Republicans blame Biden's 'socialist agenda' for driving inflation

 February 18, 2023

Republican officials blasted President Joe Biden for his "socialist agenda" leading to higher inflation.

But the officials didn't stop there, they continued, accusing him of "gaslighting Americans."

The gaslighting accusation comes over the rise in U.S. inflation in January despite efforts by the Federal Reserve to slow the rate of price hikes with higher interest rates.

"The Labor Department announced a 0.5 percent rise in January in the consumer price index — which measures what consumers pay for goods and services — compared with a month earlier," reports Breitbart. "The rise was higher than expected, signaling persistent inflation, even as the president insists record-high prices are ending."

Members of the GOP blamed President Biden for the spike in prices, saying his radical agenda is to blame.

"The most expensive Valentine’s Day ever," wrote Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California.

"Joe Biden is continuing his premature victory lap on the economy despite today’s CPI report showing inflation surged last month," wrote Tom Emmer, House Majority Whip.

"But that gaslighting doesn’t work on anyone who’s had to go to the grocery store, put gas in their car, or pay their utility bills lately," Emmer said.

"Not surprisingly, Biden’s plan to spend our way out of inflation has been a massive failure," Tweeted Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

"Biden is gaslighting Americans. Just last week he said inflation is coming down despite it being up over 6%," wrote Republican Ken Buck of Colorado.

"Reminder: Inflation was just 1.7% when Biden was sworn in," he added.

"Inflation is up again and Democrats lighting your money on fire only makes it worse," wrote Republican Governor Sarah Sanders of Arkansas. "From out-of-control inflation and violent crime to the dangerous border crisis and threat from China, Biden & the Democrats have failed you."

"They know it. And you know it," Sanders added. "Time for a change."

Source: Breitbart