President Joe Biden is nothing if not consistent, and he once again went out of his way to emphasize a “fact” to defend his presidency that is clearly false.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” Friday, the Democrat doubled down on his erroneous claim that former President Donald Trump dealt him an unhealthy economy encumbered with high unemployment rates.
Has the 46th president completely forgotten the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of the U.S. economy?
Even while terming House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) an “honest man,” Biden slammed the GOP leader for having “just about sold away everything” to attain the speaker’s gavel. He also repeatedly referred to his budget package as the “MAGA budget.”
Someone needs to inform the president that using “MAGA” when referring to the U.S. economy does not hold the negative connotation that he believes it does. Most Americans, regardless of party affiliation, would gladly turn back the clock to their financial status under Trump.
The debt ceiling and inflation are inextricably linked through spending.
If Pres. Biden thinks the House is going to raise the debt ceiling without slowing the rate of growth of spending, he’s living in La-la-land. pic.twitter.com/JnnYfBGdaa
— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) May 5, 2023
All the proof needed is to note how most Americans view their personal economy under the current administration.
In a Gallup survey timed to coincide with Biden’s State of the Union address in February, fully half of respondents said their finances were worse off than just one year ago. That compares to only 35% who reported that they are in better shape.
The same poll showed that lower-income Americans are faring the worst. Of those earning $40,000 or less annually, a staggering 61% said they are worse off than a year ago.
That number drops to 43% for those earning $100,000 or more.
Biden’s delusional statements about the economy continued when he asserted that “things are moving,” though he did not specify in which direction. From January to March, the gross domestic product (GDP) plunged to an annual 1.1% growth.
Meanwhile, he ridiculed McCarthy’s budget proposal that surprised Democrats when it cleared the House as “ridiculous.” It is the only proposal on the table that actually increases the debt ceiling while addressing the runaway spending wrought by the administration.
Trying to have it both ways, Biden still tried to cast aside criticisms that he refuses to “play ball” while at the same time dodging negotiations with congressional Republicans.