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Washington Post Finance Columnist Scolds Americans for Complaining About Inflation

Washington Post Finance Columnist Scolds Americans for Complaining About Inflation

“so I’m gonna need you to calm down and back off”

Washington Post finance columnist Michelle Singletary wants Americans to know that despite record-high gasoline and food prices, things aren’t really as bad as you might think.

During an appearance on MSNBC yesterday, she said that people need to stop complaining and realize there are plenty of people who are doing very well.

Everyone can imagine a writer for the Washington Post defending record inflation if it had happened on Trump’s watch, right?

Harold Hutchison reports at the Daily Caller:

‘Stop Complaining’: WaPo Personal Finance Adviser Dismisses Americans Suffering From Inflation

A Washington Post columnist told Americans to “stop complaining” about the effects of inflation while on MSNBC Wednesday.

“You got to stop complaining when there’s so many people who literally the inflation rate means they may only have two meals instead of three,” Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for the Post, said during “Chris Jansing Reports.” “There are Americans who did extremely well in the last two years in the market.”

“You still have your job,” Singletary said. “And yeah, it’s costing you more for gas, but guess what, you’re still going to take that holiday, that Fourth of July vacation, you could eat out.”…

“Stop looking at your portfolio,” Singletary said. “And you know what you can do with all that energy? Help other people, help put some food on the table of somebody else’s house because you have extra.”

Here’s the video:

All of a sudden, media people and Democrats (but I repeat myself) are making excuses for the nightmare level of inflation happening under Biden.

This is a real headline from the Los Angeles Times:

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm reminded us that people in other countries are paying more for gas. Don’t you feel better already?

It’s nothing but excuses all the way down, and it’s not going to cut it with voters.

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WAPO – says in essence that ‘things are tough all over and some folks have it worse than you so STFU and dig deeper in your pocket to give away to others the lesser amounts you still have’

Yeah, I can totally see how the WAPO would be consistent on this message during a r admin. /S

healthguyfsu | June 23, 2022 at 12:09 pm

Wapo remains a joke….a very unfunny one.

Michelle Singletary, whose net worth is 7 million and annual salary is $135,000, is not concerned about rising prices because it doesn’t concern her. She says, “I can afford to pay more. So there!”

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who has millions of dollars in stock options, including more than $1 million in an electric vehicle and battery maker, says she wants everybody buy an electric vehicle.

Granholm, who reported owning between $4.4 million to $16.8 million in corporations and private assets such as real estate holdings, says she is not concerned about the rising cost of fuel because it’s expensive everywhere.

    randian in reply to Peabody. | June 23, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Granholm says she is not concerned about the rising cost of fuel because it’s expensive everywhere

    Why should she be concerned when the government pays for her flights?

Joe Biden’s “Hold my breath until I turn Blue” Sanctions are killing the Global economy. Meanwhile, the Rubal is hitting all time highs.

Get ready folks. The operative word for the next 20 years is:

    Close The Fed in reply to MattMusson. | June 23, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    And the past 30….

      artichoke in reply to Close The Fed. | June 23, 2022 at 8:40 pm

      The past 42. I came out of college right into the Reagan presidency of shipping our industry to Japan and letting LBO’s hollow out the finances of our formerly great corporations, while telling us “it’s morning again in America”.

Progressive costs (e.g. deprivation, restriction, sanctions) and prices (i.e. single/central/monopolistic solutions) are a shared responsibility. That said, subsidy or affordability?

Could this person be more out of touch with reality? Inflation, as measured in the 1970’s as a fixed basket of items, is probably running 10 points above wage increases. That is a very big deal to anyone who is not rich, especially those living on fixed incomes, like the elderly. Even the well-off have gotten hit by major declines in both stock and bond values in retirement or other savings. Consumer sentiment, recently reported at record lows, is a better indictor than WaPo.

    artichoke in reply to jb4. | June 23, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Way more thought and analysis there than what the blatherings of this “finance columnist” merit. Couldn’t even bring myself to read it carefully because of what all this comes from. But presumably you’re right.

taurus the judge | June 23, 2022 at 12:33 pm

She reminds me of Urkel with hair weaves

We all know how hysterical and attacking they would be if a Republican were President.

