I didn’t commit we were going to stop just because of — we couldn’t get it in this bill, that we were going to stop fighting for it.  I’ve supported paid sick leave for a long time, and I’m going to continue that fight until we succeed.
And I want to thank Congress, Democrats and Republicans, for acting so quickly.  I know this was a tough vote for members of both parties.  It was a tough — for me.  But it was the right thing to do at the moment to save jobs, to protect millions of working families from harm and disruption, and to keep supply chains stable around the holidays, and to continue the progress we’ve made and we’re — continue to see on the economy.
For months, you couldn’t look anywhere without seeing headlines screaming “Gas prices at the pump are up.”  But, look, folks, gas prices are down and you barely hear anything about it right now.  And they’re continuing to go down. 
And there — there’s a lot more that’s going to happen.  And they’re down more than $1.50 a gallon since the summer, and they continue to fall. 
And our economy continues to grow.  The economic report — the GDP is up even more than it was previously thought.  We continue to create jobs — lots of jobs.
And today, we’ve learned that the economy added 263,000 jobs in November.  And we’ve now created 10.5 million jobs since I took office, more than any administration in history at this point in a presidency.  And 750,000 of them are domestic manufacturing jobs — “Made in America.”
The unemployment rate remains near an all-time, 50-year low: 3.7 percent. 
And wages for working families — I want to say this again — wages for working families, in fact, over the last couple of months, have gone up — up.  These wage increases are larger than the increase in inflation during that same period of time.
And so, we’re in a position now where we — things are moving.  They’re moving in the right direction.
As we go into the holiday season, here’s what this all means.  The Americans are working, the economy is growing, wages are rising faster than inflation, and we’ve avoided a catastrophic rail strike.
It means our plan to build the economy from the bottom up and the middle out — you’re tired of hearing me say that, but it’s working.  The wealthy are still doing very well while the middle class and the poor are having a shot.
I want to thank Congress once again for being partners today, for averting this disaster and keeping our economy on a stable footing during the holiday season.
I want to thank you all.  And now I’m going to reach over here and sign this bill and make it official.
This is the House Joint Resolution 100.  Okay.
(The resolution is signed.)
And, by the way, I really can’t emphasize enough how much I appreciate the team behind me working with business and labor to get this done to avoid this.
But otherwise, it’s a really good bill lacking only one thing, and we’re going to get that one thing done before it’s all over.
But anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Q    Mr. President, why aren’t you going to Georgia to help Senator Warnock?
THE PRESIDENT:  I’m going to Georgia today to help Senator War- — not to Georgia; we’re going to help Senator Warnock because I’m doing a major fundraiser up in Boston today for — for the — our next and continued Senate candidate and senator.
Thank you.
Q    Mr. President, how soon should rail workers expect sick days?
THE PRESIDENT:  As soon as I can convince our Republicans to see the light.

White 12/02/2022.

Saturday’s Tweets:

The video is 13 seconds long.

Tyler Adams Captain of the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team: Hey, Mr. President heads up! (Adams does fancy moves with the soccer ball before kicking it to President Biden).

President Biden: It’s called soccer go USA! You guys are going to do it!

*end scene*

From the White House fact-sheet; President Biden’s Economic Plan Drives America’s Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Boom

  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $7.5 billion to build a national network of 500,000 EV chargers so that charging EVs is predictable, reliable and accessible; more than $7 billion to ensure domestic manufacturers have the critical minerals and other components necessary to make batteries; and over $10 billion for clean transit and school buses.

The video is 27 seconds long.

President Biden: In Michigan and all across America, we’re seeing a boom in American manufacturing we’re building electric vehicles, battery technology, semiconductors made by American workers. We used to invest 2 percent of our gross domestic product in research and development. It got down to 0.7 percent. We’re back investing. We have a significant number of union workers who are the best in the world. That’s why it’s coming back, and it’s coming to Michigan too.

The video was filmed during his trip to Michigan on November 29th 2022 where he offered remarks on the growing economy and creating good-paying jobs.

I wish I knew a bit more about the game, but alas, I do not.

The above comes from remarks he gave at the White House Tribal Summit (11/30/2022). The YouTube is 20 minutes and 15 seconds long.

President Biden: I also made the largest single investment in our nation’s infrastructure since President Eisenhower’s national highway program — the biggest investment in Indian Country infrastructure ever in history.  More than $13 billion in rebuilding infrastructure in Indian Country.  And to state the obvious, it’s long overdue. 

The above comes from the remarks he gave in Michigan. The YouTube is 36 minutes and 9 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: Folks, where is it written that America will not lead the world in manufacturing again? Where’s that written?

The first photo taken in Michigan.
The second photo taken during the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron.
The Third taken at the Tribal Summit with the Interior Secretary.
The fourth taken Friday where he signed the law that aims to avert a railway shutdown.

Sunday’s Tweets:

I resisted the urge to post “let it go” from Frozen; not cause I think we should stop trying to get folks vaccinated. It just popped right into my head.

Today Gas Buddy Guy said:

Back to his Michigan remarks:

President Biden: We’re building a better America. We just have to keep it going. I know we can. We’re proving it’s never been a good bet — it’s never, ever, ever been a good bet to bet against America. Never, never, never. (Applause.) I mean it. It’s never been.

Still with the Michigan remarks.

President Biden: But hear me: We’re going to leave nobody behind this time around. Nobody. (Applause.) We’re going to make sure all American workers with college degrees and without college degrees are prepared to compete with anyone in the world. We’re working with companies and community colleges, technical schools, union-led apprentice train- — and training programs to make that happen.

The YouTube is 20 minutes and 18 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

The honorees:

Actor George Clooney.
Christian Contemporary Singer Amy Grant.
Composer Tania León.
Singer Gladys Knight.
Musical group U2.

The 49 second video clip features a montage of the State Visit. The voice-over comes from his remarks during the arrival ceremony.

President Biden: President Macron and Brigitte, members of the French delegation, distinguished guests: It’s an honor — a genuine honor — to host you for the first state visit of my administration — (applause) — and to celebrate the enduring strength and vitality of the great friendship between France and the United States of America.

President Biden: President Macron, you heard me speak before about the inflection point we stand at in history and how the choices we make today and in the years ahead will determine the course of our world for decades to come. And the United States could not ask for a better partner in this work than France.  For centuries, we’ve come together, charted a course toward a world of greater freedom, greater opportunity, greater dignity, and greater peace.

From his Kennedy Center remarks:

President Biden: Ladies and gentlemen, the 2022 Kennedy Center Honorees. Congratulations to you and your wonderful families. And thank you for showing us the power of the arts in “We the People.”

When the post was posted for Friday, President Biden had already tweeted 4 times. He ended up with a “weekend” tweeting total of…

21 tweets and 0 retweets…

This is an Open Thread.

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