The American economy has not fared well in 2021.
Unfortunately, 2022 is not looking much brighter.
Not only are there massive inflationary issues to contend with, but there are also major supply chain disruptions that are driving demand, and prices, higher with little in the way of supply to ease said skyrocketing prices and empty store shelves.
To make things worse, the U.S. president, the person Americans turn to for coming up with solutions (at least in a perfect world), is mocking the average American claiming that they don’t really understand what’s going on.
For a president who promised a kinder, gentler administration, the “let them eat cake” attitude over higher gasoline prices at the pump, and in anticipation over higher heating costs this winter with natural gas, has surprised many of his most ardent supporters, and is a sour note with the American public who has been told to get used to empty store shelves.
In his comments, Biden implied that the average American you would meet in a diner cannot explain the supply chain and, as a result, have no clue what is really going on.
The thing is, most Americans understand that their paychecks may be higher than ever before, but they have less buying power than at any time in their recent memories.
For instance, the national average for gasoline was $2.38 on January 19, 2021. The national average for gasoline as of November 8, 2021, is $3.50.
It costs significantly more to fill up your gas tank.
Top that off with a shortage of truck drivers, rising gasoline (and diesel fuel) prices, labor shortages across the country (from dock workers to the few manufacturing jobs remaining in the U.S.), and a massive backlog of container ships off the coast of California, and there is cause for concern.
From toy manufacturers to politicians, warnings have been issued that consumers need to take care of holiday shopping early because greater shortages are coming.
Americans understand the following all too well.
- Trips to grocery stores cost more than this time last year.
- Grocery and goods shelves are emptier than in the initial days of the pandemic.
- Jobs are paying more but checks are buying less.
- The federal government is completely tone deaf to the plight of the average American family.
- Concerns are real that the true battle is going to be about feeding families and keeping them warm, NOT about Christmas presents before all is said and done.
Prices are going up everywhere.
Shelves at stores, across the board, are increasingly sparse.
Politicians pontificate, but no one seems keen on addressing the issues facing Americans due to the supply chain issues.
What the American people do understand is that Joe Biden asked for the job he has, and he rigged the 2020 election in his favor to give him that job. As a result, Americans are now forced to look at him to answer for issues like the inability to heat their homes, feed their families, and buy basic necessities (let alone a few luxury items).
His uncaring attitude on these matters is partly to blame for chants of “Let’s Go Brandon” and the original “F**k Joe Biden” breaking out across the country, along with his tanking approval ratings and poll numbers.
Can Biden turn the tides in his favor?
Mainstream media is certainly doing their part to assist, as well as every other institution that they own. (Which is pretty much everything.)
Top it off with the short attention spans and memories of many Americans, and there is a chance.
But only if families aren’t going hungry or freezing throughout the upcoming winter.
Because historically, people vote with their wallets.
Democrats better get with that notion, or be prepared to PAY themselves come election time.
Laugh at us now, but we’ll certainly get the last laugh.