February 7th, 2023

February 7th, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: Members of Congress gather prior to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on February 07, 2023 in Washington, DC. The speech marks Biden's first address to the new Republican-controlled House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On Tuesday’s Mark Levin Show, we have an administration led by a pathological liar with an extremely low IQ, and we see what it’s done to this country, but President Biden will still take a victory lap at the State of the Union address. Biden has left our southern border intentionally wide open and destroyed our immigration system, disarmed our military in the face of World War 3 with the Chinese, sent inflation through the roof, and destroyed our energy independence. A record number of Americans are worse off today thanks to the Biden Administration policies and massive spending bills. Also, a district judge in D.C. is claiming there is still a constitutional right to abortion despite the Supreme Court’s latest decision in the Dobbs case. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is arguing that the 13th amendment provides the right to abortion because having a child is a form of involuntary servitude to her. This is how a judge manipulates a case to make it appealing to the Supreme Court and is exactly why we need term limits for judges.

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Rough transcript of Hour 1

Hour 1 Segment 1

Take a step back. We have an administration led by a pathological liar with an extremely low IQ. And see what’s happening to the country. Can you think of another president? Other than perhaps Obama. Who wouldn’t have shot down that balloon the minute they heard about. Can you think of another president other than Obama, perhaps Clinton? That would leave a border wide open intentionally. To destroy our immigration system. And allow the criminalization of one community after another with fentanyl flowing into this country and so forth. Can you think? I’m another president other than perhaps Obama. We’ll be unilaterally disarming our military by slashing its defense. When we are faced with World War Three from the Communist Chinese. Supply chain disaster that hasn’t been fixed. The price of basic groceries going through the roof. Destroying energy independence and every administration is tried to achieve. Can you think of another one? Can you think of another president who will be spending. Like no president in American history. Like no human being in American history, taking credit for reducing the debt. Taking no responsibility for interest rates and inflation. Can you think of another president? But patting himself on the back for a quote unquote, economic recovery. When you look at the price of eggs, the price of milk, the price of butter. The price of a gallon of gasoline. Heating oil, electricity. Brownouts and blackouts in parts of our country. And yet he’s going to take a victory lap tonight. That’s why it’s not worth watching. Joseph Curl over at The Daily Wire’s done a hell of a job of putting some basic statistics together that you will not hear tonight. Let’s start with inflation. A few months ago, he says, hit a 40 year high. December 2020, the last full month in office for President Trump. The rate of inflation was 1.4%. The average for the entire year was 1.2%. In its first six months in office, inflation went from 1.4 to 5.4% under Biden. Suarez in 2022 went to 9.1% last June. But Biden is a highly skilled liar. Inflation has fallen for six straight months, all the way down to six and a half percent. The average for 2022 was 8%, soaring from 1.2% in 2020. Now, some people argue the president shouldn’t take credit for a good economy, so he certainly doesn’t deserve blame for a bad one. It combines Casey definitely deserves the blame. Economists say Biden’s pandemic relief policies, including the American rescue plan, exacerbated matters by giving Americans too much money to spend when goods and services and supplies were too low. What drove prices higher rates? PolitiFact. It was Biden’s most profound failure in policy area. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the Center right American Action Forum, told the fact checking site. It was also the head of the CBO at one point. Also head of the CBO. Gasoline prices. In addition to canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, Biden also suspended new federal oil and gas leases, hiked drilling fees on federal land, and mandated that all federal vehicles be zero emissions. In other words, they waged war on supply and prices. That’s not an accident. Biden is a true, snarly gangster, mendacious to the core. Gas prices are down more than a dollar 50 from their peak, a gallon of regular average for 93 in June. But see, he points to a chart still up 46% since he took office. And he’s going to take credit for the price being reduced. Even though it’s up 46%. So cat food prices. Food inflation is slowing as well. Biden declared. Well, let’s just talk about the State of the Union. Since last time Biden delivered the State of the Union address, Carl