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Joe Biden’s Policies Have Led to Surging Inflation ^ | February 16, 2022 | Isabelle Morales

Posted on 02/16/2022 6:46:46 AM PST by Kaslin

resident Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed the U.S. economy is in good shape, even arguing that it is “stronger than before the pandemic.”

However, Americans are not experiencing the "strong" economy Biden describes. Instead, inflation is running rampant and increasing prices for American families and small businesses across the country.

In January, the consumer price index increased by 7.5 percent on an annualized basis, a 40-year high. This marks a sharp increase from January 2021, before Joe Biden took over the presidency, when annual inflation was at a stable 1.4 percent.

In 2021, the average U.S. household spent $3,500 more due to inflation, according to a Penn Wharton University of Pennsylvania Budget Model analysis.

The personal consumption expenditures price index, which measures prices paid by people for domestic purchases excluding food and energy, rose by 5.8 percent in December 2021.

This inflation is disproportionately harming low-income households -- 71 percent have reported experiencing financial hardship due to rising prices. Of the 71 percent, 28 percent of low-income households say they have experienced “severe hardship” due to rising prices, and 42 percent say they have experienced “moderate hardship.”

The administration touts Americans earning higher wages, but neglects to mention that inflation has outpaced this wage growth. As a result, real average hourly earnings have dropped by 1.7 percent on an annualized basis.

Since July, the Biden administration has been insisting this problem would go away. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen repeatedly described inflation as "transitory."

Evidently, this was not the case.

Now, 60 percent of Americans say they disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy.

Many of the policies being pushed by Biden have made the economy worse.

For instance, the Biden administration has undermined American energy independence. In the past year, resident Biden signed an executive order banning new drilling leases on federal lands, pursued more than $20 billion in new energy taxes on oil and natural gas production, and vetoed permitting for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Biden has also pushed trillions in new spending that have made inflation worse. After spending trillions in 2020 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration passed an unnecessary, additional $1.9 trillion spending bill in March.

Almost a year after this last funding bill was passed, $1 trillion in COVID-19 funding has not been spent and $500 billion hasn’t even been allocated. The Biden spending bill also included extended a federal program that paid people not to work for months.

A new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper found these unemployment benefits prolonged the struggling job market and reduced employment.

States that continued to participate in additional unemployment benefit programs experienced a 0.8 percent higher unemployment rate in July and a 0.7 percent higher unemployment rate in August than they would have if they suspended benefits. In states that terminated the program early, the flow of unemployed workers into employment increased by two-thirds.

These benefits had such a severe depressive effect on employment that 18 states declined money from the federal government and ended their participation in the programs.

The policies being pushed by resident Biden has led to stagnant economy where inflation is out of control, energy prices are up, and Americans are being paid not to work.

However, Democrats continue to push trillions of dollars in new spending and tax increases that will make these problems worse.

For instance, House Democrats passed legislation which includes $1.5 trillion in tax increases on businesses and working families, including a 15 percent global minimum tax, a 15 percent domestic minimum tax, and a new surtax on adjusted gross income (AGI) that will hit pass through businesses. These taxes won’t be paid by wealthy corporations but will be passed along to consumers through higher prices and workers in the form of lower wages.

According to a 2020 National Bureau of Economic Research paper, 31 percent of the corporate tax rate is borne by consumers through higher prices of goods and services. Similarly, a study by the Tax Foundation finds that 70 percent of the corporate tax is paid by workers.

American families and businesses across the country are being hit with higher prices and stagnant wages. These are undoubtedly a result of the failed policies being pushed by Congressional democrats and resident Biden. However, instead of pushing to fix this problem, the Left is pushing new taxes and spending that will exacerbate this damage.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bidenadmin; economy; inflation; residentbiden

1 posted on 02/16/2022 6:46:46 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

When it comes to telling whoppers, Biden’s motto ‘go big or go home’.

2 posted on 02/16/2022 6:48:58 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

Dems deny it, the media reports what the Dems say, the sheep believe it.

