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White House Posts Awkward Tweet About Economy, Reactions Pour In

The official White House Twitter account posted a 4th of July pun-filled economic “progress” tweet that didn’t go over very well. The purpose of the tweet was apparently to tout the progress of Joe Biden’s policies resulting in a cheaper price for the typical American cookout. Many users mocked the very low amount of money saved on a meal – 16 cents – but also the tone-deaf nature of the tweet.

Something that is sort-of hidden in the tweet is the fact that it features a “GIF”. It is not necessarily “animated” in the way that typical “reaction” style graphics are. The tweet’s GIF features slides of foods that have gone down in price since this time last year. According to the Farm Bureau, a 32 ounce can of pork & beans has gone down by 13%. And of course, the pork and beans were listed first since it had the sharpest decline. The rest of the foods, such as pork chops, had decreases of around 2%. Not very much to write home about at all. A failure of a tweet.

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Inflation is currently out of control and there is no end to it in sight. Especially with the scourge of “free” money from endless money printing and Federal Reserve Bank intervention. Americans who shop for food every day have been complaining about their basic everyday needs sharply increasing in price, not decreasing. Not even by a handful of pennies like the White House suggested.

SOURCES:

White House mocked for pun-filled tweet claiming cheaper July 4 cookout

White House Touts Jobs Report Despite Unemployment And Inflation

U.S. Inflation Is Highest in 13 Years as Prices Surge 5% – WSJ

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