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Stephanie Ruhle previously said Republicans 'want' higher inflation so they can 'blame the White House'

 Despite Democrats controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle demanded to know Sunday what plan Republicans have to "combat inflation." Inflation hit a new 40-year high in May with the Labor Department announcing Friday that the Consumer Price Index rose 8.6% from this time last year, after the Biden administration spent months claiming inflation would be transitory.  On Friday's episode of "Morning Joe," Ruhle claimed Republicans "want" higher inflation because it's better for them politically. She said, "But we need to remind our audience that Republicans, they’re not offering any solutions. They’re saying ‘Inflation is terrible, blame the White House.’ They’re not offering you anything better." On Sunday night she took her GOP-focused message to Twitter, tweeting in all caps, "WHAT IS THE REPUBLICAN PLAN TO COMBAT INFLATION?" 

Inflation airhead: NBC's Stephanie Ruhle says the "dirty little secret" of people complaining about paying higher prices for food and fuel for their homes is they can afford it just fine. According to her, people should have been saving during the pandemic and stocks look good.

Stephanie Ruhle   argued Americans have to put the   high inflation rate   and rising costs of food and other every day items "in perspective" on Sunday. The  consumer price index  rose 6.2% year over year in October, according to the Department of Labor, the largest annual gain since November 1990. And prices rose 0.9% month over month.  But the soaring costs, Ruhle said on NBC, were expected after the worldwide pandemic, before telling anchor Willie Geist that Americans "on average" can actually afford the higher prices. "The dirty little secret here, Willie, while nobody likes to pay more, on average, we have the money to do so," she said. "Household savings hit a record high over the pandemic, we didn't really have anywhere to go out and spend." Ruhle added that the U.S. is expecting "record" retail sales this year, home values are up, and the stock market is experiencing record highs, to justify her argument. Conservative pundi