The Joe Biden administration just made the most bizarre economic brag in recent memory.
They claim that compared to last year, they are saving Americans a whopping sixteen cents on the cost of a July 4th cookout.
Sixteen cents. Are people supposed to be thankful or impressed?
White House Boasts Cookouts Are 16 Cents Cheaper This Year and the Internet Isn’t Impressed
The Biden administration boasted on Thursday that cost of a Fourth of July cookout went down by 16 cents in 2021 compared to 2020, prompting backlash on social media.
The White House issued a tweet touting modest price decreases in foods popular over the holiday weekend. Savings highlighted in the tweet included the cost of a 13-ounce bag of potato chips dropping by 1 percent and a three-pound portion of center cut pork chops plummeting by 2 percent. A 32-ounce serving of pork and beans, listed at $1.90, represented the largest savings at a 13 percent reduction.
“Planning a cookout this year?” the tweet asked, alongside an animated image listing the price drops. “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.”
This tweet is from the official Biden White House account:
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
This is so tone deaf, it’s stunning.
Inflation is running rampant, the price of lumber is up 377%, gas prices are up $1.20/gal, energy costs are 25% higher, used cars are up 20%, but rest assured, Biden is bragging a that a cookout will cost you SIXTEEN CENTS LESS. #missionaccomplished https://t.co/vvbLNBwjZa
— Razor (@hale_razor) July 1, 2021
THANK YOU FOR MY 16 CENTS JOE BIDEN https://t.co/w8PTtGoWhK
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) July 1, 2021
"Maw! Paw! We done saved 16 cents!"
"Now you can go to college, son" https://t.co/QbyznjkzGc
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) July 1, 2021
Enjoy your extra sixteen cents this July 4th!