You know, now would be a time for President Obama to give a speech on inflation so he can stop that dead in its tracks. We already had the president go out to Tucson and stop dead in its tracks the actions of insane lunatics. We had the president give hundreds of speeches on health care and the American people still don’t want it. So don’t be surprised that, absent a speech by Obama on the subject, inflation will be one of the top stories by the yearend, but if the president can ask the country to stop inflation… I was gonna say “whip,” but that is a dangerous word. “Whip” is an angry word. It has historical notations that we don’t want to dredge up. So if he can beat… Well, that’s problematic now, and “dead in his tracks”? I said that.
See, I’m trying to be civil here as requested by the left. Anyway, if the president could ask the country to stop inflation, to Stop Inflation Now… SIN, S-I-N, Stop Inflation Now. Yeah, Gerald Ford was “whip inflation.” He even had buttons: “Whip Inflation Now,” WIN buttons. Now if we have SIN buttons, then we don’t have to worry… (interruption) No, they didn’t work. They didn’t work, but Obama has unique powers, oratorical skills — “a gift,” as he said to Harry Reid — and, folks, in the UK… Oil is at $90 around the world now and Mohammad Ali Khatibi said by phone from Tehran it’s not a big deal. It’s “not an extraordinary situation.”
“Kuwait’s oil minister said he considered oil at $80 to $100 a barrel to be a ‘fair price’ and did not expect OPEC to increase output…” All the front pages of the papers in the UK all this week have been about the rising, near-record gasoline prices. The American State-Controlled Media is suppressing the story. Their marching orders are to continue to focus on Sarah Palin, and so the State-Controlled Media in this country with marching orders from the White House is focusing on Palin, “civility,” the dangers of the right wing, and the brilliance of Obama’s speech in dealing with the right wing. In the meantime, nobody wants the health care bill. Seventy-five percent want it repealed; the Republicans start dealing with that next week.
Gasoline prices are rising. Reuters story: “Rising gasoline prices beat down U.S. consumer sentiment in early January, overshadowing an improved job outlook and passage of temporary federal tax breaks, a survey released on Friday showed. A year-end surge in gasoline prices ratcheted up consumer inflation expectations to their highest in more than two years, according to the latest data from Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan.” So things the American people come in contact with every day, things that matter to them, the sentiment is not good. Gasoline prices, food prices are on the rise. The cost of living is going up. That means inflation. Health care is coming with all the tax increases.
The American people simply are not focused on that which the media and the White House wants them focused, and that’s Tucson and Sarah Palin. Now energy and food costs do not count in the federal core inflation statistics. In case you’re wondering how inflation reports don’t show much inflation, energy and food costs are not considered. They’re never have been because they fluctuate too much, but it’s awfully handy to not have to count those things. Now, the price of oil has about doubled in five years — and again it’s the big story in the UK. There are riots in places of the world over gasoline prices. The American media is protecting this story; the American media is covering it not at all.
Remember, the instructions from the White House are you keep focusing on Palin, you keep telling the American people what a dangerous, unqualified boob Sarah Palin is. David Cameron, prime minister of the UK, is set to act over soaring petrol prices. The London media is pushing him, but silence in the USA. From Express.co.uk: “Petrol Prices may Kill the Economy and the Coalition.” They are severely worried about the economy blowing up because of rising energy prices in the UK, the same prices that are going up here. You’re just not having it reported. Lots of urgency in the UK. But here it’s all Palin bashing, on orders from the White House news center. “UK, fuel prices yesterday nudging their record highs of July 2008,” and Obama wants us talking about the strange harmony BS!
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