In Communist dictatorships, you knew how bad things were by how much the authorities were willing to admit. If an outbreak killed a thousand people, it would be denied. If it killed a million people, they would admit that a small outbreak had killed a few hundred people. Before Stalin died, he was never sick. Once he died, it was announced that he was in poor health.
Treat Biden’s latest admission the same way.
Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday that the prospect of a “slight recession” is possible but that he doesn’t anticipate it – even as experts are sounding the alarm about the future of the American and global economies.
“I don’t think there will be a recession. If it is, it will be a very slight recession. That is we’ll move down slightly,” Biden told Tapper in his first exclusive interview with CNN since taking office, adding later, “It is possible. Look, it’s possible. I don’t anticipate it.”
We’re months into a recession. Biden’s response is to deny it and then admit that there might be a “slight recession”. That tells you how bad the administration thinks it is. It’s moving on from flat denials to trying to minimize public perception of the economic disaster.
That’s the approach Biden’s people took with Bidenflation.
“As our economy has come roaring back, we’ve seen some price increases,” Biden said. “Some folks have raised worries that this could be a sign of persistent inflation, but that’s not our view. Our experts believe, and the data shows, that most of the price increases we’ve seen were expected and expected to be temporary.”
They’re still saying this.
If there are reports that an asteroid is headed for the earth, and the Biden administration claims that it probably won’t hit us, but admits it might make a small impact, get ready for the worst.