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JOE BIDEN’S RECORD SHOWS WHO IS THE REAL JOE!
Joe Biden has held elected office since 1970, nearly his whole professional life.
Since 1973, Biden’s’ income has swelled from $42,500 in 1973 to more than $15,000,000 in 2017 and 2018 combined.
Throughout his career, despite trying to cultivate an “Average Joe” image, Biden has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer and campaign dollars to fly on private planes and helicopters.
Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz, son of John Kerry, created Rosemont Capital in June 2009 and operated out of Washington D.C., just miles from their fathers’ offices.
Less than a year after opening, Rosemont Capital secured access to multiple foreign leaders, including China, “at the highest levels.
Rosemont Capital and Hunter Biden drew public scrutiny for piggybacking off of Joe Biden’s diplomatic trips to hold business meetings including flying on Air Force Two during Biden’s Asia pivot ventures.
From 2014 to 2015, Hunter Biden and his business partners were paid $3.4 million to represent Burisma Holdings to have “well-connected Democrats” defend the company from U.S. and Ukrainian investigations.
Joe Biden’s youngest brother, Frank, leveraged his “famous name for business gain” putting it to work on an imperiled charter school project, in Florida, which only graduated 35% of its students.
Frank Biden has admitted he “enjoy[s] automatic acceptance or at least listening to what [he has] to say” as a result of his last name and in 2011, Frank called being a Biden “a tremendous asset.”
In January, Politico found that Joe Biden’s younger brother, James, had used Joe’s political connections to profit off of a land deal with a lobbyist in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In 2019, James Biden was also accused, in a lawsuit, of using his brother’s name and connections to the Biden Cancer Initiative to promote his own business dealings during a pitch to medical investors.
Members of Obama’s 2012 campaign called Biden’s gaffes “Joe Bombs,” and were keenly aware of the need to keep tabs on Biden while he was on the campaign trail.
DURING HIS TIME AS VICE PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN WAS A FRIEND TO DICTATORS, ESPECIALLY IN LATIN AMERICA
The Obama/Biden Administration “helped stabilize” the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro by blocking sanctions and promoting a dialogue process “that ended up weakening the opposition.”
Upon coming to power, Maduro eroded democracy and limited the Venezuelan people’s ability to participate in elections.
Biden is well known for his admiration of Maduro, who he told in 2015 that if he had his hair, he would be “President of the United States.”
Under the Obama/Biden administration, the U.S. sanctioned just 7 individuals under Venezuela-related designations, under President Trump the U.S. has made over 300 Venezuelan related sanctions designations.
After a controversial election in which many opposition candidates had been barred from running while others were jailed or fled the country, President Trump recognized Venezuelan National Assembly President, Juan Guaidó, as the Interim President of Venezuela.
In 2014, the Obama/Biden Administration ordered the full restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba, and Biden continually pressured for normalizing relations with the country.
Biden also supported meeting with Raul Castro without preconditions.
Biden pushed for the Obama Administration’s disastrous Russia “reset ” policy and personally sought to cozy up to Vladimir Putin .
BIDEN’S MIDDLE EAST POLICIES ARE EVEN MORE DISASTROUS
Following the September 11 attacks, Biden, on a whim, suggested the U.S. send Iran $200 million as a good faith gesture.
In 2015, Biden spearheaded the lobbying effort for President Obama’s Iran Nuclear deal telling Senators “I’m here and I’m selling, because I agree with this.”
Commander of United States Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel said the nuclear deal has not changed the Iranian regime’s behavior.
The Brookings Institute’s John Allen and Michael O’Hanlon wrote that since the deal was signed in 2015, there has been, “no sign that Iran is becoming less dangerous,” in fact, “no foreign government has more American blood on its hands.”
As Vice President, Joe Biden advised President Barack Obama not to go forward with the raid that resulted in the death of 9/11 perpetrator, Osama Bin Laden.
Biden would later change his story, first by saying he told Obama to “follow his instincts” and then by saying he told Obama privately “he thought he should go.”
Biden once pushed for a controversial plan to partition Iraq that the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said would “produce extraordinary suffering and bloodshed.”
