Rising inflation, taxes, hurting Maine families
AUGUSTA – Maine GOP Chair Doctor Demi Kouzounas released the following statement regarding news of rapidly rising inflation:
“With inflation surging Mainers are feeling the pinch,” said Chair Dr. Demi Kouzounas. “Prices are going up everywhere, from groceries, to gas prices being the highest since 2014, and even used cars, everything Mainers are buying is getting more expensive. Janet Mills and company’s response, raise the cost of doing business in Maine.”
“Maine’s economy is lagging while prices continue to jump. As the Biden Administration works with Reps. Golden and Pingree to advance policies that drive up prices, Janet Mills and Democrats here at home are stifling Maine’s economy by bloating our state budget and passing the costs on to you.”
“Sheltered politicians like Mills and Golden may not notice a five percent hike across the board in living expenses, but families, elderly, and fixed income Mainers do. Unless Mainers stand up and retake power in this state, we are headed toward economic catastrophe.”
A recent report shows the national Consumer Price Index rose 5% in the last year.
At the same time, a WalletHub report covered by MaineBiz ranks Maine’s economic recovery among the worst in the nation, all while Governor Janet Mills and her legislative allies work to increase the pain, cost and regulation of Maine businesses.