Domestic Woes in 2022: Inflation and Crime

Domestic Woes

As crime rates soared across the country in 2021, a Fox Business survey conducted at the end of the year found almost 8 in 10 registered voters  (77 percent) are “extremely” or “very” concerned about the surge.

The only issue more pressing than the spike in crime rates in major cities, is inflation (84 percent “extremely” or “very” concerned). Voters are also troubled, to a slightly lesser degree, about taxes (71 percent), the deficit (69 percent), coronavirus (68 percent), and being able to pay bills (63 percent).

The pandemic remains the top concern for Democrats (81 percent) followed by inflation (75 percent) and higher crime rates (67 percent) while for Republicans inflation (91 percent), crime rates (84 percent) and taxes (83 percent) round out their top three.

In this brief article I am going to tell it you straight, limiting my discussion to the top two concerns of Americans: inflation and crime. I promise not to say one word about the Afghan fiasco, Covid 19 and the new strains, China, the broken US border, political corruption, spiraling taxes, supply chain problems, self-inflicted energy shortages, massive propaganda in all levels of American education, or the relentless propaganda from the mainstream “news” media. I don’t want my readers feeling ill or depressed before they finishing reading.

US Economy: Historic Highs in Inflation and Deficit Spending

As James Carville once said “It’s the economy, stupid” – and so it is. Since the Biden election, inflation rates have skyrocketed and are double what the Fed admits, higher than anything in our history (including the Carter years), once recently contrived deceptive inflation rates are re-calculated more honestly.

This means your cost of living has actually gone up about 15-20 percent. In just one year – Depending, of course, on what goods you buy.  For example, if you drive a lot of miles in an average week, your cost of living has shot up dramatically because gas prices are up 50-100% (depending on where you live.)

Recall that the consumer index doesn’t actually measure your cost of living. Rather the CPI is calculated by assigning relative weight to different categories of goods, while excluding important consumer realities, like the price of food and energy, etc. So the CPI rose 9.4% but the price of durable goods jumped 14.9%, the fastest ever going back to 1957.

Also, the CPI sets price adjustments for the US Government which has a definite reason to report a lower number. Bottom line: the CPI does a very bad job of measuring how much it actually costs to live in this country. Rather than relying on a clearly biased, one-size-fits-all index, ask yourself, what does it cost you to live compared to what it cost you a year ago?

Is your inflation really up 20%?  If most of your expenses are gasoline, groceries, new or used housing costs, air travel, rental cars, or new or used cars, then yes. Oh, you want to heat your home, then yes again. Did you want to hire someone? Then yes (if you can find anyone who wants to work). Your inflation depends on what you purchase and where you live and may be different than mine.

Major news sources have reported the following figures since Biden was elected:

Used cars are up 30%, Gas 50-100%, Crude oil 55%, lumber, 35%. home heating oil 115 %, In most states house prices are up over 20%.

Your grocery bill is certainly up double digits. Examples of national averages:

Beef 20-40%, Wheat, 37%. Sugar, 33%. Corn, 39%, Oats 114%, Palm Oil, 43%. Coffee 108%, Bacon 21%, Eggs 8%, & Steak 24.6%.

Here are just a few of the other rising prices under Biden at the end of 2021:

Gas:                +58.1% since Biden took office
Propane:        +34.3%
Furniture:       +11.8%
Used Cars:    +31.4%
Hotels:            +25.5%
Car Rentals: +37.2%

According to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Bidenflation will cost families an additional $3,500 this year, impacting low-income families the hardest. In addition we also face widespread shrinkflation, a term economists use for the stealth shrinking of consumer products so that they appear to cost the same as they did, but in fact, do not.

Of course opinions vary on the woes of our current inflation.

From Joe Biden:

On a recent broadcast of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” Biden said that part of the issue with the downward spiral of his approval ratings is that “people are getting so much inaccurate information to them. The truth is, the economy’s growing more than it has at any time in close to 60 years.”

