(RightWing.org) – The US has some of the largest, most efficient farms in the world. We export huge quantities of food. So why are nearly a quarter of our own population worried about where their next meal is coming from? President Biden says his economic policies are helping ordinary people, but the figures show something very different.
Joe Biden once screamed that he had solved food insecurity in America…with his inflationary agenda. Just one more example proving Democrats are completely out of touch with economic reality as families struggle to keep up with rising prices.https://t.co/tXGRp9KoM2
— NCGOP (@NCGOP) March 21, 2023
The President claims his economic policies have helped ordinary Americans. In his State of the Union address in February, he said inflation is falling. In reality, although official government figures might show a slight fall from last year’s peak, American workers aren’t seeing any improvement at the grocery store. In fact, for daily essentials, prices are higher than ever — and the effects of that are really starting to bite.
On March 21, Urban Institute released a new study into food insecurity. When Biden took office, 20% of Americans were suffering from food insecurity — meaning they couldn’t always afford enough food. Now, after two years of massive government spending, that figure has increased to 24.6%. Biden has been moving trillions of dollars around the economy, but no matter what he claims, it hasn’t been making its way into the pockets of ordinary people.
Under the Biden administration, costs have risen for nearly everything — but the worst impact has been on food. In the 12 months ending December 2022, food prices rose by an average of 10.4%, but that figure hid much steeper increases for some essentials. For example, dairy products are up by 14%, while eggs cost a staggering 70.1% more.
The study found that 63.2% of US adults reported their grocery bill rising “a lot” — and 62% of those people said they were either buying less food than before or swapping cheaper items for the foods they really wanted. Many were taking money from savings or running up credit card debt to pay for food, and at the same time, they were also being hit by increases in gas prices, rent, mortgage repayments and health insurance. Whatever the White House says, Biden’s spending bills aren’t helping people get through this new economic crisis.
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