Inflation Making NJ Residents Choose Between Food & Gas
This is a level of pain that hasn’t been experienced in this manner since the late 1970s.
The current runaway inflation, coupled with the broken supply chain has the residents of New Jersey making tough decisions about purchasing food or filling their gas tanks.
More than 30% of all Americans are cutting back on groceries in order to be able to pay for rising gas prices, as per the results of a Quinnipiac University poll.
Most voters blame the Biden administration's policies and not the White House narrative that this is “Putin’s price hike.”
Tim Malloy is the polling analyst for Quinnipiac University. He said, “What is more responsible when topping off the tank hurts? A raging war from Moscow - or an economic policy constructed in D.C.? More Americans say the blame falls on the latter."
Having both food and gas prices at record highs at the same time has the states being hit the hardest scrambling to come up with solutions, even quick fixes.
For example, California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed $400 monthly debit cards to help pay for the skyrocketing gas prices.
Here’s a recent look at grocery store shelves in Somers Point, New Jersey at one of the most successful food store chains in American history, ShopRite.
Things have become so problematic with respect to the supply chain, that at times, shelves are bare and they’ve resorted to posting notes to apologize and explain the present circumstances.
Many Americans have never lived through anything like this. For Baby Boomers and above, it’s an eerily similar, “Back to The Future” experience that no one likes.
SOURCE: Quinnipiac University poll.