One Year Ago Biden Claimed That Inflation Was Just Temporary; It Has Since Skyrocketed

19 Jul

One year ago today, Joe Biden told the American people that inflation was “temporary” after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to 5.4%. Since then, inflation has skyrocketed to 9.1% – the highest rate in over 40 years.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Biden was wrong about inflation, just as he has been about every economic decision since becoming President. Biden and House Democrats own America’s inflation crisis, no one else.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • In June, the CPI soared 9.1% for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022 because of Biden’s inflation crisis.
  • Biden’s inflation crisis has cost the average American worker OVER $3,000 in annual income.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation:
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household nearly $6,000.
  • 54% of Americans say the middle class has not benefited from this administration’s failed Far-Left policies.
  • Last year, Joe Biden told the American people that inflation was just “temporary,” which was FALSE.

IT’S SIMPLE: Inflation was NOT “temporary.” Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans and has continued to skyrocket because of Biden and House Democrats’ out-of-control spending. Instead of addressing America’s inflation crisis, House Democrats are pushing for BILLIONS more in government spending this week, which will only worsen America’s inflation crisis.

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Democrats Pour More Fuel on America’s Inflation Fire With Their Socialist Spending Spree

19 Jul

According to a new Fox News poll, a shocking 75% of Americans are experiencing hardship because of Joe Biden and House Democrats’ inflation crisis, and the majority of Americans expect the economy to be worse next year.

Unfortunately, House Democrats are working to pour more fuel on America’s inflation fire by passing a liberal wish list package with tens of billions of dollars in reckless spending for their Far-Left Socialist agenda.

DEMOCRATS’ SOCIALIST SPENDING PACKAGE BY THE NUMBERS (Courtesy of House Appropriations Committee Republicans):

Spending concerns include: 

  • 20% increase for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • 17% increase for general government activities, including:
    • $1 billion increase for the Internal Revenue Service;
    • 433% increase for the Election Security Grants;
    • 30% increase for the Federal Trade Commission;
    • 20% increase for the Office of Personnel Management;
  • 12% increase to maintain and improve federal buildings – many of which have been mostly empty for more than 2 years.
  • 17% increase for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • “Such sums” authority for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in addition to the $9 billion reserve fund if needed for unanticipated participation increases, providing authority for a “blank check” for the Biden Administration.

Democrats are pushing partisan climate initiatives:

  • $6 billion for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), continuing the increased benefits that were intended to be a temporary, pandemic-related supplement to the normal program.
  • Offshore oil and gas activities are restricted, and oil and gas inspection fees are increased, which will be passed on to consumers.
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy activities are increased by more than 25%.
  • $100 million is provided for the president’s proposal to use Defense Production Act authorities to accelerate domestic manufacturing of select clean energy technologies.
  • $75 million is allocated for public housing energy efficiency and climate resilience upgrades.

Democrats are allowing taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions:

  • Long-standing pro-life language prohibiting the use of DC local funds and the Federal Employee Health Benefits program from funding abortions is dropped.
  • A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy that allows abortion pills to be mailed to patients is permitted to remain in place.

Democrats are increasing spending on non-defense programs by 14%:

  • The Sea-Launched Cruise Missile-Nuclear, which is necessary to enhance deterrence and assurance, is not funded.
  • Longstanding provisions prohibiting the closure of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and the use of military construction funds to build a detention center in the United States or territories are dropped.

Democrats are encouraging illegal immigration: 

  • Immigration checks on residents of HUD-assisted housing are prohibited.
  • Federal agencies are allowed to hire participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Democrats are rewarding poor performance with more taxpayer funding:  

  • Funding for FDA, the same agency that failed to prevent the infant formula crisis, is increased 10%, while farmers and ranchers struggling with record-high costs for things like fuel and fertilizer receive little help.
  • The U.S. Postal Service is directed to develop a government-run banking program, even though the agency continues to struggle to handle and deliver the nation’s mail.

DON’T BE FOOLED: Instead of addressing the economic crisis plaguing Americans, Democrats are doubling down on their Far-Left agenda and reckless government spending, which will further fuel inflation.

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Biden’s Border Crisis Continues With The Worst June On Record

18 Jul

Joe Biden and House Democrats’ open borders, mass releases, and zero enforcement policies have created the worst border crisis on record. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, there were 207,416 migrant encounters at our southern border in June, making it the worst June on record.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • In June, there were 207,416 migrant encounters at our southern border.
    • June was the fourth consecutive month of OVER 200,000 encounters.
    • That is a 527% increase in apprehension compared to the last June of President Trump’s administration.
    • This is nearly a 10% increase from last June.
  • Since Joe Biden became President, OVER 3.1 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
  • There have now been 16 straight months of OVER 150,000 illegal border crossings.
  • This June is the worst June on record, according to available data.
  • The number of total encounters in FY22 has already eclipsed the record-setting number in FY21, and there are still three months remaining in FY22.
  • In June, an additional six illegal immigrants apprehended at our southern border were on the terrorist watch list bringing the total to 56 for FY22.
    • That is nearly double the 30 in the previous four years combined.

