House Agriculture Chairman David Scott, a Democrat, says Biden’s proposed tax increase will “make it more difficult for young, beginning, and socially disadvantaged farmers to get into farming”

https://www.rollcall.com/2021/06/02/house-agriculture-chairman-opposes-key-plank-of-biden-tax-plan/

House Agriculture chairman objects to Biden inheritance tax plan

Scott says capital gains change would increase obstacles for young, beginning and disadvantaged farmers

June 2, 2021

House Agriculture Chairman David Scott objected Wednesday to President Joe Biden’s proposal to change the capital gains taxation on inherited property, signaling growing opposition among farm-state Democrats to a change Biden hoped would help to fund sweeping domestic spending proposals.

Scott, D-Ga., in a statement called the proposal to tax capital gains at the time of a person’s death “untenable” and said exemptions that would allow farmers and ranchers to delay tax payments on intergenerational land transfers are inadequate.

“Any increase in inheritance tax for those taking over farm land is untenable and will further strain a farm economy that is just now beginning to recover from the strain of the pandemic,” Scott said.

In a letter to Biden Wednesday, Scott said he supported the president’s goals, but said the tax proposal could impose significant tax increases on farmers, ranchers and small businesses in rural America.

“The potential for capital gains to be imposed on heirs at death of the landowner would impose a significant financial burden on these operations,” Scott wrote.

“Additionally, my understanding of the exemptions is that they would just delay the tax liability for those continuing the farming operation until time of sale, which could result in further consolidation in farmland ownership. This would make it more difficult for young, beginning, and socially disadvantaged farmers to get into farming,” he said.

Biden would pay for part of his $1.8 trillion paid leave, child care and education proposal by nearly doubling the top capital gains rate on millionaires and eliminating stepped-up basis, which resets the value of inherited property to market value at the time of the original owner’s death.

Under Biden’s proposal, heirs who inherit assets of more than $1 million per person would have to pay capital gains taxes on the full appreciation in value from the time the original owner purchased the assets, in some cases many decades earlier.

The proposal, which was detailed further in the president’s fiscal 2022 budget request released May 28, would allow family-owned and -operated businesses, like farms, to defer payment of the tax until they sell the business or no longer operate it. And taxes owed on non-liquid assets could be paid off over time under a 15-year fixed-rate payment plan.

Treasury estimates that Biden’s capital gains tax increases would raise $322.5 billion over 10 years.

Scott’s letter comes nearly a month after 13 farm district Democrats in May wrote Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., and Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., to warn that changing the stepped-up basis for capital gains could lead to taxes that long-time family farms couldn’t afford.

The lawmakers, led by House Agriculture Committee members Jim Costa, D-Calif., and Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, called for “full exemptions for these family farms and small businesses that are critical to our communities.”

The Democrats also drew a distinction between the “administrative difficulties” of taxing farm assets and taxing other inheritances that are easier to value, such as shares of stock. The stocks have a clear price for valuation and capital gains are simple to administer, they said, adding that farms, machinery and some small businesses may be illiquid and hard to value.

Selling stock to pay a tax bill also has less far-reaching consequences than breaking up land holdings in families that use that land to earn a living, they said. Farm operations could be left less viable by those changes, the lawmakers said.

Biden’s proposal seeks to address some of the concerns about administrative difficulties in valuing inheritances. He proposes a deduction for the full cost of appraising the assets and allowing Treasury to issue safe harbor rules in cases where complete records needed to conduct an appraisal are unavailable.

The American Farm Bureau Federation and agricultural financial advisers raised red flags in March as Democratic members of Congress floated tax changes similar to the ones Biden eventually called for. Republican lawmakers also have argued against the proposed changes.

June 3, 2021. Tags: , , , , . Economics, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

PURE EVIL: Biden Imports Oil from Iran After Shutting Down Keystone Pipeline and Putting US Oil Workers Out of Work

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/pure-evil-biden-imports-oil-iran-shutting-us-gas-pipelines-putting-us-oil-workers-work/

PURE EVIL: Biden Imports Oil from Iran After Shutting Down Keystone Pipeline and Putting US Oil Workers Out of Work

By Jim Hoft

June 1, 2021

There is no other way to explain what is happening with the Biden-Obama 2.0 foreign policy.

