NOTE: The following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
President Biden is, among other things, known for not paying his bills. Not just his taxes, though it appears he dodged paying those. Bills to merchants in Delaware whose services he’s hired, particularly small businesses without the pull necessary to force him to pay.
That made it all the more ironic when Biden met with Speaker of the House McCarthy and harangued him for remaining firm on the debt ceiling talks, demanding that he go along with what the administration wants so that America can “pay its bills,” as if Biden actually cares about that. He said:
And the consequence of failing to pay our bills would be the American people would have a real kick in their econ- — economic well-being. As a matter of fact, the rest of the world would too.
And so we also agree we need to reduce the deficit. And I might add, in my first two years as President, I reduced it by $1.7 trillion. It matters. And so I’m all for reducing and continuing to reduce the deficit.
And — but we all — we both talked about the need for a bipartisan agreement. We have to be in a position where we can sell it to our constituencies. We’re pretty well divided in the House, almost down the middle, and it’s not any different in the Senate. So we got to get something we can sell to both sides.
And we need to cut spending, but we — here’s the disagreement: We have to — I think we should be looking at tax loopholes and making sure the wealthy pay their fair share. I think revenue matters as well as — as long as you’re not taxing anybody under 400,000 bucks.
And so we’re going to — we still have some disagreements, but I think we may be able to get where we have to go. We both know we have a significant responsibility.
Well, to add the cherry to the top of the irony sunday, it was then that Biden was interrupted by a phone call. Who called? Apparently his plumber, who hadn’t been paid in over a year. Answering the phone and putting it on speaker in the middle of his speech so that he could hear it, Biden started arguing with his plumber, who justly demanded payment for services rendered.
“You owner me $5,000 for that emergency job with your pipes from when Hunter was flushing crack down the toilet…you’ve owed me that for over a year and I insist you pay up,” the plumber said. “Whatcha talkin’ about, Jack? I already paid ya,” Biden responded.
“No you didn’t,” he snapped back. “You wrote me a check that bounced and then didn’t answer my calls.”
Biden moved to hang up, at which point McCarthy got up to leave and snapped “perhaps you can pay your own bills first, Jack,”