Even Fox host Neil Cavuto seemed skeptical that inflation is so bad that one person could spend $28 for lunch at Taco Bell.
If you’ve watched Fox at all lately, you have probably heard pundits fear mongering about inflation for the sake of anti-Democratic politics. Appearing on Fox Business Network today, Fox News contributor Scott Martin knew which side his bread – er, chalupa is buttered.
Martin told Fox viewers, “You want to know how bad inflation is? Yesterday, yes, I had a nice lunch at Taco Bell — cost me about $28 at Taco Bell for lunch.”
“Wait a minute,” Cavuto said. “You spent $28 at Taco Bell for just yourself?”
“For lunch, yeah,” Martin replied. “It’s really true.”
The other guest, Jonathan Hoenig, laughed. “That’s a lot of chalupas,” he said.
“That’s an inflation story,” Martin said.
As you can see below, Martin tweeted out what he said was his order. Spoiler alert: It’s a huge amount of food for one person’s lunch.
How much did inflation cause it to spike? Martin did not say.
You can watch Martin dubiously blame his high lunch bill on inflation, below, from Fox Business Network’s October 12, 2022 Cavuto: Coast to Coast.
Fox Business contributor: “You want to know how bad inflation is? Yesterday, yes, I had a nice lunch at Taco Bell — cost me about $28 at Taco Bell for lunch.”— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) October 12, 2022
Um, how is that even physically possible? (Also, don’t think I’ll take financial advice from this guy.) pic.twitter.com/cdK39TlLO8
Order up! pic.twitter.com/pPmyBGLQH0— Scott Martin (@ScottyMarkets) October 12, 2022
He should be eating lunch at WalMart, eh?
1. The effect of inflation raised his costs for lunch by between two and three dollars. So two years ago, his cost for the same thing would have been a total of around $25 including tax. Meaning that he’s raising a complete red herring.
2. He needs to seriously consider going on a diet.
Angry Right Wingers keep trying to push the inflation numbers as much as they can, and it isn’t distracting the tens of millions of American women who are fully aware of how the Right Wing has treated them. As loud as the Right Wing propagandists yell “Inflation! Inflation! Inflation!” and “Hunter! Hunter! Hunter”, people in the real world are aware that most Red States are attempting to make it impossible for women to have any control over their own bodies, and that the Republicans are sneering while they take these actions.
We’ll just have to see how the turnout goes next month. Given the utter panic being shown by angry Right Wing pundits across the board now (as they scream at their listeners “VOTE!!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!!!!”), the results may not be the ones that the Right Wing is desperately hoping to see.