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Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?
zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 04/20/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT by Nachum

It's not just beef, pork, shrimp, eggs, and orange juice...

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

Do you think that the price of food is high now? Just wait. If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade. Global demand for food continues to rise steadily as crippling droughts ravage key agricultural regions all over the planet. You see, it isn't just the multi-year California drought that is affecting food prices. Down in Brazil (one of the leading exporters of food in the world), the drought has gotten so bad that 142 cities were rationing water at one point earlier this year. And outbreaks of disease are also having a significant impact on our food supply. A devastating pig virus that has never been seen in the U.S. before has already killed up to 6 million pigs. Even if nothing else bad happens (and that is a very questionable assumption to make), our food prices are going to be moving aggressively upward for the foreseeable future. But what if something does happen? In recent years, global food reserves have dipped to extremely low levels, and a single major global event (war, pandemic, terror attack, planetary natural disaster, etc.) could create an unprecedented global food crisis very rapidly.

A professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University named Timothy Richards has calculated what the drought in California is going to do to produce prices at our supermarkets in the near future. His projections are quite sobering...

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


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1 posted on 04/20/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

UN Agenda 21 at work to make life so expensive for the peasants that the give up and die.


2 posted on 04/20/2014 12:18:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’PING!!


3 posted on 04/20/2014 12:19:18 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Nachum

A recent thread indicated that we should all get used to eating insects. Very affordable and “sustainable”.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 12:19:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: greeneyes

Gardening ping.


5 posted on 04/20/2014 12:20:11 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Nachum

And to what extent are US government policies increasing prices, causing scarcities and driving up energy costs? A great deal and the Marxists running the US want higher prices which cause dependency and privation which force more people on public assistance and tightens government control.


6 posted on 04/20/2014 12:23:35 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nachum

How will the entitlement crowd pay for their food?

Same way they do now - we will.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 12:24:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What actually happens with food shortages and price hikes is that the peasants usually kill their government. The French revolution was more about bread than brotherhood.

/johnny

8 posted on 04/20/2014 12:24:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s not the goal in a 1st world country.

the goal in a 1st world country is to force others to pay for the entitlement crowds’ food so they keep breeding and so govt can take more and more out of the pockets of those they believe unfairly have too much.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 12:25:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nachum

This is a great time to pass the affordable food act. Find every critter endangered and cut off water supplies to farmers. Use all corn crops for ethanol. Federal agents will be unleashed on ranchers and cull herds. Obamafood for all.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 12:26:06 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: ClearCase_guy

let’s see the elite doing this every meal, every day for a few years. then i’ll be convinced of their sincerity.


11 posted on 04/20/2014 12:26:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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12 posted on 04/20/2014 12:27:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum
Drought: Feds cut water to Central Valley farmers to zero

Central Valley farmers took a crippling blow Friday when U.S. officials made the unprecedented announcement that they would get no irrigation water from the federal government this year because of the drought.

13 posted on 04/20/2014 12:29:22 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: ClearCase_guy

A lot of the greenie/watermelons are vegan and vegetarian.
They will keep pushing their agenda (Gaia Religion) on everybody else. They might get some push-back from halal mohammedens.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Nachum

It’s already almost doubled since Obama became pResident.

No reason to think his p1ss-poor policies won’t continue to have a negative effect for another 4-5 years.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 12:33:24 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Nachum

The Preppers are right. Time to stock up on those price inflated freeze dried meals. And, it’s time to ban the word “gourmet” from the food lexicon.


16 posted on 04/20/2014 12:33:33 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

So everyone should turn their yard into a garden starting today!


17 posted on 04/20/2014 12:33:40 PM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: Truth29

Putting 40% of the corn crop into ethanol raises grain prices and, indirectly, meat prices.
If we stopped burning food for fuel (and it doesn’t reduce dependance on foreign oil, but does waste water), food prices would come down.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 12:33:58 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Nachum

Hey, let’s burn (corn) food for energy instead of coal!


19 posted on 04/20/2014 12:36:11 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Nachum
Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?

