Like him or hate him, this country was humming right along under Donald Trump.
Even as controversial as he was, he would have more than likely been re-elected on the strength of the economy.
Along came COVID, and Democrats had the excuse they needed to shut everything down.
Two weeks to slow the spread was all they needed, a policy that lasted for months, with repercussions that we still feel today.
Paying the Price
Democrats did not care, however, because pounding COVID and the economy was their way of taking Trump out and regaining power.
The problem with that strategy is that they needed to have a way out, and they did not have one.
The policies they demanded be put in place, along with the moves made by Biden after entering office, sent inflation through the roof.
Biden’s weakness then resulted in Putin making a move against Ukraine, which contributed further to the problem.
The result… an 8.5 percent jump in inflation, the highest bump we have seen in four decades.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 12, 2022
However, that number is nothing when you look at the staples that we spend money on, as all of them are well over that number.
At the top of that list is all things energy.
Gasoline is up by more than 40 percent across the board just in the last year. It has basically doubled in price since Joe Biden took office.
Propane and firewood… up 24.4 percent.
Electricity… up 11.1 percent.
Utility gas… up 21.6 percent.
Staples at the grocery store are averaging about 10 percent in increase, at least.
Democrats sacrificed the financial stability of the middle class in this country for one reason and one reason only… power.