Inflation has risen substantially since President Joe Biden assumed office in January, but Sean Parnell, a U.S. military vet and candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, says that topic appears to be the next one to fall prey to social media censorship.
“Big Tech & their partisan leftwing ‘fact checkers’ don’t care about the truth, they only care about protecting Biden & the Dems,” he posted on Twitter along with a graphic showing price increases for a basket of commodities depicting a “missing context” label.
“We’re seeing rising gas prices & record inflation because of Joe’s 2 trillion dollar spending boondoggle & his decision to cripple our energy sector,” Parnell, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump who barely lost a race for Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district in November, added.
He also included screenshots of other tweets in which he blames Biden’s economic policies as being responsible for the “hidden tax” of inflation on all Americans.
Big Tech & their partisan leftwing "fact checkers" don't care about the truth, they only care about protecting Biden & the Dems.
We're seeing rising gas prices & record inflation because of Joe's 2 trillion dollar spending boondoggle & his decision to cripple our energy sector. pic.twitter.com/12qorXFLrf
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) July 14, 2021
“No bueno. Printing money & infusing trillions of dollars into our economy can have disastrous consequences. Americans are feeling the pain of @joebiden’s poor economic policy every day, in everything we do,” he wrote in one of the tweets.
“Inflation is a tax on all of us. Especially our seniors and those on fixed incomes. We simply must do better,” he noted.
In another screenshotted tweet, Parnell noted the warning label.
“The fact check on this post is ridiculous,” he wrote, adding: “Most post does not lack context. Printing trillions causes inflation. Period. Inflation hurts those on fixed incomes.”
In his graphic, Parnell said that gas prices between June 2020 and June 2021 had risen more than 45 percent, while energy overall was up 24.5 percent during the same period.
Fuel oil prices have risen 44.5 percent and used vehicle prices have gone up by more than 45 percent. Food (up 2.4 percent) and clothing (4.9 percent increase) have also gone up, while transportation services costs have risen as well by more than 10 percent, likely due to higher fuel costs.
Some economists appear to concur with Parnell, noting that much of the inflationary pressure has to do with monetary policy.
“So, another $4.5 trillion in federal spending is just what the country needs, right?” Larry Kudlow, CNBC host and former director of then-President Donald Trump’s National Economic Council, wrote in a Wednesday column in regards to the Biden administration’s push, along with congressional Democrats, for new spending bills on infrastructure and political priorities. “The Senate Democrats on the budget committee have proposed the budget resolution that would do just that.
“They’re proud of it, and so is President Biden, so I don’t want to be the skunk at the garden party. I don’t want to be the guy that takes away the punch bowl, but I think most folks know that we already have a post-pandemic economic boom, and whether it’s temporary or not, a big increase in inflation,’ he added. So seriously, do we need this $4.5 trillion?”
CEOs are also sounding the alarm, according to Axios.
But it’s the censorship issue that Parnell is also clearly concerned about.
Throughout the 2020 election cycle, social media platforms were accused, in just one example, of suppressing damaging information about Hunter Biden and even his father, then the Democratic presidential nominee, new details of which were revealed Wednesday evening by former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) during an appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity.”
Also, social media sites have since kicked former President Trump off their platforms, claiming he violated their safety rules by “inciting” the Jan. 6 “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Now, according to Parnell and others, it appears the platforms are willing to suppress information regarding rising inflation during Biden’s administration.
“‘Missing Context’ is fact-checker speak for ‘this is true but against the narrative,'” Human Events senior editor Jack Prosobiec noted in retweeting Parnell’s inflation graphic.
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