As the youngest in a family of six with three brothers, when I saw the story of a family twice the size of mine going through a dozen gallons of milk each week, it failed to register as extraordinary. Among blue check Twitter, I seemed to be in the minority.
A CNN report highlighting a family’s struggle with price hikes at the grocery store became the topic of online mockery Thursday over their consumption of milk.
Featured on “New Day,” network correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro interviewed a Texas couple providing for nine children — two biological, six adopted and one foster — who opened up their home to share their experience squeezed by inflation.
“A gallon milk was $1.99. Now it’s $2.79. When you buy 12 gallons a week times four weeks, that’s a lot of money,” said Krista Stotler, adding that if inflation rates remain the same, one of them may need to pick up another job to make ends meet. Rising groceries alone have already “squeezed” the couple another $100 a week. Her husband, Larry, said he often feels guilty for being unable to afford healthier options because “prices have gone way up.”
Blue-check Twitter elites immediately jumped on the couple’s financial anxieties under the Biden economy, mocking their weekly consumption of 12 gallons of milk.
Read more at The Federalist