President Joe Biden falsely claimed that the nation’s food prices are decreasing as a Tuesday inflation report revealed that prices actually increased in January.
Biden made the dubious statement during remarks at the National Association of Counties on Tuesday.
Biden falsely claimed food prices are coming down after Tuesday’s inflation report revealed prices at the grocery store actually increased in January. https://t.co/NynImnq7xK
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 14, 2023
The comments and the facts
“Today’s report on inflation shows the good is that inflation in America is continuing to come down,” Biden claimed. “Food prices at the grocery store are coming down.”
Breitbart News reported, however, that in “the consumer price index report released Tuesday morning, the price of food at home jumped 0.5 percent compared with December. Over the past 12 months, grocery prices have gone up 10.1 percent, the numbers reflecting the month of January show.”
Panic at the Grocery Store: Egg Prices Up 70%, Cereals Up 15.6%, Coffee Up 12.6% https://t.co/XTHqjmHY0L #SocialMedia #News #BreakingNews
— US Burning (@UsBurning) February 14, 2023
Food inflation continues
Some of the biggest increases noted in the inflation report included eggs up 8.5 percent from December and 70.1 percent compared with a year ago and dairy up 0.2 percent from December and 14.0 percent compared with a year ago.
Other areas with notable inflation included cereals up 1.2 percent from December and 15.6 percent compared with a year ago and cookies up 1.7 percent from December and 16.3 percent compared with a year ago.
Biden says the new inflation report is “good news”
THIS IS A LIE.
Since 2022, food is up 10.1%, shelter is up 7.9%, eggs prices are up 70.1%, and coffee is up 13.9% pic.twitter.com/AmXgqIIEIH
— Clayton Keirns (@CKeirns) February 14, 2023
Biden’s “good news” about food prices clearly contrasts the real prices Americans are facing at grocery stores, leading some states to consider major changes to help.
In South Dakota, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem is pushing her state legislature to approve a repeal of state sales taxes for groceries.
In Oklahoma, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt is considering a similar measure to help those impacted by food prices in his state.
The jump in prices is among many items impacted by the nation’s 40-year high inflation under Biden. The increases are in addition to recent record-high gas prices that are hurting working Americans at the pump.
The latest false claims by the president aren’t helping, but instead, show he has no plan to change the situation now three years into his term in the White House.