The Biden family have been “trading on their family name for decades, cashing in on the implication –and sometimes the explicit argument –that giving money to a member of Joe Biden’s family wins the favor of Joe Biden.”
Biden is refusing to allow the University of Delaware to release his Senate records because he does not want them to be “fodder in a campaign.”
Biden has connections to top UD board members “and the chairman of the board even bought Biden’s house in 1996 for $1.2 million, reportedly a ‘top dollar’ price given its condition.”
Biden constantly refers to himself as “Middle Class Joe,” even though he is now worth millions.
Biden and his wife Jill made around $3.1 million throughout his VP term and they have earned about $15 million since leaving the White House, according to Forbes.
The Bidens rent a 5-bedroom and 10 bathroom house in Mclean, VA and bought a $2.7 million vacation house in Rehoboth Beach, DE, “to go along with his primary residence, the nearly 7,000 square-foot lakeside home” in Wilmington, DE.
Since 2017, Biden has charged about $200,000 to speak at events.
During Biden’s tenure in the Senate, federal lobbyists were Biden’s tenth largest contributing industry.
Over the course of his Senate career, Biden spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer and campaign dollars on private planes and helicopters.
Biden supported China’s membership into the World Trade Organization and granting China “Most Favored Nation” trade status, which killed 3.7 million American jobs.
Since touring China in the 70s, Biden has consistently downplayed the potential economic and military threats from the communist regime and repeatedly supported trade relations with China that hurt Americans.
Prior to the Implementation of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China in 2000, Biden voted against human rights standards and enforcement for the country.
Throughout his political career, Biden doubted China’s ability to become an economic or military competitor to the U.S. and welcomed a “prosperous” China on the world stage.
Biden has called for “beyond close ties” with China, saying he wants them to “include all levels of government, go beyond it to include classrooms and laboratories, athletic fields and boardrooms.”
Crime and Guns
Biden wants to ban some of America’s most popular rifles and create a national gun registry.
Biden announced that, if elected, Beto O’Rourke would lead his gun control effort. Beto campaigned on the slogan, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
When asked if “a Biden administration means they're going to come for my guns,” the former VP responded, “Bingo.”
While in the Senate, Biden was instrumental in passing a 1994 crime bill that experts say “helped lay the groundwork for the mass incarceration that has devastated America’s black communities.”
Biden now says he “absolutely” supports redirecting funding away from police, putting him in lockstep with Democrats who call for defunding the police.
Under the Obama-Biden Administration, “federal support for state and local law enforcement under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program fell by hundreds of millions of dollars.”
The “first thing” Biden wants to do as President is eliminate the GOP Tax Cuts, and raise taxes on millions of middle class Americans and small businesses.
Biden has already proposed over $7 trillion in new spending and $4 trillion in tax increases.
Biden was tasked with overseeing Obama’s wasteful stimulus package that included funding for things such as a study on the endurance of fish on treadmills.
While Biden claimed the stimulus would “literally drop-kick us out of this recession,” The Associated Press found stimulus infrastructure spending “had no effect on local employment” and only “barely helped the beleaguered construction industry.”
Obama pledged that Joe Biden would lead an “unprecedented oversight effort” for the stimulus but the only thing unprecedented about Biden’s oversight effort was its inefficacy. At the Energy Department alone, over 100 criminal investigations were launched into the way stimulus money was spent.
Under the Obama/Biden economy, 787,000 Americans fell into poverty and wage growth stagnated.
Obama and Biden promised unemployment would never rise above 8% with the stimulus. Instead, it rose above 8% and stayed there – for 43 straight months as Biden helped preside over the slowest economic recovery since WWII.
Energy and The Environment
Biden named Green New Deal author Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to co-chair the Biden-Sanders climate task force. Ocasio-Cortez's original plan expressed the desire to “fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes.”
Biden promised to ban all fossil fuels, which would eliminate millions of jobs through his version of the Green New Deal.
Joe claims his New Green Deal funded by tax increases would only cost $2 trillion over the next four years, while a study co-authored by a former head of Congressional Budget Office said it would cost $93 trillion.
Biden supports restrictions on fracking; a country-wide fracking ban would kill 19 million U.S. jobs and shrink our economy by $7.1 trillion.
Biden also supports a carbon tax, which would lead to lower wages, less labor, and less investment.
Obama’s Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that Biden has been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
Biden claims he was responsible for bringing home troops from Iraq, but the Obama-Biden Administration had to send U.S. troops back into Iraq during Obama’s second term in office after their disastrous foreign policy led to the rise of ISIS.
Throughout his political career, Biden supported easing restrictions with Cuba, and announced he would reimplement Obama-era relations with Cuba as President.
As Vice President, he worked to help the Obama administration restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and began the process of normalization.
The Obama-Biden administration received bipartisan criticism for being soft on Russia and failing to react to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
From the beginning of the Obama/ Biden administration, Joe Biden called for a “reset” in relations with Russia, and later called the reset “successful” and called for more economic cooperation between the United States and Russia.
