“오늘의 급격한 가격 인상, 1980년대 이후 가장 빠른, 백악관이 내리는 모든 주요 정책 결정을 뒤덮는 명백한 정치적 책임을 제기합니다.. Biden and his colleagues on the defensive as officials discover that there is no good way to talk to voters about inflation,” the Times reported.
The Gray Lady acknowledged the Biden administration “has at times splintered internally over how to discuss price increases and has revised its inflation-related message several times as talking points fail to resonate and new data comes in.”
It noted how the Biden administration has few options to stop inflation and “bring price increases to heel.”
Some critics argue Biden intentionally increased gas prices as a reason for the country to transition to green energy. Several Biden administration officials like Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have suggested higher gas prices puts more urgency for the United States to transition to renewable energy. 상원 청문회 중, Yellen said “the critical thing is we become more dependent on the wind and the sun” amid rising gas prices.
“Federal Reserve policy is the nation’s main solution to inflation, but the central bank tempers price gains by making money more expensive to borrow to cool off demand, a slow and potentially painful process for the economy,” the Times wrote.
그만큼 Wall Street Journal editorial board argued that by nominating Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to a second term, Biden implicitly endorsed the Fed’s inflation-causing policies.
Consumer confidence has plummeted which the Times stated puts the White House in tough spot as families have to pay more for everyday goods and the Fed raising rates that could cause the economy to go into a recession.
“The White House has long realized that rising prices could sink Mr. Biden’s support, with that risk telegraphed in a series of confidential memos sent to Mr. Biden last year by one of his lead pollsters, John Anzalone,” the Times wrote. “Inflation has only continued to fuel frustration among voters, according to a separate memo compiled by Mr. Anzalone’s team last month, which showed the president’s low approval rating on the economy rivaling only his approach to immigration.”
Biden and his allies have attempted to blame inflation and high gas prices on Russian President Vladami Putin, 그것을 호출 “Putin’s price hike” in order to deflect any political fallout from high prices.