Marco Rubio says Joe Biden’s recession has arrived

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'What's happened is what we knew would happen.'

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio released a video Thursday warning that President Joe Biden has brought the United States into recession after the Gross Domestic Product declined 0.9% in Q2 2022, a second straight quarterly drop.

“Just now, the numbers came up, and our economy shrunk for two quarters in a row,” Rubio said. “In the first half of this year, the American economy shrunk.”

“What’s happened is what we knew would happen,” Rubio contended. “We are now in a Biden recession,” warned the Senator in a 66-second monologue released on his Twitter account.

Rubio offered some historical overview, saying that in 2021 he said he would not cast a vote for Biden’s “$1.9 trillion spending plan they called COVID relief.”

“It was the wrong time to do it,” Rubio maintained. “We had just spent a lot of money at the end of (2020) to help with COVID relief, but on top of that we had supply chain shortages.”

“There was not enough things to buy. And if you put more money on the street to chase fewer things, you’re going to get price increases. Dramatic price increases. That’s called inflation. And that’s what happened.”

Rubio also noted the rise in interest rates in recent months, “which means everybody, especially working families, are paying more on the money they owe on their credit card.”

“Any debt that they have,” Rubio added, “they’re paying more on interest.”

Banks, meanwhile, are “hoarding cash” in preparation for what is to come.

“They’re holding onto money because they’re expecting a bunch of corporate defaults,” Rubio said. “Corporations unable to pay the money that they owe.”

“We’re starting to see layoffs tick up,” Rubio added. “Companies beginning to lay off workers.”

Ahead of the release of the numbers, President Biden expressed his hope that America was not in a recession. But the numbers tell a story of a shrinking economy, one that Rubio will tell in his re-election campaign this fall.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


7 comments

  • John Barron

    July 28, 2022 at 10:23 am

    And Rubio’s senate defeat is just around the corner! As gutless as DeSantis but has even less charisma. So overrated!!! Sorry Little Marko

    Reply

  • Elliott Offen

    July 28, 2022 at 10:55 am

    The failure of the right wing Republicans to do anything but obstruct and sabotage government over the last 20 years…at the service of the rich..and failure to deal with real problems brought by this form of capitalism has led to inflation and crash after crash. Then as usual they blame the Democrats for it all when bad things happen as a result of their empty suit, non-governance.

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    • Tom

      July 28, 2022 at 3:40 pm

      Wah Wah Wah
      Cry me a River!
      No more destructive force than schumer in American elected office!

      Reply

      • Politics

        August 2, 2022 at 5:27 pm

        And when did these guys start doing the math?

        Reply

  • Tom

    July 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    You are an idiot! Just pathetic

    Rubio wins, defeats Dum, Dum Dumings easily.
    Biden’s approval is 30% in Florida, 39% nationally. On individual topics like economy, 32%.

    It’s a 1000 Pd anchor on dums! Biden please come to Florida!

    Dumings, Chameleon have no chance! Book “em” Danno!

    Reply

  • Politics

    August 2, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    And when did these guys start doing the math? Candy been overpriced 20 years ago

    Reply

  • Just a comment

    August 2, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    It is nice to read crosswalks from traffic lights to cars.

    Reply

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