Another day, another example of Slow Joe Biden having trouble with basic words while trying to give a speech. That came on Tuesday, when President Brandon fought and lost yet another tough battle with his teleprompter.
This time, it was just too much for the crowd, which couldn’t contain itself and instead roared with laughter while Brandon battled the teleprompter and tried to get out a few words. In the speech, it sounds like Biden said “If they have to payout a hundred and fifty, thou, tie, hum, um…A hundred fifty-nine thousand… Billion… um, Dollars… Leb… Less!!” Watch that here:
WATCH: Biden stumbles so bad that he has to stop mid-sentence, triggering an awkward laugh from the audience pic.twitter.com/pdLJSoa7LX
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Even the White House Briefing Room struggled a bit to come up with what Biden was trying to say there. Here’s that portion of the speech (in bold) with what he was saying right before and after it added for context:
This law also caps out-of-pocket drug costs for seniors on Medicare at a maximum of $2,000 a year, no matter what drug you have to take. Total. (Applause.)
And a lot of you know we’re making real progress in my cancer initiative. Cancer drugs, though, can cost up to 10-, 12-, $14,000 a year. But you’re never going to have to pay — next year — more than $2,000 a year for all the drugs you consume. (Applause.)
Plus, if drug companies raise prices faster than inflation rises, they’ll have to pay Medicare back the difference. And guess what? It’s not only fair, it reduces the deficit when you do that.
When even the propagandists can’t come up with a good excuse for what he was trying to say…that’s not a good sign. And what he launched into next, the government’s plan to get even more deeply involved in healthcare, wasn’t either. Speaking on that, Brandon said:
Folks, we’re really giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices, just like the VA has done for years for veterans.
Bringing down prescription drug cost doesn’t just save money for seniors and Medicare; it’s going to have a significant effect on the federal deficit. It’s going to lower the debt by $159 billion. (Applause.)
And you say, “Well, how can that be, Joe?” Well, right now, the government — our tax dollars pay out through Medicare the help for the prescription drugs. If they have to pay out 150 thou- — 159 thou- — billion dollars let- — (the President rolls his eyes) — (laughter) — less for prescription drugs, then it reduces the deficit.
So, folks, it’s a win-win. It saves taxpayers money, it makes Medicare stronger, and it reduces government spending overall.
Then, after pledging to socialize the healthcare industry, Biden next attacked Republicans for wanting fiscal sanity rather than continual money printing, saying:
Again, sadly, the MAGA Republicans — the Congress or — or those in Congress who threaten to undo the gains — they want to do away with the Affordable Care Act. Some threaten to default on the national debt unless I accept certain economic plans.
Now, let me explain the national debt. You all know — we think we all know it. It’s the accumulated debt over 200 years. Every year it’s accumulated, over 200 years. The federal government has never, ever once reneged on that debt. We’ve never questioned our credit. And guess what? Let’s remember the last administration increased the federal debt by 25 percent. The 200-year debt — in four years, they increased it by 25 percent. Two hundred years.
And, folks, how did Congress respond? Well, quite frankly, they did the only responsible thing: They paid the debt. They voted three times to keep paying America’s bills to pay the debt without preconditions without a crisis.
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