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Energy, Food, and Household Goods: Biden Compared to Trump

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Every day Americans are seeing the cost of everything around them go up. From energy to transportation costs to the price of groceries, the cost of living in Biden’s America is expensive, while the goods and services we are receiving are no better. Our dollars are buying less and less while prices are going way up — a double whammy for families across the country trying to make ends meet. 

Americans are feeling the pain at the pump, and the country’s mood has continued to give Democrats angst as they cling to their razor-thin majority in Congress. This November, Americans will cast their ballots in a midterm election that is widely seen as a referendum on President Biden and the Democrat-controlled Washington elected into office two years ago. As we’ve reported before, polling does not currently look good for Democrats.

A big part of the reason for these poll numbers is that Americans are truly feeling the pain in their pockets. Let’s take a look at the official numbers:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) keeps track of the cost of energy, food, and household goods, and their latest report from March 2021-22 shows significant increases over the last year, for example:

  • Gasoline has increased 48% in the past 12 months.
  • Used cars and trucks have increased 35% in the past 12 months.
  • Energy has increased 13.5% in the past 12 months.
  • Airfare rose 10.7% in March, after rising 5.2% in February.
  • Grocery bills are up 10% in the past 12 months.
  • Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 13.7% in the past 12 months.
  • Beef rose 16% in the past 12 months.
  • Milk and dairy products increased 7% in the past 12 months.

Most importantly for most Americans, in 2020, the national gasoline average was $2.17 per gallon, and today, gas is up over $4 across the country. Clearly, these numbers don’t lie, despite the Orwellian rhetoric coming from the White House. 

What most Democrats and their loyal friends in the media don’t like to talk about is that the cost of goods and services disproportionately affects the lowest wage earners, those making $35,000 or less per year. In 2019, half of the workforce (roughly 86 million people) earned $35,000 or less in income. These are the everyday Americans now paying twice as much for gas and every essential item across the board under Joe Biden. 

Americans are waking up to the fact that they don’t like the direction of the country under President Biden and Democrats in control of Congress. When you compare the current cost of energy, food, and household goods to a short time ago, it’s pretty clear how much more affordable life was in Trump’s America. The numbers speak for themselves.

Bob Carlstrom is President of AMAC Action


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Kim
5 days ago

No way can Trumps America be compared to the train wreck we are living today. If the media has told the truth and the Dems didn’t stuff they box we would all be in a better America.

Ann
8 days ago

There’s no comparison between Trump and obiden. Trump has integrity and obiden lies about everything. You can tell when a democrap is lying. If their mouth is moving , nothing but lies and hate for our great nation. All the $ going to Ukraine? It’s called kickbacks. That money is being laundered into the pockets of our so called leaders. Follow the $$$.

Wanda
9 days ago

There is no comparison…under Trump America prospered and under Brandon/Biden America is suffering….and all of it comes from the communists called Democrats in washington.

Art
9 days ago

Thanks for the relevant chart. Not many if any except Fox would show a complete comparison of Bidennomics.

Texas Resister 64
9 days ago
Reply to  Art

I saw no chart.

Boz
9 days ago

In-article link

Joe M
9 days ago

Compared to Biden….Jimmy
Carter was a Saint !!

Boz
9 days ago
Reply to  Joe M

Compared to 0bama, the deviI is a saint.

Gil
9 days ago
Reply to  Joe M

Except Jimmy Carter drove allowed interest rates increase to 18%-20% which caused a crash of the housing market and home values. If you were lucky enough to have a good savings account, then you earned good interest on it but it was not the case for most. Thank God Reagan won and things improved overnight. The difference between a democrat and republican. Most people know this but vote democratic for the right to abortion and that is the driving force, even though there is every birth control device you can think of and most of them pennies on the dollar, if not free.

Lee S McQuillen
38 minutes ago
Reply to  Gil

Those crying for abortion are the same ones who do not take any responsibility for anything. And, what about the rights of the unborn child? Guess he/she has none – only the pregnant woman…. So very wrong!

Peg McCown
9 days ago

The big issue is how much they will cheat, because they are so desperate to hang on to their power and spot at the hog trough they are so accustomed to and believe they are entitled to.

