The White House continues to look for scapegoats for the massive inflation that its Godzilla spending bill helped create.
On Monday, the White House attacked Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. It asked, “why one of the wealthiest individuals on Earth opposes an economic agenda for the middle class that cuts some of the biggest costs families face, fights inflation for the long haul, and adds to the historic deficit reduction.”
Bezos responded on Twitter, accusing the White House of trying to “muddy the topic”:
Bezos started the exchange with his Friday night referral of Biden’s absurd tweet suggesting business tax hikes are a cure for inflation to Biden’s new Ministry of Truth:
And Bezos followed that over the weekend by slamming Biden’s deficit reduction boasts by pointing out that Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) had saved the Biden administration “from themselves” by blocking the Govzilla spending bill Biden wanted to pass.
We can understand why Bezos gets under Biden’s skin. In its new poll, NBCasked respondents about the most important problem facing the country. A full 40% named inflation, jobs, and the economy. The war in Ukraine placed seventh on the list, and COVID was barely on the list at all. A full 65% said their income is not keeping up with rising costs.
Bezos gets what the concerns of average Americans are, while the White House is furious at its inability to change the subject or blame anyone but its own actions in creating the crisis.