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Supermarket prices soar in Manhattan and across the country
ny post ^ | 3/13/11 | FARRAH WEINSTEIN and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN

Posted on 03/13/2011 10:52:38 AM PDT by Nachum

What’s in your wallet?

Not much — especially after a trip to the supermarket.

At the checkout counter at the D’Agostino in Hell’s Kitchen, retired ballerina Carol Sumner shook her head over the increasingly steep price of her weekly grocery bill.

“It’s outrageous,” said Sumner, a senior citizen who was making a pit stop to buy soda, ice cream and cake for a party she was throwing.

“I feel like I am getting fleeced and taken advantage of. I don’t buy meat anymore. I can’t. It’s too expensive.”

The price index for groceries is expected to surge 3 to 4 percent nationally this year, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture.

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


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1 posted on 03/13/2011 10:52:42 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 03/13/2011 10:53:33 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

What about Hope and Change and “We are the ones we have been waiting for”?

Oh yeah, the Undocumented Kenyan parties while America slides into oblivion.

But then again, he wasn’t really raised here (CONUS), so he doesn’t care.

More golf, ice cream and Motown parties!!!


3 posted on 03/13/2011 10:55:38 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

As he plays golf we suffer.


4 posted on 03/13/2011 10:56:22 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Nachum
I thought it was only energy prices that would necessarily go up?
5 posted on 03/13/2011 10:56:28 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

No money for meat, but at least she can still afford to throw a party.


6 posted on 03/13/2011 10:58:07 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: Nachum

But..But...the vitamin content and other health related increases in foods is just like feature increases on tv’s, etc. so there is no resulting increase in inflation.


7 posted on 03/13/2011 10:58:26 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Nachum
The price index for groceries is expected to surge 3 to 4 percent nationally this year, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture.

From the article: The Post calculated the average cost of 12 grocery items at three Manhattan supermarkets:

2010 total: $50.74
2011 total: $59.85

The 3-4% inflation rate in food is a pure lie.

8 posted on 03/13/2011 11:00:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Nachum

Gee who would have thought that burning our food for fuel and constantly printing money would cause prices to rise.


9 posted on 03/13/2011 11:01:23 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Nachum

I’ve noticed a significant downsizing in the packaging, along with the rise in price.

I thought I was getting a heck of a deal on Pringles yesterday, a buck a can. Til I got home and realized it was about 3 inches shorter than the original.

They’re also packaging cereal in these little $1 size boxes. Catering to small budgets but the unit price skyrockets.


10 posted on 03/13/2011 11:01:33 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Nachum

The FED basically printed $1.25 Trillion to buy-out dud mortgages, and also is now the largest holder of US Treasuries.

That money was created out of thin air, and is now flowing into the economy overall.

Money printing and inflation of the money supply is a TAX, which you never voted for.


11 posted on 03/13/2011 11:02:15 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Nachum

12 posted on 03/13/2011 11:03:16 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; All
"As he plays golf we suffer."


13 posted on 03/13/2011 11:03:17 AM 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

$10.00/pound bread is coming to your supermarket soon!


14 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:05 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: F15Eagle

Exactly. F em. Seen the Youtube video where the McCain supporters marched thru manhattan? These are vile people. Bunch of elitist libtard bastards.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:05 AM PDT by max americana
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To: Nachum

“buy soda, ice cream and cake for a party she was throwing”

That kind of food is bad for you anyway. There should be a triple tax on it.... spoken like a Manhattan liberal.


16 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:26 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: KarlInOhio

Those 12 items must not have included bacon, orange juice, milk or cheese. Breakfast foods in particular are way up.


17 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: musicman

LOL!!


18 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: psjones

We’ve re-defined poverty. Folks who were alive in 1932 have to be shaking their heads at what we call “tragedy.”


19 posted on 03/13/2011 11:05:19 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Nachum
Grocery prices are expected to increase 3 to 4 percent this year and the world is up in arms. Gasoline has increased 30 percent in a MONTH.

You want to see gouging?

Look in the right place.

20 posted on 03/13/2011 11:06:42 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Nachum

Trickle down poverty!


21 posted on 03/13/2011 11:06:42 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: Nachum

When diesel fuel soars, so soar prices at the grocery store. We can thank Obama for being in the tank with enviro-terrorists and global warming financiers.

Though kooks warn different, drill here; drill now will lower prices, and the US can’t endure European level prices for fuel.


