Biden Bits: Rewards Work, Not Wealth…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

On Friday, President Biden had only tweeted 2 times before the post was posted. He’s tweeted a lot more since then. So…

Friday =’s 10 added tweets and 0 retweets…

Friday marked two years since President Biden and Vice President Harris took their oaths of office. He issued several celebratory tweets. The Biden-Harris record can be found @White House.gov/The Record.

It’s been two years. I’m still not sad that Twice Impeached 45 was a one-term President.

The YouTube is 1 hour long. His full remarks can be found here.

“Heartland” appears once in his remarks:

President Biden: Because when we do that, by the way, the wealthy do very, very well. And everybody — the poor have a shot, and the middle class can have a little breathing room. An economy that benefits the folks in the Heartland as well as in our cities and all across America.

The above tweet is not from his remarks it’s more celebration of his two-years in Office.

The 16 second video snip was taken from remarks he gave when he visited California on Thursday.

President Biden: So let me close with this.  To the people in California, I say it again: The country is here for you and with you.  We are not leaving until things are built back and built back better than they were before.  You can recover from storms.  We’ll be with you every step of the way — and I mean that sincerely — every step.

More celebrating his two years in Office.

From his remarks on Friday…

President Biden: And mayors know the measure of success isn’t how many partisan points you’ve scored. It’s how many — how many problems you fix — can you fix the problem.

President Biden: Look, the fact is that, you know, I was — it’s fitting that we are here together today because you mayors know how to get things done. And that’s not hyperbole; it’s a fact. Because you have no choice, as a matter of fact.


Saturday =’s 7 tweets and 0 retweets…

The Biden-Harris record can be found @White House.gov/The Record.

Twitter users added context.

The first link shared a table of the US Inflation Rate by Year. (multpl.com/inflation/table/by-year)

The second link shared is an article posted @The Balance Money.com/U.S. Inflation Rate History By Year.

From White House.gov/clean energy:

In 2022

Households can receive a tax credit to cover up to 10% of the cost of insulation materials and other energy efficient improvements, like energy-saving windows and doors. They can also receive a $300 tax credit for purchasing efficient heating and cooling equipment, like a heat pump or central air conditioner.

In 2023

Households can access a tax credit to cover up to 30% of the costs for certain efficiency improvements.

  • Families can claim up to $1,200 in credit each year for adding insulation or installing efficient windows and doors, with a special credit of as much as $2,000 for electric heat pumps that provide super-efficient heating and cooling. 
  • To help determine the best home improvement options, families can claim a credit of up to $150 for a home energy audit conducted by an inspector. State programs will begin to offer rebates for electric appliances and home retrofits, which will reduce household energy bills each month. 
    • All households can access rebates of up to $4,000, while low- income households could receive up to $8,000 for home efficiency. 
    • Low- and moderate-income households can access rebates covering up to 100% of the costs of installing electric appliances like heat pump water heaters and clothes dryers. 

He is referring to the Inflation Reduction Act.

Twitter users added context.

The link takes you to H.R.25-FairTax Act of 2023.

Image 1 and 3 appear to have been taken during his trip to California. Image 2 was taken during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., breakfast hosted by the National Action Network. Image 4 was taken during the Golden State Warriors visit to the White House.

PACT Act =’s S.3373 – Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 it became law on 08/10/2022.


Sunday =’s 14 tweets and 2 retweets.

The quote comes from his remarks given on Friday.

President Biden: The pandemic was raging. Our economy was reeling. But we acted together. Now, two years in, it’s clearer than ever that our plan is working. We’re building the economy from the bottom up and the middle out. Not just the top down. Because when we do that, by the way, the wealthy do very, very well. And everybody — the poor have a shot, and the middle class can have a little breathing room. An economy that benefits the folks in the Heartland as well as in our cities and all across America.

President Biden: The economy that rewards work, where we don’t need a college degree to provide for your family. It helps to have that college degree, but you don’t need it to provide for your family.

President Biden’s full statement:

Today, instead of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, we are acknowledging that last year, the Supreme Court took away a constitutional right from the American people.
 
Since the Supreme Court’s decision, Americans, time and time again, have made their voices heard:  women should be able to make these deeply personal decisions free from political interference. Yet, Republicans in Congress and across the country continue to push for a national abortion ban, to criminalize doctors and nurses, and to make contraception harder to access. It’s dangerous, extreme, and out of touch. 
 
I’ll continue to fight to protect a woman’s right to choose. Congress must restore the protections of Roe v. Wade in federal law – it’s the only way we can fully secure a woman’s right to choose in every state. 

White House.gov. 01/22/2023.

