AMAC Exclusive – By Claire Brighn
After more than a year and a half with Biden in office, nothing seems to be going right, from the border crisis to crippling inflation and sky-high gas prices. Poll after poll shows that Americans are pessimistic and desperate for some relief from the slew of debacles that have wreaked havoc on their lives. Yet just as they did with their botched Afghanistan withdrawal last year, Biden and his administration have with increasing vigor recast these calamities in positive terms, incredibly suggesting that everything is going exactly as planned.
No issue captures the disconnect between what the Biden administration is saying and what the American people are actually experiencing better than the sorry state of the U.S. economy. According to Gallup polling, 77% of Americans say the U.S. economy is getting worse – the highest number in over a decade. U.S. GDP shrunk by 1.6% last quarter, and most economists are predicting that the country is already in a recession. Business sentiment has plummeted to a nine-year low and consumer sentiment is at its lowest in 70 years. A Fox News poll taken July 10-13 shows that 70% of Americans say that they’ve had to cut back on their spending to afford basic necessities. More Americans are on food stamps; food banks are turning up empty shelves; and many people are delaying retirement, to name just a few of the ominous signs.
But to hear the Biden administration tell it, this is exactly how things are supposed to be going. Earlier this month, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre proclaimed from the White House podium that the United States is now “stronger economically than we have been in history.” That’s right: in history. Likewise, Biden Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo recently said that “if you were to ask me what I think of the economy, I’d say we have a very strong economy.” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has similarly claimed that the economy is “growing at a very rapid rate,” characterizing Biden’s economic policies as a success. Biden himself has stated, “Under my plan for the economy, we’ve made extraordinary progress.”
When it comes to record high gas prices, the Biden administration – after blaming everything from the pandemic to Vladimir Putin – is now trying to spin the increases as a positive. In May, just as gas prices hit above $4.50 a gallon, Biden said the country was “going through an incredible transition,” alluding to the radical policy of phasing out oil and gas preferred by far-left Democrats.
The argument here is that as American families are forced to choose between groceries and gas, it will incentivize more people to switch to electric cars – never mind the fact that most working- and middle-class Americans can’t afford them. In one of the more tone-deaf comments uttered by a Biden official, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told a House Committee last week that “the more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles.”
But as on so many other issues, Biden wants to have it both ways on gas: after driving prices to historic highs, the White House is now bragging that after a modest fall in prices, Americans are “saving” money on gas. Either way, they apparently believe things are going just great.
The Biden administration is applying similar logic to the growing food shortages. Biden’s USAID Administrator, Samantha Power, has talked about “never let[ting] a crisis go to waste.” More specifically, she said that while “fertilizer shortages are real now…we are working with countries to think about natural solutions like manure and compost…and this may hasten transitions that would have been in the interest of farmers to make eventually, anyways.”
Democrats are telling a similarly fantastical story on the border crisis. Biden border officials continue to insist that the border is “under control,” even as June set a new record for illegal crossings. According to CBP data, there have already been more than 2 million illegal crossings in 2022, already outpacing the 1.9 million illegal crossings in all of 2021 and far surpassing any other year in history.
But despite the rosy picture the Biden administration wants to paint, Americans are not buying it. In an April Trafalgar poll, 39% cite “lowering inflation and fixing the economy” as their top midterm voting issue – a figure that is likely far higher now, even as Democrats appear increasingly unwilling to even acknowledge there is a problem. In a different May Trafalgar poll, 53% said the Biden administration is “intentionally letting gas prices rise to make Americans use less fossil fuels.”
Nevertheless, Biden and Congressional Democrats appear wholly unwilling to course correct – something which is bound to cause trouble not just in the midterms, but in 2024, too. With mountains of radical bills already drawn up, voted on, and more lying in wait in Congress, Biden recently said about his stalled climate and energy agenda: “I am not going away. I’m going to use every power I have as President to continue to fulfill my pledge to move toward dealing with global warming.” While the disastrous results of Biden’s policies are bad enough on their own, that callous attitude toward the destruction he and his fellow Democrats have caused is likely winning them no second looks among an increasingly disaffected voting public.
Claire Brighn is the pen name of a conservative researcher and writer with previous domestic and foreign policy experience in the Executive Branch.
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EVERYTHING IS GOING EXACTLY AS THEY PLAN! THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT!
They won’t be laughing when they meet their Maker.
Biden needs to be impeached for his traitorous and criminal behavior.
I can’t help but believe Joe Biden’s intentionally messing up our economy. He’s tinkered with our energy independence, he’s alienated several sectors of our society from one another, he’s too quick to pass off important issues such as our open southern border that he created. Nah, Biden’s not someone I’d put my support behind. He’s feeble, confused and unusually cranky! IMHO
THROW Joebamma and EVERY marxist democrat party member OUT!
Ironic that the Republic hasn’t been this bad since the previous Nazi King was in the White House
Reply to Sid–I’m not sure which Nazi King you are referring to, Bill Clinton or Obama?
Obama made Clinton look like a Moderate!
The real goal of the demon-communist-cRATS is to destroy and eliminate the middle class. They want every one to be poor and of the lower class while they are rich and of the upper class.
this is what happens when a “political class” is allowed to form; something our FOUNDING FATHERS DID NOT WANT IN THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!!