says. In 2022, food prices increased 9.9%. Food at home prices increased 11.4%. Food away. Prices, restaurants 7.7%. There’s more. Egg prices increased 11.1% in December, pushing the price since December 20, 21, 59.9% higher. And we haven’t hit the ceiling yet. Not even close. Egg prices are predicted to increase another 27.3% in 2023. Remember, you could go into a diner or something and get. Get a couple eggs for a couple of bucks. Those days are over. Prices soared in eight additional food categories in 2022. This year won’t be any better in 2023. Prices are predicted to increase for meat by another 12.8%, dairy products by another 8% fats and oils, but another 16 and a half percent processed fruits and vegetables by another 9.6%. Sugar and sweets by another 10.6%. Cereals and bakery products by another 12%. Non-alcoholic beverages by another 8.7%. And other foods by another 6.8%. Says the USDA. How about take home pay? Wages are rising, but they’re not keeping up with inflation. Statistic reports in the United States, the average decline in real wages for the entire population across all sectors and income levels was just over 2% year on year in the third quarter of 2022. Now that’s four one quarter. So real wages have declined 2.2% in the third quarter of 2022, while the price of food and gasoline are skyrocketing. Take home pay for workers is going up, Biden claims. Sure, wage increases are happening, but they’ve already fallen significantly behind inflation since Biden took office. Real wages are down. That is net wages. Biden’s entire presidency wages have written by 10%. So they’re going up. But inflation has soared 14%. So any way you cut it, they’re down 4% effectively. So this is the kind of speech you’re going to be able to hear from Biden. This is why. You need to be mindful of these things. Record numbers of people are worse off. ABC News even admits George STEPHANOPOULOS. The poll finds 62% of Americans think Biden has accomplished not very much or little or nothing. 36% say he’s accomplished a great deal or a good amount. While many of Biden’s signature initiatives. Majorities of Americans say they don’t believe he’s made progress. Four in ten Americans say they’ve gotten worse off financially since Biden became president, the most in ABC News Washington Post polls dating back 37 years. Political fallout includes poor performance ratings for Biden in a tight hypothetical Biden Trump rematch next year. ABC says ABC even said the R word. The big hit on Biden is the economy, with inflation moderating but still high. 41% say they’re not as well off financially as they were when Biden took office, the most in nearly three dozen polls to ask the question since 1986 when Reagan. Popularized the better off phrase. Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Economy sucks. We were coming out of this pandemic. All the arrows were heading in the right direction. Then Biden comes in and just passes massive spending bill, a massive spending bill. And it’s not just the spending, it’s how it’s spent and its effect on the economy and the effect on the labor market. Biden believes in a growing and ubiquitous welfare state and not just for American citizens, but for illegal aliens. And anybody who manages to get their way into the United States. And it has an impact. And the impact is a disaster. Now, you were told that in that last spending debacle. Which they added 87,000 IRS agents. That those agents would be aimed at the rich. Not you. And Biden lied again. The IRS has put out a regulation. A regulation. The so-called Service Industry Tip Compliance Agreement program will be a voluntary tip reporting system which the IRS and service industry companies cooperate, according to this announcement. Yesterday. It’s part of the proposal the IRS will give the public until early May to provide feedback. Those 87,000 new IRS agents that you were promised would only target the rich, says Mike Paulsen, the federal affairs manager of Americans for Tax Reform. They’re coming after waitresses and waiters now. They’re coming after your tips. According to the IRS, the program would seek to improve type reporting compliance, reduce administrative burdens, provide more transparency and certainty to taxpayers. Among the program’s features, the agency lists monitoring of employer compliance based on actual annual tip revenue and charged tip data from an employer’s point of sale system and allowance for adjustments and tipping practices from year to year, in other words. It could be that the day of the cash tip is over. That employers will be compelled to report them. And those of you who are waiters and waitresses. And others in the services industry made. You will be audited. To determine whether you’ve made those payments. Also states that participating employers will provide the IRS with annual reports would receive protection from liability related to rules that defined tips as part of an employee’s pay. What Add the flexibility to a plan internal temp reporting procedures in accordance with a section of the tax law that requires employees to report tips. So now employers are going to be reporting on their employees