President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address this evening as America faces an unprecedented number of crises.
America faces a national security crisis, an energy crisis, an economic crisis, a border crisis, and a crime crisis, all brought about by Biden’s failed Far-Left agenda and weakness on the world stage.
Joe Biden will attempt to rewrite history this evening, but we won’t let him. House Republican Conference will be using the hashtag #SOTUinCrisis on social media to highlight Biden’s State of the Union in crisis and how it is negatively impacting Americans.
PRESIDENT BIDEN CREATED AMERICA’S NATIONAL SECURITY CRISIS:
- President Biden’s weakness and inability to hold Russia accountable for its aggressive behavior has created a vacuum in the world.
- Vladimir Putin is looking to fill that vacuum left by Biden’s weakness with his invasion of Ukraine.
- Rather than impose crippling sanctions on Russia that could have deterred their invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration lobbied AGAINST such sanctions.
- Biden failed to sanction the now-complete Nord Stream II pipeline, giving Russia a stranglehold on European energy supplies.
- The Biden administration’s sanctions on Russia “missed” many in Putin’s inner circle.
- The sanctions the Biden administration has imposed on Russia hardly touch the Russian energy sector.
- President Biden is to blame for the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. No one else.
- President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan led to an unknown number of Americans being abandoned behind enemy lines in Afghanistan.
- The Biden administration is shutting down a Justice Department program that focused on countering Chinese espionage.
- The Biden administration “repeatedly urged China to help avert war in Ukraine,” which most likely led to China sharing U.S. intel on the invasion with Russia.
- President Biden and his administration have proven that they will not hold Communist China accountable for its lack of transparency and mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak.
BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
- Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
- Inflation has increased every month of Joe Biden’s presidency, and Biden’s first year in office went down as the worst year for inflation since 1981.
- The consumer price index (CPI) surged 7.5% over the past year, the highest reading since February 1982, and higher than economists had predicted.
- Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation:
- Used Cars are UP 40.5%
- Gasoline is UP 40.0%
- Beef and veal are UP 16.0%
- Pork is UP 14.1%
- Eggs are UP 13.1%
- Fresh fish and seafood are UP 12.7%
- New Cars are UP 12.2%
- Women’s dresses are UP 11.1%
- Electricity is UP 10.7%
- Chicken is UP 10.3%
- Roasted coffee is UP 9.3%
- Infant and Toddler apparel is UP 8.8%
- Food at home is UP 7.4%
- Food away from home is UP 6.4%
- Transportation is UP 5.6%
- Shelter is UP 4.4%
- Inflation is going up faster than wages.
- Real wages have decreased under Biden 8 out of the 12 months during his first year in office.
- Inflation is now costing the average American household OVER $250 a month.
- A new NFIB survey shows that 61% of small business owners had to raise prices last month because of President Biden’s inflation crisis, the highest reading since the fourth quarter of 1974.
- Economists are now warning the U.S. is at risk of a wage-price spiral.
- In 2021, inflation cost the average worker nearly two paychecks and cost the average family $3,500, but since inflation pushes families into higher tax brackets, it could end up totaling to $5,000 per year for many families.
BIDEN’S ENERGY CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
- The national average for a gallon of gas was $3.61 on Monday.
- U.S. households will pay between $700 and $1,700 more for heat this winter, depending upon where they live and what type of fuel they use.
- According to a new report by the Heartland Institute, Biden’s anti-energy agenda cost Americans an extra $1,000 in energy costs last year.
- Natural gas, which is used to heat nearly half of all U.S. homes, is 32%more expensive than it was a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.
- In some parts of the country, prices are even higher — including a 45% increase in the Midwest.
- The price of heating oil, which is primarily used in older homes and buildings in the Northeast and other cold weather areas of the country, is up 35%.
- One in six American adults reported that they could not pay their full energy bill in the last 12 months.
BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
- In January, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that there were 153,941 migrant encounters at our southern border.
- That is a 96% increase from the previous year.
- This was the worst January on record in over two decades.
- Of the 153,941 illegal immigrants encountered at the border, the Biden administration released 62,573 into the United States.
- This new data comes at a time when ICE deportations are down 70%from 2020, the fewest number of deportations in 5 years.
- This equates to an average of just 100 deportations a day, even as border patrol agents encountered up to 7,000 illegal immigrants daily.
- Since Biden took office over 2 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
- Border officials have estimated that nearly 400,000 illegal immigrantshave escaped into the U.S. without being caught under Biden.
- Out of 104,171 migrants issued Notices to Report by ICE between the end of March and the end of August 2021, 47,705 failed to report within that time frame.
- There were 10,763 arrests of migrants with criminal convictions in FY 2021, up from 2,438 in FY 2020 and 4,269 in FY 2019.
BIDEN’S CRIME CRISIS:
- Under President Biden, more police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2021 than in any year since 1995.
- In 2021, 73 police officers were killed – a 59% increase from 2020.
- According to the National Fraternal Order of Police, at least 30 policeofficers were shot in January, which is a 67% increase from last year.
- A new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows 2 in 3 voters, 69% of Americans, think more police funding would decrease crime.
- A new Ipsos poll also found that 64% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of crime.
- In 2021, over a dozen U.S. cities set new homicide records in 2021.
- In 2021, there were 346 officers shot, 63 of whom were killed by gunfire.
- In 2021, there were 103 ambush-style attacks on law enforcement officers, a 115% increase from 2020.
- Progressive prosecutors, seeking sentence alternatives to jail time, are located in cities that represent over 20% of the nation’s population.