A mother of four reacted to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D.N.Y. after she shared a video in which the lawmaker said that inflation was “propaganda.”
Amber Bergeron Friday’s guest on Fox & Friends First, said: “I just wonder how she thinks that it’s propaganda.”
“Has she looked at her electric bill? Has she compared the price of groceries to last year? You can check the Walmart app to see the differences. I wonder what her budget is since she doesn’t seem to be concerned. Her household is not worried about it. She doesn’t have to worry about it. But I wonder how people could be so unaware.”
Ocasio Cortez posted a video on her Instagram Story Thursday, from the Aotearoa Liberation League. The group is a New Zealand-based left-wing organization that has as one of its values the acknowledgment of the “historic and ongoing harms” of colonialism, and the mission to “liberate humans from industry-driven food myths that force us to harm our body, our whenua and millions of animals.”
The video claimed that inflation was mostly a “propaganda term” used by “corporations”, who were trying to get out of the blame for high prices.
“The propaganda around inflation and cost of living is so powerful that we forget the very basic fact that corporations set the prices for their products. If a corporation raises its prices and then makes record profits, that’s not some invisible monster. It’s just a bunch of greedy shareholders,” the video said.
Bergeron also described her experience of living under “Bidenomics”.
She said, “It isn’t too good, or at least not for us here. Everything is going up. The projected electric bill for next month will be around $500. The cost of medical care has increased. Insurance premiums going up. If you have a problem and don’t know how to pay for it, you can get a loan. If you want to fix your AC or do vehicle repairs, you can get a loan. But our truck has just broken.”
“Well, when you think about it right now, the interest rates are so low, that it makes monthly notes impossible.” “I know that this is a common problem for many Americans at the moment, to have to worry about such things,” she said.
According to the July Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Index, inflation was higher in July. The Labor Department reported that the latest data from the PCE showed a 0.2% increase in consumer prices compared to the previous month. Prices rose 3.3% on an annual basis — a significant increase from the previous month’s 3%. This highlights the difficulty of controlling high inflation.
LendingClub reports that despite the high inflation rate, 61% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
Bergeron stated that there was nothing left at the end. “We are able to make it all work. We are very blessed. My husband is very hard-working. He will work extra hours if it means he has to. He will do whatever he must for his family. This is something that many Americans do. As a father to four children, he is limited in what he can do. He’s also spread thin. It’s hard.”