Sanders, speaking at a NextGen America-hosted rally in Las Vegas, accused Republicans who criticize Democratic politics for stoking inflation of ‘lying.’
It was one of three events in Nevada that Sanders headlined on Friday. The seat, which is now held by Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, is one of the most contested in the whole 2022 election cycle.
It could also be the contest that determines which party controls the Senate for the remainder of Joe Biden’s term.
Sanders has been urging Democrats to focus more on inflation on the campaign trail for months – a topic that has been silently pummeling them in the polls amidst a torrent of Republican attacks.
On Friday night, he urged his leftist audience to vote for Adam Laxalt, who is being challenged by Cortez Masto, a candidate sponsored by Donald Trump.
She is doing an outstanding job in Nevada. Sanders remarked, amid applause, “Let’s make sure she returns to Washington.” However, the problems we face are not limited to those attempting to destroy democracy, those attempting to take away a woman’s freedom to govern her own body, climate change, etc.
We are currently dealing with an economy that is failing the working class in this country.
Since the beginning of the year, Americans have dealt with inflation rates that are among the highest in decades, and there are no prospects of a big decline. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, increased to a 40-year high of over 6 percent in September. While September’s inflation figures showed a tiny decline from the previous month, core inflation jumped to a 40-year high of over 6 percent.
Sanders, however, dismissed the argument that Biden’s spending bills – namely the American Rescue Plan during the COVID era – are responsible for the high cost of living in the present day.
Multiple economics experts have claimed that Biden’s stimulus plan and Trump’s first stimulus bill are largely to blame for the current situation of the economy.
Sanders stated, “My Republican colleagues across the country claim that Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and others who supported the American Rescue Plan are to blame for inflation.”
“Well, you know what, they’re lying,” was the response.
He echoed the common Democratic position that inflation is a global phenomenon.
Sanders stated, “Because the causes of inflation are global, inflation is higher in many countries than in the United States.”
They relate to the epidemic and the disruption of supply systems. They relate to the awful, terrible, and disruptive war in Ukraine, the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
He said, “And I’d want to tell you something else inflation has to do with: corporate greed.”
Sanders accused energy and pharmaceutical firms of price gouging while millions of Americans were left susceptible by the pandemic, and he proposed that the Democrat-controlled Congress enact a one-time levy to punish them.
The senator stated, “Think about the moral implications of claiming we can raise prices to the sky and nobody will notice in the midst of all the challenges we face.”
Well, I noticed, which is why I believe we will impose a tax on their windfall earnings.
Such a levy would have almost no chance of passing in a Congress controlled by Republicans.
As a result of the bad prognosis for the Democrats and the close contests around the country, their supporters are anxious.
Zee Cohen Sanchez, age 31, said DailyMail.com, “I honestly believe, to be frank, that the Democratic Party’s messaging has been poor.”
Sanchez, who operates a campaigning firm, stated that Sanders gave new ‘energy’ to the party, but that Democrats had subsequently ‘lost’ that momentum.
She told DailyMail.com she wants to hear more on inflation and abortion rights from her party.
People are simply not showing up because they no longer believe. And we can alter it just as the Democrats have altered their narrative,’ the activist stated.
“Right away. Don’t vote for them, and don’t vote for the Republicans. That is insufficient.’
Joshua Mathisen, an 18-year-old Las Vegas university student and former NextGen America worker, expressed ‘nervousness’ on the closeness of the state Senate campaign, given Laxalt’s extreme views.
The former Republican attorney general of Nevada supported state authority over abortion and parroted Trump’s 2020 election fraud fantasies.
‘Adam Laxalt is essentially an extreme in the end. Mathisen stated, “I cannot get why anyone would oppose Catherine Cortez Masto’s reelection given her track record.”
“However, I’ve observed the polls. I know how things will unfold.