Let Them Eat Cake

Wilbur Ross said a very stupid thing today.

So naturally, everyone in this ridiculous administration is piling on to say something even dumber:

He literally hasn’t been in a grocery store ever, right?

Wilbur Ross doesn’t understand why furloughed federal workers need food banks

Another “Let them eat cake” moment for the ultra-wealthy. He’s trying to say that there are ways to get bridge loans and other assistance from banks and completely misses the mark that NOT ALL OF THESE EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO QUALIFY for them. It’s just another example of how out of touch these people are with reality at the moment.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he does not understand why federal employees who are furloughed or have been working without pay during the partial government shutdown would need assistance from food banks.

Several credit unions serving workers at federal departments and agencies have been offering stopgap loans, as they have during previous shutdowns. But it’s not clear how those loans would even be sufficient as the shutdown enters its second month.

“I know they are, and I don’t really quite understand why,” Ross said when asked on CNBC about workers getting food from places like shelters. “Because, as I mentioned before, the obligations that they would undertake, say borrowing from a bank or a credit union are in effect federally guaranteed.”