According to my grocery shopping bills, it already has doubled in the last ten years. I'm not surprised if it does again, given the idiotic policies being implemented by the boy king and his merry band of court jesters.

20 posted on 04/20/2014 12:38:42 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Nachum

Thankfully this doesn’t affect me, since food is no longer included in the CPI.


21 posted on 04/20/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Nachum

No Problemo! I will live off the interest on my savings. Oh! Wait - there is zero % interest. No problemo the rate will double as well. Zero times two equals “No it won’t”.


22 posted on 04/20/2014 12:48:37 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Nachum
I remember when a loaf of name-brand bread was $0.25 -- I believe however that the average salary was less than $3,000/year.

So in another few years bread will be $30 / $40 a loaf and the average salary will be.. still what it is today! If the people who like that open-border, taxpayer-subsidized, cheap labor have their way.

23 posted on 04/20/2014 12:51:43 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nachum
Well, the feds are on it. First, we'll use a large percentage of the corn crop as a lousy substitute for gasoline. Then we'll put ranchers out of business since solar panels generate so much more in profits for the DC crowd than beef ever could. And gee-gosh, how about taking that raised in the USA chicken and send it to China so it can be properly poisoned while being processed? And how about having invaders at slave wages pollute the very crops they're underpaid to grow? And just in case there's still enough food to feed everyone, destabilizing the whole world so people who used to mostly feed themselves now need handouts should put a real dent in the bottom 99% of the world's population.

Double food prices? We'll, let 'em eat half as much! We peons just don't understand, do we?

24 posted on 04/20/2014 12:54:56 PM PDT by grania
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To: scottteng

They have’t forgotten the garden. They have the laws in place to regulate the seeds you buy and the garden you grow.

How about a $500 permit for that garden?


25 posted on 04/20/2014 12:56:14 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
How about I compost government functionaries that want me to pay a permit for the garden?

I may not win, I may be killed, but I will NOT kneel. They can only kill me once.

/johnny

26 posted on 04/20/2014 1:01:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
So in another few years bread will be $30 / $40 a loaf and the average salary will be

The latest government to fall over bread prices was in Egypt.

History is pretty clear what happens when governments drive up food prices.

It's never pretty for the government.

/johnny

27 posted on 04/20/2014 1:03:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Nah, they make lousy compost. Too much bitter dependency.

I’d recommend wild hogs or maybe alligators for those of us in Florida. Heck there’s always crabs and sharks too.


28 posted on 04/20/2014 1:06:10 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Depends on the technique. ;)

/johnny

29 posted on 04/20/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

Grandpa sez:

I used to take two dollars to the store and come back with a loaf of bread, baking potatoes, salad makings, and steaks for dinner.

But now they got all those darned cameras in the store.


30 posted on 04/20/2014 1:13:33 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: jonrick46
"Time to stock up on those price inflated freeze dried meals."

I know they are much more expensive than what you're actually getting, BUT,
if they can be stored for ten years then the price is actually reasonable, (too expensive now, bargain in 2020).
Thoughts on this?

31 posted on 04/20/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Nachum
There's plenty of food out there and it's been underpriced for quite a while now. As a result, we are now the most obese civilization that ever walked the Earth.

Think of this as not spending twice as much for your food so much as only eating half of what you have become used to eating. In that case, you will spend the same amount for your food and you will be able to climb a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing.

32 posted on 04/20/2014 1:16:05 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Nachum

We need a hydroponics revolution, but the masters of our world will never tolerate losing control of the food supply to the starving masses. All of my kids have been taught to grow their own; hunt their own; raise there own, and store their own, and it probably won’t make any difference when the SWAT teams raid and destroy food hoards and gardens.


33 posted on 04/20/2014 1:19:11 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Nachum
I'm sure this has been posted before but here is a refresher

Anyone out there think that this 
stuff isn't happening today in the U.S. ? All eight rules are
currently in play

How to create a social state by
Saul Alinsky:

There are eight levels of 
control that must be obtained before you are 
able to create a social state. The first is the 
most important.

