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cream are said to be hiking prices or looking to hike them. all this as lawmakers are eyeing $4 trillion in new spending that could push prices even higher. welcome. i'm charles payne in for neil cavuto. this is "your world." to susan li keeping track of all of these price hikes. su >> charles, big businesses are warning prices are going up. if they pay more, you'll pay more from tide maker procter & gamble to nestle, cocoa, chipotle, budweiser, even barbie maker mattel. over and over again, the company is pointing to the highest price pressures that they've seen in years and the number prove it. the key gauge of inflation jumping 3.5%. the fatest gain in 30 years going back to 1991. it's not only input costs like aluminum, plastic and corn going up but wages according to the
companies. amazon, starbucks, fed ex and nestle pointing to wage pressures and having to pay more in order to attract workers. mcdonald's ceo says workers are coming back faster in the states that have ended the $300 per week jobless benefits. 74% of companies say that wages went up in the past three months. the median increase in wages of maybe 4 to 5%. brew here's the good thing. we also learned this week that despite having to pay higher prices for wages, corporate america is still making a ton of money thanks to the d.c. money printing that you mentioned. the five biggest tech companies in the world reported a combined profit of $75 billion. that's almost the entire value of general motors and they did it in three months.charles, american capitalism is a great thing. >> certainly is. thanks. how long can folks keep
absorbing these higher prices? we me now, marjorie clifton and republican strategist, noel clifford. i saw on npr, a poll, the number 1 problem, the number 1 issue by far was inflation. deep second was wages. what do you make of it? >> yeah, charles, i mean, look, this is what is happening. you have inflation in every area. i was just talking to a friend of minerlier that has a company called forttruss anchorers. you're seeing it in every space. you have the housing market. forget about getting a pool in your back yard. there's a two-year wait. bicycles, everything. it's affecting every aspect, every avenue. >> by the way, it's laura fink with us, not marjorie. i apologize, laura. >> no worries.
>> are democrats going to have to apologize for these prices going higher especially if they ram through another $4 trillion in spending? >> i don't think it's the democrats or the republicans fault. the prices are going higher. it's called the pandemic around it's a once in a lifetime experience we hope. we know the price increases have come down in certain areas. we saw it down 60%, lumber. so that means home building is going to increase. see improvements there. a lot of the economists are saying these are temporary. wages have gone up. i listened in the last report. wages have gone up and the purchasing power of consumers is up that helps. you'd be hard pressed to find a working family that is upset for making more money and making a living wage maybe nor the first time in decades. that's a good thing. when the temporary price increases go down and by all accounts, all of these companies expect sales to increase. even though procter & gamble, they expect 2 to 4% increase in
sales. that's over a year where they made record profits. now, that means the economy isn't going to slow down any time soon. we're recovering from the pandemic. we're putting one foot in front of the other. we see wages increasing. that's good for working american. we're going to see that continue. >> all right. here's the thing, noel, i want to go back to you. i hope you're right about everything you said. real wages have been down. the same report today says that real income down 3% in june, down 4.2% in may and down 5.8% in april. that's the insidious nature of inflation. so when you're sitting at your kitchen table and you just got a raise and you wonder why you came home from the store with fewer groceries, that explains it, doesn't it? >> yeah. that's why i was shaking my head. they may have higher wages, you may go home with a bigger paycheck but it's a wash, charles. when you go to the grocery store and you have to pay more for
your rice and cereal and milk and whatever you want to buy, it's a wash. the higher wage is going in to inflated prices. after all, all the stores have got to pass this down to the consumer. they're paying more, costing more for them to order because of the demand and the shortage of workers to make the product. so you're passing that -- the money down to the consumer. so even though they have a higher wage, it's being passed on. so they're not really gaining. >> neil: do you worry, laura, there could be resentment? the last covid package, $1.9 trillion. extended unemployment benefits. a lot of federal government money that has gone into households. they spent it. they enjoyed it. a lot of this does push up inflation.