From Tucker Carlson:

“The consumer price index measures the downside of federal economic policy. So let’s say you printed too many U.S. dollars. You wanted to fund useless programs and pay off your donors. Now, if you did that, you would devalue your own currency. You would cause inflation over time. You would impoverish your own population. Those would be the effects. But of course, you would want to hide those effects. You instead want to tell everybody that thanks to you, the economy is great, and the consumer price index allows politicians to do that.”

From the People:

Concerning the economy, 60 percent of voters disapproved of Biden’s management. “On personal economic issues, voters are even more likely to criticize the president. Some 72% disapprove of his handling of the price of everyday goods, while 66% disapprove of his efforts to help their wallets,” (CNBC, 1/3/22)

The Trade Deficit

The U.S. trade deficit, wherein the cost of imported goods exceeds the value of exported goods, “mushroomed to a record in November” and will likely continue for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Reuters:

The goods trade deficit widened last month by 17.5% to $97.8 billion from $83.2 billion in October, Census Bureau data showed. That exceeds the previous record deficit set in September of $97 billion. Imports rose by 4.7% with industrial supplies leading the way with an increase of $5.7 billion to $63.2 billion, followed by consumer goods rising by $2.9 billion to just shy of $67 billion as retailers rushed to fill store shelves ahead of Christmas. Both were record highs.

Goods exports, meanwhile, declined 2.1%, with weakness across the board outside of a 4.3% increase in food exports. The drop was led by declines of $1.4 billion in industrial supplies and $1.3 billion in capital goods.


According to Market Watch, the U.S. “is poised to surpass a record set in 2006 and incur its biggest international trade deficit ever.” Economists voiced their discontent with the bleak situation on Twitter, noting the trade deficit will hurt GDP growth.

Economistc Peter Schiff:

The Nov. U.S. merchandise trade deficit surged to $97.8 billion, a new all-time record high. The deficit shattered expectations of $86 billion, and is a 17.5% higher than the prior month. This horrific data proves the U.S. economy is a complete disaster. It has never been weaker!

— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) December 29, 2021

Joe Biden:

“We’re ending 2021 with what one analyst described as the strongest first-year economic track record of any president in the last 50 years. Let’s keep the progress going.”

— President Biden (@POTUS) December 29, 2021

Murders, Crime and Violence

As crime rates soared across the country once again in 2020, a Fox Business survey found that almost 8 in 10 registered voters  (77 percent) are “extremely” or “very” concerned about the surge. And for good reason. At least 16 major cities broke homicide records in 2021, according to ABC News, including: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baton Rouge, Columbus (OH), Indianapolis, Jackson (MS), Louisville, Macon (GA), Milwaukee, New Haven (CT), Philadelphia, Portland (OR); Rochester (NY), St. Paul, Toledo, Tucson

All of these cities are led by Democratic mayors with crime-prone Black populations unleashed by the current racial reckoning. 

Other major cities like Houston, Oakland, Greensboro (NC), Memphis, and Minneapolis also neared record homicide highs in 2021.

This is the same trend that we saw the previous year when the U.S. murder rate rose 30%, according to FBI data – the largest annual increase on record. At least 12 major US cities broke homicide records in historically bloody 2020.

In 2021, robberies and assaults were also on the rise, and retailers in major cities across the country reported an uptick in organized smash-and-grab crimes during the busy holiday shopping season.

Once peaceful Minneapolis, epicenter of the George Floyd madness, became a significantly more violent and dangerous place to visit and live in 2020.  The spike in violent crime in the 2020 crime statistics can hardly be overstated. It confirms what too many victims and residents already know from personal experience or live in fear of on a daily basis, namely, that they stand a greater chance than ever of becoming one of those statistics.

