September 14 – Consumer Price Index numbers came out yesterday for inflation and showed a 3.7 percent increase year over year, which is higher than it’s been historically.
But the real impact could be the groups and contracts that are tied to the CPI.
Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “The groups that follow and project what Social Security recipient increases will be came out yesterday and said based on these new numbers, Social Security recipients, you’re looking at an increase in January of probably around 3.2 percent, maybe a little bit more. That compares to 8.7 percent that they got this year and I always like to emphasize those numbers because as we know, so many labor contracts, both in the private and the public sector, are tied to those Social Security recipient numbers. So everyone needs to continue to keep an eye on that.”
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “Here we are continuing resolution, oh, we want a clean, continuing resolution going forward. What our House and Senate are facing, again, is the Senate GOP betraying us by not stopping all the spending. It’s the spending that’s causing the failures that we’re seeing and all the ramifications like all these increased union contracts and Social Security. I don’t know how the country survives economically.”
The country is 16 days away from a government shutdown.
Barkdoll said, “There’s all this debate again, about the continuing resolution and just no cuts ever discussed. It’s always keep spending where it is or increase spending and there is no way this is sustainable over the long term, but yet it seems like they get enough people on board, Republicans in the Senate and in the House that continue to push these things through.”
Add to that, a memo has been made public that the Biden White House sent out to various media outlets encouraging more scrutiny of the GOP, and you can’t help but wonder what the future of this country will be.
Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “I will thank the Federal Communications Commission right now for not allowing me to say exactly what I think about Joe Biden right now. Just a bunch of losers in the media and losers in this administration. The lies that are coming out of this liar and the liar handlers of his, it’s just getting worse and worse.”
Barkdoll said the directive to the media is “not only in the context of this pending impeachment inquiry, but just in general, things that are happening, and I certainly hope that these media outlets do not follow this. I was struck yesterday, David Ignatius, a very liberal opinion columnist for The Washington Post. He had a column yesterday that’s getting a lot of attention. His column was, ‘It’s time for Joe Biden to step down.’ That’s remarkable because it’s coming from someone that’s been very supportive of Biden and his causes. Ignatius is pointing out what a lot of us have been saying now for months, if not longer, this guy just could not serve another four years and there was some reporting yesterday again, is there some talk among Biden’s private circles, people trying to push him or encourage him, you need to get out of this race? Those filing deadlines for the early primary states, they’re coming up in about four weeks. So if something’s going to happen, there’s a really narrow window of time here for it to be done.”
Jansen said, “Ignatius, he’s the one that gets permission now for Democrats and media all over the place to go ahead and encourage Biden to leave. He’s scary in my opinion, because he’s the media dog. I think that despite maybe some good reporting in between that, that gets out the message in what I call the bias manipulation of the media.”
Barkdoll confirmed, “There’s speculation that this column may not have been accidental. Democrats, Biden circle, they know Ignatius is someone that Biden likes and follows. Was this column put out there to give cover to other people now to jump on board saying, okay, well Ignatius is saying he’s your biggest fan, but you need to step down. Is this cover for other people now to do that as well? We’ll see if anything unfolds on this over the next few days.”