Skip to comments.Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent
Posted on 01/24/2012 4:25:59 PM PST by OPS4
So far, during the presidency of Barack Obama, the price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 83 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
During the same period, the price of ground beef has gone up 24 percent and price of bacon has gone up 22 percent.
When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79, according to the BLS. (The figures are in nominal dollars: not adjusted for inflation.) Five months later in June, unleaded gasoline was $2.26 per gallon, an increase of 26 percent. By December 2011, the price of regular unleaded gas per gallon was $3.28, an 83 percent increase from January 2009.
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According to 0bummer, those terrible Bush policies have had a powerful and lasting negative effect.
Very strange, and I am told that Gasoline(fuel) and food do not count toward the inflation index.
That too is strange since they are the principal items we must have to survive, and get to work.
My electric bill has gone up and Mr. Obama brags that it will go up more, my heating fuel has gone up, my County and State taxes have gone up, My automobile registration has gone up,my part of the National debt has gone up my temper has gone up.Even the cost of my taking a morning bowel movement has gone up thanks to my Governor here in Md. who now charges me a Flush fee to use my own septic tank.
I cannot say that I am very fond of Democrats and their economics.
Seriously...the price of bacon is outrageous. Paid $12.99 for a 1.5 lb package of a local brand (Fletchers). Yes it was good..yes there are less expensive brands...but yes, it’s by hubby’s favorite. But wow! It’s now a treat he’s not going to get all that often. :::grumble::::
Obamarisk risk and instability injected into the economy. Beautiful thing ~ where all pay, including those hit hardest, those at the bottom of our society. Its interesting to note that the prices and activity has gone global .... showing that America is still the leading force contrary to what the eraser in the White House wants to say.
It pisses me that coffee has just about doubled , beans too.
I’m ready to start raising chickens.
Federal tax on loose tobacco up 2,160%. Just the tax.
Soon the proposition will be put forth that the price of a commodity or service will vary depending on the relative wealth and/or incomes of the transacting parties.
I wonder how many people would accept a sudden 2,160% increase in the tax on gasoline or beer?
Lots of people in know simply switched to loose pipe tobacco because it didn’t catch the same increase. Its a bit coarser cut but they tell me its fine for cigarettes.
I guess we only have to burn bacon to run our cars. That will solve most of the problem.
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MMM, fresh eggs w/ bacon...you’re making me very hungry. Neighbor down the street sells fresh eggs. We splurge about once a month on fresh eggs and that’s when I was buying the pricey bacon. The hubby is going to have to learn to like another brand of bacon.
And we need to get us someone in the WH who has some sort of understanding of what the real world is like for those of us who are not the ‘elite’ Washington DC insiders. Bet none of them worry about how much gas costs or bacon or anything. (Well they probably do worry about their bar tabs...but that’s just me being a witch).
My congressman is downright destitute compared to most. his 6 figure earnings don’t come anywhere near the mega millions of someone like Nancy Pelosi.
How ‘bout that “hope and change”?
Just following the example of his buddy Jorge.
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The Fed tax increase on small cigars was even bigger. 2,653%. On large cigars it was $725%. Who would accept even that latter figure increase on any other product?
But...but... Mitt told Laura Ingraham the economy is better under Obama.
'Farah said the brand of cigarettes he sells the most is Marlboro. A carton goes for $43.39, he said.
Smokers who buy their own tobacco, tubes and use the machine in the store will pay $15 a carton or $1.50 a pack, Farah said. Customers who buy the same supplies and stuff their own cigarettes at home will save even more. Farah said a carton with their best-selling tobacco will cost $7.03.'
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Gonna pass em out to be slapped on gas pumps!
Although $16 per lb. is almost as cheap as I was paying in the '90s. The difference was that was for American Spirit and it's much better in cut and flavor. I gave that up about five years ago even before the SCHIP increase. The SCHIP taxes nearly doubled the retail price of loose cigarette tobacco.
LOL that’s exactly what I was thinking when I made them.
Under 0bummer, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent
Can of beans has gone up ten cents, while the size/ weight decreased two ounces. Recently, we bought what we thought was a half-gallon of ice cream, only to discover it was 48 ounces.
This is a very good graphic.
It explains why Obama must go.
And it was not until 2012 that Social Security folks got a 3.6% increase because Obama told them that there had been zero inflation since 2009.
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price of bacon has gone up 22 percent
UNACCEPTABLE!!!! Dungeon. 7 years, no trial
Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent
This is a very viable issue for the average American. They feel it bad when they go grocery shopping. This needs to be craftily laid at Obama’s feet for the masses to digest.
They still are trying to sell him as this wonderful, squeaky clean savior. How can that even begin to register with people is way beyond me.
Two local stores here just had Fletcher’s bacon 20 oz. for $3.89. I was shocked since it has been around $5.99 the last year at its lowest sale price. I stocked up and put it in the freezer. I also have noticed that hot dogs are now more expensive than hamburger. Go figure.
Very misleading at best, The price of Goods and Services HAVE NOT GONE UP!!, The Government and The Bankers have STOLEN THE VALUE OF YOUR MONEY Through DEBT and INFLATION. Wake up People, that is how our Non-Federal, Non-Reserve, system works.
I sure hope that you responded that the government keeps track of both numbers (including and excluding).