Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Burt Jones took to Twitter on Friday to propose a possible solution to Bidenflation, which government officials report peaked at a record 8.6 percent.
“Inflation is out of control – and it’s making virtually everything more expensive for Georgia families. As Lieutenant Governor, I’ll be focused on continuing to cut taxes, lower costs, and put more money back into the pockets of hardworking Georgians,” the Trump-endorsed Jones said on Twitter.
Inflation is out of control—and it’s making virtually everything more expensive for Georgia families.
As Lieutenant Governor, I’ll be focused on continuing to cut taxes, lower costs, and put more money back into the pockets of hardworking Georgians. #gapol pic.twitter.com/G174XWyfXI
— Burt Jones (@burtjonesforga) June 11, 2022
In one year, the price of gasoline increased 48.7 percent, the price of food increased 10.1 percent and the price of shelter increased 16.1 percent, Jones’ tweet noted.
The biggest increases in grocery prices were observed in protein-rich foods like eggs, fish, and meat, at 14.2 percent, the economic news site Trading Economics reported on its current inflation and CPI tracker.
“Stacey Abrams … stands with Joe Biden on the policies that created record inflation and out of control gas prices. I’m fighting to stop that nonsense in Georgia,” Governor Brian Kemp (R) said on Wednesday.
It was not the only time in recent days that Governor Kemp has criticized Abrams and the Biden administration about the economy.
“Instead of solving 40-year-high inflation, gas prices, or supply shortages, Abrams and the Democrats in D.C. are teaming up to saddle Georgia families with more runaway spending,” Kemp said on Twitter.
With its highest inflation rate since 1981, Trading Economic noted, the United States now has a higher inflation rate than the Southeast African country of Mozambique.
Jones, who has proposed a continued decrease in state taxes for Georgians as a means to counteract Bidenflation, won the Republican primary election with 50.06 percent of the vote compared to runner-up Butch Miller’s 31.12 percent.
He will compete on the general ballot on November 8 against Libertarian candidate Ryan Graham and the winner of the Democratic primary runoff election – either Kwanza Hall or the Abrams-endorsed Charlie Bailey.
Jones’ statement comes just days after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen admitted she was wrong when she made a statement last year that denied the problem of monetary inflation.
“Well, look, I think I was wrong then about the path that inflation would take,” said Yellen.
Over half of Americans now place the blame for the inflation crisis squarely on President Biden’s shoulders, and a quarter of the populace now say they will delay retirement because of it.
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Addison Basurto is a reporter at The Georgia Star and The Star News Network. Follow Addy on Twitter and GETTR. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Burt Jones” by Burt Jones.