In Sid Salter’s column published in The Dispatch Nov. 10, he states that soaring gas prices are the reasons why GOP expects gains in 2022 elections.
He states that Senator Wicker lays the blame for soaring gas prices squarely at the feet of president Biden.
That’s strictly political talk because the pipelines that he halted weren’t in operation. Even with oil at $82 a barrel at the time of his writing, that’s not even close to the price of oil under Bush in 2008 of $147.27 a barrel. Saudi Arabia and Russia are holding oil off the market, and I’ve never seen traffic in Columbus as heavy as now. People have lots of money and they’re spending it. The stock market is making record highs weekly. Trump said if he wasn’t elected, it would crash. The “boom” is on.
The Mississippi economy, based on gross domestic product, is expected to grow at its fastest pace since 1994, State Economist Corey Miller told legislative leaders Friday.
The infrastructure bill that just passed should help the Democrats against those expected GOP gains. After all, with a majority of Republicans in the House and Senate, Trump in four years couldn’t get it done. He tried to sabotage Biden’s infrastructure bill, after complaining in 2015, our infrastructure was no better than a third world country, the one some called the greatest president ever.
That’s $3.3 billion on the way that Mississippi can use to patch those potholes that we have been complaining about for years if Kelly and Hyde-Smith don’t refuse it, since they voted against it.
Thanks to Sen. Wicker for putting America and Mississippi first by voting for the bill.
James Hodges, Steens