Biden says battling inflation his top priority, ends with ‘go get ’em’

With prices rising at rates not seen for four decades, US President Joe Biden names fighting the inflation wave his “top priority,” and vows to wean American supply chains off foreign dependence.

“Too many families are struggling to keep up with their bills,” Biden says in his first State of the Union speech. “That’s why my top priority is getting prices under control,” he says, while encouraging companies to “make it in America” and lower costs that have risen due to global supply chain snarls.

President Joe Biden arrives to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., applaud. (Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

He concludes by defiantly declaring America’s strength: “We are stronger today than we were a year ago. And we will be stronger a year from now than we are today. Now is our moment to meet and overcome the challenges of our time. And we will, as one people. One America. The United States of America. May God bless you all. May God protect our troops. Go get ’em.”

ToI contributed.

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