During the mid-term elections, Americans were preoccupied with inflation. A Gallup poll indicated one in five respondents deemed it the nation’s most pressing issue. Fast forward to today, America’s r focus is elsewhere. Inflation currently falls behind government leadership and the “economy in general” and just ahead of immigration and firearms; only 9% of Gallup respondents now cite inflation as the most significant problem. Inflation was scarcely mentioned in the debate in Washington over raising the debt ceiling.