President Biden gave a speech yesterday afternoon in the South Lawn. At NRO, Charles Cooke wonders if Biden was showing off, looking to be the provocateur with a finger in America’s collective eye?
The president is irked and bored by the persistence of inflation in the economy, and, with the midterms looming, he wants it off his plate. And so, with an unbecoming impatience, he decided to smash the plate.
At Spectator, Oliver Wiseman notes, that perhaps the only fitting part of the event was James Taylor’s somber “Fire and Rain,” “a sad boomer serenade,” he calls it, which follows the tribulations of suicide and heroin addiction.
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America might not be in full panic mode over inflation, but Mr. Wiseman notes the tribulations the American consumer is now facing, regardless of the White House’s joy at putting inflation to bed:
- The price of fuel oil is up 70%.
- The price of electricity is up 16%.
- The price of eggs is up 40%.
- The price of meat is up 9%.
- The price of rent is up more than in any month since January of 1991.
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