President Joe Biden is getting skewered after the White House bragged the cost of a July 4th cookout is down a whole sixteen cents since last year, politicians quickly ripped him for gasoline and everything else skyrocketing.
It didn’t take long for politicians and critics to pile on the White House after it tweeted a humblebrag about President Joe Biden’s economic plan and how it is working. What was the shining moment they were holding up as proof?
Here is what the White House tweeted (bad puns warning):
“Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news. According to the Farm Bureau, the cost of a 4th of July BBQ is down from last year. It’s a fact you must-hear(d). Hot dog, the Biden economic plan is working. And that’s something we can all relish.”
The White House tweet showed a picture of the typical Fourth of July cookout: Steak, ground meat, baked beans, potato chips, ice cream and lemonade. For the $0.16 savings, it reads “source: The Farm Bureau.”
But, according to the Daily Wire, here are the “Farm Bureau” facts the Biden administration left out…
2 pints of strawberries, $5.30 (up 22%)
13-ounce bag of chocolate chip cookies, $4.02 (up 11%)
8 hamburger buns, $1.66 (up 6%)
2.5 pounds of homemade potato salad, $2.75 (up 3%)
2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, $6.74 (up 1%)
When you factor in the cost of gasoline to get to the store, your finances plummet into the red.
Politicians and critics from every corner quickly lambasted the White House for its $0.16 savings on the cost of a Fourth of July barbecue, giving them a dose of reality by listing some real numbers on runaway inflation.
“Apparently, no one at the Biden @WhiteHouse has been to the gas station recently,” wrote Republican House House Chair Elise Stefanik (NY). “The average price for a gallon of gas is $3.15. This is the HIGHEST price for a gallon of gas since 2014 and a 42% INCREASE from last year.”
It’s worth noting that, as of this writing, Californians are paying $4.28 per gallon, according to AAA, while Washington is second at $3.74 with much of the West only a little below that.
“16 cents? Home prices are going up 24% annually right now. The median home goes up 16 cents every 1.3 seconds right now,” tweeted Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, who made headlines by raising his company’s minimum salary to $70,000 while lowering his own from 1.1 million to 70,000 in 2015.
Excerpts from other tweets posted by the Daily Wire:
“My grocery bill is almost twice what it was last year for exactly the same items. This is straight up gaslighting,” tweeted Lyndsey Fifield.
“Good news: you can save 16 cents on the groceries for your cookout this year. Bad news: the gas to get to the store will cost you 42% more than last year,” tweeted Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL).
“With an unprecedented humanitarian crisis at our border, soaring gas prices, and more out of control spending that will cripple our future generations, the Biden Administration is bragging about saving us $0.04 on sliced cheese,” tweeted Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT).