Congressional investigations and reading the Constitution won’t fix the economy

Susan Young is the opinion editor of the Bangor Daily News.

In post-campaign ads, Republican candidates in last month’s election touted the poor economic climate. He blamed President Joe Biden, governors like Janet Mills of Maine and other Democrats for mismanaging the economy and fueling inflation, which has raised the prices of many goods and services. Not realizing that inflation is a global problem, with the war in Ukraine, the consequences of the COVID pandemic and continuing supply issues that lead to shortages and rising prices.

And Republicans have dropped the familiar line that Democrats are soft on crime and want open borders, neither of which is correct.


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