President Joe Biden once again reiterated his promise to send $11 billion in American taxpayer dollars to help other countries “fight climate change.”
Oh, and in case you weren't clear: he means $11 billion a year.
Amid historic inflation that’s caused household bills to go up nearly $1,000 a month in less than two years, coupled with both a border crisis and an energy crisis to boot, Biden demanded that Congress approve his multi-billion-dollar green give-away during his video remarks at the Global Citizen Festival Sunday.
“Last month, I signed the biggest climate bill in history, biggest ever, $369 billion to slash emissions,” Biden said, referring to the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” that, notably, did nothing to reduce inflation.
“This is a whole new chapter for America and for the planet. But we have to do a lot more. I pledged $11 billion here to help poor countries fight climate change. Working with Congress, with your help we can get this done,” Biden said.
President Biden: "Last month I signed the biggest climate bill in history, the biggest ever. $369 billion to slash emissions by nearly half. This is a whole new chapter for America and for the planet. [...] I pledge $11 billion a year to help poor countries fight climate change." pic.twitter.com/fncS4HpIWZ— The Hill (@thehill) September 25, 2022
Of course, if Biden's sitting on $11 billion that's so expendable we can just fling it at other countries to control their weather, I know quite a few Americans struggling to pay their basic bills who could use a tax rebate.
Not that anyone cares about them.