1) Healthcare– Control healthcare and 
you control the people

2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty 
level as high as possible, poor people are 
easier to control and will not fight back if you 
are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt – Increase the debt to an 
unsustainable level. That way you are able to 
increase taxes, and this will produce more 
poverty.

4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to 
defend themselves from the Government. That way 
you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare – Take control of every 
aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and 
Income)

6) Education – Take control of what 
people read and listen to – take control of what 
children learn in school.

7) Religion – Remove the belief in 
the God from the Government and schools

8) Class Warfare – Divide the people 
into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause 
more discontent and it will be easier to take 
(Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this sound like what is 
happening to the United States ?

34 posted on 04/20/2014 1:21:50 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: SamAdams76

Well for the elderly and the poor, who don’t take food stamps, I object. I don’t think the price of food is low, in fact, I have seen it rise dramatically in the last year. Meats, fruits and some veggies as much as 30%...well no one has got a 30% raise, and you can only cut the pie so many ways.

All of us are not your vision of America. We eat right, exercise and take care of our bodies....get real.

Those on Medicare and Insurance drug plans are now paying for the insurance to meet government requirements, and now having to pay for the prescriptions as well, since like Obamacare they charge more but don’t pay as agreed!

I picked up a prescription for someone bedridden this week and it was twice what it was last time...so why don’t you help some of those elderly people, then come back and tell me that you think people are overeating and getting fat because food is so inexpensive.

The amount of food is not always the problem, it’s that what they can afford that puts on weight. For many on food stamps it’s still buying the wrong foods, however a proper diet is very expensive now.

So for people like you who have all this money to throw around...well that isn’t how it is for those over 65, or disabled....and including those with part time jobs. I have been cooking some meals for my grand children’s friends, whose familes can’t afford to eat much and they work...so I know how it is out there.

Time to volunteer and find out how the rest of America lives and not just those on welfare and food stamps.


35 posted on 04/20/2014 1:31:22 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: SamAdams76
Hunger in America: 2013 United States Hunger and Poverty Facts

Hunger Facts

Food pantries see more need as benefits drop

Food Banks Are Running Out of Food

Appalachian food bank highlights needs of hunger

Food Pantries On The Rise At College Campuses As Tuitions Increase

2014 Souper Bowl

 

36 posted on 04/20/2014 1:37:34 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Black Agnes

Gardening indeed.

And after Church today we got a very nice rain. My plants are joining me in thanking God for his blessings.

The Global Fascists would love to be able to use the food supply to subject the world.

I am doing my part to see that may family does not suffer from a shortage. My great grandfather came from Alabama with his mother during Reconstruction. They saw times that they were hungry. After that he always had a huge garden, orchard and livestock. None of his family was ever hungry as long as he drew breath. (his father-in-law was born in the Republic of TX in 1843)

You never recover from those things, especially if they are politically driven.


37 posted on 04/20/2014 1:38:47 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Kackikat
Still, the price of food is extremely low historically speaking. I'm not saying everybody is living in the lap of luxury and I'm certainly not rooting for the food prices to go up more but just putting everything in perspective. Everybody's got the big-screen TVs, the video games, the fancy cars and all those tablets, iPods and cell phones and whatnot.

People who muss and fuss about "hard times" really have no idea what they are talking about - historically speaking.

38 posted on 04/20/2014 1:39:00 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yep. Understand. And I can reload rifle cartridges for $.12-.15 per round using cast bullets. Have lots of lead to cast. With gas checks they work quite nicely.


39 posted on 04/20/2014 1:42:09 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Nachum
You are talking about "first world problems" here. Our welfare recipients here in the U.S. live better than 90% of the rest of the world today and 99.99% better than all humans who have ever lived.


40 posted on 04/20/2014 1:43:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Everybody's got the big-screen TVs, the video games, the fancy cars and all those tablets, iPods and cell phones and whatnot.

No, not everyone does. Some of us do without running hot water.

I've lived the mid 1800s lifestyle without electricity, running water, and access to grocery stores. I did that for almost 2 years.

You might want to get out more, and meet some of the people on the ground. It's not like the neat little picture you paint.

