Skip to comments.Peanut Butter Prices Skyrocket in Obamaville
Posted on 11/02/2011 11:35:33 AM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Well, finally I find some sound bites here that are not about me. Okay. We're gonna start at number 15. Folks, I'm sorry to do this but I just got the sound bite roster and I'm going through here and it's all about me. It's got Sharpton talking about me, Brokaw talking about me, everybody talking about me -- and I don't want to play those. So 15 through 19 is where we'll start, and after that, you know, I gotta play it by ear. How you doing, folks? Great to have you... (interruption) Oh, I'll play the ones about me, but I'm not gonna lead off the program with the ones about me. (interruption) This program is not about me. You know how uncomfortable I am talking about myself. I don't want to make this about me.
If other people want to make it about me, that's fine and dandy but I'm not gonna sit here... (interruption) You will! You'll hear it eventually. I'm just not gonna lead off the show with it. It's just that simple. What do you think I am, an ego freak? You think I'm an ego maniac? You know, if you think I'm doing the show the wrong way, why don't you go out there and call yourself and put yourself on the air and then on the air tell me what you think I'm doing wrong, like all these other callers you've been putting up lately? Hi, folks, how are you? Rush Limbaugh, the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. The longer I do it the more people think I don't know what I'm doing.
The longer we are at number one, the less confidence people have that I have the slightest clue what I'm doing here, but I shall persevere. (interruption) I've been number one since we started, basically, but officially number one, probably since 1989 -- 1990 at the latest. (interruption) No. Never gave it up. No. Wouldn't give it up. Nobody else has toppled it. But look what you people are doing! I don't want to talk about me and you've got me talking about me, and I'm trying to talk about peanut butter here. I'm gonna relate it to the banks. You know, all these people (I've been watching the news) are ecstatic that Bank of America and Citibank or whatever the banks are, are not gonna charge $5 month for the debit card. (clapping)
People are applauding, and I pointed out yesterday (sigh): Don't get so happy about this. This five bucks that you don't think you're gonna be charged, you are gonna be charged. You're just not gonna see it now. With the debit card charge, you would have seen it; you would have known. Now you have no idea where that $5 is gonna be taken from, nor will it just be $5 or more. For example, "Kraft Foods will raise the prices for its Planters brand peanut butter by 40% starting Monday." Forty percent! This is a staple of the poor. This is a staple of the homeless. This is a staple of America's children. Peanut butter is up 40%, and I am waiting for somebody to tell me that the banks have conspired with Kraft as a way of getting their $5 debit card charge back.
Forty percent -- and that's just Kraft. ConAgra, which has Peter Pan peanut butter, is gonna raise their prices 20%; and Smucker's, which makes Jif (which happens to be my favorite) will introduce price increases of around 30% starting Tuesday. So the peanut butter market has been cornered by somebody here, and prices are skyrocketing here on an American staple of the poor. It's... (interruption) Well, you might want to investigate the peanut industry. It's gonna take you to Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter had a peanut farm (and he might still have a peanut farm) in Plains, Georgia, and Jimmy Carter's peanuts -- and I don't mean this as a put down, but Jimmy Carter's peanuts -- were not Grade A peanuts. They were the kinds of peanuts that ended up in peanut butter.
There are different grades of peanuts just like there are different grades of all commodities -- fruits, vegetables, and so forth (and people as well) -- and this could be benefiting Jimmy Carter for all we know, if he still owns the peanut plantation. But I just throw that out there.
RUSH: And we have more "success" as Obamaville expands its reach. I hold in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers a recent dispatch from the Wall Street Journal: "Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in August, as the number of recipients hit 45.8 million. Food stamp rolls have risen 8.1% in the past year, the Department of Agriculture reported, though the pace of growth has slowed from the depths of the recession." More success for Obamunism. Forty-five, almost 46 million people on food stamps.
Peanut crops got hit hard by drought, low crop yields, close to 50% of average.