The numbers from the Minneapolis Police Department show a huge spike in many violent crimes with homicides up from 48 to 82 last year (+70 percent), gunshot wound victims doubling from 269 to 551 (+105 percent) and carjackings rising from 101 to 405 (+300 percent) compared to 2019.

Moreover, these crimes are spilling into Minneapolis’ suburbs, putting the neighborhoods “under attack from mobile criminals,” one local mayor said. “Our town, and our neighboring towns, have had their security and serenity under attack from mobile criminals who are coming into Edina and other nearby communities to steal private property and in some cases injuring people who resist or assist a victim,” Edina Mayor Jim Hovland said in an email to residents of the town Sunday: “Edina residents have become angry and fearful. The peace and tranquility of our community has been disrupted. At a time when we should be celebrating peace in our families, communities and places of worship, we all worry what each day will bring in the way of criminal activity.”

Could all this have anything to do with bail reform, lack of arrests, and fall out from police retirements and resignations following 2020’s nationwide calls to defund the police?

Nah!! Be reasonable!

“Nobody’s getting arrested anymore,” retired chief of detectives for the New York Police Department, Robert Boyce, told ABC News. “People are getting picked up for gun possession and they’re just let out over and over again.”

“America’s most beautiful cities are indeed being ruined by liberal policies,” Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said on “Fox & Friends” last week of cities experiencing crime surges. “There’s a direct line between death and decay and liberal policies. The criminals laugh in the back of a police car because they know that they are going to be out the next day back to committing crimes.This is a problem for people who actually pay taxes and who live there. And they are absolutely ruining America’s greatest cities, and we should be outraged about it.”

The spikes came after there was a 45% increase in the police retirement rate and a nearly 20% increase in resignations from officers in 2020-2021 compared to the previous year, according to a June survey from the Police Executive Research Forum.

Black Murders Matter

Finally, according to the US Department of Justice, the murder rate for blacks was almost 8 times higher than whites, and the victim rate 6 times higher. Blacks accounted for 52.5% of homicide offenders from 1980 to 2008, with a much larger population of whites 45.3%, and “Other” 2.2%.

Since then murder rates have been increasing for blacks and “others” and decreasing for whites. By 2019 the murder rate for blacks was about 10 times higher than whites. And the ratio keeps increasing …

I have never seen the mainstream media ever report any of this …

17 replies
  1. todd hupp
    todd hupp says:

    One bright spot for USA exports if liquid natural gas.Yet the Biden Administration is suppressing pipeline development(EG Mountain Valley),export terminal development and fracking in general.The USA is now the World’s largest LNG exporter.Very oddly Biden lifted the sanctions on Nord Stream thus allowing Russian gas to replace American LNG in Europe and empowering the Russian military??

    • Robert Keith
      Robert Keith says:

      Hey Guy, Russia’s military budget is 1/20th what the US/EU is. The US had asked and missiles circling Russia while the latter has only one foreign base in Syria. So who’s the aggressor here? What military planet are you living on?

      Former US Naval Aviator and Korean veteran who used to do stupid things “defending” America by flying up and down the Soviet coastline (Kamchatka-look it up).

  2. Karl
    Karl says:

    I wonder if Black DAs are not prosecuting “low level” crimes because the perpetrators are usually Black.

    Thus favoritism.

    Blacks getting away with crime may also be a way of saying “We Blacks are now in charge.”

    This may be true even though many of the victims of Blacks are other Blacks.

    It’s a way of getting back at the “White Establishment.”

    • Hillary Goldberg Levin
      Hillary Goldberg Levin says:

      Blacks only have power that jews give them.

      We live under jewish supremacy.

      Blacks have zero agency.

  3. Lord Shang
    Lord Shang says:

    Should the title read “Domestic Woes in 2022”?? I think that would be more appropriate (even though 2020 was the proximate origin of these woes).

