ESPN First Take host Stephen A. Smith has had enough of the leftist economic policies exacerbating Americans’ struggles to stay afloat amidst high prices and an unsustainable cost of living crisis.
Smith took particular aim at news that New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ (D) administration would be enacting a $53 million taxpayer-funded pilot program to give illegal immigrants prepaid credit cards despite the city’s worsening homelessness crisis. “I see homeless folk in the streets of New York all the time that are American citizens. I damn sure see them in California. We’ve got poor, impoverished, starving people who were born and raised in this nation. How in the hell do we come up with a $53 million pilot program for illegals but folks who are here legally — are born here — we don’t have enough for them,” Smith sharply rebuked during the Feb. 5 edition of The Stephen A Smith Show podcast. NYC is also in the middle of an illegal immigrant crisis.
But the ESPN firebrand wasn’t finished and broadened his criticism to leftist lawmakers and policymakers who seem intent on spending billions in tax dollars in other places in the world while ignoring Americans in the homeland struggling to afford food and housing. “Just like we can come up with billions for Ukraine, but somehow — some way — we can’t fix the homeless problem.” Smith astutely observed, “What about poor and desolate citizens here? How the hell do you print money for foreign countries but you don’t print that money to help eradicate” the plight of “folks that are starving right here in the streets of America who were born and raised here?”
Smith also inadervtently blasted away the seemingly never-ending media gaslighting to Americans trying to make President Joe Biden’s economy seem like anything more than the disaster it has been:
Yes, you got to have a flourishing economy. Yes, you can’t have inflation. Yes, you can’t be on the verge of a recession. Milk don’t need to cost $7. Bread don’t need to cost $5. Don’t get me started on how much sugar costs. You can talk about employment all you want to. You can talk about the labor participation rate. But guess what: If you ain’t making no damn money and you got to get two jobs to pay the same prices or to buy the same amount of stuff that you used to buy and the price is higher than it used to be because of inflation, then guess what: What are you really accomplishing?
Smith is spot on. In fact, The typical American household has to spend well over $11,000 more a year on average today in order to maintain the same standard of living they had in January of 2021. Smith said this is exactly the kind of reality that could possible re-elect former President Donald Trump in November. “That’s why Trump is on the verge of getting elected — reelected. Because when he was in office there was a flourishing economy.”
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