Tone-deaf Biden to ask Congress for $2.6B to promote gender equity worldwide

With the world on fire and Americans facing skyrocketing prices at the gas pump, forcing a tough choice for some between filling up and putting food on the table, President Biden announced Tuesday that he was requesting $2.6 billion to promote gender equity worldwide.

A wobbly Biden was seen returning to the White House Sunday night after another weekend escape to Delaware and while Monday was a light day, the president was busy Tuesday morning. In addition to reports that Biden had finally decided to ban Russian oil, natural gas and coal imports in response to Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the president also recognized International Women’s Day.

“Every person deserves the chance to live up to their full God-given potential, without regard for gender or other factors,” Biden said in a release. “Ensuring that every woman and girl has that chance isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s also a strategic imperative that advances the prosperity, stability, and security of our nation and the world.  Yet too often, in too many places, women and girls face obstacles that limit their possibilities and undermine their participation in economic, political, and social life.”

It’s hard to miss the irony of the administration’s support of women being forced to compete with biological males who identify as women.

“Improving the status of women and girls strengthens economies, democracies, and societies across the board,” the president added. “That’s why I made gender equity a cornerstone of my Administration by creating the White House Gender Policy Council shortly after taking office a year ago. It’s why we issued the first-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality — an ambitious agenda to support women and families through both domestic and foreign policy.”

Tone-deaf to the struggles Americans are facing, Biden declared: “I’m proud that my FY 2023 Budget will request $2.6 billion for foreign assistance programs that promote gender equality worldwide, more than doubling the amount requested for gender programs last year.”

“On this day and every day, let us recognize that all of us have a better future when women and girls can reach their full potential — and together, let’s renew our efforts to advance dignity, equality, and limitless possibilities for all,” he concluded.

Social media wasn’t too keen on the ideal… here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:

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