and keeping track of their tips. The rule comes years after the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration published a report finding that the IRS often provided tip income audit protection to non-compliant employers and employees. So they found this to be a problem non complying employers and employees on tips. One of the problems identified is that the IRS rarely revokes temp reporting agreements, resulting in continued tipping commodity protection from non-compliant employers and, in some cases, their employees. So employers will now be effectively working for the IRS. To track their employees and the tips they get. Democrats have been hammered for a provision in the Inflation Reduction Act, which bolstered the IRS budget by $80 billion, opening the door for the agency to hire tens of thousands of new agents. The House majority passed legislation rescinding 70 billion of that funding in early January. And yet here we are, an out of control, bloated IRS. An analysis released by House Republicans last year. The tax provisions in this so-called Inflation Reduction Act showed that Americans earning less than 75,000 a year will bear the brunt of 60% of additional tax audits authorized as a result of the bill’s funding of the IRS. So Biden lied to you again. The Democrat Party lied to you again and lied to the American people and lies to those who work with their hands, whether in oil fields, whether in restaurants. Keep that in mind when you hear Biden bragging about how great the economy’s doing and how fantastic he is. Should you waste one hour of your life listening? I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 2

Washington or to be a reporter in Washington, you have to be a shameless liar. A propagandist. You have to call something the opposite of what it actually is. You have to create an alternative reality. And why would I voluntarily listen to one of the biggest liars in American history, Half a century of lying and scheming. Only to annoy myself. Now. Others will listen, Mr. Produce and so forth, and they’ll pull clips and I’ll respond to them seriously. But this guy is so bad and the media are so bad that there’s really no point. You’re not going to learn about the State of the Union. This is a state of confusion by this man. This is a propaganda moment. This is American Marxism. That’s what it is. And so you’ll be told white as black, black as white, red as blue, blue as red. That’s what you’re going to be told, despite what you personally experience in your own life. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 3

So you know, let me let me tell you something. I think the Republicans have done a better job in the last few days in preparing for this state of confusion speech. And I’ve seen in a long time. You heard Kevin McCarthy put out a video. You had Republicans taking to the airwaves calling out what Biden has really done to the country. They’ve really spread out. They seem to have a uniform message, which is a conservative message. You’re going to have Sarah Huckabee Sanders give the reply and she knows how to deal with the press. So the Democrats are used to having a an empty playing field, a clear field. And, of course, they have their media Democrats cheering them on, slobbering all over them, telling you what a fantastic guy Biden is even beforehand. So I think the Republicans, for their part, have done as best as they can do, as best as they can to under the circumstances, given that the media are 100% against them, you’re going to have media analysts like Nicolle Wallace. Who is a complete reprobate. And a low IQ, where you’re going to have Joy Reid, who is a racist, homophobe, and Rachel mad cow. Those are the three stooges of the stupid who are going to be coming on mercilessly. Just as an example. Just as an example. So you’ve got the Democrats out there today positioning. You’ve got the Republicans, I think, who were proactive, also pushing back. But the bottom line is, even though that’s important, it doesn’t change anything substantively in your lives. Biden’s not going to do anything to bring down inflation. Remember, he did. He wanted to spend trillions of dollars more. You know, he’s he’s looking to build a legacy. I think you give a damn about you. He never has. So the White House has put out a few propaganda quotes from the speech that was prepared for Biden. The story of America is a story of progress and resilience. We’re the only country that has emerged from every crisis stronger than we entered it. That is what we are doing again. Two years ago, our economy was reeling. As I stand here tonight, we have created a record 12 million new jobs. More jobs created in two years than any president has ever created in four years. All right. Let’s slow down. He didn’t create any of those jobs. How did he create those jobs? We were coming out of a pandemic. The foot. From the Democrats in these different blue states have been lifted from the throats of the private sector. These jobs were created in spite of the Democrats and in spite of Joe Biden. He created nothing. Nothing. He’s claiming to have created 12 million jobs. Two years ago, COVID had shut