Congressional investigations and reading the Constitution will not fix the economy

Susan Young is the opinion editor of the Bangor Daily News.

In campaign ad after campaign, Republican candidates for office in last month’s election have denounced the dire state of the economy. They have blasted President Joe Biden, governors like Maine’s Janet Mills, and other Democrats for mismanaging the economy and causing record-high inflation that has pushed up the prices of many goods and services. Notwithstanding that inflation is a global problem, the war in Ukraine, the aftermath of the COVID pandemic and ongoing supply chain issues are playing a major role in shortages and price increases.

And the Republicans used the typical campaign slogan that the Democrats are criminals and want an open border, neither of which is true.

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