Pompeo: Biden Speech to Congress Outlines Radical Socialist Agenda

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida on Feb. 27, 2021.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo comments on President Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night (April 28), calling Biden’s vision for America “radical” and “socialist.

Pompeo made the comments after Biden’s hour-long speech to Congress. In his speech, Biden touted his administration’s achievements and called on members of Congress to pass a series of measures to advance the Democratic agenda, including: gun control, infrastructure, H.R. 1 [also known as the For the People Act of 2021, election reform legislation to expand the right to vote by mail], police reform and child care. The same day, Biden also unveiled a new bill that would have made it possible for the government to implement the bill.

On the same day, Biden also unveiled the American Families Plan, which is expected to cost $1.8 trillion and raise the personal income tax rate cap on the top 1 percent of taxpayers from 37 percent to 39.6 percent.

The proposal is the third major legislative package Democrats have attempted to pass in just three months, which would bring the total cost of the Biden agenda to $6 trillion.

“So far, President Biden has succeeded in outlining a radical socialist agenda for the next four years. It will haunt every freedom-loving American.” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

It comes amid speculation that the former secretary of state could run in the 2024 presidential election if former President Trump (R) decides not to run again.

“Almost all of President Biden’s proposed policies tonight involve bigger government and higher taxes. This will only hurt the American worker.” Pompeo wrote.

Pompeo also commented on the Biden administration’s policies toward the Chinese Communist Party, urging Biden to take a tougher stance to ensure the U.S. has a competitive advantage over Beijing.

“President Biden said he wants to ‘let’s win the 21st century competition.’ Let me tell you, groveling to China (the Chinese Communist Party) will cost us that competition. We must be tough, not weak.” He said.

In his speech, Biden outlined examples of his dealings with China and noted his intention to have Beijing play by “common rules in the global economy.

“In my discussions with President Xi, I told him that we welcome competition and we don’t seek conflict,” Biden said, “but I made it absolutely clear that I will defend American interests across the board.”

“The United States will resist unfair trade practices that cripple American workers and industries, such as subsidies to state-owned enterprises and the theft of American technology and intellectual property.” Biden said.

Biden also touted two of his latest indicative proposals: the American Jobs Initiative and the American Family Plan, and in his speech, he also laid out the arguments that these measures should be passed.

These (include) good-paying jobs that cannot be outsourced,” Biden said of the American Jobs Plan. Nearly 90 percent of the infrastructure jobs created in the American Jobs Plan do not require a college degree. 75 percent do not require an associate’s degree.”

Republicans have dismissed the plan. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) argued that the American Jobs Plan is a “liberal wish list, a wasteful exercise in big government” and “the biggest job-killing tax increase in a generation. At the same time, he said, the American Family Plan would bring “more taxes, more spending, more involvement in Washington in people’s lives from cradle to college.

Other lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Mitt Romney and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-N.Y., chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, also expressed concern about the proposed mega-spending.

Scott also accused Biden of further dividing the country despite his promise to unify America.

“Our president seems like a good guy. His speeches are full of good things to say. But President Biden has promised you a particular kind of leadership. He promised to unite our country, to lower the temperature, to serve all Americans, whether we voted for him or not. That’s a claim he made, and you just heard it again,” Scott said, “but our country is hungry for more than empty platitudes.”