It is pure evil.

These are not good people.

You cannot lead a country when you hate its people so much that you would rather import oil from a wicked terrorist regime than allow American workers to produce that same product.

Joe Biden’s first action as president was to shut down construction of the Keystone Pipeline and eliminating an estimated.52,100 American jobs in the process.

Canceling the Keystone Pipeline costs over 11,000 construction jobs and 42,100 jobs throughout the US during the construction process according to the US State Department.

Then in May Joe Biden and his handlers waved  American economic sanctions on Russia in order to streamline construction on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany.

And then this past weekend we found out Joe Biden imported oil from the terror regime in Iran that is committed to destroying Israel and has murdered tens of thousands of its own citizens.

This is not about politics. This is about good versus evil.

And the Biden regime and their supporters are clearly evil.

June 1, 2021. Tags: , , , . Joe Biden. 1 comment.

Video shows a second steering wheel in the vehicle that Joe Biden was “driving”

Below is a still image from the video.

Click on this link to see a bigger version of the image: 

https://danfromsquirrelhill.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/c-span.pn

c-span

And here’s the video:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/OBaxyPUP59K6/

May 20, 2021. Tags: . Joe Biden. 1 comment.

WOW! Biden Caught Fake Driving — Someone Else Is Steering Vehicle — It Was All a Stunt! — VIDEO and PICS

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/wow-biden-caught-fake-driving-someone-else-steering-vehicle-stunt-video-pics/

May 19, 2021. Tags: . Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Liberals, conservatives, and libertarians agree with each other that Biden’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes will increase the number of interactions between black people and the police, just like his previous crime bill did

Liberals at the ACLU are worried about it:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/medical/biden-admin-expected-to-take-steps-to-ban-menthol-cigarettes/ar-BB1g9iJI

Conservatives at Breitbart are worried about it:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/29/nolte-ban-menthol-cigs-racist-criminalization-black-behavior/

Libertarians at Reason are worried about it:

https://reason.com/2021/04/26/a-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes-will-lead-to-more-confrontations-between-black-people-and-police/

And here are two previous articles from the New York Times about how Biden’s crime bill hurt black people:

https://web.archive.org/web/20190914095205/https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/us/politics/joe-biden-crime-bill-mass-incarceration.html

Joe Biden on Crime and Mass Incarceration

During the ’80s and ’90s, Mr. Biden helped shepherd a string of bills that transformed the criminal justice system — and, experts say, hurt America’s black communities.

June 27, 2019

As Joseph R. Biden Jr. makes his third run for the White House, he is being pressed to answer for his role in legislation that criminal justice experts say helped lay the groundwork for the mass incarceration that has devastated America’s black communities.

During the 1980s and 1990s, when Mr. Biden was a senator from Delaware, he and other leaders of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee helped fashion a string of bills that overhauled the country’s crime laws.

Among the most significant were: the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, which established mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses; the 1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act, which imposed harsher sentences for possession of crack than for possession of powder cocaine; and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which was essentially a catchall tough-on-crime bill.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20210101105655/https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/us/joe-biden-crime-laws.html

‘Lock the S.O.B.s Up’: Joe Biden and the Era of Mass Incarceration

He now plays down his role overhauling crime laws with segregationist senators in the ’80s and ’90s. That portrayal today is at odds with his actions and rhetoric back then.

June 25, 2019

Now, more than 25 years later, as Mr. Biden makes his third run for the White House in a crowded field of Democrats – many calling for ambitious criminal justice reform — he must answer for his role in legislation that criminal justice experts and his critics say helped lay the groundwork for the mass incarceration that has devastated America’s black communities. That he worked with segregationists to write the bills — an issue that recently dominated the political news and seems likely to resurface in Mr. Biden’s first debate on Thursday – has only added to his challenge. So has the fact that black voters are such a crucial Democratic constituency.

April 29, 2021. Tags: , , , , . Joe Biden, Racism, War on drugs. Leave a comment.

