Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

 

justice and COVID-19In a stage whisper. When both MSN and FoxNews comment on Biden’s strange whispering into the microphone at a press conference, it is noteworthy. Biden literally said the quiet part out loud about government hostility to small business. Let’s go to the official transcript from the June 24 remarks on the infrastructure deal.

Remember you were asking me — and I’m not being critical of you all; I really mean this.  It was legitimate questions you were asking me — asking me, “Well, you know, guess what?  Employers can’t find workers.”  [stage whisper] I said, “Yeah.  Pay them more.”  [/stage whisper] This is an employee’s — employee’s bargaining chip now what’s happening.  They’re going to have to compete and start playing [sic] hardworking people a decent wage.

So, government has deliberately crushed small businesses, enriching a handful of mega-corporations who are already closely tied with the Democratic Party while tossing a few bones to the RepubliCAN’T party. Mitch McConnell and his gang were in charge when the business-crushing mandates issued forth, and they went right along with the Democrats setting the enhanced unemployment payment trap for any who would try recovering truly local or truly small businesses. Their hands are not clean.

Biden just stage whispered what was supposed to stay among friends. The federal government, our Congress, inflated the value of not working at all on the books. They did so rather than incentivizing a direct federalization of the federally imposed personal and business debt from deferred rent, mortgage, and lease payments. We got bipartisan multi-trillion dollar money printing in the name of COVID-19 relief and safety, so “but we can’t afford that” is no real objection.

Now Biden spoke the real position of our governing elite. Small businesses will have to “compete” against the government-stacked deck and likely just die out, leaving small business people broke or bankrupt. The Walmarts and Amazons will benefit, as they have over the past year. These will work hand-in-glove with federal bureaucrats to drive the left’s agenda without any need to worry about local opinion.

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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Again we see that a vite for Biden was a vote for the destruction of the nation. 

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  2. The Reticulator Member
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    What’s the problem?  Fast food employers can indeed pay their workers more, and if there isn’t enough income to cover the costs they can just raise taxes on their customers.  Anybody who has a proper government-centric outlook on life knows that.

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  3. James Salerno Coolidge
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    @JamesSalerno

    We are seeing a full-throttle attempt to nationalize the economy, education, business, etc. There’s too much going on right now to be just a series of coincidences. Don’t even get me started on what they’re doing with housing….

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  4. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    What’s the problem? Fast food employers can indeed pay their workers more, and if there isn’t enough income to cover the costs they can just raise taxes on their customers. Anybody who has a proper government-centric outlook on life knows that.

    Maybe the employers can just print more money.  Isn’t that the lesson?

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  5. The Reticulator Member
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    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    What’s the problem? Fast food employers can indeed pay their workers more, and if there isn’t enough income to cover the costs they can just raise taxes on their customers. Anybody who has a proper government-centric outlook on life knows that.

    Maybe the employers can just print more money. Isn’t that the lesson?

    Well, sure, but what’s the fun in doing that without taxing people, too? 

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  6. EDISONPARKS Member
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    The NT who assured us Trump was the ultimate disaster to end all disasters and we should vote for Biden to avoid still more disaster…….. 

    Those NT have enshrined themselves as useless idiots to be ignored if they ever try to “help” us with their political expertise in future.

     

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  7. James Lileks Contributor
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    I’ve heard this whispering routine a few times now. It’s bizarre. Try to imagine any other president in your memory doing something like that, complete with wide staring eyes and mangled verbiage. Imagine Reagan, in his first six months, leaning into the microphone with his peepers like saucers, whispering things. 

    While you’re at it, imagine Bush – you know, Hitler – confusing the Tuskegee Airmen with the victims of the medical experiment; it would be seen as proof he was incapable of imagining black heroism, and saw them only through the prism of STDs. 

     

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  8. Rodin Member
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    I’ve heard this whispering routine a few times now. It’s bizarre. Try to imagine any other president in your memory doing something like that, complete with wide staring eyes and mangled verbiage. Imagine Reagan, in his first six months, leaning into the microphone with his peepers like saucers, whispering things.

    While you’re at it, imagine Bush – you know, Hitler – confusing the Tuskegee Airmen with the victims of the medical experiment; it would be seen as proof he was incapable of imagining black heroism, and saw them only through the prism of STDs.

    pResident Biden is the very essence of the unimaginable. But then again, when asked what was the root cause of the Apollo One fire, astronaut [Frank] Borman replied, “Failure of imagination.”

    [corrected; thank you T.C.]

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  9. JoelB Member
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    Did Biden fall and hit his head around the right eyebrow?

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  10. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Maybe, while Joe was whispering to the reporters, he was actually fantasizing about groping one or two of the females in the room.  It’s hard for an individual, such as Joe, to compartmentalize when he has problems managing one sphere of his brain.

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  11. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Kammala-lamma-ding-dong is going to be president soon.  There will be a national month of serious, furrowed brows, talking about the real impacts of dementia (which are real, and horrible), and there will be great respect paid to Biden’s service, etc.

