Posted Sep 26, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
A new report by the Heritage Foundation claims that the average American had lost over $4,200 in annual income since Biden was sworn in due to rate hikes and inflation. They clearly are not factoring in retirement accounts or other investments, as most have lost substantially more.
Consumer prices are up 12.7% since January 2021, equating to each American losing $3,000 in purchasing power. The foundation estimates that the higher cost of borrowing has cost Americans another $1,200 annually. Mortgages have doubled, consumer debt is rising, and every area of life costs substantially more.
EJ Antoni of the foundation points out that Biden failed to act as inflation began to rise and pushed Congress to continue spending. The Fed miscalculated the situation and called the situation “transitory” while allowing the printing press to roll. Both Biden and the Fed attempted to dismiss inflation to avoid responsibility. Antoni stated:
“This financial catastrophe for American families is the direct result of a president and Congress addicted to spending our money, combined with a Federal Reserve compliantly enabling this addiction by printing more dollars. Washington recklessly spent trillions of dollars it did not have and paid for it with newly printed money, causing rampant inflation that has destroyed people’s purchasing power and jeopardized Americans’ financial futures.”
All gains under the Trump era have been erased in less than two years. Biden began paying people to sit at home and not work when he took office. Thousands were forced to leave their jobs due to COVID mandates. When people went back to work, the current administration led the public to believe that they were doing well due to higher wages, when in reality, inflation consumed any gains.
Biden eliminated America’s energy independence and created an energy crisis domestically that did not previously exist. Biden put America in direct confrontation with Russia and continues to funnel billions through Ukraine when some American cities do not even have clean drinking water. The $4,200 estimate is extremely low, considering that major US indexes are significantly down. Simply put, we are all worse off under the Biden Administration.