Joe Biden was addressing the AFL-CIO unions last Tuesday and unloaded on them. He cannot believe the coverage he’s getting in the press or the blame he’s getting around the country for his time in office. He doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong!
How out of touch can you get?
Biden has long been chided for having “mental acuity issues”. Well, he showed it in spades this past week. Here are some of his quotes:
“I’ve done everything in my power to blunt Vladimir Putin’s gas hike . Just since he invaded Ukraine, it’s gone up $1.74 a gallon, because of nothing else but that.” According to a new poll by liberal pollster YouGov/Yahoo, 30% a plurality blame Biden for the gas hike. That’s more than the 23% (mostly Democrats) that blame the oil industry for price gouging.
Biden went further, adding that he is constantly being barraged by the fact that inflation is caused by his out of control inflation. “I don’t want to hear anymore of these lies about reckless spending! We’re changing people’s lives!” Biden will give the argument that the inflation is “global” and that the US isn’t the only ones suffering from it. However, his handling of the inflation problem is hovering at 30% approval. And I have an idea he’s going to hear a lot more about his reckless spending! I will say though, Biden was right in his statement. He IS changing people’s lives, just not for the better!
I guess if I had to put a finger on the statements, it goes back to the Democrat playbook that says you apologize for nothing…EVER! You deflect the criticism as long as you can, you deny it is happening, and then you find someone else to blame for it. When you think of high gas prices, that’s exactly what happened. First it was COVID’s fault (they couldn’t deny it was actually happening because prices WERE going up rapidly). Then they blamed it on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. They still haven’t connected the dots that dropping Keystone XL Pipeline and it’s 900 million barrels of oil a day, had anything to do with it. They still don’t include the fact that the drilling the Anwar oil fields in Alaska being stopped had anything to do with it. And they still don’t believe cancelling oil drilling leases had anything to do with it. It’s all Putin.
And the same thing holds true when you talk about inflation. Is inflation up around the world? Since Biden took office, the United States inflation rate (annualized) has gone from 1.4% to 8.6%. That’s up 7.2% over 18 months. Let’s look at other countries, and I’m trying to find countries that had higher inflation increases than we did. I couldn’t find one. Even Ukraine, which is in the midst of a devestating war with Russia only went up 1.6% over the last year. So, let’s compare in our neck of the woods. Canada’s inflation rate went from 6.7% to 6.8% in the last 18 months. Mexico’s went from 7.68% to 7.65%, actually going down. Oh, Cuba did increase 1.5%. No one compared to the US. It’s not a global thing. It’s a BIDEN thing!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!