‘Democrats Control Everything’: ‘The View’ Co-Host Pushes Back Against Panel Blaming Republicans For Inflation

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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“The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin pushed back on Thursday against the panel’s attempt to blame Republicans and corporations for inflation.

Co-host Joy Behar argued that the economy has historically gone underwater under Republican leadership, pointing out that thirteen out of the seventeen recessions in the past century happened under Republican presidencies.

“Every times the Republicans are in office, the deficit goes up, then the Democrats have to come in and sweep it all up, fix it all up, then they lose because people — like, I don’t know what they’re thinking right now. And then the Dems have to come in and fix it again,” Behar argued. “That is what is happening.”

Griffin then argued that Democrats are currently in control of the government and that the party as failed to address the economic struggles of Americans.

“Blame whoever you want, whether it’s corporations or Republicans. Democrats control everything,” Griffin said. “Real Americans are struggling right now. I was reading a statistic that as we go into the winter season, I grew up in a home [where] we didn’t heat our house as much as we would like to to save money. We didn’t cool it in the summer as much as we would have liked to because we couldn’t afford it. The reality is Americans are going to see up to $900 annually more in their fuel prices to heat their homes this winter. It’s not getting addressed so that has not been Democrats’ message on the campaign trail.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin blamed the inflation on corporate greed, arguing that Democrats “do not control corporations,” while Republicans are funded by corporations to benefit them with tax breaks. She then said Americans’ average income would be double if the economy had grown at a Democratic rate for the past nine decades. (RELATED: ‘The View’ Co-Host Says Democrats Are Running From Biden And Pelosi Over Inflation) 

Griffin claimed that the Inflation Reduction Act, a Democrat-backed bill, has not decreased inflation and has raised taxes.

“So many Democrats, Pelosi just said inflation is a global phenomenon, that’s true, but it doesn’t help people who need to pay their bills,” Griffin said.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg chimed in, arguing that the media is not covering corporations’ alleged involvement in inflation and the impact the crisis is having on poor and low-income Americans.

Economists have estimated that legislation passed by President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats, including student loan forgiveness and the Inflation Reduction Act, would contribute to inflation. In February, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a non-partisan agency, estimated that canceling student loan debt entirely would increase inflation by anywhere from 10 to 50 basis points.