The U.S. annual inflation rate hit 8.6% in May, and Joe Biden is desperately trying to convince Americans it’s not his fault. Because blaming others for inflation hasn’t worked, the Biden White House is trying yet another new strategy: claiming that inflation is bad (and even worse) everywhere else.
“The Lord detests lying lips,
but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” Proverbs 12:22
This week, Biden claimed that the United States is actually doing better than other countries that are also experiencing inflation.
“We’re in a stronger position than any nation in the world to overcome this inflation,” Biden claimed. “If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You ask yourself that? I’m not being a wise guy.”
There’s just one teeny, tiny, minuscule problem: he’s lying.
According to data compiled by Fox Business, the inflation rate in Germany is at 7.9%, France at 5.2%, Japan at 2.5%, India at 7.04%, Canada and Italy at 6.8%, and Saudi Arabia at 2.2%. All of those numbers are better than the United States’ 8.6%—and I sincerely hope Joe Biden and White House economists know this.
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