The rise of ISIS was a “surprise” to the Obama-Biden administration, as they were caught flat footed, as the terrorist organization they described as the “JV team” became “the world’s most brutal terrorist network.”
The Obama-Biden administration also created what President Obama described as a “mess” in Libya after intervening and failing to plan for what came next.
Joe Biden's youngest brother, Frank, leveraged his “famous name for business gain” putting it to work on an imperiled charter school project, in Florida, which only graduated 35% of its students.
Frank Biden still owes close to $1 million in compensation to the family of someone killed by a car he was a passenger in. To this day, Frank has not paid a single cent to the family, despite earing “hundreds of thousands of dollars in [a] string of ventures, including for-profit charter schools and Costa Rican property development.”
Frank Biden has admitted he “enjoy[s] automatic acceptance or at least listening to what [he has] to say” as a result of his last name and in 2011, Frank called being a Biden “a tremendous asset.”
“Frank’s adult life has been sprinkled with a variety of entrepreneurial ventures — including alternative energy, resort development and rehab clinics — that often invoke his connection to his powerful older brother,” according to Politico.
Health Care and Abortion
Biden supports a public option, which would pave the way for a Bernie Sanders-style government takeover of health care that would kick everyone off their private insurance.
Biden has already proposed $750 billion in new spending for his health care plan, which he plans to pay for by raising taxes.
In 2009, Biden was Obamacare’s largest cheerleader, claiming the bill would be “the country’s single largest deficit-reduction measure in a dozen years,” and would focus on retaining “consumer choice,” and cutting the “rising costs of medical care.”
Obamacare threw millions of people off of their health insurance, despite repeated promises from the administration that Americans could choose to keep their plans, and monthly premiums skyrocketed by nearly $250.
Biden supports radical abortion policies such as codifying Roe v. Wade into law, funding abortion and Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars, and appointing pro-choice judges.
From 2014 to 2015, Hunter Biden and his business partners were paid $3.4 million to represent Burisma Holdings, in an effort by the company to have “well-connected Democrats” defend the company from U.S. and Ukrainian investigations.
The New York Times reported that, in 2016, Vice President Biden had sought for and succeeded in ousting a Ukrainian Prosecutor General that had been investigating Burisma.
From 2011 to 2013, multiple foreign business meetings drew public scrutiny from outsiders including one that took place just hours after “Hunter Biden’s father, the Vice President, met with Chinese President Hu in Washington.”
While Biden was a Senator, Hunter Biden’s partners secured nearly $25 million in federal earmarks for the University of Delaware and received firm fees totaling $1.5 million for its work on behalf of the school.
In 1996, shortly after a top executive at MBNA bank bought a house from Joe Biden, Hunter Biden was hired by the company to a six-figure position.
Hunter Biden also landed a spot on Amtrak’s board of directors in 2006, his one qualification being he “spent a lot of time on Amtrak trains.”
In 1975, shortly after Joe Biden became a Senator, James, Joe’s younger brother, and his business partner received a $500,000 loan from First Pennsylvania Bank, despite having only $40,000 in combined assets. Sources at the bank said the loan was made because James was Biden’s brother.
In January, Politico found that Joe Biden’s younger brother, James, had used Joe’s political connections to profit off of a land deal with a lobbyist in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In 2019, James Biden was also accused, in a lawsuit, of using his brother’s name and connections to the Biden Cancer Initiative to promote his own business dealings during a pitch to medical investors.
According to Biden, if he was Commander -In- Chief, he would not have ordered the drone strike that killed Iranian Quds Force Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
In 2012, Biden advised President Obama “not to go ahead with the raid” on Osama Bin Laden’s compound.
After September 11th, Biden suggested sending $200 million to Iran, “no strings attached,” as a gesture of good faith to the Arab world.
In 2015, the Obama-Biden Administration rammed through the dangerous Iran nuclear deal through Congress, and released billions of dollars to the world's worst state sponsor of terrorism that supports terror groups throughout the Middle East.
Recently, Joe Biden’s foreign policy advisor Jake Sullivan said a Biden Administration “would provide sanction relief to Iran in 2021 in exchange for them returning to a number or their commitments.”
Joe Biden has also said he would reopen the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington, DC and resume U.S. aid to Palestinians, which President Trump revoked because the aid was being used to support terrorism.
Biden wants to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay and he supported President Obama’s plan to bring the terrorists held there, including planners of the attacks of 9/11, to the United States.
In 1993, Biden supported The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but downplayed its significance, calling arguments for it and against it “vastly, vastly, vastly overblown.”
Biden believed that as far as “creating jobs or losing jobs” NAFTA would be a “wash.”
Since 1993, the impact of NAFTA has been felt most deeply by the middle class as the U.S. manufacturing sector lost more than 4.5 million jobs since NAFTA took effect.
Biden was Obama’s “leading pitchman” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which he called a “high-standard trade agreement” even though it would have killed 450,000 U.S. jobs and shrank our economy