Tennessee Politicians Blast Biden, Democrats for Surge in Inflation

Republican politicians in Tennessee are blasting President Joe Biden and Democrats after inflation numbers from May showed prices rising 8.6 percent year over year, a 40-year high.

“I hope come November when folks head to the polls, they remember Democrats decided to put politics first instead of focusing on the real-life issues we all face today,” Representative John Rose (R-TN-06) said Friday.

“As Americans are forced to choose between buying groceries or filling their gas tanks, Democrats will hold a sham hearing in their unconstitutional select committee to ‘investigate’ January 6th. It truly is a shame,” he said Thursday, prior to the January 6th Committee’s first hearing on Thursday night.

The fact that inflation numbers skyrocketed while Democrats and some Republicans focused on the events of January 6, 2021 – almost a year and a half ago – was not lost on Representative Mark Green (R-TN-07) either.

“Tennesseans are fed up with paying more for everything,” he said Friday. “Where is the Hollywood spectacle over the 8.6% inflation spike?”

Others focused strictly on the inflation numbers.

“Inflation is climbing at the fastest pace in 40 years, and the cost of gas and groceries have skyrocketed,” Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said. “This is what Joe Biden has accomplished in less than two years.”

“Empty wallets and empty tanks—it’s the sad reality that far too many Americans are experiencing in Biden’s America. The Biden Administration is lost in an alternate reality,” Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said, adding in a lengthy statement that the Biden administration is “ignoring the inflationary impact of their devastating war on American energy, regulatory attacks on American business, and collapsing of our southern border.”

State-level politicians also noted the rise in prices.

“Are you better off now than you were just a few years ago? Is our nation better off now than just a few years ago? Elections have consequences. Remember all of this when you vote in November of 22 and 24,” said State Representative Jason Zachary (R-Farragut).

The stock market plummeted Thursday afternoon upon the news of the historic rise in inflation, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 600 points.

As of Friday afternoon, the Dow had dropped more than 700 points.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Jason Zachary” by Jason Zachary. Photo “Bill Hagerty” by Bill Hagerty. Photo “John Rose” by John Rose. 



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5 Thoughts to “Tennessee Politicians Blast Biden, Democrats for Surge in Inflation”

  1. Cannoneer2

    Republicans!! Come up with solutions. Govern. Stop spending all of your time whining about the Democrats.

    1. James W

      Yes, PLEASE just DO Something besides get yourself of TV! How about bringing IMPEACHMENT proceedings against the moron in the White House! Yes, I KNOW that the DemonRats will not allow it go through but DO IT ANYWAY! Make it PUBLIC! Put up a fight instead of laying down and whining! DO SOMETHING! There are SO many reasons to IMPEACH this moron like the open border, violating his oath of office, being the “Big Guy”, etc etc….

  2. William R. Delzell

    Only one way to stop inflation: slash the MILITARY (a.k.a.–the “defense” budget) and make these super-wealthy plutocrats pay their fair share of taxes! That would destroy inflation in an instant!

    1. JB Taylor

      Absolutely the wrong thing to do, typical liberal. Neither will fix what the democrats are doing to the country. Without energy, everything is grinding to a halt, and democrats did that intentionally.

    2. James W

      SLASH the military? Really? How about SEAL THE BORDER! How about open up our ENERGY sector! Are you SERIOUS??? When China is a threat, N Korea is a growing threat and RUSSIA is on the warpath and you want to SLASH the military? UNDOING everything YOUR president has done since he came into office would “destroy inflation in an instant!” AND YOU obviously NEVER served in the US Military did you? It shows!