WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden held a press conference on the eve of the anniversary of his inauguration. As Americans reflect on the administration’s (very) unsuccessful first year, many are disappointed, discouraged, and do not feel like they are better off under President Biden, especially in the areas of education, the economy, and foreign policy.

Carrie Lukas, vice president at Independent Women’s Voice, released the following statement: “Last fall, Virginians elected Glenn Youngkin to be their next governor because parents here and across the country are fed up with bureaucrats telling them what’s best for their kids. But that’s precisely what the Biden administration has doubled down on in the Build Back Better spending plan — giving government more control over bringing up children by expanding federalized education to include our youngest children in daycare and preschool.”

Patrice Onwuka, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Voice, added, “If you have walked into your local grocery store recently, you have likely noticed not only much higher prices on basic goods, but many essentials are out of stock. Thank the Biden administration for that. Their reckless spending has fueled inflation to a 40-year high. Work disincentives created by overly generous benefits worsened worker shortages and contributed to supply-chain disruptions. Washington must reprioritize work to motivate sidelined workers back and deliver the price relief Americans need.”

Claudia Rosett, foreign policy fellow at Independent Women’s Voice, said: “Of all the failures of the Biden administration this year, the debacle in Afghanistan may be the one most etched in Americans’ minds. Who could forget the images of desperate Afghans falling from a military plane trying to flee the Taliban regime? Or the interviews of the 13 newly-minted Gold Star families due to the U.S.’s disastrous exit from the country? America needs to project strength on the global stage, and on almost every front the Biden administration was telegraphing weakness.”



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