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Monday, May 16, 2022

Inflation is likely to be the most powerful issue working for Republicans in this year's congressional elections. Public concern over it has been rising fast.

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...Republicans can plausibly blame the administration of President Joe Biden for making the problem worse by spending too much money on a pandemic stimulus program he pushed through Congress last year, and for not taking it seriously as it emerged.

But there isn't much that Congress can do to affect the course of inflation in the short term. The Federal Reserve is in charge of monetary policy. Congress can (in principle!) pass legislation to make the economy more productive, but any changes would generally take awhile to have an effect.

That's only a small political inconvenience for Republicans. Voters are more likely to want to register their anger over inflation than pore over any candidate's plans to address it. (Elections are a blunt instrument for public control of the government.)

There are also ways that Republicans can contribute to bringing inflation down. If they did, they could both perform a useful service for the country and increase their political advantage on the issue, at least a little....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-13 11:06 AM | Reply

Nope, overturning Roe v Wade just cost the Gross Old Pedo's the 2022, and 2024 national and many state elections.

#2 | Posted by a_monson at 2022-05-15 09:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Nope, overturning Roe v Wade just cost the Gross Old Pedo's the 2022, and 2024 national and many state elections.

#2 | Posted by a_monson

It would if we have a functioning democracy where voters choose their representatives. We dont. We have a corrupt system where representatives choose their voters.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-16 12:31 PM | Reply

It would if we have a functioning democracy where voters choose their representatives.

It's not a democracy. And we do choose our representatives. You are just mad those in the middle states dont choose YOUR representatives in the -------- cities and over populated areas.

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2022-05-16 08:44 PM | Reply

In 1790 the population was 95% rural. Today it is 83% urban. Why is it somehow not "fair" that the urban centers (where all the people live), make policy for "rural America", but the other way around is OK?

#5 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2022-05-16 09:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"You are just mad those in the middle states dont choose YOUR representatives in the -------- cities and over populated areas."

Actually, that's what you guys are mad about. And why you're going back to having the State Legislature choose who gets their Electoral Votes.

So a Blue state like Georgia can be Gerrymandered into a Red State House, and send Red Votes for Trump.

This is what you celebrate when you talk about America not being a democracy, Boaz.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-16 10:10 PM | Reply

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