Democrats continue to prove to the world just how far separated they are from reality here in America. That, or they're just showing how big of liars they are. Or maybe it's just a little combination of both.
Just this week, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made one of the most ridiculous statements that I've heard all month.
“We have seen some important progress for the American people. A couple of things that I will lay out: We’ve seen real disposable income and real consumer spending both increase in part thanks to the strength of our job market, gas prices are down over $1 per gallon since their peak this summer,” Karine Jean-Pierre said.
Is this lady serious? How on earth does she think that disposable income has gone up? People are paying 11% more for everything and they did not all get 11% raises in their wages. Even if they did get that much of a raise, that's only a break even level.
Gas prices are still up, but here she is touting the fact that gas prices are down more than $1 per gallon since the peak this summer. So what? They're still up a lot since Biden took office.
And let's consider a moment why gas prices are even down to begin with. The war is still waging on between Ukraine and Russia, so they should still be higher. Inflation is still up. Production has gone down. So the only reason that they are coming down is a slight reduction in demand since summer is over and because Joe Biden has severely drained our strategic oil reserve.
In just the last year, Joe Biden has depleted our oil reserves by approximately 33%, and he is still continuing to send oil to all of our enemies while preventing us from being able to drill for more oil in our own country. He has really shot us in both feed and the head.