President Joe Biden’s performance at the meeting with foreign leaders in Britain last week was a disgrace. Biden cut deals with Britain that sold out America’s interests, and for doing so, he won the worshipful accolades of the Europeans, the Brits and the Canadians. It’s amazing how popular you are at a party when you pay everyone’s bills. Except Biden isn’t spending his own money, of course. He’s spending ours.
It would be an understatement to say that the Euroland leaders weren’t big fans of former President Donald Trump. Trump went to the G-7 meetings and told his international peers that there was a new sheriff in town and that his foremost mission was to put America first. He canceled bad trade deals in which other countries were cheating. Trump insisted that the Germans, the French and the Italians paid more of the NATO bills for their own defense. He pulled America out of the Paris climate accord in part because almost none of the other nations was abiding by it.
What a difference a new president makes. The Euroland leaders of the G-7 are beside themselves with joy over Biden’s “cooperative tone” and concessions at the meetings in Britain this weekend. A Reuters headline captured the euphoria of the foreign heads of state: “G7 Source Praises Biden After ‘Complete Chaos’ of Trump.”
Is anyone surprised by the lovefest? “It’s great to have a U.S. president who is part of the club,” France’s Emmanuel Macron said in a lengthy statement, saturating the new American president with praise.
Why wouldn’t Canada, Russia and the Europeans be celebrating? Biden gave away the store. Let me count the ways:
No. 1: He reiterated his promise that America will jump off the climate change cliff first and dismantle U.S. energy production as a sign of his commitment to stopping global warming. Yes, that is Russian President Vladimir Putin smiling. This is a reaffirmation of the U.S. undermining our own energy security after Beijing announced it has no interest in compromising its economic prosperity in the name of global warming. They have more significant and more immediate ambitions than to worry about the planet’s temperature in 50 or 75 years.
No. 2: He agreed to a global tax that will harmonize U.S. taxes with those of the socialist European nations and fight against international tax competition, which has historically benefited the United States. America is supposed to be the low-tax country globally, and now we are ratcheting up our taxes to the levels commonplace in Europe. When Trump cut our tax rates, more than $1 trillion, much of it from socialist Europe, flowed into the U.S., financing new jobs and new enterprises. Now Biden wants a U.S. rate that matches that of Europe and exceeds that of China.
No. 3: Biden agreed to a “tax on tech” that will allow the Europeans and other international competitors to the U.S. to extract tens of billions of tax dollars every year from iconic American tech leaders such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Meanwhile, as The Wall Street Journal has pointed out, the Europeans continue to lobby to ensure that their large companies are exempt from these international taxes. What kind of president sells his own nation’s companies down the river?
Don’t be surprised if the Biden administration tells the Germans, the French and the Italians that they can forget about those Trump demands that Europe pay more for their own defense at future NATO meetings. Uncle Sam is happy to keep picking up the tab.
Trump promoted American values and relentlessly fought for American interests when meeting with G-7 leaders. He told the Europeans that if they want to get richer, they should be more like us. Now, we have a president who wants America to be more like them.
This isn’t leadership. It is a first step in surrendering America’s power, prosperity and sovereignty.
Stephen Moore is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and an economic consultant with FreedomWorks. He is the co-author of “Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive the American Economy.” To find out more about Stephen Moore and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
Could someone report on the actions of Susan Rice, now that she is part of the Biden Administration. Was she with him on the G7 trip or how about Valerie Jarret. Somebody is talking into Joe’s ear and it’s not Jill.
Wow, i didn’t know rice was already made part of his org…
The recent Election of “Crazy Joe Biden, reminds me of Quote has been attributed to Mark Twin and also to William Shakespeare Which explains that,” The Man Who Plays A Fool, Is No Fool ” Perhaps Democrat Marxist President Joe Biden , isn’t a Fool like he plays to be. …
He really is a fool. slo joe the demented has ALWAYS been the dumbest one in the room. He is too stupid to even play the fool. Now that his brain is mush, he is playing at being president.
I prefer the phrase, who’s more the fool. THE FOOL himself, or the dunces who FOLLOW the fool!
Response to Ituser comments, I Agree with your comments 199% but the obvious flaw is for the Democrat Marxist party elite not to recognise a flaw, a weakness in Joe Biden. In the Table told in Alsop’ Fables, it took a child to awaken the adults as well as the king, that, indeed, The King, had no Clothes on even though the adults and the king refused t to rail against popular thought that the king , the child thiugh, looked at the king and said, the king had no Clothes on……
My corrections in my comments above to Ituser (The King had no Clothes on , the child though, looked at the king and said, the king hasn’t any clothes on….
Biden should make hats that he can sell to the sheep: “Make America Last Again” or “How I Sold Out The United States of America”.
He likes those photos of himself wearing those aviator shades—makes him look so cool.
To hear him tell it, he’s building back better. “America is back” he tells other foreign leaders. He’s everybody’s Prez and looking out for the common good—even for those who didn’t vote for him (which should have been a LOT).