The White House posted the following fact-sheet; President Biden to Sign Presidential Memorandum on Ensuring Safe Access to Medication Abortion

On what would have been the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, President Biden will issue a Presidential Memorandum on Further Efforts to Protect Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services. Vice President Harris will announce the Presidential Memorandum in Florida later today, where she will speak about the next steps in the fight for reproductive rights and reinforce the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to protecting access to abortion, including medication abortion.

Since the day of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, President Biden has emphasized the need to protect access to mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortion that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over 20 years and accounts for the majority of all abortions in the United States.

Earlier this month, the FDA took evidence-based action to support safe access to mifepristone by allowing the continued use of telehealth to prescribe the medication and creating a new option for certified pharmacies to dispense it to patients.

Some state officials have taken steps to try to prevent women from legally accessing medication abortion and to discourage pharmacies from becoming certified by the FDA.
Today, President Biden will sign a Presidential Memorandum to further protect access to medication abortion.

In the face of barriers to medication abortion and concerns about the safety of patients, healthcare providers, and pharmacists, today’s Presidential Memorandum announces actions to:

White House.gov. 01/22/2023.
  • Protect Legal Access to Medication Abortion. The Presidential Memorandum directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), to consider new guidance to support patients, providers, and pharmacies who wish to legally access, prescribe, or provide mifepristone—no matter where they live.
  • Safeguard Patient Safety and Security. To ensure that patients understand their right to access reproductive healthcare despite roadblocks, the Presidential Memorandum directs the Secretary of HHS, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of DHS, to consider new actions to ensure that patients can access legal reproductive care, including medication abortion from a pharmacy, free from threats or violence. The President has long made clear that people should have access to reproductive care free from harassment, threats, or violence. Pharmacies should be treated no differently.

The Attorney General and the Secretaries of HHS and DHS will also provide recommendations to the White House Interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access, which was established by President Biden in Executive Order 14076, on additional ways to address barriers faced by patients, providers, and pharmacies in safely and legally accessing or providing medication abortion, consistent with evidence-based requirements set by the FDA.

White House.gov. 01/22/2023.

His full statement:

Jill and I are thinking of those killed and injured in last night’s deadly mass shooting in Monterey Park. While there is still much we don’t know about the motive in this senseless attack, we do know that many families are grieving tonight, or praying that their loved one will recover from their wounds.

Even as we continue searching for answers about this attack, we know how deeply this attack has impacted the Asian American and Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) community. Monterey Park is home to one of the largest AA and NHPI communities in America, many of whom were celebrating the Lunar New Year along with loved ones and friends this weekend.

Early this morning, I directed my Homeland Security Advisor to mobilize full federal support to local and state authorities as they continue to respond and investigate this shooting. As we await more crucial information from law enforcement, I want to assure the community of Monterey Park and the broader area that we will support you in every way we can.

White House.gov. 01/22/2023.

The White House posted the following proclamation:

   As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on January 21, 2023, in Monterey Park, California, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, January 26, 2023.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.

White House.gov. 01/22/2023.

The shooting left 10 people dead and another 10 people injured. The suspected shooter identified as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. AP News reported on Sunday that 7 of the 10 people wounded remained hospitalized.

White Louts star Aubrey Plaza hosted Saturday Night Live, for the first time on Saturday. The 25 second video snip was shown during Plaza’s opening monologue.

Plaza: I was actually voted the most famous person from Delaware. I beat Joe Biden. That’s a fact and he was pissed. He was livid. Look at this video he sent me.

President Biden: Aubrey, you’re the most famous person out of Delaware and there’s no question about that–we’re just grateful you made it out of White Lotus alive.

The White Lotus airs on HBO Max. The White Lotus trailer:


It’s a horrible idea. I doubt it even passes the House if they vote on it at all. President Biden has said he would veto the bill if by some miracle it passes both Chambers.

From White House.gov/Clean Energy:

In 2022

Households can receive a tax credit to cover 30% of the costs of installing rooftop solar.

  • This credit also applies to solar systems that are paired with battery storage

In 2023

Households can receive a tax credit to cover 30% of the costs of installing rooftop solar.

  • This credit applies to solar systems that are paired with battery storage as well as standalone battery storage installed without solar.

It’s more celebrating his two years in Office.


President Biden’s public schedule for Monday, 1/23/2023:

6:15 AM Supplemental Pool Call Time
Stakeout Location
7:50 AM Out-of-Town Pool Call Time
Out-of-Town Pool
9:45 AM The President departs Rehoboth Beach, Delaware en route the White House
Out-of-Town Pool
10:00 AM In-Town Pool Call Time
In-Town Pool
10:40 AM The President arrives at the White House
South Lawn Open Press
2:00 PM ​ Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Live feed to the press briefing:


President Biden has tweeted…

With five minutes to go before noon D.C., time, President Biden has not tweeted so far for Monday.

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