Over opening weekend of pro and college football, the Biden campaign aired a new ad targeting minorities and those in battleground states such as Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and Iowa. That alone, should give pause to anyone watching as many of those were the very states where voter fraud claims led the national headlines in 2020. It was an example of how the Constitution protects freedom of speech, but the protected speech doesn’t have to be factual or truthful. Axios reported, “The new Biden campaign ad, titled “Got to Work,” highlights President Biden’s economic achievements amid inflation.” What Axios didn’t do was a fact check on the ad. So here we go…
The ad says, “They said, ‘millions would lose their jobs,’ and the economy would collapse, but this president refused to let that happen. Instead, he got to work. Fixing supply chains. Fighting corporate greed. Passing laws to lower the cost of medicine. Cut utility bills. And make us more energy independent. Today inflation is down to 3%. Unemployment the lowest in decades. There’s more to do. But President Biden is getting results that matter.” I don’t know what planet the Democratic Party media consultants are living on, but to folks like you and me, this is a total propaganda piece, ignoring the truth of the economy. But if they say it over and over enough, people will believe they are living in utopia. Hey frog, how’s that boiling water?
Let’s start with inflation. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics a $100 dollar bill in January 2021 has the same buying power in July 2023 of $116.86—that’s nearly a 17 % inflation rate. I’m sure you are feeling that at the grocery store and the gas pump as well. The government’s US Energy Information Administration (EIA) says utility bills are higher, too. In fact, EIA says, “Last year had the largest annual increase in average residential electricity spending since we began calculating in 1984.” EIA says the average home electric bill reached a 40-year high in 2022. The national average price for regular gasoline when this ad ran was $3.84 a gallon. When Biden took office, regular gasoline was $2.39.
There is likely no relief in sight for Americans because Biden drew down the oil reserves farther than any American president to put a band aide on inflation and fuel prices while he forces a transition to electric. He canceled drilling leases, including in Alaska, and was angered by Saudi Arabia and Russia agreeing to continue oil production cuts. Unemployment in 2019 was 3.5%, the lowest in 50 years. Unemployment in August was 3.8%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—certainly, not the “lowest in decades.” 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Don’t be deceived. The only fact in Biden’s campaign ad was that he “is getting results that matter.” They matter because he is ruining the economy and destroying the middle class. Don’t buy the lie machine.