President Joe Biden is proudly highlighting the recent decline in the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index as a testament to the success of his economic strategies for American families. The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released the October PCE, which is the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation indicator, revealing a decrease in annual inflation to 3%, marking its lowest point in nearly three years.
Without delay, Biden celebrated this news, proclaiming that it underscores his administration's effectiveness in stabilizing the economy. In a statement, the President declared, "Today, we learned that annual inflation fell to its lowest level since March 2021, and monthly inflation was zero. Coupled with yesterday's announcement that our economy grew by more than 5% last quarter, this stagnant inflation is providing the necessary relief for families, particularly during the holiday season."
ha ! effing idiot still has ridiculous inflation rate, even if it has 'cooled'. https://t.co/3itrBdJew0
— JOHN GALTxxx (@JGaltxxx) November 30, 2023
The President went on to assert that his team's initiatives have successfully addressed supply chain issues, contributing significantly to the reduction of inflation to its lowest level in two years. However, he acknowledged that there is still work to be done, emphasizing that prices continue to pose challenges for many families.
Not surprisingly, Biden took the opportunity to criticize the opposition, accusing Republicans in Congress of prioritizing tax cuts for the wealthy and major corporations rather than focusing on relief for the middle class. He further accused the "extreme MAGA movement" of obstructing his policy proposals and attempting to dismantle Obamacare, a move he argued would increase costs for lower and middle-income households.
During a recent appearance at CS Wind's wind turbine manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colorado, the President criticized his political opponents, singling out former President Donald Trump and "MAGA Republicans" in Congress for their alleged commitment to preserving tax benefits for the elite while opposing investments in critical programs such as education and healthcare.
While the numbers may tell a story, with Biden at the helm, there is always an additional layer of narrative to uncover.