The Consumer Price Index for September showed a 0.4% increase. Even then, CPI adjusted that increase for the season. Without the adjustment, prices have gone up 5.4%.
Together, the food and shelter indexes made up for more than half of the increase. First, the index for food rose 0.9%. Then, the index for food at home increasing 1.2%.
Former Chairman of Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman tried to brush the latest inflation report under the rug Wednesday. “Most of the economic problems we’re facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems,” Furman tweeted. “We wouldn’t have had them if the unemployment rate was still 10 percent. We would instead have had a much worse problem.” Furman served under the Obama administration.
Then, White House Chief of Staff shared Furman’s tweet. In response, podcast host Ben Shapiro pointed out the holes in that logic. “According to this administration, we must choose between massive inflation, shipping bottlenecks, and huge numbers of Americans dropping out of the workforce…or 10% unemployment,” Shapiro tweeted. “Good midterm messaging there.”
Since last September, the price index went up by 5.4%. Meanwhile, in the 12 months since August, it jumped by 5.3%.
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Massachusetts Democrat Mayor wants to end ‘right-to-shelter’ law amidst migrant crisis
More Democrat leaders from non-border states are wising up to the immigration crisis our nation faces. Woburn mayor Scott Galvin, of the progressive state of Massachusetts, is hoping that lawmakers will overturn a 40-year-old law because the reality of being “bleeding heart liberals” is resulting in the demise of his town.
The 40-year-old “right-to-shelter” law has got to go, says mayor Galvin, because of the immense strain the thousands of migrant families are putting on the area’s residents. By Friday, there were about 150 families living in the city’s hotels, an “unsustainable” arrangement for his 40,000 constituents.
Galvin told the New York Times the right-to-shelter law, which only exists in Massachusetts, was “passed at a different time, and was not meant to cover what we’re seeing now.”
National Review reports:
Under the 1983 right-to-shelter law, Massachusetts officials are legally required to offer housing to any homeless families seeking shelter in the state. The law now covers a rising influx of migrant families, although individuals are not covered under its provisions.
“We’re going above and beyond, while some communities around us are not being impacted, and we don’t have endless capacity in our schools,” said Galvin. “The benefits that are bestowed on migrants make the state a very attractive destination, and without some changes, this challenge is not going to abate.”
Massachusetts Democrat Governor Maura Healey already declared a state of emergency on August 8th, requesting help from the federal government. On August 31, Healey activated up to 250 Massachusetts National Guard members to assist the more than 6,000 migrant families already in the state’s shelter system.
Approximately 6,300 families are living in emergency shelters and hotels across the state, up roughly 50 percent from the year prior. The cost for such accommodations for all the migrants is approximately $45 million per month, National Review reports.
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