“Folks – as we all apparently agree, Social Security and Medicare is off the books now, right? They’re not to be touched. All right, all right. We’ve got unanimity!”
The quote above was one of Biden’s alleged “off the script” moments during his rambling State of the Union Address, which CNN claimed the White House “relished.”
Unfortunately, as usual, such an “off script” moment led directly to Biden contradicting himself, considering what Biden was ranting and raving about right before the claim of sudden “unanimity.”
“What is being proposed by individuals – I’m not – politely not naming them, but it’s being proposed by some of you … Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans – some Republicans – want Medicare and Social Security to sunset,” Biden whispered prior to his “unanimity” claim.
Needless to say, Biden’s “sunset” remark is a complete lie, as House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy has already said (repeatedly) that he will not consider broaching the reduction of either Medicare or Medicaid as part of the endless debt ceiling battle.
“I’m not saying it’s a majority,” Biden hastily added, as boos regarding the obvious lies began to ring throughout House Chamber.
“Let me give you – anybody who doubts it, contact my office. I’ll give you a copy. I’ll give you a copy of the proposal. That means Congress doesn’t vote. Well, I’m glad to see – no, I tell you, I enjoy conversion,” Biden babbled.
Biden enjoys “conversion?” Eh, ok. He likely meant “conversation,” and mixed the two phrases up.
Easy to do, given how often transactivists detail the importance of “conversion” to one’s “true” gender.
As far as giving Biden a call? Ha!
He barely answers reporters’ questions but will somehow magically answer the phone? Not exactly.
Fortunately, Senator Rick Scott, apparently the “unnamed” Republican that Biden was alluding to, hopped right on in and set the record rather straight.
“Last night, @JoeBiden rambled for a while, but it seems he forgot to share the facts: In my plan, I suggested the following: All federal legislation sunsets in 5 yrs. If a law is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again,” Scott tweeted.
Scott also made it very clear that Biden’s deliberately divisive declarations regarding Republicans allegedly wanting to end Medicare and Medicare is nonsense.
“This is clearly & obviously an idea aimed at dealing with ALL the crazy new laws our Congress has been passing of late. @JoeBiden is confused…to suggest that this means I want to cut Social Security or Medicare is a lie, & is a dishonest move…from a very confused President,” Scott continued, making it rather clear how deeply confused Biden truly appears to be.
Scott, unlike Biden, also presented justification for why Biden’s response is truly ridiculous.
“Does he think I also intend to get rid of the U.S. Navy? Or the border patrol? Or air traffic control, maybe? This is the kind of fake, gotcha BS that people hate about Washington. I’ve never advocated cutting Social Security or Medicare and never would,” Scott declared.
The senator also added that he would not be “intimidated” by the White House and liberal nonsense in general, noting that the media readily and happily lies for libs on a regular basis.
Interestingly, while Scott does not advocate cutting Medicare or Medicaid, Biden himself did … a few times.
As reported by Fox News, Biden not only supported federal sunset legislation in 1975, but also two decades later in the 1990s.
Even more ironically, the legislation Biden formerly supported called for evaluating the “worthiness” of federal legislation every four years. That contrasts rather obviously with Scott’s proposal, which calls for a review every five years, or 25 percent more time than Biden previously advocated.
And Biden was as fierce an advocate in the 90s as he was in the mid-70s, if not more so.
“When I argued that we should freeze federal spending, I meant Social Security, as well. I meant Medicare and Medicaid. I meant veterans’ benefits,” Biden raged at the time.
Well then. Appreciate your going so boldly on the record before, Mr. President.
Until that record is scrubbed by varied Orwellian forces.
And, like a classic Dem, Biden doubled down then as he continues to double down now.
Or quadruple down, per Biden.
“I meant every single solitary thing in the federal government. And I not only tried it once, I tried it twice, I tried it a third time, and I tried it a fourth time,” Biden ranted.
So, in other words, Biden attempted to shut down Medicare and Medicaid as often as he ran for president, though he certainly got a helping hand during his last run …
Author: Jane Jones