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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering prescription drug costs, Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

President Biden to Visit Las Vegas on Friday

A recent poll confirms that only 38% of Nevada voters indicate that they approve of the job that President Biden is doing

By Megan Barth, December 4, 2023 2:27 pm

According to an advisory sent by the White House, President Joe Biden is expected to travel to Las Vegas this Friday. The president will continue on to Los Angeles, California.

Details regarding the president’s visit to Las Vegas were not provided.

The president and his team have been touting “Bidenomics” on stops across the country with claims that his economic policies are building the country “from the bottom up.”

Yet, recent figures show that Nevadans are spending an extra $1,108 per month since Biden assumed office in January 2021.

As reported by The Globe:

The average Nevadan household must spend an additional $13,296 annually just to maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed in January of 2021, right before inflation soared to 40-year highs, according to a recent analysis of government data.

To break it down further, Bidenflation adds up to an ongoing extra $1,108 monthly cost per Nevada household. Nevadans are spending an additional $146 on food, $237 on shelter, and $324 on energy costs than they were since Biden took office.

Inflation in Nevada since January 2021 (Source: Joint Economic Committee)

According to a report by CBS News:

Average hourly pay for workers has increased robust 13.6% since January 2021, although that lags the 17% increase in inflation during the same period, according to government data. The main categories requiring heavier spending for consumers simply to tread water: food, transportation, housing and energy, which together account for almost 80 cents of every $1 in additional spending, according to the Republican analysis.

“Middle- and low-income Americans aren’t doing well enough — they are living fragilely on the edge,” said Gene Ludwig, chairman of the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity (LISEP), a think thank whose own analysis found that the income needed to cover the basics fell short by almost $14,000, on average, in 2022.

Although inflation is cooling, many consumers may not be feeling much relief because most prices aren’t declining.

In May 2022, The Globe reported that Nevadan household were hit the hardest by inflation. At that time, Nevadans were paying an additional $8,231 annually for basic household expenses. The increase in monthly costs for average Nevada households were as follows: Food: $70; Shelter: $113; Transportation: $306; Energy: $175.

Based on these recent estimates, Nevadans have nearly doubled their monthly expenses in just one year.

A recent poll confirms that only 38% of Nevada voters indicate that they approve of the job that President Biden is doing while a majority of the electorate – 53% – disapprove of the job he is doing. Almost half of the Silver State electorate (46%) “strongly” disapprove of Biden.

The Globe will provide an update to to this story if the details are released from the White House and after the president’s visit to Las Vegas.

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3 thoughts on “President Biden to Visit Las Vegas on Friday

  1. Wonder if he’ll meet with Sen. Rosen? Don’t think he would help her. Since he will be in SoCal for high end fundraising- he will probably need to temper that here with something like immigrants, the culinary union, or school kids. Wonder if he’ll talk about the beating death of the high school kid.? Probably not, not right “racial dynamic.”

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