President Biden and Pat Ryan’s Inflation Crisis Hits New York Especially Hard

New York Times Reports Sticker Shock At The Grocery Store, The Bar, and Everywhere Else


RED HOOK, NY – While Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Pat Ryan take a victory lap for a spending bill that will actually make inflation worse, today, The New York Times reports that inflation continues to hurt families across New York. With President Biden and the Democrats in charge of New York and Washington, the cost of groceries has increased, supplies for a backyard barbecue are more expensive, and even ordering a cold beer at the bar has become more expensive. “President Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Pat Ryan’s economic policies have made inflation worse, and even The New York Times is reporting on the sticker shock that New Yorkers are feeling from their time in office,” said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. “I’m running for Congress to reduce inflation and balance out all of the extreme ideas coming from Joe Biden and Pat Ryan, and on Tuesday, August 23, we can send a message to Washington that we’re tired of these liberal policies that have created this inflation crisis.” BACKGROUND: $15 French Fries and $18 Sandwiches: Inflation Hits New York. “But New Yorkers are confronting sticker shock everywhere they look, whether they’re shopping for barbecue supplies at the grocery store, ordering a beer after work or grabbing a late-night slice of pizza. … The increase slowed in June, the most recent inflation report showed, but food prices were still 9.1 percent higher than a year earlier in New York and 10.4 percent higher nationwide. Rising prices have come for beloved New York staples like the ice cream cones at Mister Softee trucks and the bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches at bodegas. And they have worsened the city’s hunger crisis; the number of children visiting food pantries was 55 percent higher earlier this year than it was before the pandemic, according to City Harvest, the largest food rescue organization in New York City. Many restaurants and bars that survived the pandemic resisted raising prices last year, afraid of scaring away customers during a fragile recovery. Now, as businesses have increased wages to attract workers in a competitive labor market while facing soaring food and energy costs, higher prices are popping up on menus across the city.” (The New York Times, 08/08/22)

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