Proving she’s equal parts dishonest and stupid, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) once again attempted to blame evil grocery store chains for inflation.
During an appearance this week on far-left MSNBC, Warren argued in favor of using anti-trust laws against grocery store chains.
What happens when only a handful of giant grocery store chains like @Kroger dominate an industry? They can force high food prices onto Americans while raking in record profits. We need to strengthen our antitrust laws to break up giant corporations and lower prices. pic.twitter.com/DMa9Z7adFr
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 7, 2022
Now what you got is a handful of giant [grocery store] chains, and then what happens…? Kroger, their profits just in the third quarter of 2021 were almost $900 million. That was more than three times what their profits were during the same time period in 2019. Now, if they are able to expand profits, not expand prices, but to expand profit, that’s because they have a lot of market dominance. If we move in with an anti-trust law, break up these giant corporations, then we get real competition.
It’s obvious what she’s up to here… The same thing she was up to the last time she floated this deranged conspiracy theory… She’s hoping to let His Fraudulency Joe Biden off the hook for the record inflation that is solely his fault. First, Biden’s lunatic spending cheapened the dollar and increased prices.
Second, Biden’s supply chain mismanagement ensured that more demand than supply increased prices.
And then, Biden’s gobsmacking mismanagement of the China Flu resulted in personnel shortages that further damaged the supply chain, which again created more demand than supply and increased prices even more.
President Joe Biden listens during a virtual meeting Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The facts are this… Grocery stores operate on some of the smallest profit margins of any business out there. Theirs is a volume business, not a profit-margin business.
Additionally, once you understand that grocery stores are a volume business, you understand why their profits exploded during the third quarter of 2021. That’s when omicron hit. That’s when people started stockpiling groceries again. Also, Because of the virus, fewer people are going out to eat, which means they are eating at home, which means they are buying more groceries.
More people than ever are working out of their homes, which means they are eating at home rather than going out.
As far as competition in my small town, there are six different grocery stores competing for my business within about two square miles. So the idea that there’s some sort of price gouging going on is absurd.
What does this fake Indian believe? That ALL OF A SUDDEN, after decades and decades, the grocery stores all got together to gouge their customers during a pandemic? That ALL OF A SUDDEN, after decades and decades, they decided to risk prison by fixing their prices during the third quarter of 2021?
When’s the last time Lieawatha went grocery shopping? Honestly, a stroll through almost any grocery store will give you an idea of the supply and demand issues by way of all the empty shelves.
Here’s an excellent rebuttal to Warren’s lies…
For those arguing recent inflation surge & higher profits are being driven by corporate greed/increased concentration/etc (rather than demand) — do you believe plunges in inflation & profits in early 2020 were driven by companies becoming more altruistic, less concentrated? pic.twitter.com/j1Feu09Ljx
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) January 12, 2022
That Is THE key question: “[D]o you believe plunges in inflation & profits in early 2020 were driven by companies becoming more altruistic, less concentrated?”
Riddle me this Pocahontas… If Democrats are so concerned with Big Grocery Chains, why did Democrats close small businesses and allow Big Grocery Chains to remain open during their anti-science lockdowns?
There are only two reasons grocery store prices are so high: JOE and BIDEN.
If Warren were genuinely concerned about monopolies and anti-trust issues, she would go after Big Tech and teachers’ unions.
Gonzaga Suspends Legendary Alum John Stockton’s Season Tickets over Mask Refusal
Former NBA star John Stockton, Gonzaga University’s most famous alumni, has had his season tickets revoked by the school because he won’t wear a mask at home games.
The famed Utah Jazz point guard recently told the Spokane, Washington, Spokesman-Review that the school canceled his season tickets because he refused a demand that he wear a mask because, as a prominent spectator, his mask refusal is conspicuous.
#Gonzaga has suspended the season tickets of its most prominent alum, John Stockton, for failing to comply with the school’s mask mandate.
What’s next for Stockton and his alma mater?
— Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR) January 23, 2022
“Basically, it came down to, they were asking me to wear a mask to the games and being a public figure, someone a little bit more visible, I stuck out in the crowd a little bit,” Stockton said. “And therefore, they received complaints and felt like from whatever the higher-ups – those weren’t discussed, but from whatever it was higher up – they were going to have to either ask me to wear a mask or they were going to suspend my tickets.”
Stockton reported that Gonzaga Athletic Director Chris Standiford let him know of the school’s decision to bar him from the stadium. Still, he also noted that several officials had asked him to wear a mask.
SPRINGFIELD, MA – SEPTEMBER 11: John Stockton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony on September 11, 2009, in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Standiford would not comment on the situation with Stockton but did say that the athletics department is only adhering to rules set forth by the school and the state. Standiford also cited the closing of concessions as an example of the school’s efforts at COVID mitigation.
Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh also noted that masks are required, telling the paper, “it is imperative that we commit to wearing face coverings while in indoor, congregate settings. Masks are required in all classrooms, labs, and common areas such as offices, study lounges, hallways, library spaces, and places where others are present (with obvious exceptions, such as dining and certain fitness center activities). Students, ticket-holders, and all those attending basketball games at McCarthey Center and sporting events indoors are required to wear masks at all times.”
