President Joe Biden continues to face harsh scrutiny over his economic policies, which critics say are responsible for rising consumer prices.
“Must address the global supply chain”
According to Breitbart, 160 members of the House GOP caucus signed the letter, which was sent to Biden on Wednesday.
The lawmakers began by declaring that the “refuse to stand by” as the Biden administration “dilutes America’s ability to ensure the safe and efficient movement of goods, people, and services throughout our transportation network.”
They went on to insist that legislators “must address the global supply chain and ports before Congress even considers additional social spending and taxation legislation.”
While the president and other progressive leaders continue to focus on a massive infrastructure spending bill, Republicans — and even a few moderate Democrats — are pushing back.
“Our priority right now should be strengthening our Nation’s economy and increasing our global competitiveness,” the Republican lawmakers argued.
“A Trojan horse to push radical policies”
Rather than addressing serious economic issues, however, the letter claimed that Democratic leaders “are exacerbating or simply ignoring the underlying supply chain crisis.”
Specifically, the GOP lawmakers accused Democrats of using “infrastructure as a Trojan horse to push radical policies that make it more difficult and expensive for families to find or afford basic goods and for businesses to continue the long road to recovery from the pandemic.”
As the letter argues, current far-left trends “only serve to weaken American competitiveness and shrink our economy,” which “will certainly ensure that this Christmas will not be merry.”
Evidence of inflation can be seen in almost every sector of the economy, including a notable hike in the prices of certain goods for sale at the discount retail chain Dollar Tree.
Of course, the economy is just one of many reasons cited by Americans who have grown increasingly disillusioned with the Biden administration over the past several months. As a Fox News poll published this week determined, just 39% of respondents said they approve of the president’s economic record.