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Rick Scott: Biden Inflation Hurts Florida Hurricane Recovery

By    |   Thursday, 13 October 2022 01:48 PM EDT

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said President Joe Biden's "raging inflation" is crushing Florida residents fighting to bounce back from Hurricane Ian.

Scott's remarks came Thursday after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest Consumer Price Index [CPI].

Consumer prices rose 8.2% in September compared with a year earlier, the government said, The Associated Press reported.

"While hundreds of thousands of Floridians are working hard to recover from Hurricane Ian, today's CPI report is an infuriating reminder that Joe Biden's raging inflation is still crushing families across the Sunshine State," Scott said in a statement.

"Biden's inflation causes pain for families every day, but in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane, high prices are a hurdle that families in our state shouldn't have to deal with. If President Biden truly cares about helping Floridians, he'll stop recklessly wasting tax dollars on a failed, woke agenda, refocus his administration on the core responsibilities of the federal government and demand a balanced budget to finally end his inflation nightmare."

Scott's office, citing the CPI, said price increases over the year include:

  • Rent: +7.2%
  • Chicken: +17.2%
  • Dairy: +15.9%
  • Coffee: +15.7%
  • Gasoline: +18.2%
  • Butter and margarine: +32.2%

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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