Skip to comments.American Families Are Right To Be Worried About Inflation
Posted on 07/22/2014 1:41:20 PM PDT by right-wing agnostic
Americans should stop whining about food prices.
That was the message AEIs Mark J. Perry blasted last September to families gullible enough to believe that rising food prices were a problem:
Its a favorite pastime in this country Americans love to complain about rising food prices. Even when they arent. In fact, given all of the complaining you would never know that average food price inflation in recent years is actually the lowest in several generations. Below are three reasons that Americans should stop whining about food prices, and be a little more appreciative of how affordable food is in the US today, especially when compared to other countries, or when compared to previous decades in US history. Perrys three reasons for why American families should stop whining were that 1) Americans spend a smaller percentage of their budgets on food than they did 60 years ago, 2) people in other countries spend more of their money on food than we do, and 3) the four-year moving average of food inflation is low.
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5. I stand at the meat counter and look at fourteen dollar packages of ground beef.
This is to protect their man, BHO.
His policies are responsible for rising prices. He is siphoning money away from the working people.
* Sargento cubed cheese jumped more than a dollar, from eight something to nine something. I switched to the store's grated generic.
* Diet Rite jumped from $1/liter to $1.38 liter.
Tell me there's no food inflation and I'll call you a liar to your face.
And, of course, the government will never, ever take this into account when calculating entitlement increases.
No, really? It matters that food and household supplies are steadily increasing in cost?
Yes, it does!
A pound of Oscar Mayer sliced meat went up $.50, or 18%, recently.
Off to make breakfast for dinner ... Corn fritters and omelets with zuchinni, tomatoes, green onions, and red peppers.
Found center cut bacon at the store last night for ONLY $4.99 a pound-one day loss leader unadvertised special. Bought all they had which took my entire week’s grocery budget. Ours has been pushing $7 lately and some brands are $9 a pound. Can’t remember the last time we bought beef.
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