President Joe Biden Promotes Patriotism, Freedom, and Capitalism in his State of the Union Speech
By Yehudit Garmaise
“Six days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to shake the foundation of the free world: thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways, but he badly miscalculated. He thought he could roll into Ukraine, and the world would roll over. Instead, he met with wall of strength he never anticipated or imagine.”
“He met the Ukrainian people:” which members of Congress cheered. “The Ukrainians’ fearlessness, courage, and determination inspires the world.”
“Groups of Ukrainian citizens: Blocking tanks with their bodies. Everyone from students to retirees to teachers have turned to soldiers defending their homeland.”
“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the European Parliament, ‘Light will win over darkness.’”
On Rebuilding America:
Biden thanked Congress for passing the bipartisan, $1 trillion infrastructure law to invest and rebuild America for next decade.
“We’ll create good jobs for millions of American, modernize roads, airports, ports, waterways: all across America in 4,000 projects that have already been announced.”
“We will start fixing more than 5,000 miles of highway and 1,500 bridges in disrepair.”
On Buying American Products:
“When we use taxpayers’ dollars to rebuild America, we are going to do it by buying American products and supporting American jobs.”
“There has been a law on the books for almost a century to make sure taxpayers’ dollars support American jobs and businesses. Every administration: Democrat or Republican says they will do it. But we are actually doing it.”
“We’ll buy American. We’ll make sure everything: from the deck of an aircraft carrier to the steel on highway guardrails in made in America from beginning to end. All of it.”
On Fighting Inflation:
“I get it. My top priority is getting prices under control.”
“One way to fight inflation is to drive down wages, and make Americans poor. I think I have a better idea to fight inflation: “Lower your costs, and not your wages.”
“That means make more cars and semi-conductors in America: more infrastructure and innovation in America. More goods, moving faster and cheaper in America. More jobs where you can earn a good living in America: instead of relying on foreign supply chain, let’s make it in America,” to big applause and cheers of “USA, USA, USA” from members of Congress.
On the State of the Union:
"I have come to report on the state of nation, and my report is this: The state of the union is strong because you, the American people are strong."
"We were stronger today than we were a year ago, and we'll be stronger a year from now."
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