Is this the ‘New’ and ‘Improved’ President Biden?
Yesterday he threw down against Donald Trump…
Today it’s the Republicans trying to blame him for the inflation woe’s of Americans….
President Biden on Friday sharpened his attacks against Republicans on the economy, accusing them of “talking down” the economic recovery as he lauded the decline in unemployment and job growth during his first year in office.
Speaking to reporters from the State Dining Room, Biden called GOP claims that he isn’t addressing inflation “malarkey” and accused Republicans of characterizing the economic recovery in negative terms because they voted against the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law that provided funding for school reopenings, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and additional relief for Americans.
“They want to talk down the recovery because they voted against the legislation that made it happen,” Biden said in prepared remarks. “They voted against the tax cuts for middle-class families. They voted against the funds we needed to reopen our schools, to keep police officers and firefighters on the job, to lower healthcare premiums. They voted against the funds we’re now using to buy COVID booster shots and more antiviral pills.”
“I refuse to let them stand in the way of this recovery, and now my focus is on keeping this recovery strong and durable, notwithstanding Republican obstructionism,” Biden continued. “I know that even as jobs and families’ incomes have recovered, families are still feeling the pinch of prices and costs. So we’re taking that on as well.”
Biden reflected on the jobs report released Friday afternoon that showed the U.S. added 199,000 jobs during the month of December. While the employment gains were weaker than expected, the report also showed that the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December from 4.2 percent the month prior — a detail that Biden and other officials sought to highlight. Biden said it represented the sharpest one-year drop in unemployment in U.S. history….