ICYMI: Inflation Hovers Over Shoppers Seeking Deals on Black Friday

Friday, November 25th, 2022

ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released the following statement highlighting an article from the Associated Press highlighting how Raphael Warnock’s inflation crisis has negatively impacted American shoppers.

To read the full article, click HERE.

“Due to elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline, and other essentials, many people were reluctant to spend unless there was a big sale.

“Shoppers were being more selective, selecting cheaper options, dipping more into savings, and turning to buy now, pay later services that allow payment in installments. Some were also running up their credit cards at a time when the Federal Reserve is hiking rates to cool the U.S. economy.

Sheila Diggs, 55, went to a Walmart in Mount Airy, Maryland early Friday looking for a deal on a coffee maker and to see what else was in the aisles. She said her family is being more cautious about their holiday spending this year. Usually, all the adults in the family would exchange gifts. But this year, everyone is drawing names and selecting one person, because things cost so much more, she said.

“’Everything’s going up but your paycheck,’ said Diggs, who manages medical records at a local hospital.”

“Two years of Raphael Warnock has given Georgians unaffordable inflation that is going to ruin their holiday,” said campaign spokesman Will Kiley. “Thanks to Raphael Warnock, Georgians are forced to make difficult decisions this holiday season. Warnock went to Washington and left the people of Georgia behind, struggling to make ends meet. Georgians deserve a Senator who cares about them and works to improve every aspect of their lives.”