The week in whoppers: Biden-Yellen bank bunk, Michelle Obama’s scandal revisionism and more

The week in whoppers: Biden-Yellen bank bunk, Michelle Obama’s scandal revisionism and more

Posted For: Layla Godey

Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions

Spot the difference:

“During the financial crisis . . . [banks] were bailed out . . . We’re not going to do that again.”

— Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Sunday


“[Yellen’s action] fully protects all depositors.”

— Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC statement, Sunday (hours later)

We say: Yellen & Co. didn’t bail out Silicon Valley or Signature banks’ owners, but they did bail out those of their customers who had uninsured funds (more than 90% of the deposits). That includes venture-capital-funded tech firms, cryptocurrency investors and even Chinese Communist Party-linked businesses. And though officials claimed taxpayers wouldn’t pay, banks are likely to charge average Americans higher fees and offer less service to cover the costs of repaying the FDIC.

This boast:

“The [Obama] administration was scandal-free.”

— Former First Lady Michelle Obama, in a Mar. 7 podcast

We say: Scandal-free? Sure, let’s just forget about the IRS targeting conservatives, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server, FISA warrants to spy on Trump folks and the entire RussiaGate hoax. Not to mention President Barack Obama’s monster lies like “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he has faith in the Biden administration to handle the banking crisis.

This comment:

“I have faith in President Biden, Secretary Yellen and the Federal Reserve. They have all hands on deck to manage this and keep our economy sound.”

— Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Wednesday

We say: Is Schumer kidding? President Biden (along with other Dems, including Schumer himself) are the ones who helped trigger the nation’s economic chaos, including the bank crisis. Their debt-financed spending ignited inflation, forcing the Fed to jack up interest rates and sending bonds held by banks plummeting. If Biden, Yellen & Co. knew what they were doing, they wouldn’t need to summon “all hands on deck.”

This tweet:

This claim:

“Congressional Republicans should pass my budget instead of calling for . . . defunding the police.”

— President Biden, Tuesday

We say: Was Biden having another of his senior moments or was he outright lying, as he so often does? It’s never been Republicans who want to “defund the police” but Democrats. Indeed, as a candidate in 2020, Biden himself said police funds should “absolutely” be redirected. Recently, though, with polls (and elections) showing the nation sick of rising crime and demanding more law enforcement, and with his eye on a 2024 reelection bid, the prez is singing a different song.


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