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Americans for Prosperity Announces “True Cost of Washington” Tour

Jun 2, 2022 by AFP

Will hold events across the state highlighting skyrocketing inflation and gas prices

ATLANTA, GA – Americans for Prosperity-Georgia (AFP-GA) today announced a statewide “True Cost of Washington” Tour, to highlight skyrocketing inflation and gas prices. The events are part of a nationwide campaign tying Washington policies to the increasing cost of living.

AFP-GA State Director Kevin Cooke released the following statement:

“Few places are seeing as high inflation as Georgia. In fact, Atlanta has the second highest inflation rate in the country. Excessive regulation and overspending in Washington are directly responsible for the pinch Georgia families are feeling at the grocery store, gas pump, and when paying their bills. AFP is looking forward to connecting with Georgians on ways we can lower the cost of living.”

The events will kick off next Friday, with additional information forthcoming.

June 10—Atlanta
June 11—Lawrenceville
June 13—Savannah

The True Cost of Washington
AFP’s The True Cost of Washington campaign will educate Americans about the truth behind rising costs while offering real solutions to make everyday life more affordable. Thanks to skyrocketing inflation, Americans across the country can expect to spend an extra $5,200 to maintain the same standard of living as last year, and an extra $1,433 for gasoline.

A poll recently conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for AFP found that 75% of Americans reported that the increase in costs has impacted their consumer behavior over the past year. Most individuals surveyed agreed that government policies and regulations have caused price increases. 61% of those surveyed blamed President Biden for this increase.

AFP’s solutions to combat these rising prices garnered support, with 88% of respondents agreeing the government should make it easier to produce energy domestically, and 82% agreeing with getting government spending under control by tackling the federal debt and reducing federal budget deficits.