down our businesses, closed our schools, and robbed us of so much. No, it didn’t. The blue state governors. His party did that. His man, Foushee, was pushing for that. His media were pushing for that. When you look at Florida, when you look at it Texas, you look at Georgia, you look at some of these other states. They were under attack. Today, COVID no longer controls our lives, and two years ago, our democracy faced its greatest threat since the Civil War. We are the greatest threat since the Civil War was January 6th. Is this pathetically sick or what? What about World War Two and the attack on Pearl Harbor? And let me tell you what the greatest threat since the Civil War is. Joe Biden and the Democrat Party. Today, though bruised, our democracy remains unbowed and unbroken. My economic plan is about investing in places and people they’ve been forgotten amid the economic. So it’s all bullcrap. It’s just platitudes. Amid the economic upheaval of the past four decades. For decades. Too many people have been left behind or treated like they’re invisible. You notice too many Americans want to be viewed as victims. Have you noticed that? And he plays into that. Maybe that’s you watching at home. You remember the jobs that went away and you wonder whether a path even exists anymore for you and your children to get ahead without moving away. I get it. That’s why we’re building an economy where no one is left behind. Jobs are coming back. Pride is coming back because of the choices we made in the last two years. This is a blue collar blueprint to rebuild America and make a real difference in your lives. To my Republican friends. If we could work together in the last Congress, There’s no reason we can’t work together in this new Congress. The people send us a clear message fighting for the sake of fighting power, for the sake of power, conflict for the sake of conflict gets us nowhere. And that’s always been my vision for the country, to restore the soul of the nation. We don’t need you restoring the soul of the nation, you soulless bastard. That’s right. I said it. He’ll say anything and do anything. To restore the soul of the nation. That’s a joke. These guys are real head case. To rebuild the backbone of America, he says. We don’t need at the back there’s a guy who’s spineless. The middle class to unite the country. We’ve been sent here to finish the job. You’re a snow job, you fraud. Anybody out there who has severe heart disease, you know, who risks a heart attack or has had a heart attack. I recommend you not watch this. Or listen to this. Let me handle it tomorrow. Let me handle this tomorrow. For all of us. This is basically what I said it would be. Then you get this. James Clyburn on MSNBC today cut to go. I think people are comparing today with where we were two years ago and when those comparisons are made. I think the president has a very good story to tell. You see, folks, what’s what’s happening here is kind of what Clinton did to George H.W. Bush, but he was a little slow on the uptake to deal with it. Kinder and gentler. They’re trying to paint a picture before they took office of the Great Depression. We were coming out of the pandemic. We were coming out of a economic pandemic created by the Democrats in the various states, big industrial states. Unemployment. Was going lower, inflation was at basement bottom employment. Employers were coming back on, so forth. And they’re trying to create the scenario that the country was on its back. It’s an amazing thing. It is the the medical and scientific fascists in Washington, D.C. that pushed this agenda. It is the blue state governors and legislatures. Who destroyed their own economies. It’s the Republican President Trump that keeps urging them to open their economies. It’s Republican leaders as governors. Like a DeSantis who opened his economy. Joe Biden was blaming the pandemic not on the communist Chinese, but on Donald Trump. Every death that occurred was Donald Trump’s fault. He’s a sleazeball. And then we have massive inflation. Interest rates is through the roof, by the way. He’s not going to discuss the housing market, which is dead on its back. He’s not going to discuss what it cost you to get a loan today. The price of food. None of the none of the things that actually affect you. The price of home heating oil and electricity. To the extent he does so, paint a false picture because they lie with their false promises. Two years ago, the economy was building. Unemployment. Unemployment was with dropping significantly. Two years ago, the border was secure. Pretty much. There was no inflation. Interest rates were historically low. The dollar was sound. Russia was not in Ukraine. Communist China was not expanding. Iran was on a short leash. That’s what I remember. There wasn’t a supply chain problem. During the presidency of Donald Trump. They talk about COVID and Trump. It didn’t happen. And Joe Biden took office. And all the rest. Kate Bedingfield is the White House communications director. They sent. On her app because. The White House press secretary is both dimwitted and incapable of speaking independent thoughts. So she’s asked by sour lemon. The