No, this isn’t The Onion…
And this isn’t the Babylon Bee, either.
Unfortunately for us, this is real life.
The Biden regime is bragging about the economy.
Specifically, the White House released a tweet yesterday celebrating that cookouts and hot dogs are $0.16 cheaper this year.
According to them, this is proof that the economy is strong and that the “Biden economic plan” is working.
See the official White House tweet below:
Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news. 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. pic.twitter.com/7h9qLauIbC
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 1, 2021
The worst part?
The White House didn’t realize how tone deaf this is.
Millions are out of work.
Inflation is eating away at people’s pay checks.
The national deficit is skyrocketing, which will lead to higher taxes in the future.
The Biden White House wants to brag about 16 cents?!
Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to defend the White House’s terrible tweet.
China is ramping up their threatening rhetoric, gas prices are through the roof, and Psaki is talking about hot dog prices.pic.twitter.com/uefzjvJbD9
— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) July 2, 2021
Fortunately, people are beginning to wake up.
Jen Psaki and the Biden regime were mocked ruthlessly on social media.
See some of the responses from real Americans below:
When would 16 cents have been a significant savings? 1823?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 3, 2021
Thanks Biden it just cost me $900 to build a Birdhouse
But I saved 16 cents on my hotdogs
— vince langman (@LangmanVince) July 3, 2021
You lost your job in anti-scientific economic lockdowns, your kid was out of school for a year, gas is now $3 a gallon, and inflation is soaring.
But at least you saved 16 cents on hot dogs.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 2, 2021
The Biden Administration says Americans will save 16 cents on their July Fourth BBQ.
Yet they will spend 86 cents more on gas driving to the store to buy it.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) July 2, 2021
Look what I got from the grocery store with the 16 cents I saved
Thanks Biden 👇 pic.twitter.com/UoaQfZFQvo
— vince langman (@LangmanVince) July 2, 2021
Deeply grateful to Joe Biden for 16 cents for a hot dog! Sure will help offset the $1 a gallon increase in gas & 50% increase in beef an 400% increase in lumber. Dang Joe-you’re a financial wizard! https://t.co/2aSdKyDc93
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 2, 2021
President Trump actually had a great economy.
Trump presented us with the lowest unemployment rates ever recorded, especially for minority communities.
Black unemployment, Hispanic unemployment, and Asian unemployment were at historic lows thanks to President Trump.
Now that’s brag-worthy!
Instead, the Biden regime can only brag about $0.16 savings on hot dogs.
Even Newsweek, which is extremely liberal according to many, is covering the internet backlash:
The Biden administration boasted on Thursday that cost of a Fourth of July cookout went down by 16 cents in 2021 compared to 2020, prompting backlash on social media.
The White House issued a tweet touting modest price decreases in foods popular over the holiday weekend. Savings highlighted in the tweet included the cost of a 13-ounce bag of potato chips dropping by 1 percent and a three-pound portion of center cut pork chops plummeting by 2 percent. A 32-ounce serving of pork and beans, listed at $1.90, represented the largest savings at a 13 percent reduction.
“Planning a cookout this year?” the tweet asked, alongside an animated image listing the price drops. “Ketchup on the news. 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.”
A similar press release was issued from the White House. Twitter was largely unimpressed.
“16 cents?” tweeted Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price. “Home prices are going up 24% annually right now. The median home goes up 16 cents every 1.3 seconds right now.”
“This is amazing! Just bought a house with all of the $0.16 cents I saved from hot dogs,” comedian and writer Mohanad Elsheiky tweeted.
Twitter user @HRahmanNoodles said that the White House tweet showed that “reality is no longer distinguishable from satire.”
“One of the great benefits of having a 78-year-old president is that he can just kill memes instantly by tweeting them,” tweeted Yair Rosenberg, senior writer at Tablet magazine. “This is a step in the right direction, and I hope to see more of it.”
“Where’s my $0.16 check?” asked Twitter user @JesseDoctor.
User @ohDaveio responded to the White House tweet’s selection of highlighted foods by commenting “ah that classic cookout food, pan full of ground beef.”
“Thank God the cicadas were plentiful,” @Cvetin tweeted, referring to reports of people eating cicadas.
“So what are you doing with your 16 cents,” tweeted @trio1111.
See some more of the hilarious responses below:
DOOCY: "Does the White House think 16 cents off a bbq has more of an impact on people's lives than gas being a dollar more?@PressSec: "I would say if you don't like hot dogs, you might not care about the reduction of cost." pic.twitter.com/WYmxekL5FS
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 2, 2021
16 cents! Amazing work! pic.twitter.com/yAydQkuEon
— Sean Southard (@sean_southard) July 1, 2021
$.16 savings… over your whole 4th of July BBQ. Yup 16 cents… YUGE savings!!!! as long as you didn’t have to drive to pick it up in which case after about a few yards of driving you’re in the hole. Great job Joe. Thanks for highlighting. https://t.co/qGXkjUxRom
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 2, 2021
When gas prices went up but you saved .16 cents on your bbq pic.twitter.com/vDp5af6317
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 2, 2021
Only communists would tell people to be grateful for saving 16 cents on a BBQ while they can't afford to fill up their gas tanks.
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) July 3, 2021
Telling. Biden is (rightfully) worried about inflation, as this defensive tweet reveals.
In the past year, lumber prices are up 340% & the average price of gas has skyrocketed from $2.18 to $3.13…but, hey, you’ve got 16 cents for a hot dog! https://t.co/YfKxgvywE2
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 3, 2021
The scary part?
The White House expects us to be excited about this.
They expect us to be excited about bread crumbs.
This must mean that the White House knows that the economy is in worse shape than most people realize.
Sooner or later, Biden’s disastrous policies will begin hurting every day Americans.
Fox News has more details on this historically embarrassing tweet:
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pushed back on Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy’s question about a pun-filled tweet from 1600 Pennsylvania Av celebrating a reported 16-cent drop in the cost of an Independence Day barbecue.
“Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news,” the White House tweeted Thursday. “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.”
“Sixteen cents?” Doocy asked after noting the tweet.
Psaki replied that there has “been a reduction in some of the costs of key components” of barbecuing. Doocy followed-up by asking whether such a discount is truly impactful given the more-than-$1-per-gallon rise in gas prices since Biden took office – as the administration has taken several steps to curtail America’s energy production.
“I would say, if you don’t like hot dogs, you may not care of the reduction of cost. You don’t have to like hot dogs,” Psaki replied, adding that Biden’s “Build Back Better Agenda” continues to produce its intended results.
However, last month the Bureau of Economic Analysis released data showing overall food prices rising 0.4% since March – an entire percentage increase from this time in 2020.
Beef and pork, the most common base meats in BBQ, have seen sizeable spikes in price over the past year, with beef increasing more than 3%, and pork up 2.6% according to the bureau.
In addition, some experts are predicting a potential shortage in propane and propane tanks, which are used for heating not only barbecue grills but pools and mountain cabins as Americans head outside to enjoy summertime.
What about you?
Are you excited about your 16 cents?
If so, let us know what you plan to do with your 16 cents in the comments section below.