22 posted on 03/13/2011 11:06:59 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Nachum

I work in New Jersey, and I can’t believe the difference. The same box of cereal that they sell in Manhattan for $5.89, I can get for $2 in New Jersey when it’s on sale, and $2.89 when it’s not.

Naturally, it’s not fun to lug home your groceries on the PATH train, but the saving make it worthwhile.


23 posted on 03/13/2011 11:07:11 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Nachum

Obama voter. Welcome to the party “retired ballerina”.


24 posted on 03/13/2011 11:08:14 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Nachum
I feel like I am getting fleeced and taken advantage of. I don’t buy meat anymore. I can’t. It’s too expensive.”

Yeh, sure.
25 posted on 03/13/2011 11:08:26 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Nachum

All these douchebags VOTED for this inflation!


26 posted on 03/13/2011 11:08:45 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Nachum

“I feel like I am getting fleeced and taken advantage of. I don’t buy meat anymore. I can’t. It’s too expensive.”

-sure, its the supermarket’s fault, not the jack@ss and the policies you Manhattanites overwhelmingly voted for. The left, it’s never our fault.

(with apologies to the NY’ers who didn’t drink the cool-aid)


27 posted on 03/13/2011 11:09:01 AM PDT by correctthought ("Obamunism is a temporary setback on the road to freedom" - Liberty Prime)
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To: EGPWS

Is that sarcasm?


28 posted on 03/13/2011 11:09:32 AM PDT by Ophiucus
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To: TSgt; All

29 posted on 03/13/2011 11:10:03 AM 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: EGPWS

I thought it was only energy prices that would necessarily go up?

Yes, but the Commander in Qweef isn’t bright enough to know that food and every other product consumers purchase has to make it to market somehow, and if those transportation costs increase...

The O-hole is as about as sharp as a cue ball.


30 posted on 03/13/2011 11:12:33 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Nachum
Pretty soon, Obama going to have to increase the transfer payments to the Democrat voting blocks or he might actually lose a few of them.
31 posted on 03/13/2011 11:16:37 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nachum

“The three big things [causing increases] are energy prices, the growth of the Chinese and India market, and bad weather,” said economist Martin Kohli, of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, referring to poor wheat-crop production in Russia and Australia.”

Uh, no. This is an apologist for the administration.

Number one is rising inflation, due to Obama’s destruction of the dollar.

Number two is rising gas prices, adding increased transportation cost to everything across the board.

Number three is the fact we are burning our corn for fuel, rather than eating it. This is driving up corn, which is a staple in things people never realize (corn syrup, etc.)

Also the increased regulations across the board, like the idiotic EPA saying spilled milk has to be treated legally like an oil spill.

The droughts and floods and increased use by China and India are not helping, but number one is INFLATION.

When Obama came to power, I told everyone I knew, by the time he leaves office, inflation will be off the charts. It’s classic Democratic legacy. It’s what happens when you punish your producers.


32 posted on 03/13/2011 11:19:23 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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I did see that traffic on the I15 was doing 70 mph yesterday rather than the normal 85 mph.

Screw the Ice cream makers. I refuse to buy it, when it went from a Half Gallon to 1.75 quarts and now they are 1.5 quarts.

33 posted on 03/13/2011 11:20:05 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: Allegra

(OBTW....driving on the way home from church, at the CVS a few miles from my house, the CVS street corner changeable sign reads "Allegra Is Here". I got blocked at the light to take a pic, but I'm gonna try later in the week if it's still there!!)

34 posted on 03/13/2011 11:20:42 AM 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

Grocery price increases across the nation???

Wait until you see the effects of HR2748/S.510/HR2751 FDA Food Takeover Bill passed in the Lame Duck Session. Passed the Senate with a “voice vote”, they did not want to be identified as voting for this mess. It was read into an unrelated bill (HR2751) when it went back to the House and then that passed the Senate again.

Cost of this? 1.4 billion dollars with 17,000 new “food inspectors” (most foreign based), paid for by “fees” on producers. Those fees will simply be passed on to consumers. Sold on the pretence of food safety against terrorist attacks.

Just wait....


35 posted on 03/13/2011 11:20:53 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: digger48

I made some tuna fish sandwiches the other day for the first time in a long time.

Surprise! One can isn’t enough for a couple of sandwiches anymore. It’s all the way down to 5 oz. It used to be near 7, if I recall.


