Bidenflation: Lots Of People Are Just Barely Making It

It’s nothing unusual that some people are just barely making it. I was there at one point. Right now, though, a lot more are there because of the crushing inflation with it’s roots in the Chinese coronavirus, for which Biden has done nothing to help, and much to hurt (non-paywalled at Yahoo)

‘Barely making it:’ Americans are getting creative to combat inflation’s devastating costs

BidenflationA dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to.

Americans are paying higher prices for everything from groceries to gas. The consumer price index, which measures what consumers spend on goods and services, rose 8.3% in August from a year ago.

With wages lagging surging inflation, household budgets are being stretched thinner than a rubber band. More than one-third of Americans said it was somewhat or very difficult to pay for household expenses, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey.

Savings are dwindling and credit card debt is mounting. To get by, people are cutting back on meat for dinner and on nights out. Even kids are going without new shoes or supplies for school.

The USA Today piece provides quite a few stories from Americans, making the point about how tough it is right now. Things like having to un-retire, cooking a lot more beans and rice, growing their own veggies (and the cost to do that has also skyrocketed), having to spend everything on electricity and food with nothing left for any of life’s pleasures, and so much more.

Things that would, again, occur during normal times for some folks, but, now it’s more widespread due to the inflation that Joe’s doing nothing about. The Inflation Reduction Act? Bah. It will raise inflation. Paying tens of thousands for solar panels to save a little in electricity later isn’t the best of ideas. Not that most can afford to do that. Buying an EV? If you can barely afford food, rent, and electricity, how do you double your car payment? Joe doesn’t care. He probably barely knows what’s going on.

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13 Responses to “Bidenflation: Lots Of People Are Just Barely Making It”

  1. Professor hale says:

    Good news: high inflation means the social security COLAs will increased. Retired geezers get a pay raise!

    Sad news: social security board just announced the COLA for 2023 is 2.3 percent… to match inflation.

  2. Hairy says:

    The MSRP of the Chevy Bolt is 26600
    GenX is so whiny
    Teach if you could put panels on your condo Duke power would be happy to take an application for one of several no upfront cost programs. Would that be allowed where you live? Or did you give up tights to live in a socialistic association in exchange for no lawn mowing ?

  3. H says:

    Teach this US inflation is it more of less than that of most other developed countries.
    If Americans spend 10 per cent of their budget on food and costs go up 20% how much does that effect their weekly budget? Do you see any upside in the price of food since you like most Americans are either overweight or obese?

    • James Lewis says:

      No H:

      Actual inflation, especially things that people use regularly… food…gas..utilities…are much much much higher..

      Following up on a previous comment, canned goods are out of sight.

      Made Sloppy Joe’s yesterday… Tomato paste, was 56 cents is now 96 cents..

      The driver for all of this is the cost of energy… i.e. gasoline all petro products…

      And the price increase is a plan to force people to buy EV’s….

      BTW – How would you charge your EV today if you were in FL???

  4. Down on the Corner says:

    NATO threatens to retaliate against suspected Nord Stream …

    2 days ago … NATO on Thursday threatened to retaliate against suspected sabotage of the Nord Stream natural-gas pipelines. · The threat increases tension with

    Our typical MSM is more interested in getting Trump then they are reporting the possible end of the world as NATO threatens to retaliate against Who? The USA? Brazil? Or Russia?
    Sep 26, 2022 · NBC Vladimir Putin made a veiled threat to use nuclear weapons against the West last week.

    Meanwhile, the US MSM is in GET TRUMP mode. Get MAGA. Rid the world of racist, white supremacists.
    I actually think they think that a good old fashion nucalar war would solve all their problems.

    1 day ago · September 28, 2022 / 2:50 PM / AP. Washington — The U.S. will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for about 18 more advanced rocket systems

    That is by CBS and all the MSM is all about trash-talking governors hit by Hurricanes as in Florida, Texas, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC. You know fuk them racist white supremacists in those states.

    Meanwhile, the USA backs a NAZI infiltrated Ukraine, risking civil war, and unimaginable suffering for Europe this winter as Russia has shut off the spigot to the EU.

    The MSM should be abolished and citizen journalists should have the power to shed the light. Because there is no way you can rely on the MSM to give you the truth in context.


    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      At this point DOTC, only people thoroughly brainwashed by the leftist education and media system believe anything printed or spoken by the MSM. That includes polls, interviews, and all their bullshit “anonymous sources”. They lie and when confronted change the wording and lie again. Tomorrow will be 3 months of declining GDP does anyone here think the junta will recognize a recession? Hell, they deny inflation they deny an open border even Hairy just denied illegal aliens are illegal! they live in a dream world.

      And we’re the bad guys for believing in family, God country. Go figure.


  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Let’s Go Brandon.
    Send a few more billions to Ukraine.

    Gross interest expense on the national debt hit $88 billion in August according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. That’s a stunning annualized rate of $1.06 trillion. Interest on the national debt is exploding and heading toward what economists refer to as a “doom loop”—the vicious cycle in which the government’s borrowing to pay interest generates yet more interest and yet more borrowing.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  6. DCE says:

    I received what I would normally consider a decent raise back in May. That raise was wiped out in 4 months by the Joe Biden-created inflation and have fallen behind since then. I have been warned that heating oil in my state could reach $9/gallon this winter. WTF?

    I am fortunate(?) that my home is pretty energy efficient and doesn’t use nearly as much heating oil as many other homes. But I am seriously considering getting a wood stove installed to use for heating. My previous home had one and it generally cost me about $600 a winter to heat my home with wood. Even with higher firewood prices this year I still wouldn’t spend more than $600 to heat my home for the winter.

  7. Jl says:

    Johnny-have you ever known a prior recession that caused people to lose weight because food prices were higher?
    No. The lengths you go to try and prop up grandpa Brandon are comical…

  8. Paul David O'Dowd Jr says:

    And all this $h!t is happening because of this mentally unaccomplished midget Joe Bye-done and his band of merry men!

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