Come on now! Bend a little. Everything is going great for this group of politicians and our whineing only make this crowd happier. So don’t say it isn’t . Imagine soldiers kicking in your door and saying” pack in 3 minutes put all guns and valuables here on the table . Then you ,family , neighbors shipped to central processing place . No food no water and no bathroom just buckets.. Can’t happen? What does anyone realize that this is the same plan implemented in Poland, Russia, Holland etc. Take your guns they take your life . Out spoken like me shot trying to escape or fishing with wrong hooks. So what to do? Go after politicians then your a terrorist etc .No. leadership for republic Ian party All talk. Is Hillary in jail? What about Bill? And best of present day soap opera politics. Joe Biden and Hunter. Hunter has a chip in the big game Time gets rough call dad and a “Pardon “ is on the way . Please I am not cynical just describing present day America. God help us to get away from these traitors by voteing in November. An ulternative plan has to be considered and implemented if cheating is present again. These guys are not going away too much money in briefcases left in closets I am told . Buy guns and ammo for hunting of course. . May God bless America and Donald J Trum
This makes me absolutely sick to my stomach. How dare these Democrats say things like this!! The economy is not getting better, but worse, inflation is higher than it has been in over 40 years, and going grocery shopping is like someone pulling a tooth. It is so sad that people have to make decisions about paying bills or buying food and gas for their families. Biden is a joke if he thinks that people will start buying electric cars if the price for a gallon of gas goes up and the Democratic cronies that agree with Biden, need their heads examined. Biden and his administration need to be impeached and we need someone to step up and start the process. Americans can’t keep going on like this.
The sad part is that USEFUL IDIOTS keep voting for these people. I know supposedly smart, and well off people who are!
Lol….supposedly smart, yes ,they think they are, but they are being used!
Shame on their stupidity.
The marxist democrat party lies, cheats and steals.
They care only about power and money for themselves and despise Real Citizens.
The marxist democrats are divisive, immoral, anti America and freedom!
The choice is to THROW EVERY democrat and rino out!!
Time to step up and SAVE OUR COUNTRY!
The sad part is Biden isn’t creative enough to orchestrate this mess,he’s been hoodwinked by his own son and is a puppet president. We can keep guessing who’s directing this S–T Show or investigate and stop it
The Biden administration are all liers. They don’t have to worry about the higher gas prices because they don’t pay for there gas the American people do.
we’re going to wipe that stupid smile of his dumbaxx puss.
This makes my stomach sick. Americans are suffering and the cronies Democrats that agree with Biden needs their heads examined. Grocery shopping is so expensive and most of the shelves are still empty, why. Americans need gas and oil it decent prices, not go out and buy a very expensive electric car. Biden and his administration, plus Pelosi need to be impeached and I am very shocked that no politicians have the guts to stand up and start the process. Americans have to decide which is more important, paying bills, buying food or buying gas for their families.What is going to happen when winter gets here? How high is oil, heating gas and gas for vechiles going to go up to?I am 69 years old and my husband,is 71 years and neither one of us had ever seen such a horrific president and their administration.
Beth- the marxist democrat party has reached even a lower low than ever before.
Our only option is to save America and freedom by throwing OUT ANY/ALL politicians in EVERY office with a d next to their name!
Any govenor,attorney General, secretary of state
( start with Michigan PLEASE ) representatives and senators because they ALL are supporting a marxist democrat party intent on destroying America, freedom, morality and taking away Our GOD Given Rights!
I say the hel* with them – THROW THEM ALL OUT NOW
Everything is going as planned, it is just that the plan is to take us down. It is time to take down the networks that keep reporting this nonsense. The number of people that still believe what this admin is telling them is dwindling. The next plandemic is not taking hold, the number of people getting boosters is decreasing, we feel the pain at the pump and the grocery store, the EVs are sitting on the lots, with major problems and nobody can afford them. Time to vote differently, the progressive/socialist dems have proven they want to kill the American way, time to get them out.
Past time – THROW THEM OUT
The White House economic advisor Brian Reese, said “this is all being done for the “New Liberal World order.” This has been their plan all along. Everyone with half a brain knew this installed administration was going to do this to our country but the idiots of this world who were so butt hurt by mean tweets refused to see how good they had it under the Trump administration. Now we’re all paying this price
anytime you hear the word “liberal” think communist because that is what they are!
Biden and his minions are on notice. Pink slips to all Democrats this November!!
Why do you have to point to race. There good and bad in all people. Let’s not Discriminate ,Let’s seek wisdom in God’s intervention.
Where do you see anything in this article about race?
Perhaps the MSM talks about race so much that that’s all you see and hear now ?
Read Kyle L. Comments regarding Blacks that is racist comments.
I didn’t read anything about race issues.
Amen. God bless America again.
nothing here about race, come on down off your high horse. race is what the communists are using to divide us as a country because they learned class warfare wasnt going to work fast enough.
As long as these minorety blacks get their checks, they are gonna vote Dem. no matter what. Kyle L.
There are also others that are lazified not limited to one race.
What seems to be your problem? The article has nothing to do with racial issues.
What’s the question? The whole point of all this upheaval is to crash our economy and country…so the Communist/Socialist elites can rebuild it their way. It’s been the plan for many years. Their play-book has told us so. They have taken over our education system, much of the judicial system, are deeply planted in all of our federal and state offices, local ones too. All the socialistic anti-business anti-capitalism education for the past 20+ years have moved the majority of our youth/young adults to the left of center with the idea of eventually moving all of us to that side of the line. They are just having more trouble doing it these days because some of those on the right have noticed, and are making a fuss. Can we save our country? Remains to be seen…but we surely must try!
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place,Keeping watch on the evil and the good.￼
Please pray for America, we are being destroyed from within. Pray that the Lord places individuals in office that believe in our Constitution and securing our borders. America is about to collapse. I pray for God’s intervention in this matter. And I pray that individuals will stand up for righteousness and replace the corruption in Washington. Remember a smile can be deceitful. God bless America.￼￼
Remember, Daniel 2:20-22 applies to our country’s current demise.
Unfortunately, hoping and praying aren’t going to get the job done. If I thought that would work, I’d join you. It’s entirely up to us, the voters, to put smarter people in office.