Skip to comments.Resurfaced SNL Video of Dan Akroyd Mocking Jimmy Carter’s Inflation Comes Back to Haunt the Biden-Harris Regime [VIDEO]
Posted on 04/05/2022 5:05:12 AM PDT by Red Badger
This would be funny if it weren’t hitting the average American so hard in the pocketbook and in their quality of life.
A video from 1978 – back in the day when it was legal to poke fun at Democrats — shows legendary comedian Dan Akroyd of “Saturday Night Live” fame playing failed Democrat President Jimmy Carter, who is desperately trying to explain away his failed policies and why the massive inflation he caused is somehow a positive thing.
“Inflation is our friend,” Akroyd begins, mimicking the Southern accent of Carter begins. “For example, consider this; In the year 2000, if current trends continue, the average blue-collar annual wage in this country will be $568,000.”
“Think what this inflated world of the future will mean,” Carter [Akroyd] continues. “Most Americans will be millionaires. Everyone will feel like a big shot. Wouldn’t you like to own a $4,000 suit and smoke a $75 cigar, drive a $600,000 car? I know I would.”
A joke in 1978 is fiscal policy today pic.twitter.com/WALIgGpHH1
— Nomad Nero (@Adventure_Nero) April 3, 2022
Inflation was extremely high during the Carter administration (1976-1980) and spilled over into the early 1980s, but back then, inflation was much more honestly calculated. The government has since doctored the data to downplay inflation so much that the most recent report of 7.9% is really over 15%, according to Shadowstats.
This means that unless you got a 15% pay raise, you got an actual cut in pay thanks to our federal overlords in the Biden-Regime that keeps spending money we don’t have, and thanks to the Federal Reserve, that keeps printing trillions of dollars out of thin air.
Additionally, that “safe” money you have in the bank earning close to zero percent? That money also “safely” lost 15% of its value in terms of purchasing power.
Inflation is a cruel tax imposed on poor and middle-class Americans and is not a laughing matter. But maybe if some of our entertainers and comedians would expose it the way Dan Akroyd did in the late 70s, maybe Americans would elect the next great president as they did in 1980 with Ronald Reagan.
You mean SNL actually mocked democrats?
It was legal then................
The last time I watched snl was 1980 or so. Then I grew up got married had kids, bought a house,started paying taxes. Then I woke up about politics. SNL is not funny. The reason people were funny in those days ala Carson and others, was because they made fun of EVERYONE.
I watched it live too. When SNL was actually funny.
I remember SNL poking fun of Clinton (the 1990’s). There was no way even a left-leaning show like SNL would pass up the comedy gold Clinton was.
I have not watched SNL since the original cast left...................
A long time ago in an alternate universe
Yep, I. Remember that. SNL was in full throttle then. Anyone was fair game.
SNL was actually funny then, shows overall were funny then The Jefferson’s, All in the Family funny funny shows!! Can you even imagine those shows hitting the airwaves today OMG this society has completely lost its sense of humor!!
“Why isn’t the media or Republicans exposing this…”?
Because they’re in on it.
This “Great Reset” thing is going to be painful.
Let's be honest, "Dan Akroyd" didn't expose inflation, the writers and producers of SNL did. That was in an era when popular culture wasn't so fervently opposed to Republicans--every politician was fair game. Everyone could have a good laugh without the meanness toward a single political party.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you look at the rise of M1, also take a look at how many years Republicans had both the House and Senate plus the Presidency. They have not exactly covered themselves in fiscal restraint. Blaming the current occupants isn’t the whole story.
They’re all part if the same club...and we aren’t in it
I’m old enough to remember when SNL was funny.
Back then, the cast were also the writers on a lot of the skits.........
“I ACTUALLY REMEMBER SEEING THIS WHEN IT WAS ON THE FIRST TIME!”
Me too. It also reminded me that my first vote in any election was against Jimmy Carter for the Great Ronaldus Maximus.
Lest we forget Chevy Chase on Weekend Update mocking Carter for being a racist:
Jimmah Cahtah: “I don’t don’t judge a man by the color of his skin. I judge him by the size of his nostrils...”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.