Struggling with high costs? Have some more wind turbines! President Joe Biden traveled to Colorado on Wednesday in his latest attempt to prove that “Bidenomics” is actually working.
Surrounded by wind turbines, Biden stumbled through a speech touting his success in spending taxpayer money on green energy companies, as Americans are struggling just to afford the cost of living under his inflationary policies.
The trip was not the president’s idea. His advisors believe the best way to win in 2024 is by using Air Force One to travel to districts of the so-called “MAGA Republicans” and troll members of Congress like Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
What is there to promote? Biden’s talking points rely heavily on subsidized wind and solar energy all part of his $740 billion “Inflation Reduction Act.”
“She called it a massive failure,” Biden complained during his remarks in Colorado, accusing Boebert of a "massive failure of thinking."
But at this point, Americans are more likely to agree with Boebert. Surprise.
If you’re not purchasing a new battery-powered car, replacing your home heating system, or working for a wind or solar farm, it’s unlikely that you are going to feel the impact of the partisan-passed bill.
Meanwhile, the cost of groceries and electricity are up 25 percent since January 2020. Forget buying an electric car. Even used car prices are up 35 percent under Biden, auto loan rates have more than doubled, and insurance for a vehicle is up 33 percent.
But that has not stopped Biden from trying to sell his massive climate spending bill as a boon for Americans.
Biden’s trip to Colorado took place just as reports noted that the state is experiencing the biggest cost of living gap compared to when he first took office.
In Colorado, Americans require nearly $15,000 per year to maintain the same status of living they experienced in January 2021. Wyoming residents require nearly $13,000.
The self-described “blue-collar Joe” is starting to sound more out of touch than usual.
After returning from his Thanksgiving vacation where he and his family stayed in one of his billionaire friend’s $34 million homes in Nantucket, Biden tried to shut up Americans complaining about the cost of groceries.
“In fact, as a share of earnings, this Thanksgiving dinner was the fourth cheapest ever on record. And I want you all to know that,” he said sternly to the press, deploying some fuzzy math to obscure the news that the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner was still the second-highest on record and 25 percent higher than in 2019.
The contrast was so outrageous that Sen. John Barrasso took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to express his disbelief.
“Americans know that they are subjected day in and day out to incredibly high prices, and they know that Joe Biden is the President of high prices,” Barrasso said, ticking off a list of higher costs.
Barrasso is right. In July 2021, Biden argued that the price increases and inflation experienced by Americans "were expected and expected to be temporary." Twenty-eight months later we're still waiting.
Charlie Spiering is a Wyoming native who works in Washington, D.C., where he continues writing about the White House, Congress and national politics. A former writer for Breitbart News, The Washington Examiner and columnist Robert Novak, Spiering frequently returns home to the family farm in Powell to escape the insanity of Washington.