Stephen Russell
9 days ago

Biden loses day 1

JED S
9 days ago

Large numbers of poor and low income Americans consistently vote for Democrat candidates. They are reliable ardent supporters of the party, yet their voting block is always the most adversely effected by bad Democrat economic policies. Better Republican messaging would go a long way toward changing this harmful, self-debilitating mindset.

anna hubert
9 days ago
Reply to  JED S

How right you are it’s a generational problem

Bridger East
5 days ago
Reply to  JED S

In a Baltimore election a sign outside of a polling place actually read, “VOTE DEMOCRAT FOR A CHANGE”.

Rich C
9 days ago

Trying to “compare” Biden with President Trump is like trying to compare a corvette to a wheel barrow.

Larry Holmes
9 days ago
Reply to  Rich C

True

Sharon Ormsby
9 days ago
Reply to  Rich C

Best statement I have EVER heard.

I fear It is too late
9 days ago
Reply to  Rich C

Yes, a wheelbarrow with one missing wheel.

Highway Veteran
10 days ago

Biden is not a leader. He is reading material the destructive unAmerican people/entities behind the scenes are writing & want accomplished. Biden makes foolish statements when he strays from the teleprompter. This admin is really one of the worst based on the out of control border, outrageous spending, & terrible policies.

Rich C
9 days ago

He will listen however to the Easter bunny.

Robert Zuccaro
11 days ago

There is NO COMPARISON: I bought a new Harley in 2019 with a Trump economy but in 2022 it costs me almost $35 to put gas in it! This is all planned like cigarette taxes (supposedly) to get people to quit: force fundamental change by making it too expensive to keep the undesired behavior! Meanwhile like the cigarette tax, government gets its extra revenue from increased taxes on increased prices.

Lt. Wally
11 days ago

Democrats are using geriatric Joe, to met out political payback on America, because we didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton.

Racer X
11 days ago
Reply to  Lt. Wally

Soon enough, crony democrats will be tossing Bejing-Biden out the sunroof, like a spent candy wrapper, inserting ANTIFA’s number one operative, Kamala Harris. Patience, you’ll have to tolerate the KA-CAC-CAC-CAC-CAC that hurts your ears do much, the remainder of her term. Think of it, ANTIFA is that close to obtaining the codes to America’s nuclear arsenal.

PaulE
12 days ago

You should have shown the percentage of increase for every single item you’ve listed from January 21st 2021 to the present, so people could see the total effect of just how much worse their lives have become since Biden was installed in the White House and the Democrats seized control of both chambers of Congress. Limiting your examples to just a 12 month look back removes the sharp up-tick in energy and food prices that started after Biden’s first official act of signing a series of executive orders to cripple our domestic energy sector and increase regulations to stifle overall economic growth in the United States. That would provide a much more compelling display of the cumulative effect Democrat policies have inflicted on our country to date.

Max
12 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

AGREE.

Kim
12 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

Yes, and food and energy prices aren’t even entered into the core inflation rate. I WISH my grocery bills had increased only 10%. The last time I filled the gas tank, about a month ago, it was $3.02 at a discount place. Last week the same gas station charged $4.19. Biden still thinks tapping the reserves is a smart thing to do and will “bring down the cost”. A dozen eggs last month $3.39; this week $4.69.There was no 2% milk or rye bread. Butter is almost $5.00/pound.

Clueless.

PaulE
11 days ago
Reply to  Kim

The objective of the Democrats is to raise the cost of living to that of our western European counterparts. It’s called economic and social justice in “progressive speak”. The United States has to be brought in-line with the rest of the world in terms of a lower standard of living for the masses, a higher cost of living and a generally less mobile and affluent society more dependent on government micro-managing and regulating almost all aspects of day-to-day life. So we have quite a way to go before we reach their objective in terms of costs for both food and gasoline. When you see things like gasoline around $9 to $10 a gallon and a dozen large eggs costing between $6.75 and $7.00, then you’ll know we’ve reached parity. Of course you’ll have to downsize your refrigerator / freezer, as well as use much less heat in the winter and AC in the summer as the cost of electricity in this country will be driven up to 3X what is today and natural gas will rise to nearly 4X today’s prices as the Democrats intentionally choke off our domestic drilling sector.

Don’t get me started on Biden’s idiocy of using the SPR to temporally slow the rise of gasoline at the pump. Depleting the SPR, which will occur by August at the current rate of draw down, because the Democrats don’t want to allow domestic energy production is national insanity. The oil in the SPR cost us an average of $29 a barrel to fill it up. Once Biden depletes the SPR, he will have to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to refill it at today’s price of $110 a barrel. That’s more of our taxpayer money being poorly spent, because the Democrats want to copy Europe’s failed experiment in “green energy”.

