4 in 10 Americans cut back on groceries due to Bidenflation

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Re: 4 in 10 Americans cut back on groceries due to Bidenflation

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We've gotten lost in the weeds on the initial pandemic response. What we're forgetting is that even with the Covid shutdow, if Biden had just come into office, not imposed any new environmental regulations, and not pushed the Build Back Better spending boondoggle, told people that it's time to go back to work, no more stimulus handouts, he was set to oversee a great economy. Democrats had to work very hard to make the economy as bad as it is now.
The best part about this is waiting four years to see how all the crazy apocalyptic predictions made by the fear mongering idiots in Right Wing media turned out to be painfully wrong...Gasoline would hit $10/gallon. Hyperinflation would ensue.
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Re: 4 in 10 Americans cut back on groceries due to Bidenflation

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Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:03 pm
We've gotten lost in the weeds on the initial pandemic response. What we're forgetting is that even with the Covid shutdow, if Biden had just come into office, not imposed any new environmental regulations, and not pushed the Build Back Better spending boondoggle, told people that it's time to go back to work, no more stimulus handouts, he was set to oversee a great economy. Democrats had to work very hard to make the economy as bad as it is now.
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Re: 4 in 10 Americans cut back on groceries due to Bidenflation

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Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:03 pm
We've gotten lost in the weeds on the initial pandemic response. What we're forgetting is that even with the Covid shutdow, if Biden had just come into office, not imposed any new environmental regulations, and not pushed the Build Back Better spending boondoggle, told people that it's time to go back to work, no more stimulus handouts, he was set to oversee a great economy. Democrats had to work very hard to make the economy as bad as it is now.
Someone has certainly gotten lost in the weeds.
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Re: 4 in 10 Americans cut back on groceries due to Bidenflation

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Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:38 pm
Political diversity among electorates should make countries with a democratic form of government more responsive to its the citizens’ needs. Looking at Xanax and others across the interwebs I’m forced to acknowledge that the growth of ethnic and/or racial minorities in the US and the EU have created a serious political crises which threatens the future of all democracies, frankly. Native born (mostly white) citizens in these countries feel threatened by the growing populations of people who are unlike them in race, religion, and/or culture - case in point, I just read an article about Americans who live in Mexico City being harassed by Mexicans ‘to just go home’. Seeing how Xanax simply doubles down on every fantasy he’s either been fed by right-wing propaganda outlets or created himself I’m left to wonder:

1) How do we help different factions, especially post-colonial factions, coexist peacefully?

2) How do we carefully reason amongst ourselves with regard to various ideas concerning the role a democratic government plays to address the common needs of a widely disparate electorate? In other words, how do we turn the volume down on propagandists so policy makers can pass a bill that benefits everyone?

3) How can government policies which improve citizens' lives also reduce conflicts among racial group without losing large swaths of the electorate to extremism? For example, paying for a clean water system in Michigan collectively without white Alabamians wanting to secede?

The problem I’m seeing, perfectly demonstrated on this board, is that our ‘shared’ history, social psychology, and politics are 100% colored by our circumstances. Western democracies adopt policies to improve the quality of life for all, generally speaking, but somehow this exasperates factionalists. The title to the opening post is not only way off base in its assumptions, but there’s no educating anyone who’s signed off on this kind of thinking.

Guess I’ll have to dust off the .50 cal sniper rifle and work on my shot group!

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Re: 4 in 10 Americans cut back on groceries due to Bidenflation

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Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:03 pm
… not imposed any new environmental regulations, …

I think that you just make some of these claims because you think that you have to.

Please check out the link below, select ‘Environment’, run through the list, and tell me which items that you believe killed the economy and created crazy worldwide inflation.

https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/ ... biden-era/

Thanks.
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Sorry I'm late to the party here but I would like to pull it back to the opening post in a meaningful way if I can. Wonky surveys and terrible misunderstands of global economics aside, if you have the means to do so please consider donating time or money to your local food banks. Regardless of how you personally (or even average Americans) are coping with inflation food banks are struggling.

Both nationally and, in my anecdotal experience, locally they are having a hard time providing for the needs of their communities. Demand is way up and the cost of providing services is as well. I volunteer with an organization and part of our role in the community is helping to supplement area food banks when their own budgets fall short of demand. Our monthly spend currently is just shy of 50% higher than it was over the last few years and my understanding that is with the food banks themselves also spending more. One of the biggest demand drivers here locally isn't those needing full assistance either, rather needing help supplementing their own food spend.

Remember that donating food is extremely helpful but generally speaking your local food bank is using services and programs that allow them to purchase food for a fraction of what you might pay leading monetary donations to goes much further.
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Re: 4 in 10 Americans cut back on groceries due to Bidenflation

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canpakes wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:00 pm
Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:03 pm
… not imposed any new environmental regulations, …

I think that you just make some of these claims because you think that you have to.

Please check out the link below, select ‘Environment’, run through the list, and tell me which items that you believe killed the economy and created crazy worldwide inflation.

https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/ ... biden-era/

Thanks.
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