Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) blasted President Joe Biden on Friday following reports that the nation has reached the highest level of inflation in 39 years.
“Today, we learned that inflation is at the highest level in more than a generation,” Cotton tweeted.
“President Biden’s economy is crushing working-class Americans,” he added.
Today, we learned that inflation is at the highest level in more than a generation.
President Biden’s economy is crushing working-class Americans.https://t.co/7hQ44uZk0D
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) December 10, 2021
Cotton added additional details in a scathing statement over what he called Biden’s “lies” to Americans.
“President Biden promised never to raise taxes on middle class and working-class Americans—President Biden lied. He allowed the cruelest tax of all, inflation, to skyrocket,” Cotton said.
“Today, we learned that inflation is at the highest level in more than a generation,” he added.
Cotton’s statement also criticized Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in his attacks on Biden’s inflation.
“This is a direct result of President Biden’s trillion dollar spending binges, his appointment of an inexperienced and absentee Transportation Secretary who mangled our supply chains, and his anti-energy policies that have driven up the price of gas,” Cotton wrote.
Buttigieg reportedly took two months of parental leave after he adopted twin daughters with his husband, Chasten.
Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents. We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family. pic.twitter.com/kS89gb11Ax
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 4, 2021
Politico reported in October:
“For the first four weeks, he was mostly offline except for major agency decisions and matters that could not be delegated,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation. “He has been ramping up activities since then.” As he does that, Buttigieg will “continue to take some time over the coming weeks to support his husband and take care of his new children,” the spokesperson added.
Cotton concluded his statement with a call for Biden to “reverse course” from his “extreme agenda.”
“The President should immediately reverse course, apologize for his undeniable and unforced failures, and end his extreme agenda,” Cotton said.
The statement followed the Friday report from the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index, which showed a 6.8% increase in prices in November. The new update is higher than October’s 6.2% inflation.
The surge led to prices being 14% higher than only one year ago and the highest inflation in 39 years.
Just one day before the report’s release, Biden claimed, “Together, we’re going to build a better America.”
Together, we’re going to build a better America. pic.twitter.com/5YXSlF1kAC
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 9, 2021
Biden also tweeted last week that, “America is on the move once again.” His statistics, however, avoided any mention of spiking inflation.
America is on the move once again. pic.twitter.com/FpGniBgGrf
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 3, 2021
Despite claims to build back better, Biden’s plans have largely focused on passing multi-trillion-dollar bills for infrastructure and spending that threaten to make taxpayers responsible for even higher costs.
His $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed in November. The Build Back Better spending bill, previously at $3.5 trillion, recently passed the House at approximately $1.8 trillion in new spending.