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The Real Reason Americans Prefer Trump’s Economy to Biden’s.

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The Real Reason Americans Prefer Trump’s Economy to Biden’s.

Article was originally on Breitbart.

The Progressive Fury at the Public’s Preference for Trump’s Economy Over Bidenomics

American progressives are in a state of high dudgeon, gnashing their teeth at the realization that the American people favor Donald Trump’s economy over Joe Biden’s. This strikes them as utterly irrational, and they’ve spent months concocting elaborate theories to explain why Americans just can’t see that we supposedly live in an economic utopia under Biden. But the reality is much simpler: we were better off under Trump.

In the annals of economic blunders, Biden’s presidency is fast securing a prominent spot. Despite the administration’s self-congratulatory rhetoric on job creation and recovery, the average American remains unimpressed.

A recent Bloomberg/Morning Consult poll reveals that 51 percent of respondents felt better off financially under Trump, compared to a meager 32 percent under Biden.

The issue at the forefront? The relentless surge in the cost of living, a direct consequence of Biden’s inflationary policies.

Inflation: A Biden-Made Crisis

Let’s be clear: inflation is Biden’s albatross. The president inherited an economy already on the mend, yet he pushed through a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, ignoring clear warnings about its inflationary risks.

The Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman recently pointed out that Biden’s initial economic plan was based on serial deceptions:

His inauguration occurred during a stretch of fast growth and low inflation. Real GDP was growing at an annual rate of better than 5% during the quarter he took office. It has grown more slowly in the years since and of course with the additional plague of rising prices.

This is not just an issue of deceptive rhetoric. The deceptions of 2021 actually helped cause the resulting inflation. That’s because Mr. Biden’s false portrayal of an economy in distress was the justification for the spending spree he initiated despite warnings from prominent Democratic economists. The bogus claims have had highly destructive consequences.

In other words, Biden falsely claimed that Trump’s policies had left the economy in ruins during the campaign, and then he exaggerated the economic peril when he took office to justify a spending spree designed to placate his leftwing base and claim credit for a recovery already in motion. The Democrats feared that if the economy were allowed to recover without a big Biden bill, people might actually credit Trump with the rebound.

KEARNY, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 25: U.S. President Joe Biden gives a speech on his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda at the NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex on October 25, 2021 in Kearny, New Jersey. On Thursday during a CNN Town Hall, President Joe Biden announced that a deal to pass major infrastructure and social spending measures was close to being done. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced on Sunday that she expects Democrats to have an "agreement" on a framework for the social safety net plan and a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week.The reconciliation package, which was slated at first to cost $3.5 Trillion, would still be the biggest support to expanding education, health care and child care support, and also help to fight the climate crisis as well as make further investments in infrastructure. Congress still needs to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill by October 31 before the extension of funding for surface transportation expires. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden gives a speech on Build Back Better agenda on October 25, 2021, in Kearny, New Jersey. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

It’s almost like a children’s fairytale aimed at teaching the dangerous consequences of dissembling. Biden’s first lie about the state of the economy at the time of the election more or less required his second lie about the necessity of a huge stimulus bill in 2021, which in turn required him to claim that inflation wasn’t a danger as it got started and then flip to claiming it would quickly fade once it was undeniable. And then, every time inflation dipped, Biden claimed inflation was defeated—only to see it re-emerge, forcing Biden into concocting fictions about “Putin’s price hikes” and “greedflation.”

More recently, Biden has repeatedly and falsely claimed that inflation was nine percent when he took office. In reality, the consumer price index was up just 1.4 percent year-over-year in January 2021. When the White House was confronted with this lie, it just fabricated another blameshifting tale about the “factors” of inflation being in place when Biden took office.

The Job Growth Mirage and the Income Dearth Reality

Biden’s cheerleaders love to tout the creation of 15 million jobs and a low unemployment rate. Most of those jobs, however, were not created so much as recovered due to the re-opening of the economy. We were always going to hire back millions of people into jobs once the shackles—in some cases, literally—came off the doors of American businesses.

