President Joe Biden continues to make headlines with his latest post on social media, and conservative republicans are not impressed. In his attempt to address the issue of rising inflation, Biden took to his political X account to call out corporations, claiming that it’s time to stop price gouging and give American consumers a break. However, the response from the conservative community has been less than supportive, with many pointing out the flaws in Biden’s economic reasoning.
One Twitter user, Damin Toell, sarcastically commented, “‘Listen, Jack, just lower your prices’ is a helluva economic strategy.” Another user, Dr Strangetweet, mocked Biden’s approach by saying, “Don’t raise your prices. Don’t. Don’t. *points finger* Don’t.” These reactions highlight the skepticism and ridicule that Biden’s post has received from the conservative side.
Community Notes Comes for Joe Biden on Inflation https://t.co/gZeZUF9xjs
— Sparrow (@Sparrow29265987) December 1, 2023
Even former and current members of Congress, such as Sen. Ted Cruz and Justin Amash, have weighed in on Biden’s post, criticizing his lack of understanding of economic principles. Sen. Cruz pointed out the irony of Biden blaming corporations for inflation, despite his own administration’s massive spending contributing to the problem. This sentiment was echoed by many others, including Mollie Hemingway and Greg Gutfeld.
The response to Biden’s post also brought attention to the actual state of inflation and its impact on prices. A community note referenced the fact that while inflation has decreased, it is still at a positive rate, meaning that prices are still increasing. This contradicts Biden’s claim that corporations should bring their prices down in response to lower inflation rates. Additionally, a comparison of inflation rates among recent presidents revealed that Biden has the third-highest rate, further discrediting his attempts to shift blame onto corporations.
Furthermore, the Biden administration’s handling of the economy has been scrutinized, with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempting to deflect criticism by blaming the previous administration. However, this tactic has been met with skepticism, as many see it as an evasion of responsibility.
Overall, the conservative response to Biden’s post and his administration’s economic policies has been overwhelmingly critical. Polls show that Biden’s approval rating on inflation and the economy is low, with a majority of respondents favoring former President Donald Trump’s approach. It’s clear that Biden’s attempts to address inflation have not resonated with conservative republicans, who remain unimpressed with his economic strategies.