Inflation cooled slightly for the first time in several months in April, ma è rimasto comunque alto come l'indice dei prezzi al consumo (CPI) è entrato a 8.3%. Nel mese di marzo, l'inflazione ha colpito 8.5%, che era un altro record di 40 anni. Core prices, which exclude energy and food, were up 6.2% in Aprile. Prices jumped 0.3% between March and April. Food prices increased by 1% and shelter, which makes up about one-third of the CPI, also rose by 0.5% lo scorso mese.
Both the monthly gain and the CPI number were higher than economists predicted. Media personalities and more were quick to emphasize on Twitter that inflation was still ravaging Americans.
Heather Long, a Washington Post economic columnist and editorial board member, said inflation was “going to remain painfully high for awhile.”
“Food costs, new vehicle costs, shelter and medical expenses keep rising,” ha continuato.
Steve Hanke, an economist and professor at Johns Hopkins, said that inflation was a result of “excessive money supply” since the start of the pandemic in 2020. “Thanks to the Fed’s monetary mistakes and Biden’s blunders, elevated inflation will be with us trough [sic] 2023,” ha twittato.
Asked about inflation, Presidente Biden disse Tuesday that his policies “Aiuto, not hurt.” He released a statement Wednesday, saying that the slight decrease was “heartening.” tuttavia, Biden said the reality was that prices were still very high.