What is it that Americans care most about right now? Inflation.
Given that it makes everything they buy more expensive, diminishes the value of what cash they have in the bank, has caused economic tremors that made their 401(k)s, IRAs, brokerage accounts, and perhaps even houses less valuable, it makes sense that Americans are less than happy with the Bidenflation crisis.
Beyond that, there’s also the gas price aspect of inflation; ask nearly anyone taking a road trip just how much a fan of President Brandon they are when they have to pour $6 a gallon gas into their tank and you’re sure to hear an earful about our president’s less than brilliant strategies and diplomacy.
Well, MSNBC guest Michelle Singletary, an inveterate leftist who’s also a Washington Post columnist, has a different opinion. In her view, a great many Americans need to stop complaining about inflation and just suck it up.
Yes, really. Speaking on the inflation crisis and how people are responding to it, Singletary said:
“There is a great deal of Americans where it is uncomfortable that they’re spending more, but they are not gonna go under. You’ve got to stop complaining.”
Watch her here:
“You got to stop complaining when there’s so many people who literally the inflation rate means they may only have two meals instead of three. There are Americans who did extremely well in the last two years in the market.”
“You still have your job.And yeah, it’s costing you more for gas, but guess what, you’re still going to take that holiday, that Fourth of July vacation, you could eat out.”
Wow, some people can still afford to go buy a hamburger! They should be so grateful.
Still Singletary didn’t end her ridiculous rant. Continuing, she told Americans to start avoiding purchases and projects that would have been accepted as a matter of course under the glorious days of the Trump presidency, saying:
“Stop looking at your portfolio. And you know what you can do with all that energy? Help other people, help put some food on the table of somebody else’s house because you have extra.”
“I’m trying to calm myself down and I’m trying to help other people realize what can you do, and what you can do is continue to save. What you can do, if you don’t need to drive, don’t drive. If you can put off a project, put it off.
“But if you are in the position to go eat at that restaurant, even if the meal is a little bit more, go eat at that restaurant and help save a business that is still trying to limp through the pandemic.”
It’s unlikely that Americans will take her advice and start ignoring inflation and cease complaining. That’s because it’s their top concern, as ZeroHedge recently reported, saying:
As inflation has crept up to the highest level in more than 40 years in recent months, the issue of rising costs of living has also climbed to the top of Americans’ mind.
According to results from Statista’s Global Consumer Survey, 44 percent of U.S. adults now think that inflation is among the most pressing issues that need to be addressed in their country, displacing issues like immigration and social security, which typically top these kinds of lists.
Sorry, Singletary, but Americans care about Slow Joe’s greatest failure. Quite a bit, actually.