Joe Biden Masks Up for Zoom Call with 16 Other World Leaders. He’s the Only One.

https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/joe-biden-mask-world-leader

Joe Biden Masks Up for Zoom Call with 16 Other World Leaders. He’s the Only One.

April 23, 2021

Please review the CDC mask guidelines at your convenience. It lays out when, where, and how we’re supposed to wear masks for totally unarguable sciencey reasons. At no point does it say you should mask up while on a conference call. Yet that’s what Joe Biden did on Thursday during a video conference with other world leaders, even after getting both his jabs. If you were wondering why Democrats are so uninformed about the ‘rona, wonder no more. It may very well be because this is their intellectual superior. Just a hunch.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It has to be twice as many in the world leader group text they don’t let Biden on.

Let’s zoom in on the Zoom.

It’s unclear if he was masked up for the entire call, and that this was just a snapshot when he was. But you can see in this news report he’s masked up with only two other people sitting at a table with him, in what looks like a six-foot or so safety distance away.

I will give Joe Biden one thing. It takes a special brand of idiot to look like more of a virtue-signaling douche than Justin Trudeau. Yet Biden pulls it off with panache. And Trudeau is someone who views the pandemic as an excuse to reset greatly.

What’s hysterical to me is how the Biden administration keeps carrying on about vaccine hesitancy and how to address it. They want to blame Tucker Carlson being allowed a Facebook account. I’d suggest two more effective ideas. The first would be to send Anthony Fauci to his room and take away his cable news privileges. The other would be to take a look in the mirror. If this is what the White House considers leadership, no wonder so many Americans aren’t listening to him.

I have trouble imagining that there are people around Biden who think THIS is a good look. That someone thinks this shows leadership. All of the people in this call have been dealing with the same global pandemic. They’ve all been following the same science. Or at the very least, the same “science.” They’ve all gotten their shots. Yet every other world leader is on this call looking like a leader. Our leader is there looking like a buffoon.

The people around Biden CAN’T possibly think this doesn’t make Biden look like a dick. That the photo ops of him alone, outdoors, with no one around, yet still wearing a mask, are inspiring Americans to say “much leadership, very science.” I guess we’ll find out next week when we see how many masks he’s wearing to his joint session of Congress.

April 23, 2021. Tags: , , . COVID-19, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

‘Not our problem’: Gov. Reynolds declines request to house migrant children in Iowa

https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-governor-kim-reynolds-says-she-declined-request-to-house-migrant-children-in-iowa/36063989

‘Not our problem’: Gov. Reynolds declines request to house migrant children in Iowa

By Cynthia Fodor

April 8, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa —Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday during a radio interview that she declined a request by the Department of Health and Human Services to take in immigrant children being held at the U.S. border with Mexico.

The governor talked about the request during an interview with Jeff Angelo on WHO Radio.

Reynolds said Iowa does not have the facilities to help and that her priority is to protect the health and safety of Iowans.

“We will not do that,” Reynolds said during the interview with WHO Radio. “We do not have the facilities. We are not set up to do that. This is not our problem; this is the president’s problem. He’s the one who opened the borders. He needs to be responsible for this and he needs to stop it. So, at this point, no.

Reynolds went on to say that the state already struggles to place Iowa children into foster homes.

According to The Associated Press, nearly 19,000 children traveling alone were stopped at the Mexican border last month.

Many migrants are fleeing poverty and violence in Central America.

Joe Henry, political director of LULAC Iowa, said the state would be asked to provide refuge for about 300 children.

In a statement to KCCI, Henry said, “As you know, Iowa has always been a welcoming state for refugees, under Gov. (Robert) Ray with southeast Asians in the ’70s and ’80s, and even with Gov. (Terry) Brandstad, when 50,000 refugees were fleeing Central America every month during the summer of 2014.”

Henry explained that Iowa’s elected leaders are being asked if they are willing to provide refuge for, “only several hundred children and family members” and that other states are asked to do the same.

He went on to say, “Shame on the governor and those Iowa county sheriffs who are pandering to their hateful political base!!!”

