“It doesn’t get much better than that for the first two-year term of a president …
… but those accomplishments are old news, and the media has soap to sell! So, the media did its best to create a misleading picture of the state of the union before Joe Biden gets his chance to tell it like it is—which is good. Very good. Indeed, it is “unprecedented” given the challenges that Biden faced when he took office and the slim in majority Congress that hampered his agenda.” – Robert Hubbell
Take a look at just a few of President Biden has accomplished in this infographic. Click on any item for more details, or download the printable version.
State of the Union 2023
Defending democracy at home and abroad
“Biden has also defended democracy at home, using the power of the federal government to strengthen the ability of working Americans to support their families. As soon as Biden took office, Democrats passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to rebuild the economy. It worked. The U.S. has added 10 million new jobs since Biden took office, and unemployment has fallen to 3.6%. That strong economy has meant higher tax revenues that, combined with the end of pandemic spending, have resulted in the budget deficit (the amount by which the government is operating in the red each year and thus adding to the national debt) dropping considerably during his term.
The strong economy has also led to roaring inflation, fed in part by supply chain issues and high gas prices. During the pandemic, as Americans turned to ordering online at the same time that factories closed down, shipping prices went through the roof. In the past year or so, outdated infrastructure at U.S. ports has slowed down turnaround while a shortage of truckers has slowed domestic supply chains. Biden’s administration worked to untangle the mess at ports by getting commitments from businesses and labor to extend hours, and launched new programs to increase the number of truckers in the country.” – Letters from an American
TakeAway: Democrats deliver!
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