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Congressman on inflation: ‘Ben Bernanke is not going to the grocery store’ [VIDEO]

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In an interview with the Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, freshman Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine suggested that Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, is out of touch with the economic concerns of everyday Americans.

“If you hear the president talk about inflation, he’ll say, ‘Well Inflation is at 2 percent.’ I just saw Ben Bernanke on television yesterday talk about how inflation is low. Well, Ben Bernanke is not going to the grocery store. I mean if he was [sic], then he’d see that, you know, a gallon of milk is pretty expensive.”

Bridenstine also took pointed aim at President Barack Obama and Congress.

“The president’s policies adversely affect the poor, and they adversely affect seniors on fixed income. And when those people are hurting, what does the president do? He’s going to figure out a plan — some government program — to redistribute the wealth, blame the private sector, and then we’re going to have more government control in the markets.”

Look for more segments of Bridenstine’s interview with Thomas this week, exclusively on The Daily Caller.

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