Joe Biden is spiking the football for his record increase in Social Security wages. But he doesn’t want people to know it was his MASSIVE inflation that triggered the wage increase.
Adding insult to demented injury, people pointed out that Nixon implemented the automatic increases to SS based on the cost of living.
So which is it, Joe? Do you really want credit for the massive increase in inflation that lead to a SS raise that still won’t help senior citizens pay their bills? Or should you just admit that your economy sucks almost as bad as you do?
Ironically enough, this drama played out on Twitter. And I’m thinking we’re definitely dealing with a brand new bird here. It’s been a long time since a Democrat was outed for their blatant lies.
According to the Daily Mail:
The White House was forced into an embarrassing Twitter climbdown on Tuesday, deleting a tweet that claimed President Joe Biden was responsible for seniors getting the biggest increase in Social Security checks in a decade.
As fact checkers were quick to point out, the increase is based on the rate of inflation and required by law.
At first, Twitter added a note to the original Tuesday afternoon tweet.
By Wednesday lunchtime the message had been deleted.
Unfortunately for Biden and the White House, there’s a little thing called “screenshot,” thus, the tweet lives on in history.
The trouble began with a tweet from the official White House account.
‘Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,’ it said.
Part of that is true. Next year Social Security benefits will rise by 8.7 percent next year, which is the largest cost-of-living adjustment since 1981.
Policy experts on Twitter were quick to suggest the Biden administration was claiming credit for something that happened automatically – and which reflected historic levels of inflation.
I’m guessing under the old leadership, Twitter would’ve looked past this little faux pas. But Biden’s no longer so lucky.
“Twitter then added its fact check note.
‘Seniors will receive a large Social Security benefit increase due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate,’ it said.
‘President Nixon in 1972 signed into law automatic benefit adjustment tied to the Consumer Price Index.’
It included a link to the relevant legislation.
Biden’s opponents delighted in the confusion.
The mistake comes at an embarrassing time for the White House, as Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk has worried Democrats with promises to reduce restrictions on users.
‘Next year’s Social Security increase will be one of the largest in decades b/c of Biden’s disastrous policies, which have caused prices to rise, fueled record inflation, & cut it into critical retirement savings,’ posted Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York.
A White House official said the tweet was deleted because, ‘The point was incomplete.'”
Isn’t that convenient? However, no matter how the White House wants to package it, the point wasn’t incomplete. The point was a big fat lie. And sadly, the White House is still sticking to the “misinformation” like it was the gospel.
“The official said a fuller picture was outlined by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre when she previewed the forthcoming rise, suggesting it would be about $140 a month on average.
‘For the first time in over a decade, seniors’ Medicare premiums will decrease even as their Social Security checks increase,’ she said.
‘This means that seniors will have a chance to get ahead of inflation, due to the rare combination of rising benefits and falling premiums.
‘We will put more money in their pockets and provide them with a little extra breathing room.'”
The Big Buffoon
Biden wouldn’t be Biden if he weren’t constantly fumbling his words.
“Biden’s career has been filled with gaffes and his time in the White House has been no different.
In a Tuesday speech, he managed to mistakenly refer to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as a senator; once again [claimed] that his son Beau died in Iraq, rather than years after serving there; and referred to the war in Ukraine as the war in Iraq, before quickly correcting himself.
Biden does not operate the White House Twitter account.
Yet long-time White House correspondents have noted an unusually high levels of typos and incorrect information in official correspondence, such as press releases.
The Social Security flub is especially embarrassing as Biden has hit Republicans hard on the issue, accusing them of threatening to abolish the entire system.
In particular he has hit out at a policy agenda written by Republican Sen. Rick Scott, of Florida, which aims to have Congress vote on social welfare programs every five years.
‘A senator from Florida going after Social Security and Medicaid?’ he said.
‘You might even you might not even believe it. Again, word for word. All federal legislation, sunsets means goes away in five years.'”
No, you didn’t read that last sentence wrong. Those are the words of our “leader” as he tried to explain what’s really going on. As if he knows…