As rising inflation becomes an issue, the Biden administration is looking to counter the narrative by informing the American public that they can expect to see an entire sixteen cents of savings during their July 4th cookouts.
While gas prices are at two-year highs, the new July 4th savings will enable the American consumer to purchase an entire 0.05 gallons of gas. Alternatively, with the savings one can even now afford to purchase three pieces of Bazooka Bubble Gum – and have a penny to spare!
While this may sound made up, the White House’s official twitter account actually debuted that talking point yesterday in a widely mocked tweet:
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. pic.twitter.com/7h9qLauIbC
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 1, 2021
The consumer price index rose 5% in May, the highest year-over-year increase in 13 years. Gas prices have risen from hovering around $2.50 leading up to election day to $3.18 today, a 27% increase. That a July 4 cookout was the only thing the administration could point to that decreased in value, and so marginally so, proves the opposite point they think it does.
$.16 savings… over your whole 4th of July BBQ. Yup 16 cents… YUGE savings!!!! as long as you didn’t have to drive to pick it up in which case after about a few yards of driving you’re in the hole. Great job Joe. Thanks for highlighting. https://t.co/qGXkjUxRom
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 2, 2021
First of all not true. Second, what genius thought, “Hey let’s put out a tweet showing people how they are saving $.16 cents over last year.” Are you serious?? Sixteen pennies, you dirty little peasants and be grateful!! https://t.co/5RnLH5P7dz
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) July 2, 2021
it’s insulting that the economic pitch to average families is a savings of *16 cents* on their holiday cookout. throwing actual crumbs at them.
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) July 1, 2021
The real winners here will be those with healthy appetites, who can possibly expect to save as much as 32 or even 48 cents this July 4th.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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