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314. The Biden Administration's Economic Illiteracy

October 1, 2021

Joe Biden and White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki have been saying some really stupid things in regards to the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The ITT crew talks about that and the plan to raise the debt ceiling once again.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Cameron Sholty present episode #314 of the In The Tank Podcast. Joe Biden and White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki have been saying some really stupid things in regards to the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The ITT crew talks about that and the plan to raise the debt ceiling once again. Lastly, they talk about Greta Thunberg’s “blah, blah, blah” speech about climate change.

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT

Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears sign a $197.2M purchase agreement for Arlington Heights racetrack land — taking the next step in a potential move from Soldier Field
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/bears/ct-chicago-bears-arlington-international-purchase-agreement-20210929-ch5sisfdung2pohe2gvoyuwfe4-story.html

 

ECONOMIC ILLITERACY & DEBT CEILING RAISE?

(video) Jen Psaki: It’s “unfair and absurd” that companies would increase costs for consumers in response to higher taxes
https://twitter.com/jasonrantz/status/1442653892672581635

(video) Joe Biden – Real cost of $3.5 trillion plan is ZERO
https://twitter.com/Forbes/status/1441415560621854725?s=20

FEE - Biden Bizarrely (and Falsely) Claims His $3.5 Trillion Spending Agenda Has a Price Tag of ‘Zero’
https://fee.org/articles/biden-bizarrely-and-falsely-claims-his-35-trillion-spending-agenda-has-a-price-tag-of-zero/

Cato - The Debt Ceiling Kabuki
https://www.cato.org/blog/debt-ceiling-kabuki

Heartland Daily News - GOP Opposes Democrats’ Spending, Debt Ceiling Bill
https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/09/democrats-unveil-government-funding-debt-ceiling-bill-that-gop-has-vowed-to-oppose/

 

DICTATOR GRETA THUNBERG?

(video) Greta’s “blah blah blah” speech
https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1442859142457167875

BBC - Greta Thunberg apologises for 'put leaders against the wall' comment
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50799233

Clean Technica - Greta Thunberg Tells World Leaders To Stop With Flowery Speeches And Start Doing
https://cleantechnica.com/2021/01/27/greta-thunberg-tells-world-leaders-to-stop-with-flowery-speeches-and-start-doing/

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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Chris Talgo is senior editor and research fellow for the Stopping Socialism project of The Heartland Institute.
ctalgo@heartland.org
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Cameron Sholty is government relations director at The Heartland Institute.
csholty@heartland.org