WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which showed inflation continued to rise in December increasing 9.7% over the year.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Growing up, I watched my family struggle to make ends meet. I watched my mom have to take odd jobs to make sure we had enough to put food on the table – and sometimes we just had to go without. Biden’s inflation crisis is forcing millions of families across America into this same struggle and he’s doing NOTHING to fix it. It makes me furious to see Democrats so blatantly disregard the real pain they are inflicting on so many Americans. If Biden and the Democrats won’t step up, they need to step aside. The American people deserve better.”
According to today’s PPI release, price increases over the year in December included:
- Gasoline: +65.8%
- Grains: +43.6%
- Meats: +20.6%
- Lumber: +18.6%
- Truck Transportation: +17.7%
Since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Senator Scott has repeatedly urged action to address America’s debt crisis and the harmful effects of inflation. Click HERE for a comprehensive list of his statements and actions on this urgent issue.