Assemblywoman Megan Dahle Reacts to Latest Inflation Numbers
SACRAMENTO- Today, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (Bieber) issued the following statement in reaction to the latest inflation numbers.
“Inflation remains high, cost of living is out of control, and California is heading into rolling blackouts. Things have changed in California even since last year. California’s inflation reached a 40 year high this year and our gas prices are still the highest in the nation. My Republican colleagues and I proposed a solution that has proven successful in multiple states already, but Democrats continue to shoot down sensible ideas that aim to help Californians. Our constituents are being forced to choose between gas in their tank or food for their family while Democrats drag their feet coming up with viable solutions. Low and middle income families, especially, are being hit hardest by the inflation. It is time for things to change.”
Californians continue fighting to keep up with the explosive cost of living driven up by out-of-control inflation. Everything from groceries to the price of renting a home is costing more than it did a year ago, and Capitol Democrats have chosen not to tackle this with legislative solutions.
A recently released study from Consumer Affairs shows that California now ranks number two in the United States for the worst state to live in if you want to save. If a person hopes to live off of savings alone in the Golden State, depending on where they reside, they could have less than two months before their bank accounts are depleted.
Californians can also be expected to foot a larger bill for their rent, as tenants may see a spike in their rent increase as much as 10% this month. Adding to this problem, the cost of buying a home has also increased with the rise of mortgage lending rates, adding to the overall cost of a home purchase.
Furthermore, according to a recent national survey completed by Rasmussen, 89% of Americans say they are paying more for their groceries since last year. As Californians, every aspect of our lives is affected by inflation.
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