Squad-member Ayanna Pressley informed Americans there is no “deficit of resources in this country” as supply chain problems cause grocery store shelves to remain empty heading into the holiday season.
“There is no deficit of resources in this country, only a deficit of empathy and political courage. Let’s pass the Build Back Better Act,” said the Congresswoman.
“Care is infrastructure. Housing is infrastructure. Climate justice is infrastructure. Paid leave is infrastructure. Disability justice is infrastructure, and the list goes on,” she added.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2021
The economy continues to stall under President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress, with a new national poll showing three in 10 Americans now skipping at least one meal due to rising inflation and food shortages.
“Double-digit surges in prices of basics have forced 29.3% to miss meals, especially among the poor and young, according to a new poll,” reports the Washington Examiner.
Double-digit surges in prices of basics have forced 29.3% to miss meals, especially among the poor and young, according to a new poll.
As the gap between the "haves and have nots" widens, more and more Americans are finding it harder to make ends meet.https://t.co/IzQEWiAAd4
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 22, 2021
“Voters in the South (35% yes/61% no) were much more likely to have skipped (or family members skipped) meals due to higher food prices than voters in the East (25% yes/70% no) and West (26% yes/69% no). Younger voters under the age of 50 (37% yes/57% no) were much more likely than older voters aged 50+ (22% yes/74% no) to have a skipped a meal because of food price inflation. Likely voters aged 18-24 (42% yes/49% no) were also more likely to experience missing meals because of higher food prices, due to inflation, compared to only 11% of likely voters aged 65+,” writes polling outfit Zogby.
“Not surprising, it was expected that lower income respondents (<$25K annual household income-43% yes/52% no) would have experienced food insecurity. Ironically, nearly a quarter of survey respondents in the upper income bracket ($100k+-23% yes/72% no) experienced skipping a meal due to higher food prices,” adds the survey.
Watch Pressley’s comments above.