If the election is about inflation and the economy, THANK GOD — We Win
From your mouth to Biden’s! Don’t we wish he would make that speech and clarify the inflation issues
& real causes.
Hope you are feeling as well as you are writing, Mike! You haven’t lost a step!😉
When can you be booked on MSNBC to share this. I find their current commentary so negative for the most part. This affects what people believe and lowers voting.
Mike, PLEASE send this to the DNC. ALL D candidates need to be on message--the TRUTH.
Thank you Michael for saying out loud what we've all been thinking and know to be the honest truth. It's so frustrating to listen to news media spread distortions that only serve to weaken our spirit and make us feel hopeless. We can always count on you to keep us on track.
Excellent post Mike!! Very timely. I just saw a twitter post by Rep Katie Porter that EVERYONE should see. In a hearing, she showed a chart indicating the sources of the recent inflation were attributable to: 7% to wage increases, 39% to materials & operating expenses, & 54% to PRICE GOUGING! IMO, large companies should be subject to excess profits taxes.
Now for some facts about inflation. If you look at the total inflation including energy & food prices, you’ll see inflation spiked from Oct ‘21 to June ‘22. The data is published monthly as CPI-U & CPI-W by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Media often reports the inflation rate over the last 12 month annual period. Under CPI-U, this rate is 8.2%. But if you break it down by month, inflation was 8% over these 1st 9 months, & only 0.2% over the last 3 months. Current inflation should not be an issue in the mid-terms. People are being mislead when media reports say inflation is 8.2%. Sorry for being geeky, but this needs to be understood.
The issues to vote on this Nov should be a woman’s right to choose, climate change, voting rights, income inequality, and above all saving democracy. The top 1% is trying to kill democracy to take permanent control of the country. We as the majority can not let that happen. All hands on deck - we all need to vote by Nov 8th. Make it simple and vote for all Ds. If we all do, we win.
How are you feeling? Much better I hope. Please let us know.
This history lesson needs to get to the right people. Maybe if you dress up like Paul Revere and ride a horse onto all the talk show sets, then you could educate the people you really need to reach: those Tea Party guys from a few years back that morphed into Trumpist Half-fascists.
They are confused.
I have thought, since Citizens United, that we should outlaw PACs and only allow persons who are eligible to vote for that particular office to make campaign contributions. No dark money. No corporate contributions. This would enable each candidate to see how many voters think they are worthy of the voters support. And I would disallow any negative attacks.
For the life of me, I don't understand why the Democrats will not express this to supporters (and potentially supporters) very plainly...... I will be so happy when you are up and out so you can continue spreading the message!
I've looked into the face of evil: Factory Farming. Politicians on both sides of the aisle take money from this abominable industry. We are dealing with forces of darkness here. It's not science fiction. No wonder the media keeps spinning things. It's all about money and nothing else. This is a fight so much bigger than just one election here in this one country. We have a parasitic, invasive species taking over the garden. Even if we win this election, we have to keep all hands on deck to try to root it out. It isn't going to retreat because we cut off a major branch. Fighting this fight is the new normal, I'm afraid. We might as well get used to the idea so we don't fall back into comfortable complacence. Those days are over...
Mike. Hope you are feeling better. Keep the good news coming. Please send this out to all the D camps. For whatever reason messaging is where we fall flat. MAGAts are the party of chaos and they will spin til the sun comes up. And people will vote for them. Truth still matters.
I shared the meme on FB and got a "This message is missing context" with an article attached to learn more about the "real" reason for inflation. Hah! Then I posted an article with Katie Porter using a graph and questioning Mike Conczal, the director of Macroeconomic Analysis at the Roosevelt Institute. We are not stupid. We see that the rich are getting richer and the middle class has all but disappeared and the poor are living on the streets. We are not blind! Of course FB would defend corporations!
Thank you Michael. Well said. This is capitalism at its worst - money over the public welfare. And Magats politicians hate socialism as a word but gladly ask for hurricane money or accept govt healthcare that is not good for the common Joe. I'd love to see Biden spread this message - what have we got to lose that won't already be lost if we lose the house to Magats, much worse, the Senate too.
We also need more Val Demings anger. She pasted that sap weaking Rubio with righteous indignation. We need more of that - We're tired of this and we're not taking it any more! Keep on punching Michael.
Got this in the mail from the NH Democratic Party today:
Mitch McConnell & Don Bolduc's to do List:
1. NATIONAL ABORTION BAN
2. DRAG OUR COUNTRY BACKWARDS
3. THREATEN DEMOCRACY
4. SUPPRESS VOTING RIGHTS
5. DISMANTLE ELECTORAL INTEGRITY
6. CUT TAXES FOR THE RICH
7. STACK THE SUPREME COURT
This can be applied to any current Repug-thug running.
How hard is this to understand? Buy a tiny container of caviar-- maybe 8 bites-- and it costs $125.00-- obviously you eat it slowly-- we over produce food and beverages then we consume them then we get fat-- 64% of us-- that requires 1 billion more gallons of gas just to move us around--higher food prices are obviously what we need-- I buy a muffin at Whole Foods for $2.50; I eat one half and save the other for another meal. Reduce portions and SAVE money. OR get fatter and need medications and spend more money. The math is easy.
Thank you for keeping the facts straight. You are a guiding light and you make the world brighter. You know it’s true!