The White House Twitter account is being roasted for a tone-deaf tweet about how the “Biden economic plan is working” by lowering the price of a July 4 cookout. Meanwhile, Americans are paying through the nose for gasoline, housing, healthcare, and more. Edmund DeMarche reports at Fox News:
The White House was largely panned on social media on Thursday over a tweet that mentioned the decrease in costs for home cookouts this year during the Fourth of July Weekend.
“The cost of a 4th of July cookout in 2021 is down $0.16 from last year,” the tweet read, citing the Farm Bureau. The accompanying slideshow illustrates the dip in prices for some of the essential food for most cookouts.
The tweet was met with some criticism, especially by those who pointed out the increase in prices in other sectors of the economy.
Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news. According to the Farm Bureau, the cost of a 4th of July BBQ is down from last year. It’s a fact you must-hear(d). Hot dog, the Biden economic plan is working. And that’s something we can all relish. pic.twitter.com/7h9qLauIbC
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 1, 2021
Rep Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., responded to the tweet by questioning if anyone in the Biden administration has been to a gas station recently.
“The average price for a gallon of gas is $3.15,” she posted. “This is the HIGHEST price for a gallon of gas since 2014 and a 42% INCREASE from last year.”
Dan Price, the Gravity Payments CEO, also responded to the tweet, “16 cents? Home prices are going up 24% annually right now. The median home goes up 16 cents every 1.3 seconds right now.”
Action Line: No matter what the White House says, you need to keep an eye on inflation.
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