Biden criticized Trump for killing Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force.
Soleimani was designated as a terrorist by the Obama Administration in 2011, and has been sanctioned many times by the Department of the Treasury.
Foundation for the Defense Of Democracies CEO Mark Dubowitz: “For two decades, Soleimani has been the most powerful, savvy & effective terrorist on the planet.”
WHILE THEY WERE PROPPING UP DICTATORS IN IRAN AND VENEZUELA, OBAMA AND BIDEN “REPEATEDLY CLASHED” WITH ISRAEL
Joe Biden said that he would not have moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem saying it should have been used as a concession to drive a larger deal for a peace process.
As Obama and Biden left office, “U.S. relations with traditional allies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia” had “frayed badly.”
The Obama/Biden Administration “repeatedly clashed” with Israel.
During the final days of their administration Obama and Biden broke from a longstanding tradition of U.S. defense of Israel at the U.N. and allowed the passage of a resolution harshly criticizing the country.
NO FOREIGN NATION HAS BENEFITTED FROM BIDEN’S GOOD WILL MORE THAN CHINA, AND HIS DISMISSIVE ATTITUDE ABOUT THE NATION ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL SUGGESTS THAT WILL CONTINUE IF BIDEN IS ELECTED PRESIDENT
On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has dismissed the notion that the U.S. should be worried about China multiple times saying “They’re not competition for us,” and joking “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man?”
In 2011, Biden endorsed China’s One Child Policy while on a trip to the country saying, “your policy has been one which I fully understand”
Biden voted against revoking China’s most-favored-nation status and has argued for permanent normal trade relations with the country.
In 2007, despite his tough rhetoric that he would take countries “to the mat” on trade, Biden opposed the idea of applying tariffs on China.
Biden was the Obama Administration’s “leading pitchman” for the Trans Pacific Partnership, which would have allowed China to “reap benefits” from trade “without having to abide by any of [TPP] terms.”
JOE BIDEN LEAPT AT THE OPPORTUNITY TO CRITICIZE PRESIDENT TRUMP OVER THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, EVEN IF THAT MEANT PROPPING UP CHINA
Days after President Trump suspended entry of any foreign national who traveled to China, Biden took the opportunity to criticize Trump calling the move “hysterical xenophobia and fear mongering.”
In early April, the Biden campaign decided to flip their position and said that they supported the China travel ban.
In a claim rated mostly false by PolitiFact, Biden claimed President Trump made no effort to get medical experts into China, when in reality China resisted attempts by the Trump Administration to send experts into the country.
In April, Biden claimed that the U.S. has more coronavirus cases “than any country in the world,” ignoring widespread skepticism about china’s reported number of coronavirus cases, and a classified report from the intelligence community.
In March 2020, Joe Biden’s campaign released a doctored video claiming that the President referred to the coronavirus as a “hoax,” misrepresenting the President’s statement’s on the virus.
According to a Washington Post fact check “the full quote shows Trump is criticizing Democratic talking points and the media’s coverage of his administration’s response to Coronavirus. He never says that the virus itself is a hoax.”
Joe Biden has also criticized the President’s Operation Warp Speed, even though experts have praised the President program as it will bring the U.S. a safe and effective vaccine very soon.
Joe Biden falsely criticized the President’s efforts to develop a vaccine by doubting if the vaccine would even be real, even though experts have said that efficiency rates could be near 90%.
Former Vice President Biden has pushed China’s misinformation about coronavirus cases including claiming the U.S. had more coronavirus cases than any country in the world.
NOW BIDEN HAS EMBRACED RADICALS AT HOME, PUSHING FOR A GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE THAT WOULD DECIMATE THE NATION’S HOSPITALS
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have both supported far-left proposals that will take away Americans healthcare and devastate our nation’s hospitals.
Harris had lead the charge for a $32 TRILLION government takeover of health care that would outlaw private insurance and kick nearly 180 million Americans off their insurance plans.
Biden and Harris have pledged to establish a government-run health care system that “would be available to everyone,” including illegal immigrants.
