PJ Media: On Wednesday, President Joe Biden gave his first address to Congress. He touted his COVID-19 “relief” bill and urged Congress to pass his “infrastructure” bill, the union giveaway PRO Act, the anti-Christian Equality Act, and his new American Families Plan.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
Biden framed his agenda in terms of jobs and helping the middle class, but his bills represent a far-left giveaway to Democratic constituencies and they’d cost far more than Biden plans to raise in new taxes — supposedly only for people who make $400,000 or more.
1. “Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!”
Biden cunningly framed his agenda in terms of jobs “rebuilding” America. He even characterized the increased regulations on cheap and effective forms of energy as a jobs program.
2. Success fighting COVID-19.
Biden did not mention his predecessor, but he did begin his speech by celebrating his own election, saying that “America is rising anew. Choosing hope over fear. Truth over lies. Light over darkness.”
Yet the president celebrated many of the achievements against COVID-19 that his predecessor, Donald Trump, made possible.
3. A deceptive agenda.
Biden used deceptive terms to urge Congress to pass a raft of legislation packed with giveaways to Democratic constituencies.
4. How to pay for it?
While Biden demanded Congress pass at least $4 trillion in spending, he insisted that this was “fiscally responsible” because he had a plan to pay for it: taxing the wealthy.
5. Saving “democracy”
Throughout the speech, Biden framed the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot as an “existential threat” to America and “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” He insisted that America is at an inflection point between representative government and autocracy.