Last week, President Joe Biden reminded Americans of why he wanted to be our national leader.
“I ran for president for three reasons,” he tweeted. “To restore the soul and decency of our country. To rebuild our economy from the bottom up and the middle out. And to help unite our country.”
Obviously, none of those three things is happening. At the beginning of October, political science guru Larry Sabato noted that the political divide between Biden supporters and those of former President Donald Trump is “unprecedented.”
Yet Biden is succeeding at something.
He’s making inflation great again.
The price of gas is up 40 percent since Biden took office, according to the U.S Energy Information Administration, rising to a point not seen since September 2014.
MarketWatch reported on Tuesday that price inflation for other goods is the highest it’s been in more than two decades.
Every day, it seems, beleaguered Americans, already bitter at each other because of COVID politics, get hit with more bad economic news.
But it took The New York Times to drive the point home – by hitting us in the breadbasket.
On Monday, the Times took a look at how inflation was affecting Thanksgiving.
“Thanksgiving 2021 could be the most expensive meal in the history of the holiday,” the Times noted.
Mind you, 2021 marks the 400th anniversary of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Times attributed this to many reasons. But they all seem to point back to Joe Biden. The evidence was found in one succinct paragraph buried midway in the article.
The Times alleged that “no single culprit” can be blamed for sky-high Thanksgiving prices,
“The nation’s food supply has been battered by a knotted supply chain, high transportation expenses, labor shortages, trade policies, and bad weather. Inflation is at play, too. In September, the Consumer Price Index for food was up 4.6 percent from a year ago. Prices for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs soared 10.5 percent.”
No, there may not be a “single culprit,” but many of those roads lead to the White House.
Higher transportation costs can be attributed to Biden’s war on fossil fuels. Labor shortages? How about Biden’s COVID policies that not only paid Americans not to work, but led to workers fearing going back to work – not to mention the implementation of divisive vaccine mandates that pit employers against workers.
Inflation is running away because of Biden’s massive spending spree. The logjam at West Coast ports is being attributed, at least partly, to a work slowdown driven unhappy longshoremen, who are some of the unions that Biden never stops praising, as well as the secretary of transportation, who oversees trucking as well as shipping, being asleep at the switch, or at least on a two-month-long paid paternity leave.
Additionally, Biden has rejected repealing Trump’s tariffs on China, making goods more expensive.
About the only thing on the Times’ list that is not, or cannot be, linked to Biden is the weather.
As for the good old days, going back just a year, the Times pointed out, “Last year the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 was the lowest it had been since 2010.”
That’s when ‘you-know-who’ was running things.
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