Biden denies responsibility for country's economic crisis...warns of GOP plans

Biden denies responsibility for country's economic crisis...warns of GOP plans

Biden denies responsibility for country's economic crisis...warns of GOP plans

WASHINGTON — With gas prices reaching record levels and inflation eating away at Americans' bank accounts, President Joe Biden on Tuesday denied any responsibility and tried instead to warn the country that Republicans would make things even worse.

Ortiz, Alfredo (JCN) Ortiz

"As Americans' savings and living standards get hammered, [President] Biden is calling for more of the same spending and taxes that put the economy in this mess in the first place. He is clueless and not up to the task of overcoming this inflation crisis and preventing it from metastasizing into a Biden recession. His feckless and incompetent Cabinet risks making the economic situation even worse.

"Congress must immediately pass – and Biden sign into law – real steps to bring down inflation, including overturning Biden's oil drilling restrictions and making the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act permanent. More broadly, the American people must recognize that Democrats' big government economic agenda has been wholly discredited and a new free-market approach that puts small businesses first is needed."

Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO
Job Creators Network

Biden has been testing out a new phrase lately. He has been referring to a certain group of Republicans as  “ultra-MAGA” Republicans in an attempt to cast former President Donald Trump and his adherents as a political foil.

Biden's branding of his opposition as “ultra-MAGA Republicans” — a reference to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan — has emerged as a White House trope in recent weeks as the White House hopes for a pre-midterms reset for Democrats, who face stiff headwinds heading into the November elections.

But the White House believes Republicans have thrown them a lifeline, in the form of GOP Senator Rick Scott's 11-point plan, released in late February, that would impose a modest tax increase on many of the lowest-paid Americans.

The plan, meant as a draft governing agenda for when the GOP retakes power, has already been rejected by many Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But that is not stopping Biden and Democrats from trying to tie Republicans to it more broadly. Scott is the chairman of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm and a member of Senate GOP leadership.

“Joe Biden can blame me all he wants,” Scott fired back in a statement Tuesday. “Here’s the truth: he’s the President of the United States, Democrats control the House of Representatives and the Senate. Democrats’ agenda is hurting American families and no amount of spin can change that.”

In another statement he called on Biden to resign, calling him “unfit” for the job.

In recent days, the White House has extended the “ultra-MAGA” label to broader criticism of Republicans on other matters, including the push to overturn Roe v. Wade.