36 posted on 03/13/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Nachum

NY Fed to America: Let them eat iPads.


37 posted on 03/13/2011 11:23:14 AM PDT by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Nachum
a senior citizen who was making a pit stop to buy soda, ice cream and cake...

Let me tell you something, when it comes down to soda, ice cream and cake vs. meat, I'll have meat!

38 posted on 03/13/2011 11:24:54 AM PDT by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: I still care
An FR thread from last fall.....

My Groceries have been Obamasized! (Vanity)

39 posted on 03/13/2011 11:25:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: F15Eagle

Obummer and Moochelle eat, drink, and party while America burns? And the Mochelle gets to show off her $1,000 tote bag and rub it in Amerika’s face.


40 posted on 03/13/2011 11:25:37 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: TSgt

Exactly, this is Carter pt II, down to food prices, back then Beef was a luxury..a real luxury.

And another angle people miss on this is the prevalence of food stamp usage means the working are essentially paying a Food Tax.

Better start the seed packages now.


41 posted on 03/13/2011 11:26:15 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Common Sense 101
Oh, he knows. It's just that it affects only the little people. He's eating Kobe, doncha' know.

Obama is doing what every Democrat has the luxury of doing. Knowing that every thing he does wrong will be desperately covered over by a synchophantic press.

It will never be his fault, and only the informed and discerning will understand that. Most Obama voters will blame “evil corporations” because that is what the MSM will tell them.

42 posted on 03/13/2011 11:26:29 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Nachum
“I feel like I am getting fleeced and taken advantage of.

Fleeced by whom? Every time gas prices go up --- it must be due to the gouging by the oil companies. There is a financial crisis --- it must be due to the gouging by and the "greed" of Wall Street executives. Food prices are going up --- someone must be fleecing and gouging again.

With voters like this, who no longer know how the country works, is it any wonder that commies are taking over?

43 posted on 03/13/2011 11:27:49 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: padre35

http://scottystarnes.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/world-food-prices-soar-sugar-and-meat-at-record-costs/


44 posted on 03/13/2011 11:28:37 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: dhs12345
That kind of food is bad for you anyway.

At my local grocer. 1/2 gal. Blue Bell $7. Pork chops $1.63/lb. I've got pork chops!

45 posted on 03/13/2011 11:28:56 AM PDT by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: mewzilla

Thanks.


46 posted on 03/13/2011 11:29:11 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care
You're welcome :)

We now use the term regularly.

47 posted on 03/13/2011 11:30:36 AM PDT by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The realities of this economy and Barry’s non-response and inexperience *should* wake up some of the hopey-changey crowd that voted for him.

but amazingly, there’s still a percentage that will never wake up.


48 posted on 03/13/2011 11:33:17 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: I still care
Uh, no. This is an apologist for the administration.

Yeah, and not a very good one at that. I would think that by now Obama would have run out of Keynesian economists who don't want their name associated with this presidency.

Number one is rising inflation, due to Obama’s destruction of the dollar.

Number two is rising gas prices, adding increased transportation cost to everything across the board.

Number three is the fact we are burning our corn for fuel, rather than eating it. This is driving up corn, which is a staple in things people never realize (corn syrup, etc.)

Re: Number 1 -- We have a severe fiscal problem that our gov't is trying to fix with a monetary band-aid. Fault: Obama

Re: Number 2 -- Obama and the left has curtailed US drilling for oil. Couple this with a weaker dollar, and gasoline prices go up. Fault: Obama

Re: Number 3 -- This item is hurting third world countries extremely hard. The people Obama is trying to liberate and save are being enslaved by their messiah. Fault: Obama.

49 posted on 03/13/2011 11:33:28 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: pallis
When diesel fuel soars, so soar prices at the grocery store.

Let's see the average truck holds 200 gals of diesel. If the price on diesel goes from $3/gal to $4/gal that's an extra $200 per load. If the load is 40,000 lbs that's an extra .5 cents per pound.

It's not the price of diesel it's everything else that's causing it to rise. Mostly, though, it's speculation that this administration is doing NOTHING to improve business climate in the U.S. - which is true.

The price is rising because the U.S.'s policies which make us vulnerable to foreign markets and control. All because this asshole in the WH is a racist, bigoted, marxist, socialist hell bent on taking over the U.S.

50 posted on 03/13/2011 11:33:54 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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