President Joe Biden spent decades creating the image that he was a man of the people. Hailing from hard-scrabble, lower, middle-class Scranton, Penn., Biden spent every election cycle he ever campaigned in regaling understandably dumbfounded audiences with (mostly false) tales about what a meager existence he led as a poor child who then worked his way up to the top of his University of Connecticut Law School class (he graduated 76th out of 85 in his law school class).
Ah, but you see, in politics never underestimate the power of the image and the way that perceptions shape the voters’ reality.
Biden’s Extensive Wealth
While serving as a high-ranking member of the United States Senate, Biden prided himself on being the poorest member of the Senate. He said this routinely while campaigning as Barack Obama’s vice-presidential running-mate in 2008.
Of course, such claims are relative.
By the time that Biden ran as Obama’s vice-presidential running-mate, he and his family were worth millions of dollars. When Biden left office in 2017, his net worth exploded. By 2020, during his first successful presidential bid, Biden was what we plebes in the real middle class would call “loaded.”
It has since been revealed that the source of much of the Biden Family’s wealth was derived from the globe-trotting “consulting firm” that Joe’s youngest son, Hunter, ran for many years.
The House Republicans have dutifully taken up an investigation into the matter of Hunter Biden’s allegedly illicit international influence-peddling operation, to determine if there is any tangible evidence linking Hunter Biden’s finances to Joe Biden’s.
What we do have verification on is that Hunter Biden’s business was doing deals with leading figures in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and elsewhere for years, and after those deals were closed, Hunter was sending parts of the proceeds to his extended family members.
So, if the Republican suspicions are true, the Biden Family became fabulously wealthy by leveraging Joe Biden’s various positions in the federal government to earn gobs of cash from wealthy foreigners seeking access to—and influence over—Joe Biden.
Which, they got.
In other words, the Biden Family became successful just like every other middle-class family in America!
Middle-class Joe Biden has since become president and has spent the bulk of his administration on vacation. When he’s not on vacation, President Biden only works about 30 hours a week—making him America’s first part-time president.
While on vacation, for example to Rehoboth Beach, Del., the New Castle County spent $3.27 million over the last three years on providing President Biden with round-the-clock access to emergency services. Essentially, the taxpayers of New Castle County have been footing the bill for Biden’s incessant need to vacation while in office.
Biden’s trips to his beloved Rehoboth Beach property (worth $4.5 million today) since becoming president have cost the United States Secret Service a whopping $3 million per year. All so Biden can spend 40 percent of his presidency away from the White House and Washington, D.C. Middle-Class Joe doesn’t seem to embody the work ethic that defines the middle-class he hails from.
Nor do Biden’s bank accounts—or how he and his family acquired the money filling those accounts—reflect the hardworking ethos of the American middle class that Biden claims to represent.
The fact of the matter is that Biden is your typical political machine politician who rose to the top of the stink pile by graft, mendacity, shameless influence-peddling, and hypocrisy.
He’s blowing through our money to fund his lavish vacations while refusing to work full-time as the President of the United States. All while the world burns. This cannot go on for another four years.
We cannot have the absent-minded president leading us much longer.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and an energy analyst at the The-Pipeline, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
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