History repeats itself – unfortunately
“The tires I’m buying aren’t only up eight and a half percent. The gas and food I’m buying are not only up eight and half.”
He’s right, and you don’t have to be Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to know it.
Earlier this week, when the new monthly inflation figures came out, Manchin, arguably the last sensible Democrat with an elected job in Washington, rattled off some of the real numbers.
Year over year, gasoline is up 48%. Beef is up 16%, chicken and milk up 13% and coffee and eggs up 11%.
Used car prices are up nearly 40% - and the wait to get a new one feels almost as long as it was in 1981 Moscow.
Democrats have created our economic and social problems themselves - in just 14 months - but they always try to blame them on bad or greedy other people.
They say that if the rich would just pay more in taxes – their so-called “fair share” - ordinary people will somehow be better off, as if the additional taxes the rich are forced to pay will go directly to needy people.
But the reality is, as the last 75 years have proven again and again, Democrat policies always hurt the poor and middle class the hardest, not the rich.
For example, I have a Ford F-150 pickup and with gas in California going for almost $6 a gallon it costs me nearly $200 for a fill up.
I can afford that, but my daughter-the-school-teacher can’t. Neither can my son, who has two young girls.