Tag: Joe Biden
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BIDEN ECONOMY: Middle Class Turning to Food Banks as Inflation Spirals Out of Control
WASHINGTON– Heads of food banks and non-profits throughout the United States say they are struggling to keep up with demand as the cost of groceries, fuel prices and other goods are leading first time recipients, many identified as middle class, to turn to these resources for help.
“Lines are getting longer at food pantries. Demand for food assistance is growing. And that is certainly putting a strain on the emergency food system,” Kyle Waide, president and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
A report published last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that with inflation rates at a 40-year high, middle and working class Americans are struggling to survive.
Matt Pieper, the executive director of the food nonprofit Open Hand Atlanta, and Board president of Georgia Meals on Wheels State Association told the Constitution that the number of calls he gets in a day from people who are seeking food assistance has nearly tripled.
“There isn’t a program that I’ve talked with throughout the state that isn’t seeing an increase in demand for services, as inflation has skyrocketed and as the cost of fuel has skyrocketed,” said Pieper, whose organization provides about 5,500 meals a day.
“We’re feeding more seniors than we ever have before, because more seniors are accessing services because they’re running out of money,” he said.
According to the report published by the BLS, more than 18 million Americans sometimes didn’t have enough to eat last month and more than 5 million people often went hungry.
In May, food prices were 11.9% higher than in May of 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The government’s consumer price index soared 9.1% over the past year, the biggest yearly increase since 1981, with nearly half of the increase due to higher energy costs.
REPORT: Fauci to Retire by End of Biden’s Term
WASHINGTON (Newsmax)– Dr Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert who is the chief medical adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden, will retire by the end of Biden’s term, he told Politico in an interview published Monday.
Fauci, 81, has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984 and became the face of the U.S. government’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fauci served on the White House coronavirus task force under former President Donald Trump.
NIAID did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Republicans in Congress are threatening to investigate Fauci and 10 other virologists on their stance on the origins of COVID-19 if the GOP regains control in the upcoming midterm elections.
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REPORT: American Families Have Lost $6,800 in Annual Wages Due to Biden Economic Policies
WASHINGTON– Single American workers have lost $3,400 in annual wages during the first 18 month’s of Joe Biden’s presidency due to economic policies which have resulted in 40-year-high inflation, according to an expert at the Heritage Foundation.
In an interview with Fox News E.J. Antoni, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said a family with two working parents has lost $6,800 in annual wages.
“I can’t emphasize enough how much this is really crushing consumers,” Antoni said about his estimate.
“It’s [inflation] truly crushing the middle class and then the White House spokesperson says these garbage lines like ‘the economy is in transition,’” he said. “Transition in the same sense, I suppose, that an iceberg transitioned the Titanic into a submarine.”
Despite bipartisan criticism of Biden’s economic policies the White House continues to spin the economic downturn claiming inflation will help consumers adapt to the more expensive renewable energy plans that the administration intends to implement.
On Wednesday, inflation rose to an annual rate of 9.1 percent which, according to the Department of Labor, is the highest rate since 1981.
According to a Moody’s analysis, Biden’s 40-year-high inflation will cost American households on average an extra $5,520 in 2022, or $460 per month.
As Americans continue to struggle at the pump, 74 percent of likely voters said skyrocketing gas prices are an “extremely/very important” factor in how they will vote in the midterm elections.
Current poll numbers show Biden’s approval rating remains in the low 30’s.
SHOCK POLL: 78 Percent of Democrats Say America is Headed in Wrong Direction and Biden is to Blame
WASHINGTON– Shocking poll numbers published Wednesday show that the vast majority of American voters — 85% — believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction and that President Joe Biden is to blame.
The bipartisan poll conducted by the Associated Press and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago found that roughly 9 in 10 Republicans and about 78% of Democrats blame blame Biden for America’s current economic woes and 79% of those polled said they consider the economy to be in poor condition.
This latest poll coincides with Biden’s near historic low presidential poll numbers which have him polling at just a 39% approval rating.
“The nationwide poll was conducted June 23-27, 2022 using the AmeriSpeak® Panel, the probability-based panel of NORC at the University of Chicago. Online and telephone interviews using landlines and cell phones were conducted with 1,053 adults,” according to a post from AP-NORC. “The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.0 percentage points.”
GAETZ: ‘Why Has Biden’s IRS Purchased More Than $700K Of Ammo?’
WASHINGTON– As the Biden administration steps up it’s war on guns, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz on Saturday questioned the administration about a recent mass purchase of ammunition.
During an interview with Breitbart Radio Gaetz pointed out that during just a three-month span – March 1 to June 1 – the Internal Revenue Service purchased $700,000 worth of ammo.
“The IRS should be people in cubicles with green [eye] shades and calculators,” the Florida Republican said. “They shouldn’t be people with guns and ammo.”
He added that congressional Republicans want answers.
“There is concern that this is part of a broader effort to have any entity in the federal government buy up ammo to reduce the amount of ammunition that is in supply, while at the same time, making it harder to produce ammo,” Gaetz said.
“You cannot fully exercise the complement of your Second Amendment rights if you are unable to acquire ammunition in your own country because your government has reduced the production of that ammunition, and then on the other hand, tried to soak up the supply,” he added.
When asked about red flag laws, Gaetz said he opposed them on the grounds that not only do such laws restrict Second Amendment rights, but also directly oppose the Constitution’s due-process protections and the judicial system’s “adversarial” set-up.
“It is as wrong as wrong can be,” said Gaetz.
WHITE HOUSE: Biden Moving Forward With Plans to End Fossil Fuel Despite Skyrocketing Gas Prices (Video)
WASHINGTON– White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday confirmed that Joe Biden will move forward with his controversial plans to end fossil fuels despite record setting high gas prices.
“We don’t need to” drill more oil in the US Karine Jean-Pierre said after Fox News journalist Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre why the US isn’t drilling for more oil.
“The president once said he’s going to end fossil fuel. Is that now off the table,” Doocy asked.
“No. We are going to continue to move forward…” Jean-Pierre responded.
During his presidential campaign Biden promised to once and for all end the fossil fuels industry.
“No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill. Period.” Biden said on the campaign trail in 2020.