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GOP Hammers Biden Over Inflation Reduction Act Victory Lap

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On Tuesday, the US stock market crashed over 1,000 point during normal trading hours after recently revealed inflation data had economists spooked.

But amid the chaos, President Joe Biden was celebrating.

“Exactly four weeks ago, I signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. So today, we’re celebrating,” Biden tweeted on Tuesday, announcing that he would be delivering remarks on the bill at 3PM on Tuesday.

This ludicrous attempt at spinning the national narrative did not go unnoticed, however.

Biden’s tweet garnered a lot of response from politicians and conservatives wondering what he was celebrating. Inflation rose 8.3% in August from last year. While the price of gasoline has declined over the course of the summer, the price of groceries and rent remain very high. Prices increased 0.1% in the one-month period from July and food prices climbed 0.7%.

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The price of groceries rose 13.5% in August from last year, which is the highest it’s been since 1979.

Soon, criticism was rolling in from all corners of the Republican Party.

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., responded to his tweet and said that “families that saw grocery prices skyrocket by 13.5% in August aren’t celebrating.”

“Celebrating what?” asked Rep. Bill Johnson, R-OH. “The fact that costs are still rising due to your administration and Democrats’ tax and spend extravaganza?”

Rep. Jody Hice, R-GA., said “Americans aren’t taking the victory lap with you, Joe.”

Steve Guest, Special Advisor for Communications for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX., said that Biden was “basically” saying “let them eat cake.”

“America is in a recession and Joe Biden is celebrating. Talk about Democrats being out of touch,” he added.

Biden has been repeatedly chastised by conservatives for his lackadaisical approach to inflation and the economy, and this tone-deaf tweet seems to indicate that this trend won’t be disappearing any time soon.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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