It became obvious after the White House Twitter account posted a claim on Twitter about a facetious accomplishment from the Biden administration. The tweet claims that senior citizens have gotten the largest increase in their Social Security checks when compared to the previous 10 years, however, all this does is prove how bad the Biden administration’s economy really is.
The White House’s dumb tweet celebrating the increase in social security checks gets a Twitter fact-check — because they left out the fact that the increase was caused by inflation. pic.twitter.com/6fCC3ZlMQK
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) November 2, 2022
The increase in senior citizens’ Social Security checks is a response to a 1972 law signed by Richard Nixon, codifying into law that when there is an increase in the annual cost in living, then Social Security will compensate for the increase. The Biden administration’s rise in inflation is the reason why the checks have gone up – it’s not that senior citizens on Social Security getting more money, the increase is just what that money would’ve been worth previous to Biden taking office.
CNN’s analysis also notes the president’s claim that September’s unemployment rate was the lowest it has been in 50 years at 3.5%.
Dale wrote that Biden failed to acknowledge that it was a tie with three different months during Trump’s administration in 2019 and 2020.
Biden’s final midterm pitch in recent days has largely avoided the economy. His speech at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday focused on threats to democracy.
“Recent polls have shown that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe our democracy is at risk, that our democracy is under threat. They, too, see that democracy is on the ballot this year, and they’re deeply concerned about it.”
The New York Times also published a report noting Biden’s verbal “fumbles” during a speech in Florida on Nov. 1.
Conservatives noted the articles’ similarities and timing.
CNN, NYT, and WaPo all basically run with the same article within days of each other. All citing falsehoods from weeks ago and earlier. pic.twitter.com/14qK51Z9wx
— AG (@AGHamilton29) November 7, 2022