Press ReleaseJuly 22, 2021

WSJ Ad: Job Creators Network Likens Biden Economy to Jimmy Carter Era

Alfredo Ortiz: “When comparing the Joe Biden and Jimmy Carter economies, it’s like they’re looking at each other through a mirror”

Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2021)—Today, the Job Creators Network (JCN) is running a full-page advertisement in The Wall Street Journal comparing the current economy under President Biden to that under former President Jimmy Carter. High inflation, soaring gas prices, and a policy agenda threatening jobs are among similarities.

The ad, headlined “Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’ll Be the Most Economically Destructive of Them All,” uses a fairy tale theme to convey how President Biden’s policy proposals will upend the economy, particularly for small businesses. It features an original political cartoon, commissioned by JCN, of Biden smiling into a mirror and seeing Jimmy Carter.

The ad copy reads, “Once upon a time, there was a President named Jimmy Carter. His misguided economic policies led to high in­flation, soaring gas prices, and job loss. Sadly, Democrats have created Jimmy Carter 2.0 in the form of President Joe Biden. With calls for unprecedented government spending and tax increases, Biden has the potential to hurt the country even more than Carter did.”

It concludes: “Working Americans Won’t Live Happily Ever After With Runaway Government Spending and Debt.”

View the full-page ad here.

Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, released the following statement:

“Achieving the American Dream is the equivalent of a real-life fairy tale. But with President Biden pushing massive multi-trillion dollar spending bills and proposing tax hikes on small businesses, that fairy tale ending will begin to disappear. America has already lived through the economic challenges of the late 1970s—a period characterized by out-of-control inflation and skyrocketing gas prices. When comparing the Joe Biden and Jimmy Carter economies, it’s like they’re looking at each other through a mirror. Hopefully we can avoid the worst case scenario of Jimmy Carter 2.0.”

In March, RealClear Politics published Ortiz’s op-ed, Biden’s Presidency Is the Modern Version of Jimmy Carter’s. Read it here.