Ten Iowa sheriffs added their names to a nationwide letter calling on President Joe Biden to address the border crisis.

The sheriffs come from counties across the state, Carroll, Green, Luca, and Grundy counties.

The letter says, in part, “you must act now before our nation’s public safety resources are overwhelmed with the criminal side effects of unchecked illegal immigration.”

April 9, 2021. Tags: , , , , . Immigration, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Video: Biden Border Facility Has Children Sleeping in Dirt Under a Bridge

https://rumble.com/vf9eyv-new-video-biden-border-facility-has-children-sleeping-in-dirt-under-a-bridg.html

April 1, 2021. Tags: , , . Immigration, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court To Let Cops Enter Homes And Seize Guns Without A Warrant

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicksibilla/2021/03/23/biden-administration-urges-supreme-court-to-let-cops-enter-homes-and-seize-guns-without-a-warrant/?sh=30dc698a2829

Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court To Let Cops Enter Homes And Seize Guns Without A Warrant

By Nick Sibilla

March 23, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral argument in Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping consequences for policing, due process, and mental health, with the Biden Administration and attorneys general from nine states urging the High Court to uphold warrantless gun confiscation. But what would ultimately become a major Fourth Amendment case began with an elderly couple’s spat over a coffee mug. (more…)

March 29, 2021. Tags: , , , . Guns, Joe Biden, Police state, SCOTUS. 1 comment.

Biden administration waves FBI background checks for babysitters who take care of migrant children. Taxpayers are paying $775 per child per day for this babysitting.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-immigration-child-welfare-coronavirus-pandemic-c4c87f6e76a7fd3ab6e4850ed028c002

US waives FBI checks on caregivers at new migrant facilities

By NOMAAN MERCHANT

March 27, 2021

HOUSTON (AP) — The Biden administration is not requiring FBI fingerprint background checks of caregivers at its rapidly expanding network of emergency sites to hold thousands of immigrant teenagers, alarming child welfare experts who say the waiver compromises safety.

In the rush to get children out of overcrowded and often unsuitable Border Patrol sites, President Joe Biden’s team is turning to a measure used by previous administrations: tent camps, convention centers and other huge facilities operated by private contractors and funded by U.S. Health and Human Services. In March alone, the Biden administration announced it will open eight new emergency sites across the Southwest adding 15,000 new beds, more than doubling the size of its existing system.

These emergency sites don’t have to be licensed by state authorities or provide the same services as permanent HHS facilities. They also cost far more, an estimated $775 per child per day.

And to staff the sites quickly, the Biden administration has waived vetting procedures intended to protect minors from potential harm.

Staff and volunteers directly caring for children at new emergency sites don’t have to undergo FBI fingerprint checks, which use criminal databases not accessible to the public and can overcome someone changing their name or using a false identity. (more…)

March 27, 2021. Tags: , , , . Government waste, Immigration, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Biden gets his index cards mixed up. After a reporter asked him a pre-screened question about guns, Biden read his pre-written answer from the index card about infrastructure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agTSJ9bqh58

March 26, 2021. Tags: . Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Taxpayers Stuck with Bill of $392.69 per Person per Night on Hotels for Illegals Crossing Border

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/taxpayers-stuck-bill-392-69-per-person-per-night-hotels-illegals-crossing-border/

Taxpayers Stuck with Bill of $392.69 per Person per Night on Hotels for Illegals Crossing Border

By Jim Hoft

March 26, 2021

This is infuriating.

Joe Biden and the Democrat majority government are spending $72,000 per person to house illegal aliens and fake refugees in hotels in Texas and Arizona.

The average median household income in America in 2019 was $65,712 per household. And that was before the, before the Fauci lockdowns in 2020.

Via Breitbart.com:

Biden’s Plan to House Illegal Immigrants in Hotels to Cost Taxpayers $72,000 per Border-Crosser: Report

President Joe Biden’s plan to house migrants in United States hotels is set to cost American taxpayers about $72,000 per border crosser awarded a room, analysis details.

