The White House drove the country into an inflation mess because it refused to listen to economists and others who predicted the administration’s massive multi-trillion-dollar spending spree would overheat the economy. Next time — but let’s hope there isn’t a next time — such willful ignorance may be more difficult to maintain thanks to a change in how the House scores legislation.

It was 18 months ago that President Joe Biden uttered the famously wrong line, “There’s nobody suggesting there’s unchecked inflation on the way — no serious economist.” Oops. Months later, annualized inflation was running at 9.1 percent, a 40-year high, evoking memories of Jimmy Carter.

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Of course that 1.7T tax cut has had no effect on the economy. Spending too much and cutting taxes too much still have the same outcome….except one benefits the wealthy.

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