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From the editorial: "It's one thing to work a side hustle to earn extra disposable income; it's another to toil at two or three jobs just to cover a rent increase, or sell one's clothes or blood in order to pay for groceries."
Gas prices are determined largely by supply and demand.
From the column: "Politics and policy are two very different things. Politics is about winning elections. Policy is concerned with finding solutions to problems. This election, let’s focus less on politics and more on policy."
From the column: "People want to be able to have jobs with decent pay, where their bosses treat them with respect. We have a long way to go to get to that situation."
How does Minnesota Power justify these huge increases when many Duluthians are on fixed incomes and everyone now has to cope with significant inflation in basic necessities such as food and fuel?
President Donlad Trump passed two bills totaling about $3 trillion in COVID-19 relief: a $1.9 trillion measure in March 2020 and $900 billion passed in December 2020, both supported by Republicans.

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Excluding the volatile food, energy and trade services components, producer prices also rose 0.4% in September. The so-called core PPI gained 0.2% in August.
Despite what Trump supporters say, most economists agree we needed massive deficit spending to ward off an even worse economic cataclysm.
By reducing bureaucratic burdens and expanding the competitive marketplace, prices can begin to decline.

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