Now, I don't know if that is accurate or not, but it sure feels accurate. I know there are things we have to buy for my mom that have doubled in two years. And they weren't cheap to begin with. The same goes for other items at the store. And we won't even discuss utilities and housing.
What is telling for me is that those on the Left are acting like nothing is wrong. I know the media is doing this and I know why. But not all to the left are multi-billionaires. Certainly some of them have to be struggling like the rest of us. I mean, had my wife not done yeoman's work finding a new position that came with a pay raise, I don't know that we'd be making it. And she makes what only a few years ago was considered a very, very good salary. Combined with the rest of our income, we are still just barely making it.
And others, who are Democrats and swing left, must be in the same boat. Yet all I hear from those I know are how awesome everything is. Am I missing something? Usually there is a breaking point with people, but I'm not seeing it. I find that a troubling sign when people who are struggling will say nothing because it's their guy in office. At least acknowledge it is bad and blame Republicans. But this is full denial. Which, by my lights, is never a good sign.