On Wednesday, the White House was humiliated once again when it was forced to delete a tweet that had credited “President Biden’s leadership” for the bump in Social Security payments after being flagged by Twitter as being inaccurate.
The increase in Social Security checks is actually due to a 40-year high in inflation, which ironically, Biden is responsible for.
“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,” the White House fibbed on Twitter Tuesday.
The original tweet was flagged on Twitter noting that many readers were adding “context” to it. The White House did not say why the tweet was deleted but it was definitely noticed.
Lol this tweet crediting Biden’s leadership for an increase in social security payments due to record high inflation has officially been DELETED by the White House. pic.twitter.com/JV6OI6l9pa
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 2, 2022
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky) was among those who noted that the White House did not factually state what actually led to the increase in Social Security benefits.
”Biden social media geniuses are giving Biden credit for the biggest Social Security COLA in 10 years, but neglect to mention that [Social Security] COLA is an automatic formula based on government inflation metric,” he stated, referring to the Consumer Price Index.
”Seniors will receive a large Social Security benefit increase due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate,” a contextual note by Twitter stated.
Biden social media geniuses are giving Biden credit for the biggest Social Security COLA in 10 years, but neglect to mention that SS COLA is an automatic formula based on government inflation metric (CPI). 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/1trGTRI9iV
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) November 2, 2022
“Biden’s leadership’ is solely responsible for record inflation, according to the White House,” Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri also wrote.
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) November 2, 2022
“The increase is adjusted upwards because cost-of-living has gone up. They are literally taking credit for record high inflation. Up next from The Surgeon General: ’Why the high cost of eggs is good for your health,’” Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) wrote on Twitter.
The increase is adjusted upwards because cost-of-living has gone up. They are literally taking credit for record high inflation. Up next from The Surgeon General: “Why the high cost of eggs is good for your health.” https://t.co/OajyXdkHDN
— Congressman Kelly Armstrong (@RepArmstrongND) November 2, 2022
There were others who chimed in wondering if the intern who posted the tweet would ever get a clue.
“LOL. Who wants to tell the intern at the @WhiteHouse why seniors are getting their biggest increase in SS checks in 10 years???” David Giglio wrote on Twitter. “It ain’t because Joe is acting out of the goodness of his heart. It’s because Bidenflation has run unchecked for nearly 2 years.”
LOL. Who wants to tell the intern at the @WhiteHouse why seniors are getting their biggest increase in SS checks in 10 years???
It ain’t because Joe is acting out of the goodness of his heart. It’s because Bidenflation has run unchecked for nearly 2 years. https://t.co/hSOqaFVVuU
— David Giglio (@DavidGiglioCA) November 2, 2022
“My sweet lord,” wrote conservative author Noah Rothman Tuesday. “Who on earth thought taking actual credit for a COLA increase pegged to the cost of consumer goods was a brilliant stroke?”
My sweet lord. Who on earth thought taking actual credit for a COLA increase pegged to the cost of consumer goods was a brilliant stroke? https://t.co/DrgB9Vj3a0
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) November 2, 2022
Elon Musk who now helms Twitter loves the “context” feature.
“The community notes feature is awesome. Our goal is to make Twitter the most accurate source of information on Earth, without regard to political affiliation,” Musk asserted.
Social Security checks are set to increase by 8.7 percent in 2023. It is the largest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 1981.
According to Fox News, “The Social Security Administration calculates COLA based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2021 to third quarter 2022.”
The now-deleted tweet was yet another embarrassment for an administration that excels in humiliation.
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