When asked when Americans may anticipate relief from rising prices, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre praised Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan and Inflation Reduction Act.
Edward Lawrence of FOX Business asked Jean-Pierre whether she had a “timeline for when Americans can start feeling some economic pain relief” during the White House press conference.
Regarding the Inflation Reduction Act, early in the following year, people will start to see some of its effects when considering energy costs and Medicare’s potential advantages. She then asserted that the price of petrol has decreased and that over-the-counter hearing aids will help, saying, “So, we’ll see some movement on that early next year.”
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In response, the reporter pointed out that inflation started to show up in other economic sectors roughly 18 months after gas prices started to rise.
In April of 2021, the president signed the American Rescue Plan, she said, adding that “only Democrats” voted in favor of the massive spending plan, claiming it “helped the American people.”
Emma Vaughn, the press secretary for the Republican National Committee, responded to a clip of Jean-Pierre that linked 18 months of inflation to the passage of the 18-month-old American Rescue Plan by tweeting, “Ding, ding, ding!”
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Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, continued, “She now gets it.”
Republican staffer Matt Whitlock joked on Twitter after publishing a graph demonstrating how inflation rose after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s passage, saying, “Oh we remember, @PressSec.”
Tommy Pigott, the RNC’s director of fast response, added on Twitter, “Sounds like cause and effect.”
Kevin Hern, a congressman from Oklahoma and a Republican, simply said, “Exactly!”
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Jean-Pierre was attacked by conservatives who claimed that the Inflation Reduction Act would not help until “early next year.”
Chad Felix Green, a conservative analyst, stated that the economy needs time to warm up.
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Enjoy the holidays, FOLKS,” Eddie Scarry wrote in his column for The Federalist.
Derek Hunter, a columnist for Townhall.com, said: “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for your vote today.”
Director of CRTV engagement Jason Howerton shouted, “GOD She’s So Bad at This Please Replace Her Already.”
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Lindsay Kornick of Fox News contributed to this story.