In keeping with the disingenuous nature of his presidency, Joe Biden purported Friday that, inflation had gone down if you didn’t count gas and food. In reality, inflation rose to 8.6 percent in May, the highest in 41 years. It would seem that Joe and those in his administration are content to mislead the American public at every opportunity. First, he blames Putin for gas prices, now he is fixing inflation numbers – all to defect blame on the worst economic mess in 40+ years.
Biden’s spends his time defecting his part in creating this economic debacle, moreover he acts as if he is not able to doing anything to presently to relieve the distress American’s are facing. He actually sounds like someone who is watching things happen from the sidelines, displaced from the struggle, that has no idea what to do. He seems only capable of maintaining the talking points he has been fed. American’s continue to ask - who is really in charge here? – certainly not Joe Biden.
In a speech he gave at the Port of Los Angeles, he reacted to the new consumer price index for May, spinning things this way-
“Inflation outside of energy and food, what the economists call core inflation, moderated the last two months,” and “Not enough, but it moderated, it’s come down and we need it to come down much more quickly.”-President Joe Biden
Actually, core inflation was at 0.6 percent in May, the same percentage as it was in April. In feeding him his talking points, his administration cited the unchanged month-to-month numbers as a sign that core inflation was “moderating” but not down. Again, according to the facts, core inflation prices were up six percent in May compared with a year ago, down from 6.5 percent in March. Again, here’s the spin-
“Core inflation fell on a year-over-year basis because we’re now over a year into decades high inflation. Last May, core prices were up 3.8 percent, the highest rate since 1992, outpacing expectations of economists. As a result, the year-over-year figure reflects already high prices in May of 2021.”-President Joe Biden
Wonder who wrote that for him? Reality check Joe - in downtown Los Angeles, the price of gasoline is now close to $8 a gallon, in Sacramento it is already over $ 6.50 per gallon. This is all from the democratically progressive state that has a surplus of funds and continues to hose its residents with a minimum of $1.18 per gallon of gas in taxes beyond the inflationary price charged. At over $100 to fill a 20-gallon tank – who can afford to drive to work, let alone eat? Roll down the window of your chauffeured vehicle Joe, there are real people on the other end of your ridiculous claims who are struggling to survive.
Wanting to sound sympathetic to the needs of American Citizens, while blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for his own economic disaster, Biden continued-
“I understand Americans are anxious and they’re anxious for good reason,” adding “we have never seen anything like Putin’s tax on both food and gas.” and “Putin’s price hike is hitting Americans hard,”-President Joe Biden
What a “load of malarkey”, as Joe likes to use the phrase. People have long ago stopped trusting anything the man says because he is devoted to his own ideals, not the good of the U.S. citizenry. His stand is regardless of whatever price American taxpayers have to suffer. It doesn’t bother him or those he loves, because he is insulated by his ill-gotten wealth. Biden has lived off the taxpayers for decades, helping his own wallet along the way. His “top economic priority” is Joe Biden.
When he was bereft of anymore talking points, he boasted that the job market was the strongest it had been since World War II –
“notwithstanding the inflation.” “Since I took office, families are carrying less debt on average in America, they have more savings than they’ve had,”-President Joe Biden
This last misleading claim was made using old data, from before inflation was a problem. Again, the truth does not support any of the claims he made in the interview and in fact most of his comments, are a smoke screen effort to act as though things are not as bad as Americans know them to be. Joe Biden claims that inflation is his top economic priority but the facts don’t bear that out either.
He prefers to blame foreign shipping companies, oil companies like Exxon, and everyone else for higher prices. All the while, he is seeking to spend more taxpayers’ dollars, to make it thing cheaper to afford: internet, clean energy modifications to their homes, and insulin. Joe, get some better script writers.
Further, when Biden wants to sound really concerned, he throws out the fact that something is making him “angry”. Here is yet another an example of his childlike, out of control, I’m really trying to sound involved, and I care rhetoric -
“Every once in a while, something you learn makes you viscerally angry like if you had the person in front of you, you would want to pop them,”-President Joe Biden
This comment was made by Biden in response to higher shipping company prices. Viscerally, really? Nice to know he has a temper, hopefully it serves him well – it does nothing for Americans.
In the following video clip, listen to the bumbling on economics and the claims regarding the middle class. Someone else is always to blame. And finally, note the challenge to “get it done” with not any stated way to do so – it’s abysmal.
The entire situational drama wouldn’t be so sad if it weren’t the President of the United States, doing all this striving to manipulate people’s emotions, flat out ignoring the reality of the economic devastation in play and using misleading information to cover his own deficiencies in office. Biden is good at the blame game, however little else.