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(FreedomWire.org) – Speaking in Tokyo on Monday, Biden was asked about the US commitment to Taiwan. Biden said, “yes,” the US would intervene militarily to defend Taiwan if it came under attack from China. He said the US’s responsibility to protect the self-ruled island, was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The US president went on to say, any attempt by China to use force against Taiwan would “just not be appropriate … it would dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine”.

“America is committed to a one-China policy but that does not mean China has the jurisdiction to use force to take Taiwan,” Biden said, adding: “My expectation is that will not happen.”

A White House official walked back Biden’s remarks almost immediately.

“As the president said, our policy has not changed,” the spokesperson said. “He reiterated our One China Policy and our commitment to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. He also reiterated our commitment under the Taiwan Relations Act to provide Taiwan with the military means to defend itself.”

There is a contradiction of what Biden said and the spokesperson. While Biden asserted he would intervene militarily, i.e. with the US military, his administration apparently wants to make it clear that we are only committing to providing military aid to Taiwan so it can “defend itself.” That’s significant in that it signals to China that the only thing we’d do is what we’ve been doing in Ukraine.

(FreedomWire.org) – On this Sunday’s episode of “State of the Union,” Dana Bash grilled National Economic Council director Brian Deese on how the administration got it “so wrong” on inflation.

“Let’s talk about inflation,” Bash said. “It is still near the highest levels in four decades. I want to play what President Biden said about this issue almost a year ago compared to what he’s saying now.”

Bash then played a clip from Biden in which he said “the overwhelming consensus, it’s going to pop up a little bit and then go back down.”

“I want every American to know I’m taking inflation very seriously, and it’s my top domestic priority,” Biden said in another instance.

“How did the administration get that so wrong?” Bash then asked Deese.

“Look, a lot of things have changed over the course of the last year and we’ve dealt with a lot of unexpected challenges,” Deese said. “The delta wave of COVID, omicron on top of that. More recently, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine which has sent gyrations through global energy markets. What’s most important for the American people to understand right now is they have a president who is making clear, as you just played, that inflation is his top economic priority.”

“And that means a couple of things. First, we need to give the fed the space and the independence to do its job, which is to get inflation under control,” Deese continued. “Second, we need to lower costs for families, make things more affordable for them during this economic transition. Third, we need to reduce the federal deficit. If we reduce the federal deficit, we’ll help to reduce price pressures on the economy. We’ve made a lot of progress on that because of the president’s policies, but we can do more.”

Deese said the administration was looking at all possibilities to ease inflation.

(FreedomWire.org) – Joe Biden may claim that he cares about trying to lower gas prices in America, but his actions are telling a different story. He has come out and revealed that his administration would cancel a vast gas and oil lease located in Alaska. The lease has been pending approval, but it will not go through now that Biden is involved.

The cancellation of the gas lease is a significant blow to American oil. Biden plans to inflate prices so high that no one can afford to drive their gas-powered cars. The Democrat has also canceled several other oil leases that allowed for drilling out in the Gulf of Mexico.

Biden has blamed a lot of different sources for the record-high gas prices. He tried to blame the war with Vladimir Putin for the higher prices. Gas prices had already risen to record heights long before the war started. The president’s plan was to try and find a way to increase domestic supply and production.

But his commitment to such an endeavor was short-lived since he is secretly canceling contracts. The decision to kill all the deals was because there was no interest by anyone in drilling the area. The Gulf of Mexico cancellations was said to be connected to lawsuits and court rulings.

The Washington Post stated, “The Biden administration is poised to let the nationwide offshore drilling program expire next month without a new plan. Barring unexpected action, the current five-year offshore drilling program will lapse at June. Interior cannot hold any new oil and gas lease sales until it has completed a replacement plan.”

Biden plans to drag out the issue until all the leases expire. Americans can then expect high prices well into the next year because of the time it takes for drilling companies to gain access and start bringing up new oil.

Frank Macchiarola is the Senior Vice President of the American Petroleum Institute. He stated that Biden’s decision to cancel the Alaska contract was “another example of the administration’s lack of commitment to oil and gas development in the U.S. The President has spoken about the need for additional supplies in the market, but his administration has failed to take action to match that rhetoric.”

Ever since Biden took office, he tells people what they want to hear and fails to act on his statements. People are urging the president to extend the contracts and approve new ones for another five years.

The oil and gas industry is waiting for any sign that Biden will approve the new leases. The current signal is that he is dragging his feet and refuses to act because he does not have a plan to move forward. He claims to have a plan but refuses to reveal what that plan is all about.

The entire industry will grind to a stop soon if Biden fails to approve new drilling leases. The president is supposed to be a person who looks out for America’s interests. But Biden seems determined to look out for the interests of everyone else in the world. His determination to change the face of energy production and consumption will doom America for years to come.

The Democratic Party is playing a game with the future of America. Their goal to date has been to turn America into another failed socialist country where another evil dictator rules. Joe Biden needs high prices because it puts people on a dependent track to the federal government.

(FreedomWire.org) – Elon Musk offered to purchase Twitter, which is accused of widespread liberal bias and censorship against conservative users on the platform.

