President Joe Biden and his administration have been lethargic regarding major cost-of-living issues, as inflation, particularly skyrocketing gas prices, and baby formula shortages continue to ravage American families.
According to AAA’s national gas price averages, Americans are paying an average of $4.60 per gallon as of Thursday morning, about $1.57 more than a year ago. Biden began by releasing one million barrels of oil per day from the government’s strategic reserves beginning in March, a six-month plan which Biden admitted was “a Band-Aid.” But, prices have continued to climb despite the move.
After initial efforts to rebrand soaring gas prices as “Putin’s price hike,” Biden has now opted to look on the bright side, praising the high prices as part of “an incredible transition” toward green energy. In other words, it appears Biden has given up.
Likewise, the Biden administration has been lax in its response to the current baby formula shortage. As parents continue to find bare shelves at stores, Biden joked that he could only have dealt with the problem faster if his administration had “been better mind readers.”
Contrary to Biden’s response, reports of baby formula shortages emerged in January, long before his administration addressed it. On May 22, Biden finally rolled out “Operation Fly Formula,” a plan to deliver European baby formula to the U.S. via military planes, though initial shipments appear insufficient (none of the initial formula shipments will even reach store shelves).
The problem of Americans needing to rely on foreign countries to feed their own families aside, the slow pace and inadequacy of Biden’s response has been consistent with his general inability to address crucial issues. Biden’s anti-inflation efforts – generally consisting of pointing fingers – have done little to slow it down, as the consumer price index (CPI) rose to 8.3 percent in April.
"Look, I know you gotta be frustrated,” Biden offered on May 10, “I know, I can taste it."
Really? Can you?
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It seems the Department of Interior's plan for issuing gas and oil leases might not actually include any issuance of leases. pic.twitter.com/aP5lh2PjB9— MRCTV (@mrctv) May 25, 2022