Many lawmakers are unaware of inflation

“Only after Rep Katie Porter (D-CA) put the bacon in her cart at her local grocery store, did she notice that its price had risen to $ 9.99 a pound. Reluctantly, she put the package back. ” politic relationships.

“When Porter gave an emotional speech about how inflation has affected her family for months at a private meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, she said it felt like the first time the personal toll of high consumer prices. had fallen for some legislators in the chamber. “

Porter said: “Too often Congress recognizes issues too late. A colleague told me: ‘We don’t see this in the polls’ … Well, you don’t know what to ask. “

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