Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has asked the Biden administration’s new misinformation council to review the president’s tweet, claiming that rising inflation can be curbed by raising corporate taxes.
Joe Biden, who faced criticism over 40-year high rates of 8.3 percent, tweeted on Friday that higher corporate taxation would help ease economic tensions affecting Americans.
“Do you want to reduce inflation? “Let’s make sure the richest corporations pay their fair share,” Biden wrote on Twitter.
Bezos answered within hours, arguing that the president linked two separate questions, which only led to misdirection, and that he should be responsible for the Homeland Security Department’s misinformation committee.
“The newly formed Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or it may have to create a new Non Sequitur Board instead,” Bezos wrote on Twitter.
“It is good to discuss corporate tax increases. The debate on taming inflation is crucial. Bringing them together is just the wrong direction. ”
President Joe Biden has said that raising corporate taxes will help deal with inflation
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said the president’s claim was wrong and called on the new DHS disinformation council to review Biden’s tweet.
Inflation is as high as 40 years ago, Biden seemed to blame corporate taxes and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
The Disinformation Council was established last month to combat the spread of misinformation in minority communities and to provide communities with resources and tools to help individuals prevent radicalization to violence.
However, the board of directors has been widely criticized for being set up half a year ago in 2022, where the president’s party is expected to suffer heavy losses, and seems hypocritical because the Biden administration has been criticized for trying to turn problems in their favor.
The administration has previously claimed that the war in Ukraine is causing inflation and a sharp rise in gas prices, even though both were significantly high before the Russian invasion.
Rather than corporate taxes, interest rates were seen as a key figure in reducing inflation.
The Federal Reserve has begun raising interest rates to slow lending and spending enough to cool inflation after the peak of the pandemic.
“Inflation is too high and we understand the difficulties it is causing, and we are urgently trying to push it back,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said earlier this week.
Inflation started to rise in April 2021, which means that annual increases are now starting from a higher base level
In an interview with the Marketplace on Thursday, he was asked what he would say to someone who loses his job or loses his salary as the Fed tries to stifle inflation spending.
“So I would say that we fully understand and appreciate how painful inflation is, and that we have the tools and determination to reduce it to two percent, and that we will.
“I will also say that the process of reducing inflation to two percent will also involve some pain, but in the end it would be most painful if we could not deal with it and inflation would be anchored in the economy at high levels. and we know what it’s like.
“And it is only people who lose the value of their pay due to high inflation, and in the end we would have to go through a much deeper decline. And so we really have to avoid it. ”
The Ministry of Labor’s Wednesday report stated that the consumer price index rose by 0.3 percent in April compared to the previous month, which is 8.3 percent more than a year ago, compared to an increase of 8.5 percent in March.
The food index rose 9.4 percent from last year, the largest 12-month increase since 1981, and the energy index rose 30.3 percent from the previous year.
Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called “core” inflation reached 6.3 percent in the 12 months ended April, a slight decline from 6.5 percent in March.
As a worrying sign that inflation has taken root, core prices have jumped 0.6 percent from March to April – double the 0.3 percent increase from February to March.
This increase was supported by sharp increases in the prices of air tickets, hotel rooms and new cars. Rental costs also increased significantly.
Along with inflation, Biden came under fire for setting up a Disinformation Council, which opponents called “Orwellian” and “non-American.”
House leaders leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday that President Joe Biden had set up a Disinformation Council because Democrats “want to control” the lives of Americans.
Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday that Democrats want control over the information that Americans have access to through the new council.
“Don’t they trust Americans so much that they want to control so many of our lives?” asked the leader of the Republican House during a press conference at the new Homeland Security Council.
“We watched it over and over again,” McCarthy continued. “Why would they want information under control? Because they don’t want you to know the truth. “
He argued that Democrats were trying to hide information pushed by the right, which leftists considered probably all conspiracies. McCarthy says it involves diverting attention from record high inflation and facts around COVID-19.
Republicans immediately condemned the new council, led by so-called Russian misinformation expert Nina Jankowicz, as the dystopian “ministry of truth” of George Orwell’s 1984 novel.
“The president’s Department of Truth is an un-American abuse of power,” McCarthy said during a news conference with other Republican lawmakers, including pro-MAGA deputies Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Jim Jordan of Ohio.
Boebert said at Wednesday’s press briefing at the Capitol: “Make no mistake, freedom of speech is being attacked here in America.”
Board chairwoman Nina Jankowicz has also been criticized by Republicans for many previous comments that clearly show her bias against Donald Trump and her support for the now-revealed allegations of links between the former president’s campaign and Russia.
“She was actively promoting information that was untrue,” McCarthy said of Jankowicz, arguing that her new “role” was to “monitor information” and decide what Americans should believe to be true.
Timeline of the allegations made by Joe Biden’s new Board of Directors misinformation Nina Jankowicz
June 2016 – He shared a link to the now-deleted media post with a mural by Donald Trump kissing Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Putin’s Russia is not a country that no American voter would try to emulate. The United States should not choose a demagogue who intends to do exactly that, “she wrote at the time.
July 2016 – Jankowicz linked Foer’s work entitled “Putin’s Puppet” and tweeted: “But we want a president who has so many shady and cozy ties with Russia? No. So yes, you have to read this piece. “
August 2016 “Manafort is not the only connection between Trump and #Russia and #Putin,” she wrote on Twitter, sharing a statement from DNC National Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach, saying, “Trump’s campaign still maintains strong ties with Russia and the pro-Kremlin elements.”
– She also shared a link to an article about the Clinton campaign along with the comment: “Trump’s bizarre relationship with Russia … Foreign policy matters.”
September 2016 – “Trump’s relations with the Kremlin do not end in Manafort. These are serious people, “she warned in a tweet.
November 1, 2016 – ‘My husband wrote me’ you have a novelty you have to wake up with. ‘ I never thought it would be this. It confirms our worst fears about Trump. I’m horrified, Jankowicz tweeted. He came in response to a tweet from Hillary Clinton’s campaign that Trump had a ‘secret server’ he used to ‘communicate privately with Russia’s Alfa Bank, which is linked to Putin.’
November 6, 2016 – Jankowicz said that “what started a month ago when I joked about Donald Trump’s ‘bromination’ with Putin has in fact become an existential threat to our country.”
She said that after Trump lost, “we never have to talk about him again (until Putin grants him Russian citizenship).”
December 2016 – He called Trump ‘Pinocchio’ in response to Biden’s official, who wrote ‘not at all attracted to the question of whether Trump really called them a’ puppet ‘, Secretary Clinton mockingly named. ”
March 2017 – Months after Trump took office, Jankowicz tweeted “Preach” in response to a screenshot from a Washington Post article entitled “Clinton’s campaign warned you about Russia. But no one listened to us, and Clinton Campaign Director Jennifer Palmieri wrote.
– Former Russian ambassador Michael McFaul said on Twitter that MP Adam Schiff “makes a great statement” after reading Steele Dossier’s discredited allegations in a congressional record. Jankowicz responded in response to a tweet: “I agree, and more importantly – explains why Congress’ investigation into the links between Trump and Russia is an integral part of our democracy.”
June 2020 – Jankowicz directly quoted Steele Dossier in his book How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict
October 15, 2020 – Jankowicz told the Associated Press that there are questions as to whether the infamous laptop belonged to Hunter Biden.
“We should consider it a product of Trump’s campaign,” Jankowicz said at the time of the interview, pointing to the involvement of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Trump’s collaborator Steve Bannon.