Today at a White House event, Council of Economic Advisers chair Cecilia Rouse took some questions from reporters.
Letâs focus on one of the questions because Rouseâs answer was pretty much the usual White House spin. This from a Washington Post reporter was less of a question and more of a way to tee up an opportunity for Rouse to present the administrationâs desired narrative:
WashPost's Annie Linskey simping for the White House: "Given the good news that you've mentioned and the trendlines that have been very, very positive, why do you think this president is not getting credit from voters on â for steering the economy in the right direction?" pic.twitter.com/pbQWYBQirA
â Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 4, 2022
Question: âGiven the good news that youâve mentioned and the trendlines that have been very, very positive, why do you think this president is not getting credit from voters on â for steering the economy in the right direction?â
Answer: âWell I think thatâs a really complicated question. We know that the America Rescue Plan was really an insurance policy for this economy. What we know is that there are millions more families â you know, weâve createdâŚ the economy created 7.4 million jobs over the past year during this presidency.â
The answer went on from there, but you get the point. The Biden administration is counting jobs that were restored after the shutdowns as âjobs createdâ under Biden and the tactic couldnât be more obvious. People recognize the economic BS that this administration is shoveling and thatâs why Bidenâs approval remains low. But as you can see, there are many âjournalistsâ who are ready, willing and able to help the White House with their spin instead of challenging them on it.
These people have absolutely no shame whatsoever https://t.co/08dLKx44ft
â Al Walsh (@14AdotWalsh) March 4, 2022
đ¤Ą đ¤Ą đ¤Ą https://t.co/OGgobQpBTf
â Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) March 4, 2022
â Robert O'Brien (@robrien1968) March 4, 2022
Nothing like selling your soul to the liberals. Has she bought groceries or put gas in her car lately ?
â E (@adamczyk247) March 4, 2022
Apparently life is still really nice and rosy inside the Beltway bubble.