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Did Democrats Make Inflation Worse?

The Daily

The New York Times

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🗓️ 1 February 2022

⏱️ 29 minutes

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Inflation in the United States has been getting worse. In December, prices were up 7 percent from the previous year — the fastest rise in 40 years. Americans feel terrible about the economy, imperiling the Democratic Party’s chances of holding on to power in Washington in this year’s midterm elections. While disruption caused by the pandemic is a key cause of higher prices — a situation that predates the Biden administration — a question remains: How much have the Democrats’ own policies contributed to the problem?

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Today Spiraling Inflation is now in parallel the Democratic Party's chances to hold onto

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power in Washington and raising a question.

0:56.3

How much have the party's own policies contributed to the problem?

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I ask that question to Ben Kasselman.

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It's Tuesday, February 1st.

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I've been, hi, Michael.

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The last time we spoke, we were in the office.

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It felt like we were back to normal.

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And now I'm once again seeing your shirts hanging in the background.

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It's beautiful.

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