Bernie Sanders has long been a bit of an outsider in the Democratic Party, with the Vermont Senator having long considered himself an independent to boot.
But his progressive perch has also rewarded him with a great deal of praise from the radical left, where his voice has been amplified by ultra-liberals and, frankly, some loons as well.
This week, as President Joe Biden appears to be making some serious headway on his stagnant agenda, Bernie is taking aim at the misnomer of the “Inflation Reduction Act”, and has again found himself at odds with his party on account of it.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will not bring down rampant inflation and would only have a ‘minimal impact.’
After Vice President Kamala Harris broke a tie in the Senate to push the reconciliation bill through the initial hurdle in a 51-50 vote, lawmakers began debating the bill, with Sanders offering a realistic outlook over the measure.Trending:
‘I want to take a moment to say a few words about the so-called Inflation Reduction Act’ that we are debating this evening,’ Sanders, of Vermont, said on the Senate floor. ‘And I say so-called, by the way, because according to the CBO, and other economic organizations that study this bill, it will, in fact, have a minimal impact on inflation.’
Bernie did not mince his words:
In his criticisms of the now-trimmed bill, Sanders said it does not address childhood poverty, growing income inequality, nor does it tackle flaws in the American healthcare system.
‘The American people are tired.. They are hurting and they are begging their elected officials to respond to their needs,’ Sanders said as he slammed Democrats and Republicans alike for failing to come together on the bill that passed its first hurdle along partisan lines.
‘The wages for the average American worker are lower today than they were 49 years ago, and clearly, the inflation of today is pushing the average person even further behind.’
President Biden has had a horrible time attempting to bring inflation to heel, as Americans are now facing the worst instance of this economic malady in over 40 years.