BOTTOM LINE: This is an invasion. A country without secure borders is not a country. Border security IS national security.

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House Democrats Continue To Push Their Radical Abortion on Demand Until Birth Legislation

15 Jul

Today, Speaker Pelosi will bring up for a vote House Democrats’ radical “Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act” (also known as the “Women’s Health Protection Act”) and the “Ensuring Access to Abortion Act.” Both bills go much further than codifying Roe v. Wade and would legalize abortion for all nine months of pregnancy across the country while undermining the health and safety of women.

Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi confirmed Democrats’ radical agenda by saying abortion is “core to who we are. It’s about freedom…” BUT 80% of Americans believe late-term abortion should be illegal.

DEMOCRATS’ ABORTION ON DEMAND UNTIL BIRTH ACT (Courtesy of House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans):

  • The Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act is extreme. It would create a national standard to allow for abortions of unborn children for any reason and at any stage of pregnancy up until birth.
  • The American people do not support abortions with no limits. 80% ofAmericans say abortion should be illegal in the third trimester.
  • The Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act allows for discriminatory abortions on the basis of a baby’s sex, race, and disability.
  • It would override pro-life laws and prohibit states from enacting legislation that protects unborn children, such as protections for babies with Down syndrome and other disabilities.
  • It removes commonsense protections for women and children. For example, the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act would not allow states to enact laws to ensure parental involvement for minors or laws to protect women from coercion.
  • This bill includes vague language that could also weaken conscience protections for medical professionals, and limit their right to refuse to participate in an abortion.
  • On September 24, 2021, nearly every Democrat in the House voted on an almost identical bill (H.R. 3755) for abortion on demand until birth.

DEMOCRATS’ ENSURING ACCESS TO ABORTION ACT (Courtesy of House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans):

  • Does nothing to explicitly prevent an unrelated adult or sexual abuser from taking a minor out-of-state for an abortion.
  • Undermines mandatory reporting laws in every state that require health professionals, social workers, and schools to report instances of child abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect as that could be seen as delaying or hindering access to an abortion.
  • Undermines the ability of states to hold sexual abusers accountable.
  • Undermines parental consent for minors to travel across state lines. Parents can be targeted by the federal government and sued for wanting to help their child and asking them to delay traveling out- of-state to get an abortion.
  • Undermines the health and safety of women by overriding the majority of states that have determined it is safest for doctors to prescribe pills for a chemical abortion. By eliminating medical supervision, this puts women and minors at increased risk if they need care for severe bleeding, infection, or surgical intervention.
  • Stops states from preventing abortion pill mills and gives human traffickers and abusers more direct access to chemical abortions in all 50 states.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: The Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade will save COUNTLESS innocent lives, but House Republicans must continue to fight against Far-Left Democrats’ taxpayer funded abortion on demand until birth agenda.

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Biden’s Inflation Tax is Costing the Average American Worker Over $3,000 in Annual Income

14 Jul

Joe Biden’s inflation crisis is already expected to cost the average American household NEARLY $6,000 as they foot the bill for the skyrocketing cost of goods, but it will also cost the average American worker OVER $3,000 in annual income, according to a new analysis. This new analysis comes on the heels of June’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, which was “much hotter” than expected as inflation hit its highest rate since December 1981.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • In June, the CPI soared 9.1% for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.
  • Real wages are down nearly 4.8% from the beginning of the Biden Administration.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022.
  • Biden’s inflation crisis has cost the average American worker OVER $3,000 in annual incoming.
  • The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.3 percent in June.
  • This monthly inflation rate is equivalent to an annualized 17.1%
  • Last year, Joe Biden told the American people that inflation was just “temporary,” which was FALSE.
  • 54% of Americans say the middle class has not benefited from this administration’s failed Far-Left policies.
  • Wages are not keeping up with inflation, and have actually DECREASED, while prices for goods have risen.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation:
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household OVER $5,000 this year.
  • Most Americans expect inflation to get worse in the next year and are adjusting their spending habits in response to rising prices.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Inflation is a tax on all Americans, and it is caused by Joe Biden and House Democrats’ out-of-control spending. Democrat one-party rule in Washington is making it impossible to achieve the American dream for millions of Americans.

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Inflation Soared To A New 41-Year High In June

13 Jul

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key inflation index, came in “much hotter” than expected, hitting its highest rate in OVER 40 years. The CPIsoared 9.1% from a year ago, its highest rate since December 1981. Former President Obama’s Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman said that June’s inflation report was “brutal.”

