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We have antitrust laws for a reason

The problem is corporate greed.

For several years now, Republicans have been shouting about inflation, blaming government spending for the rise in the cost of essential items like food. But they ignore the very real problem of big food companies and grocers engaging in extreme price gouging.

When will it be enough? 44 million Americans already face food insecurity. Companies are making record profits year after year on the backs of working people.

It is time to put a stop to this abuse of power. At various points since 2020, families have spent 25% more on groceries than previously, and the response from company executives is to tell the public to eat cereal and Doritos for dinner? Disgusting.

President Biden has been taking on this corporate greed but he can't do it alone. I recently sent a letter to the White House urging President Biden to use all of the avenues available to him to stop big grocers from exploiting people in the name of profit. The consolidation of wealth and power within this sector of our economy in particular is making life increasingly difficult. We have antitrust laws for a reason, and it's time for us to use them.

The disparity between rich and poor in America is now greater than it was during the Gilded Age, and as long as so many members of Congress are bought and paid for by lobbyists and Super PACs, we won't be able to change anything.

We need more leaders that are dedicated to serving the public, not the rich. Electing more grassroots Democrats is the best way to do that. That is why I am asking you now to chip in $10 to help make sure that Massachusetts keeps her grassroots leadership in Washington.

Yours in the fight,

Jim McGovern

P.S. If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity please check out the resources available to you here: https://foodhelpworcester.org/

Posted on May 20, 2024.

Meet Jim

Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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