Popular podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan will say up and down he isn’t a conservative —but boy, he’s sure sounding like one these days.
During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe and co-host YouTuber Chris Williamson discussed the Biden Administration’s attempt to rebrand and redefine the word ‘recession.’ Rogan isn’t buying it.
Traditionally, a recession is when GDP shrinks two consecutive quarters in a row. But recently, Joe & Co. have been playing fast and loose with the definition of the economic term.
“The government is trying to not call it a recession,” Rogan said, adding that the political Left was “literally changing the definition, which is terrible and it should be pushed back against in a big way.”
“It should be something that people get angry about, like, ‘Hey, you’re f***ing with definitions in order to pretend that you’re doing a good job,’” Rogan continued. “We’ve always used that term to define whether or not the economic policies that are currently in place and whether or not the management and the government has done a good job of making sure that the economy stays in a good place. They definitely haven’t done that.”
“What a bunch of weasels,” Rogan concluded.
Watch the clip above.
Last week, after the GDP numbers were released, Biden went into damage control, releasing a statement saying that it’s no surprise the economy is shrinking.
“Now, there is no doubt we expect growth to be slower than last year rather than the rapid clip we had. But that’s consistent with the transition to a stable, steady growth and lower inflation. There is going to be a lot of chatter today on Wall Street and among pundits about whether we are in a recession, but if you look at our job market, consumer spending, business investment, we see signs of economic progress in the second quarter as well.”
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