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VideoAs Market Tanks, Karine Jean-Pierre says, U.S. Seeing ‘Transition to a More Steady and Stable Growth’


Karine Jean-Pierre: What we’re seeing and I’ve said this before you’ve heard this from Brian de- is a transition to a more steady and stable growth.  And that’s what we’re currently seeing and in the process of moving the economy into.

  • Attribution: Peer Reviewed Politics™Media Attribution: Air.TVAuthor(s): Karine Jean-Pierre - Press ReleaseWhite House Press ReleaseDate: September 23, 2022Duration: 00:00:12Photo/Video Credit: YouTube

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Peer Reviewed Politics™ Commentary: Karine Jean states, "I’m taking a question Peter."  After the reporters question, it's um, um, um, um, deflect, deflect, deflect...

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VideoJean-Pierre Says that Student Debt Cancelation Will Be ‘Fully Paid for Because of the Work [Biden] Has Done with the Economy’

Reporter: “Just a couple.  You quoted experts saying that the package, referencing the IRA, would quickly and noticeably bring down healthcare costs and will be more than fully paid for.  Jen Psaki talked about, on February 2nd, he’s committed to sustainable and responsible policy and ensuring that our long-term investments are fully paid for, like Build Back Better.  Brian Deese talked about packages that would be fully paid for across time.  The President in multiples speeches talked about this bill, this is in December referring to BBB, is fully paid for, won’t increase the deficit.  Anyway, the question is, do you all believe that this student loan program is fully paid for?  And if it’s not, why does the President think it was important to have all of his other spending priorities fully paid for to be fiscally responsible, but not this one?”

Jean-Pierre: “So, we do we — so, again, this is the question that my colleague here, Ambassador got, so we have to get a better sense, right, of what we’re talking about as far as cost — wait, let me just — let me just say that out loud.  She is the — she is the domestic policy adviser, and when she was asked that question, so I just want to iterate what she said.  But we do believe it will be fully paid for because of the work that this president has done with the economy, because of what you just said — well, what I just said, is what we have done to bring down the deficit, the deficit reduction.  That matters in the work we will continue to do.  When you look at IRA, it is also that $300 billion deficit is going to matter when you think about that $1.7 trillion by the end of this fiscal year, is going to matter as well.  And also, here’s the thing.  When we talk about the pause being lifted, that’s going to bring into — bringing $50 billion per year back into the Treasury, right?  That was actually not happening throughout — almost for two years now.  So that’s going to be coming back at the same time that basically of people are getting the — are getting these benefits.”

VideoReporter to W.H.: ‘If You Don’t Know How Much It’s Going To Cost, How Can You Guarantee That It’s Going To Be Paid For?’

Reporter: “ I was just going to say, if you don’t know how much it’s going to cost, how can you guarantee that it’s going to be paid for, even if you’re defining ‘paid for’ in a way that some of us have questions about?”

Jean-Pierre: “Look, I think what I can tell you is this, is that we have done the work to make sure that this is done in a fiscally responsible way and a balanced way.  If you look at how we were able to do the deficit reduction in the past two years, 350 — well, almost two years, 350 billion in the first year, 1.7 trillion reduction that we will see at the end of this fiscal year, that matters as well.  That matters by bringing down that deficit.  It matters on how we can get this done for the American people.  But let’s not forget, the paws will be lifted in that’s going to matter as Treasury is going to get the revenues that they haven’t been getting in some time.  Again, we will — you know, Susan Rice is the domestic policy adviser, I’m just going to reiterate what she said and — and we’ll actually know more once people take us up on it and see — get a sense if they will.  But we know — we do have what we do know, right, which is what I just listed about the deficit reduction, which is important and this matters in this case.”

February 28, 2022 Video | Jen Psaki Repeatedly Refuses to Say If U.S. Will ‘Pledge Not to Buy Any More Russian Gas’

REPORTER: “What is the stance of the U.S. in buying Russian gas at this point? At this point are you ready to pledge not to buy any more Russian gas?”

Jen Psaki: “Well, as you know, it’s really — let me give you, actually, kind of an update on this, because it’s — I think there’s been a little confusion.  One moment.  So, as it relates to Russian gas, U.S. government doesn’t dictate where the U.S. market sells our own oil and gas products, nor where it acquires crude or refined products for domestic consumption.  This is all up to the private sector, other than exceptions like countries under sanctions.  So, the U.S. refiners currently importing Russian products are largely legacy refinery operations tooled in Hawaii and Alaska for certain supplies because of geography and imports to the Gulf, both of certain refined products and of crude, as refiners in the Gulf mix crude supplies to meet the needs of their particular refinery designs.  There have been companies, obviously private sector companies who have made decisions and announcements, and we certainly applaud that.”

REPORTER: “So, can you just explain, though, what you laid out at the beginning?  I’m a little bit unclear.  Just in layman’s terms.  We are not going to be making any policy from the U.S. government that would prohibit the sale — the purchase of Russian gas then because it’s not something that we already do?”

Jen Psaki: “We haven’t ruled out that, but I think what I wanted to convey is what is accurate about what happens now and how it currently works.”

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