Welcoming immigrants would cool off inflation, US Chamber of Commerce CEO says

“We need more workers. We should welcome people who want to come here, go to school and stay,” Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzanne Clark told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday. “That is a place the government could be particularly helpful and we do believe it would be anti-inflationary.”

Clark added that ramping up immigration would help to ease the supply chain disruptions that are at the heart of the inflation spike, including the shortage of truck drivers.

“If we can alleviate the worker shortage, it might be the fastest thing to do to impact inflation,” Clark said.

Clark also promised on Tuesday to fight back against what the business group views as antitrust overreach from politicians and regulators.

“We do still have leaders who think the government needs to step in and impose a heavy hand,” Clark told reporters during a virtual press conference.

Clark cited “modern day trustbusters on Capitol Hill from both parties who label all big as bad”…

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