Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been almost as absent from the limelight as her boss, President Joe Biden, wanted Americans to know that upon the passing of the latest COVID-19 relief bill, that “help has arrived.”
The vice president delivered a cringe-worthy performance at the White House Rose Garden on Friday, acting as if she’d single-handedly saved the country with the pork-riddled, $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” that offers struggling Americans a measly $1,400 check and guaranteed decades of economy-crippling national debt.
In what was widely touted as a “victory lap,” the president and vice president did their best to sell the plan to the American public, but the victory speech was heavily panned on social media with critics pointing out that it proves just how grossly out of touch Harris and Biden truly are.
As Red State pointed out, the widespread American struggle is largely due to extended, harsh, and oftentimes unnecessary lockdowns across the country during the duration of the pandemic which resulted in the closure of thousands of small businesses — a move that rapidly left Americans without jobs and money.
It’s not a stretch to presume that most people who are struggling probably aren’t breathing sighs of relief knowing that they’ll soon receive a $1,400 check from the government, as that paltry amount of money is barely enough to pay rent/mortgage and an electric bill, let alone allow them to catch up on any other mounting debt.
“This law is not the end of our efforts. I view it as only the beginning,” Biden said during his portion of the announcement. “To every American watching: help is here and we will not stop working for you.”
As the New York Post reported, not a single Republican was in attendance for Biden and Harris’ ceremony, which signaled yet another broken promise by the new president to heal the political divide in America, as many pundits pointed out that there’s virtually nothing bipartisan about the bill, whatsoever.
Adding to the criticism of the new administration by Republicans and concerned Americans is the fact that Biden has gone over 50 days without holding his first, solo press conference with the media. With the growing number of issues facing this nation, Americans deserve to hear an unscripted, unrehearsed response from their president.
Only time will tell if Biden and Harris are actually able to effect meaningful change in America, but so far, they’re proving that they’re most interested in getting back to “business as usual” in Washington D.C.