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88. I've been told how totally wrong I am, but.............
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 04:58 AM
Nov 2022

I still see inflation as simple price gouging in a vacuum created by temporary shortages. The markets realign with surprising quickness, but their duration is controlled by the same forces, efficiencies, which contribute to the realignment. As this point, inflation is being artificially sustained by middlemen who are taking windfalls from panic pricing opportunities they have a hand in generating.

There was one guy who agreed, Joe Biden, and he pretty much told the producers of petroleum products, for instance, to stop with the artificial scarcity and the unnecessary punishment it was bringing to regular consumers. Unfortunately, they were still nursing the damage to their control of the world's energy prices inflicted by his totally reasonable domestic drilling restrictions and don't give a damn what a Democratic president thinks is patriotic or not. The same could be said of international shipping concerns who stand to go broke or get "really" well as they scramble, reacting to new markets created by filling shortages created by geopolitical shenanigans.

I see the solution to inflation as the same solution to government corruption. Enforce current laws. White collar criminals and the wealthy/powerful can sit in prison cells just like rapists, thieves and murderers. Unfortunately, the equivocation which currently suffices for legal theory up and down our justice spectrum does not allow for interpretation or enforcement of statutes in ways which may cause the feathers of entrenched bureaucrats and energy dons to ruffle.

So whuddawedo? Take it, until we can't.

