Biden’s Lies and BINGO
Tonight at 9:00 PM (EST), President Biden will address the nation in the State of the Union speech. We don’t have to tell you that his presidency so far has been nothing short of a disaster on all fronts, however we thought we would provide you with some SOTU primer via the latest op-ed by our Senior Economist Steve Moore. We also thought we may as well provide some comedic relief in the form of a “STATE OF BIDEN” BINGO card that you can play along with as he muddles through his speech tonight. Make sure to keep an eye on FreedomWorks’ official Twitter page as we tweet out live responses to Biden’s lies!
Six lies Biden will tell in his State of the Union
by Stephen Moore, as seen in the New York Post
When President Joe Biden stands before Congress and issues his State of the Union address Tuesday night, he will proclaim victory on the nation’s economy. Most Americans are going to wonder what country he’s talking about.
Yes, the jobs market is strong, and that’s good news. But sorry, Mr. President: The American economy is not strong. It isn’t even good.
The last two years have been pretty rotten on almost every metric: the squeeze on family finances, inflation, immigration, declining test scores in schools, the budget deficit and debt, out-of-control government.
Here are six fibs you’re very likely to hear the president recite Tuesday night. They should be tagged with the label of the left’s favorite word this year: “disinformation.”
1) Biden has reduced the budget deficit by $1.4 trillion.
Actually, no president in modern times even comes close to Biden in terms of fiscal recklessness. In his first two years, the national debt has risen by more than $4.2 trillion. That’s more than in any two-year period in American history.
The deficit shot into the fiscal stratosphere of $2.8 trillion in his first year in office, and in 2022 it was still at one of history’s highest levels, $1.4 trillion. Last year, our debt as a share of our gross domestic product hit an all-time high of 129%. Biden is like a schoolkid celebrating an improved report card because the first semester he got an F but the second semester a D-.
2) Biden inherited an economy in freefall.
Wrong. When COVID hit these shores in early 2020, the economy was shut down in the face of the once-in-a-half-century pandemic. But by 2020’s second half, the economy soared by more than 20%, and millions of Americans were moving back into their jobs. This was a historic recovery.
One week after the election, thanks to Operation Warp Speed, the COVID vaccine was announced, which set the table for an even stronger recovery. Instead, the economy has been limping forward with a weakling economic growth rate last year of 1.5%.
As we mentioned above, play along as Biden lies and gaffes his way through tonight’s speech with our “STATE OF BIDEN” BINGO card:
We hope you enjoy, and thanks again for all that you do for the movement!
Executive Vice President, FreedomWorks