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Critics tweeted Bloomberg Opinion on Saturday, saying inflation hurts most people who “thank 300k less”, adding that people should take the bus, stop buying in bulk and “try lentils instead of meat.”
The tweet also read: “Nobody said it would be fun.” Teresa Ghilarducci’s March 13 article, “Inflation Will Be Hardest if you earn less than $ 300,000.
To avoid overpriced meat, Ghilarducci suggested switching to vegetables.
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“While your palate may not be used to it, tasty meat substitutes include vegetables (where prices are rising by just over 4%, or lentils and beans by around 9%). directly. It’s a more efficient, healthier and cheaper way to get calories, ”the journalist said.
In response to Bloomberg’s tweet, sports journalist and analyst Barrett Sallee recalled some of the many excuses for inflation Americans have heard in the past few months.
“Inflation is temporary,” Sallee tweeted. “Inflation is caused by COVID. Inflation is not really bad. Inflation is caused by Putin. ” That is all that has been said in the last 12 months. “
President Biden and other members of the administration blamed Putin, calling it “Putin’s price hike.” In February, inflation reached another peak in 40 years, rising to 7.9%.
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Matt Rinaldi, chairman of the Texas Republican Party, said on Twitter that he did not think “get rid of the car and eat lentils instead of meat” is a winning message for Democrats.
Former Democratic Party presidential candidate Marianne Williamson joined a few people on Twitter saying, “eat your cake!”
“Essentially, the elite want normal people to” have nothing and be happy about it, “said Robby Starbuck, a Congressional candidate from Tennessee.
“Are you complaining about the gas price? The elite says #LetThemEatLentils, Republican Rhode Island congress candidate Jessica De La Cruz said, noting she is in favor of a temporary gas tax suspension.
Ohio State Senator Michael Rulli, R-33, suggested turning off the “money printer.”
Joseph Mallozzi, a Canadian film producer and writer, jokingly provided a few more suggestions. “Win the lottery,” he said, adding “accidentally stop by your friends at mealtime.” He also suggested canceling Bloomberg’s subscription.
James DePorre, CEO of Shark Investment Management and Real Money provider, said only 1% of the population earns over $ 300,000 a year.
Ghilarducci also suggested “rethinking” the pet’s “expensive medical needs”. “It may sound harsh, but scientists are actually not recommending chemotherapy for animals – which can cost as much as $ 10,000 – for ethical reasons,” she wrote.
Matt Whitlock, former Republican communications director, criticized the point, adding, “Biden’s economy is tough.”
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Investigative writer for the Associated Press, Kat Stafford, criticized the suggestion to use public transport. She said many Americans, especially those living in communities of color, “have suffered from underfunded or non-existent mass public transport for years.”
“There is a real problem of transit inequality in America. It exists right here in my hometown of Detroit. While I was in charge of City Hall, I spent hours in city council meetings where I heard residents complaining and begging for better bus service and access, ”she said, adding that the suburban counties surrounding Detroit had rejected proposals for increasing public transport.