Americans are making their lists, checking them twice, and finding that Washington politicians have been naughty, not nice, when it comes to the U.S.' growing inflation problem and its supply-chain chaos. Indeed, the November I&I/TIPP Poll shows Americans overwhelmingly blame our Washington-based political class for the current problems.
The poll asked: "In general, how responsible are politicians in Washington for recent increases in gasoline and food prices?" The answer suggests coal (or perhaps tiny solar panels?) in many politicians' stockings this year: 69% of those responding to the poll said politicians were responsible, while just 21% said they weren't.
Perhaps the most surprising result comes from looking at the political breakdown. There is little, if any, difference between Democrats (71%), Republicans (73%) and independents/others (68%). Finally, something on which all the major parties can agree,