Been hearing about this coming for months now, it’s finally arrived.
We stocked up, large, before the price hikes.
Peanuts are hard to grow because its not a free market, you need a federal license or something Something else that needs to be ended.
How long has he been doing so?
Barry Zero Bung-hole butter........
Careful Rush, I would not speak too soon.
Today the Obamunists are bringing the hammer down on Big Bank and Big Oil. Tomorrow it may just as well be Big Food.
Whatever gets ya votes.
I don't think Obama had anything to do with that.
I just did a search on Google. I see it goes back to at least June, and perhaps before that. But, he's using it as a meme for the US economy in malaise, rather than a specific location.
Darn, I was hoping to get him to use it for the "Occupy ..." protests. The DNC used "Hooverville" with great success back in the 1930's. If only the RNC would grow a pair....
We did too.
Last weekend we went to Costco and bought enough to last us well into 2013. It felt strange going through the check stand with that much peanut butter. ;>)
Over the past few years, I have become a serious hoarder. I’m a diabetic... I can’t be without my peanut butter. LOL Next weekend we will stock up on canned nuts.... another diabetic requirement.
I’m starting to get the feeling we may be brothers from a different mother.
Gots to have my dry roasted peanuts, any kind of cashews or almonds and my PB. ;^)
I assume you get pure peanut butter since a lot of commercial brands of peanut butter contain sugar.
Better by your stock of pecans the Texas pecan crop this year is very bad as well due to our lack of rain and Al Gore’s Global Warming.
Many farmers didn't even plant peanuts or cotton in Texas this year due to the drought. Corn and milo were probably less than half yields. All the fields in central Texas have little or no crops at all.
How about those giant, jumbo cashews? They just rob me of any self-discipline or willpower.
What would the inflation rate be if they counted food and fuel?
I am counting beer as food and fuel to get me one more year with Bozo running the show.
Peanut butter is also a staple of vegetarians, as one of the few good tasting NON BEAN protein sources.
I go by the carb count. I also keep the portion small. The protein is the thing that helps me. I use the peanut butter as a snack, often on celery.
Although I love peanut butter, the nuts are the best for me.
I miss potatoes and breads the most. Those were the toughest favorites for me to give up.
The thought of the Holidays coming up scars me. LOL
Getting old sure isn’t for sissies. ;>)
When my wife hears of this, we will be stocking up on those too.
Obamabutter for Obamasquatters in Obamaville + greedy inflation + another very cold “global warming” winter = lots of MSM talking heads reporting on the miserable left-outs of Society. Yawn - - - .
Every time they say prices are going up, I see that the deep sale prices remain mostly the same. They raise the regular price by a lot, and that balances out the cheap sale price.
I’m a Jiff kind of guy.
Funny after Rush’s it seems like there was a run on Peanutbutter at all the local stores, the shelves are pretty much clear of anything but crunchy peanutbutter.... Gonna try the dollar stores...
I do wish you good luck.
even at the commissary today, one selection of PB was completely gone....
I hadn’t heard that, it helps to explain a lot.
Thanks for the info.
My wife has had to “ration” how much I get at a time because, like you, I lose my willpower.
I have heard similar from folks before.
I know the store brands add some stuff that can affect the flavor, maybe mash your own?
A lot of ranches also sold all their livestock. Wait until the meat prices shoot through the roof from the lack of cattle, hogs and other livestock.
I had read that ranchers were giving up their stock because the cost of feed or even the availability was becoming too difficult an obstacle to overcome.
So it won’t be long until the prices start to ripple through. Although, I can’t say that I’ve seen an appreciable drop in prices if there is a “glut” of livestock being sold off.
I may have to start raising our own chickens. The wife won’t like that. She’s not, shall we say, rurally minded when it comes to food. ;^)
It’s not just the cost of feed, many stock tanks have dried up. We have three or four on the farm that did not go totally dry yet. Five have had no water in them for months.