/johnny

41 posted on 04/20/2014 1:45:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MV=PY

Just for fun, I figured out apples to apples comparison for food prices between 1960 and today.

Took median family income, divided by 2000 hours per year to get median hourly income, then figured number of minutes needed to pay for several different items in 1960 and 2014.

Median income 1960: $6600 = $3.30 /hour
Median income 2014: $30,000 = $15.00 / hour

Gallon of milk: 1960 – 19 minutes; 2014 – 16 minutes
Dozen eggs: 1960 – 10 minutes; 2014 – 8 minutes
Pound sirloin steak: 1960 – 17 minutes; 2014 – 28 minutes
Pound pork chops: 1960 - 20 minutes; 2014 - 15 minutes
Pound chicken: 1960 - 6 minutes; 2014 - 6 minutes
Gallon gasoline: 1960 – 6 minutes: 2013 – 15 minutes

BTW, I’m perfectly well aware it’s difficult to compare prices from one era to another. I think this one is as defensible as any, certainly more so than the bizarre inflation calculators on the web.


42 posted on 04/20/2014 1:47:56 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Nachum

Time for the Delta Smelt to take one for Team USA


43 posted on 04/20/2014 1:48:13 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I've lived the mid 1800s lifestyle without electricity, running water, and access to grocery stores. I did that for almost 2 years.

And you are posting to Free Republic how?

44 posted on 04/20/2014 1:48:22 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Because I'm not living in the mountains now.

Don't get defensive, but reality on the ground isn't like your pretty little picture. There are American families living in tents.

/johnny

45 posted on 04/20/2014 1:51:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SamAdams76

Historically speaking.
We do however live in the present and not the past, so people will think relative to now, not yesterday. We cannot pay the bills from yesterday, and cell phones are some people’s only phone.

Online now seems necessary for most people due to checking or savings accounts, and keeping up with long distance family. WE could live without it, but business keeps it difficult.

Video games aren’t necessary but most computers come with some downloaded...TV is expensive, if you don’t want all reruns. I could live without tv, cell, or online...but then I did when I was young....this generation hasn’t.


46 posted on 04/20/2014 1:51:29 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: jonrick46
“The Preppers are right. Time to stock up on those price inflated freeze dried meals.”

No, it's time to learn how to garden and do it. I started learning last year and now there is food growing in my container garden - grew most of it from seed. I'll have most of the foods listed in that article as being expensive.

You can have your own food and not depend on California to get water from the feds - how likely is California to get water??

Cocoa: Buy cocoa powder, not a mix, and store it (it's either with chocolate drinks or in the baking section of grocery). Doesn't take much powder to make hot chocolate. Here's a simple way to make hot chocolate:

Hot chocolate made using unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
2/3 cup of water
1/3 cup of milk (skim or other)
Sugar, other sweetener to your liking (or no sweetener)
Heat cocoa with water almost to boiling point, add milk and sweetener.

47 posted on 04/20/2014 1:51:40 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Nachum; ClearCase_guy

Remember the EPA/Government/Greenie chant: It is better to grow corn for ethanol than it is to grow it to feed people and animals.


48 posted on 04/20/2014 1:57:13 PM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: JRandomFreeper
It must be their choice then because there are tens of millions of people living on the welfare that my tax dollars pay for and in many cases, they live better than me - in terms of "leisure time" and not having the stress of a demanding career. And all their basic needs are provided for including health care. I had to recently get a catscan for a kidney stone and had to come up $400 as a "co-pay" when I know full well that welfare recipients get it for absolutely free and they can show up at the emergency room whenever they want and never have to worry about a thing.

So I guess my "compassion level" is at an all time low. Especially as I have to get up a 5am tomorrow to start another workweek while the welfare class relax at home and decide what TV show they are going to binge-watch next on Netflix.

49 posted on 04/20/2014 2:01:29 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Still, the price of food is extremely low historically speaking.

The problem is wages have been stagnate for 15+ years and the dollar becomes worth less all the time. This is kicking economic butt on the middle and lower income classes...All this while other products creep up and up.....Like gas...

50 posted on 04/20/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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