Joe Biden is learning that you can't get everything you want. He doesn't have a mandate from the American people. And he's wasted precious time. Only someone who is braindead would think that a 50-50 Senate and a four-seat majority in the House is a rubber stamp to pass trillions of dollars in new spending that's mostly centered around the economic action items of the far-left.
This isn't LBJ and The Great Society. LBJ had a mandate to pursue that agenda. Biden decidedly does not. The man cannot multi-task. He gives speeches and thinks it solves a crisis. It's Obama 2.0 except dumber.
Task forces are created with unqualified people who don't fix the issue. We have rising gas prices and food prices, inflation, an aggressive China, a border crisis, a looming global supply chain nightmare — and this guy is AWOL on all of it.
If CNN's town hall event was meant to dispel that this guy is detached — it failed miserably. He pretty much said we're all screwed on rising fuel costs. He knew inflation would torch the wallets of working Americans but "oh well," and he showed signs of dementia again.
"I’m not sure what to do with my hands” — Ricky Bobby pic.twitter.com/vnqpI28i3M— Kyle Martinsen (@KyleMartinsen_) October 22, 2021
Biden on soaring gas prices:— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 22, 2021
"I don't have a near term answer...It's going to be hard." pic.twitter.com/uaHAkSELCF
A self-described middle class questioner asks Biden about rising prices that can be a burden for her family.— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 22, 2021
BIDEN: "We knew what we were coming into. We knew we had inherited the wind, and things were gonna get worse before they got better." pic.twitter.com/wANfD7sOTQ
BIDEN: "By the way, all of it is paid for. Every single penny. It's not going to raise one single cent." pic.twitter.com/7bpiPbPxR1— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 22, 2021
Yet, he also admitted that he cannot raise corporate tax rates, which have always been a top Democratic Party action item (via MSN):
President Joe Biden said he doesn’t think there are enough Democratic votes to raise tax rates in a deal on his economic agenda, but that he believes he’ll reach an agreement on the overall legislative package.
“I don’t think we’re going to be able to get the vote,” he said in response to a question about individual and corporate rates at a CNN town hall on Thursday in Baltimore. “Look, when you’re in the United States Senate and you’re president of the United States and you have 50 Democrats, everyone is the president.”
A White House official said Biden was referring only to corporate tax rate increases, not other potential provisions to raise federal revenue, including other tax proposals.
Democratic negotiators have been working to address opposition from Senator Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona moderate, to boosting rates. She has agreed to raise tax revenue from companies and the wealthy, according to a person familiar with the matter. But that’s posed a challenge to craft potential alternatives to rate increases.
And still, even now — the packages are in doubt. Biden needs a win on the legislative front. His approvals are in the toilet. Independent voters have abandoned him. And the inflation crisis looks like the next one that's set to wreck the Biden White House. They already left Americans behind in Afghanistan with that shambolic exit. Now, we have a crisis that hits close to home — and he's not even remotely prepared to handle it. None of them are since the Biden administration thinks inflation is only a high-class problem.