DOL's Sharon Block leads the panel discussion "Shared Prosperity in the Future of Work: Emerging Trends and High Points in Creating Prosperity for Workers, Businesses and the Economy" with panelists Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth; Andrew Kassoy, B Corps; Jerry King, Chrysler employee and UAW member; Brendan Martin, The Working World and Dan Teran, Managed by Q [Photo Credit: US Department of Labor, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]

CNBC Host Tells Biden Advisor Administration CANNOT Take Credit for Jobs

CNBC’s Joe Kernen gave the Biden administration a reality check on Monday when they tried to take credit for 10 million created jobs.

Kernen specifically pointed out that the administration cannot take credit for created jobs if they are going to blame other problems on the pandemic, The Daily Caller reports.

The exchange started with Council of Economic Advisors’ Heather Boushey saying that gas prices were down after Kernen pointed out, “gas prices are still up probably 60 or 70% from where they were before the president took office.”

Boushey responded with her point that prices were down which Kernen responded, “They were $2 and change when he came into office.”

Kernen then dropped the truth bomb, “If you’re going to blame everything on the pandemic for inflation, then you have to acknowledge that reopening after the pandemic is why we just got back to basically the job we had before the pandemic, the 10 million just got us back to even.”

Food prices are up in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) 11.4% over last year at this time with the overall CPI rising 8.3% year over year.

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