I agree, the Traitors lost yesterday. Democracy won. fightforfreedom Nov 2022 #1
Yes, his cult is shrinking KS Toronado Nov 2022 #30
And he'll keep milking it and spinning it for his own purposes calimary Nov 2022 #61
Trump the millstone will be very useful for Democrats. sop Nov 2022 #81
Gotta say I was SERIOUSLY leery of this strategy. calimary Nov 2022 #95
Thanks for this great post! CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2022 #2
Me too!!! JanLip Nov 2022 #13
I agree griffi94 Nov 2022 #3
That nickname Mortos Nov 2022 #4
Thanks.....I think lol griffi94 Nov 2022 #5
More like... Whatthe_Firetruck Nov 2022 #53
Hear here!!!! Johnny2X2X Nov 2022 #6
220-215 Gives Me Hope ProfessorGAC Nov 2022 #27
And we can USE that. calimary Nov 2022 #60
You could say the media True Blue American Nov 2022 #90
My favorite note of the night? Moostache Nov 2022 #7
Ummm I don't think that's been called Jskudris55 Nov 2022 #10
Boebert losing her seat was SWEET!!!! groundloop Nov 2022 #8
Has she? Jskudris55 Nov 2022 #11
Not that Rebl2 Nov 2022 #72
Not only did we get rid of Boober, we legalized mushrooms. gldstwmn Nov 2022 #40
Its a 64 vote difference and they are still counting whopis01 Nov 2022 #92
Uh huh. gldstwmn Nov 2022 #96
Dems will prevail when the dust settles. SheltieLover Nov 2022 #9
Sorry feels more like Dunkirk than a win. plimsoll Nov 2022 #12
I'm with you... bahboo Nov 2022 #29
Democracy lives to fight another day. The losses of Mastriano and probably Lake a very, very good gldstwmn Nov 2022 #42
In 24 Biden can run against the crazy of the new assholes Captain Zero Nov 2022 #74
Yeah, it's not a win LeftInTX Nov 2022 #85
KEEP KICKING !! TeamProg Nov 2022 #14
I think a GOP House will impeach Mr Biden. malthaussen Nov 2022 #15
Three times. n/t Harker Nov 2022 #16
LOL, yeah, that would make perfect sense... malthaussen Nov 2022 #17
I think if they have a three or four vote majority they're going to have a hard enough time picking fishwax Nov 2022 #21
And we can and should USE that. calimary Nov 2022 #63
Yes... MTG has already written up articles. I don't think Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #76
This "Debbie downer" sees it as barely escaping by the skin of our teeth. jaxexpat Nov 2022 #18
Very good points. But at least we've killed some of the roaches eh? Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #77
I've been told how totally wrong I am, but............. jaxexpat Nov 2022 #88
Yes agree Meowmee Nov 2022 #83
Right wing friends are quiet jonstl08 Nov 2022 #19
Ain't it great? Serves 'em right. calimary Nov 2022 #20
They are putting ice packs Mortos Nov 2022 #45
They are rubbing our faces in it here in Florida Oppaloopa Nov 2022 #97
Well, remember that old saying: "pride goeth before a fall." calimary Nov 2022 #98
Disassociate The Grand Illuminist Nov 2022 #23
Nah, I think they are in shock right now... DemocraticPatriot Nov 2022 #41
Maybe. The Grand Illuminist Nov 2022 #43
Congrats on having "right wing friends." I have parted company (and vise versa) with mine. Putin/ 45 Evolve Dammit Nov 2022 #79
I like it republianmushroom Nov 2022 #22
I hope Republicans feed on Trump and GOP. LiberalFighter Nov 2022 #24
Let's not forget we flipped some State Houses to Dem. llmart Nov 2022 #25
I expected you to say he claimed "FRAUD!!" So I guess he's not a full on idiot. oldsoftie Nov 2022 #26
He's claiming fraud now. Mortos Nov 2022 #103
I live in Iowa Bettie Nov 2022 #28
What happened to Iowa? Elessar Zappa Nov 2022 #33
Yeah, and then they Bettie Nov 2022 #35
The rise of Trump Elessar Zappa Nov 2022 #38
I know a few too Bettie Nov 2022 #39
Florida is a horrible place too bedazzled Nov 2022 #44
I'm in Indiana Mad_Machine76 Nov 2022 #34
I know young people who are smart Bettie Nov 2022 #36
I'm from Iowa too and I definitely share your dismay about the situation here. minstrel76 Nov 2022 #56
I hear you Bettie Nov 2022 #64
Oklahoma here, so I feel your pain. Behind the Aegis Nov 2022 #58
It's good that he's not on the fraud kick Mad_Machine76 Nov 2022 #31
Golly by gawd 3auld6phart Nov 2022 #32
It's all happening! We had a great night last night and the chickens are coming home to roost. gldstwmn Nov 2022 #37
"NOTHING. IS. WRITTEN." is what I've kept saying all these months. DinahMoeHum Nov 2022 #46
Kick in the balls? Where is Rosa Klebb when you need her? Kennah Nov 2022 #47
I agree, but we're still in a hellava mess. Joinfortmill Nov 2022 #48
Bad night for deniers: gldstwmn Nov 2022 #49
K & R mountain grammy Nov 2022 #50
Last night I thought things looked great, but now CCM in Nevada is behind paulkienitz Nov 2022 #51
We didn't mostly win. Very unlikely we keep the House LeftInTX Nov 2022 #86
Fetterman's attacks LostinRed Nov 2022 #52
Thought he was going to fire you. The Grand Illuminist Nov 2022 #54
Trump payed for The Big Beautiful Blue Wall that only he alone could build. czarjak Nov 2022 #55
Great piece. Fla Dem Nov 2022 #57
If Trump is not the 2024 nominee, he will work to crush whoever is. RedSpartan Nov 2022 #62
That's how it looks, to me also. calimary Nov 2022 #65
You're so right about his denial. RedSpartan Nov 2022 #67
I think we'll see him slowly disintegrate over the next 2 yrs oldsoftie Nov 2022 #104
Thanks. I needed to hear this. I'm still biting my nails here in AZ. FlyingPiggy Nov 2022 #59
Well, I hope he feels the despair that I felt on the day Hillary lost to evil. Ferrets are Cool Nov 2022 #66
was hoping that mtg would be gone . but no. AllaN01Bear Nov 2022 #68
Funniest phrase IbogaProject Nov 2022 #69
Oh let's help TFG with some DeSantis nicknames vlyons Nov 2022 #70
kick ailsagirl Nov 2022 #71
Steel toe or wing tipped? Chicago1980 Nov 2022 #73
No offense but not helpful and very divisive to say this. Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #75
I think it was not helpful and very divisive... W_HAMILTON Nov 2022 #84
I guess. But do you honestly think that ANYONE who reads Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #87
That's what people oountered... W_HAMILTON Nov 2022 #101
People, all people, before election are just trying to figure Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #102
BTW thought everyone made it abundantly clear the RW tsunami Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #78
At this point, pollsters may as well sacrifice a goat and look at the entrails. GoneOffShore Nov 2022 #89
Well don't you think it's tremendously difficult to predict now? Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2022 #100
Why aren't all the Republican loser screaming FRAUD johnnyfins Nov 2022 #80
You should ask him if he wants another (kick in the balls) CentralMass Nov 2022 #82
The Democratic strategy for the next two years is clear Genki Hikari Nov 2022 #91
The fascists are boiling over with rage here. Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2022 #93
Overall, it was probably the best outcome we could have hoped for. Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2022 #94
Dog and Pony shows galore! LeftInTX Nov 2022 #99
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