We forgot which order these takes came in, but we remember when there wasn’t really inflation, and then inflation was transitory, and then inflation was actually a good thing for a couple of days there. At first, we thought Bloomberg Opinion was being slick with this tweet, like it was a joke to get you to click the article and find out how “nobody said this would be fun.” But no, it’s absolutely sincere. Take the bus and eat lentils.
Inflation stings most if you earn less than $300K. Here's how to deal:
➡️ Take the bus
➡️ Don’t buy in bulk
➡️ Try lentils instead of meat
➡️ Nobody said this would be fun https://t.co/HGJEoXL5ZZ
— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) March 19, 2022
“More Americans than ever expect their finances to worsen as inflation hits a 40-year high. Do you really need that extra car?” That’s a dumb question to ask when the administration is calling on all of us to buy electric cars to skirt fuel costs and save the climate.
Economics professor Teresa Ghilarducci writes:
To deal with gas prices, it’s worth reconsidering public transportation if it’s an option where you live. Fares are up about 8% compared with 38% for gasoline. Now may even be the time to sell your car. It certainly isn’t the time to buy a new or used one. Prices have stabilized a bit, but used-car prices are still up more than 40% from a year ago, and new ones are up 12%.
When it comes to food, don’t be afraid to explore. Prices for animal-based food products will certainly increase. Ukraine and Russia supply a significant amount of corn and barley to the world market, mainly to feed livestock for human food. Meat prices have increased about 14% from February 2021 and will go up even more. Though your palate may not be used to it, tasty meat substitutes include vegetables (where prices are up a little over 4%, or lentils and beans, which are up about 9%). Plan to cut out the middle creature and consume plants directly. It’s a more efficient, healthier and cheaper way to get calories.
They really aren’t going to stop until we’re all eating bugs.
➡️ Try this ratio
— Axel (@TheAxel_V) March 19, 2022
➡️Learn to pole dance
➡️Buy an RV and get cookin'
➡️Try candles instead of electricity
➡️Does Mom really need a funeral?https://t.co/i2KACAwKlg
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) March 19, 2022
➡️ Go to a kick-boxing class
➡️ Have a margarita https://t.co/HAYotAOCId
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) March 19, 2022
“Nobody said this would be fun.”
People who have worked from home and don’t worry one iota about money have some advice for the poors.
Man, I can’t wait until November when theses Marie Antoinette wannabes get destroyed at the polls. https://t.co/DeVASzxndU
— Amy “Ice Shanty Hoe” Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) March 19, 2022
I could buy that the people in media don't think what's being done here is on purpose or a good thing if "Don't drive as much, stop eating meat and don't buy things you don't need" don't line right up with their "eat more bugs" green climate goals.
They are enjoying this. https://t.co/pSZJFqZfo1
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 19, 2022
"If you’re one of the many Americans who became a new pet owner during the pandemic, you might want to rethink those costly pet medical needs. "
— NomadintheHab (@augginator) March 19, 2022
— Matt Richardson (@greenkayak73) March 19, 2022
What does the author of this piece earn?
— Bill Zeiser (@BillZeiser) March 19, 2022
✅ Fuck you
✅ Fuck you in bulk
✅ Try fucking yourself instead
✅ Nobody said it would be fun
— 100 Proof 🥃 (@ChampionCapua) March 19, 2022
Incredibly astute advice here Bloomberg
— Nuke01 (@350ktNUDET) March 19, 2022
Holy shit. This HAS to be satire.
— Gen. John Stark (@nhpal09) March 19, 2022
This might be your greatest tweet
— Deglaze the Gazpacho Police 🇺🇸🇮🇪 🏴 (@BobLockout) March 19, 2022
You guys do parody now?
— hdrv. (@HDRetrovision) March 19, 2022
— Alexander Raisch (@alexanderraisc1) March 19, 2022
Somebody was paid for this opinion?
— Choppers Ghost (@ChoppersGhost) March 19, 2022
These people are hellbent on seeing people suffer.
— Justin Berger (@BreakingJustinn) March 19, 2022
"You will own nothing, you will eat bugs, and you will be happy" – Tankies
— Society Reviews (@SocietyMovies) March 19, 2022
Thanks for your valueless opinion Bloomberg. Run along and keep being useless.
— Dave Hmm (@DaveEckels) March 19, 2022
Hear that, Pete Buttigieg? Let’s get some mass transit going for rural America. Where’s that coast-to-coast high-speed rail network that Barack Obama promised us?
Poll: Inflation is the most concerning issue to voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections https://t.co/VL2aqMLpjb
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 13, 2022