October 26, 2021

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Joe Biden speech – President says he won’t raise gas prices with more taxes as poll shows approval rating plummet

PRESIDENT Joe Biden gave a speech today on his “Build Back Better” agenda and promised not to raise gas prices after a new poll showed his approval plummet to 50.3percent.

During the appearance, the President repeatedly pressed that the newly passed infrastructure bill would not raise gas prices.

He said: “One key thing about the infrastructure bill that just passed the Senate is there are no gas tax increases.  No gas tax increases. 

“I made that absolutely clear that I would not raise gas taxes, and I’m glad everyone in the Senate seemed to agree with that.”

But included in the bill, which passed the Senate this week, is a pilot program that could see drivers could soon trade paying taxes on gas at the pump for owing the government annual ‘per-mile user fees’.

Everyday drivers and commercial freight drivers from all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico would have to be enrolled in the voluntary program, the bill text reads, according to the Daily Mail.

It comes as a newly released poll from FiveThirtyEight shows the President’s approval rating drop to 50.3percent, down from 52.7percent in late July.

Read our Joe Biden live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • BIDEN EXTENDS LOAN PAUSE

    Biden has rubber-stamped plans to extend the pause on federal student loan payments until 2022.

    Payments were halted last year after Congress passed the CARES Act and were due to restart in September – but this has now been pushed back until January 31.

    “The payment pause has been a lifeline that allowed millions of Americans to focus on their families, health, and finances instead of student loans during the national emergency,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement.

    “As our nation’s economy continues to recover from a deep hole, this final extension will give students and borrowers the time they need to plan for restart and ensure a smooth pathway back to repayment.”

  • BIDEN AND RON DESANTIS CLASH

    Biden and DeSantis have clashed over policies surrounding the handling of the coronavirus pandemic over recent weeks – particularly since the newer and more contagious delta variant began spreading across the country.

    The president previously suggested governors like Mr. DeSantis should either “help” fight the coronavirus or “get out of the way.”

    DeSantis, however, has blamed the president for failing to stop the spread of the virus across the border.

    The governor has refused to change course on his approach to the pandemic, clashing with Biden and reporters about the likes of mask mandates.

  • BIDEN LOOKING INTO VACCINE MANDATE

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky confirmed that with stalling vaccination rates in the US, the Biden administration was “looking into” whether or not to force Americans to get their Covid-19 jab. 

    “Are you for mandating a vaccine on a federal level?” Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked her during an interview on his Friday show. 

    “That’s something that I think the administration is looking into. It’s something that I think we are looking to see approval of from the vaccine,” Walensky said. 

    “Overall, I think in general, I am all for more vaccination.

    “But, I have nothing further to say on that except that we are looking into those policies.”

  • JON OSSOFF SAYS ‘WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED’ WITH INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

  • BIDEN MISTAKENLY SAYS $100K WILL BE OFFERED TO GET VACCINATED

    The President was speaking about the incentives in some cities and states for Americans to get vaccinated but meant to say $100, not $100,000.

    “Places have offered $100,000…$100,000,” Biden said before laughing and stopping himself during the address.

    “$100,” he corrected himself. “That’d be really good.”

    “I’d go back and get vaccinated three times,” he joked.

  • ANDREW YANG DOUBLES DOWN ON UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

  • WILL BIDEN MANDATE THE VACCINE FOR MILITARY?

    Biden had previously directed the military to examine how it could make the vaccine mandatory.

    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to seek authorization as early as this week to mandate that all active-duty troops get the vaccine.

    If Secretary Austin does ultimately decide to do so, he could seek a presidential waiver to allow the shots to be given to troops before a full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

  • LAUREN BOEBERT BLASTS BIDEN IN TWEET

  • PUSH FOR BIDEN TO BE IMPEACHED

    Conservative commentator Mark Levin appeared to urge Republicans to impeach the 46th president while in conversation with Sean Hannity on Fox News on earlier this month.

    “Republicans, have you ever heard of the word impeachment?” he asked. “Are you guys just going to go down to the border and whine yourselves to death?”

    Despite Republicans not having the majority in the House or Senate, he explained: “You need to start explaining to the American people.

    “This man just violated a Supreme Court decision. This man has the border wide open in violation of our immigration laws.”

  • BIDEN CALLS FOR EVICTION MORATORIUM

    Biden said at a press event: “Any call for a moratorium based on the Supreme Court’s recent decision is likely to face obstacles.

    “I’ve indicated to the CDC I’d like to look at other alternatives.”

    The last eviction ban ended on July 31 after the the US Supreme Court signaled in June it wouldn’t be extended beyond the end of July without congressional action.

  • 9/11 FAMILIES TELL BIDEN ‘DON’T COME’

    More than 1,800 people affected by the 9/11 attacks – including first responders – said that the President should only attend once he orders the release of classified documents they claim may link the Saudi government to the Al Qaeda atrocity.

    In a signed statement first obtained by NBC News on Friday, they say that “much investigative evidence has been uncovered implicating Saudi government officials in supporting the attacks” since the 9/11 Commission’s final report in 2004.

    It adds: “Through multiple administrations, the Department of Justice and the FBI have actively sought to keep this information secret and prevent the American people from learning the full truth about the 9/11 attacks.”

