Do not put much faith into the statements that most of the politicians make. Many when it comes to overall knowledge are not very smart. And, many are very narrow minded. Most that went to college had the course ECON 101 but must have slept through it because they have no idea of what goes on in the real world. Most work hard just trying to keep their job with no real interest in doing what is best for the country.
The latest big blooper is their thinking that raising the MW will be a good thing for the country. How stupid. I was just talking to a janitor in McDonalds the subject was the MW. She knows that raising the MW does increase the cost of all goods and services. Plus, she knows that the poor seniors on fixed income will race headlong into poverty.
You would think a janitor is this smart, all of these highly educated congressmen would be at least as smart as a janitor.