Opinion: Building back better is our best chance to help low-income Americans cope with rising inflation
While there is no specific program to help low-income families adjust to high inflation, the Build Back Better bill, the large welfare and energy bill envisioned by Congress, is our best chance to help low-income families cope with rising prices and the lingering economic pain associated with the pandemic.
We are increasingly becoming a nation of those who can handle economic uncertainty without sacrifice and those who cannot. Passing the Build Back Better bill would send a strong message to working low-income families that the government wants to help them protect them from rising prices and maintain their ability to pay rent and go to the doctor. .
Some might argue that the government cannot afford to provide these benefits. But the reality is, we cannot afford to let down families who are suffering due to economic factors that are beyond their control.