(FiveNation.com)- President Joe Biden is beginning to realize what a tough job being President of the United States is. After bungling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, causing chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border, and driving up the cost of gas and groceries, the president has finally resorted to flat-out lying about his performance to navigate some of the backlash.
Last Tuesday, Biden falsely claimed during a speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland – better known as COP26 – that the national economy is better today than it was a year ago. When a reporter pressed him on the fact that rent has gone up, the cost of buying everyday items has gone up, and inflation is at a 13-year high, Biden just lied.
“Things are a hell of a lot better, and the wages have gone up higher, faster than inflation,” he claimed.
Wrong. Just wrong.
That’s not what the data shows, and it’s unclear whether Biden just doesn’t know this, or he thinks lying is a good strategy.
Biden was very quickly fact-checked on that claim, and even people who are typically friendly to the Biden administration had to be honest about the situation.
Steve Rattner, an analysts for MSNBC who previously worked in the Obama administration, said that wages are actually decreasing when you consider the fact that inflation has gotten worse under the Biden administration.
He added the Americans’ lives aren’t better necessarily, and that when you look at the data, you see that real wages after adjustment for inflation have gone down.
“Real wages after inflation actually jumped up during the pandemic, mostly because prices went down,” he explained. “But what’s happened since then — this is inflation — and this is what the American people are really unhappy about.
PolitiFact also fact-checked Biden, saying what he said was “mostly false.”
That’s pretty remarkable for two supporters of the Biden regime.
But, will it matter in three years, when voters actually have an opportunity to get rid of him?
Or will this lie be forgotten?