Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and families across the United States are already getting a taste of how much the cost to feed their family has increased under the Biden administration.
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is up by 25% compared to 2019.
This Thanksgiving is set to be one of the most expensive on record. Due to Joe Biden’s disastrous policies, American families will be paying more for Thanksgiving dinner staples. pic.twitter.com/CP15CRpCSX— House GOP Policy (@GOPpolicy) November 21, 2023
Alabama’s U.S. Senate and congressional delegation didn’t hold back when criticizing “Bidenomics” and its apparent negative effects on the Thanksgiving holiday.
U.S. Sen, Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) commented, “This holiday season is a painful reminder of the harsh reality facing hardworking families every day of the year — ‘Bidenomics’ means higher prices, more debt, and less prosperity. President Biden’s radical tax-and-spend spree has caused a kitchen table crisis across America.”
Thanks to Bidenomics, as Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, they'll have to pay 20% more for everything from the turkey to cranberry sauce.— Senator Katie Boyd Britt (@SenKatieBritt) November 21, 2023
The consequences of this Administration’s tax-and-spend agenda hit home for hardworking families this holiday season. pic.twitter.com/hzBCUtt23M
U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) stated, “Americans will have 25% more to pay for their Thanksgiving dinner than 2019. Bidenomics continues to devastate our hardworking citizens, especially during the holiday.”
U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) touted his efforts to combat Biden’s economic policies by trying to pass historic spending cuts.
“This Thanksgiving, Americans are feeling the pain of Bidenomics as the cost of living continues to soar under President Biden’s failed leadership,” Carl said. “That’s why my House Republican colleagues and I voted to initiate the largest spending cut the House has ever voted on.”
This year will be the most expensive Thanksgiving in history thanks to Bidenomics.— Rep. Jerry Carl (@RepJerryCarl) November 21, 2023
🦃 Turkey prices are up 7.2%
🍰 Sugar prices are up 8.8%
🌽 Frozen vegetable prices are up 10.7%
Americans cannot afford inflation caused by Biden’s big spending.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) stated, “Alabamians are struggling to put Thanksgiving dinner on the table because of Joe Biden’s disastrous policies. He has devalued the American dollar and degraded the American way of life. I am thankful for many things, one of them being that his time in office is almost over.”
U.S. Rep Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) commented, “The price of a typical Thanksgiving meal is up 25% from what it was in 2019. I think this is clearly the result of President Biden’s failed policies that have fueled inflation. While we all have a lot to be thankful for this year, Bidenomics is not one of them.”
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) stated, “Bidenflation is the unwelcome guest at everyone’s Thanksgiving table this year. House Republicans have passed seven of twelve appropriations bills, but we need to pass all twelve before the February deadline to cut Biden’s woke, weaponized and wasteful spending and end the 17 percent inflation tax on all Americans.”
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) said he looks forward to Congress tackling inflation and government spending issues after the Thanksgiving recess.
“This inflation impacts every single American family where it hurts the most, their pocketbook,” he said. “I am frustrated that Joe Biden refuses to acknowledge the inflationary impacts of his irresponsible spending. When Congress returns next week, I will be making sure our Republican majority is fighting to cut federal spending, lower inflation, and secure our southern border.”
While Alabama’s DC delegation continued to push back against Biden’s economic policies, Alabama lawmakers, led by Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, took steps to try and lessen the burden on Alabamians by reducing the grocery tax last legislative cycle.
Last week, members of the Joint Study Commission on Grocery Taxation held their first meeting to begin considering the feasibility of eliminating the state sales tax on groceries.
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