Independent Senator Bernie Sanders says the Federal Reserve System, which is the central banking system of the United States, is “hurting” the economy more than helping it.
The Federal Reserve was created when the US central bank was privatized through the US Federal Reserve Act of 1913. The Fed has been raising interest rates to try to tamp down inflation in the US.
Asked whether the Federal Reserve’s recent actions have helped or hurt the economy, Sanders told NBC on Sunday, “That’s not what we should be doing.”
“It is wrong to be saying that the way we’re going to deal with inflation is by lowering wages and increasing unemployment,” Sanders said.
Raising concern about inflation, the independent senator said “at a time when working families are struggling and the people on top are doing phenomenally well … you don’t go after working people.”