Better off than you were four years ago?

Students of ancient history recall the classic question Ronald Reagan posed in his only debate with Jimmy Carter before the 1980 presidential election: Are you better off than you were four years ago? Students of ancient history also understand that the 2024 presidential election reframes that question, Grover Cleveland style.

In the Monday edition of Bubba News, Bubba Atkinson posts “one heck of a chart,” as he calls it. It contrasts Trump’s record with Biden’s on “Change in household net worth since start of presidency.” Bubba links to this Wall Street Journal story, from which the chart derives via the St. Louis Fed. Among other things, it illustrates the devastating impact of Bidenflation and explains why Biden can only lie about it.

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