Van Jones: Joe Biden’s Economy Making Things ‘Worse’ for the Black Community
'Gas prices, food prices, really walloped the black community in a particular way'
Political commentator Van Jones said that President Joe Biden needs to take the economy more “seriously” and how it affects the black community.
Jones admitted that inflation and the record-high gas prices have “really walloped the black community" under Biden.
He later pointed out how black voters had shown up to vote in recent elections, arguing things had actually gotten “worse.”
“I think for African American voters, in particular, there is a special heartbreak because, first of all, the pain is more intense,” Jones outlined.
“You know, the rising gas prices, food prices, really walloped the black community in a particular way.”
“But the hopes were so much higher,” he continued.
“And so, you have a community that came out in huge numbers in 2018; huge numbers in 2020, expecting things to get a lot better, and instead, economically at least, it didn’t come true — it got worse," he said.
"And so, you’re going through a summer now of heartbreak with black voters."
"The polls show that, and I think Biden’s got to take it very seriously.”
Behind the scenes
Most of the officials in Biden's administration, who handle America's economic policies, have zero years of business experience, Neon Nettle reported earlier this week.
The explosive new analysis was published by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity.
The report reveals that Biden’s administration has very few business-oriented officials in the administration.
The vast majority of "experts" handling economic policy for the United States government under Biden have no business experience whatsoever.
The 15-page report was authored by economist Steve Moore and the Committee to Unleash Prosperity‘s executive director Jon Decker.
The report is titled: “Not Ready for Prime Time Players: Majority of Biden Appointees have Zero Years of Business Experience.”
The report analyzes the backgrounds of the “top 68 officials in the Biden administration, starting with the president himself, and including cabinet members, regulatory officials, and White House advisers.”
Despite Biden's claim that Americans are saving more since he took office, data shows the complete opposite with inflation eating into rainy-day funds.
The Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) showed that the average American had just 5.4 percent of their paycheck left to save after covering living expenses.
It now sits much lower than the all-time record of 33.8 percent that was recorded in April 2020.
It also sits below the average amount Americans had available to save each month over the last decade.