Today President Biden is set to visit Palo Alto, California, where he will announce over $600 million in investments for coastal communities to fight climate change. While the investments will be made for coastal cities and towns around the country, significant funds will go to California.
Biden’s trip to California is part of a broader effort to raise funding from donors as he seeks to raise over $1 billion to finance his campaign in 2024. The president, fresh off a beach vacation, was seen boarding his flight, where he ignored reporters. RNC Research tweeted a video of the encounter and stated Biden would “spend the next few days schmoozing and fundraising with liberal billionaires.” Watch it below.
Biden — fresh off a weekend vacation at the beach — takes no questions as he boards the plane for California, where he'll spend the next few days schmoozing and fundraising with liberal billionaires. pic.twitter.com/8kP3N4GNcP
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 19, 2023
Twitter users in the comments section slammed Biden for refusing to answer basic questions from the press. One user commented, “Why can’t he answer a question?! His handlers won’t let him! The swamp is running the country that they hate. Sad to watch America crumbling.” One user stated jokingly how impressed he was that Biden managed to walk up the stairs to the airplane. “TBF he managed the stairs today…probably spilt his ice cream down his tie though…” he said. The user was likely referencing the infamous clip of Joe Biden repeatedly falling while trying to walk up the stairs of Air Force One.
Another person slammed liberal billionaires for supporting the efforts of the Democrat party, alleging rampant corruption. “It’s always amaze me how liberal billionaires can support. Democrats makes you know that their deep state is so corrupt that the billionaires know they can get away with stuff if they control the Democrats with funding,” he said.
According to a White House official, the climate change investments Biden is set to announce are part of the president’s climate and infrastructure bill. Reportedly, it will include $575 million to address rising sea levels, storm surges, and hurricanes. Furthermore, $67 million will be allocated to California to update its electricity grid to reinforce it from natural disasters.
Last year, Biden signed into law the largest climate change spending bill in United States history. The $430 billion spending bill aims to cut emissions of greenhouse gasses, lower the price of prescription drugs, and combat inflation.
Many criticized the enormous spending bill’s supposed effort to bring down inflation. It is well-known in the field of economics that government spending is one of the biggest drivers of inflation. Injecting fiscal stimulus will increase economic activity, thereby driving up prices. At the time of the bill, inflation had reached historically high levels where American consumers were struggling to make ends meet. Simultaneously, the prospect of giant spending bills had many questioning the Biden administration’s understanding of basic economics.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell alleged these efforts would have negative effects and slammed the bill stating, “Democrats robbed Americans last year by spending our economy into record inflation. This year, their solution is to do it a second time. The partisan bill President Biden signed into law today means higher taxes, higher energy bills, and aggressive IRS audits.”
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