“Only after Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) put bacon in her cart at her local grocery store recently did she notice that its price had spiked to $9.99 a pound. Reluctantly, she put the package back,” Politico reports.
“When Porter gave an emotional speech about how inflation has been hitting her family for months during a private House Democratic Caucus meeting last week, she said it seemed like the first time the personal toll of high consumer prices had sunk in for some lawmakers in the room.”
Said Porter: “Too often, Congress recognizes issues too late. I had a colleague mention to me, ‘We’re not seeing it in the polls’ … Well, you don’t know what to ask.”