NEVER FORGET: Last July, Joe Biden told the American people that skyrocketing inflation was “temporary.” Biden was wrong, just as he has been about every major economic issue facing America.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS: 

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • In June, the CPI soared 9.1% for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.
  • The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.3 percent in June.
    • This monthly inflation rate is equivalent to an annualized 17.1%.
  • Last year, Joe Biden told the American people that inflation was just “temporary,” which was FALSE.
  • Wages are not keeping up with inflation, and have actually DECREASED, while prices for goods have risen.
  • Real wages are down nearly 4.8% from the beginning of the Biden Administration.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation:
  • Most Americans expect inflation to get worse in the next year and are adjusting their spending habits in response to rising prices.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans, and it has steadily increased over the span of Joe Biden’s failed presidency. As inflation has continued to skyrocket, wages have actually DECREASED.

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House Dems Push Redundant ‘Gun’ Bill That Does Nothing to Prevent Tragedy

13 Jul

Instead of working with House Republicans to address America’s mental health crisis, harden our schools, expand information sharing, and increase enforcement of laws already on the books, House Democrats are pushing H.R. 6538, or the Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022. This bill is a redundant federal alert system that does nothing but expand Washington bureaucracy, waste taxpayer dollars, and vilify firearms.

DEMOCRATS’ WASTEFUL H.R. 6538: (Courtesy of House Judiciary Committee Republicans )

  • Democrats want to create a federal alert “reminding us that the threat of gun violence exists all around us.” Imminent public emergencies that may threaten life or property require rapid, effective, accurate public communication, regardless of whether a gun is used to commit acts of violence. This bill uses federal coordination, coupled with broad definitions of “active shooter” and “populated area,” to encourage state and local governments to issue emergency alerts to stoke public fear of guns.
  • States already use a federal system to issue emergency alert notifications, including for active shooter emergencies. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is a federal system that allows public safety agencies to send wireless emergency alerts to mobile devices and emergency alerts to media platforms and internet service providers. According to a 2020 Government Accountability Office report, every state has a state-wide alerting authority and there are more than 1,400 alerting authorities across the country.
  • Expanding bureaucracy, wasting taxpayer dollars, and vilifying firearms will do little to address the rise in violent crime. Violent crime is up in every major urban area across the country. Instead of providing real solutions to this spike in crime, Democrats have brought multiple anti-gun bills forward, which will do nothing to make our communities safer. This bill is no exception. DOJ can already issue best practices and guidance related to public safety alerts. There is no suggestion that states and localities currently have difficulty in managing emergency alerts or would benefit from a federal coordinator.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: House Republicans have put forward REAL solutions to help prevent tragedy. Democrats are focused on pushing their radical and wasteful agenda instead.

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Just 13% of the Country Believes the Country is on the Right Track Under Democrat One-Party Rule

12 Jul

Americans are paying more for just about everything while making less, our southern border is in the midst of an unprecedented border crisis, and we are paying historically high prices for gas. In short, Democrat one-party rule in Washington has put Americans in a constant state of crisis.

It’s not surprising that only 13% of Americans think the country is “on the right track,” according to a New York Times/Siena College poll. This marks the lowest rating since the 2008 recession. This report comes as consumers’ inflation expectations reached the highest rate in the New York Federal Reserve’s eleven-year history.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS: 

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • Consumers’ inflation expectations hit the highest rate in eleven years.
  • The real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of1.6% in the first quarter of 2022, according to a twice-revised estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
  • 57% of Americans blame the federal government for making their financial situation worse over the last six months.
  • In May, the CPI increased 8.6% for the 12 month period ending in May, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending in December 1981.
  • Wages are not keeping up with inflation, and have actually DECREASED, while prices for goods have risen.
    • Real wages are down nearly 4% from the beginning of the Biden Administration.
    • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.0%, seasonally adjusted, from May 2021 to May 2022.
    • In June, the overall labor force participation rate ticked down, from 62.3% to 62.2%. 
  • Inflation will cost Americans an extra $460 a month and about $5,520 a year.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation.
  • U.S. consumer sentiment plunged in early June to the lowest on record as soaring inflation continued to batter household finances.

