The Biden-Harris administration is horribly out of touch with everyday Americans and this Ron Klain tweet proves it.
In the summer, the White House tried to gaslight you that the inflation that you were seeing wasn’t real and if you could save a whopping $0.16 on a very strange July 4th BBQ if you followed their shopping list.
It was clearly meant to distract from the noticeable increase in prices at grocery stores and at the gas pump. The administration was trying to gaslight you.
They’re trying to do it again.
President White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain was slammed for endorsing a tweet on Thursday that said that inflation and supply chain issues were “high class problems.”
“Most of the economic problems we’re facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems. We wouldn’t have had them if the unemployment rate was still 10 percent. We would instead have had a much worse problem,” Harvard professor Jason Furman wrote in a tweet that Klain retweeted, saying, “This,” with emoji hands pointing downward.
Furman served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama.
Since taking office, the Biden administration has overseen a rising inflation rate that reached its highest point in 13 years. The surge has been accompanied in a rise in prices for food, gas, cars, TVs, and a variety of imported goods.
Source: Fox News
Now, this isn’t just a random retweet from Klain who really, really loves his Twitter account.
He’s a SwampRat Democrat operative that has been hovering around Washington and Democrat administrations for years. He had a profitable career in law — and was partner at O’Melveny & Myers for a few years. Klain has also been a lobbyist and a political consultant, and was Chief of Staff for Vice President Al Gore as well as for V.P. Joe Biden from 2009-2011. He also served in the Obama Administration as the White House Ebola Response Coordinator in 2014.
Matthew Continetti of the American Enterprise Institute and Founding Editor of the Washington Free Beacon wrote about Klain’s big 60th birthday bash back in July which also happened to shed some light on the outsized role that Klain plays in this administration.
Klain is the most powerful chief of staff in recent memory, the beating heart of Joe Biden’s White House, a man whose portfolio is so wide-ranging and whose boss is so (let’s face it) odd that Republicans on Capitol Hill refer to him as “Prime Minister Klain.” Like most Washingtonians, he is a well-degreed workaholic, a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Law School who has spent decades rotating from positions in Democratic administrations to lucrative gigs at the intersection of law, technology, and finance. He calls his expensive home in Chevy Chase, Md., “the house that O’Melveny built,” after legal giant O’Melveny & Myers, where he was a partner from 2001 to 2004.
You will sometimes notice that Clash Daily refers to Klain in a similar way —
President Ron Klain.
It’s interesting that Biden picked Klain because, in May of 2019, Klain had said that the Obama Administration “did every possible thing wrong” with the 2009 H1N1 swine flu. Maybe he figures it would’ve just been better if everyone had listened to Ron.
Now, Ron is the guy that’s likely deciding what is written on Biden’s talking points cards. Fantastic.
Here is a screenshot of the tweet with a live link to it in case he deletes it.
To suggest that inflation and supply chains are “high class problems” is an interesting strategy since they’re both going to hit everyone.
Clearly, this will hurt the poor the most since they don’t have the extra cash to pony up as inflation outpaces wages.
Add to that a universal vaccine mandate that will punish many of the “essential workers” in 2020 who were out there day after day earning a wage. Some of these “vaccine-hesitant” people already had COVID and don’t see the point in getting jabbed if they have natural immunity.
But, they’ll continue to be vilified by journos who sat out the pandemic in their lofts waiting for their UberEats order to arrive as they hammered on their keyboards about the necessity of lockdowns and extreme COVID responses — which destroyed small businesses and caused the supply chain breakdown.
Some of those journos furiously tweet out their ridiculous hot-takes hoping for that sought-after
President Klain retweet.
As you can see from the example above, the more bizarre the take, the better.
President Klain has a real predilection for the really out-there stuff — he was retweeting unhinged WaPo “conservative” Jennifer Rubin so frequently that it became a news story.
Of course, “Republicans pounced” on the tweet.
