CPI reports confirms that the US has a serious inflation problem. Core inflation is higher this month than for the quarter, higher this quarter than last quarter, higher this half of the year than the previous one, and higher last year than the previous one.
BIDEN: The Inflation Reduction Act “helped reduce inflation at the kitchen table.” Today, the Consumer Price Index report noted that the food index jumped 11.4 percent in the last 12 months, the largest jump since May 1979.
Will never be able to get over the image of Joe Biden speaking about how he singlehandedly beat inflation as the stock market tanks over 1,200 points on live television due to inflation. An all time moment in the history of American presidents.
Inflation’s cranking. Stocks tanking. And Biden & Co. throwing a garden party at the White House. To celebrate what? Crushing your dreams?
Remember when they told you you would die if you didn’t get the COVID vaccine, and that the vaccine would prevent you from getting COVID and then told you that you’d get COVID anyway but you wouldn’t spread COVID and then told you that you would spread COVID but if you got it, it wouldn’t be that bad? And now they are telling you the flu is more dangerous than COVID.
Question: Why do both political parties absolutely suck?
REPORTER: “China, foreign buyers, are buying up U.S. real estate, in some cases farms, around military installations. Is this on the administration’s radar?” KIRBY: “I’m probably not the right person to ask about home ownership…” REPORTER: “This isn’t about home ownership…”
Jean-Pierre: “We are doing a lot more [than Trump] to secure the border and could be doing even more if Republicans would stop their obstruction.” At this point they don’t even care how big the lies are.
So if you are struggling to put food on the table, the WH Press Secretary says you should go get solar panels, new windows, doors and electric vehicles so you can get a tax credit? Makes sense right?
It is reported douchey singer James Taylor played a set to celebrate the passing of Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. Somehow I’m thinking that Fire & Rain isn’t the song you want to open with.
The Martha’s Vineyard thing (50 illegal aliens were sent there by Gov DeSantis) might be the best and clearest example of what so many of us have been talking about for years. The progressive elites advocate for policies that they never have to suffer the consequences of. And the one time they do, it ends quickly.
Martha’s Vineyard is a condensed symbol for the aspirations of the professional-managerial elite. That’s why liberals are infinitely more triggered by DeSantis’ stunt of busing illegals to the Vineyard than by Abbott’s busing of migrants to big sanctuary cities. We heard nothing like this level of uproar when buses filled with migrants arrived in Chicago, D.C., NYC, etc., even though those destinations are so much less hospitable than a paradise like Martha’s Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard is such a potent symbol that even rank and file progressives are incensed. They have no hope of ever being invited to an Obama birthday party, and yet they seem to feel personally violated. It hurts to have your aspirations revealed to be so morally hollow. You’ll employ just about any defense mechanism to avoid confronting the reality head-on. Cries of “It’s evil to instrumentalize human beings!” are essentially the reflexes of a guilty conscience. “It’s a sin to destroy beautiful things.” Liberals affirm this in their outrage over DeSantis’ stunt, which is so effective because it’s not just morally but aesthetically conscious. It is deeply human to desire to live in beauty. But it is profoundly anti-human to hoard beauty for yourself while destroying what beauty can be enjoyed by the less fortunate. Progressive policies are responsible for the destruction of so much American beauty. Especially quotidian beauty—the beauty of a city park unmarred by homeless encampments, or of a public beach where one can walk barefoot without fear of stepping on a hypodermic needle.From the brutalist architecture of our public buildings to the mutilated bodies of our youth, progressivism has become synonymous with uglification. The culture war is a war of aesthetics. This is why progressives snivel so furiously when we draw attention to the hideousness of their cultural products. It is also why we must relentlessly champion public beauty as an essential, ennobling common good. DeSantis understands this in a way that Trump simply does not. Trump had some healthy impulses in this direction, but his personal aesthetic of garish excess belies the idea that he could ever transcend populism’s own uglifying tendencies.