This week, the Biden administration announced it awarded a Texas-based nonprofit an $86 million contract to pay for hotel rooms in the U.S. for border crossers. The contract is for six months and will provide rooms to about 1,200 migrant families.

Analysis by former federal immigration judge Andrew Arthur, a fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies, finds the cost to taxpayers is expensive.

Arthur writes at CIS.org:

On March 20, Axios reported that the Biden administration has entered into a six-month contract worth $86 million to house 1,200 migrant family members near the Southwest border in Texas and Arizona. That works out to $71,666.67 per migrant, paid by your tax dollars, meaning that you are now a co-conspirator to one of the largest smuggling schemes in history.

Keep in mind, as the outlet notes, that $86 million is just the beginning, as the contract (“through Endeavors, a Texas-based nonprofit” — I would hate to see the tab if they were in it for the money) “could be extended and expanded”.

Why does the Biden administration need $86 million in hotel space? ICE, which detains adults and adults traveling with children (family units or FMUs), is already using its family residential centers (FRCs) as “rapid-processing centers with the goal of releasing families within 72 hours”. But apparently even with that short turn-around time, the agency is running out of space.

By the way, $71,666.67 divided by six months equals $392.69 per person per night. One night at the AAA-rated three diamond Best Western Plus Laredo Inn & Suites for two adults and two children is $127.49 per night ($111 for AAA members), and includes a free breakfast, refrigerator, and microwave.

March 26, 2021. Tags: , , , . Government waste, Immigration, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Biden reads a pre-written answer to a pre-screened question during his first “press conference”

https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1375146553548111872

March 26, 2021. Tags: . Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer: “Are you kidding me? Biden is flipping through a typed, multi-page document, which i bet are Qs & As. I’ve never seen a POTUS bring one of those to a news conference. Is he really that week that he needs a study guide?”

https://twitter.com/AriFleischer/status/1375139910378741763

March 26, 2021. Tags: . Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Biden illegally prevents lawyers from seeing facilities for child migrants. Children say they’re sleeping on floor. No soap. Separated from their parents. But Biden is a Democrat, so it’s all OK.

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

March 14, 2021

According to this article from Associated Press, liberals blamed Trump for photos from 2014 of migrant children in cages.

I don’t know who the next Republican president will be. But after she or he takes office, here’s something that liberals can blame on her or him, just as they blamed Obama’s cages on Trump.

This is from the Washington Post. You can read the entire article for free at the link. I’m posting what I consider to be the most important parts:

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ybuC1vabSR8J:https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/children-packed-into-border-patrol-tent-for-days-on-end/2021/03/12/a407fba4-8389-11eb-be22-32d331d87530_story.html+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Children packed into Border Patrol tent for days on end

By Nomaan Merchant

March 12, 2021

Hundreds of immigrant children and teenagers have been detained at a Border Patrol tent facility in packed conditions, with some sleeping on the floor

The lawyers interviewed more than a dozen children Thursday in Donna, Texas, where the Border Patrol is holding more than 1,000 people. Some of the youths told the lawyers they had been at the facility for a week or longer, despite the agency’s three-day limit for detaining children. Many said they haven’t been allowed to phone their parents or other relatives who may be wondering where they are.

Despite concerns about the coronavirus, the children are kept so closely together that they can touch the person next to them

Some have to wait five days or more to shower, and there isn’t always soap available

President Joe Biden’s administration denied the lawyers access to the tent facility.

“It is pretty surprising that the administration talks about the importance of transparency and then won’t let the attorneys for children set eyes on where they’re staying,” said Leecia Welch of the National Center for Youth Law, one of the lawyers. “I find that very disappointing.”

A 1997 court settlement known as the Flores agreement sets standards for government detention of immigrant children. Lawyers are entitled under Flores to conduct oversight of child detention. The Justice Department declined to comment Thursday on why the lawyers were denied access. The Biden administration has not responded to several requests from The Associated Press seeking access to the tent.

The Associated Press this week interviewed the mother of one 4-year-old girl from Guatemala who crossed the border March 5 with her aunt. Border authorities expelled the aunt and labeled the girl unaccompanied by a parent, placing her in the Donna tent.

