As economy tanks and nuclear war threatens, Biden complains about ‘racist’ extra room fees on airline seats
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WASHINGTON, DC- Fear not, America. Joe Biden is laser focused. Not on inflation, not on the looming shortage of home heating oil and diesel, and certainly not on stopping the invasion at the southern border.
No, Biden is focused on so-called “junk fees,” in particular so-called airline fees that make “roomier” airline seats more expensive and which, by the way, are only unfair to “people of color.” That statement of course is yet another embellishment by the king of embellishment, Joe Biden.
While giving a speech on Wednesday, Biden—the one-man pandemic—was talking about what the administration is doing to “combat” inflation and thus lowering costs for families, Fox News reports.
One of the areas his administration is committed to attacking is what he referred to as “junk fees” which he claims primarily impacts the lives of low-income families and people of color.
Now, we’re not sure exactly how much traveling low-income families are doing these days, with airline ticket costs way up after Biden set a match to the economy and in particular the prices of aviation fuel, but clearly this is yet another red herring being waved by the worst president in modern American history.
During his meandering comments, Biden made the bizarre claim that costs to purchase “roomier” airline seats equates to “junk fees” which he claims people don’t know about until they purchase their tickets, and which hit “people of color” in particular.
This is another suggestion that the terms “low income” and “people of color” are interchangeable, one in a line of many such comments by Biden. In other words, Biden is barely disguising his blatant racism. Here’s another example:
Yet another entry added to the long list of Joe Biden’s career of gaffes.
Today in Iowa, Joe Biden said, “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”pic.twitter.com/3uUvSK3Xwv
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 9, 2019
“Some airlines, if you want six more inches between you and the seat in front, you pay more money. But you don’t know about it until you purchase your ticket. Look folks, these are junk fees, they’re unfair and they it marginalized Americans the hardest, especially low-income folks and people of color,” Biden said.
In most of America, these sets with “six more inches between you and the seat in front” are called either first-class or business class seats. And obviously, when one logs on to the website of an airline, users are given the option of which seats they wish to purchase…coach, business class, or first class.
It is no different than buying a concert ticket or a ticket for a sporting event. If you want a better view and perhaps more amenities, you pay more. It is a matter of choice and it has nothing to do with “junk fees.”
Making the claim that people “don’t know” about the cost of upgrading their seat until they purchase their ticket is so obvious as to be laughable. It is another case of Biden trying to insert a racial wedge where none exists. If someone wants to purchase a seat with “more legroom,” they have the option of budgeting for that.
As expected, Biden was lit up on Twitter for the latest in a series of boneheaded statements meant only to again divide America along racial and/or socio-economic lines.
At a time when we are facing the real threat of a nuclear war with Russia, the fact Biden is focusing on something so innocuous and realistically unimportant tells you all you need to know about his competence and “focus.” Here is how Biden feels about inflation:
Joe Biden suggests the record increases in food prices aren’t that big of a deal because “you’re going to see [people] buying other raisin bran.” pic.twitter.com/t2yIywINvD
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 28, 2022
The mayor of Knox County, Tennessee Glenn Jacobs, formerly known in the WWE as Kane is nearly seven-feet tall. He asked on Twitter:
I have long felt that airline seating is extraordinarily unfair to oversized people such as myself and warrants Federal intervention. Thanks to @POTUS for giving this crucial issue the attention it deserves. (For those lacking a sense of humor, this is called sarcasm) https://t.co/yn3KPJo5yC
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) October 26, 2022
Things are looking bad for Democrats, but will the message of “airlines charging extra for more legroom hurts minorities” turn things around? https://t.co/KFKFHZ1gLw
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) October 26, 2022
Who had Legroom Equity as a Dem closing message on their bingo card? https://t.co/e8N4dyN27W
— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) October 26, 2022
I’m more than happy to pay for extra leg room. Especially because every 5’8 guy on the planet runs to the exit row seats on Southwest as if his entire body doesn’t fit in the overhead compartment. https://t.co/2xcq9cGaW9
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) October 26, 2022
Remember…Biden is “laser focused”…
For some racism coming from the Biden administration, we invite you to:
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WASHINGTON, DC- You’ve gotta hand it to the Biden administration. When it comes to picking people to serve in the administration, they choose some beauties.
