No matter how many times President Biden tries to convince everyone that the economy is doing great, the American people just aren’t buying it. In a recent survey conducted by Suffolk University Sawyer Business School/USA TODAY, three out of four respondents described the state of the economy with words like “horrible,” “chaotic,” “sad,” “struggling,” and “scary.” And let’s be honest, those are not exactly words that scream “everything is awesome!”
It’s not surprising that only about 20 percent of Americans believe that the economy is doing well and actually improving. But hey, who needs facts when you can just rely on good ol’ feelings, right? I mean, who cares about economists praising the strong job market and the “soft landing” that has prevented us from going into a recession? Their fancy numbers and expert opinions don’t matter when people are struggling to make ends meet.
According to the survey, Americans are feeling the effects of inflation, especially when they’re standing in line at the grocery store. Household debt is on the rise, while savings are taking a nosedive. And let’s not forget about all those sacrifices people are making, like cutting back on dining out, buying new clothes, or going on vacation. It’s like we’re living in the stone age!
But here’s the real kicker: the same poll found that most Americans trust former President Donald Trump to fix the economy in the years ahead over President Joe Biden. I guess the American people have a thing for presidents who actually know how to run a successful business and create jobs. Who would’ve thought?
So, while President Biden may continue to pat himself on the back for his economic achievements, it’s clear that the average American isn’t feeling the positive impact. Maybe it’s time for the president to step away from the podium and start listening to the concerns and struggles of the hardworking American people. Just a thought.