3 posted on 02/16/2022 6:50:17 AM PST by brownsfan (It's going to take real, serious, hard times to wake the American public.)
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To: Kaslin

my libhole brother was prattling on about the “strong” economy. I said the supermarket shelves are full in a strong economy. he had no answer....

4 posted on 02/16/2022 6:53:51 AM PST by wny ( )
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To: Kaslin

Suffice to say Team Biden’s policies are exacerbating inflation. Yet it is 40 years of bad fiscal and monetary policy by both political parties that has brought us to the precipice.

5 posted on 02/16/2022 6:57:08 AM PST by buckalfa (America is the only nation where a person can be both fat and poor at the same time.)
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To: Kaslin

When people who are used to eating steak and then suddenly have to eat cat food, kinda makes a difference.

6 posted on 02/16/2022 6:59:16 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Kaslin

Just like Jimmie Carter. I never would have thought these dinosaurs in power would be that stupid again. When I’m wrong, I’ll admit it. God help the USA.

7 posted on 02/16/2022 7:13:20 AM PST by DownInFlames (P)
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To: brownsfan

The money supply has increased 40% over the past two years (one which was Trump Administration).
The House controls the spending.
Could you imagine the blood bath if Trump had vetoed that $900B stimulus bill? (12/27/2020)

8 posted on 02/16/2022 7:15:55 AM PST by griswold3 (When chaos serves the State, the State will encourage chaos)
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To: griswold3

Trump caught the first part of the Covid Chinese invasion.

Biden wants to keep emergency style spending despite 7.5 % inflation.

That’s insane and thank goodness for Manchin and Sinema.

I’m sure they will be nominated for the JFK Profiles in Courage Awards /sarc

9 posted on 02/16/2022 7:19:43 AM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: rbmillerjr

I’ll give Trump credit for calling ‘the cure worse than the disease’. That covers alot of areas in this fiasco.
Will the politicians allow us to work out of this disaster or keep making it worse just to put us where they want us?

10 posted on 02/16/2022 7:22:50 AM PST by griswold3 (When chaos serves the State, the State will encourage chaos)
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To: Kaslin

In other news, 2+2=4.

11 posted on 02/16/2022 7:29:35 AM PST by SaxxonWoods ("If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself." - Minquass)
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To: wny

Not sure where you live, but where I live Bacon is up to $10.00 lb. You should mention that to your brother.

12 posted on 02/16/2022 7:36:59 AM PST by EvilCapitalist (Merry Christmas Illhan!)
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To: Kaslin

CBS radio news came out with a laughable explanation that the inflation was caused by increases in population.

13 posted on 02/16/2022 7:39:10 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (ui)
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To: Kaslin

Joe Biden’s policies have led to surging inflation and
invasion looting arson murders wars fuel shortages masks madness endless shots all in one year he’s just getting started.

No wonder he wants to give out crack pipes so people can cope with him and his party.

14 posted on 02/16/2022 7:47:37 AM PST by Vaduz ( )
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To: Vaduz

Veritas had an interview with an insider who said Biden wants everyone vaccinated annually after final approval for these poisons is given. No exceptions but for the ruling class. So what does that mean? Our imperial congress will pass a law to make it legal? Or is our scumbag dictator going to announce another mandate?

15 posted on 02/16/2022 7:54:00 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Luke21

American Marxism on the march the next election better turn out right or they win.

16 posted on 02/16/2022 8:13:44 AM PST by Vaduz ( )
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To: Kaslin

It was easily predictable based on their out of control spending from the beginning of the term. It was predicted over a year ago by Trish Regan and libtards have only continued the excess spending and cronie giveaway with no regard whatsoever for citizens. 🤪

17 posted on 02/16/2022 9:23:39 AM PST by NWFree (Somebody has to say it)
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To: Kaslin

FB Fact checkers: Inflation started way before Bydon was overwhelmingly elected president. Premise is false.

18 posted on 02/16/2022 9:28:22 AM PST by VastRWCon (Fake News")
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