Voinovich: Food prices too high
Sen. George Voinovich says food prices have been rising steadily in the last few months - and he wants to know why.
Voinovich, the top Republican on the subcommittee on oversight of government management, the federal workforce, and the District of Columbia, send a letter today to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking for a study and report on the rising cost of food.
Voinovich wants to know: What are the major factors contributing to the rise in food prices both nationally and globally? What role do federal ethanol incentives play in this crisis? What effect will permanently high food prices have on our economy? And, which groups in our country are most affected by high food costs?
“We need to stop debating whether there is a problem and start taking action to help people deal with the problems that are so obvious in their daily lives,” Voinovich said. “Before you can start to fix a problem, you have to know the cause.”