The Biden administration responded to skyrocketing grocery prices today by making an absurd claim to excuse it:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 8, 2021
If you take out beef, pork and poultry, the “price increases are more in line with a historical norms.”
In other words, if you take out the entire meat section of the store, this really isn’t that big a deal, right?
I’m sure that’s going to make families struggling to pay higher grocery bills feel a lot better. Geez.
Here are some of the responses mocking Deese’s excuse making:
"If you don't count the Taliban and stranding Americans, Afghanistan was a huge success."
— Razor (@hale_razor) September 8, 2021
"Well Bob, if you take away all the food people eat you'll notice there's not much change from historical norms" https://t.co/7YojecqnZT
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 8, 2021
This reminds me of the time the WH tried to tout saving $0.16 on a BBQ.
This time apparently, we have to omit all meat from our grocery list, and then maybe we won't notice the price increases as much. https://t.co/A1gk6jVZ6z
— Michele Perez Exner (@michelepexner) September 8, 2021
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? https://t.co/bIieCPZSoR
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) September 8, 2021