When White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain shared a tweet this week proclaiming that most of our economic woes such as supply chain disruptions and inflation are “high class problems,” he received sharp and much-deserved criticism.
Is the Biden administration’s message seriously that rising prices and constant shortages at the grocery store are a “high-class problem”? Detractors were rightly disgusted. As one reporter characterized it during a Thursday press conference, the tweet was “tone deaf.”
Or was it?
The truth is that this tweet is not some explosive new insight into what the Democrats in charge think about the economic catastrophe lawmakers have created. They remind you every day how little they think of the plight they’ve put you in. They’ve been reinforcing the hierarchy for as long as COVID-19 has been a thought in our minds.