Stockton did say that while the masking and vaccination demands have put stress on his relationship with the school, he does not consider it a deal-breaker at this time.
The famed NBA player is known as a vaccine skeptic. Even in the Spokesman-Review interview, he claimed that more than 100 pro athletes had died immediately after being vaccinated. He also said that tens of thousands have died from taking the COVID vaccine.
The CDC claims it has received reports of 11,468 deaths of Americans in the weeks following vaccination. However, the agency has not determined if any of those deaths are related to the various coronavirus vaccines themselves or are from other causes.
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Dr. Robert Malone Claims COVID Vaccines Can Permanently Damage Children’s Brains, Hearts, Immune Systems
Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of modern mRNA vaccine technology, issued a stark warning to parents in America and across the world about vaccinating their children for COVID-19 during a powerful speech at the Defeat the Mandates Rally in Washington DC today.
Banned-yet-popular mRNA vaccine technology inventor Dr. Robert Malone issued a grave warning to American parents today who are considering vaccinating their children for COVID-19 during a powerful speech in front of thousands of protestors at the Defeat the Mandates Rally in Washington DC.
Malone warned that the controversial COVID-19 vaccine injections can cause permanent harm to American children, urging parents to get informed about the risks before making the decision for their child.
“As a parent, those that are parents or going to be parents, it is ultimately your responsibility to protect your children. If they’re harmed by these genetic vaccines, you are the one who will have to take care of them. And you will carry the burden for the rest of your life and theirs. On average, between 1-in-2000 and 1-in-3000 children that receive these vaccines will be hospitalized in the short-term with vaccine-caused damage. Only the passage of time will we know what long-term damage may occur to these children,” Dr. Malone said.
“The vaccines do not protect our children from becoming infected with Omicron. They do not prevent infected children from infecting others. In contrast, the pharmaceutical companies and the government are almost fully protected from any damages these products might cause them.”
“If your child is damaged by these vaccines, you will be let alone with both your grief and the burden of care. These genetic vaccines can damage your children,” Dr. Malone said.
“They may damage their brains, their heart, their immune system, and their ability to have children in the future. Many of these damages cannot be repaired,” he continued. “So I beg you, please get informed about the possible risks. Your children may be damaged by these experimental products.”
You can watch Dr. Malone’s full speech here.
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Minneapolis Restaurants File Lawsuit Against Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey’s Vax Mandate
Numerous Minneapolis restaurants are suing Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey over the city’s vaccine mandate that went into effect on Wednesday.
The mandate, issued on January 14, requires that “everyone entering an establishment that serves food or drink in Minneapolis must show proof of either being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or having a negative PCR or antigen test taken within three days.”
Seven establishments have filed a joint lawsuit against Frey’s order, according to KMSP. The complaint was filed Thursday in Hennepin County Fourth Judicial Court.
The complaint, obtained by KMSP, states the order “is calculated and purposed to attempt to prod the general public toward vaccination.”
The lawsuit later reads in part:
48. Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns to further Mayor Frey’s agenda of pushing for and convincing the public to get vaccinated. Whether the end being sought is noble, the scheme is forcing restaurants and bars to lose additional patrons and business that have already been reduced over the past two years and incur new costs and burdens to enforce the requirements of Emergency Regulation 2022—5.
49. These actions constitute misuse of mayoral power aimed to further at best long-term public health policy, and at minimum personal agenda item of Mayor Frey, and are certainly not the intent or purpose for which the emergency powers outlined in Minneapolis Code of Ordinances §§ 128.50 or 128.60 or Minn. Stat. 12.29.
One of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs, Francis Rondoni, spoke with KMSP regarding the lawsuit.
“Jacob Frey does not have the power to do what he did. You cannot just act by edict or fiat, as they say. There’s a legislative process that has to occur and he bypassed that,” Rondoni said.
Rondoni made clear to the outlet that his clients are not against vaccinations, adding they want to be treated the same as other Minneapolis businesses.
“To put bar owners in a situation where they are arguing with patrons about whether they can get in or not is also a safety issue,” Rondoni stated.
The plaintiffs include:
Bright Red Group, LLC (d/b/a Smack Shack), 90’s Minneapolis, LLC (d/b/a The Gay 90’s), PJ. Hafiz Club Management, Inc. (d/b/a Sneaky Pete’s), Urban entertainment, LLC (d/b/a Wild Greg’s Saloon), Urban Forage, LLC (d/b/a Urban Forage), and MikLin Enterprises, Inc. (d/b/a Jimmy John’s), Inc. (d/b/a Bunkers Music Bar 8t Grill)
Frey’s Office sent a statement to KMSP:
Mayor Frey’s approach is straightforward: keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed and keep our valuable small businesses open. That is precisely why he moved forward with this temporary and flexible approach in anticipation of the rising case numbers and hospitalizations. Doing nothing in the face of clear public health data was not an option.
“A hearing on a temporary restraining order is scheduled for Monday,” KMSP reports.
The case is Bright Red Group, LLC (d/b/a Smack Shack) v. City of Minneapolis, No. 27-CV-22-867, in District Court of Hennepin County, Minnesota.
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