The Media and the Dems make Trump look bad. Joe comes along as the sunny promise and he is built up as the next Savior. So, here we are. Thanks in part to stupid voters—and in large part to thievery and fraud.
Everybody outside the US loves it when we give in to their wants and needs and WE pay. He is proof of and idiot in charge. Actually his “handlers” in charge run by the socialist agenda. God help us until we can take control away from stupidity.
My comments in response to Mrickye For too long America has been the bigger than other countries we delt with and just naturally were supposed to sit back and let other countries get the better of America and we let the people who were supposed to see that America’s businesses didn’t get the short end of deals. However there were Anti-America, Marxists, much like Democrat Jimmy Carter, who thought America should accept the Short End of the stick naturally in ever negotiations we had with foreign countries.we today, are the results of letting the Anti-American American, Marxists get away with dumping on America, After all, We deserved the treatment that America received,, After all, America once held Slaves 150 Years ago and even though the White young men died to free the Black Race , brought over to America by others of the Black Race, by the way, we still needed to be humbled even more in our dealings with European countries and that fit right in with today’s apologists in the Marxist democrats agenda.
OF course they love it, when WE DO for them so THEY don’t need to do for themselves.. EVERYONE loves a sugar daddy!
Of course the leaders of the other countries were glad to see Biden, they knew they could con him into making the United States the world’s ATM once again.
The voters of this country better wake up and flush these left wing socialists democrats down the sewer where they belong, or we will see the downfall of this nation. The United States will no longer be united, but just one more bankrupt third world country. What a sad ending for this once great country.
Unfortunately guss, i honestly fear MANY DEMS would be fully ok WITH our nation’s demise..
Hark! President, Joe Biden declared, To the World, The Patsy, for all we have dealings with, that their ” Patsy is back and ready. To resume it’s role as ” Patsey, to the rest of the World, Come on, Lets make a deal, you will find it easy to play us as the world’s ” Bafoon, or as the world ” Patsy….
To Son Of Thunder , my response to your comments, You Wrote, ” He likes those photos of himself ” Joe Biden, ” wearing those Aviator shades- Makes him look so cool, ” I added this ‘ Like a Fool’… Son of Thunder, Your a Poet, and you didn’t Know it, but your feet show it , They’re ” Longfellows” ….
Let’s face it, biden is no fool; he is allowing China to take over the USA legally and why, cause he will end up getting a bigger reward than before.
They probably offered him 20% instead of 10%
you mean to Say, Joe is bribible and can be had if the price is right. Oh Joe, Say that isn’t so!
Every country dealing with the United States makes out under his programs while the citizens who are still working after he shuts down jobs are worse off than they have ever been. The talk of a Russian connection with Donald Trump winning in 2016 was just that, talk without any evidence for four years. That there is talk of Chinese and Russian connections with Joe Biden about ‘most everything is bearing fruit day by day with the USA losing most favored nation status from itself!
Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are preprogrammed to follow a predetermined Marxist agenda. The President and the Vice President are only willing tools of an ideology that is formulated to humble America and bring those conservative Republicans and those of the White Race into submission to the Critical Race, democrat party, White Race, intolerant, Democrat pary. The Democrat Marxists have no other objectives than as Communist, George Soros has said, ” America is too big for its britches and needs to be brought down a peg or two.., ” What I can’t understand is why it George Soros sees it as his role in bringing America down, why it wouldn’t be as appropriate to also ” Bring George Soros Down a peg or two, ” for too long this Marxist has been able to sit on the side lines and let other like-Minded leftists do his dirty work for him….
My Comment responds to Those who voted for Race, Barack H. Obama, and once voted for Bill Clinton , the Quote, that say, ” By their Works, He Shall Know Them Pretty well explains just who the people who vofe” For Marxists every election… ” These people who vote for Democrats are the biggest Fools…
I realize that What I want to comment doesn’t really fit the present subject matter but I thought that Kamala Harris choice of words she most recently used in reference to America’s illegal immigrant problems could also be used because of the Mental stability of the Choice that the Marxist democrats made in selecting Joe Biden to be president The word Kamala Harris used in reference to America’s illegal immigrant problems we’re facing since Joe Biden became President was, ” Asylem , ” and I thought this was, in her part, a rather poor choice of words since the man that the Marxist Democrat party had picked to represent their party was considered mentally Challenged and by many citizens was a fitting candidate for an asylem. So I looked up the word in the on-Line Dictionary and to my amazement the dictionary had been changed somewhat so that the definition of the word. Was more ” Politically correct than it had been at one time. And today the word, ” asylem, ” is used in reference to immigrants coming across America open borders claiming to be looking for ” Asylem from their country. Not a mental institution,although this was the very last definition of the word listed in the dictionary.but I still think it was a poor choice of words that Vice President. Kampala Harris chose considering…..