Biden claims US inflation lower than other countries, but it’s actually higher

When President Joe Biden was speaking at the AFL-CIO union conference in Philadelphia on June 14, he surprised even people who still approve of him by saying that inflation is worse in other countries than it is in the U.S., even though the opposite is actually true.

“Under my plan for the economy, we’ve made extraordinary progress,” Biden claimed. “And put America in the position to tackle a worldwide problem that’s worse everywhere but here.”

The data does not support Biden’s assertion, however.

Inflation actually lower elsewhere

Japan, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, and Canada all had lower inflation rates in April than the U.S., which had a rate of 8.3%, Fox News reported.

In May, the UK was higher than the U.S.’s 8.6%, but the other countries were all lower.

The U.S. wholesale rate is even higher at 10.8%, which means prices are likely to increase even more in the future.

Biden’s comments were an attempt to spin the bad inflation numbers into something he can deflect onto others. In this case, he blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for the inflation problem and Republicans for getting in his way as he tries to solve it.

Blaming Republicans

How Republicans would get in the way when he has majorities in both houses of Congress is a question no reporter has asked him, and he has not attempted to explain it, either. Republicans don’t have any way of stopping his agenda until at least January if they can retake Congressional majorities in the midterms.

But Biden has a huge problem because people are blaming him for the country’s economic woes, as well as they should.

Republicans didn’t even vote for the American Rescue Plan, which even an Obama economist mainly blames for inflation. They didn’t cancel pipelines or practically tell Putin to invade Ukraine.

They didn’t fling the borders open and bring in over a million illegal immigrants, which the U.S. must then feed and house until they can be processed. They didn’t do any of the things that have contributed to our current problems, because they didn’t have the power to do any of it, and they wouldn’t have if they could.

Seems that for Biden, the buck really does –and should –stop here.

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