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Biden Admin Brags About Americans Saving $0.16 On Some July 4th Foods

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The Biden administration claimed “the Biden economic plan is working” as they bragged this week about Americans being able to save $0.16 on the cost of the total amount of food they’ll consume on July 4th, assuming Americans only buy from the list of 12 items that were evaluated.

The White House posted a tweet making puns about hot dogs and condiments, none of which were part of the list that was used to determine the reduced cost.
“Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news,” the White House tweeted. “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.”

 

The tweet from the White House included a video that listed items from the Farm Bureau’s list that had gone down in price. Noticeably absent, however, were the items that had increased in price, including:

• 2 pints of strawberries, $5.30 (up 22%)
• 13-ounce bag of chocolate chip cookies, $4.02 (up 11%)
• 8 hamburger buns, $1.66 (up 6%)
• 2.5 pounds of homemade potato salad, $2.75 (up 3%)
• 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, $6.74 (up 1%)

The White House’s claim that “the Biden economic plan is working” required an analysis of cherrypicked items to suggest prices are decreasing. In reality, prices have surged with inflation reaching the highest levels since the 2008 Great Recession. The New York Times reported, “The Consumer Price Index surged 5 percent in May from a year earlier, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Economists had expected an increase of 4.7 percent. Prices rose 0.6 percent from April to May, and an index that excludes volatile food and energy costs rose 3.8 percent from a year earlier, the briskest pace since 1992.”

The 13-year record broken in May was last broken in April, with rates doubling the highest projection made by economists.

As Biden has implemented policies that pay people more to stay unemployed, the United States has seen record levels of open jobs and record-high quit rates. The number of jobs added as the economy recovers from the pandemic recession has consistently been nowhere near the projected numbers. Forbes reported, “The United States added 266,000 jobs in April, according to data released by the Labor Department Friday—much worse than the 1 million job gains economists expected and far fewer than the 916,000 jobs added in March, indicating that the long-tepid labor market recovery is slowing down again even as stocks and corporate earnings rip higher.”

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4 Comments

  1. Mike

    July 3, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Gas is up $1.00 in AZ over last year. I am retired and can’t afford this president and his wasted money.

  2. Dwight Mann

    July 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    We were in LOCKDOWN last July fourth, no group gatherings mask mandates, businesses closed, no indoor dining. Toliet paper shortage, food shortages had all started.

  3. Susan Ball Winterscheidt

    July 4, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Only an idiot would make such a claim. There was no celebrating July 4th last year!!!

  4. Nick

    July 4, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Just wait. Just wait. Worse is yet to come. This is only the beginning of President Dope’s antics. He lives in a far left world, starving the oxygen out of the country. The Pelosi’s and Shumer’s are in love with this man …. for their own gain in the end. God help us all if President Dope’s sidekick ever gets the nod. Nick

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Report: Texas Cop Missed Chance To Shoot Gunman At Uvalde Elementary School

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A Uvalde police officer armed with a rifle requested to shoot the gunman who committed the mass shooting outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, before the gunman entered the elementary school, a report revealed on Wednesday.

Some of the 21 victims killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School, including 19 children, likely “could have been saved,” according to the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT).

The 26-page report reveals that “Prior to the suspect’s entry into the building at 11:33:00, according to statements, a Uvalde Police Officer on scene at the crash site observed the suspect carrying a rifle outside the west hall entry. The officer, armed with a rifle, asked his supervisor for permission to shoot the suspect. However, the supervisor either did not hear or responded too late. The officer turned to get confirmation from his supervisor and when he turned back to address the suspect, he had entered the west hallway unabated.”

The report additionally notes that the officer would have been justified in using deadly force to stop the gunman without the supervisor’s confirmation.

“The officer was justified in using deadly force to stop the attacker. Texas Penal Code § 9.32, DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON states, an individual is justified in using deadly force when the individual reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary to prevent the commission of murder (amongst other crimes),” the report states. “In this instance, the UPD officer would have heard gunshots and/or reports of gunshots and observed an individual approaching the school building armed with a rifle. A reasonable officer would conclude in this case, based upon the totality of the circumstances, that use of deadly force was warranted.”

“Furthermore, the UPD officer was approximately 148 yards from the west hall exterior door,” it continues. “One-hundred and forty-eight yards is well within the effective range of an AR-15 platform. The officer did comment that he was concerned that if he missed his shot, the rounds could have penetrated the school and injured students. We also note that current State of Texas standards for patrol rifle qualifications do not require officers to fire their rifles from more than 100 yards away from the target. It is, therefore, possible that the officer had never fired his rifle at a target that was that far away.”

“Ultimately, the decision to use deadly force always lies with the officer who will use the force. If the officer was not confident that he could both hit his target and of his backdrop if he missed, he should not have fired,” the report notes.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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