JackinSilverSpring | June 23, 2022 at 12:50 pm

This crap from Bezos’ Compost, Pravda on the Potomac where the truth goes to die in darkness. Leftists are insane. This one is vomiting up bovine excrement. Go figure. Brandon screwed up his family, now he and his insane followers want to do that to America.

Yes. The best way to help us feel better about the current situation is to command us in the most arrogant way possible to stop feeling bad.


    henrybowman in reply to irv. | June 23, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    ‘The beatings will continue until morale improves.”
    I remember when that was considered a joke, not White House policy.

    artichoke in reply to irv. | June 23, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    I just can’t get in the mindset of being commanded by her though. I’m not allowed to slap her, but I can laugh at her.

Another Voice | June 23, 2022 at 1:38 pm

How tone deaf can the Editorial Board of this newspaper be to have this be their public voice on the crisis which 90% of Americans are dealing with?

Rhetorical question I know….yet it makes one shake their head in disgusts for the ignorance of their chief staff members.

    artichoke in reply to Another Voice. | June 23, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    They want to tell people to fack off, but they use a black woman so it’s harder to tell her to go to hell. Well I’m up for those important tasks, in the words of I think JFK, “not because it’s easy but because it’s hard”.

On a plus note, we might need to go back to paper elections if there is no electricity to run the fraud machines, err, computers.

The woman is illiterate and gets to write a column in a major publication? She sounds down right authoritarian in her demands.

henrybowman | June 23, 2022 at 3:35 pm

“so I’m gonna need you to calm down and back off”
Don’t give a F what you need, privileged biyotch.
Imma need you to get out my face and STFU.

E Howard Hunt | June 23, 2022 at 4:37 pm

Somebody needs to tell these dumb broads that wearing enormous eyeglasses does not make you smart.

This woman obviously should not be in the position she is in as she has no clue to what inflation is doing to the people of the USA.

texansamurai | June 23, 2022 at 7:26 pm

definitely aa hire–well, she’s too damn stupid to qualify for a moonlighting gig at the zoo–probably best– if anyone saw her walking around there would probably trigger an escape alert

I’m gonna need Michelle Singletary to show how she’s giving away a lot of her time for free and her pay as well helping those less fortunate, even if they’re white.

Or else I’m gonna need to laugh at Michelle Singletary and wonder why anyone would care what she thinks.

She’s probably a descendant of Anthony Johnson…….

When Anthony Johnson was released from servitude, he was legally recognized as a “free Negro.” He became a successful farmer. In 1651, he owned 250 acres (100 ha), and the services of five indentured servants (four white and one black).

In 1653, John Casor, a black indentured servant whose contract Johnson appeared to have bought in the early 1640s, approached Captain Goldsmith, claiming his indenture had expired seven years earlier and that he was being held illegally by Johnson. A neighbor, Robert Parker, intervened and persuaded Johnson to free Casor.
Handwritten court ruling.
March 8, 1655

Parker offered Casor work, and he signed a term of indenture to the planter. Johnson sued Parker in the Northampton Court in 1654 for the return of Casor.

The court initially found in favor of Parker, but Johnson appealed. In 1655, the court reversed its ruling.[17]
Finding that Anthony Johnson still “owned” John Casor, the court ordered that he be returned with the court dues paid by Robert Parker.[18]

This was the first instance of a judicial determination in the Thirteen Colonies holding that a person who had committed no crime could be held in servitude for life.

that Fourth of July vacation

Am I? Given the uncertainty a flight will actually take place, and the +50% and rising ticket prices, no I’m rather likely not to take that vacation.

Granholm lists prices without equalizing for tax burden, a standard bit of lying by Democrats.