Musk’s offer of $44 billion to buy the platform hinged on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate. The company has claimed that fewer than 5 percent of users on the platform are spam or bots, instead of real people. This claim is facing serious doubt and scrutiny.

It was discovered that almost half of President Joe Biden’s 22.2 million followers on Twitter are fake, according to a recent audit.

“Elon may have uncovered FRAUD at Twitter,” one person responded. It’s widely speculated that Twitter is rushing in a panic to try deleting bots as quickly as possible to make sure its data is accurate.

It appears that censoring and shadow-banning conservatives may not be the only scandal unfolding at the company behind closed doors.

If the company lied in its SEC filings by providing false information, this could have misled investors into believing the company is doing better than it really is. It’s possible that the company could face a lawsuit over this issue.

“My offer was based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” Musk explained.

The number of spam and fake accounts on Twitter prompted Musk to put his deal to purchase Twitter on hold last week. 

(FreedomWire.org) – The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos tweeted a clear critique to the President for confusing two distinct issues.
“Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss,” Bezos wrote. “Mushing them together is just misdirection.”
On Friday, Biden posted: “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”

Biden’s message suggesting that taxes on corporations such as Amazon can help bring down inflation seemed to get under Bezos’ skin. It’s unusual to see the Amazon chairman publicly take aim at the administration.

Biden last year specifically called out Amazon during a speech outlining his infrastructure spending plan. He cited a 2019 analysis highlighting 91 Fortune 500 companies that didn’t pay federal income tax in 2018 — “including Amazon,” Biden noted, while not mentioning any other companies. 

Amazon last year reported $2.3 billion in federal income tax expense, as part of its total tax contribution.

Elected officials, progressive activists, and academics haven taken aim at Amazon in the past for reportedly paying nothing in federal income taxes. Researchers and journalists came to that conclusion by calculating the tax deferrals and credits Amazon is eligible for. Federal tax laws also allow the company to delay payment of the bill. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders, is frequent critic of Amazon, so it was no surprise that Sanders had a response to Bezos’ tweet to Biden.

Bezos Tweet has shocked other twitter users.


 

(FreedomWire.org) – On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s Department of Interior (DOI) announced that it would be canceling three significant oil and gas lease sales that would have greatly boosted American energy output.

Axios reports that the move all but confirms that the federal government will not be selling any new oil and gas leases for the remainder of 2022, a sharp reversal from the energy dominant policies of the Trump Administration that saw the United States become energy independent for the first time ever, as well as a major exporter of energy.

The DOI released a statement claiming that the cancelation of the sales was due to “lack of industry interest in leasing in the area,” declaring that it “will not move forward with the proposed Cook Inlet OCS oil and gas lease sale 258,” which would have been off the coast of Alaska. The department also confirmed that “it will not move forward with lease sales 259 and 261 in the Gulf of Mexico region, as a result of delays due to factors including conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales.”

The alarming move from the DOI comes even as gas prices continue to soar to record highs, primarily as a result of Biden’s “green energy” push to cancel numerous other oil and gas leases across the country. Immediately upon coming to power, one of Biden’s first moves was to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada that would have created tens of thousands of jobs, as well as build a stronger energy-based partnership with Canada.

Gas prices have risen even higher following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, although Biden has tried unsuccessfully to blame the entirety of the energy crisis on the war. Biden has also previously voiced his support for lending more oil and gas to European countries so that they are less dependent on Russian energy, although the DOI’s latest decision further reduces the United States’ ability to even produce energy for itself, let alone export energy to other countries.

Far-left environmental activists celebrated the Biden Administration’s decision, with Earthjustice spokesman Drew Caputo claiming, without evidence, that the lease cancelation was “good for the climate, which can’t handle new oil and gas development.” Conversely, Frank Macchiarola of the American Petroleum Institute pointed out that “unfortunately, this is becoming a pattern. The administration talks about the need for more supply and acts to restrict it.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Valerie Biden Owens, the sister of President Joe Biden, was recently on Good Morning Britain. During her interview she invited Meghan Markle to join the Democratic Party, and said Meghan would “of course” make a good candidate for the US Presidency.

Valerie Biden Owens, 76, said that the Duchess of Sussex would be “welcome to come in and join the Democratic Party,” adding that it was key to have more women in politics.

The Biden family have had a close relationship with Prince Harry for the last 10 years.  Reports have claimed that Markle has been networking among senior Democrats with a view of building a campaign and starting a career in politics. 

Owens stated, “It’s wonderful to have women in politics. The more women we have the better our democratic system will work. We welcome her to come in and join the Democratic Party.”

When asked if she thought the Duchess would make a good potential candidate for President one day, Owens said, “Yes, perhaps. Of course she will.”

Owens, was also asked about her brother’s mental health as well as his future plans. They pointed out that Republicans have accused Biden of being mentally unfit for office following a series of verbal blunders, such as referring to his wife Jill as the Vice President and calling for regime change in Russia by saying Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”

When asked about whether it makes her angry when Biden misspeaks and people put it down to him not being mentally fit for office, Owens said, “First of all, his gaffes are truths. He speaks the truth.”

