Jon Skolnik, in his recent Salon Commentary (April 9, 2022) underscores the hypocrisy of republican officials, who blame Biden for inflation while profiting off of corporate price hikes.
According to an Accountable.US report exclusively obtained by Salon, three Republican senators and fifteen members of the House GOP caucus have raked in at least $5,709,425 from corporations that have used inflation as a pretext for jacking up prices.
“Corporate profits were the highest they ever were last year, and you have the Republican caucus in the Senate and the House basically trying to give them a pass,” said Tony Carrk, Executive Director of Accountable.US.
Chief among Corporate America’s political guardians is Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who last year raked in $1.24 million from industry behemoths like Walmart, Kroger, Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, and Ford.
I have often stated that the Democratic Party has its share of self-serving lowlife, but when to comes the sheer numbers of self-serving, hypocritical scumbags, there’s no beating the GOP. — wfw