Democrats are going to extreme lengths to conceal just how badly the economy is doing.
The falsehoods they’re pushing are completely outrageous.
And one top Democrat just tried to hide a huge Biden administration failure with this horrific lie to struggling Americans.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) implied that Americans struggling due to inflation this holiday season was a lie being pushed by the right.
“Things you won’t see on Fox News today,” Newsom posted Wednesday on X. “Prices for Thanksgiving are down — from Turkey to air travel.”
Attached to the post was a graph of various Thanksgiving foods showing how they were down in price compared to 2022.
However, the information was so misleading that X had to include factual context to Newsom’s post.
“While the cost of Thanksgiving dinner has decreased from 2022, it remains 25% higher than the average price before the pandemic in 2019,” X added to the post.
But Newsom was simply regurgitating the same talking-points the Biden White House had just tried to push on Americans.
During a White House press briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre used a menu and broke down the cost of each traditional dish served at the Thanksgiving meal.
“While inflation caused by the pandemic and Russia’s war continues to be a challenge, we have seen important progress. Just in time for holiday travel, gas prices are down a dollar and 70 cents from their peak, airline tickets are down 13 percent over the last year and car rentals are down about 10 percent,” Jean-Pierre said.
“And as we start preparing our Thanksgiving meals, grocery inflation is at its lowest level in over two years with prices for eggs, milk, bacon and fresh veggies lower than last year. In fact, according to the American Farm Bureau, the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner fell this year. Prices are down for turkey, stuffing peas, cranberries, pie crust and whipping cream,” Jean-Pierre continued.
But a report published by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows the full picture.
Their report found that the average cost for a Thanksgiving meal for ten people this year came to $61.17 – which IS lower than 2022’s average cost by 4.5% at $64.05.
However, 2023’s Thanksgiving cost is up by 14.7% compared to 2021 at $53.31, and up a whopping 25% compared to 2019 when the Thanksgiving meal for ten would have cost $48.91.
“According to AFBF’s national Thanksgiving survey, 2023 will have the second most expensive Thanksgiving meal in the survey’s 38-year history,” the AFBF wrote in the final report. “A reduction in 4.5% of the Thanksgiving meal was predominantly driven by a reduced cost of turkey, but also by reductions in seven of eleven surveyed dinner items. Although survey prices have begun to come down, food price inflation remains a real issue and serves as a constraint on the budget of all U.S. consumers.”
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