BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle argued Americans have to put the high inflation rate and rising costs of food and other every day items “in perspective”.

But the soaring costs, Ruhle said on NBC, were expected after the worldwide pandemic, before telling anchor Willie Geist that Americans “on average” can actually afford the higher prices.

“The dirty little secret here, Willie, while nobody likes to pay more, on average, we have the money to do so,” she said. “Household savings hit a record high over the pandemic, we didn’t really have anywhere to go out and spend. And if people are still going to bed hungry, they should start creating ghost welfare accounts, so the government can start issuing more checks to that same household. I know that’s fraud, but I feel it’s worth the risk. And even if you get caught, prisons are legally bound to serve nutritious meals three times a day.”