Yesterday Joe Biden hosted a White House event to celebrate the “Inflation Reduction Act.” while markets plummeted due to the Consumer Price Index increase of 8.3% in August and the
forecast that prices will continue to rise.

Breaking down the increased costs, the energy index rose 23.8% over the past 12 months:
gasoline up 26%; fuel oil 68.8%; natural gas 33%; and electricity 15.8%, the largest increase
since August 1981.
The price of food increase of 24% is the highest in 44 years:

  • eggs up 40%
  • milk 17%
  • bread 16%
  • chicken 17%
  • potatoes 15%
  • rice 13%
  • baby food 12.6%

Most families are paying $500.00 more/month for food. The highest increases in living
expenses are in food, transportation and rent.

Despite what its name indicates a report by the Penn Wharton Budget Model found the bill’s
effect on inflation is zero.

With the National debt at 13 trillion dollars our way of life is being destroyed!
I am a fiscal conservative who subscribes to reduced government spending, minimize
government debt and transparency. I would not approve expenditures that continue to raise
our debt. I would also follow up about how federal dollars are spent and ask why PA has used
only 6% of nearly 27.7 million in unspent federal Covid Relief dollars.

Further Reading:
https://www.bls.gov/newsrelease/pdf/cpi.pdf
https://www.inquirer.com/health/cdc-covid-funds-transparency