    And that’ll be that.  Couple more of these and fitness becomes less of a question, more of a “well, now we have to do something”.

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  12. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    I’ve heard this whispering routine a few times now. It’s bizarre. Try to imagine any other president in your memory doing something like that, complete with wide staring eyes and mangled verbiage. Imagine Reagan, in his first six months, leaning into the microphone with his peepers like saucers, whispering things.

    While you’re at it, imagine Bush – you know, Hitler – confusing the Tuskegee Airmen with the victims of the medical experiment; it would be seen as proof he was incapable of imagining black heroism, and saw them only through the prism of STDs.

    pResident Biden is the very essence of the unimaginable. But then again, when asked what was the root cause of the Apollo One fire, astronaut Martin Borman replied, “Failure of imagination.”

    We are where we are thanks to the RepubliCAN’Ts, led by McConnell and Lyin’ Ryan’s lieutenant McCarthy. The Democrats and their media wing are who we thought they were, and the RepubliCAN’Ts colluded and even now play fake opposition anyway.

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  13. EDISONPARKS Member
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    Gazpacho Grande’ (View Comment):

    Kammala-lamma-ding-dong is going to be president soon. There will be a national month of serious, furrowed brows, talking about the real impacts of dementia (which are real, and horrible), and there will be great respect paid to Biden’s service, etc.

    And that’ll be that. Couple more of these and fitness becomes less of a question, more of a “well, now we have to do something”.

    Say what?

    30 Things You Never Knew About Animal House | Eighties Kids

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  14. T.C. Member
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    pResident Biden is the very essence of the unimaginable. But then again, when asked what was the root cause of the Apollo One fire, astronaut Martin Borman replied, “Failure of imagination.”

    Frank, Frank Borman.

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  15. Rodin Member
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    T.C. (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    pResident Biden is the very essence of the unimaginable. But then again, when asked what was the root cause of the Apollo One fire, astronaut Martin Borman replied, “Failure of imagination.”

    Frank, Frank Borman.

    Yes, Frank Borman.

     

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  16. Ontheleftcoast Member
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    Biden is staying on script with this. The “human infrastructure” project will put more people directly or indirectly on government payrolls at inflated pay scales; the private sector will be squeezed even harder as inflation continues to heat up and will be forced to raise pay to compete with government hiring. This will be called “market forces” by the usual suspects.

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  17. Ontheleftcoast Member
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):

    Kammala-lamma-ding-dong is going to be president soon. There will be a national month of serious, furrowed brows, talking about the real impacts of dementia (which are real, and horrible), and there will be great respect paid to Biden’s service, etc.

     

    La Presidenta Qué Mala Harris

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  18. She Reagan
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    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):
    Kammala-lamma-ding-dong is going to be president soon.  There will be a national month of serious, furrowed brows, talking about the real impacts of dementia (which are real, and horrible), and there will be great respect paid to Biden’s service, etc.

    Yes.  It’s just awful.

    James Lileks (View Comment):
    I’ve heard this whispering routine a few times now. It’s bizarre.

    It’s dementia.  Biden has always been a mumbler, but the increased amount of it, the slurring, the hoarseness, getting lost in sentences, wandering off on tangents, the long pauses, the whispering are all signs that go with alterations in voice and speech with dementia, over and above normal aging.  As is the gurning and grimacing.  Even the self-congratulatory “I got this thing,” or “I did that thing,” inappropriately inserted into the middle of conversations are part of it–he’s hanging onto his sense of self and making sure he, and everyone else, knows that he’s still relevant.  I’ve seen all of it in those I love, and it’s just horrible to watch it play out on national television.

    It’s a truly appalling and gruesome spectacle, one of which his family should be ashamed, and for which, one way or another, there’ll be a heavy price to pay.

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  19. Rodin Member
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    She (View Comment):
    It’s a truly appalling and gruesome spectacle, one of which his family should be ashamed, and for which, one way or another, there’ll be a heavy price to pay.

    No shame is a feature, not a bug, for psychopaths who seek public office. 

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  20. Roderic Reagan
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    Well, Mr. Biden, we small businesses can’t swing the higher wages, so all those people you are paying not to work?  They’re all yours now.

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  21. EDISONPARKS Member
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    It’s a truly appalling and gruesome spectacle, one of which his family should be ashamed, and for which, one way or another, there’ll be a heavy price to pay.

    No shame is a feature, not a bug, for psychopaths who seek public office.

    I get the sense Jill Biden quite enjoys being President.

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  22. Stad Coolidge
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    I thought the whispering was sanctimonious condescension, but I guess I was wrong . . .

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  23. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Biden is staying on script with this. The “human infrastructure” project will put more people directly or indirectly on government payrolls at inflated pay scales; the private sector will be squeezed even harder as inflation continues to heat up and will be forced to raise pay to compete with government hiring. This will be called “market forces” by the usual suspects.

    Including McCarthy, McConnell and the RepubliCAN’Ts, who will only look for an angle to get their own hands on the enlarged levers of power.

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