Republicans like to emphasize higher food prices and blame it all somehow on the Biden administration, despite having no visible solution in sight. That’s partly because it benefits them and their corporate sponsors if prices are high and consumers have less freedom to make purchasing decisions. If you need proof that Republicans actually don’t care about food prices and why it helps them – you don’t really need to look further than what Republican candidates for Senate have to say about them right now – like Mehmet Oz, who appeared on video saying that the prices of meat should be higher than what they are.
Oz pointed out on the audio that the government should stop subsidizing meat – and doing so could raise the price of a hamburger to $90 so people wouldn’t eat it as often. This is, unfortunately, the exact thing that Republicans have accused Democrats of doing for the last decade or so – but Oz made the mistake early on to do that embarrassing video of a supermarket shopping trip where he couldn’t even get the name of the store right – so this is likely to stick to him.
John Fetterman came out swinging, accordingly – rightfully accusing Oz of not caring about the people of Pennsylvania and the fact that thus far, the TV physician has yet to offer a concrete plan of what his party will do if given power. We, unfortunately, know that answer, and with the media desperate for a tight race, we can’t afford Republicans in power any more than we can afford a $90 hamburger. Let’s do all we can to get John Fetterman elected to the Senate and grow our majority in November.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making