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Lower Your Expectations, Ignore $4+ Gas, Empty Shelves, Lower Thermostat

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We are at a tipping point in the USA as the disfunction of this White House and a triple-Dem rule in DC are becoming visually obvious to the average American. Typically, political and policy squabbles in DC are ignored or go unnoticed by the apolitical American who wants to live his life. They awaken politically around Labor Day each election year, but for the most part, they are just not paying attention to politicians and politics. 

 

That is, until something awakens them. Until their lives, their real-world experiences, are impact directly and in a serious manner. Then they start to notice and ask "Why is this happening?" and seek some info. And when they don't like what they see, they start to get vocal. I would argue that protests about school boards, the socialist curricula and creeping CRT/DEI/1619 misinformation are one of those awakenings as school-at-home focused parents one what was actually being said and taught in classrooms, but in their own kitchen and dining room tables. 

 

Today we have higher gas prices, empty store shelves, delivery timelines that were once days or weeks not into months, the cost of everyday items skyrocketing. These are all real-world, in your face changes that the average apolitical American cannot miss. And these are changes that have a bigger impact, a "disparate" impact, on lower income/worth Americans. And they are noticing. 

 

For those who wonder why Eff Joe Biden and Let's Go Brandon have caught on with the public, consider it a soft shove back against what people feel and are now seeing on store shelves. A fun way of protesting that does not require burnt stuff and shattered glass. But what are they reacting to? Empty store shelves? Visions of cargo ships backed up from California to Hong Kong? $4 gas? Unaffordable rents or house prices? Calculations of the cost of heating your home this winter? 

 

So in the face of all of that, are you noticing a subtle shift taking place in the rhetoric and arguments coming from the WH and their scribes in the DEMedia? The one where we are slowly being told that it is time to "lower expectations" of what we should be thinking about in the new, post-Covid world? 

 

When you cannot deliver on what you promised, cannot deliver what people expected, not match the results of your predecessor, what do you do? When the supply chain issue you never saw coming will take so long to work out that you have to distract from your failures. 

 

Well, one tactic would be telling people they expect too much and that they have to reduce what they want so that it matches what the current regime can deliver. Examples of this are starting to show up and the timing it too coincidental to be coincidental. I am waiting for Joe Biden to appear in a sweater and tell Americans in northern states to lower their heating costs by donning a cardigan (images of Carter). 

 

And to them I say, NO! Lowering expectations are for bored Europeans who want a 4-day work week and 6 weeks vacation, not for hard-working/hard-playing Americans.

 

One such example is this Washington Post opinion piece by one Micheline Maynard, some on whose lowered expectations do not seem to have included a missed meal:

 

Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes

American consumers, their expectations pampered and catered to for decades, are not accustomed to inconvenience.

 

“For generations, American shoppers have been trained to be nightmares,” Amanda Mull wrote in August in the Atlantic, before the supply chain problem turned truly ugly. “The pandemic has shown just how desperately the consumer class clings to the feeling of being served.”

 

Customers’ persistent whine, “Why don’t they just hire more people?,” sounds feeble in this era of the Great Resignation, especially in industries, such as food service, with reputations for being tough places to work.

 

Rather than living constantly on the verge of throwing a fit, and risking taking it out on overwhelmed servers, struggling shop owners or late-arriving delivery people, we’d do ourselves a favor by consciously lowering expectations.

 

Micheline Maynard | Author, Journalist, Educator

 

 

Nope, do NOT lower your expectations, they want that. Don't buy their excuses, they have blown things up in their first nine months. They want you to expect less than what the country can produce, that's how they can get away with their draconian policies without getting called on it. 

  • Supply chains got tangled because of idiot lockdowns, vaccine mandates and California's idiot labor laws, union regulations and truck vehicle requirements. 
  • Biden screwed up because he needed a diversity hire in his Cabinet and chose a completely unqualified "minority"-hire Transportation Secretary who could not be bothered to show up for work during a crisis.
  • We can’t get enough workers because idiot Dems in Washington and blue state capitals decided to almost drown the unemployed in excess tax-equivalent compensation.

 

Do not lower your expectations. Because this mess is almost entirely the fault of Democrats, and you couldn’t possibly lower your expectations of them any further.

 

And then we see President Chief of Staff Klain, endorsing a socialist academic's view that "the economic problems we're facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems" suggesting that we should be lowering our expectations, shut up and embrace the suckage. 

