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Biden in La-la Land, Dismisses Exorbitant Grocery Prices

Does Biden know what's going on? If you needed further proof for the answer no, look no further as Biden dismisses grocery price hikes.

If you’re feeling the pinch at the grocery store, don’t expect a shred of empathy from the current resident of the White House. In a recent interview, President Joe Biden was confronted with the stark reality that food prices have soared over 30% during his administration. His response? A blithe dismissal, asserting that Americans have enough money to cope with these price hikes. This isn’t just a minor misstep in communication; it’s a glaring demonstration of how disconnected Biden is from the harsh economic reality facing everyday Americans, and a slap in the face to those struggling just to put food on the table.

Let’s dissect the numbers that the Biden administration seems to gloss over. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average weekly earnings have risen about $150, or 14.1%, under Biden. On paper, that sounds decent—until you factor in the rampant inflation that’s been a hallmark of “Bidenomics.” With overall prices ballooning by 19.3% during his term, the real value of American paychecks has effectively decreased. In plain terms, Americans are earning more only to spend it on less.

It’s no surprise then that many families are increasingly leaning on credit cards to bridge the gap between earnings and expenses, driving outstanding consumer debt to a staggering $1.1 trillion. With interest rates at historical highs, the financial strain only deepens, manifesting in exorbitant finance charges that now total over $200 billion annually. If the average family is struggling to cover basic rent and food costs, how are they expected to manage these spiraling debts?

Biden Shows No Regard for the Everyday American

The president’s comments ignore the painful reality that even though nominal wages have risen, the inflation-adjusted decline in purchasing power means a typical family is effectively poorer by about $8,100 annually compared to the pre-Biden era. Every segment of society feels the pinch, but it’s particularly devastating for lower-income families, who see their already limited purchasing power diminish further.

This isn’t merely about poor economic management; it’s about a failure at the highest levels of government to acknowledge and address the root causes of these issues. Massive spending, unchecked borrowing, and a cavalier approach to money printing have not just failed to safeguard the economy, they have actively eroded the financial stability of millions of Americans.

Biden’s nonchalant dismissal of these concerns not only highlights a profound disconnect with the American people but also underscores a troubling lack of accountability for the dire economic predicament his policies have exacerbated. As grocery prices continue to climb, it’s clear that the Biden administration’s policies are not just failing American consumers; they’re actively making their lives harder. This is the harsh reality of Bidenomics—where the cost of living soars and the administration’s response is woefully inadequate.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.