Max
11 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

Again your analysis is on TARGET

Max
11 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

OOPS, Censors are back.

Max
11 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

Your analysis is correct. (Maybe this will get by the Censors).

PaulE
11 days ago
Reply to  Max

AMAC really wants anyone able to think beyond their limited RINO agenda gone off this site Max. All they want are mindless, nodding heads bobbing up and down in unison to whatever tripe AMAC decides to dish out on any given day.

Max
11 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

Agree.

Robert Zuccaro
11 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

Its the New Normal they kept going on about… we’re being conditioned like lab rats from our unwanted behavior into one they can easily regulate and they approve of.

PaulE
11 days ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

Agreed.

Kim
11 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

I recall as a teenager being told by one of my parent’s friends that the most humane and beneficial form of government is a “benevolent dictatorship”. I’ve heard that spoken a couple of times since then. But, when we see how old Joe is influencing our lives to a degree that’s disagreeable to many of us, I must say that any kind of dictatorship is unacceptable and harmful to a free country.

With biden and the dems, this is not the land of the free any longer. Instead it has become costly in more than one sense of the word. These decisions biden has been making since Day 1 are so ill-informed that I’m beginning to wonder if its something in the water…

Highway Veteran
10 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

You are so right.

Rich C
9 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

Kind of the Carter 70’s, only on steroids.

Ingolenuru
9 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

Biden or, ‘whoever is in charge’, are not stupid. They are VERY smart. They are destroying the middle class intentionally so that you are left with the very rich and the very poor. Creating class warfare when you have a healthy middle class isn’t possible. You have to destroy it and get the poor to fight of rich. The Democrats are dead set on destroying this nation and its Constitution. The next time you see glowing idolatry on screen remember it is a shell game with you as the sucker. If we don’t fight back and make a stand to save the middle class then the Democrats will have a Marxist ideologic based nation where the Constitution is just a dusty piece of paper. Fight for America or America will die by the hand of the leftist fascists.

Jake
12 days ago

Biden, Clinton and Obama are taking us down! They are taking us down to Chinatown!

Gonzo
12 days ago
Reply to  Jake

^ ++++

Marlon
12 days ago

America a shambles, the Biden administration has Hillary Clinton’s fingerprints, all over it.

Cynthia
12 days ago
Reply to  Marlon

Joseph Biden is not the Lone Ranger. Add him to a very long list, he is not the only one Hillary Clinton pulls strings on. If Biden doesn’t play ball, he gets tossed in her deplorables bucket. Vegas bookmakers have a line on Ghislane Maxwell, posting up odds she won’t survive the year.

Jane CA
11 days ago
Reply to  Marlon

Hillary should be in PRISON! Why is she and the other traitors are still free is beyond me. Get rid of Biden and Harris at the same time they did not win the election!

Robert Zuccaro
11 days ago
Reply to  Jane CA

The Democrats actually do prove their point: if you’re rich, white and or politically connected, you can get away with anything! Unless you’re Republican that is… if you are they’ll even invent charges. Ask Trump.

Kim
5 days ago
Reply to  Jane CA

Totally agree and they get away with murder literally

David Millikan
12 days ago

Expect HIGHER PRICES with Lucifer in WH.
SWAMP QUEEN pelosi put Bill forth PUSHING Gasoline to $15/gal. and Diesel at $20/gal. while they live FREE OFF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS.

Dave
12 days ago
Reply to  David Millikan

The poop…er…pope said everything is fine…

Roby
12 days ago
Reply to  David Millikan

No, it’s not Lucifer. Behind the curtain, it’s been Hillary Clinton all along, pulling strings on Biden, meting out political payback on America. She’s vindictive. We’re being punished.

Derek
12 days ago
Reply to  Roby

The Clintons have grabbed America by the scruff, dragged us out behind the barn, they are flogging the snot out of us, on account we didn’t vote for Hillary, 2016.

Syler
12 days ago
Reply to  Roby

America, going straight down the tubes, it has to be Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, running the Biden Administration by remote control. Not even joseph Biden himself could inflict such systematic, irreversible damage so quickly, so comprehensively.

Kim
11 days ago
Reply to  Roby

Clinton is an effete and disingenuous snob. After Bumbling Joe Biden, is the country ready for Stumbling Hillary and the kind of stuff the Clintons are handing out? Either Americans are waking up or I’m overly optimistic.

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