Joe Biden’s re-election campaign is in full swing this week as the President and Cabinet Secretaries shower the nation with bragging rights about Bidenomics.
But CNN reports that more than half of Americans believe “the economy is still in a downturn and conditions are continuing to worsen.”
The victory tour began on Tuesday in Arizona.
But Biden’s slurred, incoherent speech could be reminded viewers the award “Authentic Frontier gibberish” from the 1974 film “Blazing Saddles”.
Biden couldn’t decide whether the Grand Canyon was one of the nine wonders of the world or one of the seven wonders of the world.
The Prez acted as if its decrees banning all development on millions of acres magically created prosperity.
After finishing his sparsely attended speech, Biden chose to attend a fundraiser in Albuquerque that evening rather than attend the chaos his policies unleashed on the Arizona-Mexico border.
Bidenomics is a tough sell as consumer prices have risen nearly 17% since the president took office, real wages have fallen 4% and interest rates are at their highest levels in 22 years.
Team Biden has no choice but to “lie louder” — the same tactic that has isolated it from the media since 2021.
But how can the White House make bigger Howlers?!?
In his January State of the Union address, Biden boasted that thanks to his infrastructure bill, “we funded 700,000 major construction projects last year — 700,000 across America.”
Biden has exaggerated the number of federally funded projects by a hundredfold, and even the White House has made a humiliating correction.
According to Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg, “part of our job is telling stories, and we also need to show how it all fits together into a better picture.”
In 2021, CNN criticized him for exaggerating the projected number of jobs Biden’s infrastructure plan would create by more than 500%.
Buttigieg’s latest stories are about much-touted ribbon cuttings for projects funded before the passage of Biden’s landmark bill.
Most of Biden’s economic achievements are deception or mirage.
Following Friday’s jobs report, Vice President Kamala Harris boasted, “That means 187,000 more Americans can go to work, care for their families and invest in their future today.”
A Babylon Bee headline got closer to the truth: “White House Says Bidenomics Is So Successful The Average American Has Twice as Many Jobs as Two Years Ago.”
The number of full-time jobs fell by more than half a million last month, while the number of part-time jobs rose sharply.
Biden presents the CHIPS Act’s $50 billion in subsidies for semiconductors as another magic wand for the US economy.
But the global semiconductor market is collapsing, and global sales are down 20% this year.
Federal subsidies come with a tangle of social, economic and environmental regulations that guarantee that new US factories will not be competitive in world markets.
In his Arizona game, Biden claimed last year’s Inflation Reduction Act was the “biggest climate bill in the history of not just the United States, but literally the history of the world.”
However, a Washington Post poll released Monday found that 71% of Americans know “little” or “nothing at all” about the act.
Biden’s attempt to rebrand the Inflation Reduction Act as an “environmental justice” triumph after it was originally worded — “87,000 new IRS agents celebrate!” — flopped at the box office.
Signs on construction sites across the country read, “Project funded by President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill.”
But releasing Biden’s name won’t stop scammers from spreading across the country.
In 2021, Biden declared that his favorite green energy company, Proterra, will “end up owning the future.”
Proterra’s future ended this week with a bankruptcy filing — the likely fate of many government-subsidized environmental efforts.
Bidenomics is based on the illusion of endless free federal funds.
That was the premise of Biden’s half-trillion-dollar student bailout, which the Supreme Court struck down in June.
Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-Mo.) stated that Biden’s “$10 trillion in new spending…” . has rocked America’s creditworthiness.”
The White House was shocked by last week’s Treasury downgrade and blamed Republicans alone.
The endless White House declarations of victory over falling inflation have not stopped gasoline prices from rising this year, even though Biden has virtually wiped out the strategic oil reserve to create an illusion of wealth.
“Rising gas prices” are “a communications nightmare for every White House,” reports the Washington Post, because “local newscasts report regularly” and the White House cannot suppress those reports.
Could the Washington Post provide a list of all the murky data Biden has been burying with the help of the liberal media?
Bidenomics propaganda is also struggling because the proportion of voters who see Biden as “honest and trustworthy” has fallen since 2021, according to CNN.
How can the White House convince Americans to trust Biden instead of letting them “lie” themselves at gas pumps and grocery stores?
James Bovard is the author of 10 books and a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors.