A Bidenomics pitch to low-information voters backfired bigly as social media sounded off on the president’s plan to address — “surprise” concert ticket fees.
“Are you seriously talking about concert tickets with what is happening at our southern border right now?”
With the Strategic Petroleum Reserve depleted, inflation devaluing the currency — forcing more Americans into living paycheck to paycheck — and a wide-open border just part of a foreign policy strategy eroding national sovereignty, making the United States a joke abroad, President Joe Biden served up another unserious priority for the world to laugh at.
The official X account of the president doubled back to a promise from this year’s State of the Union address and expressed, “Concert tickets are hard enough to get, you shouldn’t have to pay surprise service fees on top of that. My Administration is working to crack down on those junk fees, so you know what you are paying for up front.”
Concert tickets are hard enough to get, you shouldn’t have to pay surprise service fees on top of that.
My Administration is working to crack down on those junk fees, so you know what you are paying for up front.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 24, 2023
In February, Biden touted the Junk Fee Prevention Act and railed against “surprise resort fees” from hotels, charges from “cable, Internet, and cellphone companies,” and “service fees on tickets to concerts and sporting events” that “make it harder for you to pay your bills or afford that family trip.”
As a reminder, by the end of August, “Biden [had] spent all or part of 382 of his presidency 957 days — or 40% — on personal overnight trips away from the White House, putting him on pace to become America’s most idle commander-in-chief,” the New York Post had reported.
However, the staffers within the administration failed to realize that such behavior was far from the norm, let alone when economic policies have left tens of millions struggling to make ends meet.
“I legit thought this was a parody account,” wrote attorney Jenin Younes. “I’m worried about the absurd interest rate on my mortgage and the fact my groceries are 50 percent more than they were three years ago. I couldn’t care less about concert tickets.”
Likewise, author Carol Roth called out, “People can’t afford the basic costs of living, but sure, let’s talk about concert tickets.”
I legit thought this was a parody account. I’m worried about the absurd interest rate on my mortgage and the fact my groceries are 50 percent more than they were three years ago. I couldn’t care less about concert tickets
— Jenin Younes (former handle @leftylockdowns1) (@JeninYounesEsq) September 24, 2023
People can’t afford the basic costs of living, but sure, let’s talk about concert tickets.
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) September 24, 2023
Wigga, lower the gas prices! We can’t even make it to the concert!
— Shemeka Michelle (@ShemekaMichelle) September 24, 2023
Were the Biden administration making headway on any of a number of issues impacting the daily lives of Americans, like gas prices, violent crime and a drug epidemic devastating communities, such low-priority concerns could be something the public would unite on. As it was, with millions having entered the country illegally since his inauguration and billions getting forked over to Ukraine while devastated domestic communities were ignored, the public did a check on the presidential priorities.
Are you seriously talking about concert tickets with what is happening at our southern border right now?
— ThēPrìcklyThìstle (@TheeThistle) September 24, 2023
Joe, there’s over 75,000 homeless people in LA alone.. can we crack down on that first?
— FAZE RAIN (@FaZe_Rain) September 24, 2023
The millions of illegals you have let in will be thrilled.
— MAZE (@mazemoore) September 24, 2023
For some, it was abundantly clear after a new poll suggested the possibility that Biden was even losing the youth vote in a head-to-head matchup with former President Donald Trump, that the incumbent was desperate to pander as he had before the midterms, promoting a plan to wipe out student debt.
Hail mary to the youth vote who don’t ever show up
— Spreadsheeticus (@spreadsheeticus) September 24, 2023
Pretty pathetic, isn’t it. What are these clowns going to come up next week to pander for votes.
— Lonetreebill (@WilliamStegema5) September 25, 2023
Glad you’re focused on this and not… y’know… Hawaii.
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) September 24, 2023
— Bryant Suellentrop (@SullyBusiness) September 24, 2023
— Not Jim Cramer (@CramerTracker) September 24, 2023
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