As everyday Americans navigate an economic landscape where they’re pinched by soaring prices for food, gas, and utilities, the Biden administration channels its energies into fighting the high cost of concert tickets.
The doctrine of “Bidenomics,” as touted by Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, purporting a utopian revival of the “American Dream,” now places more value on addressing the grievances of concert-goers over the substantial, burgeoning hardships of working Americans.
Recently, Biden announced a collaborative endeavor with ticket sales giants, including Ticketmaster and Live Nation, aiming to introduce full pricing upfront and eliminate the hidden fees during online purchases, “so you’re not surprised at the end when you check out,” Biden clarified.
People can’t afford the basic costs of living, but sure, let’s talk about concert tickets.
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) September 24, 2023
This leads many to ponder when a significant proportion of the populace lives paycheck-to-paycheck and struggles with basic expenses, whether the cost of entertainment is truly the most pressing concern.
Since the inception of Bidenomics, about 61% of Americans are living on the edge financially, with 66% unable to afford a $400 surprise expense. These startling statistics don’t resonate with the buoyant picture painted by Harris, who proclaimed, “Bidenomics is working, America’s economy is strong and experiencing stable and steady growth.”
— Veterans Taking Back (@VeteranTakeBack) September 24, 2023
The disconnect between the administration’s proclamations and the citizens’ actual lived experiences is profound. With many withdrawing funds early from their retirement plans, the actual state of the economy is vastly different from the gleaming reports of revival and strength voiced by Harris and Biden.
The logical disconnect brings to light the most troubling aspects of Bidenomics, including a staunch anti-fossil fuel stance resulting in a spike in oil and gas prices, an extraordinary level of spending inflating the national debt and fueling inflation, and stringent regulations stifling economic growth. These elements of Bidenomics are impacting not the upper echelons of society but ordinary working Americans – the demographic Bidenomics claims to aid.
The misguided focus on concert ticket pricing over more pressing economic woes elucidates a deep-rooted tone-deafness within the administration. The strategies embodied by Bidenomics, despite claims to the contrary, are manufacturing a reality where the rich thrive, and the less fortunate are left grappling with an economic nightmare.
One post on X, formerly known as Twitter, aptly summarized the situation, “Listen, we’re not gonna lie. Concert tickets ARE hard to get, and nobody likes the seemingly random processing fees. But is this really what this administration needs to focus on?”
As the Biden administration chooses to focus on what seems like trivialities, considering the grand scale of economic issues at hand, it leaves many Americans feeling alienated and bewildered. It underscores a seeming detachment from everyday citizens’ realities and priorities, leaving most Americans to struggle with the failed promise of a rejuvenated American Dream under Bidenomics.