President Joe Biden has been suckling off the government teat since he was 29. That’s 50 years.
At nearly 80, Biden has long forgotten what it’s like to have a real job. And he’s clearly completely out of touch with what average Americans are struggling through amid the highest inflation in 40 years.
“I’m not concerned about the strength of the dollar. I’m concerned about the rest of the world. Our economy is strong as hell,” Biden said last weekend.
“Inflation is worldwide. It’s worse off than it is in the United States,” he added. “So the problem is the lack of economic growth and sound policy in other countries, not so much ours.”
Amid voluminous criticism, the White House doubled down on Biden’s insane stance that the economy is “strong as hell.”
“The president understands … that inflation is an issue, high costs is an issue for the American people, and so he’s been very clear about making that his number one economic priority. And he has done the work,” Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
He’s done the work?! Wrong. WE’RE doing the work — and lots of it.
In Biden’s dismal economy, more than half of working Americans have considered getting a second job to make ends meet.
“About 38% of workers have looked for a second job, while an additional 14% have plans to do so, according to a survey of more than 1,000 full-time US employees by Qualtrics International Inc., which makes software used by over 16,000 organizations,” Bloomberg News reported. “At the same time, 18% of working adults said they had moved to an area with a lower cost of living to cut expenses, and another 13% plan to do so.”
Why? “About 70% say their pay isn’t keeping up with rising expenses. A recent Brookings Institution study estimated that the current spike in prices means it will now cost more than $300,000 to raise a child to age 17, up $26,000 since inflation took hold,” Bloomberg reported.
At the same time, 401k’s are being crushed in Biden’s economy. The housing market has crashed, and mortgage rates have soared above 7%. And real wages have not kept pace with inflation, actually dropping by 3% during Biden’s presidency.
That’s all terrible news for Biden. Inflation is “extremely or very important” for 82% of Americans, but Biden’s approval rating on the issue is just 30%, a Monmouth poll found this month. Crime is second at 72%, but Biden’s handling is 32%. And immigration comes in at 67% for voters, but the president’s approval rating is 31%.
“Democrats are all over the place when it comes to their key issues. This makes it difficult for the party to create a cohesive messaging strategy to motivate its base. Republicans, on the other hand, just have to hammer away at rising prices and ‘the wolf is at the door’ to get their voters riled up,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
“A major problem for Democrats is their base messaging doesn’t hold as much appeal for independents as the GOP issue agenda does. Even though truly persuadable independents are a rather small group these days, this small difference can have a major impact given the expectation that congressional control will hinge on a handful of very close contests,” Murray said.