In a recent column by John Young, he highlights the lack of knowledge among voters and their tendency to believe unsupported claims. He focuses on debunking allegations against Joe Biden, specifically regarding his involvement in his son’s business. Young aims to provide voters with the facts about the economy and hopes to reach those who are influenced by accurate information. He dismisses those who spread conspiracy theories as uninformed individuals.
Moving on to the state of the economy, Young acknowledges that prices are high, but attributes this to the pandemic and Vladimir Putin’s actions. He assures voters that inflation is actually slowing, with the US inflation rate currently standing at 3.67%, a significant drop from 8.26% a year ago. Young also addresses gas prices, blaming Trump’s foreign policies and reminding readers that consumption, especially from large vehicles, contributes to high gas prices.
Shifting focus to employment, Young emphasizes that the country’s unemployment rate is currently at its lowest in half a century, standing at 3.6%. He dismisses claims that Biden’s economic response has been a disaster and refers to an endorsement from David Brooks of the New York Times regarding the positive effects of “Bidenomics.” Young highlights the increase in investment in manufacturing since 2021 and credits the Inflation Control Act for transforming the United States into an incubator for sustainable energy technology.
Young also points out the significant wage growth in the manufacturing sector and its positive impact on non-college graduates. He mentions the strike by auto workers, attributing their discontent to CEOs earning high salaries without adequately sharing the profits. He acknowledges that there are still inequalities in society but asserts that the economy under the Biden administration is not in shambles.
In conclusion, Young challenges the claims of a former disgraced president and emphasizes that the economy may actually be too strong, as evidenced by the frustrations of auto workers. He encourages readers to view the current economic situation with a critical eye and not believe falsehoods spread by uninformed individuals.