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Biden Pours Gasoline On The Inflation Fire

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“Due to limited supply, we are limiting the purchase of infant and toddler formula for three per transaction,” read a supermarket sign.

The sign is not from Caracas, Havana or Pyongyang. Instead, it is from a supermarket in a Miami suburb. 

It is inconceivable that this is happening in the U.S. Coupled with tremendous inflation and a historic increase in the price of gasoline. No wonder in the last Pew survey, inflation was ranked as the biggest concern for the nation.

And how can there not be a concern, if the government seems to want to pour gasoline on the fire? Joe Biden has the disposition to make things worse, and it is incredible how one listens to him, or reads him, and it seems to be watching a socialist dictator of some Caribbean country.

The phrase on the sign is not from Caracas, just as the following is not from Maduro: “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.” Joe Biden said it. And I should remind readers that it was ideas like those in that sentence that caused a person in Venezuela to have to stand in line for two days to get milk or flour. 

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How can Americans not be concerned when it is the Democrats who today embrace proposals that seek more government control of the economy and limit the free market? That, my friends, is called socialism. Medicare for all, universal education, free child care, price controls, protectionism and much more. Gas for the fire.

Product shortages, skyrocketing prices and gasoline have a culprit, and it’s in the White House. Joe Biden tries to point to external factors, such as the war in Ukraine or the current shutdown in China. And although of course these are factors that have an influence, no one can take away the primary responsibility from this government’s handling of the economy.

This article originally appeared in El American’s newsletter on May 17, 2022. Subscribe for free here.

Orlando Avendaño is the co-editor-in-chief of El American. He is a Venezuelan journalist and has studies in the History of Venezuela. He is the author of the book Days of submission // Orlando Avendaño es el co-editor en Jefe de El American. Es periodista venezolano y cuenta con estudios en Historia de Venezuela. Es autor del libro Días de sumisión.

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