UPDATED 2:20 PM PT – Monday, August 1, 2022
FILE PHOTO: Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari poses during an interview with Reuters in his office at the bank’s headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., January 10, 2020. REUTERS/ Ann Saphir
President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Neel Kashkari said Democrats are responsible for economic problems facing the US. In an interview Sunday, Kashkari pointed out that Biden’s officials falsely denied that inflation would get out of hand and now they are trying to change the definition of a recession.
“People don’t wait to hear from the media or the MBER they’re in a recession,” said Kashkari. “Most peoples pay checks are not going as far as it used to and that is true. They’re going to think this is a recession, they’re going to think this is a bad economy and they’re hold the party in power accountable. This administration I think has consistently played politics of the economy badly.”
The central banker said administration officials should not have done that and they should have admitted responsibility instead. He added that the US economy is not doing well.
“First in denying that inflation was going to happen, denying that it was going to stick around and now getting into this absurd definitional argument about whether we are in a recession or not,” he stated.
Kashkari went on to say that the fed’s goal is to get inflation to below two percent however they can.