Goldman Sachs Slashes Its US GDP Forecast - Boosts US Recession Odds

More Americans are tapping their retirement accounts to get by as President Brandon and Democrats portray the economy as healthy, a new report claims.

A look through Brandon’s Twitter account reveals numerous but unspecific claims about an economic turnaround following two years of skyrocketing prices.

In February, the president bragged about a “record breaking economy” and plentiful jobs.

Last week, Brandon or whoever runs his account tweeted, “Bidenomics is about growing the economy by strengthening the middle class and making things in America again.”

The tweet concluded, “It’s a stark contrast to MAGA Republicans who are only focused on corporate profits.”

Such broad economic claims have been shared time and time again and viewed by many as dubious:

According to Bank of America’s quarterly “Participant Pulse” report, the cold, hard truth is that life is so expensive that many people are tapping into their retirement accounts to scrape by.

According to the report, in the second quarter of this year, 15,950 people made a hardship withdrawal from a 401(k) account, CNN Business reported after pouring over data.

The staggering number was an increase of 36 percent when compared to the first three months of 2022.

Additionally, contributions to retirement accounts dropped 23 percent between the first and second quarters of this year.

While inflation rates have slowed down slightly since last year, Americans’ paychecks are effectively 16 percent smaller under Brandon’s watch.

To boot, home ownership is effectively unattainable for millions of Americans.

With mortgage rates currently hovering around seven percent, a Divvy survey recently found that 56 percent of Americans no longer believe they will achieve their dream of owning a home.

And as The New York Post’s Editorial Board noted on Sunday, the average American spends $709 more on a monthly basis for basic goods than they did two years ago.

That comes out to $8,508 annually per person to eat and pay for services and utilities.

Meanwhile, per the Post, wage growth has only outpaced inflation for two of the past 22 months.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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