Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) blamed the “Biden Surcharge” for the climbing prices of goods in this country. Blackburn coined the term during a Senate floor session on Thursday. She had a poster propped up next to her that read: “THE BIDEN SURCHARGE: PAYING A PREMIUM JUST TO LIVE FROM THE MOMENT YOU WAKE UP, TO THE MOMENT YOUR HEAD HITS THE PILLOW.” In a statement to The Tennessee Star, Blackburn claimed that Biden’s spending was to blame for the increasing cost of living nationwide.
“President Biden has recklessly spent American tax dollars throughout his first 100 days in office. Now, future generations will bear the burden of Biden as inflation catches up and grips our nation,” said Blackburn.
On the Senate floor, Blackburn excoriated President Joe Biden for the effects of his increased spending, as well as for neglecting infrastructure like bridges in favor of advancing an agenda.
“Did you notice higher prices for food, fuel, the list goes on… That’s called the Biden Surcharge!” wrote Blackburn on Twitter.
Did you notice higher prices for food, fuel, the list goes on…
That's called the Biden Surcharge! pic.twitter.com/hEAYfIhk05
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) May 17, 2021
Nationwide, the price of utilities, gas, groceries have increased in the first 100 days of the Biden administration. Blackburn explained that issues with the truckers over increased gas prices would lead to the consumer paying increased prices for goods.
“Even basics in the produce section at the grocery store are beginning to get out of reach. It’s affecting basic nutrition. This is the Biden Surcharge,” asserted Blackburn. “We’re paying a premium just to live: from the moment our feet hit the floor in the morning, to the time we brush our teeth and get into bed at night. The bare bones cost of living is going up thanks to these reckless spending priorities.”
Blackburn also called out her Democratic colleagues, arguing that government subsidies couldn’t help families properly. The senator noted that the Biden Surcharge policies will inevitably cause mass income insecurity.
“The Biden administration is creating a perfect storm of income insecurity, shortages, and the uneasiness that comes when Americans see more month at the end of their money than money at the end of the month,” said Blackburn.
Blackburn’s solutions to the current economic problems included economic recovery, supply chain security, cyber security, and only spending on narrowly-defined infrastructure.
“The American people cannot afford all the extras that are on the Democratic Party’s wish list. Their income can’t keep up with the inflation that is hitting their pocketbook every single day of the week,” said Blackburn. “I would again ask my Democratic colleagues to step back from the money printer and recognize the effect all this spending is having on American families.”
During her address on the Senate floor, Blackburn also remarked on the current Middle East conflict. She denounced Hamas and its supporters for engaging in terrorism. Blackburn asserted that Israel had an absolute right to defend itself.
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