RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) – Inflation and workforce shortages, issues most communities are currently facing as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was in Russellville to discuss these issues, among others, with local leaders.

“My view of it is the new administration and the new democratic congress are still looking backwards instead of forward,” Senator McConnell said. He and the executive director of Logan County’s Economic Alliance of Development both said the federal government is spending too much.

“We’ve got to encourage people to get back into the workforce and discourage them from staying at home,” Jim DeCesare said.

Many economists would also argue that supply chain issues caused by COVID-19 are also causing inflation along with a newly opened economy as more consumers are suddenly spending, bottlenecking the demand for goods.

Senator McConnell also…

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