 

Ronald Klain retweets post calling supply chain crisis 'high class' issue

 

Which just gives rise to the obvious reaction:

 

CODE RED: Celebrate America! If You Run Out of Gruel, You've Got A "High-Class  Problem" – RedState

 

Psaki defends Ron Klain after he shared claim inflation is 'high class  problem' | Daily Mail Online

 

And then there is Peppermint Patty's response, again, blaiming consumers for spending too much and expecting too much for the current economic conditions, shortages and inflation:

 

'It's not a top priority': Psaki defends Ron Klain's 'Twitter habits' after he shared claim inflation and supply chain issues are 'high class problems' and insists he has a right to 'public speech'

  • White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain agreed Wednesday U.S. economic issues – including inflation and supply chain delays – are 'high class problems' 

  • Asked about the tweet, Psaki said that Klain's Twitter 'Is not a top priority at this point in time' 

  • Responding to Obama's former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers saying problems would be 'much worse' if the unemployment was still at 10%

  • Republicans criticized Klain and said it shows the White House is 'tone-deaf' on policies hurting American families  

  • The Labor Department numbers show that compared to September 2020, consumer prices have risen 5.4% – a 13-year high

 

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Asked about the tweet, Psaki said that Klain's Twitter 'Is not a top priority at this point in time.' 

 

'The chief of staff is out there speaking on his own accord ... as any chief of staff does. I think it's also important for anyone here to be able to tout points that they find interesting that's the purpose of public speech.' 

Still,  Psaki had a lengthy answer at the ready to explain away Klain's tweet. 

 

'The point here is some of these critics ... we don't know if they're saying that what they thought was great was when the unemployment rate was double what it is today, or when people were locked in their homes and therefore gas prices were lower. We're at this point because the unemployment rate has come down and has been cut in half because people are buying more goods, because people are traveling, because demand is up, and because the economy is turning back on.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 mins ago, Nessmuk said:

But Trump is a poopy head.

Go put on a sweater and keep your yap shut!

 

Up Close, with Peter Sage: Jimmy Carter in a sweater

 

ETA: Are you a speed reader or did you do a dude-esque "skim"? 

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7 mins ago, Mokes said:

HE  looks like every liberal woman everywhere lol.


Oops, cross-thread confusion.  I’m losing it!

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1 min ago, Mokes said:

She looks like every liberal woman everywhere lol.

She's a liberal arts major who does not know git about economics, as evidenced by here turn of phrase to tell reporters to STHU

 

‘The tragedy of the treadmill undelivered’ Psaki plays down supply chain chaos, claims people are buying more

Psaki jokes about late holiday gifts at White House briefing

 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki struck a joking tone about late holiday gifts in response to a question about ongoing issues in the US supply chain on Tuesday, and blamed the issue primarily on a surge of consumer spending.

 

The press aide quipped that Americans could face “the tragedy of the treadmill undelivered” in response to a reporter’s inquiry about Americans unable to get large appliances as well as smaller items delivered in a timely fashion.

 

Earlier this year, the New York Times’s Michael Shear pointed out, “it was crystal clear” that supply chain issues existed, with Americans couldn’t “get dishwashers, and furniture, and treadmills delivered on time, not to mention all sorts of other things”.

 

“The tragedy of the treadmill undelivered,” she joked.

 

Her quip comes as the problems facing the US supply chain are escalating, and the Biden administration has announced steps to address them. Last week, President Joe Biden said during a national address that two ports in California hit hardest by backlogs would move to 24/7 operations, and he called on retail companies to take similar steps to move cargo from the docks to store shelves.

 

“[W}e need the rest of the private sector chain to step up as well. This is not called a supply chain for nothing,” he said during a national address.

 

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Lower Your Expectations, Ignore $4+ Gas, Empty Shelves, Lower Thermostat

At $3.40* a gallon, gasoline is almost there, the empty shelves are Here and now!  Thank God I live far enough south that heating the home is rarely an issue.

 

*$3.40, less than ten months in office and gasoline has almost doubled in price,  in 20¢ it will have doubled!  If American wants to know what is pushing inflation, just ask yourself, “What does any industrialized Nation run on?”  If you’re honest you will know.

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6 mins ago, Mokes said:

She looks like every liberal woman everywhere lol.

 

2 mins ago, Nessmuk said:

FIFY

I think Mokes was talking about Psaki, you might be confusing her with the newest **** admiral :upck:

 

 

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1 min ago, Cayotica said:

Lower Your Expectations, Ignore $4+ Gas, Empty Shelves, Lower Thermostat

At $3.40* a gallon, gasoline is almost there, the empty shelves are Here and now!  Thank God I live far enough south that heating the home is rarely an issue.

 

*$3.40, less than ten months in office and gasoline has almost doubled in price,  in 20¢ it will have doubled!  If American wants to know what is pushing inflation, just ask yourself, “What does any industrialized Nation run on?”  If you’re honest you will know.

Note that these prices are regional averages, within ranges, but there can be individual stations that are higher than the top end of the range

 

 

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Biden supporters don’t care about inflation.  If they want something, they just take it.  In many Biden strongholds, all they need to do is keep their takings under a thousand dollars.  My only question is, is that thousand dollar limit a “per day” thing or “per trip” to the store thing?

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4 mins ago, Paulie Herman said:

It's a small price to pay to end the mean tweets.

Just prepping the American people for the Globalist paradise the left is attempting to create. 

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