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Republicans mock Biden with punny posters on the Senate floor including one showing Biden as Grinch


Republican senators came to the floor Thursday full of Christmas puns and bearing festive floor charts as they ripped President Biden for supply chain problems and inflation ahead of the holidays. 

Florida Sen. Rick Scott put up a sign with trucks in the background, showing Biden as the Grinch and Dr. Anthony Fauci as his dog Max as he went after the president for vaccine mandates and inflation issues. 

‘We’re three weeks away from Christmas and Joe Biden has run this country into the ground,’ he said. ‘Not even Santa Claus with all his Christmas magic can fix it.’

Scott said that 100 ships are waiting off the coast of California and claimed Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo and Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg are not doing enough to solve the problem. 

‘Secretary Raimondo and Secretary Buttigieg would rather play TV commentator than actually travel to California and solve some of these problems facing our distributors.’ 

‘If they don’t wanna show up and do the job they signed up for, I heard there’s an opening at CNN.’ 

Sen. Joni Ernst brought a poster of Mariah Carey from the cover of her hit song, ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You.’  

‘If like Mariah you don’t want a lot for Christmas and don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree, this may be your year,’ the Iowa Republican said.  That’s because Bidenomics is causing everything to be backordered, delayed, unavailable or just plain unaffordable,’ she said. 

‘You are paying a ho-ho-whole lot more for a ho-ho-whole lot less,’ she said.  

‘The supply chain problem is such a mess, not even Rudolph with his nose so bright can guide all of the barges stuck at sea into port by Christmas night!’

The Christmas-themed diatribes came as the Senate is considering Biden’s Build Back Better Act. 

‘We’re three weeks away from Christmas and Joe Biden has run this country into the ground,’ Sen. Rick Scott said. ‘Not even Santa Claus with all his Christmas magic can fix it’

Sen. Joni Ernst brought a poster of Mariah Carey from the cover of her hit song, 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

Sen. Joni Ernst brought a poster of Mariah Carey from the cover of her hit song, ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’

'The night before Christmas, let's see what gifts Democrats are prepared to pass out here,' Sen. Todd Young said.

‘The night before Christmas, let’s see what gifts Democrats are prepared to pass out here,’ Sen. Todd Young said.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, used his floor time to introduce his 'Stop the Grinch Act,' which he said would alleviate supply chain issues

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, used his floor time to introduce his ‘Stop the Grinch Act,’ which he said would alleviate supply chain issues

‘Santa Claus—I don’t know if you are listening, but if you are—when you’re making your list and checking it twice, remember that President Biden promised taxpayers that his Build Back Better plan costs zero dollars, doesn’t waste money on tax breaks for the wealthy, and adds –you guessed it—zero dollars to the national debt.

‘To no one’s surprise, that promise ended up being a fa la la lot of malarkey!

‘The truth is the Biden bill costs $1.7 trillion, adds $367 billion to our debt, and gives a huge tax cut to millionaires.

‘While the President certainly deserves a stocking full of coal for breaking his promises to taxpayers, even coal is in short supply at the moment and the price has soared to the highest level in more than 12 years!,’ Ernst said. 

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, used his floor time to introduce his ‘Stop the Grinch Act,’ which he said would alleviate supply chain issues. 

‘When the Grinch stole Christmas it was a relatively simple operation that took a relatively simple solution,’ he said. Unfortunately, cold, unfeeling regulations and entrenched bureaucracies do not have undersized hearts which could grow three sizes. Protectionist laws and labor shortages do not warm to holiday cheer.’ 

‘By suspending a number of federal restrictions on ports, ships, and trucks we can help clear the backlog at our ports, get products onto shelves, and presents under trees,’ he said.  

Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., put up a poster with a Christmas tree with gifts surrounding it, titled ‘The Night Before Christmas.’ It was meant to represent what ‘Christmas gifts’ the Build Back Better plan would dole out. 

‘The night before Christmas, let’s see what gifts Democrats are prepared to pass out here,’ he said. 

‘China has a gift under the tree, why don’t we just open the China gift,’ he said as he removed the stick-on gift and revealed dollar signs on the poster underneath. ‘Oh, that’s a lot of money!’

‘Could that be? That says the rich. I’m gonna see what’s in there,’ he said, removing a gift titled ‘rich’ to reveal a salt shaker. ‘SALT!’ 

The gift was in reference to a provision of the bill that would lift the state and local tax deduction cap from $10,000 per year to $80,000 per year. 

Young then gestured to a stocking with ‘taxpayers’ written on it. He removed the stocking to reveal a photo of coal. ‘Oh my word, that looks like coal,’ he quipped 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have insisted they will move to pass the $1.9 trillion Build Back Better bill before the holidays, but Sen. Joe Manchin, whose swing vote can make or break any legislation, has not yet given his stamp of approval. 

The West Virginia Democrat has said he wants to be sure that the legislation will not worsen inflation, which according to figures released Friday was up 6.8% from last November to this November. 

‘We’ve got to make sure we get this right,’ Manchin said this week, speaking to the Wall Street Journal. ‘We can’t afford to continue to flood the market as we’ve done.’ 

Discussing his opposition to Build Back Better, Manchin mentioned an op-ed he wrote in September arguing Democrats should pause on trying to push the bill over inflation concerns.

‘I was concerned then, and I said let’s take a strategic pause,’ Manchin said, adding that he still feels ‘strongly about that.’

The plan, passed by the House of Representatives last month, includes $400 billion on child and family support, $555 billion on climate change, and $166 billion on housing aid.



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