The Biden economy is a disaster —but Joe won’t own it.
During a recent speech on inflation, President Biden rolled out two familiar excuses for why prices are so high: COVID and Putin. Biden calls them the “two leading causes of inflation,” but conservatives aren’t buying it.
“I want us to be crystal clear about the problem,” Biden stated. “There are two leading causes of inflation we’re seeing today. The first cause of inflation is a once-in-a-century pandemic. Not only did it shut down our global economy, it threw the supply chains and the demand completely out of whack.”
“And this year we have a second cause, Mr. Putin’s war in Ukraine.” He added, “We saw in March that 60% of inflation that month was due to price increases at the pump for gasoline.”
One reporter asked Biden point blank if he thought his policies were helping or hurting the situation.
“I think our policies help, not hurt,” said Biden.
Conservatives blasted Biden on Twitter for refusing to own up to his part in the economic crisis.
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“This is what Joe Biden’s policies have done to prices in just one part of the economy,” tweeted Townhall.com editor Spencer Brown, along with an infographic of the national average gas prices.
Fox News contributor Guy Benson, tweeted, “This speech is listless and somewhat adrift. Totally predictable talking points, filled with familiar specious claims.”
Shortly ahead of the speech, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shared a Reuters article claiming that Biden will blast Republicans for having no plan to stop inflation during the speech. He captioned the post with his own assessment about how Biden is harming the economy.
“Stop…spending…MONEY!!” Cruz tweeted.
Writer Kyle Becker blasted the entirety of Biden’s address, tweeting, “Biden is lying about his ‘solutions’ for inflation and the non-existent Republican plan for a ‘middle class tax hike.’ This gaslighting won’t work because the policies won’t work.”
“Joe Biden will blame anyone and anything for inflation,” tweeted MRCTV’s account.
Washington Free Beacon reporter Joe Gabriel Simonson mocked one of Biden’s proposed inflation solutions, tweeting, “I am enjoying Biden acknowledging that higher taxes — which sucks money out of the economy — could theoretically ease inflation. excited to see where this thought takes him.”
Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-MT) shared the story on Twitter.
“This Administration has refused to take any responsibility for the economic crises facing our nation, and failed leadership in the White House is the root cause of these disasters. #Bidenflation”
This Administration has refused to take any responsibility for the economic crises facing our nation, and failed leadership in the White House is the root cause of these disasters. #Bidenflationhttps://t.co/CwLoLQNuj5
— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) May 10, 2022