From a man who dresses as a woman as assistant surgeon general (or admiral, or some other made-up title), a man (?) who thinks having sex with animals is ok in the Department of Energy, and an alleged satanist serving as the “monkeypox czar,” they run the gamut, checking all manner of woke boxes. That just leaves the country with the lunatics running the Biden asylum.
Those are of course just the low-level administration members.
You have a Secretary of Transportation who screwed up the transportation system in South Bend, Indiana and was on “paternity” leave as the supply chain descended into the depths of hell, the uber-woke climate lunatic Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary who helped drive gases to their highest level in history, and a Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen who should be in an old-age home.
Other than that, they’re doing fine.
We don’t even address the latest Supreme Court Justice who can’t define what a woman is, or the White House Press Secretary who couldn’t function in the role of spokesperson for a kindergarten class.
That takes us to the Diversity Division in the Department of Defense (yeah, because a diverse military will surely kick the asses of China or Russia), where a complete racist has been appointed as the “diversity chief.” She is now apparently being investigated after her racist past came to the surface.
Fox News reported:
The U.S. Department of Defense said it was “reviewing” a “woke” diversity chief after Fox News Digital found that she posted disparaging posts about white people on Twitter.
The chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Kelisa Wing, described herself on Twitter as a “woke administrator” and said she was “exhausted at these white folx in [professional development] sessions.”
“I’m so exhausted at these white folx in these PD sessions this lady actually has the CAUdacity to say that black people can be racist too…I had to stop the session and give Karen the BUSINESS…we are not the majority, we don’t have power. (A thread) why ask for assistance.” [in which she, a black woman, outs herself as a racist]
A spokesperson at DoD, Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman said, “We are aware of news reports concerning an official at DoDEA. The office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness is reviewing this matter.”
“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in…[DoDEA] are an important part of building and sustaining an organizational culture where all students, educators, and staff are valued and respected,” the spokesperson said. “Our focus remains on ensuring military-connected students, their families, and our employees have equitable access to opportunities and resources that support student achievement and readiness for college and careers.”
Wing’s Twitter and her LinkedIn account appeared to be deleted or deactivated. Fox News Digital previously downloaded a copy of her professional account profile. It indicated she worked at the DoD for 16 years and was promoted to DEI chief in December 2021.
One dead giveaway—anyone who uses the term “folx” is a clear racist…that goes without saying.
Wing is of course only the latest unhinged radical to get outed.
One would think these people are vetted and of course the Biden administration is counting on their lackeys in the mainstream media to look the other way so that the true depths of radicalism in this administration is covered up. Occasionally Fox News, Project Veritas, or the Daily Caller will be able to out them.
As JD Rucker wrote in Substack, the only reason Wing is being investigated is “because someone outside the White House noticed.”
We would love to hear Karine Jean-Pierre “speak” her way out of this one but no doubt that little stutter she’s picked up lately would go nuclear.
For more on anti-white racism, below is a story about such a program being pushed at the Bank of America:
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Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Apparently, Bank of America has a very short memory.
In what can only be described as bizarre, Bank of America has announced they will offer zero-down, zero-closing cost mortgages, but only in certain communities.
Clearly, they didn’t learn their lesson (and America’s lesson for that matter) from the sub-prime mortgage bust that cratered the American economy some fifteen years ago.
For those with short memories, here is a quick refresher. In the late 1990s, then-President Bill Clinton and the Federal Reserve thought it a brilliant idea to offer mortgages to “high-risk” borrowers who had difficulty obtaining mortgages. That eventually led in part to rapidly increasing home prices.
