Bloomberg's Orwellian Spin on Why Those Empty Shelves Are a Good Thing

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I never cease to be amazed by how much media will throw their credibility under the bus on behalf of the Democrats.

With all the problems under Joe Biden, this has put media in the constant panic of having to justify all kinds of unjustifiable things.

Today’s entry? Bloomberg is trying to spin #EmptyShelvesJoe. It’s really not a bad thing, you see, that the shelves are empty and you can’t get those things you need (or that they cost so much more than they did before Joe Biden). Because then, we can live more like Europeans and learn to scale back our expectations.

From Bloomberg Opinion:

But suddenly, Americans can’t spend like they used to. Store shelves are emptying, and it can take months to find a car, refrigerator or sofa. If this continues, we may need to learn to do without — and, horrors, live more like the Europeans. That actually might not be a bad thing, because the U.S. economy could be healthier if it were less reliant on consumption.

Now I’ll leave aside for the moment the questions about whether that’s an accurate assessment of the present situation in Europe, or the questions about the healthiness of a lot of consumption.

What’s completely ridiculous here are two bigger points they’re trying to slip by us.

Why should we give a good gosh darn about what Europe does? We are the United States of America, the greatest country on the face of the Earth. We don’t judge ourselves by, or seek to emulate, anyone else. Or in the more ribald terms of Eric Cartman of South Park, we “do what we like.” And that’s not wrong. That’s actually a good thing that we have the freedom to do that, no matter how much the left would like us to be more like socialist Europe.

There’s also an underlying reason that some in Europe don’t have that greater freedom to buy what they might want: crushing taxes in some countries which leave them with less disposable income to do so. But we would note that Biden wants us to emulate them in that as well, and drive up our top tax rates to rival or exceed theirs.

But beyond all that, it’s rather intriguing that Bloomberg came up with this argument for “healthier consumption” at this time. Why would that be? Could it have anything to do with trying to spin the disastrous Biden failures — inflation and the supply chain crisis, among others? Of course it does, it’s all about that.

It’s so transparent, it’s embarrassing for them that they would do this. This is the continuing effort by the media to blame Americans, not Biden or pandemic regulations for the part they’ve played in all this. Not to mention how Orwellian this is. It’s good you’re being denied things, they argue. Shortages are actually good. You just need to understand it. If you’re bothered by all this, it’s just your ignorance. They’re trying to condition you to having less and being worse off under Biden.

Bloomberg quite rightly was ripped apart on social media for this take.

So, here’s the thing. If this is what media and Democrats are going to try to sell folks as we go into the 2022 elections, prepare to get the Democrats tossed out on their ears — because you’re not selling this argument to Americans.

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