Democrats’ Far Left Policies Have Made Inflation Families’ New Normal

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding inflation:

“By early 2020, before the pandemic, Republican policies had helped create one of the best economic moments for working Americans in our lifetimes.

“Unemployment was low, inflation was low, and real take-home pay was rising steadily. In fact, we had wages rising faster for the bottom 25% of the wage scale than for the top 25%.  

“The incoming all-Democrat government was handed a reopening economy and a million vaccines going in arms per day. The country was packed with optimism and primed for a comeback.

“But through their far left policy choices, Washington Democrats have driven our economy into the ground.

“Inflation is setting 40-year records in consecutive months. Gas and diesel prices have set new all-time highs on consecutive days. And sticker shock continues to cause headaches for Americans buying household essentials.

“One college student in California says that buying groceries has him, ‘taking extra loans to pay for my expenses. I’m maxing out on my credit cards.’

“A woman in Virginia reports she’s taken to visiting three different food stores in one trip to make sure she’s getting the best prices on everything she needs.

“A warehouse worker in New Jersey says she and her husband are spending more time hunting for coupons. ‘It’s not a lot, but I’m trying to buy healthy things that also fill us up.’

“Overall grocery prices have jumped 10% in the past year. Just one part of why many Americans say the Biden economy is not working for them.

“Fewer than one in four American consumers say this current economic conditions are even somewhat good. And fewer than one in five say the Biden Administration’s policies have done anything to help.

“Democrats made runaway reckless spending their new normal here in Washington. And so historic, painful inflation has become the new normal for working families everywhere else.”


Related Issues: Economy, Senate Democrats, COVID-19, Inflation