Colorado is suffering from unprecedented depths of economic despair with a Misery Index of 164.4%, thanks to Big Government spending and this guy:
That’s according to new research released this week by economist Tim Reichert, a Republican running for Congress in Colorado’s 7th District.
The Misery Index is a cool tool from the inflation days of the 1970s, which Boomers will remember just like it was yesterday, because it was.
However, Reichert combined more than just inflation and unemployment numbers to determine how miserable we all are. He added housing numbers, crime rates, drug and alcohol addiction, and the results are — historic rates of economic suffering.
Thank you Democrats.
“The Misery Index amounts to a hidden tax,” Reichert said. “And it takes a terrible, and sometimes violent toll on the middle class, the marginalized, and the working class. They are the ones who suffer most under these conditions.”
Reichert is the only candidate running on an actual economic plan to get us out of the mess, which the media seem to be completely ignoring because it has nothing to do with J6, guns, or abortion.
News flash: Colorado voters can’t fill their gasoline tanks by addressing any of those issues.
What is needed now are thoughtful solutions and quick action by Congress to fix the economy and get crime under control, Reichert said. This includes putting a check on Biden’s excessive spending that’s fueling inflation, cracking down on drug trafficking at the border, and reclassifying fentanyl from a misdemeanor to a felony.
“My economic platform to refranchise the forgotten middle class would ensure more access to housing by curtailing the purchase and rental of homes by financial institutions and other corporate interests. We need to retool how colleges charge for an education. Corporations must be stopped from discriminating against small businesses. And, the only way we can bring back Main Street is for Congress to bring back fair trade laws.”
An old political hack wisely advised Bill Clinton on the mood of the country during his first presidential campaign: “It’s the economy, stupid.”
The media might not get it, but the voters do.