Biden Bits: “Bidenomics”…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Thursday…

President Biden’s public schedule for 06/29/2023:

10:00 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
The White House In-Town Pool
11:50 AMOut-of-Town Pool Call Time
Joint Base Andrews Overhang Out-of-Town Pool
12:45 PM
Leaves White House
The President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn Open Press
1:05 PM
Leaves Joint Base Andrews
The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to Queens, New York
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
1:25 PM
Audio Only Press Gaggle
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Queens, New York
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
2:00 PM
Arrives in Queens, NY
The President arrives in Queens, New York
John F. Kennedy International Airport Open Press
2:10 PM
Leaves Queens, NY
The President departs Queens, New York, en route to New York, New York
John F. Kennedy International Airport Out-of-Town Pool
2:25 PM
Arrives in New York, NY
The President arrives in New York, New York
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, NY Out-of-Town Pool
4:00 PM
Live TV Interview
The President joins Nicolle Wallace of MSNBC for a live interview
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
5:30 PM
Campaign Event
The President participates in a campaign reception
New York, NY Restricted Out-of-Town Pool
7:40 PM
Campaign Event
The President participates in a campaign reception
New York, NY Restricted Out-of-Town Pool
9:05 PM
Leaves New York, NY
The President departs New York, New York en route to Queens, New York
Downtown Manhattan Heliport, NY Out-of-Town Pool
9:30 PM
Leaves Queens, NY
The President departs Queens, New York en route to Joint Base Andrews
John F. Kennedy International Airport Out-of-Town Pool
10:40 PM
Leaves Joint Base Andrews
The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to the White House
Joint Base Andrews Out-of-Town Pool
10:50 PM
Arrives at the White House
The President arrives at the White House
South Lawn Open Press

Audio Only Press Gaggle:


The live TV interview…


“Bidenomics”/Economy Tweets

From Wednesday…

The YouTube is 51 minutes and 40 seconds long. President Biden Begins his remarks at the 13 minute and 49 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” appears two times in his remarks.

President Biden:

I designed and we signed a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  It’s already announced — and you — I heard some of the speakers before touting some of it.  It’s already announced 35,000 projects across the country.

[snip]

That’s what the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law does.  It will be for our kids and grandkids, only bigger. 

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

The 59 second video clip is his current pinned tweet…

I won’t be transcribing it as it uses snips from several different speeches.

“Represented” appears one-time in his remarks.

President Biden:

Here’s the simple truth about trickle-down economics: It didn’t represent the best of American capitalism, let alone America.  It represented a moment where we walked away — and how many in this country — from how — how this country was built, how this city was built.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“Approach” appears one time in his remarks.

President Biden:

Folks, let me say this as clearly as I can: The trickle-down approach failed the middle class.  It failed America.  It blew up the deficit.  It increased inequity.  And it weakened the in- — our infrastructure.  It stripped the dignity, pride, and hope out of communities one after another, particularly through the Midwest, Western Pennsylvania, and heading west.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“Economic Vision” appears one time in his remarks.

President Biden:

I’m here in Chicago today, for the first quarter of the 21st century, to talk about the economic vision for this country: the economy that grows the economy from the middle out and the bottom up instead of just the top down.  When that happens, everybody does well.  The wealthy still do — (applause) — everybody does well.  The poor have a ladder up, and the wealthy still do well.  We all do well.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“Financial Times” appears one time in his remarks.

President Biden:

I knew we couldn’t go back to the same failed policies when I ran, so I came into office determined to change the economic direction of this country, to move from trickle-down economics to what everyone in the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times began to call “Bidenomics.”

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“Three Quarters” appears one time in his remarks.

President Biden:

But under the trickle-down economic thr- — theory, three quarters of U.S. industries grew more con- — concencra- — I mean — excuse me — consecrated [concentrated].  I’m thinking I didn’t go to mass.  (Laughter.)  They c- — they were moving to diminish competition.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“Good For” appears two times in his remarks.

President Biden:

So, folks, that’s been the Republican plan so far.  Good for big business.  Bad for everybody else.  It’s not even that good for big business anymore. 

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

This one is a little different than the others…

President Biden:

Today, the U.S. has had the highest economic growth rate, leading the world economies since the pandemic.  The highest in the world.  (Applause.)

As Dick said, with his help, we created 13.4 million new jobs.  More jobs in two years than any president has ever — (applause) — made in four — in two. 

And, folks, it’s no accident.  That’s Bidenomics in action.  Bidenomics is about building an economy from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down.  And there are three fundamental changes that we decided to make with the help of Congress and been able to do it: first, making smart investments in America; second, educating and empowering American workers to grow the middle class; and third, promoting competition to lower costs to help small businesses.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

The video clip is 43 seconds long.

President Biden:

When I took office, unemployment was over 6 percent.  With the American Rescue Plan, we’ve provided relief and support directly to working-class families.  Our economy came roaring back.  Unemployment dipped below 4 percent by the end of my first year in office.  Now it’s been below 4 percent for the longest stretch in 50 years in American history.  (Applause.)

And I must admit I concentrated on it, but we’ve seen, with the help of Jesse Jackson’s legacy and a lot of other people here, we’ve seen record-low unemployment for African Americans — record-low unemployment for African Americans — and Hispanic workers with disabilities

The lowest unemployment rate in 70 years for American women, and you make up half the economy and probably two thirds of the brains.  (Applause.)  No, really, think about it.

