As 2022 and President Biden’s first full calendar year in office comes to an end, the White House has been trying to frame his year as one of significant accomplishments and lots of “building back better.” But Americans — dealing with negative wage growth of more than three percent, struggling to make ends meet while living paycheck-to-paycheck, staring down a crime crisis in their neighborhoods, and watching fentanyl ravage their communities — know the opposite to be true.
While all administrations seek to spin current events to favor their agenda and narrative, Biden’s has taken the effort into full-blown falsehood territory, often requiring Americans to ignore the reality they see in order to believe what the president and his West Wing are claiming.
In no particular order, here are seven of President Biden’s biggest or most unforgivable whoppers of 2022.
1. “The economy is strong as hell”
Despite President Biden’s approval on the economy being 20 points underwater at the time he claimed there’s “nothing to see here” when it comes to the U.S. economy, this one is as literally unbelievable as one can get.
As Guy wrote at the time, the “ice cream cone flourish really offers extra Marie Antoinette vibes, making the optics even worse.” On Biden’s watch, gas prices surged to all-time highs, inflation surged to 40-year highs, the number of Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck surged, and the country entered a technical recession. If that’s “strong as hell,” we’d hate to see an economic situation Biden thinks is “bad.”
2. I “signed a law” to cancel student loan debt that passed “by a vote or two”
Where to begin? First, the president’s announcement about student loan debt was one of the most transparent attempts to mobilize young Democrat voters ahead of a midterm cycle in years. “How do you do fellow kids? How about I take your student debt burden and pass it on to taxpayers who chose not to take on six-figure debts in order to get useless degrees?” Read more…