Biden to release 10M cartons of eggs from strategic reserve to cut prices
WASHINGTON (The Egg) — President Joe Biden will announce next week the release of 10 million cartons of eggs from the U.S. strategic reserve in response to soaring egg prices, and critics are already crying foul over the move.
The drawdown from the strategic reserve comes as many chickens are deciding to have fewer eggs this year due to the rising cost of living, angering many consumers and raising the possibility of civil unrest if prices don’t come down soon.
Speaking to reporters before boarding Air Force One for a trip to the strategic egg reserve in Iowa, Biden said the economy needs to work for everyone “including the chickens,” and quick action needs to be taken to subvert another crisis.
“When I was a kid, my dad said ‘Joey, if you want to know if the economy is working for the little guys, just go out to the chicken coop and count the eggs,’” Biden said. “I’m going to Iowa to count the eggs right now.”
The administration’s opponents have been quick to condemn the move however, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stating that depleting the strategic egg reserve is “dangerous” for the country and will only embolden the chickens to be lazy.
“It must be nice to stay at home and not work,” McCarthy said, writing a series of tweets on the matter. “The bird flu is not an excuse either. We successfully ignored a pandemic, the chickens can do the same.”
The White House has not responded to McCarthy’s comments yet, but Biden tweeted out a picture of his world famous huevos rancheros recipe written on the back of what appears to be a classified document.
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