[snip]

Look, pay for low-wage workers has grown at the fastest pace in over two decades.  Full employment means workers, especially low-wage workers, have even more bargaining power to demand good pay, to secure good jobs. 

[snip]

The evidence is clear: Americans are back to work who’ve been on the sidelines, and they want to come back.

And we’re going to continue this progress by making sure every American has the training and education to participate in this new economy.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“Philosophy” appears two times in his remarks.

President Biden:

I think the economic philosophy is not going to restore the American Dream that we have now, that philosophy.  But this new one will.  And it’s going to help — and I think it’s going to help lessen the division in this country by bringing us back together.  It makes it awful hard to demagogue something when it’s working, although they do it all the time.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

The end of his remarks…

President Biden:

We’re a land of possibilities.  And I told him: It’s never been a good bet to bet against America.  Never.  (Applause.)

And I can honestly — I can honestly say I’ve never been more optimistic about America’s future.  I swear to God.  I’ve never been more optimistic.  We just have to remember who we are.  We are the United States of America.

There is nothing — nothing beyond our capacity if we work together.

So, God bless you all.  And may God protect our troops.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  (Applause.)

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“40 Years” appears one time in his remarks.

President Biden:

You know, reversing 40 years of Republican trickle-down economics that helped few but hurt the middle class, it’s going to take some time.  But we’re in — but we’re in a place where some big pieces — and we’re moving in the direction where we can get some more done and people will see it.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“We Have a Plan” appears one time in his remarks.

President Biden:

It takes time for them to see it.  And I’m not here to declare victory on the economy.  I’m here to say we have a plan that’s turning things around incredibly quickly. 

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

“The Next Phase” appears one time in his remarks.

President Biden:

That’s the next phase of this fight: making the tax code fair for everyone, making the wealthy and the super-wealthy and big corporations begin to pay their fair share, without raising taxes at all on the middle class.

White House.gov. 06/28/2023.

LGBTQI+ Tweet

From Thursday

From the White House; Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation (01/20/2021).

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love.  Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.  Adults should be able to earn a living and pursue a vocation knowing that they will not be fired, demoted, or mistreated because of whom they go home to or because how they dress does not conform to sex-based stereotypes.  People should be able to access healthcare and secure a roof over their heads without being subjected to sex discrimination.  All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.

These principles are reflected in the Constitution, which promises equal protection of the laws.  These principles are also enshrined in our Nation’s anti-discrimination laws, among them Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.).  In Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. ___ (2020), the Supreme Court held that Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination “because of . . . sex” covers discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.  Under Bostock‘s reasoning, laws that prohibit sex discrimination — including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.), the Fair Housing Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.), and section 412 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1522), along with their respective implementing regulations — prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, so long as the laws do not contain sufficient indications to the contrary.

Discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation manifests differently for different individuals, and it often overlaps with other forms of prohibited discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race or disability.  For example, transgender Black Americans face unconscionably high levels of workplace discrimination, homelessness, and violence, including fatal violence.

It is the policy of my Administration to prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and to fully enforce Title VII and other laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.  It is also the policy of my Administration to address overlapping forms of discrimination.  

Sec. 2.  Enforcing Prohibitions on Sex Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.  (a)  The head of each agency shall, as soon as practicable and in consultation with the Attorney General, as appropriate, review all existing orders, regulations, guidance documents, policies, programs, or other agency actions (“agency actions”) that:

(i)   were promulgated or are administered by the agency under Title VII or any other statute or regulation that prohibits sex discrimination, including any that relate to the agency’s own compliance with such statutes or regulations; and

(ii)  are or may be inconsistent with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order.

(b)  The head of each agency shall, as soon as practicable and as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, including the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.), consider whether to revise, suspend, or rescind such agency actions, or promulgate new agency actions, as necessary to fully implement statutes that prohibit sex discrimination and the policy set forth in section 1 of this order. 

(c)  The head of each agency shall, as soon as practicable, also consider whether there are additional actions that the agency should take to ensure that it is fully implementing the policy set forth in section 1 of this order.  If an agency takes an action described in this subsection or subsection (b) of this section, it shall seek to ensure that it is accounting for, and taking appropriate steps to combat, overlapping forms of discrimination, such as discrimination on the basis of race or disability.

(d)  Within 100 days of the date of this order, the head of each agency shall develop, in consultation with the Attorney General, as appropriate, a plan to carry out actions that the agency has identified pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of this section, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law. 

Sec. 3.  Definition.  “Agency” means any authority of the United States that is an “agency” under 44 U.S.C. 3502(1), other than those considered to be independent regulatory agencies, as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(5). 

Sec. 4.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i)  the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

White House.gov. 01/20/2021.

We have an updated public schedule notice:

12:30 PM
Remarks
The President delivers remarks on the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action
Roosevelt Room Closed Press

I’m behind the 8 ball so…

AP News says:

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down affirmative action in college admissions, declaring race cannot be a factor and forcing institutions of higher education to look for new ways to achieve diverse student bodies.

The court’s conservative majority overturned admissions plans at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, the nation’s oldest private and public colleges, respectively.

[snip]

The vote was 6-3 in the North Carolina case and 6-2 in the Harvard case. Justice Elena Kagan was the other dissenter.

AP News. 06/29/2023.

I obviously have not read the courts decision…

President Biden’s remarks…


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