The parents asked for their daughter to be released to them directly but on Monday she was sent from South Texas to foster care in Michigan.

Homeland Security and HHS initially said they could not directly release the child to her mother.

March 14, 2021. Tags: , , . Immigration, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

In 2017, Senator Kamala Harris praised Dr. Seuss. In 2021, the administration of Vice President Kamala Harris removed Dr. Seuss from Read Across America Day.

https://nypost.com/2021/03/03/kamala-harris-tweet-wishing-dr-seuss-a-happy-birthday-resurfaces/

Kamala Harris’ tweet about Dr. Seuss resurfaces amid racial controversy

By Emily Jacobs

March 3, 2021

A 2017 tweet from Vice President Kamala Harris has resurfaced mentioning Dr. Seuss by name and quoting him, four years before her own administration would strip his name from Read Across America Day.

Harris was a senator when she sent out the tweet, dated March 2, 2017, in which she wished the famed children’s book author a happy birthday.

“Happy birthday, #DrSeuss! ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,’” the California senator wrote at the time.

The birthday of Dr. Seuss — whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel and who died at 87 in 1991 — was chosen by the National Educational Association in 1998 as the date for a new holiday focused on promoting children’s literacy.

This year, President Biden had mentions of Dr. Seuss scrubbed from his presidential proclamation after the late author was accused of including “racial undertones” in some of his classic, whimsical tales for children.

Dr. Seuss’ work has become the center of controversy recently following a study highlighting a lack of diversity among the author’s characters.

“Of the 2,240 (identified) human characters, there are forty-five characters of color representing 2% of the total number of human characters,” according to a 2019 study from the Conscious Kid’s Library and the University of California that examined 50 of Dr. Seuss’ books.

Last week, a Virginia school district ordered its teachers to avoid “connecting Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss” because of recent research that allegedly “revealed strong racial undertones” in many of the author’s books.

As controversy continued to swirl, the company that oversees the publishing of Dr. Seuss’ works said it would be scrapping six of the books — “If I Ran the Zoo,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”

When asked about why Biden’s proclamation declined to include Dr. Seuss on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki referred reporters to the Department of Education.

“I think it is important that children of all backgrounds see themselves in the children’s books that they read, but I would point you to the Department of Education for any more details on the writing of the proclamation,” Psaki said in the White House briefing room.

A Harris spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on the tweet.

March 3, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , . Books, Cancel culture, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Cancel culture goes after Biden nominee Neera Tanden

https://nypost.com/2021/03/02/white-house-pulls-neera-tanden-nomination-to-lead-omb/

White House pulls Neera Tanden nomination to lead OMB after storm over tweets

By Steven Nelson

March 2, 2021

President Biden on Tuesday said he was withdrawing Neera Tanden’s nomination to be White House budget director.

Biden presented the white flag as Tanden’s idea and the White House released a letter from her saying she wanted to drop out.

Tanden faced increasingly long odds at confirmation due to her past mean tweets about senators, including swing-voting Republicans and even some Democrats.

Biden said in a statement that he “accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget.”

“I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my Administration. She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work,” Biden said.

Tanden’s insult-laden tweets clashed with Biden’s promotion of civility. She wrote in a letter to Biden that the White House released: “Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities.”

At least one Republican vote was needed in the evenly divided Senate after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVa.) said he opposed Tanden due to her mean remarks against his colleagues.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of the last remaining GOP swing votes on the nomination, said Wednesday that she was surprised to learn she was among the targets of Tanden’s social media rage.

Tanden in 2017 accused Murkowski of being “high” on her “own supply.”

Tanden recently deleted more than 1,000 tweets that attacked Republicans but also trashed the 2016 presidential bid of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as Russia’s choice against Democratic Party favorite Hillary Clinton.

As of Tuesday, Murkowski and Sanders told reporters they did not have a public position on Tanden’s nomination.