for the person working, that hasn't said hey, listen, i'm not going to work and accept the benefits, but still because so many others have, the prices for me to make ends meet every month have gone up. do you worry there could be some sort of resentment out there? >> i worry that it's a little bit incorrected. it's not the actual benefits that are driving up inflation. it's supply chain problems that we've seen over and over again. that $200 plus tack credit that is landing in american family's bank accounts starting now and will continue, that is a biden plan. that's going to help alleviate some of these short-term costs that i think are relegitimate. i acknowledge that. when you look at the long-term benefits of something like the bipartisan infrastructure bill that just cleared its first hurdle this week, those are long-term investments that will create a foundation in our economy, going to create a career path over time. it's not dumping the money right
way. that's over years to save roads, bridges and airports and create career pathways, real careers with -- >> and to your point, laura, it's real infrastructure, right? something that we can all applaud. hopefully that will get over the finish line. thanks very much. have a fantastic weekend. by the way, folks, cruise ships, use lines getting clobbered after six passengers aboard a royal caribbean cruise ship tested positive for covid-19. four of these guests were vaccinated. royal caribbean reportedly expanding their testing now for all cruise five nights or longer that leaveses the united states and meantime these use line storms were down sharply on that news. new documents from the cdc painting a dire picture of where we stand in the fight against covid. bret baier has an exclusive interview tonight with cdc director dr. rochelle walensky. bret will be here with a preview of that interview. two sides coming together to demand action on the border, but
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well over 90% of those patients are unvaccinated. really is unusual to see a vaccinated person need hospitalization. >> the cdc average right now for seven days of hospitalization stands at 3,500. that is up 32% from a week ago. if you look at the overall picture, it's about a fifth of the hospitalizations of the peak of last january. charles, back to you. >> thanks very much, steve. we're going to talk with bret baier shortly. he has a exclusive interview with the cdc director tonight. first, i want to talk to dr. bob mahita from st. joseph's medical center. from the very beginning, obviously we all want to follow the science. seems to be moving extraordinarily rapidly or there's just a lot of mistakes
with messaging and that's got a lot of folks unnerved and worried. >> yes, charles. the delta variation is a big surprise. it's a thousand times more of a viral load in a patient whether you're vaccinated or not. you can still be symptomatic and vaccinated. there were 35,000 symptomatic cases among 162 million patients that were vaccinated. if you're not vaccinated, you have a big problem. because this various -- this delta variant is very specifically doing major damage to the nose, the back of the throat and goes into the lungs and causes respiratory failure more rapidly, this is in the unvaccinated. if you're vaccinated as you heard, you're not likely to wind up in the hospital at all. you may have symptoms. so what the president is saying is to wear a mask to prevent you
from infecting others and preventing them from infecting you. that is in closed spaces. i don't think you need to wear a mask in the open. >> charles: so the headline today that got everyone's attention, the cdc's report says the delta variant is like chicken box and more transferrable than the common cold and small pox. that got my attention. what does it mean in real life? >> it means in real life that this is a very, very sticky virus that replicates rapidly, it sticks to the receptors in your mucous membranes and replicates a thousand time faster. so the fast that most of us are vaccinated is a good thing. the people that are not vaccinated i worry about. i worry about my patients, my
family and everybody that hasn't had the vaccine. >> charles: professional golfer john rahm had pulled out of two tournaments for a positive test. he was on hi ways to winning one of them and now more recently the olympics. so some are wondering, if you've been vaccinated, can you still be something of a -- could that make you a carrier as well? this question is popping up and needs to be nipped in the bud or answered quickly. >> yes, you're right on target, charles. that is everybody's concern. you can be vaccinated, you can carry the virus, you have no symptoms. roughly a third of the people infected the variant don't have symptoms at all. so think about this. they can infect little children. the unvaccinated children between the ages of 12 and six months. they can be infected by an adult who has no symptoms who may be at a barbecue and that could be
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require vaccinations or covid testing for municipal employees starting mid september. the mandate is dividing unions across the city. my next guest says the order ignores workers civil liberties. new york city's union president joins me now. he represents emts, paramedics and fire inspectors. thank for joining me. the damage that covid did to new york city to shut down and now with this delta variant rising the way it is, you still are resistant to mandatory vaccinations. why? >> just want to be clear first. we're not telling people not to get the vaccine. all we're saying is it should be an individual decision. people should have a right of what is being injected into their body. you know, there's so much
misinformation that is given by one agency, a federal agency or a city agency that constantly is contradicting each other. i haven't said this before but i had two men, two members who died within four days after getting vaccinated. i have countless others that have serious medical reaction and have serious medical conditions today because of the vaccination. they're not sharing all the truth about the side effects. they're glorifying the positive. that's great. 95% effective. that's something that they take pride of. we don't know if that is the truth. >> charles: let me say something one second, if i can. two things. number 1, it's a co incident that these two gentlemen died after taking a vaccine? you're not sure if the vaccine
was the cause. you're not saying you know that for a fact right now. >> that's correct. >> charles: okay. paramedics and emts, front line workers. they connect the public to the hospital system. are you concerned about the public relations aspect of it, if they are resistant to taking a vaccine? certainly i'm in the public. if i know someone that is a paramedic and they haven't taken the vaccine, i'm going to question the effectiveness. >> i understand that. but now they're telling us if you're vaccinated, you can still carry the infection and you can spread it to somebody else. so what is the difference? in you're vaccinated and you can contaminate somebody else, how does that impact us? how can we make a change? we were the only ones out there told to go in and out. when we tested positive and had no symptoms, they say go back out there.
