One would have to begrudgingly give Democratic Party shill Tiffany Cross some credit for admitting that inflation is a major problem for Americans under President Joe Biden’s rule until she again spun the economic pain to claim that white people are doing much better.
On Saturday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection” the host and her guests acknowledges that despite the gaslighting from the White House and its allies, that people are suffering due to high gas prices along with the grocery store gut-punch of food costs that continue to spiral upwards with no relief in sight.
Cross welcomed her guests, Dorothy Brown, a tax professor at Georgetown Law School, along with UCLA assistant professor of sociology and Indian studies Desi Small-Rodriguez, to discuss the results from an NPR poll breaking down the demographics of those facing serious problems due to the raging inflation under Biden and his Democratic administration.
“Despite the good economic news this week that inflation appears to be slowing, I thought, yeah, tell that to the many of you who are watching out there,” she said. “High prices are likely in store for some time and that will continue to wreak havoc in many communities of color. A new poll by NPR shows a majority of black, Latino and Native American families report facing serious financial problems due to higher prices, now compare that to the smaller percentage of white Americans feeling the inflation pain.”
Black, Native American and Latino families are struggling to stay afloat with inflation, a new poll finds.
Nearly 40% of Native American respondents said they're struggling to put food on the table. https://t.co/EKd6GrNaB8
— NPR (@NPR) August 9, 2022
The NPR poll shows that 44 percent of white people are being battered by inflation which, while not as large a percentage as people of color, is not an insignificant amount in an America where under Democrats, the gulf between the haves and have-nots regardless of skin color is rapidly widening.
Asked by Cross to “explain why exactly costs are rising at such a rapid rate when income levels for most of us are not,” Brown responded with her expert analysis
“Well, some of it is supply chain issues, some of it is corporate greed, we’ve have seen rents go through the roof, we’ve seen landlords put onerous requirements on people getting apartments, you have to bid on them without seeing them,” she said.
“Food has gone sky-high,” Brown added, placing some blame on CEOs, “We have essential workers that are disproportionately black and Hispanic that have to go to work, we’ve seen, gas prices have come down but for quite some time they were high, so there are several reasons why, but some of it is exploitation.”
When Small-Rodriguez got a chance to speak, she said that those in “Indian country” have particularly hard hit, by both COVID and the poor economic conditions.
“Inflation is just one part of it, we’re seeing, you know, we live in food deserts,” she said. “We’re struggling with just basic, just basic survival. And it is nothing new, but unfortunately, but we are seeing, you know, across the United States is amplified in our communities, so many of our people have to drive you know, some of us, hundreds of miles just to get to work, you know, to get to school so you know that is impacting us with respect to the gas prices,” also saying that “more than 500 years of colonization” has been a contributing factor.
Cross interjected, criticizing the media, “A part of the challenges I have in the mainstream media, and you hear things like, ‘Oh the economy is doing better,’ and for many of us the economy is not the stock market. It ain’t doing better for us,” she said.
Despite the miserable inflation situation, Brown stressed that it is imperative to keep supporting Biden and Democrats even though the economy has been in a downward spiral since they have been in control of the government.
“Keep pushing for the Biden administration,” she said. “We don’t have a Voting Rights Act fix right? We are being disenfranchised, we are being left behind. We have those on the Republican side of the aisle, who would prefer that we don’t vote, but they don’t have a problem with us paying taxes.”
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