Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), a former CIA analyst and member of the House Homeland Security Committee, has called out Democrat President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders for lying about inflation.
Slotkin is accusing the Biden White House and Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of spinning the issue of inflation to try to dupe people into believing prices on everything from gas to groceries will be going down.
“I think that what I would like to see is sort of what is the path?” she said.
“Help light us forward so that we know that maybe it won’t be fixed tomorrow, but we know kind of the sort of road that we’re on to getting back to our normal pricing.
“I’m from Michigan, right?
“We’re just kind of straight about what’s going on, and I think people can feel and see spin and I don’t think they like it.
“And I think what we need to be saying is, look, we know that salaries, you know, increases in people’s pay is not keeping up with inflation.
“So, when you’re sitting around the kitchen table at night, your kids have gone to bed and you’re trying to figure out how much money is coming in and how much is going out, those math equations are not looking great right now for the majority, at least, in my state.
“So I want to be just straight about that, and then I want to say, ‘Here’s the plan. Here’s the path.’
“And even if it’s six months, it’s a longer term thing, just, I want to be transparent, because people know that this is a problem.
“We shouldn’t try to pretend it’s not.
“I just don’t know what this stuff is based on, and I’m just personally not in a position to say that we have hit some sort of peak when I don’t know that to be a fact,” she said.
Still deeply unreal to me we are sitting here with a massive energy shock, 9% inflation, and tons of oil in the ground but the government not doing anything to spur supply. It has been an energy emergency for half a year now
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If inflation calms down, we can lower prices for cars
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