Everyone knows the Democrat Party today can’t stand freedom and capitalism. They want to turn America into Venezuela.
And you won’t believe what Joe Biden just did to turn America into a communist country.
“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone – and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward.”
Barack Obama spoke those words when he had had enough of the then-Republican-controlled legislature failing to approve the legislation he wanted.
When it comes to executive orders, Joe Biden, Obama’s former vice president, is actually exceeding his predecessor.
President Biden issued 22 executive orders during his first week in the White House.
Former President Trump issued four in his first week, for comparison’s sake.
Biden enacted more than 60 executive orders in his first full year in office.
If you want to find a President with a greater yearly average, you have to go all the way back to the Jimmy Carter Presidency.
By the end of 2022, he increased that number to 106, according to the official register.
No end is in sight, either.
President Biden’s flagship initiative throughout his tenure in office may be responsible for one of his largest abuses of executive authority.
With a single stroke of the pen in August of last year, Biden attempted to erase hundreds of billions of dollars from the books without the approval of Congress.
The President attempted to start one of the greatest transfers of wealth in history by an unconstitutional executive order.
If he succeeds, he will have stolen upwards of a trillion dollars from American workers who did not attend college or who had worked hard to pay off their student debt – and handed it on a silver platter to partying college students and graduates with pointless degrees who had no intention of repaying their debts.
The legal system is currently deciding whether or not that order stands.
However, the President is already focusing on what could be his subsequent “pen and phone” moment.
The far-Left Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and squad leader Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are urging the White House to enact nationwide rent control.
They asked for this in a letter they addressed to the White House last month.
According to PJ Media, the Biden Administration has started a chain of events that will result in just that.
A landlord is only permitted to charge a certain price for renting a property or renewing a lease under a government policy called rent control.
Municipalities typically pass rent control legislation, although the specifics might differ greatly.
However, Biden, Warren, and AOC want to make the program a national one.
President Biden has instructed the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to consider caps “for future investments and actions promoting renter protections,” according to Yahoo Finance.
According to the report, efforts are being made to “root out practices that unfairly prevent applicants and tenants from accessing or staying in housing” by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
However, “unfairly” is a completely arbitrary concept that neither AOC nor Warren nor anyone in the Biden Administration has attempted to define.
AOC and Warren also demanded a reinstatement to the COVID-era emergency protections that prohibited landlords from evicting tenants in their letter.
Democrats are arguing for what would essentially be a federal takeover of the rental market by citing the recent spike in rent prices.
When landlords decide it’s no longer worth the hassle to rent out homes and apartments at a loss and without the option to evict undesirable tenants, where will those who can’t afford to buy a property live?
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