Republicans point finger at inflation to take over Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) – Gas prices have exceeded $ 3 a gallon across much of the country. The cost of used cars and new furniture, plane tickets, department store blouses, ground beef and a Chipotle burrito are also on the rise.
Many economists say the price increases are fueled by the aftermath of a global pandemic and are unlikely to last. But Republicans hope to storm next year’s midterm elections, arguing that heavy government spending under President Joe Biden and a Democrat-controlled Congress has sparked inflation that will ultimately hurt ordinary Americans. .