Everyone with an I.Q. above room temperature knows that Jen Psaki feeds the American people lies at the behest of the Biden Regime, but this latest spin might just take the cake.
Imagine believing that not being able to get necessary items at reasonable prices is a good thing.
Jake Tapper: Inflation is skyrocketing, as I don’t need to tell you. The prices for home heating costs, cars, groceries, furniture, rent, gasoline are hitting Americans right in the wallet. The White House response has been generally to say, hey, inflation shows that we’re coming out of the recession. So it’s a good sign. President Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain enthusiastically retweeted an economist who had said in part, most of the economic problems. We’re facing inflation, supply chains, etc., are high-class problems. Now, I get the larger point that when we’re talking about economics, we’re coming out of recession. But doesn’t it seem tone-deaf to say that rising prices and empty grocery store shelves are high-class problems? Isn’t that a bit dismissive?
Objective reporting for the educated American.
Jen Psaki: Well, that’s not exactly what the tweet said, nor the retweet of the original tweet, which is what we’re talking about here. It is true, though, Jake. And economists will tell you this, and I know you’ve interviewed some of them as well, that the fact is, the unemployment rate is about half what it was a year ago. So a year ago, people were in their homes. 10% of people were unemployed. Gas prices were low because nobody was driving, people weren’t buying goods because they didn’t have jobs. Now more people have jobs. More people are buying goods, that’s increasing the demand. That’s a good thing. At the same time, we also know that the supply is low because we’re coming out of the pandemic. And because a bunch of manufacturing sectors across the world have shut down because ports haven’t been functioning as they should be. These are all things we’re working through. What people should know is that inflation is going to come down next year. Economists have said that. They’re all projecting that, but we’re working to attack these costs issues that are impacting the American people every single day. But there’s different issues in different sectors. And many of the ones you mentioned.
Jake Tapper: Well, Chief of Staff Ron Klain, back when he was a private citizen in 2018 on Twitter, he went after the Trump White House for efforts to dismiss rising prices. Klain asked if Vice President Pence would do what then Congress Secretary Ross did, and quote, hold up a Campbell soup can and argue that price increases for basic food items really don’t hurt the middle class, unquote. There are a lot of people out there who might say, Why did Ron Klain think that rising prices was a serious concern under Trump, but not under Biden?
Jen Psaki: I can tell you from sitting in a lot of meetings with Ron Klain day in and day out, he is obsessed with lowering costs for the American people, and that’s driven from the president. And how we’re approaching that is we’re trying to increase competition in the agricultural sector. We’re working to get ports up and running, which is an announcement we made earlier this week. We’re working with labor unions with industry leaders to make sure that there’s more of a movement of goods. This is our focus every single day. There isn’t the same issue in every single sector. But every meeting I’m in, he’s pressing for the economic team and others to do more. And that’s what the American people should know.
Some people actually believe what Psaki says is the actual truth.
Fortunately, many, many others aren’t buying it.
Here’s what a few of the smarter ones are saying online…
“Two of the most stupid people on the planet. God save us all.”
“Such a POS! She knows nothing about economics.”
“What an incredible spin on how they ruined our economy.”
“Could she possibly be a bigger idiot?”
“How stupid do these arrogant mutants think we are? I can’t stand that uptalking wench.”
“She never answers the fricken question, and the American people know a lot more than she thinks we should know!!”
“2020 the USA was an energy exporter that’s why energy prices were lower. All lies and propaganda all the time.”
“Psaki check your numbers 40%+ are not working/unemployed. This is NOT normal inflation. This is elevated cost caused by this Administration. If it were by your explanation, it would have been happening a lot sooner than it is.”
This piece was written by Zach Heilman on October 16, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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