It doesn’t really matter that Americans are paying more for groceries these days because everyone saved so much money during the pandemic.
That is the logic coming from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle. She called it a “dirty little secret” that Americans can afford higher prices.
-Karen Townsend, During the Biden Administration
Just how much of a bummer is it to be well past the age of adulthood and still living under your parent’s roof? As this living arrangement grows increasingly common, the perception is that it’s not so bad after all.
In fact, living with mom and dad can be pretty sweet.
-Brad Tuttle, During the Obama Administration
Although the economy is on the mend, a still-tight job market in many areas and a load of student debt will force many 20-somethings to move back home this spring—and stay for a while.
And they'll be joining plenty of last year's graduates who still can't afford to move out on their own.
But financial experts say young adults can use a return to the family nest as an opportunity to focus on paying off debt and start a savings plan for both the short and long term.
-Lindsay Gellman, During the Obama Administration: The Benefits of Moving Back Home
NBC: People Can Afford The Inflation
NBC's Stephanie Ruhle says the "dirty little secret" of people complaining about paying higher prices for food and fuel for their homes is they can afford it just fine. According to her, people should have been saving during the pandemic and stocks look good. -Nicholas Fondacaro
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Obama, Financial, Funny, Narrative, Oops, Socialism, Healthcare, Regulation
Discouraging news about rising costs, however, obscures some counterintuitive good news: The first step toward getting more bang for our healthcare buck is for consumers, rather than insurance companies or the government, to bear more responsibility for the cost of healthcare decisions.
That appears to be happening, which could be the early stage of a reversal in a long trend of skyrocketing medical costs. Consumers won’t feel relief right away, but if the trend continues, it will be good for the entire country.
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Financial, Narrative, Economy
What most people would call unemployment, Van Gorkom embraced as "funemployment." While millions of Americans struggle to find work as they face foreclosures and bankruptcy, others have found a silver lining in the economic meltdown. These happily jobless tend to be single and in their 20s and 30s.
Liberal, Narrative, Economy, Jobs
These jobless folks, usually singles in their 20s and 30s, find that life without work agrees with them. Instead of punching the clock, they're hitting the beach.
Liberal Media Rationalization During The Obama Years...
"Why don’t we all admit that living with your parents as a young adult is a perfectly fine thing to do?"
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops, Economy
The people aren’t really tiny, but their homes are — 150 to 200 square feet of living space, some with gabled roofs, others with bright cedar walls, compact bathrooms and cozy sleeping lofts that add up to living spaces that are smaller than the walk-in closets in a suburban McMansion…
If these affordable homes — which maximize every inch of interior space and look a little like well-constructed playhouses — are the dream, they represent a radically fresh version of what it takes to make Americans happy.
“Inflation is good for you!” proclaims a headline from the Intercept. “Inflation is bad for the 1 percent but helps out almost everyone else,” the article claims.
Inflation “may be a good sign,” agrees New York Times business writer Jeanna Smialek. “Don’t panic” about inflation, says economist Paul Krugman.
Liberal, Tax, Narrative, Bigbrother
Rather than being afraid of a higher tax bracket, it’s better to be afraid that you’ll wind up in a place where your income is so low that you don’t have to pay taxes.
Liberal, Narrative, Press, Bigbrother, Economy
1. There is no physical reason to retire. 2. Continued work can support healthy aging, including better physical and mental health. 3. Well-being and happiness are boosted when people are engaged in challenging and meaningful activities. Work is a major place to find such activities in our society.
Washington Post During Biden Administration:
"Try To Lower Expectations"
Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes. Try to lower expectations. American consumers might have been spoiled, but generations of them have also dealt with shortages of some kind.
Now it's our turn to make adjustments.
Democrat, Editorial, Liberal, Election, Obama, Narrative, Press, Politics, Bias
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Gas prices are once again dominating the national debate. But despite rhetoric, high gas prices aren't hurting as much as they used to.
Government, Incompetence, Communism
North Korea is telling its hungry citizens to be prepared to eat less for a few years.
Pyongyang, which closed its Sino-Korea border early last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, said there is only a slim chance of it reopening before 2025. This situation, which includes the restriction of trade, puts a significant pinch on the country of 25 million where people are already starving to death because of skyrocketing food prices, according to Radio Free Asia .