CNN actually attempted a heartfelt piece focusing on the struggle American families are up against in the face of inflation and rising costs. Despite the network’s display of humanity, its liberal viewers quickly shut it down.
A segment on CNN’s “New Day” featured the Stotler family, a Texas couple who is taking care of nine children; two are theirs biologically, six were adopted, and one is a foster child. Mother Krista Stotler expressed the “squeeze” she has felt taking care of her family as prices of goods increase.
Stotler said she was having to pay an extra $100 per week on groceries. “A gallon of milk was $1.99. Now it’s $2.79. When you buy 12 gallons a week times four weeks, that’s a lot of money,” she said. Her husband Larry stated how guilty he felt that they were being forced to buy less healthy food to save money.
CNN viewers and liberal figures immediately mocked the family on social media. “12 gallons of milk a week may sound like a lot, but they’ve actually had to cut out their milk baths on alternate days,” snarked New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait.
Even The New York Times crossword puzzle account tweeted– and then deleted –, “sorry, I can’t do today’s crossword. I’m too busy carrying my 12 gallons of milk home.” James Surowiecki, blogger and writer for The New Yorker tweeted, “I’m not sure a family with 9 kids is really representative of the American middle class.” He’s absolutely right; the generosity of a couple adopting six children and fostering another in addition to two biological children is not “representative” of the average family.
“Other reporters and pundits dinged CNN for the segment, with some saying they couldn’t be right about milk being that cheap earlier this year and the family wasn’t indicative of a typical American household. It’s unclear what average grocery costs have been in the Stotler’s Dallas-area town” writes Fox News.
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More Democrat leaders from non-border states are wising up to the immigration crisis our nation faces. Woburn mayor Scott Galvin, of the progressive state of Massachusetts, is hoping that lawmakers will overturn a 40-year-old law because the reality of being “bleeding heart liberals” is resulting in the demise of his town.
The 40-year-old “right-to-shelter” law has got to go, says mayor Galvin, because of the immense strain the thousands of migrant families are putting on the area’s residents. By Friday, there were about 150 families living in the city’s hotels, an “unsustainable” arrangement for his 40,000 constituents.
Galvin told the New York Times the right-to-shelter law, which only exists in Massachusetts, was “passed at a different time, and was not meant to cover what we’re seeing now.”
National Review reports:
Under the 1983 right-to-shelter law, Massachusetts officials are legally required to offer housing to any homeless families seeking shelter in the state. The law now covers a rising influx of migrant families, although individuals are not covered under its provisions.
“We’re going above and beyond, while some communities around us are not being impacted, and we don’t have endless capacity in our schools,” said Galvin. “The benefits that are bestowed on migrants make the state a very attractive destination, and without some changes, this challenge is not going to abate.”
Massachusetts Democrat Governor Maura Healey already declared a state of emergency on August 8th, requesting help from the federal government. On August 31, Healey activated up to 250 Massachusetts National Guard members to assist the more than 6,000 migrant families already in the state’s shelter system.
Approximately 6,300 families are living in emergency shelters and hotels across the state, up roughly 50 percent from the year prior. The cost for such accommodations for all the migrants is approximately $45 million per month, National Review reports.
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