it's fine. don't worry about it. do your job. save our city. don't worry about it. again, when we were the only ones allowed to go out there. when we were -- >> charles: i have a minute to go believe me, i salute the work you did. it was amazing. the emts and the paramedics. let me just ask with a minute to go, is there something that can be done on the federal level, on the city level that would make you feel better that would asuage some of your concerns? >> if they told us that can make sure our medical bills and we will remain on payroll should we have some sort of side effect from these vaccines, then it will put a lot of people's mind at ease. we're not going to be kept on payroll and they're not going to cover our bill. as a matter of fact, the mayor announced if we want to be covid
tested, we have to pay out of our own pocket. how is that reasonable? >> charles: no. some things have to happen. thanks. i'm sorry. i apologize. i'm out of time. i appreciate your candidness and i hope someone in charge is paying attention to your concerns. thanks very much. i have to switch gears here. not everyone is opposed to the requirements for vaccinations or testing. new york city teamster local 237 union president gregory floyd says that the mandate is a responsibility. thanks for joining. i'm not sure if i heard your colleague, oren but he brought us serious concerns. perhaps members of your own union don't share the concerns. the mixed messages, the fact that the emergency approval for the vaccine. some people are not happy that it's not received an official approval just yet.
are any of your members saying hey, gregory, might be responsible but we're not ready yet? >> thank you for having me on. let me clear something up. i'm not opposed to the mandate to have vaccinations. or testing. that's responsible. what i was opposed to is to the way the mayor rolled this out. that's why there's a lot of concerns. had we had a conversation before the announcement, all of these fears could be cleared up. one, no, you don't have to take the vaccination. you should but you don't have to. however, to work for new york city, you have to be tested. now, where are the testing sites, who will pay for it, when to be tested? all of those things should be made clear in a policy. that's where the fear comes in. so i am not opposed to his
policy. i'm opposed to the way we rolled it out. that's why we have so many concerns. >> have you expressed these? have that gone up the chain of command? obviously, gregory, this is a tough situation. time is of the essence. >> yes, we are in discussions right now. now, here's what is perplexing. some of the policies won't take effect until mid august. most of the policy will take place in september, this is july 30th. what is wrong with taking the rest of this week, next week, to iron out whatever concerns we have before you announce the policy? it will move -- roll out the questions, would have been answered before people's fears take place.
now that you have people scared, you have pandemonium. that is never a way to operate. so everybody is dug in on their honey ideas. me personally, my family and i, we have taken the vaccinations, we've taken it in march and april. we're comfortable with the vaccination. that's our personal concern. we see a lot of other people. i heard my colleague say -- >> charles: i'm sorry. you represented your union well here. and you've articulated the issues. just like your counterpart, oren, i hope someone is listening to these concerns. i appreciate you coming on. now i want to bring in bret baier. he has a special interview with cdc director dr. rochelle walensky. bret, so much to get into with the director. what are the main focuses for you with this interview?
>> good afternoon, charles. the main focus is what we're hearing from a ton of people. they want to hear the science behind these decisions. people got vaccinated thinking that that was the thing that was going to clear them from having to wear masks and to be able to do things that they wanted to do. now kind of going backwards in a number of communities, being told that they have to wear masks even if they're vaccinated. we want to get into the data, the new information that the cdc -- they didn't put it out but it leaked out of what they thought about in these different circumstances where vaccinated people caught the delta variant, covid, in greater numbers. if you look at the big numbers of the break through disease, the break-through people that had vaccines and then had troubles or went to the hospital or died, they are minuscule when you compare them to the 163 million people across america that have been vaccinated. that's number 1.