Tanden is president of the Democratic Party-aligned Center for American Progress and in that role savaged the same senators she would have needed for confirmation.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) reminded Tanden at one of her confirmation hearings, “You wrote that Susan Collins is ‘the worst’, that Tom Cotton is a fraud, that vampires have more heart than Ted Cruz. You called Leader McConnell ‘Moscow Mitch’ and Voldemort.”

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) quipped, “You called Sen. Sanders everything but an ignorant slut.”

The role of OMB director involves steering federal spending across the US bureaucracy with policy dictates and reviews, in addition to preparing the president’s annual budget proposal.

The heavy favorite to replace Tanden is Shalanda Young, Biden’s nominee for deputy budget director. Young is a former longtime congressional staffer and Republican Sens. Kennedy, Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) have expressed support for her potential elevation.

March 2, 2021. Tags: , , , . Cancel culture, Joe Biden, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

At the official YouTube channel for CNBC, the closed captioning says that Joe Biden used a racial slur

This video is from CNBC’s official YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwjxQoTyVAE

And here is a screenshot that I took myself, from 15:36:

February 23, 2021. Tags: , . Joe Biden, Racism. Leave a comment.

Video: Joe Biden just said the n-word! Are liberals going to cancel his presidency?

Everyone else who uses this exact same word ends up getting canceled by liberals.

Will liberals hold Biden to the same standard that they hold everyone else?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WChD50UBCWM

February 22, 2021. Tags: , . Joe Biden, Racism. 1 comment.

Joe Biden was arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol. Should he be impeached?

https://rumble.com/ve1xl9-biden-admits-being-arrested-in-bizarre-video.html

February 22, 2021. Tags: . Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

California’s AB-5 destroyed many freelance jobs. Now Democrats want to expand the policy to the entire country.

A proposed new federal law is modeled after California’s AB-5. You can read about it here:

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/538505-the-pro-acts-abc-test-fails-american-workers

Joe Biden supports making the policy nationwide:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickgleason/2020/07/07/joe-biden-endorses-california-law-doing-harm-to-freelancers-which-democrats-hope-to-impose-nationwide/

After many news reports of AB-5 destroying jobs in California, Lorena Gonzalez, the California politician who created AB-5, says the jobs that got destroyed were “not good jobs to begin with.”

https://www.kusi.com/assemblywoman-lorena-gonzalez-fletcher-responds-to-californians-hurt-by-ab-5/

Here are some examples of the devastation that the law caused in California:

California’s AB 5 kills off 40-year Lake Tahoe Music Festival

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/californias-ab-5-kills-off-40-year-lake-tahoe-music-festival/

California Wedding Industry Turned ‘On Top of Its Head’ by Freelancing Law

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:OolG5bsqcVoJ:https://www.theepochtimes.com/california-wedding-industry-turned-on-top-of-its-head-by-freelancing-law_3222935.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

The Young Turks: New Law Could DESTROY Independent Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwpx-8Rl7lM

Vox praised AB-5 for allegedly making workers better off. But a few months later, Vox laid off hundreds of its own writers in response to the very same law.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:q2hpHWVNK1IJ:https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/19/how-law-aimed-uber-lyft-is-hurting-freelance-writers/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

AB-5 limits freelance journalists to 35 pieces per year for any given publication

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/california-freelance-journalists-sue-over-204250896.html

The Devastating Impact of AB5 on People with Disabilities and Their Families

https://medium.com/@staceybiro/the-devastating-impact-of-ab5-on-people-with-disabilities-and-their-families-fae1b47a76ec

February 21, 2021. Tags: , , , , , . Economics, Joe Biden, Unions. Leave a comment.

Biden cancels deportation of convicted sex offenders

https://www.wjtv.com/news/state/ag-fitch-urges-biden-to-reverse-cancellation-of-operation-talon/

AG Fitch urges Biden to reverse cancellation of Operation Talon

February 19, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch joined a coalition of 18 state attorneys general asking President Joe Biden and other federal leaders to reverse the Biden Administration’s cancellation of Operation Talon. It was a nationwide ICE operation that focused on removing convicted sex offenders illegally in the United States.

