As Americans suffer from historic inflation levels that are leaving a hole in their wallets, Joe Biden is looking to spend $2.6 billion dollars in tax payer money on … gender equity programs across the globe.
Biden used International Women’s Day as an excuse to request the $2.6 billion in funds from Congress.
The funding request will be a part of the delusional Biden administration’s 2023 congressional budget request and, if approved, will double the amount requested for gender equity programs last year.
In a prepared statement, Biden said, “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.”
Biden affirmed that International Women’s Day recognizes the achievements of women and girls and celebrates progress in gender equity. The president also recommitted himself and his administration to work that he says still needs to be done to achieve gender equity.
He said, “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.”
Biden claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic magically worsened a number of existing issues that women face regularly.
He suggested that women’s participation in the work force declined, that additional burden was placed upon caregivers, and that gender-based violence increased. He offered no evidence of any of these claims.
The president’s announcement came via a video livestream and was made on the one-year anniversary of the day his administration launched the White House Gender Policy Council.
Other Biden administration officials included in the video were Secretary of State Antony Blinken, acting budget director Shalanda Young, U.S. Agency for International Development administrator Samantha Power, and the director of the Gender Policy Council, Jen Klein.
First lady Jill Biden, who was also present, marked International Women’s Day by making a video tribute to women throughout the world “who courageously use their voice, no matter the cost.”
She said, “To our sisters from Ukraine who are fighting to keep their country free and their families alive: We stand with you in solidarity. To our sister in Russia who are protesting and speaking out against the invasion at great personal risk: We see your courage.”
“And to women warriors around the world, those fighting for justice and working for a change: Thank you for building a better future for all of us,” the first lady added.
This move by the White House shows just how distorted their priorities are. Americans are facing a wide range of issues thanks to this president’s poor leadership, food and gas prices are at all-time highs, yet it appears these Democrats remain intent on pandering to the radical left with initiatives like this that will do nothing to solve American’s problems.