charles, we receive dozens and dozens of questions. you'll see a number of them tonight asking their own questions from families across the country with real concerns about going forward what their kids will do in school and they're emotional and upset. >> charles: right before you, i'm not sure if you were listening, the union in the new york city of the paramedics and the emts, they're frustrated. these are paramedics and saying hey, the way this is cobbled together, we lack confidence. if they're in the system and they lack confidence in what they're hearing, how could the cdc or this administration expect everyone to feel just to come on board. >> yeah, i heard that interview. it's really telling. and eye opening that they're on the front lines in new york, going to help people in trouble. those people are for the most part all vaccinated. there's some decisions that
we've seen in medical personnel who have chosen not to take the vaccine and you wonder why they're making that choice. so those are all questions for dr. walensky tonight. she's given us a lot of time. she says she will answer what we give her. if you have any questions, feel free to go to me on twitter, facebook or instagram. >> charles: one of the -- from that leaked internal report, one of the parts that caught my attention is this delta variant is more transmissable than mrsa, sars, the common cold and small pox. a heck of a list. some of these things have never been cured. give you an uneasy feeling. >> it does. when do we get back to normal? this is the delta variant. what happens when the next variant comes? are we nimble enough not to have to go backward each time? that's some of the questions from people around the country.
there's businesses that are fearing shut downs frankly. they're fearing the economic impact. we talked about this yesterday. no matter what it is, there is some economic impact to all of these policy decisions being made. if it affects cool children and people with kids in school, it's going to be big. >> charles: we're also hearing from restaurants saying they can't take another blow those that survived. bret, i want to switch gears to another story. the justice department saying the irs has to release former president trump's tax returns to congress. how big of a deal is this? >> for democrats that have been wanting to get their hands on those, it's a big deal on capitol hill. what is in them and what they will tell, we don't know. from what we've seen of stories that leaked out, there's a lot of real estate tax deals that by the book, but you know, that's how -- the new york real estate tax structure works. for developers there. they're going to looking with a
fine tooth comb. now the doj says the treasury department should hand over the taxes to capitol hill. democrats feel like there's something in there. that's the reason that trump people fought so hard to prevent that. i think they're going to look forward and i bet you'll she a few committee hearings on this topic. >> charles: yeah, i have a feeling we will. what we're looking forward is to your interview. don't miss it. bret's interview with cdc director dr. walensky. with the covid cases on the border, we have democrats and republicans teaming up. the question is will the white house listen up. we've got a border sheriff to help us out. he's coming up. when traders tell us how to make thinkorswim even better, we listen. like jack. he wanted a streamlined version he could access anywhere, no download necessary.
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may hurt the united states covid problem and completely ignore a border that is on fire when it comes to covid. >> i've been very respectful of the administration, but something has to change. >> charles: south carolina republican senator lindsey graham and texas democratic congressman henry cuellar teaming up to take down issues at the southern border. both sides slamming the administration for not addressing the migrant situation there. mark daniels has been facing the front line of this since the beginning and he joins me now. sheriff, you know, we've talked so many times about the situation. just how overbearing it is. now with the spike in covid cases, describe what it's like now. >> here we go again, charles. thanks for having me on the show. when it comes to the border, it's not getting any better. i appreciate the senators and
the federal leaders stepping up. there's a crisis on our border. stats show that. record high numbers. 20 year historical numbers. i just learned yesterday, charles, that mexico has made the decision not to accept other than mexican citizens being deported back to mexico. we had a briefing showing those not from mexico will be released, released into our communities for us to address. what you see in texas is now going to be along the entire southwest border. we're in a health pandemic or not, this is a public safety issue and a national security issue and it's troublesome down here. >> charles: president biden at this very hour, 24 hours ago, underscored this is a health crisis and everyone agrees, which makes it somewhat puzzling to us but has to make it
frustrating to you. what is the federal government saying? what are law enforcement folks telling you with respect to health, to covid testing and to making sure if someone is positive with covid that the right actions are taken? >> let me say this, charles. since the pandemic started and the sarge, one thing is lack of intervention or large of concern on the southwest borner. dr. fauci saying we need to mask up, be protected. the variants are increasing in this country. what you don't hear is saying let's take care of the southwest border. these people today are being released in our communities. we're impacted by this. i talked to the governor this morning. my governor here in arizona. once again, nobody is talking to border communities, nobody is talking to our border governor. i know texas governor abbott is
in the same position talking to sheriffs in texas. this is not productive. it's frustrating and very troublesome for us trying to address this issue on the border, which is a federal mandate, not a local mandate. >> charles: this news you heard today with respect to mexico only accepting mexican citizens, when other folks are relocated, other migrants from different countries, have they relocated in your community and if they have, are you getting the resources to help take care of those folks? >> let me just say this. what we get in our county is the unaccompanied minors. we have a center for the children. we're getting those. when it comes to adults, no. what we get primarily is the 20, 30-year-old single male adults that are covertly struggled. i gets about 350 a day. second to that is now with the
pretty much if you're not there mexico, you're released to the community. now we're dealing with these folks being dropped off in our communities for us to address, which poses a health pandemic and a -- >> charles: sheriff, you're coming in and out. you were just breaking up too much. i hope that the spirit holds up. we appreciate you coming on. something has to change when you hear a democratic congressman on the front lines expressing kind of emergency that he's been expressing talking to representative cuellar, every one should be listening. thanks. so folks, your table is ready and so is your robot. one california restaurant's solution to the worker shortage? we'll tell you. we'll be right back. nce with li, so you only pay for what you need. oh um, doug can we talk about something other than work, it's the weekend.
