President Grinch Is Making Christmas Unmerry for Millions of Families
Do you remember some of the words to the song about the “Grinch?”
“You’re a mean one
You really are a heel
You’re as cuddly as a cactus
You’re as charming as an eel
Mr. Grinch, you’re a bad banana
Mr. Grinch, with the greasy black peel”
That’s how some people must be feeling about our president’s terrible policies that are having such a severe impact on the economy that it is ruining many Christmas seasons for millions of American families.
The National Retail Federation conducted a survey asking families how much they plan to spend for the 2022 holiday season. The findings indicated that the average family intends to spend $832 on “core holiday items.”
That includes everything from presents to decorations and dinners, soup to nuts. That is a significant decrease in average spending compared to 2021.
Now, add the sadness of less spending and the reality that according to the National Retail Federation, basic household expenses will increase by 6% to 8%. So Americans are spending less on the holiday and having to pay more.
Thanks, Joe, you’ve got “termites in your smile,” President Grinch.
A November survey of 1,000 consumers by RetailMeNot came to a similar conclusion on average American families. They found that “roughly half of shoppers say they’ll be buying fewer things this year.” And they also found that roughly 25% of consumers said they would decide on cheaper versions or more practical gifts like gas cards. Not the gift that will generate cheers and giggles.
People are not less generous than before, it is this nagging inflation that has stolen the dream of sugar plum fairies and Christmas joy. Biden has consistently pushed for massive new spending and stimulus programs without fully offsetting the new spending with increased taxes. That makes for a very unmerry Christmas.
“Mr. President, you’re a bad banana
You’re gonna spoil everybody with your bad policies”