The White House deleted a tweet flagged by Twitter that credited Biden for a Social Security payment increase that was mandated by law. Biden and his team must be desperate for good news to make this blunder.
The Biden White House officially deleted the tweet where they take credit for 8% annualized inflation, which is a dumb admission anyway because they thought they could spin the increase to seniors.
The White House’s tweet credited “President Biden’s leadership” for the increase in Social Security payments. The problem for Biden is that the increases are tied to inflation by a law passed by Nixon.
To reinforce that point the tweet was flagged by Twitter as something that was actually caused by a 40-year high in inflation.
“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,” the White House tweeted Tuesday.
A note was soon attached to the tweet providing “context” Twitter users “thought people might want to know.”
“Seniors will receive a large Social Security benefit increase due to the annual cost of living adjustment, which is based on the inflation rate.
“President Nixon in 1972 signed into law automatic benefit adjustments tied to the Consumer Price Index.”
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