Joe Biden’s State of the Union address was rife with lies, obfuscations, and mischaracterizations of what’s actually happening in the country today.
This glaring and obviously observation was strengthened when the cognitively deficient president approached the economic portion of his speech.
Biden had the audacity to claim his administration is “actually” ensuring that “taxpayers’ dollars support American jobs and businesses.”
That assertation couldn’t be farther from the truth, especially as his infrastructure bill signed into law last year provides giant federal carve-outs for industries to outsource and offshore American jobs.
“When we use taxpayer dollars to rebuild America — we are going to Buy American: buy American products to support American jobs,” Biden said.
This is an oft-repeated lie he makes when White House handlers demand he emerge from the basement.
Joe Biden: "When the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, we buy American products"
Meanwhile Biden just paid China $1.2 billion for Covid tests…….🥴🥴 pic.twitter.com/9sOSmXhCIu
— Joost Broekers (@JoostBroekers) February 5, 2022
His infrastructure plan allows the heads of federal agencies to issue waivers to corporations to work around Buy American requirements if they consider the requirement “inconsistent with the public interest,” or does not meet “satisfactory quality,” or if they believe buying American will increase costs for the projects.
The waivers will only be reviewed every five years and will have to be justified in the Federal Register with a public comment period of no fewer than 30 days. The waivers are likely to be a massive benefit for corporations that produce materials and products, often linked to the Chinese Communist Party.
In 1985, before China entered the World Trade Organization (WTO), the U.S. trade deficit with China totaled $6 billion. In 2021, the U.S. trade deficit with China hit more than $355 billion.
The total U.S. trade deficit, in 2021, came in at a record $859 billion.
The nation’s booming trade deficits have coincided with the loss of millions of American manufacturing jobs, as well as jobs in supporting industries. From 2001 t0 2018, for instance, the U.S.-China trade deficit has eliminated 3.7 million American jobs.
Before Trump was wrongfully removed from office, his administration’s top priority was slimming down or eliminating altogether the trade deficits which place undue burden on U.S. manufacturing. Lest we forget, the Former President secured historic trade deals with China – our main trade partner – which was left unenforced by the Biden administration.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth
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