  • JD VANCE POSTS VIDEO BLASTING INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

  • BIDEN CLAIMS CAPITOL RIOT WAS WORSE THAN CIVIL WAR

    The president had said: “Not even during the Civil War did insurrectionists breach the Capitol of the United States of America: the citadel of our democracy. Not even then. But on January 6, 2021, they did.”

    His words sparked fury from Candace Owens who said his comments were part of efforts to “criminalize half the nation.”

    The conservative commentator told Fox News: “This is really just more totalitarian talk from Joe Biden trying to criminalize half the nation for supporting Donald Trump who should be in office instead of him.”

  • ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ TARGETS ‘MODERATE DEMS’ IN TWEET

  • DID BIDEN ‘GET LOST’ ON WHITE HOUSE LAWN?

    A video shows Biden following his agents up the lawn to the White House.

    An agent is seen pointing a finger, ordering Biden to turn right but the president seems to ignore his instructions.

    Biden then trundles across the lawn as he appears to take the long route back to the residence, MailOnline reports.

    He gives a thumbs-up as he makes his way into the White House.

  • BIDEN TOLD CUOMO TO RESIGN

    Following the report by state Attorney General Letitia James’ office culminating a five-month investigation that he was inappropriate with at least 11 women including groping an aide’s breast – Biden determined that Cuomo needed to resign. 

    “Let’s take one thing at a time,” said Biden, without commenting on whether or not Cuomo should face impeachment or criminal charges.

  • BIDEN’S TAN SUIT CONTROVERSY

    The President sparked a social media frenzy after sporting a tan suit during his jobs report announcement – years after Obama was sensationally slammed for rocking one.

    Biden strolled out in the daring number during Obama’s birthday week – with swarms of social media users claiming the 78-year-old was “trolling” his right-wing detractors.

    In 2014, then-President Obama caused widespread controversy when he stepped out in a tan suit for a live press conference about how the US military planned to respond to the ISIS situation in Syria.

  • BIDEN EXTENDS STUDENT LOAN PAUSE

    Joe Biden has extended the pause on student loan payments, but has described this as the “final extension”.

    Payments were halted last year after Congress passed the CARES Act and were due to restart in September – but this has now been pushed back until January 31.

    Those who have borrowed money do not need to make payments during this time and interest will not be added onto the remaining balance.

  • INFRASTRUCTURE BILL COULD CHANGE CRYPTO LAW

    The Biden administration aims to raise $28billion of the new infrastructure bill’s funds by tightening tax rules around cryptocurrencies.

    The provision will require brokers to report gains in a type of 1099 form, in addition to reporting transactions of more than $10,000 to the IRS.

    However, this has met with backlash, with crypto advocates urging lawmakers to clarify the current broad definition of a “broker”.

    Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey also tweeted about the bill over the weekend, and said: “Forcing reporting rules on Americans who develop software and hardware, who mine and secure the network, or who run nodes to build resilience and efficiencies, is an impossible ask that will only drive development and operation of this critical technology outside the US.”

  • DESANTIS MOCKS BIDEN

    Speaking at a press conference, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continued a theme popular with former President Donald Trump and many Republicans: mocking Biden’s memory.

    When asked about the president pretending to not know who he is, DeSantis replied: “I guess I’m not surprised that Biden doesn’t remember me.

    “I guess the question is what else has he forgotten?”

  • BIDEN SIGNS NEW ZERO EMISSIONS ORDER

    USA Today reports that the order is part of series of actions the Biden has planned to aim at jump-starting a dramatic shift toward electric vehicles to tackle the climate change crisis.

    President Biden signed the order with executives from Ford, GM and Stellantis along with leaders from the United Auto Workers.

    “Our recent product, technology, and investment announcements highlight our collective commitment to be leaders in the U.S. transition to electric vehicles,” Ford, GM and Stellantis said in a joint statement via USA Today.

  • NEW INFRASTRUCTURE BILL PASSED

    On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, President Biden’s bipartisan $1trillion infrastructure bill was passed.

    The bill, which the 100-member chamber passed in a 69-30 vote, will provide vast improvements on transportation systems.

    The package breakdown allocates $110billion for roads and bridges, $39billion for public transit systems, and $66billion for railroads.

    An additional $55 billion is included in the bill for water and wastewater infrastructure along with billions for electric vehicle charging stations and airports.

  • BIDEN CONFUSED OBAMA AND TRUMP IN SPEECH

    In his speech, the president embarrassingly confused former presidents Obama and Trump.

    Biden said: “Back in 2009, during the so-called Great Recession, the President asked me to be in charge of managing that piece.

    “Then President Trump – excuse me, Freudian slip, that was the last president.

    “President Obama, I was vice president. The American auto industry, you remember, was on the rise.”

  • WAR HERO CALLS BIDEN A ‘D**KHEAD’

    War hero Ben McBean has branded US President Joe Biden a “d***head” over his handling of Afghanistan.

    Ben, 33, who lost an arm and a leg in Afghanistan, said: “I saw Biden’s comments and I just thought, ‘D***head’.

    “You can’t say ‘fend for yourselves’, when you know damned f***ing well they can’t. That’s why we were there. It’s harsh to make out now that they have the resources to beat the Taliban when obviously they never have.

    “He’s had enough. He doesn’t care. And it’s just going to be chaos there until it reaches our shores again.”