The Washington Post gave Biden "two Pinocchios" for claiming the American Jobs Plan, his infrastructure and jobs proposal, will create 19 million jobs.
The Washington Post gave Biden "two Pinocchios" for saying the American Jobs Plan, his infrastructure and jobs proposal, will create 19 million jobs. Both Biden and his Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have made the 19 million jobs claim. The source of the statement is a Moody's analysis, which CNN pointed out had estimated the U.S. economy would add about "16.3 million jobs over the same period if the infrastructure proposal does not get passed."
Subtracting Moody's 16.3 million figure from Biden's 19 million projection would equal 2.7 million net jobs created by the infrastructure plan. Rounding up to 3 million jobs and dividing by $2 trillion equals $666,000 per job. If the jobs plan leads to 2.7 million jobs created, the cost to taxpayers would be $740,740.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that House Democrats hope to draft the formal legislation for the American Jobs Plan by May and finalize it by July 4. The White House fact sheet about the plan includes a description of key parts of the proposal but does not list the specific infrastructure projects the bill would fund.
Democrats are considering using budget reconciliation to move the bill through Congress to avoid the filibuster in the Senate. Democrats used that strategy for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that Biden signed last month.
Joe Biden is withholding military aid from Ukraine that had already been approved by Congress in the face of Russian military maneuvers at its borders.
Biden will reportedly provide only $125 million to Ukraine this year, although Congress has already approved a $275 million package. White House officials said $150 million of that aid will be withheld until Ukraine conducts the reforms that Biden is asking for.
Last year, President Trump was impeached and ultimately acquitted over a debunked allegation of withholding aid from Ukraine. Meanwhile, some believe Russia’s military is planning a new incursion into Ukraine, which has been left defenseless by Biden.
“The U.S. is attempting to push Ukraine into war…such a war needs to be limited in scale because the U.S. tends to always minimize its risks,” stated Aleksey Podberezkin, director of the Center for Military and Political Studies at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. “They would not engage in it directly, but this is one of their methods to bring collapse to a country and ultimately make leadership of the country give up its sovereignty.”
President Trump gave Ukraine $415 million in 2019, which included lethal weapons that arguably deterred Russian forces from waging war at the time.
Meanwhile, Biden is evading calls to accept Ukraine into NATO, although such a promise was made back in 2008.
"We’re overwhelming bipartisan support with Republican – registered Republican voters"
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines "bipartisan" like this: "marked by or involving cooperation, agreement and compromise between two major political parties."
But that's not what the White House thinks.
Biden senior adviser Mike Donilon has offered a new definition from the president of "bipartisan" as "an agenda that unifies the country and appeals across the political spectrum."
"I think it’s a pretty good definition to say you’re pursuing an agenda that will unite the country, that will bring Democrats and Republicans together across the country," Donilon told The Washington Post. "Presumably, if you have an agenda that is broadly popular with Democrats and Republicans across the country, then you should have elected representatives reflecting that."
Senior President Biden adviser Anita Dunn seconded the new definition.......More
The administration wants Whitmer to impose or reimpose strict virus health-safety regulations.
Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is at odds with fellow party member President Biden and his administration over how to handle the surge in COVID-19 cases in her state.
Whitmer has made several requests to the federal government for more vaccines amid a surge in cases and hospitalizations, attributable to a new strain of the virus, the B.1.1.7 variant, first discovered in the United Kingdom.
Whitmer last week spoke directly by phone to Biden for 20 to 30 minutes on the matter but got no support, according to CNN.
"The variants that we've seen in Michigan, those variants are also present in other states. So our ability to vaccinate people quickly in each of those states, rather than taking vaccines and shifting it to playing whack-a-mole, isn't the strategy that public health leaders and scientists have laid out," Andy Slavitt, a senior Biden adviser on the virus, said Monday.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky says Whitmer needs to shut down the state to combat the new strain.
"The answer is not necessarily to give vaccine," she said. "The answer to that is to really close things down, to go back to our basics, to go back to where we were last spring, last summer, and to shut things down."
The governor is also reluctant to shut down the state after the backlash she received from residents early in the pandemic.
In addition, the state Supreme Court recently ruled Whitmer does not have the unilateral power to shut down the state.
BY TYLER DURDEN
WEDNESDAY, APR 14, 2021 - 09:22 AM
A Texas nonprofit landed a federal contract worth up to $530 million to manage the influx of migrant children at the southern border - after recently hiring a Biden transition official.
President Joe Biden speaks as he and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Joe Biden has drawn criticism yet again. This time for refusing to take questions from reporters who were then asked to leave the Oval Office.
My administration will be the hardest on Russia said Biden
Looks like Biden blinked when the chips were down
Putin blocks ALL foreign warships from reaching Ukraine for six months after Biden's Black Sea U-Turn: Russia closes the Kerch Strait after US President pulled US warships and hit Moscow with sanctions
Biden cancelled the deployment of two US warships from the Black Sea amid the troop build-up in Ukraine
Washington announced the U-turn after the Kremlin warned D.C.to stay away 'for their own good'
'We have no desire to be in an escalating war with Russia,' a senior administration official said
Hours later, Putin took advantage of the US pulling back by closing off the Kerch Strait
The move blocks any access to foreign warships to the Crimea until October 2021
The Biden administration on Thursday announced sweeping new sanctions on Russian interference
They kicked out 10 diplomats from the US Embassy and sanctioned 32 Russian individuals and entities
Sanctions were imposed on 'eight individuals and entities' associated with the 'ongoing repression in Crimea'
The White House also denounced Moscow for offering the Taliban bounties for U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Administration formally blamed Moscow for SolarWinds hack and accused Moscow of still trying to hack American targets