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Carlson Changes The Subject

Smart move.

After embarrassing himself with pro-Putin commentary while his erstwhile pal was bombing maternity hospitals, Tucker Carlson decided to change the subject to spare himself further justified opprobrium. For on that matter, he is disconnected to the point of political autism. So, let’s talk about inflation.

Carlson: There are a lot of things going on around the world at the moment, but we thought we would begin tonight with a report from your own country just to give you something a little different.

These days people from Brooklyn, New York are waiting in lines at food banks. The queue stretches for blocks. It’s what we used to call a bread line. Most of these people are not homeless or not addicted to drugs. Some of them have jobs. They just can’t afford enough food. Very few living Americans have ever seen anything like this. It’s been nearly 100 years since the United States experienced widespread food shortages. That’s long enough that most of us have forgotten what it means.

Here’s what it means. If you want to make a society volatile, not just angry and divided, which is where we are now, but revolutionary and explosive, then you threaten the food supply. More governments have fallen to rising food prices than to any other cause by far. Hungry people are dangerous.

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The Biden administration doesn’t seem to notice this is happening or acknowledge it. Like all neoliberals, they treat unchanging truths about anything as heresy. They censor them and shut them down. They live in an entirely ideological world that they created. They believe reality conforms to their theories, not the other way around. And why wouldn’t they think that? If you can change your sex just by wishing it so, you can probably eliminate inflation simply by pretending it doesn’t exist. When you’re God, there are no limits.

The problem is they’re not God. They’re not even very capable economists. More than a decade of reckless fiscal policies have devalued the U.S. dollar to the point that middle-class people can barely survive in the United States. Here’s what it looks like in midterm numbers.

Americans for Tax Reform found that between November of 2020 and November of 2021, “The bottom 20 percent of earners spent $309 more on food, $761 more on energy, $476 more on shelter, $390 more on other commodities, and $224 more on other services.” Those are the numbers from November. They’ve risen dramatically since then, and they’re continuing to rise.

Nationally, meat, poultry, fish, eggs — up 13 percent. In San Francisco, a dozen eggs is almost $5. Orange juice in Miami is over 4 bucks, so is a chicken breast in Boston. A pound of ground beef hamburger in L.A. is $6.34. A pound of bacon in New York City is $7.28.

This year, according to a new estimate, rising inflation will cost the average American family $3,500 in extra post-tax income. Now, that might be bearable if you make $250,000 a year, though you would notice it, but if you make $35,000 a year, that’s a disaster. You will radically change the way you live. Your standard of living will plummet, and that’s exactly what millions of Americans are facing right now. It’s not a talking point. It’s real.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 months ago

His new audience is young Democrats Im told

CARL
CARL
3 months ago

Stephen, Biden and the Democrats are now moving in on the “Student Loan Generation.” They are promising to eliminate student loans. As for all those students and parents who suffered the economic agony of paying off their loans, too bad. It’s the current student lot that the Dems are targeting. Imagine going to college for no cost? It’s a dream come true for some and a no-wake nightmare for others. But for all (including the naive young ones who think they are getting something for nothing) the cost of these loans will be borne by everyone going forward. People can be stupid when it is comfortable.

John Seaberg
John Seaberg
3 months ago

Tucker is right about the Ukrainian bio labs and the blatant discrimination in the 2 Ukrainian provinces speaking Russian. Zelensky isa globalist and Trudeau the communist lover

CARL
CARL
3 months ago

Actually, I tell my kids that the quality of life has gone down since my adolescence. There has been a noticeable deprivation descending across the years, so incremental that few notice. But particularly since Obama has the pace of plummeting quality of life become a serious and very obvious disenchantment of American way of life. The reason: Atrocious governmental leadership by playboys instead of patriots.

Sara
Sara
3 months ago

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Laura Bordas
Laura Bordas
3 months ago

i also support Tucker Carlson on his views of PUTIN I believe Putin and Trump are working together to free Ukraine from a regime the USA forced on them and he is cleaning out the biolabs and the new world order ccp thugs