Bidenflation hurts all Americans

Congressman Jerry Carl

Joe Biden’s America is scary, unaffordable, and unacceptable. According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of March, inflation is up 19.4 percent since Biden took office. When he first entered office, inflation was at 1.4 percent annually. With Biden in the White House, Americans are spending $11,400 more a year on general cost of living expenses, while their wages have decreased. Now, every American is paying more for their necessities and working for less.
The sad reality of Joe Biden’s America consists of prices which have hiked so high Americans cannot afford to have their basic needs met anymore. Not only is the cost of rent up, but paying an electric bill costs nearly 30 percent more. Families cannot afford to live with this Bidenflation. Our costs of food, transportation, and housing have skyrocketed due to the Biden Administration’s failed economic policies. Hardworking American families will continue to suffer as long as Biden is in office. These inflationary price spikes are a tax on the American people.
In 2020, when President Trump was in office, the average monthly cost of a new home was $1,746. After just three years of the Biden Administration, those same monthly payments are $3,322, which is almost double what they used to be. It is obvious Bidenomics does not work, and Americans cannot afford to have Joe Biden in the White House.
Making ends meet has never been harder with Bidenflation; even retirees are going back to work. An estimated one in eight current retired people is entering back into the workforce just to try and afford the basics. Insanely high costs are putting a strain on every single demographic, from young families to those well into their retirement. Living has never been more difficult than in Joe Biden’s America.
Bidenomics is just a bunch of failed policies, which puts every hard working American on the back burner. Americans shouldn’t have to watch their paychecks shrink and pay nearly $1,000 extra every month just to buy the basics. I will continue to fight with my fellow House Republicans to make our nation affordable to live in again. We are working for the American taxpayer, not working to raise prices.
Mayorkas must be held accountable
It’s no secret that the state of our Southern Border is a complete disaster, and there is nobody to blame for that except for the Biden administration and the person they put in place to secure our borders – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.
Securing the border has been and will remain my top priority. I worked to pass H.R. 2, which is the strongest border security bill that has ever passed the House floor. I also helped pass the Homeland Security Appropriations bill that includes $2.1 billion to finish the wall at our southern border, and $496 million for 22,000 new border patrol agents, which is a record high. On top of that, I fully supported the House efforts to impeach Mayorkas back in February for completely failing to do his job. Now, it lies in the hands of the Senate where they must do their job and impeach him.
Secretary Mayorkas has done absolutely nothing to bring relief to the crisis the Biden administration has created. President Biden inherited the lowest rate of illegal immigration in 45 years, and 3 years into his presidency, we are seeing the highest rate ever of illegal immigrants pouring into our country.
As of February 2024, over 9 million illegal immigrants have poured into our country. That is the equivalent to the size of 36 states in the U.S. The state of our border is a growing national security threat with over 160 people from the FBI’s terrorist watch list coming into our country through the Southern Border – and those are just the ones we’ve caught. Not to mention, the massive influx of crime committed by illegal immigrants. When will enough be enough?
Secretary Mayorkas took an oath to defend and protect our country when he was sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security, and he has completely failed to fulfill that oath. There is blood on his hands, and it is past time that he be held accountable for failing to do his job.
We must address this crisis on all fronts and protect all Americans. I have fully supported House Republican’s efforts to secure our Southern Border, but we can’t do it alone. The senate must do its job and join us so we can send a clear message from the American people to the Biden administration that they need to put a stop to this madness.