Biden slammed “every single Republican” for voting against Inflation Reduction Act at bill signing

Source: Hot Air

Joe Biden returned to Washington after a week-long vacation in Kiawah Island, South Carolina to sign the latest Democrat tax and spend boondoggle, the Inflation Reduction Act, on Tuesday. Biden signed the bill while Joe Manchin, Chuck Schumer, and James Clyburn looked on in the State Dining Room at the White House. Manchin was given the only pen Biden used to sign it.

The aftermath of comments provided by those involved has been interesting. The corporate press has been very helpful to the White House in reporting the bill signing. Reporters took heat on social media for dropping the inflation part from the bill, clearly to avoid actually asking the president about the fact that many economists and financial industry people say the bill will not cut inflation at all. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins came under fire by conservatives on social media, including Townhall’s Larry O’Connor.

As the bill came closer to being signed into law, more media outlets began referring to it as a “climate and health” bill instead, citing nearly $369 billion going toward investments in “Energy Security and Climate Change.”

The change became more apparent as Biden signed the bill into law Tuesday and social media began blasting reporters.

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins drew heat for tweeting, “Sen. Manchin is here at the White House for President Biden’s signing of the climate, tax and health care bill.”

“Kaitlyn,[sic] it’s the Inflation Reduction… Oh, never mind. We aren’t even trying anymore, are we?” Townhall columnist Larry O’Connor tweeted in response.

Raising taxes and spending taxpayer money is not the solution to inflation. The Democrats aren’t even willing to use the word inflation anymore, instead, they emphasize the alleged benefits the bill will bring to their climate change extremist fantasies and health care benefits. Their fellow travelers in the media are happy to play along for old Joe. The Big Guy needs a big win to brag about going into the November midterm elections.

The Heritage Foundation media director John Cooper tweeted, “Good on Kaitlan for calling this garbage bill what it actually is. Certainly has nothing to do with reducing inflation.”

Reuters did the same thing. It’s all about climate and healthcare now.

Reuters reported “Biden signs into law a $430 billion climate, healthcare and tax bill that is seen as the biggest climate package in U.S. history and designed to cut prescription drug.”

Biden made some remarks after the signing and patted himself on his back because that is what he always does. Happy days are here again.

“With this law, the American people won, and the special interests lost,” Biden said Tuesday. “This administration began amid a dark time in America … a once-in-a-century pandemic, devastating joblessness, clear and present threats to democracy and the rule of law, doubts about America’s future itself — and yet we’ve not wavered, we’ve not flinched, and we’ve not given in.”

Biden said, instead, the law will “deliver results for the American people.”

“We didn’t tear down. We built up. We didn’t look back. We look forward,” Biden said. “And today, today, offers further proof that the soul of America is vibrant. The future of America is bright, and the promise of America is real. And just beginning.”

Well, he does tear down Republicans but that doesn’t count, right? He did so again Tuesday because not a single Republican voted in favor of this horrible tax and spend bill. He successfully united Republicans in opposition to his latest spending scheme. President Unity struck again.

Biden, in a swipe at Republicans, said, “Democrats sided with the American people and every single Republican in the Congress sided with the special interests in this, every single one.”

“Remember, every single Republican in Congress voted against this bill — every single Republican in Congress voted against lowering prescription drug prices, against lowering health care costs, against the fairer tax system,” Biden said. “Every single Republican, every single one, voted against tackling the climate crisis against lowering our energy cost, against creating good paying jobs.”

He added: “My fellow Americans, that’s the choice we face. We can protect the already powerful or show the courage to build a future where everybody has an even shot.”

This bill does nothing to lower the price of groceries, for example. Voters will notice by the time it comes to go vote in November that inflation has not been decreased. Everyday prices will still be too high and working class people will still be struggling to buy groceries and pay their energy bills. After Biden signed the bill, Joe Manchin even admitted the bill does not reduce inflation. He did so in a very casual way, too.

Asked by Fox News reporter Hillary Vaughn whether it was misleading to call the bill the Inflation Reduction Act because it won’t make everyday goods less expensive, Manchin said, “Why would it?”

“Well, immediately it’s not,” Manchin said. “We’ve never [said] anything would happen immediately, like turn the switch on and off.”

Then Manchin launched into the ‘just buy an electric car’ kind on jargon to justify the ridiculousness of telling Americans that they will get financial incentives to do so, even though the vehicles are out of the price range for working class Americans.

Manchin said the market is anticipating the investments that will be made with the passing of the bill. Utility prices, for instance, will come down as the United States becomes more energy independent.

“We’re fighting like the dickens. You got to produce yourself out of this,” Manchin said. “If you think that you’re going to wait on the Federal Reserve to raise rates, discourage you from buying anything (and) that’s going to take care of our inflation, that’s not how you take care of inflation.”

Asked whether it made sense to ask people to pour large sums of money into putting solar panels on their roofs, buying an electric vehicle, then cashing on the credits, Manchin said that would be a 10-year process.

Manchin said the market is anticipating the investments that will be made with the passing of the bill. Utility prices, for instance, will come down as the United States becomes more energy independent.

“We’re fighting like the dickens. You got to produce yourself out of this,” Manchin said. “If you think that you’re going to wait on the Federal Reserve to raise rates, discourage you from buying anything (and) that’s going to take care of our inflation, that’s not how you take care of inflation.”

Asked whether it made sense to ask people to pour large sums of money into putting solar panels on their roofs, buying an electric vehicle, then cashing on the credits, Manchin said that would be a 10-year process.

Manchin’s next trip home may be interesting when he gets questions from constituents. Do incentives 10 years down the road help working class Americans today when they need to pay the bills and keep the lights on while their wages don’t keep up with the rate of inflation?