Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution.  Considering the suffering of the French people she famously – or infamously – responded to the lack of bread by allegedly saying. “Let them eat cake.”  Whether she actually said that is debated by historians, but she did lose her head over it.

On the eve of Thanksgiving, President Biden went on television to assure the American people that inflation was not so bad — and the shelves would be stocked with everything they could want for the holiday.  That was after Biden was serving meals at a food pantry and before he headed to Nantucket to spend the holiday in the $20 million mansion of billionaire ($5 billion) David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, a $300 billion private equity fund.

In the wake of Biden’s departure to Nantucket, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reiterated the President’s assurances – noting that the 24-pound turkey would only cost $1 more this year.  Apparently, someone forgot to put “per pound” on her notebook.

The White House also claimed that the overall increase in the Thanksgiving dinner was a mere five percent.  That is about one-third of the official figure of a 14 percent increase – and that is an average.

If I were in Nantucket with Biden, I could report the real situation on the ground.  You see … I am a guy who actually goes into the grocery store like most common folk.

On my list was skimmed milk.  None on shelf.  So, 2% milk would do.  None on shelf.  I settled for whole milk.

I wanted some whipped cream for my pumpkin pie. Shelf empty.

Wanted to pick up some real regular butter.  None to be had.  Only a few of the unsalted variety.

Time to restock the zero Gatorade (I am diabetic).  Empty shelves.

I make a really good breakfast sausage stuffing.  No breakfast sausage.

As I searched for the items on the list, I saw a lot of empty shelf space.  Fortunately, they were not products on my list.

Biden is lucky, however.  Unlike Antoinette, he may be losing his mind but at least not his head.  

So there ‘tis.

By Larry Horist

So, there ‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.