BIDEN’S ENERGY CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Gas prices under Joe Biden have been historic highs, and haveDOUBLED since he took office.
  • On the day that President Biden was sworn into office, the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide was approximately $2.39.
  • The national average for a gallon of gas is $4.67 as of Monday.
  • A report shows Americans will spend $5,000 this year on gas, a 78% increase from the $2,800 Americans spent a year ago.
    • This means Americans are spending over $2,000 extra a year on gas under Joe Biden.
    • Calls to AAA for roadside assistance jumped OVER 30% in April as Americans struggled to stretch their dollars to afford gas. Some colleges are even being forced to go virtual as these staggering prices hurt commuting students.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Since Biden took office, OVER 2.9 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
    • According to court documents, the Biden administration has allowed over 1 million illegal immigrants to settle in the U.S. since Biden took office.
  • Last month’s decision by the Supreme Court opens the door for the Biden administration to end President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, or the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program, which requires illegal immigrants who are awaiting asylum claims in the U.S. to stay in Mexico until their cases are adjudicated.
    • This will only make this border crisis WORSE.
  • According to new CBP data, there were 239,416 migrant encounters at our southern border in May.
    • This is the highest in CBP’s 22-year record for monthly crossings and the second month in a row for this record high.
    • That is up 32% from May 2021.
    • That is a 930% increase from 2020.
    • 25% of those encounters were individuals who had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months.
      • Compared to April of this year, the number of unique individuals encountered increased 15% in May.
    • OVER 60% of these encounters were single adults.
    • 42% of encounters were expelled using Title 42.
    • May was the 15th straight month of encounters OVER 150,000.
  • 50 people on the Terrorist Screening Database have been apprehended attempting to illegally enter the U.S. since October, which is the beginning of the fiscal year.
    • This is OVER a 200% increase from ALL of FY2021.
  • Border Patrol and Secretary Mayorkas have confirmed that over 700,000 known “gotaways” have evaded CBP apprehension at the southern border since Biden took office.

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Americans Know Exactly Who to Blame for This Economic Crisis—Biden and House Democrats

6 Jul

A new Monmouth University Poll shows that not only has the percentage of Americans reporting they are struggling financially jumped nearly 20 points over the past year, but nearly 60% of Americans say the federal government is responsible. This is the highest percentage in the history of this poll.

Because of this financial burden, only 38% of Americans say they are “extremely” proud to be an American—another historic low.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Americans know that Joe Biden and House Democrats’ reckless spending and failed Far-Left agenda have caused a shrinking economy, falling real wages, and 40-year high inflation. Now, the Biden Price Hike is hurting the chances for millions of Americans to achieve the American dream.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS: 

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • The real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of1.6% in the first quarter of 2022, according to a twice-revised estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
    • This comes at a time when the second quarter GDP is on track to grow less than 1%, according to the latest Wall Street estimates.
    • As our economy shrinks, American consumers and businesses are increasingly worried about entering a recession this year.
  • In May, the CPI increased 8.6% for the 12 month period ending in May, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending in December 1981.
  • Wages are not keeping up with inflation, and have actually DECREASED, while prices for goods have risen.
    • Real wages are down nearly 4% from the beginning of the Biden Administration.
    • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.0%, seasonally adjusted, from May 2021 to May 2022.
    • Real wages have decreased under Biden 10 out of the last 12 months.
  • Inflation will cost Americans an extra $460 a month and about $5,520 a year.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation.
  • Most Americans expect inflation to get worse in the next year and are adjusting their spending habits in response to rising prices.

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The Biden Admin is Fighting to End Remain in Mexico, Making the Historic Border Crisis Even Worse

30 Jun

This morning’s decision by the Supreme Court opens the door for the Biden administration to recklessly end President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, or the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program. This program requires illegal immigrants who are awaiting asylum claims in the U.S. to stay in Mexico until their cases are adjudicated.

The Biden administration previously referred to this program as “inhumane,” but following the tragic death of 51 migrants at the hands of human smugglers in Texas, it is CLEAR that the Biden administration’s open-border agenda IS wildly inhumane and endangers lives.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Since Biden took office, OVER 2.9 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
  • According to new CBP data, there were 239,416 migrant encounters at our southern border in May.
    • This is the highest in CBP’s 22-year record for monthly crossings and the second month in a row for this record high.
    • That is up 32% from May 2021.
    • That is a 930% increase from 2020.
    • 25% of those encounters were individuals who had at least one prior encounter in the previous 12 months.
      • Compared to April of this year, the number of unique individuals encountered increased15% in May.
    • OVER 60% of these encounters were single adults.
    • 42% of encounters were expelled using Title 42.
    • May was the 15th straight month of encounters OVER 150,000.
  • 50 people on the Terrorist Screening Database have been apprehended attempting to illegally enter the U.S. since October, which is the beginning of the fiscal year.
    • This is OVER a 200% increase from ALL of FY2021.
  • Border Patrol and Secretary Mayorkas have confirmed that over 700,000 known “gotaways” have evaded CBP apprehension at the southern border since Biden took office.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Ending the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program will only continue to incentivize a surge at our border by migrants who believe they have an open invitation to stay in the U.S. regardless of status. The Biden administration MUST end their mass release policy that endangers our communities.

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