Two Voices On The Biden Economy

It won't help Biden in the midterms.

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Doesn’t take an expert to tell you the economy is bad and will play against Democrats in November. One Democrat and one Republican speak out on the subject.

Fox: “The economy has taken a massive tumble in recent months and some political experts are questioning just how much it will impact the upcoming midterm elections in November as inflation soars to its highest rate in four decades and gas prices reach record highs.

The U.S. inflation rate of 8.3% was among the highest in the developed world in April and May, far out-pacing Japan, France, Germany, the U.K., Italy and Canada. President Biden’s administration has scrambled to find an answer to inflation and spiking gas prices, which remain near $5 per gallon nationally.”

Tulsi Gabbard, former U.S. congresswoman from Hawaii and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate:

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“I think the most important thing is that Americans across the country are looking for solutions. People are already struggling right now, tremendously, because of inflation, because of rising gas prices. People don’t feel safe in their own communities. You know, the value of the dollar is dropping as things get more and more expensive and people are having a hard time making ends meet. I think what they’re looking for, regardless of political party, are leaders who are going to bring solutions and actually take action to start to address these problems.

“I’m sitting here in Washington, D.C., right now and very cognizant of the reality about how disconnected most of our political leaders are from that struggle and that frustration reality that Americans across the country are already facing. … When people hear messages coming from the White House like ‘We may be entering a recession, but it’s really not gonna be that bad,’ things are already bad. Things are already difficult for a lot of people and it just further increases their lack of faith and confidence that people in Washington even know what they’re going through when they hear statements like that. People want solutions, so that is what they’ll be looking for now, and as we go forward.”

Kellyanne Conway, former presidential campaign manager and former White House counselor to President Trump:

“When it comes to the economy, Democrats want you to believe not what you see, but what they say. You see skyrocketing prices; they say ‘I really doubt that we’re going to see an inflationary cycle’; it’s ‘transitory’ and a ‘high class problem’ that is ‘caused by’ COVID and ‘has everything to do with the supply chain.’

“Inflation and fears of recession have battered household finances and threatened overall stability and personal savings. U.S. consumer sentiment plunged in early June and fell to the lowest level on record, matched by the highest inflation numbers in 40 years. Recent polls from Fox News and CNN tell the same tale of woe: well over three-quarters of Americans rate the economy as somewhat or very poor; that includes 81% of Independents and 76% of women. Biden blames Putin for American inflation; Americans blame Biden.

“The contrast of the Trump economy and Biden economy couldn’t be more stark. Inflation was low, wages were high, infant formula was on the grocery store shelves and gas was cheap. There is a way out. A growing number of nervous voters know it was much better not that long ago and they want that back.

“Republican leaders and candidates and other influencers must articulate and present policies that benefit the job creator, the job seeker and the job holder. These include unleashing energy independence, lowering tax burdens, ending the regulatory assault on American businesses and workers, enforcing fair and reciprocal trade deals, and building supply chains that put Americans to work-and put America first.”

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