WH Economic Adviser Has No Answer for Americans on Rising Inflation

Charles Dharapak

Jared Bernstein, one of Joe Biden’s top economic advisers appeared on a few of the Sunday shows, including CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Dana Bash and “Fox News Sunday” with Shannon Bream, trying to keep the spin going on the administration’s poor management of both domestic and foreign policy for the American people.

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Bash asks Bernstein, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, about inflation. He starts muttering something about how much normal guy Joe Biden gets it — he feels your pain, America — growing up “in a family where issues like the gas of price, the price of food were kitchen table issues.”

Well, first of all, let’s be clear. The president himself said repeatedly after that report came out that….inflation is unacceptably high. Remember, this is a president who grew up in a family where issues like the gas of price, the price of food were kitchen table issues. So, he has dispatched his team to do everything we can to ease price pressures. It is his top domestic economic priority.

The top domestic priority, right. But then, on Fox, he straight up blames “unforeseen things” like Putin starting a war in Ukraine for the White House getting their forecasts “so wrong”:

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Bash also asked about Biden’s disastrous and ultimately fruitless trip, hat in hand, to the Saudis, to beg for more oil production:

As my colleague Nick Arama reported on Saturday, the Saudis have spoken a few times about the meeting, and MBS also talked about it.

But, the adviser shows that the administration works at cross-purposes still, with a promise/threat to act unilaterally on the climate hoax agenda of the progressive activist left, as he told CNN:

I think the President is very much, and very compelled to get Congress to work with him on his climate agenda. He’s already taken unprecedented action, and I think this is important because if he can’t find a legislative path to clean energy, the urgency of the problem is so significant that, as he said on Friday, he will find an executive order and rule change path to get there.

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What’s “scary” is that someone with the ear of the President of the United States about our economy isn’t even an economist, as Larry Elder pointed out:

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