When the liberal ruling class media say that we have low inflation in this country, the disconnect with reality is jolting. Food prices are high especially things like beef and pork. The cheapest gas in my area is $3.89 and was 30 cents higher two weeks ago. I blame the government for both problems. Turning food into fuel decreases the supply of food and drives up the price. The EPA is doing everything it can to hamper, delay and obstruct the hydraulic fracturing process which has produced the only gains in energy production we have had recently. The Interior Department is slow walking new drilling permits to intentionally decrease oil and gas production. Less oil supply means higher oil and gasoline prices. Oil prices are going up also because traders see that this administration is not serious about energy production. How could any serious or even sane person think that Solyndra was a good idea?
Americans have always been free to go wherever they want, whenever they want. Our freedom of mobility is just killing the progressives. Higher gas prices are a great way to restrict our freedom of movement. There is a lot more to higher fuel prices than meets the eye. Progressives want us to all ride bicycles, even in the winter, or take the bus is absolutely right. People are much easier to control when they’re all crammed into public transportation.
Also somewhat hidden, under the radar the past 10 years, the Canadian Dollar is soaring over the US Dollar. Canada is more of a commodity based economy (huge oil exporter to the U.S.). That makes them a “sound dollar” nation, as compared to our monetary liberals, ivory towers crazies at the FED, and Dem Congress.
Interesting as well that Canadian banking law does not allow homeowners to walk away from a residence, just because it has not worked out well as an investment. In Canada a mortgage is a “recourse loan”. If you borrow it, you have to pay it back. Not so in America. If it didn’t work out, somebody at the bank must have tricked you. I suppose some kind of disappearing ink was used on the mortgage contract. American liberalism has turned the U.S. into a crybaby nation.
For America to get competitive again, the Dems just have to go. And they come in all shapes and sizes. Many of them don’t even know they are Dems at heart.