following cuts. Three Go. Why aren’t the American people feeling it? Because the polls are showing that the American people are not feeling that. Is that the issue with the president is at the communications office? What is going on? Well, well, remember where we were in President Biden came into office. We were we were in the depths of a pandemic. The economy had ground to a halt in freaking out. There you go. They have to rewrite history like they have to rewrite American history to give us critical race theory. They have to rewrite capitalism to give us socialism. They have to rewrite Americanism to give us Marxism. And now they have to rewrite the Trump years to give us the Biden disastrous years. And look how fast they got their talking point. The economy ground to a halt. The economy was picking up significantly. Inflation was creeping up. No, it wasn’t. Go ahead. Now, not just here but around the globe as a result of the pandemic. And so the president took quick action, meaningful action to start rebuilding this economy from the bottom up and the middle out and the choices that he’s made. My God, I can’t. From the bottom up in the middle out. From the bottom up and the middle out. So we built up the economy from the slums of America. I don’t even understand this line other than it’s propaganda. Then they sent this idiot, Mitch Landrieu out, a Biden adviser, and he’s on Fox, of all places. Cut for a go. Now, the first thing that we need to think about is the fact that many, many presidents tried to get the money to do that. And Joe Biden is the only one that could deliver infrastructure dollars the likes of which you haven’t seen really since FDR structured our infrastructure dollars. Where have they gone? Where are they? Now the vast majority of the infrastructure dollars that even moronic Republicans like Mitch McConnell voted for. Didn’t go to infrastructure. So there they are, lying again. The vast majority of the infrastructure bill had nothing to do with infrastructure. Amazing, isn’t it? And it never ends. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 4

All right. I told you the Republicans seem a lot more on their game now. In response to Biden, the they have released Sarah Huckabee Sanders. A few of her quotes from her response to Biden and including in the radical left’s America. Washington taxes you and lights your hard earned money on fire, but you get crushed with high gas prices, empty grocery shelves, and our children are taught to hate one another on account of their race, but not to love one another or our great country. And while you reap the consequences of their failures, the Biden administration seems more interested in woke fantasies than the hard reality Americans face every day. Most Americans simply want to live their lives in freedom and peace. But we are under attack in a left wing culture war. We didn’t start and never wanted to fight. Every day we’re told that we must partake in their rituals, salute their flags and worship their false idols all while big government colludes with big tech to strip away the most American thing there is your freedom of speech. That’s not normal. It’s crazy and it’s wrong. Republicans believe in an America where strong families thrive and safe communities where jobs are abundant and paychecks are rising, where the freedom our veterans shed their blood to defend is the birthright of every American man, woman and child. Now that I think is pretty damn good. Yes, I’m a partisan. I’m a partisan for America. And those who really hate America and Americanism versus those who love American Americanism. Yeah, I’m the latter. And by the way, some of my colleagues out there, they’ve been trashing Kevin McCarthy all day. Look, there may be an occasion for that. There may be reasons to criticize or why I don’t get it. He’s done everything they said they would do so far. We’re in the fight of our survival. You just giving fodder to the left. At this point. And we’re in the middle of this propaganda war from the White House. And the efforts now to counter that propaganda war, the best I’ve seen so far. In decades. I mean, there they are responding immediately. It seems like they must have a war room ready to go or something like that. We don’t have the media, so it makes it harder. But still you fight. So I’ve pretty much summed up what’s going to take place. I also want to congratulate the Republicans. They went to the floor of the House today and for 43 minutes, that’s the amount of time it took. They read the Constitution out loud. They read the Constitution out loud. We’ll start. Some of it was only a short time left in this hour. And then we will move to our second hour. Cut one, go. We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America. I now yield to the gentleman from the State of California, Mr. Kiley. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which will consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. You would never and you have not heard the Democrats do that. They hate the Constitution, but they wave it around when they want to destroy it. That is when they want to use it to destroy it. We’ll be right back.