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WH Finally Admits Biden Doesn’t Pay Attention to the Pain His Policies Cause Americans
In Monday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre admitted what most Americans already know to be true: prices on everyday goods are still surging amid inflation that surged to forty year highs under Biden’s economic policy.
“On Wednesday we will have new CPI inflation data and we expect the headline number — which includes gas and food — to be highly elevated,” Jean-Pierre told reporters. For context, May’s Consumer Price Index jumped one full percentage point from April, hitting 8.6 percent year-over-year. For the White House to be trying to manage expectations ahead of Wednesday’s release for June suggests there’s much worse yet to come.
As usual for the Biden administration, Jean-Pierre’s warning was also accompanied by the obligatory refusal to accept any responsibility for the spend and print economic policy that Biden has embraced and which has spurred red-hot inflation to continue setting records despite Biden’s initial denial that any issue existed or was merely a “high-class problem.”
When asked in a separate question about a new poll showing that 63 percent of Democrats believe the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction under Biden’s leadership, Jean-Pierre again proclaimed that President Biden knows what Americans are feeling.
Using the White House’s past playbook for dealing with runaway inflation as a guide, calling the economy “strong” is only further evidence that the economy is diving into a recession. The question then becomes who Biden and Jean-Pierre will blame for that mess right before the midterms?
Inflation, again, is at 40-year highs. More than 353,000 Americans left the labor force in June. The U.S. economy is still down 200,000 jobs from where it was before COVID hit. There’s 700,000 more Americans who aren’t in the labor force but want to work compared to February 2020. We’ve already logged one quarter of GDP shrinkage, and projections for Q2 are already down as much as 2 percent — which would mean a definitional recession for the United States.
What Karine Jean-Pierre finally confirmed on Monday was the simple truth that too many Americans have been forced to confront: President Biden and his administration know that the economy is trash, they know Americans are hurting under Democrats’ agenda, but they won’t pay attention to the pain — made evident by polling — or focus on mitigating it because to do so would be to abandon their dystopian leftist policies. They won’t give up their “transition” away from fossil fuels, end to coal-fired power, or woke social spending that contributed to and kickstarted inflation in the first place.
No, Biden and his team are all-in on their harmful policies, and they’re going to blame everyone but themselves, no matter how bad the polling gets or how bad their midterm losses turn out to be.
Of course they will. And why not? The one and only thing they give a shit about is the same as it’s always been: implementing the hard-Left agenda; cementing it firmly into place so that it can never be undone; and enriching themselves personally in the process. They’re so supremely overconfident at this stage of the game, they don’t even seem to care whether anyone outside the environs of the Swamp buys their squalid blame-shifting routine or not.