“Human trafficking and rape at the border are only part of the intensifying nationwide crisis of human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and forced prostitution of minors,” said Fitch. “By cancelling Operation Talon, the White House is encouraging sexual predators to seek illegal entry into the United States and ensuring these predators will exploit more victims in the process. I signed on to this letter to send a strong message. Sexual predators are not welcome in Mississippi, and they are not welcome in United States of America.”

The letter from the attorneys general argues that canceling Operation Talon could embolden sexual predators who seek to enter the United States illegally and exacerbate issues of sexual assault and trafficking in the immigrant community.

In addition to Mississippi, state attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia also signed on to the letter.

February 20, 2021. Tags: , , , , , . Immigration, Joe Biden, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

President Joe Biden Minorities… Don’t know how to use, know how to get online. – CNN Town Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeXbRTZ4zsA

February 17, 2021. Tags: , . Joe Biden, Racism. 1 comment.

Biden kills pipelines at home but promotes them for the Taliban

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/biden-kills-pipelines-at-home-but-promotes-them-for-the-taliban

Biden kills pipelines at home but promotes them for the Taliban

By Michael Rubin

February 8, 2021

On his first day in office, President Biden canceled permits for the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmentalists and anti-fossil fuel activists should not have applauded his move.

After all, Canada will not stop extracting oil from the tar sands of northern Alberta. Instead, it will simply export oil over existing pipelines or to the Pacific Ocean, where the damage from a potential spill would be harder to address. Biden’s cancellation cost jobs and pushes Canada toward greater economic cooperation with China. It also shakes confidence in U.S. business. Who would invest in the country if any future administration can simply renege on deals with the stroke of a pen? Especially, that is, when the investments involved here reach into the billions of dollars?

Biden’s move was both political theater and an indulgence of his liberal base. But his hypocrisy was stunning even for a politician who has spent a half-century in Washington. Consider that while the Biden administration is killing a pipeline from which the public could benefit, Biden is promoting a pipeline to enrich both one of the world’s worst dictatorships and a group responsible for thousands of U.S. deaths.

The government has apparently brokered a meeting between the Turkmenistan government and the Taliban for a trans-Afghanistan pipeline to bring Turkmen gas across Afghanistan and Pakistan to India. If this scheme sounds familiar, it should: It was the same deal that now-Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad sought to make with the Taliban in the years before the Sept. 11 terror attacks when he was a consultant for the Unocal Corporation.

Khalilzad’s scheme was bad policy two decades ago, and it is even worse now.

Put aside environmental arguments and consider profit. Freedom House’s latest Freedom in the World report ranks Turkmenistan as among the world’s worst offenders, below even North Korea in terms of freedom and civil liberties. To promote the export of Turkmen gas is to entrench its regime even further. Part of the deal is then paying the Taliban protection money or transit fees for the pipeline transiting Afghan territory. Not only would this undermine the elected Afghanistan government even further, but it would also reward the Taliban for insurgency to the tune of tens of millions of dollars each month. Who needs Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers when the State Department has crafted a scheme to reward the Taliban beyond their wildest dreams?

One issue here is Khalilzad’s penchant for using diplomacy as a stepping stone to cut side deals. But the other issue is U.S. strategic interests. Perhaps a misunderstanding of the Taliban agenda was an excuse 20 years ago. It should not be one now. If the Biden administration says no to pipeline jobs in the Midwest, it should not then turn around and help enrich the Taliban to ship Turkmen gas to the Indian Ocean. It is time for Secretary of State Antony Blinken to call his envoy, end this hypocrisy, and to stop coddling some of the world’s most anti-American movements.

February 15, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , . Environmentalism, Islamic terrorism, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

Video: Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki gets upset because a reporter asked her when the laid off oil workers will get the green energy jobs that Biden had promised them

A reporter asked Jen Psaki when the laid off oil workers will get the green jobs that Biden had promised them.

Psaki refused to cite any specific date.

She even seems to be mad that the reporter would ask such a question.

I think it was a great question:

https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1358830482167848962

Here is a blog post that I wrote about Democrats’ previous broken promises about green energy jobs.

February 8, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , . Environmentalism, Joe Biden. Leave a comment.

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