President Joe Biden’s foes are lambasting him online for celebrating legislation geared toward the fight against rising consumer costs the same day new figures show inflation remains stubbornly high.
Appearing with congressional allies and iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor, Biden held a White House event Tuesday to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill is the mostt Newsweek.com ambitious attempt by Biden and congressional Democrats to tackle the runaway cost of living before the midterm elections. But critics seized on data showing another month of unusually high inflation that caused stocks to tank.
“Grocery prices increased in August by the most in 43 years,” Republican Representative Mary Miller said in a tweet. “Joe Biden celebrated by throwing a party at the White House. You paid for his groceries.”
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