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>> you're thinking about moving but you're going to wait until interest rates go down? >> that's on my story. >> scarlett has a bone to pick with you. after scarlett johansson suing disney for breach of contract for releasing backward out to its streaming service disney plus at the same time it was released in theaters. now the mouse house is firing back pointing to the global effects of the pandemic. we see more battles like this and what does it mean for the future of me be theaters? joining me now to discuss is charlie langston and fox news correspondent jonathan hunt. >> you know, i don't breathe that the atmosphere of multimillionaires unless does coin goes to 10,000 suddenly, i'm not about to. but it's hard to feel sympathy for anybody in this.
and disney afford to pay a scarlett johansson what they would have had in the contract had it gone straight to theaters? could they afford to give her 20 million more? yes, they could. scarlett johansson, is 20 million enough? what is she going to lose out on here? will the yacht be 10-foot shorter next summer? i don't have sympathy for anybody but i do understand scarlett johansson, she believed she had a contract and thought it was only going to the movie theaters and the back end would have been a heck of a lot more in terms of dollars if it had just done that. so she has a point. it's hard to feel sympathetic for all these millionaires talking here. >> i'm with you on that but you know, i do remember that monday, the headlines. disney, all of these new subscribers that they got and i'm thinking if i'm scarlett johansson's lawyer, not only do i want the theater stuff that i missed out on but for recurring revenue now that i had
on distant plus. what are your thoughts? >> they actually do mention that in the lawsuit. her lawyer says not only are you in breach of contract or in our opinion you are in breach of contract but we also know that stock in disney went up after he released the figures saying that black widow was one of your biggest releases ever. they had a new slew of subscribers come all these fans were desperate to see the movie, didn't want to go to the theater and all signed up for dissing possibly could watch it when it was released. let us help to disney to profit tenfold not just in sales of the movie itself but also in the long term subscriptions they have now gained because of their decisions to relist the movie online. so while i agree i don't think it's that easy to be sympathetic towards millionaires. i do think she has a reasonable case. >> i want to share disney's response to the lawsuit.
be "it's sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effect of the covid-19 pandemic. disney is fully compliant with her contract and furthermore the release of lack widow on distant plus with premier access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the 20 million she has received to date. beyond this, is there is a big debate over whether we will go back to movie theaters the way we once did. i hope we do for a variety of reasons but it certainly changes the game to a large degree. >> in the code pandemic has changed the way we all watch movies and i think a lot of people bottom line will go back to some of the theaters. my theaters here in l.a. have said that they are not reopening. it's a very different landscape that we are seeing. >> we have to leave it there. some lawmakers pushing back against covert restrictions
coming back and at nancy mays had a message for speaker pelosi after the house reinstated a mask mandate. take a listen. >> i was and the tunnels this morning, socially distant from anyone else, i've had covid and had two vaccinations, i'm washing my hands and i am even wearing the mask inside of the chamber but i'm not can wear it anywhere else. so madame speaker, come and get me. >> we will hear from her at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. and we will go back to the border for that. "the five" starts now. >> jesse: i'm jesse watters along with katie pavlich, richard fowler, shannon bream and greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 and that this is "the five."