Biden’s record looks less impressive when it is remembered that at the end of the third year of his presidency, the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent; and it was actually a bit lower (at 3.6 percent) in the third year of the Trump presidency. And while Biden’s supporters love to claim that Trump’s record on jobs is terrible because of the lockdown job losses, most Americans see this as the partisan hackery it is.

Americans know the 2020 spike in unemployment was not a result of Trump’s economic policies but because of the pandemic lockdowns. They probably suspect—correctly—that these pandemic job losses would have been even higher if a Democrat had been in the White House because the left was eager to close down the economy while Trump was somewhat reluctant to do so. Would we have been better off if Trump’s reluctance had instead been resistance to lockdowns? Probably. But that’s not a policy Biden can plausibly claim he would have supported.

Signs in the window of a business on Main Street in Walnut Creek, California, on March 24, 2020, announcing the store’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown orders. (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

More importantly, Americans understand that their real incomes—that is, incomes after inflation—were far more improved under Trump than Biden. According to a devastating analysis by Bloomberg News running under the headline “Voters Prefer Trump Over Biden on Economy. This Data Shows Why,” real disposable personal income per capita under Biden has improved at only about a quarter of the pace set during the Trump years.

In the first three years of Trump’s presidency, real disposable income rose seven percent, compared to just two percent under Biden. Looking at all four years of Trump’s presidency, income rose 12.4 percent, whereas during Biden’s term, it’s expected to rise just 2.9 percent, assuming continued economic growth this year.

“Real disposable personal income per capita — money available to spend after taxes and adjusted for inflation — is a clear measure of standard of living. Under Biden, it’s improved, but on average only at about a quarter the pace set during the Trump years,” Bloomberg reports.

And then there is Biden’s inflation record. Consumer prices are cumulatively up 19.5 percent since Biden took office. At this point in Trump’s presidency, Americans had experienced cumulative inflation of just 5.6 percent. In short, we’ve had 350 percent more inflation under Biden than under Trump.

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President Joe Biden speaks about the economy on January 12, 2023, in Washington, DC. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Both presidents ran up huge deficits to finance COVID relief spending. Trump backed the $1.8 trillion CARES Act in March 2020, while Biden backed the $1.9 trillion American Relief Plan in March 2021. But the timing mattered. When Trump’s stimulus spending was passed, the economy was in free fall due to the lockdowns and social distancing. As a result, it didn’t pump up inflation much but did dramatically reduce unemployment and ignite growth. When Biden’s was passed, the economy was already growing rapidly—so the payoff in terms of growth and jobs was smaller while the inflation cost was enormous.

According to a survey from ABC News and IPSOS, Biden’s approval rating languishes at 35 percent, with 57 percent disapproving. Forty-three percent of Americans report being financially worse off under his administration, and a staggering 81 percent believe he is too old for another term.

On critical economic issues, Trump holds a commanding lead: a 14-point advantage on the economy and inflation. This preference isn’t irrational; it’s a straightforward assessment of who has delivered better economic results.

The Future of Interest Rates and Economic Growth

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powellrecently sidelined by COVID-19, has repeatedly said that bringing inflation down to the Fed’s two percent target will require patience. And he’s confident that inflation will fall to the Fed’s target—and that it will not require a serious economic downturn or outright recession.

Yet the root causes of our inflation woes—Biden’s early spending spree and his insistence at keeping deficits at levels unseen outside of wars, natural disasters, or serious recessions—remains unaddressed. Without a fundamental policy shift, inflation will persist, and interest rates are unlikely to fall, prolonging economic pain for everyday Americans.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on May 11, 2024, in Wildwood, New Jersey. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Progressives may continue to rationalize Biden’s economic policies, but the facts are indisputable. Under Trump, Americans enjoyed faster income growth, lower inflation, and a more robust economic environment. The preference for Trump’s economic stewardship is not nostalgia but a clear-eyed recognition of superior economic outcomes.

As we approach the 2024 election, voters are signaling a desire for a return to policies that prioritize economic growth and stability. The numbers and personal experiences of Americans underline the failures of the current administration and the urgent need for a change in direction.

