It’s not a secret that the economy was recovering, when Joe Biden entered office. But, mysteriously, almost immediately after he started signing things, the economy took a turn. After almost two years, we have 40-year-high inflation, surging gas prices, empty grocery store shelves, and more.
Biden ignored inflation last year, claiming it was temporary. But just a few months ago, his party scrambled to pass the wrongly named. “Inflation Reduction Act.” So, I guess even Biden had to admit inflation was here to stay. But inflation continues to rage–and even liberal reporters are getting ticked off. They directed their anger at White House press secretary KJP.
She couldn’t handle it.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was mocked Monday for how she touted Biden’s American Rescue Plan and Inflation Reduction Act in response to questions about when Americans can expect relief from higher prices…
The reporter countered by noting that it has been about 18 months since gas prices began rising and inflation became apparent in other economic sectors.
“Well, 18 months ago, the president signed the American Rescue Plan more – back in April of 2021,” she said…
Responding to a clip of Jean-Pierre that connected 18 months of inflation to passage of the 18-month-old American Rescue Plan, Republican National Committee press secretary Emma Vaughn tweeted, “Ding, ding, ding!” [Source: Fox News]
Not great, Karine, not great. The reporter pointed out that 18 months ago, inflation started ramping up–as well as gas prices. Jean-Pierre jumped in and said that 18 months ago, Biden signed his “stimulus” package.
Oops! Karine inadvertently made the connection between Biden’s massive spending bill and runaway inflation. Around the same time, Biden also signed executive orders shutting down American oil production, leading to rising energy prices.
See the connection? Jean-Pierre apparently didn’t and really stepped into it.
But the reporters weren’t done. They were pushing KJP to explain when Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act” was going to actually address inflation. Her best answer was “early next year.”
Uh, what? Putting aside the fact that Biden’s spending bill will in no way lower inflation, where does she get off promising improvements next year? She couldn’t explain how the bill will lower inflation, she just kicks the can down the road.
Can Americans survive three to six months of more inflation? Can families who can’t afford bills or rent now really wait until “early next year”?
With elections just days away, is that really what Americans wanted to hear? Not even close.
Author: Bo Dogan