With the midterm elections in sight, President Joe Biden continues to try to convince Americans that, if they want a better economy, then they ought to vote Democrat. Only Biden, with his latest pitch, may have just encouraged them to do the opposite.
That’s because, according to Fox News, Biden, in a recent interview, claimed that his economic plan “has not kicked in yet.”
This has left many wondering whether this means that — as hard as it is to imagine — the U.S. economy will get even worse.
After all, many things have changed with the U.S. economy since Biden took office, and none of these changes have been good. Quite the opposite, in fact.
They came during an interview that Biden did Friday on MSNBC.
There, interview Jonathan Capehart asked Biden how he and his fellow Democrats deal with the fact that, despite their so-called economic successes, the polls continuously show that Americans trust Republicans more with the economy.
Biden began his response by taking issue with the polls, saying, “I’m not sure about the polls because the way people conduct polls today, it’s hard – 90% of it is you get on the telephone where you have to call seven times to get somebody to answer the phone, number one.”
Biden, then, dropped the line that “a lot of what we’ve done and we’ve passed has not kicked in yet.”
The president explained:
For example, we have all this money to rebuild the highways, bridges, Internet, etc., but it’s going to take time. It’s not all happening overnight. It’s not like we passed a law and all of a sudden the highways and bridges are all functioning. And, it’s not like we’re in a position where we’re saying no senior — which we do — is going to have to pay more than $2,000 a year for their drug costs…it hasn’t kicked in yet. It doesn’t kick in until next year.
God help us . . .
All of this is part of Biden and the Democrats’ pre-midterm economic pitch to Americans. Biden and the Democrats have finally realized that the economy will likely drive the outcome in the midterms, so they have started trying to campaign on this issue. The only problem is that many see Biden and the Democrats as the cause of America’s economic woes.
Biden, nonetheless, has been going around trying to claim that good economic things have happened under his watch and trying to claim that Republicans, if elected, are just going to make the situation worse. It’s all a bit absurd.
But, if you need one more reason to vote Republican in the midterms, Biden just gave it: the Democrats’ economic plan “has not kicked in yet.” It’s probably best to try to find a way to keep it that way.