Biden claims we’ve got the best economy in the world – what?

April 2 – President Joe Biden in an interview on Easter Monday insists that the United States has the best economy in the world right now. 

A number of people have first-hand proof of why that’s not necessarily true. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “This is despite homeowners needing to make 50% more than they had to in 2020 to afford a median priced home. Your gas prices, your grocery prices, getting a lecture from that idiot, Whoopi Goldberg. I don’t know who watches that show or who goes to that or who claps along with that audience.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “The lemmings that clap to all the ridiculous points. Go watch the Coleman Hughes View. You will love it. Just look up Coleman Hughes and the View. You will love that this intelligent young man is able to just turn these guys ridiculous comments around.” 

Ryan said, “So Whoopi says, now lecturing the audience and wagging her finger at people saying well you can’t go, are you better off today than you were four years ago? It is nauseating to know that she has any air on the airwaves. You cannot look at where we are now to where we were yesterday and think that we’re better off.”

Attorney Clint Barkdoll pointed out, “Public opinion polls bear out what you’re saying. I sometimes use the phrase the tale of two economies. Yes, there are some lights of positive news in the economy. By and large, Americans believe that we’re worse off than we were four years ago. They cite inflation as the number one factor. In spite of the fact that yes, we agree, unemployment is low. We agree that the stock markets are at all time highs, but interest rates are also at generational highs. It’s virtually impossible to get into the market if you want to buy a house and all those inflationary pressures have eaten into these gains people may have experienced through wage growth or stock market gains.” 

Poll after poll reflects how frustrated people are. 

Barkdoll said, “I know that Biden is ramping up that argument as he’s out on the campaign trail, but Americans are not buying it and I think we all experience these things every day. Gas prices, by the way, are ticking up substantially again. There’s been a lot of reporting on this the past couple of weeks. They had softened for a while. Now they’re ticking back up. they may continue to tick up going into the summer and again that is not good news if I’m Biden running for reelection.” 

Jansen noted, “Then add all the insurance. It’s not just car insurance that’s skyrocketing. It’s home insurance that’s skyrocketing. I feel it. Mine has tripled in the last two years. My insurance on my car and my home tripled. To hear the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, trying to say, how dare you? Four years ago we were in COVID. No, Whoopi. We’re not that stupid. We’re looking at the three years pre COVID. We all know COVID was an anomaly, at least most of us intelligent people know that was an anomaly, not attributable to presidents. Certainly, we can criticize some of the reactions. But the idea that you’re going to try to say oh, yeah, we were in COVID, how dare you say look back four years. No, we’re smart enough to understand that ‘17, ‘18 and ‘19 were good years where things were improving all around the board. Then we had COVID and the current president is now getting credit just because people are coming back to work after being off of work with COVID. You can’t have it both ways. You try to use that statistically to say how great President Biden is. Then you say, well, this is why Trump was horrible? No, people are smarter than that.”

“Not that audience, though,” Ryan insisted. 

Barkdoll added, “The other thing I’ll add to that, that they never throw into the discussion, we continue to have record deficits and debts year after year. That is a huge long term problem. It has just continued year after year, no end in sight. Of course we’re all going to keep paying for that for many years, if not generations, to come.”