From day one of the Biden administration, the question has been who is actually running the country. Some like me are pointing to Barack Obama while others point to Joe’s cabinet members.
Biden, who represented Delaware as one of their U.S. Senators for decades governed as a moderate and whose views would have been in conflict with today’s Marxist party.
Candidate Joe Biden was called out for his past votes and statements by his 2020 Democratic primary challengers. They accused sleepy Joe of supporting “racist” bussing legislation, confronted him for sponsoring tough drug crimes sentencing, which they said disproportionately affected “people of color, and for supporting tough immigration laws and a border wall.
After winning the nomination though, Joe did a strong pivot to the far left becoming an open borders advocate, LGBT cheerleader, and climate change activist.
Immediately following his inauguration, Biden started signing executive orders one after another. At times, he appeared to not even know what was included in each one but signed them anyway.
As of November 1, 2021, President Joe Biden (D) had signed 67 executive orders, 39 presidential memoranda, 164 proclamations, and 24 notices.
Last month, reports circulated that Biden’s DOJ, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were working to settle with a number of border crossers represented by the ACLU, who claim they have suffered trauma as a result of former President Donald Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy that was briefly imposed in 2019.
Attorneys with the DOJ, DHS, and HHS are considering a plan that would give each illegal alien about $450,000 and family units about $1 million. The total cost of the payouts would reach $1 billion.
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has calculated that the expected total amount of the settlements could instead feed thousands of poor American families, house tens of thousands of homeless Americans, and forgive the student loan debt of nearly 30,000 American college students and graduates.
When asked about the payouts on Wednesday, Biden said, “that’s not going to happen.”
President Joe Biden previously dismissed what he called a “garbage” Wall Street Journal report, from last week, that alleged his administration was considering paying about $450,000 to each individual separated from their family at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that the purported plan to settle several lawsuits filed against the federal government on behalf of the immigrants was not under consideration.
On Thursday, though, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed border crossers could secure payouts “if it saves taxpayer dollars” and suggested that Biden does not have much say in a DOJ settlement despite his comments on the issue.
“If it saves taxpayer dollars and puts the disastrous of the previous administration … and family separation behind us, the president is perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice settling with the families who are currently in litigation with the U.S. government,” Jean-Pierre said.
“The president … what he was reacting to was the dollar figure … as press accounts today indicate, there have been press accounts on this, DOJ made clear to the plaintiffs that the reported figures are higher than anywhere that a settlement can land,” she continued.
The flip-flopping from the White House came as the ACLU ripped into the president for denying that border crossers will secure payouts in the settlement.
“President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said in a statement.
This massive settlement amount would shamefully exceed the compensation rewarded to the victims of September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorist attacks, and the Boston Marathon bombings.
So to summarize, the President of the United States doesn’t know what is going on, and regardless of Biden’s desires, whoever is actually running our country, is going to move forward with “their” agenda anyway.