Productivity decrease signals more inflation trouble

ALG warns record productivity decrease combined with higher costs of labor is a dangerous mix.

May 6, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement regarding the sharp decline in United States productivity in the first quarter of 2022:

“The Bureau of labor announced that productivity in the United States declined by 7.5 percent in the first quarter of 2022. This is a flashing red danger sign that more inflation is looming. The drop in productivity is the largest recorded since 1947. In simple terms, this means that the labor costs associated with producing products in America is skyrocketing. This is particularly concerning due to the fact that increasing wages are not included in the productivity calculation.”

“The combination of record decrease in productivity along with the higher cost of labor is a witch’s brew signaling increased inflationary pressures in the months ahead.”

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Virginians love liberty

Tuesday’s election results sends shockwaves through the nation

Fairfax, Va. –  Republicans flipped six House of Delegates seats in Virginia on Tuesday, returning a GOP majority in the House of Delegates. Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction:

“The vote to change the make-up of the House of Delegates is the culmination of work by Virginians for America First and Americans for Limited Government which began in February of 2021. Non-stop volunteer organizing and engagement in the state resulted in both effective voter integrity and turnout efforts.  In the past few weeks, our volunteers have knocked on more than 70,000 doors in twenty swing House of Delegates districts and the response has been gratifying and overwhelming.  Virginians love liberty.  Yesterday’s vote proves that, and should send shockwaves through the nation as the left finds that freedom still rings even as they attempt to squelch it.”

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