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Senator Elizabeth Warren was absolutely roasted after the Massachusetts Democrat served up a tweet on the record-high inflation that has put the squeeze on ordinary Americans just in time for Thanksgiving.
In a transparent attempt to deflect the blame from the White House and the catastrophic damage inflicted on households as a result of President Joe Biden’s embrace of far-left ideology over sound governance, Warren pointed the finger at corporations which she insisted were sticking it to Americans this Thanksgiving for the sole purpose of keeping their stock prices up.
The failed presidential candidate whom former President Donald J. Trump affectionately referred to as “Pocahontas,” a jab at her claims of being of Native American heritage to advance her career by gaining preferential treatment, has consistently railed against corporations, much in the way that her Senate compatriot Bernie Sanders has maligned “millionaires” and “billionaires” despite his own seven-figure net worth.
In a Wednesday tweet of a story on how companies “can’t stop bragging to investors” about their success in passing on the increased costs of what many have termed “Bidenflation” to consumers, Warren wrote, “Wondering why your Thanksgiving groceries cost more this year? It’s because greedy corporations are charging Americans extra just to keep their stock prices high. This is outrageous.”
Wondering why your Thanksgiving groceries cost more this year? It’s because greedy corporations are charging Americans extra just to keep their stock prices high. This is outrageous. https://t.co/ZGhL7c3piR
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 24, 2021
In another pre-turkey day tweet, Warren also took advantage of the holiday to take aim at poultry producers by demanding a Justice Department investigation, not something that would be a particularly high priority for Attorney General Merrick Garland who has been busy using his office to launch political persecutions against parents who dare to show up at school board meetings to complain about critical race theory.
Americans are paying record high prices for their Thanksgiving turkey while big poultry companies are paying billions in dividends, giving CEOs raises & earning huge profits. These companies are abusing their market power. I’m asking DOJ to investigate.https://t.co/G70KyaUd1Q
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 23, 2021
According to a statement posted on Warren’s website:
“Lack of competition in the poultry industry is allowing these massive companies to squeeze both American consumers and farmers to fuel record corporate profits and payouts to shareholders. When companies have monopoly power as massive suppliers, they can jack up prices of the goods they sell. And when those same companies have complete or substantial market power as large employers or buyers of inputs, also known as monopsony power, they can suppress their own costs for those inputs, including workers’ wages. This is the worst of all worlds, where wages are held back while prices are jacked up.”
Warren’s calling in the feds over turkey prices is a conflicting message from that of snark queen Jen Psaki and the White House press secretary’s condescending dismissiveness about the higher costs for the traditional holiday bird earlier this week.
👀 Jen Psaki downplays the increased cost of Thanksgiving this year, saying your turkey is only "about one dollar more."
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) November 23, 2021
The reaction to Warren’s tweets was swift and brutal with the woman who was humiliated in her home state’s primary last year being scalped on Twitter for her shifting of the blame for inflation away from Biden.
This is like the text of a 419 scam email: it seems patently ridiculous to you, because you're not its target audience. It's meant only for those dumb enough to believe it. https://t.co/okdA3ksmVD
— Paul Graham (@paulg) November 25, 2021
Oh yes, not at all caused by you and your buddies spending trillions and causing mass inflation passed to consumers. Quick everyone look at the corporate boogeyman! Pay no attention to the fact those corporate overlords give most of their $$$ to the Democratic Party. 🙄 https://t.co/5Fmeb8p7ys
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 25, 2021
Big Turkey is just one part of the picture here. There seems to be collusion amongst Big Turkey, Big Pork, Big Rental Cars, Big Used Cars, Big Oil, Big Hotel, Big Kids’ Shoes, Big TV, Big Furniture, Big Apple, and more. I’m asking @ewarren to look into it. https://t.co/4r2v5xf4cN pic.twitter.com/I0Kt9bT8KD
— Zack Kanter (zackkanter.edi) (@zackkanter) November 24, 2021
In a world of bad takes, this one is uniquely horrid.
Just spitballing here, but maybe groceries cost more because we printed 40% of the money that has ever existed in the past 18 months? https://t.co/GF2tH39NzF
— The Wolf Of All Streets (@scottmelker) November 25, 2021
Dems in disarray on inflation messaging.
On one hand you have the White House Chief of Staff retweeting that there is no problem because there are turkeys in Florida, on the other hand, Elizabeth Warren demanding a DOJ investigation into record high turkey prices. pic.twitter.com/HZLr2LFwIJ
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) November 24, 2021
Elizabeth Warren call corporations greedy. This is the same person that made $400,000 annually from Harvard to teach only two classes. Hypocrisy at its finest.
— Elizabeth Warren Hypocrisy Tracker (@LizzyTracker) November 25, 2021
The world is on fire and Elizabeth Warren wants to investigate the rise of turkey prices!!!
— Laurie Hansen (@LaurieH62089609) November 24, 2021
Warren was also the recipient of a triple helping of ridicule over her Thanksgiving day tweet that was as phony as a cringeworthy 2019 Instagram video where she guzzled a beer.
Success!! This year I did NOT set the marshmallows on fire pic.twitter.com/1bp49cGVXg
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 25, 2021
Is this recipe from the cookbook where you claim to be Cherokee?
— Iggy, like Iggy Pop (@IggyLikeIggyPop) November 25, 2021
Wow, an Indian celebrating Thanksgiving in 2021. This is either problematic or brave.
— The Clown World Review (@TTonedef) November 25, 2021
You finally found the place you should be, stay there
— judgesmails (@judgesmails12) November 26, 2021
An evil corporation made those marshmallows. Do you think you contributed to “corporate greed” when you bought them? Fool.
— DWhitney (@DanaWhitney59) November 26, 2021
Why are you appropriating marshmallows from white culture?
— Boomstick (@Pantherrawrs) November 26, 2021
Few members of Congress have been seen as more consistently disingenuous nor as brazenly phony as Senator Warren whose arrogance blinds her to the fact that she has become little more than a cartoon character.
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