More Americans today have absolutely no idea what the high rate of inflation is going to bring to them. That’s because there are many Americans today not old enough to have experienced the horrific rate of inflation during the 1970s. Back then, Americans suffered for ten long years before there was any light at the end of the tunnel. Are Americans today ready for the inflation slog that is awaiting them? Unfortunately, the answer is NO. I suppose they will be learning the perils of high inflation by the seat of their pants.
The high inflation rate of today is going to be much worse than the 1970s because now we have a pandemic to contend with. Instead of just freezing inside our homes due to the lack of affordable energy, we now have to face the fact that we are going to die from a virus. No amount of money, regardless of its purchasing power is going to save us. Our country is being led by a pack of morons who don’t know their ass from their elbow. Uncle Joe had the opportunity to buy 500 million tests kits back in October 2021 but for some unknown reason (other than incompetence) he didn’t. Click here for the facts. He ordered them now for delivery some time this month. So how does that help either you or me?
For those of you who don’t know or remember what inflation was like back in the 1970s, here’s how we spent most of our days…….waiting on gas lines. Dinner? Hamburger Helper or a can of dog food.
Here today, in 2022, many of you are spending your days waiting on lines for Covid-19 test kit handouts to find out if you are going to live or die. As for Hamburger Helper, most of us can’t afford chopped meat anymore. And for dog food, most dogs today are eating organic, nutritious dog food that is probably loaded with meat and veggies. Dogs today are eating better than humans.
If you want to know how the media treated inflation back in the 1970s, I implore you to watch this episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show I’ve loaded down below. It’s 23 minutes long and you will see how Mary, as well as her co-workers, neighbors and friends dealt with the inflation of the 1970s. The writers made it humorous. Today? Our corrupt writers of current sit-coms wouldn’t dare depict any of the heartache we are all feeling at the hands of their beloved Uncle Joe. Mary was dealing with a Cost Of Living (COLA) increase of 9.3%. Her rent went from $145 a month to $175 and she had to find the extra $30 in her budget. It wasn’t there, so she asked for a raise.
Know how that would be depicted today? Mary’s rent would go from $1450 a month to $1750, which would be a $300 increase. How would Mary solve her housing problem? She might have to score a tent and go homeless. Or simply quit her job and seek out another higher paying job only to learn the salary increase put her back in the same boat. She still can’t afford to pay her bills.
Not so funny anymore, is it?
If you don’t have time to watch the MTM sit-com episode now, perhaps you can watch it while waiting on a Covid test line? Just a thought.
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