Biden’s plan would funnel millions of Americans into his government-run health care system and studies show 90% of the 40.7 million projected enrollees would switch from private insurance plans.
The economic and political dynamics of a Joe Biden’s plan would inevitably lead to a single government-controlled health care system.
Because payment rates for those with government insurance are set by Congress, they are significantly lower than those paid by private insurers.
The American Hospital Association found that hospitals will lose money by treating patients with a government run health care system, as the government’s payments to hospitals “fall below the cost of providing care.”
An analysis found that if hospitals had used a government payment formula for all patients over a three-year time period they would lose $7.7 billion in revenue, a decline of nearly 60%.
With a transition away from private insurance hospitals would be forced to treat millions of new patients at a government rate, and “would compound financial stresses already faced by the nation’s hospitals.”
WHILE AMERICANS EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT THE RISE IN CRIME, BIDEN HAS CAVED TO RADICAL DEMOCRATS PUSHING TO DEFUND THE POLICE
Across the country, Americans have expressed concern over the rise in crime, as 25 major cities have seen a surge in homicides by double digits through early July.
Amid calls from Democrats to defund the police, Joe Biden said that he “absolutely” supports redirecting police funding, a measure that the Obama/Biden Administration also backed by cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from the Community Oriented Policing Services Program.
Recent polling has revealed that the majority of Black Americans “want the police to spend at least as much time in their area as they currently do.”
Media mogul Tyler Perry spoke out against the “Defund The Police” movement, stating he doesn’t believe in shrinking police departments and that there should be “more police on the streets.”
BIDEN AND HARRIS HAVE DECIDED TO EMBRACE AOC’S RADICAL GREEN NEW DEAL; THE DEVASTATING ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THIS RADICAL CLIMATE PLAN WOULD HIT POOR AMERICANS THE HARDEST
Both Harris and Biden have backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s $93 trillion Green New Deal, a proposal described as a “wishlist to fix what they perceive as all that ails society.”
Biden has even pledged to increase regulations, shutdown coal power plants, and put a ban on fracking which would decimate state economies across the United States.
Biden has proposed to eliminate carbon emissions by 2035 from the United States natural gas and coal power plants that “currently provide nearly two-thirds of U.S. electricity.”
An analysis found that getting rid of fossil fuels to eliminate carbon emissions would cost up to $4.7 trillion, and cause a sharp increase in prices for consumers.
Biden has continued to call for more regulation on the fossil fuel industry and an end to fossil fuel subsidies, with a plan to phase out the fossil fuel industry entirely.
A study published in the Journal Nature has said that withdrawing from fossil-fuel subsidies would not significantly reduce carbon-dioxide pollution or increase investment in renewable energy.
Fossil fuel subsidies are any government action that lowers the cost of fossil fuel passed on to consumers, removal of fossil fuel subsidies like Biden has proposed could hurt low income regions who depend on the lower cost energy .
JOE BIDEN’S TAX PLAN WOULD HURT THE ECONOMY AND KILL AMERICAN JOBS
Joe Biden’s tax plan would hike taxes on job creators, raise the corporate tax rate, hike capital gains tax and implement a 12.4% payroll tax on income earned about $400,000.
As a result, U.S. GDP would shrink 1.51% and more than 500,000 Americans would lose their jobs.
The plan would “would reduce after-tax incomes by around 2.6% across all income groups over the long run,” and low and middle-income earners would see a decrease.
Joe Biden has said the “first thing” he will do in office is repeal the GOP tax cuts; this move would increase taxes on 82% of middle-class Americans.
Americans would see an average tax increase of $1,200 if Biden repealed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
In early 2018, the IRS adjusted withholding tables to reflect changes in the GOP tax cuts, as a result 90% of American workers saw more money in their paychecks.
By repealing the tax cuts, Joe Biden would slash paychecks by $100 a month, according to H&R block who reported that biweekly paychecks went up an average of $50 thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the Child Tax Credit; by repealing it, Biden would raise taxes on more 22 million working families, earning primarily between $50,000 and $100,000, by more than $26 billion.