After the regulations were relieved under Clinton, high-risk mortgages soon became available in the early 2000s. That increased demand and under the law of supply and demand, house prices were bid up primarily where houses were in short supply.
Long story short, the short-sighted decision first by Clinton and then by President George W. Bush eventually caused a number of subprime lenders to shutter their windows. Bond funding of subprime mortgages collapsed, demand for housing decreased, and housing prices, already dropping began a more precipitous drop.
The domino effect led to an increase in foreclosures and repossessions, flooding the number of homes being sold into a depressed housing market. A number of homeowners started selling their homes via “short sales” to avoid foreclosure. All of this led to the “great recession” which would lead to the election of Barack Obama.
Now, having apparently learned nothing from the debacle in the early 2000s, Bank of America is poised to do double down on stupid.
According to The Liberty Daily, the bank announced they will target “specific” communities (read BIPOC communities) in certain cities across the U.S. with the zero-down, zero closing cost mortgages. The move is being decried by a number of conservatives as being racist, which it certainly appears to be. And, as reported in an NBC News piece, it is easy to see exactly that, although for a different reason than it appears on first blush.
From NBC News:
Bank of America said it is now offering first-time homebuyers in a select group of cities zero down payment, zero closing cost mortgages to help grow homeownership among Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.
The option will first become available in certain neighborhoods in Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angles, and Miami. The new mortgage, called the Community Affordable Loan Solution, aims to help eligible individuals and families obtain an affordable loan to purchase a home, the bank said.
Applicants do not have to be Black or Hispanic to qualify for the product, a bank representative said.
“Homeownership strengthens our communities and can help individuals and families to build wealth over time,” AJ Barkley, head of neighborhood and community lending for Bank of America said in a release.
“Our Community Affordable Loan Solution will help make the dream of sustained homeownership attainable for more Black and Hispanic families, and it is part of our broader commitment to the communities that we serve.”
The loans require no mortgage insurance—the additional fee typically charged to buyers who put down less than 20% of the purchase price—and no minimum credit score. Instead, eligibility will be based on factors like timely rent payments and on-time utility bill, phone and auto insurance payments. Prospective buyers must also complete a homebuyer certification course provided by Bank of America and federally approved housing counseling partners before they apply for the loan program, the bank said [emphasis added]
Initially, it was reported the program was only for black and Hispanics, however that isn’t correct. Whites, Asians, or anyone else living in specific black and Hispanic communities is eligible to apply.
Not to read too much into this, but it would appear that Bank of America, instead of working to relocate minority communities out of impoverished, crime ridden areas of these Democrat-run cities, is basically seeking to keep them right where they are.
As Liberty Daily notes, this isn’t a race-based program…it more appears to be about segregation. It’s convincing those who cannot otherwise qualify for a mortgage loan that in order to qualify for this special program, all they have to do is stay exactly where they are.
But hey, give Bank of America credit…at least they’re not trying to convince the minority community to stay in real hell holes such as Chicago, St. Louis, and Philadelphia, where they stand a better chance of getting shot to death than finding suitable housing.
The thing about racism is that often it’s hidden behind the curtains. All one has to do is listen to a few Joe Biden speeches and the racism shows itself loud and clear.
One example is the insinuation by some who claim that blacks and Hispanics are apparently too stupid to figure out how to obtain photo identification to vote. Oh, they don’t come out and call them stupid but it’s fairly easy to connect the dots.
That statement has been made by Biden, Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams and others who repeatedly call out the “MAGA movement” for racism, when it is they who are the true racists. Biden just made that statement this past week.
Now, we’re not saying that Bank of America is a racist company. But their idea of segregating minorities and keeping them where they are sure seems to smack of something. Definitely memory loss.
For our prior piece about the economic disaster awaiting our country, we invite you to:
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USA- If you’ve been to the gas station or the grocery store lately, what you’re about to read will come as no surprise. It is quite obvious to anyone who isn’t the most died in the wool Biden supporter that things are really, really bad right now. How bad? How about “economic collapse” bad?