    I’m 60, and I’ve never seen a time when the link between progressive liberalism and failed economic and social outcomes has been so rapidly established and blazingly clear. Diversity is a disaster; socialism is a disaster; the combination is exponentially more deleterious than either singly. Will Americans wake up? The proper political response is to make the Democrats pay electorally at all levels. But as the Core American population keeps being demographically diluted (primarily by immigration, legal and illegal, but also by white-taxpayer-provided-welfare-subsidized interracial fertility differentials), as well as educationally brainwashed, and marxist-media-propagandized, for how much longer will be be able to rely on ballot box payback for even grossly obvious failed policies?

    And the GOP, of course, though generally less evil than the Democrats, is rarely actually any good. The Marjorie Taylor Greens and Mo Brooks’s are few and far between. The only answer is 1) America First nationalism bleeding into Middle American nationalism paving the way for ultimate white nationalism; 2) an all-out campaign for all the red-pilled to awaken our fellows to our dispossessional reality; 3) red state ingathering of all normal, self-preservational whites; and 4) the eventual push for red state secession as a prelude to ultimate white ethnostatism. With apologies to Sam Francis and the still living patriot Pat Buchanan, there will be no Taking Back America. The most we can do is colonize, conquer, and hold against all enemies a portion of our fathers’ land. But we can most certainly do that.

  4. John Alder
    John Alder says:

    An old time segregationist attorney told me: You can’t have Blacks and law and order at the same time. This article confirms it. Glad to see the word is getting out.

    • bruno
      bruno says:

      How true. When I returned to Amdom, after several years in Mother Europe’s neighborhoods, I brought a motorcycle and rode cost-to-coast for about a year (actually a wee bit over 8 moths). I had done that as a kid. Many once peaceful regions had changed due to demographics. Sad.

  5. kolokol
    kolokol says:

    This is a great article, with many useful facts. I didn’t realize how much prices have risen in the last two years. It now seems to be getting worse. I hope we can avoid serious inflation, such as that inflicted on many other currencies in the past. Is the USA becoming a banana republic? We’ll find out soon. We live in dangerous times, unfortunately.
    Crime has never been as bad as now. But that’s intentional. The Democratic Party has always been pro-crime, but never as openly as now.

    • The Infant Phenomenon
      The Infant Phenomenon says:

      No, this is a fluff article full of official (and therefore utterly unreliable and useless) statistics.

      Besides (and to his credit) the writer does not say that any of these figures is true. He merely *reports* the figures spewed out by a bunch of government mules–and THAT is precisely the problem.

      There’s a story–supposedly true–about a British prime minster (Gladstone, I *think*) who had asked a few of his cabinet ministers to report to him about something.

      On the appointed day, the ministers set up elaborate charts and graphs as visual aids, and began to spout out all kinds of formulae–each more impressive the the last–to answer the PM’s question.

      When they were through, the PM was silent for a moment and then said, “Gentlemen, you have gone above and beyond the call of duty to answer my question. You charts, graphs, and formulae are most impressive. But I wonder whether you haven’t overlooked something of overriding importance: That the statistics you relied upon for this impressive display were, in the first place, collected by the village watchman, who just wrote down whatever he damn well pleased.”

      And that’s what we have here: An impressive collection of official statistics, all of which are utterly unreliable and therefore almost certainly false.

      Spouting out “statistics” seems to have replaced baseball as the national pastime, which is nowhere clearer or more annoying than with the Covid hysteria.

      The number of “cases” (based on what?); the number of “deaths” (based on what?); the list of signs and symptoms (which has never at any time remained the same); the total silence on how “Covid” is spread, which is why the perpetual washing of hands has fallen out of favor, but why dressing up like stage-coach robbers remains in vogue with the neurotics among us.

      Do us a favor by not writing again about official statistics. We ALL of us agree that gov’t mules lie ALL THE TIME–UNLESS we are looking over their official statistics. The writer even tells us that the cost-of-living stats are false b/c they don’t take anything from real life into account, and then quotes them anyway. Why? Because they are “official”?

