Why Voters Are So Down On The Biden Economy November 10, 2023November 9, 2023 Psychology meets kitchen table economics. A sobering read. We on team Biden need to show better that we feel voters’ pain. We put a lot of emphasis on our great jobs record — lowest unemployment in 50 years — but only 3.9% of the country feels the pain of unemployment. Nearly 100% feel the pain of higher prices. We stress that inflation is coming down, which it is and that’s great — but prices aren’t coming down, and voters need to feel we get how rough that is. So yes, we’re right on climate and guns and women’s rights and democracy and Ukraine and the price of insulin (remember: Republicans blocked lowering it for diabetics under 65) — and on the need to fund the IRS and raise taxes on billionheirs and raise the $7.25 minimum wage. And yes, we’re beginning to revitalize our crumbling infrastructure and get highspeed broadband to millions of rural voters. All that and more. (And yes, their party accepts a twice-impeached, four-times-indicted, $25-million-fined, adjudicated rapist who bankrupted multiple companies as their standard bearer. A “race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot,” in the words of Lindsey Graham. A dangerous sociopath, in the words of both his ghost writer and his clinical psychologist niece.) Yet — clearly — we all need to do more than just watch events unfold if we’re going to save democracy. Volunteer opportunities to consider: Field Team Six Vote Forward Swing Left Indivisible Rock The Vote The League of Women Voters And a link to click if you can afford to chip in. (I know: I’m incorrigible. Unlike Joe Biden, who in the words of Lindsey Graham again, is “as good a man as God ever created.”) Have a great weekend.