Republican lawmakers and more called out President Biden and his administration on Wednesday while reacting to a new report that found Americans need an extra $11,400 just to afford the basics, pointing to the president’s economic policies and his “Bidenomics” message.
Several Republican lawmakers posted to social media on Wednesday, blaming Biden’s economic policies following a report from CBS News, citing a recent analysis by Republican members of the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee, which found that a typical American household would need an “extra $11,434 to maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed in January of 2021.”
The analysis found that it might be worse on a state-by-state basis. For example, in Colorado, the average American household must spend an extra $15,000 per year to afford the same standard of living they had in 2021.
CBS reported that the numbers reflect the increased cost of basic goods, despite other positive economic measures, such as the jobless rate being at a two-decade low.
Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz., said “Bidenomics” was a “huge tax” on Americans and added that the “D.C. Swamp is ruining this country for future generations.”
Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck sounded the alarm about the numbers from his state, noting that it was “even higher.”
Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-KY., in a post on social media on Wednesday, said Americans deserved better, adding, “this is the real Bidenomics in action.”
Biden announced the establishment of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience on Tuesday, along with 30 new actions that aim to, “help Americans get the products they need when they need them, enable reliable deliveries for businesses, strengthen our agriculture and food systems, and support good-paying, union jobs here at home,” according to the White House.
Several polls have showed an overall dissatisfaction of Biden’s handling of the economy. A Gallup poll released on Tuesday found that just 32% of Americans approve of his handling of the economy.
Rep. Larry Buschon, R-IN., said “Bidenomics” was making life harder for families and said, “they deserve better than the failed economic policies of this administration.”
Sen. Joni Ernst posted a gif of herself holding a poster that read, “The Reality of Bidenomics.” The GIF included a caption that read, “Bidenomics is not working, period.”
Biden is set to promote his economic accomplishments in Colorado on Wednesday, and plans to take direct aim at Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-CO., who recently said in a statement that her constituents were “being crushed by so-called ‘Bidenomics,'” NBC News reported.
“This is reality and why an overwhelming majority of Americans disapprove of Bidenomics. The White House and Dem leadership aren’t living in reality,” Rep. Don Bacon, R-NE., wrote on social media.
The Spectator’s Stephen Miller posted a photo of the president, who appeared next to a screen that touted his “Bidenomics” message, in response to CBS News’ tweet.