It was bound to happen--reality is like honey badger: it just doesn't care. Fox has an article that goes into some of the hard knocks reality has been dishing out. Interestingly, the article fails to mention what may be the hardest and most intractable knock of all--the highest inflation rate in 10 years.
Here's the link and an excerpt from the beginning that I found well put:
Remarkable 5 days of bad developments stretching from Israel to Mexican border, up East Coast via Colonial Pipeline
Israel is erupting, Americans are utterly confused when masks should be worn for COVID-19 protection and then there are the agita-inducing long lines for gasoline.
And that was just Tuesday.
A lot has changed in a matter of days.
Friday was supposed to be a glorious day for Biden. The latest employment numbers were set to be released, and economists were gushing that a million new jobs had likely been created in April by exuberant employers and their newly vaccinated workers.
His team no doubt was prepared to unleash Biden to perform a little victory dance at the White House celebrating the stupendous number. But the show had to be hastily revamped when the actual tally came in nearly three-quarters-of-a-million jobs lower than expected; just 266,000 jobs created and unemployment unexpectedly rising to 6.1%.
"You might think we should be disappointed," Biden said, which was indeed something people might think. ...