CAGW Names Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg November 2022 Porker of the Month | Citizens Against Government Waste

CAGW Names Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg November 2022 Porker of the Month

Porker of the Month

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (D) is our November 2022 Porker of the Month for falsely claiming that Democrats should not be blamed for inflation. 

On October 30, 2022, Secretary Buttigieg sat down with CNN’s Chris Wallace to discuss America’s crushing inflation.  Wallace pointed out that prices are up 8.2 percent over last year and asked Secretary Buttigieg why shouldn’t voters hold Democrats responsible for inflation, to which he replied, “because what we are doing is helping with the cost of living.”  That is unequivocally false (unless he meant making everything more costly).  For months, Democrats have refused to take any responsibility for what have done to raise prices.  Since President Biden took office, inflation increased by 13.2 percent to the highest levels in more than 40 years.  Secretary Buttigieg also claimed that the Inflation Reduction Act “allows people to pay less for things,” but everyone who buys anything knows that is incorrect. 

CAGW President Tom Schatz said, “Secretary Buttigieg and his fellow Democrats need to stop being inflation deniers and start fixing the devastating economic problems they have caused.  Inflation is skyrocketing, Americans are struggling, and they are fed up with higher prices.  It’s time for Congressional Leaders to step up and challenge Secretary Buttigieg’s inflation fraud.  Taxpayers are certainly not thankful for Secretary Buttigieg and the Biden administration making them pay the highest prices ever for gas and food on Thanksgiving.  For refusing to take responsibility for his party’s contributions to inflation, Secretary Buttigieg was an easy choice for CAGW’s November Porker of the Month.”

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.  For more than two decades, Porker of the Month is a dubious honor given to lawmakers and government officials who have shown a blatant disregard for the taxpayers.