      And for what it’s worth (because this is merely anecdotal and not official statistics), where I live (a Deep South state) the price of gasoline has not risen 50%, and coffee prices are not up 108%. or whatever the number was, and frankly, I can’t be bothered to scroll back up to see what the number was.

      There’s no point in fooling about with government statistics. It’s a fool’s errand, and I like to read this site precisely because the writers are not fools or liars.

  6. Luke
    Luke says:

    I find it more than a little bit bewildering that the issue of the pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-wall, unprecedented, and on a scale never before seen in American history, jewish orchestrated and promoted flood of non-whites from every failed third world nation on the planet into the USA – permanently destroying the once 90 percent White, highly successful and 1st world caliber nation and transforming America into a crime, poverty, disease ridden, dysfunctional third world hell hole filled with hostile, resentful, violence prone, incompatible races of aliens who might hate each other, but who all share a mutual hatred for the dwindling White European founding stock – is not at the very top of this writer’s list of domestic woes that concern White Americans?

    • Eric Novak
      Eric Novak says:

      Ongoing mass immigration and the Great Displacement is no doubt at the very top of this writer’s list of concerns, but the surveys he references almost never include immigration among the choices. That is why I always throw these surveys in the garbage when they come from in the mail from political organizations.

  7. Bobby
    Bobby says:

    Thanks for the article Peter.

    Even though you did focus on some very real, and disturbing problems, I am somewhat in agreement with Luke that you should have discussed ‘who,’ is behind the problems and it’s not Joe Biden.

    I’m not a big fan, but on his national syndicated radio show, Bill O’Reilly starts every show with Joe Biden’s schedule of that day. Biden rarely works more than an hour day and on many days, his schedule is clear – he does nothing. O’Reilly also claims to have found out that for any staff of the White House to get to Biden, they must first go through First Lady, Jill Biden before they can talk to the President. Most weekends for the Bidens’ are also three day weekends beginning on Friday. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has also stated that there are times when Biden, “does not know who he [Blinken] is’. I think that we can all agree that President Biden has very little to do with what is going on in our country nor, is he capable of making any large scale decisions concerning the problems that you have written about here. Biden is in cognitive decline as all the world can see.

    The current administration is predominantly Jewish, Black, and Female.

    Secretary of State: Tony Blinken, Chief of Staff: Ron Klain, Chair of the Counsel of Economic Advisors: Jared Bernstein, Secretary of the Treasury: Janet Yellen, Chair of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Gary Gensler, and most disturbing of all; Alejandro Myorkas: Director of Homeland Security. All are Jewish. Myorkas’s, father, was a Sephardic Jew. His mother is a Romanian Jew. Myorkas is in charge of our borders!! And people wonder why they are wide open! Didn’t the Sephardic Jews help spark the Spanish Inquisition?

    And then there’s George Soros. As of last count, he has, through massive campaign contributions, put DA’s who will now due his bidding, in 25 American Cities. The new district attorney in NYC, Alvin Bragg, bought and paid for by Soros, does not want anyone convicted for any crimes unless it’s murder, even then, he has recently petitioned Judges’ to reduce charges in murder cases for perpetrators. There is an uproar in NY in regards Bragg. Will Governor Kathy Hokel dismiss him? No one knows. Political talking heads in NY are concerned that criminals will now start to move to NYC, why not? It will soon be like San Francisco, or worse.

    Jewish supremacy needs to be talked about amongst the masses. Easier said than done.

    • Emicho
      Emicho says:

      “The current administration is predominantly Jewish, Black, and Female.”
      I’d say it was more Jewish and female, with a sprinkling of blacks for optics. The blacks they prop up just seem to me like stereotypical House Niggers. They do as they’re told, but that’s about the length and breadth of it.
      The AWFLs are totally different, they seem to absorb & embody the snarling, manic, poisonous fanaticism and hatred towards the white working class, just as much as any Jewish bolshevik around Biden.

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