Biden Says He Needs 'More Money' Because 'There’s Going to Be Another Pandemic'
Democrat warns of 'second pandemic' as he says government needs more tax dollars
Democrat Joe Biden has warned that "there's going to be another pandemic" while arguing that his administration needs "more money."
Biden was arguing that the federal government needs more tax dollars during a press conference when he warned that a "second pandemic" is apparently looming.
Biden was responding to a question about making vaccines available to young children when he made the remarks.
After being asked about the most recent Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs), Biden said that his administration was working to make sure that there were enough vaccines.
However, he then said that his administration was also investing money into preparing for the next pandemic.
Biden: "We need more money to plan for the second pandemic. There's going to be another pandemic." pic.twitter.com/z0Plc8aZQU— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 21, 2022
The reporter asked about the number of doses of the COVID vaccines that were available for school-aged children.
He also asked how many the government was prepared to provide before the administration asked for more money to manage the costs.
"We’ll get through at least this year,” Biden began.
"We do need more money," he added as he started to veer away from the script.
"But we don’t just need more money for vaccines for children, eventually.
"We need more money to plan for the second pandemic.
"There’s going to be another pandemic.”
“We have to think ahead,” Biden continued.
He then continued by taking a swipe at President Donald Trump and suggesting that a lack of preparation on his part had increased the impact of the COVID pandemic.
"That’s not something the last outfit did very well, and that’s something that we’ve been doing fairly well," he said.
"That’s why we need the money.”
Critics immediately suggested that another pandemic — or at least another COVID variant — was all part of a plan to ensure that mail-in ballots were the standard for the 2022 midterms and perhaps beyond.
“We know Joe. You guys need those mail-in ballots and this is your excuse,” Tim Swain tweeted.
“Promises, promises,” Alexandros Marinos added.
Jeff Carlson tweeted, “The DNC’s ‘Mid-Terms Mail-in-Ballot’ prep work begins …”
“These people can take their pandemic panic porn & stick it where the sun doesn’t shine,” @ITguy1959 tweeted.
Others argued that the federal government had plenty of money to throw around when it came to sending billions of dollars in support for Ukraine and to managing the flow of illegal immigrants at the southern border.
“Joe Biden predicts a second pandemic, he ‘feels it,’ like the plan is bubbling and the WHO will lower the boom on us in fall,” Tosca Austen argued.
"We need money.
"Yet Joe is slinging it about like confetti. $54.4B to stand w Ukraine, and more$ to come, and big $ for the DHS migrant travel agency…"