A Fox News and GOP leaders panel blasted the White House Tuesday after Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer celebrated the Inflation Reduction Act.
“It is like underwear at a flea market, I am not buying it. James Taylor again? Why are we torturing people? They did this to the French after a terrorist attack. I mean, come on!” co-host Greg Gutfeld said. “At least get somebody listenable. I could make some suggestions, maybe the Melvins, Slayer, Misfits, something good.”
“I am pleading with Republicans coming how to get your act together, you are never going to get an opportunity like this. This is the inmates running the asylum. Nothing they say is true. If you can’t beat these guys, then you do not deserve to win and it is sad, somebody wants it more,” Gutfeld continued, referring to attacks by Biden on supporters of former President Donald Trump. “Sometimes it feels like the Democrats want the stuff more because they’re just more ruthless, calling half of America terrorists, that means you came to play, right?”
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Co-panelist Jesse Watters lambasted the White House for holding the celebration after higher-than-expected inflation numbers were released Tuesday.
Food inflation soared 11.4% year-over-year, for the fastest rate since April 1979. Prices for groceries advanced 13.5%, the most since March 1979, and they increased 8% for foods consumed outside of the home.
“This would be like your wife leaving you at the altar and then being like, you know what, let’s go dancing and cut some cake, right? This would be like Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2016 election firing off the fireworks because they were already paid for,” Watters said.
“Real people see a number drop like this and they cancel the party, but politicians can’t do that because the media covers everything they do. Because the media would then say, you know, Biden cancels the Inflation Reduction Act party after inflation soars. So instead, they have to pretend like everything is normal,” said Watters.
“That is why this country is looking at them like they are crazy, because you are in a recession, the Dow dropped a thousand points, but it does not matter if you live in fantasy land, judge,” Watters told co-host Jeanine Pirro. “You know, it doesn’t matter! You can say that the inflation reduction act reduces inflation by spending a trillion dollars. You can say we are not in a recession.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4% Tuesday or nearly 1,300 points, and even CNN cut away from the presidential speech to focus on the dramatic stock stumble.
Republican leaders attacked Biden as “out of touch” for hosting the celebration, noting that inflation remained at its highest level since the early 1980s.
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“You can’t make it up: Hours after this terrible inflation report, the White House is hosting an ‘inflation reduction’ celebration,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tweeted. “Democrats have spent our economy into disaster and now they’re partying while families pay. They could not look more out of touch if they tried.”
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