Elizabeth Warren is determined to make sure that no one blames the Biden administration for inflation and rising prices.
When gas prices went up, she blamed greedy oil companies. Now she is blaming grocery store chains for higher food prices.
In her world, nothing is ever the fault of Democrat policies or the Biden administration.
The Hill reports:
Warren targets supermarket chains over high food prices
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said in a letter to leadership at Kroger, Albertson’s and Publix that the grocery store chains are profiting off of struggling American families during the pandemic.
“While many Americans faced the loss of jobs, homes, and loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery companies like yours saw immense gains through record sales and profits,” Warren wrote.
“Your company, and the other major grocers who reaped the benefits of a turbulent 2020, appear to be passing costs onto consumers to preserve your pandemic gains, and even taking advantage of inflation to add greater burdens,” she said.
The senator added that the stores “continued to earn massive profits while pushing grocery cost increases onto consumers” in 2021.
“Your companies had a choice: they could have retained lower prices for consumers and properly protected and compensated their workers, or granted massive payouts to top executives and investors,” Warren said. “It is disappointing that you chose not to put your customers and workers first.”
Warren really thinks the American people are dumb enough to believe this.
Giant grocery store chains force high food prices onto American families while rewarding executives & investors with lavish bonuses and stock buybacks. I'm demanding they answer for putting corporate profits over consumers and workers during the pandemic. https://t.co/NvY2MKKJNP
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 20, 2021
There was a time Warren was a serious economist, right?
Because she has become a complete clown now. https://t.co/r1eTMzbf50
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) December 21, 2021
It’s all about defending Biden. It’s really that simple.