Biden Tries Blaming Skyrocketing Inflation, Gas Prices on Republicans, But It Didn’t Go Well

President Joe Biden is facing massive backlash online after blaming Republicans for the country’s economic problems.

Democrats have been in control of Congress and the White House for a year-and-a-half but the president tried to make it seem as though the minority party is responsible for his policies and Democratic spending bills that several economists have said have played a large part in creating inflationary pressures.

“Republicans are doing nothing but obstructing our efforts to crack down on gas-price gouging, lower food prices, lower healthcare costs, and hopefully, soon, lower your prescription drug costs. This is not right. And that’s why this election is going to be so darn important,” Biden’s Twitter account noted on Sunday.

The tweet was immediately assailed.

Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor and Bush White House alumnus tweeted, “88% wrong track + 38% job approval = good f’ing luck with this BS.”

“Americans know the TRUTH Big Guy. No one is buying your blame game. YOU and Democrats OWN INFLATION. Your policies are making it FAR WORSE,” tweeted conservative political writer Kimberly Morin.

Others, such as author Matthew Betley, attacked the tweet while acknowledging it probably was not sent directly by the president himself. “You are corrupt and intentionally sabotaging America…intern,” he wrote.

“Huh? I thought it was Russia’s fault,” joked Mark Zinno, a talk radio host.

DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw similarly said, “I thought it was the Putin Price Spike.”

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., tweeted, “Joe Biden believes that the American people are fools.”

When Biden was running for president he struck a very different tone, Fox News .

“It’s hard to believe this has to be said, but unlike this president, I’ll do my job and take responsibility. I won’t blame others. And I’ll never forget that the job isn’t about me — it’s about you,” he tweeted on June 4th, 2020.

Scott Presler, a conservative activist, directly blamed inflation and other economic problems on Biden for his policies.

“ On day 1, you canceled our pipeline. You fired workers with your illegal, unconstitutional vaccine mandate. We have fewer healthcare workers because you forced them to choose between their jobs & a mandated medical procedure. You gave $54 billion to Ukraine, but forgot US,” he wrote.

The outlet added:

Inflation is at a 40-year high, gas prices are soaring, and Biden’s poll numbers are declining ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Despite these economic troubles, some political elites, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are .

Roughly 17 months after Democrats took complete control over the lawmaking and policymaking apparatuses of government, Americans are increasingly feeling the pressure financially, and it keeps getting worse.

In fact, Americans are paying the most now for food since the waning days of President Jimmy Carter’s administration.

According to new government figures, food prices rose last month by 11.9 percent, the steepest inflationary rate since 1979.

Meanwhile, real wages have declined, a reversal from when former President Donald Trump presided over low inflation and rising wages.

Bloomberg reported:


Airfares 37.8% Nov. 1980

Energy 34.6% Sept. 2005

Delivery Services 16.4% June 2010

Vehicle parts 15.3% Record

Food at home 11.9% April 1979

Movies, theaters, concerts 6.4% May 2003

Rent of primary residence 5.2% Feb. 1987

Jacki Kotkiewicz, director of policy research for the GOP said:

Inflation just hit a NEW 40-year high. 

Overall CPI: +8.6% since last year

Gas: +48.7% 

Fuel Oil: +106.7%

Meat, Poultry, & Fish: +13.1%

Milk: +15.9%

Eggs: +32.2%

Coffee: +15.3%

Used Cars: +16.1% 

Airline Fares: +37.8%

Real Average Hourly Earnings: -3%


Yes, Inflation And the Economy Have Both Gotten This Bad Under Biden