This is to cover Biden’s destructive counter-country actions, by its own citizens!
And also – Takei referred to Americans to “shut up”!
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Although George Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on the popular 1960s television series “Star Trek,” he’s also a political activist and author who has remained highly engaged with the Democratic Party.
In a recent Twitter post, Takei told Americans: “We can endure higher prices for food and gas if it means putting the screws to Putin. Consider it a patriotic donation in the fight for freedom over tyranny.”
Americans: We can endure higher prices for food and gas if it means putting the screws to Putin. Consider it a patriotic donation in the fight for freedom over tyranny.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 4, 2022
There were two serious issues with Takei’s comment, and the well-deserved backlash came quickly and severely.
The first: Takei has earned millions over the course of his decades-long acting career.
The definition of trading your humanity for patriotism. George will be fine with higher food and gas prices, he’s worth $14 million. The poor and lower working-class in both countries want no part in wars, especially if it’s gonna add to the financial stress they already feel.
— K o b i (No Justice ✊ = No Peace ☮️) (@ProPeace97) March 5, 2022
I mean I’m making $360 a month right now in spite of applying for everything I can, so, not really
— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) March 5, 2022
Hey rich guy, you can endure this, but us working class people, this is crushing us. But what do you car looking down your nose at the people who make your world run… pic.twitter.com/fswIEOpqMX
— Britt Griffith (@britttgriffith) March 5, 2022
The second issue: he has bought into the Democrats’ latest spin that Putin is solely to blame for higher U.S. food and gas prices. Party leaders have begun to call it the “Putin Price Hike.” This canard is simply a last-ditch effort from a party that knows they’re going to be shellacked in the November midterms.
On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the February Consumer Price Index which showed a year-over-year gain of 7.9 %. The December CPI was 7.5 % and that belongs entirely to Biden. The remaining 0.4 % and anything beyond can be attributed to Russia’s invasion, but Biden owns the first 7.5 %.
“Last week that inflation is costing the average U.S. household $296 per month. That’s $3,600 per year, an amount that many families will find hard to look at as a “patriotic donation in the fight for freedom over tyranny,” The New York Post reported.
Last month CNBC featured a PYMNTS/Lending Club poll which found that in December 2021, 61 % of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck. In May 2021, the number had been 54 %. This is what happens when inflation rises by 7 % in one year.
Additionally, a separate CNBC report looked at inflation’s impact upon workers’ wages. On Thursday, the Labor Department announced that although employers increased workers’ average hourly earnings in 2021, “‘real’ hourly earnings (wage growth minus inflation) fell by 1.7% from January 2021 to January 2022.”