 

 

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Missouri AG considering charges against City for Doxing.

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Missouri AG considering charges against City for Doxing.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has taken a strong stance, announcing an investigation under the Missouri Human Rights Act to uphold the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

“My office is demanding accountability after Kansas City doxxed Harrison Butker last night for daring to express his religious beliefs,” AG Bailey announced.

“I will enforce the Missouri Human Rights Act to ensure Missourians are not targeted for their free exercise of religion,” he added.

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Loser. Former Capitol Police officer who lied to lawmakers about Jan. 6, 2021, defeated in primary.

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Loser. Former Capitol Police officer who lied to lawmakers about Jan. 6, 2021, defeated in primary. Let this be a lesson to others who try to capitalize off their lies about January 6.

Dunn resigned as a Capitol Police officer in December after serving for more than 15 years. He told the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, that he was the target of racial slurs and joined support groups after the attack to deal with the trauma of what had unfolded. His claims were not verified by the government investigation.

Dunn said on X, formerly Twitter, that he ran for Congress to “protect our democracy from MAGA Republicans & greedy corporations while also fighting for abortion rights & economic opportunity for every Marylander.”

 

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California is offering drivers $400 gift cards to test its alternative to the gas tax.

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California is offering drivers $400 gift cards to test its alternative to the gas tax.

Below are two paragraphs from a LA Times article from May 14th. The state is looking for 400 Guinea pigs to figure out on how to tax you more.

California officials are still trying to figure out how to pay for road repairs and maintenance in the not-so-distant future, when electric vehicles dominate the roadways and gas tax revenue dries up.

So they’re offering drivers up to $400 to test a couple of alternatives for six months, starting in August. The pilot program is open to drivers of all vehicle types, gasoline-powered or otherwise.

 

A man in a black T shirt and sunglasses attaches an electric charging pump to his blue Kia EV6 vehicle.

FILE - In this Saturday, June 24, 2017, file photo, a Tesla car recharges at a charging station at Cochran Commons shopping center in Charlotte, N.C. On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, Tesla Inc. announced that more charging stations are on the way. The stations will be installed at places such as supermarkets and shopping centers, and in cities like Chicago and Boston. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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Stories that the California MSM ignores.

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Stories that the California MSM ignores.

  1. Will 2024 Be The Year of the Second CA Taxpayer Revolt?
  2. Living in CA Imposes a $26,478.72 “Cost-of-Living Penalty” on Typical Middle-Class Family
  3. Primary Surprise: CA Republicans Have a Path to End the Democrats’ Super-Majority in 2024
  4. WATCH: Gas Prices Will Hit Record High — CA Gas Tax is Highest in Nation!
  5. DeMaio Files Brief with Supreme Court Defending CA Taxpayer Protection Initiative
  6. Reform California Endorses Financial Literacy Ballot Initiative to Replace Woke Curriculum in California
  7. WATCH: Can a New Ballot Measure Fix CA’s Woke School Curriculum?
  8. Carl DeMaio Proposes “California Secure Borders” Initiative to Combat Illegal Immigration
  9. WATCH: Democrats Want to Penalize Crime Victims, but the ‘Make Crime Illegal Again’ Initiative Can Stop the Insanity

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When Politifact gets it right.

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When Politifact gets it right. They are a far left fact checker, but at times they do get it right. Below are a few times. What say you?

In an April 26 interview on “The Howard Stern Show,” Biden told the talk radio star that he got arrested decades ago while protesting in defense of civil rights. False.

“Snickers bar, they did a thing, and it’s like 20% less for the same price.” False. Mars Inc., the company that makes Snickers bars, rebutted Biden’s claim in a statement shared widely on X.

“I have created over 15 million jobs since I have been president.” False. The nation has seen employment increase by about 15.37 million jobs since he was inaugurated — but claiming credit by saying he did it is an exaggeration.

“Other than Herbert Hoover, (Trump is) the only other president who lost more jobs than created in his four- year term.” This needs context. The pandemic wiped out the first three years of job gains under Trump. Almost 58% of the lost jobs were back by the time Trump left office in January 2021.

