Skip to comments.Why your toilet paper is shrinking
Posted on 11/15/2010 4:20:19 AM PST by Daisyjane69
Everything shrinks in a recession: GDP, investment portfolios, even the products on store shelves. Consumer goods companies know that customers won't go for price increases during a downturn. Instead they often use a different tactic to offset things such as new competition or the rising cost of raw materials: cutting quantity while maintaining price. Yet it may not be obvious that your ice cream or OJ containers have shrunk. Manufacturers must note new specs on packaging, but the changes don't have to be advertised (ever seen a now smaller! label?).
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It's not that the toilet paper is getting smaller...it's that Michelle butt is getting bigger!
And I knew I wasn't using THAT much more toilet paper!
It allows the government to say there is no inflation.
We have a government that lies.
And that’s not all. This site tracks “shrinkage.”
I’d rather they treat me like an adult, instead of these games. Let the free market decide, produce BOTH sizes of TP and see what sells.
I guess “One-Square Cheryl’s” plan is working to perfection.
Sizes commonly shrink during inflation. Decreasing portions are merely another way of raising prices.
That is, of course, if we are actually having inflation. According to Helicopter Ben and TurboTax Tim, we are really undergoing deflation, and we need to print several trillion in order to stimulate the economy and create jobs and coincidentally fund the Rats' grand socialist experiments.
Therefore AWP is not really shrinking in size.
If you haven’t seen the QE video that is everywhere, here is your chance.
First you’ll laugh.
Then, you’ll cry.
One of the most obvious objects of this type of BS are candy bars. When I was a kid, candy bars were huge, but over the years they became much smaller and the price didn’t stay the same. Today it is almost everything, ice cream half gallons are now 1.5 quarts, yet the price stays the same and the pundits claim there is no inflation because prices, on some items, have stayed static, failing to mention you are getting much less for the same price.
A 20 pound bag of charcoal went to 18 pounds a few years ago.
Now it’s 15 pounds...
Fortune/CNN......... amalgamation of losers
The CPI is such a sham. They count things like home purchase costs, new cars and electronics. Things people buy very infrequently, but leave out food and energy. This way they say no inflation and no cost of living increases for social security recipients. It's the same kind of game being played with unemployment. It works for maybe 6 months, but even the dullest RAT voter eventually catches on.
Just noting that today, FR posts are beefier, fatter, and longer. Replies are more numerous and substantial as well!
And Leon’s getting laaaaaaarger!
Have you noticed that the napkins you get today at many foods shops like pizzerias practically dissolve in your hands? They fall apart very easily. The quality of a lot of stuff today, due to environmentalism, is awful.
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