PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – When Pennsylvania residents go to the polls next Tuesday to select their candidates for the U.S. Senate, inflation is a key issue that many think.
In an interview with Republican candidates for the post, KDKA political editor John Delano asked each of them to decide.
Rising prices at the gas station, grocery store, favorite restaurant, inflation harms us all. Seven Republicans want to be a candidate from their party to replace US Senator Pat Toomie.
Recent polls point to a statistical link between television doctor Mehmet Oz, businessman and hedge fund CEO Dave McCormick and cable television commentator Katie Barnett. Developer Jeff Bartas, former ambassador Carla Sands and Philadelphia attorneys Sean Gale and George Bachet are also voting.
Most had more than one solution to the inflation problem.
“We need to stop overspending,” McCormick said, adding, “Energy policy in one night has turned us from a net energy exporter to America into a net importer, and this has led to rising fuel prices.”
McCormick has a third solution: “Make Trump’s tax cuts permanent and repeal regulation.”
“It’s the Federal Reserve,” Barnett said. “That’s why we have inflation. And right now, when you turn on the TV, everyone is turning to the Federal Reserve to fix what they broke.”
“In the United States Senate, I will do my best to help our Pennsylvania compatriots clean up the government, clear the bureaucracy, lay the pipelines. Oil and energy are transported to the market, but it makes sense,” Bartas said.
“Stopping uncontrolled spending, which means I’m not going to vote on any of these big bad deals, big bad bills that are saturated with Green New Deals regulations,” Sands said.
“Inflation is caused by printing money and uncontrollable spending,” Gail said. “That’s the reason for it. And we’re out of control in both of these places, and really you have to start managing that.”
“We need federal legislation that requires the federal government to have a balanced budget. We can no longer afford these insane deficit costs, ”Bacheta said.
Despite several requests, Oz declined to participate, saying he was unavailable.