.@WHCOS is wrong. Having lived in a trailer park in the 70s with high inflation, I can assure you that rising prices are not a “high class” problem. It hurts low-income families the most. https://t.co/0bBozKSzHu
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) October 14, 2021
Just the White House Chief of Staff calling the rising price of gas, food, and housing a “high class” problem. Outrageous! The American people are hurting and deserve better leadership. https://t.co/pxifShcctD
— House GOP Policy (@GOPpolicy) October 14, 2021
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) October 14, 2021
Inflation is a “high class problem”?
Do you understand anything, Ronald? Inflation affects every American who earns a pay check, and supply chain bottlenecks effect every American who buys bread and milk to feed their families. https://t.co/vFfD1mPkvB
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 14, 2021
But it isn’t just what you buy… it also devalues your savings which, to quote the current Puppet President, is “A big f**king deal!”
Apparently the Biden Administration think only rich people save money. https://t.co/MlJtSiP2Jt
— CT GOP (@CTGOP) October 14, 2021
It wasn’t just GOP politicians and the “official” Republican accounts that were taking Klain to the woodshed for this bizarre take — other right-leaning commentators, reporters, and organizations did, too.
Disconnected from reality 👇👇 https://t.co/2wvYcMdj49
— Independent Women’s Voice (@IWV) October 14, 2021
The most OUT-OF-TOUCH administration in HISTORY… https://t.co/KOtjpU16qN
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) October 14, 2021
Your White House thinks your skyrocketing grocery and gas bills are “high class problems” https://t.co/N60YHme3Zl
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 14, 2021
White House chief of staff thinks that paying up to 50% more for groceries is a “high class problem.” This White House is so out of touch with working Americans. https://t.co/2LyF9UGy2l
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) October 14, 2021
Hardworking middle-class Americans are struggling to pay for food, gas and other daily essentials, but the White House just calls that “high-class problems”… https://t.co/a8dzeZITYa
— Wesley Hunt (@WesleyHuntTX) October 14, 2021
Hard to imagine a more ignorant, arrogant or elitist statement than dismissing runaway inflation and collapsed supply chains as “high class problems.” https://t.co/RCqKkRnZ7c
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) October 14, 2021
Apparently this is a “high class problem”: “Nearly half the homes in the U.S. use natural gas for heat, and they could pay an average $746 this winter, 30% more than a year ago”https://t.co/oTHqYdJ7aE https://t.co/o1VtBe1oFB
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 14, 2021
So the White House’s message to retirees and families whose wealth is potentially being destroyed is that inflation is a high class problem https://t.co/DXApyzIn5n
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) October 14, 2021
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) October 14, 2021
Yep, a lack of truck drivers and the influx of millions of illegal aliens are “high class problems” that only impact the rich. Same thing with the price of steak and gas, they really only impact rich whitey. Shut up and eat your gruel, you don’t know how good you have it, loser. https://t.co/kQbdAOstY5
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 14, 2021
How is struggling to support a family a “high class” problem?
Many American families would like to know.
I’ll wait… https://t.co/caVErADCpP
— Mary Vought (@MaryVought) October 14, 2021
Some of the criticism noted that it’s not exactly a great message.
“Inflation is a high-class problem.”
Tell that to the single mom paying at least $1 more/gal for gas and 5% more at the grocery store. https://t.co/VTisBEhKzh
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) October 14, 2021
I’m not sure that the messaging of ‘inflation and product shortages are high class problems that are only here because unemployment is under 10%’ is a good one. https://t.co/TTBYmADJon
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 14, 2021
Good luck with ‘actually high prices and scarcity are good’ message. https://t.co/iNniiQTMCl
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) October 14, 2021
Struggling to pay for food, fuel, and housing because of rising prices is not a “high class problem.”
Biden is making everyone worse off, but instead of stopping the damage, their strategy is to try to gaslight Americans. https://t.co/wQE2uDofrl
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) October 14, 2021
Please, oh please, oh PLEASE keep talking like this @RonaldKlain bc you continually emphasize how wildly out of touch you are with real America. Only in your world does inflation hit just “the high class” and trillions in spending “costs ZERO”… smh. https://t.co/5urVoiFWSb
— Rep. Bill Huizenga (@RepHuizenga) October 14, 2021