The Hill reports that President Joe Biden, last week, made the ridiculous claim that, if Republicans regain control of Congress in the midterm elections, the staggeringly-high inflation that we are seeing will get even worse.
Those are big words coming from Biden, seeing that it is under his leadership that the country has witnessed some of the worst inflation in four decades.
Biden’s remarks came last Thursday when he made a trip to Los Angeles, California, to speak to local Democrats. There, Biden, in part, spoke about the new Consumer Price Index report from the Department of Labor.
The latest Consumer Price Index report shows that inflation rose 8.2% from September 2021 to September 2022, and it rose 0.4% from August to September 2022.
These increases are more significant than were expected. They’re bad news, and recession talk is once again taking place.
Despite the bad Consumer Price Index report, however, Biden — with the midterm elections in sight — tried his best to spin the numbers to Los Angeles Democrats.
“Today’s reports, though, show some progress,” Biden claimed.
“Overall, inflation was 2% over the last three months,” he explained. “That’s down from 11% over the prior three months. That’s progress, but a lot of it has resulted from getting the cost of living at the gas pump down, now even in California, by more than $1 nationally.”
It’s at this point that Biden made the further claim that, “If Republicans win, inflation is going to get worse. It’s that simple.”
As usual, nothing Biden had to say made much sense, and he didn’t bother to explain himself. The latest inflation numbers are not “progress,” and it is absurd to claim that Republicans will make inflation worse when Biden and the Democrats – with all of their spending – are why it has gotten so bad and stayed bad.
But, Biden and the Democrats, at this point, have to say stuff like this because recent polling has made it clear that, as anticipated, the economy is almost certainly going to be the number one issue for voters in the midterm elections.
The big question of the midterms will be how many Americans are buying what Biden and the Democrats are selling. We’ll soon find out.