Joe Biden

The White House has kicked off a campaign to brand “Bidenomics,” the program to grow the economy to benefit the middle class.

What took it so long?

Biden has gotten zero credit for his policies that helped create more than 13M jobs, including 800K manufacturing ones.

He created more jobs in two years than any president achieved during four years in office.

Inflation, which hit a high of 9.1 percent, has dropped for the past 11 months and is now in the four percent range.

Biden’s infrastructure and clean energy program has spurred more than $490B in private sector investments.

More than 150 battery plants and 50 solar plants are on the drawing board.

Yet the general public gives Biden little credit for the strengthening economy.

The goal of the Bidenomics push is to connect the dots.

The White House says more than 75 percent of Americans want more investments in highways, broadband expansion, and clean energy projects, while 72 percent back high-tech investments for semiconductor manufacturing.

Biden’s PR team has to promote the fact that the president’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and CHIPS and Science Acts are the means to achieve those goals.

The November 2024 election is a long way off.

The economy could turn downward or fall into a recession ahead of the presidential election, which would be blamed on the Biden administration.

The president has no choice but to trumpet his policies to generate the goodwill of voters.

He has to deliver the message that the US enjoys the strongest recovery among the leading economies of the world since the pandemic and the lowest inflation rate.

Take a bow, Joe.

Happy birthday to Ruder Finn, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

CEO Kathy Bloomgarden is enjoying the landmark year in style, chalking up 100 new client wins so far in 2023.

That includes GSK, The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Lamborghini, World Wildlife Fund, The Common Wealth Fund, and Nestle Health Science.

She said the 75th anniversary year “is a reminder to reflect on the values that have defined Ruder Finn from its inception: driving positive change through innovative disruption, creative edge and a strong commitment to ethics.”

Bloomgarden’s dad, David Finn, and Bill Ruder must be very proud of her.

Down the memory hole. New York MAGA wingnut Rep. Elise Stefanik introduced a resolution on June 22 to expunge the second impeachment of Donald Trump. That's right.

The expungement “would be as if the articles of impeachment never passed the full House of Representatives, as the facts and circumstances upon which such articles were based met the burden of proving neither that president Trump committed ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ .... nor that president Trump engaged in 'insurrection or rebelllion against the United States.'”

The resolution states that Trump’s pep rally at the Ellipse prior to the Capitol Hill riot did not merit an impeachment.

He stated “We won this election, and we won it by a landslide” and “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

Those words were taken out of context by Trump’s political foes, according to Stefanik.

Another MAGA lunatic Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced an earlier resolution to expunge impeachment No. 1.

Stefanik and Green apparently want to swap reality with an alternative one. They want to replace or erase history.

It’s too bad their elections can’t be expunged.

War criminal truth-teller… PR people will remember Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the Wagner Group butcher, more for his debunking Vladimir Putin’s excuse for invading Ukraine than for his aborted march to Moscow.

Prior to his attempted “coup,” Prigozhin outed Putin’s lie that Ukraine was going to invade Russia with support of NATO.

He also said the Russian invasion “was not needed to return our Russian citizens and not to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine.”

The Russian oligarchs launched the attack so they could steal more of Ukraine’s wealth, according to Prigozhin.

He received a hero’s welcome from the Russian people living in Rostov-on-Don, the city in which Wagner briefly occupied.

Those were bad optics for Putin, who probably has ordered a hit on Prigozhin.