Janet Yellen Moves 'Transitory' Goal Posts: Inflation High Through End of Year

Janet Yellen Moves 'Transitory' Goal Posts: Inflation High Through End of Year


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday “high annual rates of inflation” will persist through the end of the year, stretching the timeline of rising prices past a couple of months as the White House previously indicated.

“My judgment right now is the recent inflation we’ve seen will be temporary, it’s not something that’s endemic,” Yellen said Thursday during a House subcommittee hearing. “I expect it to last, however, for several more months, and to see high annual rates of inflation through the end of this year.”

The chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia Rouse told reporters May 14 that inflation, supposedly due to the pandemic and not because of President Biden’s large spending, would only prove temporary.

“I fully expect that will work itself out in the coming months,” she said.

Both Yellen and Fed chair Jerome Powell have said they expected the

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