The greatest threat to "democracy" is from our elected representatives.
Forget January 6. The biggest threat this country faces is from the elected officials in Washington, D.C.
Just look at the hellscape they’ve given us.
Federal policies have caused inflation to hit a 40-year high of 8.6% (or, using Carter-era calculations, 16%) for this past year, with energy prices rising 34.6%, eggs up 32.2%, and gas prices up nearly 50%. The cost of meat – ground beef, steaks, pork, poultry – might more than double next year, as the costs to raise livestock skyrockets. The average national price for gas exceeded $5 for the first time in history, causing the typical American household to spend “$160 more on gas a month than a year ago.” Overall, “typical US household is spending about $460 more every month than they did last year to purchase the same basket of goods and services.”
That’s a penalty of at least $5,520 per year for the average American household. But don’t worry, CNN promises “inflation can actually be a good thing for many working-class Americans” and the dumbest person at the New York Times thinks inflation is no big deal. In reality, for many Americans, this merely adds to the pressure of significant increases in home and rental prices, and the soaring costs of college and health care. The government has priced the future out of the American dream.
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