I must admit, Sarah Palin has confused me. She speaks with such certainty about her repeated, checkable falsehoods. Despite my headline, I can't tell if she is lying, if she is so stupid she doesn't know what is true, or if she is simply too lazy to check her facts. Probably all.
But there is one thing she keeps saying that is just starting to really make me mad, because she uses it to justify everything. And that is...milk prices.
Time and again, Palin has talked about how difficult it is for Americans, because of high milk prices.
Today she used it to slam FLOTUS about her effort to push for breast feeding. (never mind it is the healthiest thing for babies -- babies who need food are already born, so Repubs don't care about them anymore.)
But here is what is so outrageous -- milk prices have been in a free fall since January 2009. It is so bad that dairy farmers are going out of business Government agencies are meeting with dairy farmer to deal with the economic crisis.
Production has decreased (that's what happens when farms go out of business) and only now -- literally, now -- is there a recovery in prices.
So, maybe if Palin had a brain in her head, she could be railing against the closing of family farms because of low prices (a hard thing to tell consumers.) So instead, she just makes shit up.
Oh, and since she also talks about rising inflation (?), she should know that inflation is at historic -- and dangerous -- lows . (when asset values collapse or stay stagnant -- like home prices -- economic growth can be crippled.)
I so hate her. She is so stupid. And so dangerous.