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.”
President Biden returned to the White House late Sunday evening and did not stop or respond to reporters' questions on a U.S. ban on foreign oil and gas. https://t.co/uQXaIwcLwn pic.twitter.com/accxz0qs27
— The Hill (@thehill) March 8, 2022
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:
Americans want a secure border, lower gas prices, affordable groceries and Biden gives us this… https://t.co/T12KNgQ0qS
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) March 8, 2022
He’d happily institute a new gas tax to pay for it. https://t.co/Bhah06pB0b
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 8, 2022
Stop spending out money. The country is hurting. Open the pipeline. Stop buying Russian and Iranian oil.
— Macho Nachos (@MachoNachos) March 8, 2022
This tone deaf mf has the audacity to request money to use on woke policies in an effort to pander to activist titbags, while our country crumbles around us. These are the damn “adults” you fools were referring to?
— Tiffanie (@TiffanieTx1) March 8, 2022
How about $2.6 billion to ease the pain at the gas pump? Our government sure knows how to waste our taxpayer dollars.
— Art Good 🇺🇸 (@ArtGood) March 8, 2022
Is this real? Inflation all time high…gas all time high.
He wants to spend billions of our money in other countries?
— Jenniferjoy175 (@David_Rubio1982) March 8, 2022
Tell me you don’t have to put gas in your car without telling me you don’t have to put gas in your car…
— Michael Martin (@freedomlifemike) March 8, 2022