‘Stop Complaining’: WaPo Personal Finance Adviser Dismisses Americans Suffering From Inflation

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A Washington Post columnist told Americans to “stop complaining” about the effects of inflation while on MSNBC Wednesday.

“You got to stop complaining when there’s so many people who literally the inflation rate means they may only have two meals instead of three,” Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for the Post, said during “Chris Jansing Reports.” “There are Americans who did extremely well in the last two years in the market.”

“You still have your job,” Singletary said. “And yeah, it’s costing you more for gas, but guess what, you’re still going to take that holiday, that Fourth of July vacation, you could eat out.”

The Consumer Price Index posted the biggest increase since 1981, increasing by 8.6% year-over-year in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increased energy prices, including for gasoline and diesel, are reportedly driving up food, health care and landscaping costs.

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