According to a commentary in The Washington Standard, Michael Snyder, a graduate of the University of Florida Law School and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog warns that he has never seen the level of “economic pessimism” that he is currently witnessing. And he notes, he isn’t the only one who feels that way, and senses even the public is aware that we are headed in a very bad direction.
As we are painfully aware, history often repeats itself, and what we are currently witnessing is the beginnings of an economic collapse which would eclipse the pain we experienced in the early 1980s coming out of the Carter presidency. Some, he notes, believe this go around is going to be even worse, with one Wall Street investor, Michael Novograts, predicting “the economy is going to collapse.”
“The economy is going to collapse,” he told MarketWatch. We are going to go into a really fast recession, and you can see that in lots of ways,” he added.
“Housing is starting to roll over,” he said. “Inventories have exploded. There are layoffs in multiple industries, and the Fed is stuck [with a position of having to] hike [interest rates] until inflation rolls over.”
Snyder, however, believes that “the economy is already starting to collapse,” and warns of 18 signs that the economic meltdown has indeed already begun.
- Stock prices- have taken a dive over the past few weeks, with some $3 trillion dollars in wealth evaporating from investments such as 401k’s. The selloff has not just hurt big investors—it’s slammed Americans’ retirement savings as well.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped below 30,000 for the first time in over a year. That level is a psychological bellwether and Snyder believes if it doesn’t recover above that level it will serve to further panic a lot of investors.
- The Dow is off 19% from its all-time high
- The S&P 500 is down 24 percent from its all-time high
- The Nasdaq is down 34 percent from its all-time high. That equates to one-third of the Nasdaq’s value being slashed.
- Crypto, long thought to be the savior of our monetary system has lost two-thirds of its value since the peak of its market. Where last November the value of all crypto had flown past the three-trillion dollar mark, it current sits at less than one trillion dollars.
- For those who are looking to buy a house, mortgage rates soared this past week to 35-year highs, which will eviscerate the housing market. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year loan soared from 5.23% to 5.78%. Just one year ago, the average rate was 2.93%.
- Where recently people were bidding up prices on homes well above asking price, the largest percentage ever recorded reduced the list price on their homes during the four-week period ending June 12th.
- In some parts of the U.S., home prices have already collapsed by as much as 20 percent.
- Compared to one year ago, the total number of mortgage applications was down 52.7 percent last week.
- Housing starts fell 14.4 percent in May.
- Permits for construction of new homes fell 7 percent in May.
- Wholesale prices continue to soar at “a very alarming pace…” The producer price index rose 0.8% for the month and 10.8% over the past year. That rise kept pace with Dow Jones estimates and doubled the 0.4% pace in April.
- According to the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow tracker, it is projecting second quarter economic growth to be 0%…yes, that’s correct…zero.
- The Philadelphia Fed Business Index for June read -3.3, the first such contraction since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Small business owners responded to a survey, saying they are “feeling their gloomiest in nearly five decades.”
- Nearly six out of ten manufacturers in the United States believe that a recession is coming.
- Bloomberg is projecting the likelihood of a recession during the next two years is 5 percent.
All of this of course runs completely contrary to what the administration and financial “experts” were talking about around a year or so ago. Remember when we were told that inflation was “transitory?”
Well as we’ve found out, you can only print so much money out of thin air before the laws of economics go into full force. You can only bid up real estate prices by $40-50k above asking price (or more) for a while before it bites you in the keester. Remember when Biden bragged about how wonderful the stock market was doing? Seems like a distant memory now.
As Snyder points out, for every time the “experts” “kicked the can down the road,” they only served to make things worse long term. Now, the chickens have come home to roost. The short-term outlook sucks and the long-term outlook isn’t much better.
Many of us remember the early 1980s and not fondly. Right now it seems like we took Marty McFly’s Delorean “back to the future” of 1981. And all we want is our 2019 back…”mean tweets” and $2.00/gallon gas.
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