Owens replied, “Is he capable? Watch him. Look at him. He speaks the truth. Sometimes it comes out in a different way and people call it a gaffe. He speaks the truth.”

Owens revealed she was not “enthusiastic” about Biden running against Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020 because she believed Trump was “committed to destroying my brother and my family.”

Owens, who has been in charge of Biden’s political campaigns for over 50 years.

“I was not enthusiastic about him running against the former president, because the former president I believe was committed to destroying my brother and my family,” Owens said.

Owens added, “Joe is the right person at the right time for the right job and there are lots of things still to do to carry on the agenda. There’s no daylight between the private person and the public man. The American people know what Joe is about.”

When asked if Biden will run for President in 2024, Owens confirmed, “Yes! We’ve got stuff to do. Absolutely!”

Owens was her brother’s campaign manager for all of his Senate campaigns and for his 2008 presidential bid, which he suspended only to be chosen as Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s running mate. She was a senior adviser on the president’s 2020 campaign.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former Vice President Pence calls President Biden’s “MAGA crowd” extremism charge a “desperate” deflection by the administration “grasping for straws” due to its tanking approval rating.

Biden labeled MAGA as the “most extreme” political organization in recent U.S. history on Wednesday, in reaction to a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion overturning landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, and support by Republicans for the end of federal protections for abortion and returning that power to states. 

“What are the next things that are going to be attacked?” Biden asked. “Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history—-in recent American history.”

“With all due respect, President Biden sounds desperate. It sounds like the rhetoric of an administration grasping for straws,” Pence told Fox News Digital during an exclusive interview Saturday ahead of his commencement speech at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

“I mean, look, the president’s approval rating speaks for itself. He is exploring of the bowels of American approval numbers in modern history. And it’s because the American people see the failed policies of this administration at home and abroad,” Pence continued.

Biden’s approval rating tumbled to the lowest point of his presidency, with just 33% of Americans approving of his job performance.

“And I think there’s no amount of, you know, any effort by this administration to demean the 74 million people that supported this [MAGA] movement. And millions of Americans who know our economy can be strong, our borders can be secure, and that that America can be respected on the world stage and our values can be respected in our courts, [values] that they love.”

Pence said that Biden’s dig at MAGA will likely have the opposite effect that he may have anticipated.

(FreedomWire.org) – Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) claimed Joe Biden is “literally threatening the lives” of the Supreme Court’s justices. Blaming the president for the explosive fallout from the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo interviewed Cruz on Sunday Morning Futures, he believes a  “left-wing, woke twit” is responsible for leaking Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion. Cruz expressed hope that the leaker will “be criminally prosecuted” for attempting to “destroy the court.”

Bartiromo asked Cruz for his thoughts on the protests pro-choice advocates were conducting outside the houses of the Supreme Court’s conservative justices. Cruz claimed that causing these demonstrations was the leaker’s intent — as he condemned the Biden Administration because White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did not emphatically denounce protests at the justices’ homes.

“It was shameful that the White House refused to condemn violent protest threatening the families of the supreme court. It is disgraceful! And Joe Biden used to be chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Joe Biden knows it’s disgraceful! He’s literally threatening the lives of these justices by the mob they’re unleashing. It’s the same thing we saw with Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots where the left embraced them, and now they’re embracing mob violence to get their partisan outcome.”

(FreedomWire.org) – President Biden just established a new set of executive orders on gun control. He said “no amendment is absolute,” while maintaining that “nothing” he is recommending “impinges” on the Second Amendment.

“Today we’re taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis,” Biden said from the White House Thursday.

“Nothing, nothing I am about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” the president said, calling arguments suggesting that those constitutional rights are at stake “phony.”

“No amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute,” he said. “You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater — recall a freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning that the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons.” He also said, “So the idea is just bizarre, to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”

The president stated that gun violence in the United States “an epidemic.”

“Let me say it again, gun violence in this country is an epidemic,” Biden said. “And it’s an international embarrassment.”

Vice President Harris added, “I’ve seen with my own two eyes what a bullet can do to the human body … and I’ve fought my entire career to fight this violence and to pass reasonable gun safety.”

“What are we waiting for? Cause we aren’t waiting or a tragedy… We’ve had more tragedy than we can bear,” she said. “The solutions exist… people on both sides of the aisle want action, real people … so all that is left is the will and the courage to act.”

Republicans, meanwhile, have expressed their suspicion of Biden’s agenda, which goes much further than the actions he is announcing Thursday. The president has said he supports an assault weapons ban, voluntary buybacks of assault weapons, wants to repeal a law that prevents gun manufacturers from being sued for crimes people commit with guns, and much more.

“By appointing the anti-gun Merrick Garland as attorney general and nominating David Chipman, formerly a senior staffer at the leading gun control lobby, to head ATF. Biden has made clear his sights are set on restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners while ignoring criminals and foregoing substantive measures that will actually keep Americans safe,” the National Rifle Association (NRA) said in a statement.

“Further, the proposals Biden announced tonight could require law-abiding citizens to surrender lawful property and enable states to expand gun confiscation orders. The NRA will fight this nomination and ill-conceived executive actions,” the NRA stated.