Fleischmann Statement on Another Month of Out-of-Control Inflation

Representative Chuck Fleischmann

Chattanooga, TN – U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement in response to the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI), showing a 7.5 percent annualized inflation rate for January.

“January was yet another month of historic inflation. Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirms yet again that inflation is not transitory and is out of control. Tennesseans are feeling their wallets being squeezed whenever they try to buy necessities from clothing, to food, to gas,” said Rep. Fleischmann.

“Inflation is being caused by our nation’s supply chain crisis and the Biden Administration’s and congressional Democrats’ uncontrolled borrowing and spending. It’s time to get back to basic economics – lower the government’s spending rate, cut taxes on employers and employees to encourage growth, slash regulations, and promote our free-market economic system. Tennesseans and the American People deserve better from their government and the Democratic party that controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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