Fact Checkers CATCH Biden Trying To Pull Another Fast One
(RightWing.org) – The use of hyperbole, or exaggeration, is nothing new to politics and certainly not unique to President Joe Biden. However, amid one of the country’s most significant economic collapses in ages, one would hope the leader of the free world would have enough consideration for Americans to get his facts straight. Sadly, it falls on fact-checkers and other groups to tell America what Biden apparently can’t or won’t say.
On June 14, Biden claimed inflation rates were “worse everywhere but here” while speaking at the AFL-CIO’s Quadrennial Constitutional Convention. The president was touting his economic plan, saying it’s shown “extraordinary promise.”
Several other industrialized nations have lower inflation rates than the United States. https://t.co/lLLT7sgyFs
— The Western Journal (@WestJournalism) June 16, 2022
However, The Western Journal (WJ) quickly fact-checked that claim and determined the president’s assertion was patently false. Driving its conclusion home, WJ cited figures from Axios, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Pew Research Center.
- Axios reported the US inflation rate sits “in the middle of the pack globally.”
- The OECD showed America’s rate soaring over that of Japan, Israel, France, and neighboring Canada.
- Pew analyzed economic data from 44 of the world’s advanced economies and determined the US had the 13th highest inflation rate.
In the U.S., year-over-year inflation averaged about 2.3% a month between 1991-2019; it exceeded 5.0% only four times during this span. In the first quarter of 2022, inflation averaged just below 8% – the 13th-highest rate among the 44 countries examined. https://t.co/rX5qqyL3hA pic.twitter.com/LkWynuSIWM
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) June 15, 2022
Additionally, Pew Research reported the inflation rate quadrupled in the US in the last two years. That stunning figure ranked America 19th of the 44 countries studied for its advancing inflation rate between the first quarter of 2020 and 2022.
Do you think Biden should focus on America’s global ranking or on fixing things at home?
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