Americans are suffering from President Joe Biden’s skyrocketing inflation, forcing them to make tough choices that their parents didn’t have to make.
“Together we make $75,000. That’s more than my parents earned in my entire life,” Delaney Claycomb told The New York Post about her husband, noting that her parents’ home near Atlanta cost $98,000 in 1998. “Now in that area you can’t even find a broken down trailer for that price.” It’s not Los Angeles.
“We looked for flats close to my work so we didn’t have to drive 30 or 40 miles a day, but we couldn’t afford it. We got the cheapest apartment we could find,” Claycomb added. “We would like to have a child, buy a house and land, but we have to postpone it.”
Housing costs are just one aspect of Biden’s inflation. Over the past 12 months, food prices have risen 13.5%, despite claims by established media that inflation fell in August, according to the Consumer Price Index released this week.
Briana Howard, who is a mother and wife, told the Job his family struggles to buy $10 worth of grapes at the store. “We’re your typical average middle-income American family,” she said, adding, “We’re more grocery-conscious … It’s like, ‘What do we have a coupon for?’ I thoughtlessly picked up a $10 bag of grapes, not something I can go on doing.
Yet other Americans are struggling to pay their energy bills. And winter isn’t even here yet. “I see my electricity bill over $300 a month from $200 before,” said Hakeem Joseph. “I don’t feel like I’m using any more AC than I did last year.”