Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated on Wednesday that inflation is one of the top three most important midterm issues, after he and the Washington, D.C., establishment facilitated the passage of numerous huge spending measures that drove up prices.
Over the previous two years, McConnell supported for the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 corporate bailout, and the $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bills — all of which, according to experts, have contributed to inflation.
When questioned by reporters about the top three midterm issues facing Americans, McConnell named inflation as one of the top three.
“The three major national issues that we’ll be addressing today are inflation, crime, and open borders,” he added. “These are the topics that people are most concerned about on a national level.”
McConnell also stated that Senate Republican candidates will emphasize inflation in their statewide campaigns.
Clearly, this will be the focus of our efforts, he continued.
Polls routinely indicate that inflation is the top concern of midterm voters. To recover the Senate, McConnell’s political calculation of addressing inflation appears to be the correct plan. But there are doubts as to why McConnell and the Republican establishment did not prevent Biden from signing the big spending deals.
According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August, the price of food at home increased by 0.7% compared to the previous month. Over the past year, supermarket costs have increased by 13.5%. This year, inflation is expected to cost American families a total of $5,520.
Recent surveys indicate that the Republican Party could regain the Senate despite rising inflation.
Even more confident, McConnell now gives the Republicans a “50-50 chance” in November.
In Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Nevada, the margin of error is within the margin of victory. Republican candidates still have the lead in Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. Arizona and New Hampshire are the only swing states where Democrats appear to have a stronger advantage over Republicans.