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BO SNERDLEY: The Washington Post’s ‘Roaring Economy’

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I laughed when I saw the headline in the Amazon-Prime Washington Post: “The economy is roaring. Immigration is a key reason.”

Most news organizations have a newsroom. At the Post it’s a “spin-room” It took three “journalists” to craft a weak attempt to spin the two biggest issues that hurt Joe Biden’s re-election bid, off the table. The economy – and illegal immigration, although the word “illegal” wasn’t part of their headline.

The Post claims “immigration has propelled the U.S. job market further than just about anyone expected, helping cement the country’s economic rebound from the pandemic as the most robust in the world.”

Okay. Let’s take a look at “the most robust” economy in the entire world, through the lens of other news that was reported.

The Seattle Times reported, same day, that Expedia was going to lay off 6% of their Seattle-based workforce as part of a larger global restructuring. 

Macy’s broke the news that they are going to shutter one third of their department stores over the next three years. Three hundred stores. Now you see them – soon you won’t.  Imagine all of the shoppers, pockets weighed down with all the cash they’ve earned in these robust economic times, but they’ve got fewer places to spend it! 

Sony announced job losses at their Playstation division – some in the United States.

The Daily Mail reported Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citizens, PNC and Santander would close 31 branches – all of those announcements were made in just one week.

The Wall Street Journal and Fox Business reported consumers are resorting “to ‘creative’ strategies to stretch food budgets as grocery prices continue to increase.” Among the strategies – foregoing certain food items, more detailed meal planning, and – hunting and harvesting their own food supplies. Nothing says “roaring economy” like having to hunt, skin and cook your dinner!

The New York Times weighed in on the most “robust” and “roaring economy” with their own Biden story – “Biden Targets a New Economic Villain: Shrinkflation.” If you are unfamiliar with the term you haven’t been shopping. Many items on the grocery shelf are in smaller packages – while the cost, of course, has gone up. The only mystery is why Joe Biden is targeting this as a winnable issue, and accusing businesses of “ripping off” consumers, since Bidenomics is to blame.

And – to top it off – ABC News reported America’s Second Man, Doug Emhoff – was trotted out to announce $1.7 billion dollar program, paid for with pledges from 140 health systems and insurers to “help President Joe Biden meet his goal of ending hunger by 2030.” The news item says “about 12.8% of U.S. households, or about 17 million, did not have enough money or other resources to get sufficient food in 2022,” which is up from 10.2 percent a year earlier.

Think about that for a second, folks. In this “roaring economy” the best in the world, we have 17 million starving Americans – who don’t know how to hunt or harvest their own food. And Joe and Doug are going to spend 1.7 billion by 2030 to help. Meanwhile – Joe says we have to fork over 60 billion right now – for Ukraine.

I sure hope the hungry Americans – in the Amazon-Prime Washington Post’s “roaring economy” (fueled by illegal immigration), can hold on until 2030 to get something to eat. If not – things are going to get pretty ugly out there in robust America.


2 Comments

  1. Well BO, don’t worry. Those 17 million Americans will still vote for biden, because they’re hungry, but are too stupid to figure out nothing is going to change.

  2. An excellently written account of the true state of the economy, Mr. Bo!

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