“We have got 1,000 billionaires in America. You know what their average federal tax is? 8.3%.” False 735 billionaires IRS data from 2019 shows that the top 1% of taxpayers paid an average federal income tax rate of 25.6%, or about three times more than the White House’s estimate.

“We can further reduce the deficit, which I have been able to reduce.” False. The deficit remains higher under Biden than it was before the pandemic. The deficit in 2021, 2022 and 2023 under Biden was higher than in each of Trump’s first three years.

“We have the strongest economy in the world. Let me say it again, in the world.” False. Italy and Canada achieved a lower inflation rate than the U.S. (In Canada’s case, it was just 0.02% lower.)

” 65% of the American people think they’re in good shape economically. They think the nation’s not in good shape, but they’re personally in good shape.” False. This was a poll of Michigan voters, not voters across the country, as Biden said.

“The idea that you bounce a check and you get a $30 fee for bouncing the check, well, I changed that. You can’t charge more than 8 bucks for that. Or your credit card, your late payment, $35.” False. It was only an idea he proposed. Shot down in the courts.

Inflation “was 9% when I came to office.” Pants on fire false. When Biden was inaugurated, year-over-year inflation was about 1.4%. His policies took it to 9.2%.

 

 

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What Trumps rally in NJ means to the political landscape. On to Maryland, Virginia, and yes Delaware.

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What Trumps rally in NJ means to the political landscape. On to Maryland, Virginia, and yes Delaware. So what happens next? I have to believe that this Beach rally has the left scared big time.

Trump needs to hit Virginia Beach, Ocean City Maryland, and even Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Rallies in those areas would bring in folks from border states like NY, and PA. in the east, plus your southern states. It forces Biden to spend money in areas where he normally would not.

The 45th president added that New Jersey and Virginia are also in play as he looks to defeat Democrat President Joe Biden in a highly anticipated rematch of the 2020 general election.

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CNN analysist gets it right. NY City prosecutors are politically motivated against Trump.

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CNN analysist gets it right. NY City prosecutors are politically motivated against Trump. Not often when we see the extremists on the left call an Ace an Ace, but one dude at CNN got it right.

Many Americans see this as a way to keep Trump off the ballot and hamper him in his bid to become president again.

“This happens to be true. In my opinion, I doubt the New York indictment would have been brought against a defendant whose name was not Donald Trump. A majority of Americans are skeptical that Trump will be able to get a fair trial according to a CNN poll. ” CNN host Fareed Zakaria said.

 

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No Virginia, The law breaking act that Biden did is not the same as what Reagan, Trump, and Bush’s did.

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No Virginia, The law breaking act that Biden did is not the same as what Reagan, Trump, and Bush’s did. Fanatics are trying to compare what Biden did illegally to what other Presidents did legally.

Reagan, Bush’s, and Trump operated within the law, which requires the president to notify Congress of sales or pauses in weapons delivery. Biden did not follow the procedures of the Impoundment Control Act (ICA), keeping Congress in the dark.

Biden’s decision to withhold arms is being interpreted as a betrayal, both because he has long touted his pro-Israel credentials, and because he made specific promises to Israel to ensure that it could defeat and destroy Hamas.

So while it is true that Reagan — and other U.S. presidents — have used pressure on Israel, including the delay or denial or arms, it is unprecedented to do so while Israel is still under attack and Israeli hostages are still in captivity.

 

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Katie Britt and her awesome piece of legislation.

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Katie Britt and her awesome piece of legislation. In case you forgot, she was the Senator who gave the awesome rebuttal to Bidens State of the Union speech. She got all the old white progressive supremacist broads adult diapers in a tizzy.

Sen. Katie Britt (R-Ala.) and 10 other Senate Republicans are introducing legislation Thursday providing various prenatal and postpartum support for women. What does it do?

  • The bill would require states to apply child support obligations during pregnancy and would launch a website — Pregnancy.gov— with resources related to pregnancy, including information about adoption agencies, but not abortion clinics.
  • It would also provide grants to anti-abortion non-profits that assist women through their pregnancies and after birth.

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