Lisa Murkowski Defends Biden’s Massive Spending That Fueled Inflation

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), incumbent for 21 years and pro-impeachment, decided ahead of the midterm elections to defend President Joe Biden’s massive spending spree that has fueled soaring inflation.

Asked by KHNS radio on Friday why she voted for the $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill that fuels inflation, Murkowski said she was “determined” that spending would not contribute to inflation.

“Well, those of us working on the infrastructure bill were very determined to make sure that what we were funding, what we were building, wouldn’t contribute to inflation,” he said. she stated. “While we were working on it, inflation was not at the all-time high that we have today.”

Despite claims in the establishment media that inflation eased in August, American households were not relieved in the grocery store aisles. In August, food prices jumped 0.7% from the previous month. Over the past 12 months, food prices have increased by 13.5%.

Murkowski justified voting for the massive inflation-fueling bill because it was a long-term investment that was not intended to increase inflation. “So what we were working to do, again, was to make sure that it wasn’t just kind of a short-term shot in the arm, a one-time economic stimulus,” she said. about his vote:

A water and sewage system does not contribute to inflation like a one-time payment of a one-time loan forgiveness thing. So there’s been a lot of debate among the 10 members — five Republicans and five Democrats — who built this, about what should go in and what shouldn’t go in.

And one of the main criteria was: is this going to be a creator of inflation or a drag? And that was an important part of a review and our analysis.

The expenses are real and legitimate. And again, we need to be stewards of federal taxpayers’ money. But I’m one who’s willing to say that when those dollars are invested in your community for a long time, it helps stimulate economic growth and curbs inflation.

Murkowski not only voted for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, she also voted again with Democrats for the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package. According to the Heritage Foundation, the $1.5 trillion package ‘fails to reverse the COVID-19 emergency or the Biden administration’s vaccination mandates, as demanded by conservative leaders, and doubles grants Green New Deal-style government initiatives for green energy and climate policies. .”

It’s not uncommon for Murkowski to vote with the Democrats. Last week, Murkowski pledged to help Biden advance his policy if he wins re-election against Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, who is gaining momentum and tied with Murkowski in the polls.

US President Joe Biden speaks with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) after signing the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 in the East Room of the White House on July 22, 2021 in Washington, DC . (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“I work with them to get things done,” she told Andrew Halcro on the With all my respect podcast in reference to Biden’s huge federal spending programs.

Murkowski’s alliance with the Democrats is not just about fiscal policies. Lately, the pro-impeachment senator said Americans shouldn’t question the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s private residence. She also embraced incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) Jan. 6 uprising narrative ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

Meanwhile, Tshibaka is gaining momentum. In recent weeks, three former US Senate candidates have suspended their campaigns and banded together behind Tshibaka instead of the 21-year-old incumbent. Because of Alaska’s ranked vote, endorsements from former candidates are exactly what Tshibaka needs to win.

Follow Wendell Husebo on Twitter @WendellHusebo. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.


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