Republicans slammed President Biden and his team for their economic policies on Wednesday as new data showed inflation was running at a 40-year high, despite a slightly cooler April.
“This all-democratic government has managed a unique economic transformation. He took an economy that was ready to climb last January, turned it around, and landed it. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Q.) said about the inflation data on Twitter. I
His remarks were also a clear take on Biden’s comments a day earlier in which he sought to claim once again that Democrats control Congress despite having a decisive vote in an equally divided Senate and a slim majority in the House of Representatives. do not.
Republican lawmakers said the inflation rate, which was back after reaching 8.5% in March but was still higher than expected, is fueling higher prices that drive American consumers to go to the grocery store or gas station. But putting it in their pocket.
“$4.37 Gas 8.3% Inflation Only the Rich Can Afford a Biden Presidency,” Representative Jody Hiss (R-Ga.) Posted on Twitter.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Ten.) said that the lack of consumers when consumers go to the store increases the cost of inflation.
“Record-high inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, and a lack of baby formula,” Blackburn tweeted, “American families deserve better.”
In a statement, the White House reiterated President Biden’s comments from Tuesday that inflation is his “top economic priority,” but continued to blame just about everyone and everything else – “the pandemic and Putin’s price hike related to global supply.” Series issues” – prices to increase.
The statement is intended to try to deflect blame from Republicans ahead of what is expected to be a catastrophic midterm election cycle, with Biden reiterating his claim from earlier days and past comments in which he said the GOP wants to raise people’s taxes. And called on him at the White House to present his plans for how to stop inflation. I
“If they are serious about inflation, they should send a bipartisan innovation bill to strengthen our supply chain and make more in America, while simultaneously cutting costs and cutting deficits, reducing households’ prescription drug and utility bills. to reduce and restore fairness to our tax code,” the White House said. I
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said the cost of inflation has been “devastating” for their constituents. I
“Since President Biden took office, Texas families have seen the price of everything from gas to groceries to record highs,” Cornyn said on Twitter.
“Today’s announcement that inflation remains near 40-year highs is devastating for hard-working Texans,” he said. I
In the past year, grocery prices have risen 10.8 per cent, the biggest year-on-year increase since 1980.
And according to AAA, gas prices hit a record $4.40 a gallon on Tuesday, compared to an average of $2.98 a gallon a year ago.
With the midterm election fast approaching in November, Republicans hoping to regain control of Congress are planning to use runaway inflation as a hammer to pound Democratic candidates. I
“Republicans certainly have an opening,” James Wallner, a senior fellow in governance at the R Street Institute, told Fox News about inflation. “You can clearly see that in the nature of their rhetoric and they push for attacks on the Biden administration for … record inflation, at least for the last four decades or so.”
The Republican State Leadership Committee has already launched a six-figure advertising campaign in blue states, attacking Biden and Democrats for their inability to handle the economy.
“Inflation is Biden’s secret tax hike, and the Democrats in your statehouse are playing along,” said a 30-second spot obtained by The Hill. “Stop the Biden tax. Elect the state Republicans. ,
RSLC communications director Andrew said, “Record inflation is no laughing matter for state Democrats to stand with Biden, because Americans know that withholding the Biden tax means kicking him out of office and leaving him in the state.” Let’s replace it with Republicans who can counter the president’s destructive agenda.” Romeo told the outlet.
Ads are running in Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York and Washington.
post with wires