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Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent
CNS news ^ | 1/24/12 | Christopher Goins

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.

(AP Photo)

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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A failure of Obama Once again
1 posted on 01/24/2012 4:26:03 PM PST by OPS4
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To: OPS4
A failure?

"Somehow we have to figure
out how to boost the price of
gasoline to the [$8-$10/gal]
levels in Europe." - Barrack Obama's
Energy Secretary Steve Chu. Had enough yet???


2 posted on 01/24/2012 4:28:22 PM PST by null and void (Day 1099 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: OPS4

According to 0bummer, those terrible Bush policies have had a powerful and lasting negative effect.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 4:28:24 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: OPS4
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4 posted on 01/24/2012 4:32:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: OPS4

5 posted on 01/24/2012 4:33:25 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: OPS4

Hope. Change. She help Obama he gonna help her.

She won’t have to worry about paying her mortgage or putting gas in her tank.

It’s all sooooooooooooooooo simple, don’tcha know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI


6 posted on 01/24/2012 4:34:16 PM PST 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: OPS4

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.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 4:34:33 PM PST by Venturer
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To: OPS4

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::::


8 posted on 01/24/2012 4:34:52 PM PST by conservaKate (Hoping Newt's still in by WA primary.)
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To: OPS4

9 posted on 01/24/2012 4:35:16 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: OPS4

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.


10 posted on 01/24/2012 4:35:41 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: conservaKate

I’m ready to start raising chickens.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 4:37:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: OPS4

Federal tax on loose tobacco up 2,160%. Just the tax.


12 posted on 01/24/2012 4:37:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: OPS4
Prediction:

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.


13 posted on 01/24/2012 4:39:29 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: TigersEye

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.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 4:42:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: OPS4

I guess we only have to burn bacon to run our cars. That will solve most of the problem.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 4:42:52 PM PST by ProudFossil
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To: OPS4; All

ACTIVIST GROUP RELEASES NEW AD: ‘MIDDLE CLASS’

http://www.breitbart.tv/activist-group-releases-new-ad-middle-class/

‘FOX & FRIENDS’ TAKES ON OBAMA’S ECONOMY

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/24/brutal-gingrich-super-pac-ad-meet-the-men-who-gave-us-obamacare/


16 posted on 01/24/2012 4:43:36 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: cripplecreek

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).


17 posted on 01/24/2012 4:45:04 PM PST by conservaKate (Hoping Newt's still in by WA primary.)
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To: conservaKate

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.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 4:49:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: OPS4

How ‘bout that “hope and change”?


19 posted on 01/24/2012 4:50:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of an American president.)
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To: Nachum

Ping


20 posted on 01/24/2012 4:53:46 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: OPS4
Ahem...um.....

Just following the example of his buddy Jorge.

21 posted on 01/24/2012 4:58:33 PM PST by Sarajevo (Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Jet Jaguar

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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22 posted on 01/24/2012 4:59:07 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: cripplecreek
I switched to loose pipe tobacco and only paid $16 per lb. on my last order. It's pretty good too in both flavor and cut. Many online tobacco purveyors dropped their best lines of cigarette tobacco altogether. I'm trying to wean myself off of tobacco onto an e-cig but it's not quite the same for me.

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?

23 posted on 01/24/2012 4:59:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: OPS4
What about the price of pork bellies?


24 posted on 01/24/2012 5:06:29 PM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: OPS4

But...but... Mitt told Laura Ingraham the economy is better under Obama.

/sarc


25 posted on 01/24/2012 5:11:33 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: TigersEye
I read this one the other day. I don't smoke, but the price savings on rolling your own is something.

Store Selling Cigarettes Without Tax Using Loophole

'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.'

26 posted on 01/24/2012 5:19:27 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: All


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27 posted on 01/24/2012 5:23:42 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: cripplecreek
I just printed a batch of these up on sticky notes at vistaprint.com

Gonna pass em out to be slapped on gas pumps!


28 posted on 01/24/2012 5:26:03 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Theoria
Yeah, I saw a story like that here on FR a week or so ago. It was about a store in NYC or nearby though and the going rate is $9 or $10 per pack retail so the savings there are really whopping. $3.50 is about the going rate here in CO but I started rolling my own in '93 long before prices and taxes went through the roof.

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.

29 posted on 01/24/2012 5:33:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

LOL that’s exactly what I was thinking when I made them.


30 posted on 01/24/2012 5:35:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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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.

31 posted on 01/24/2012 5:36:57 PM PST by LucyT ( NB. ~ Pakistan was NOT on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981. ~)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

This is a very good graphic.

It explains why Obama must go.


32 posted on 01/24/2012 5:49:10 PM PST by Warthog-2 (Ron Paul. That's all.)
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To: All
Mark Levin read most of this article on his program tonight:

CURL: The truly dismal state of the union

33 posted on 01/24/2012 5:51:12 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: OPS4

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.


34 posted on 01/24/2012 5:52:05 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: rawcatslyentist

Proud member of the sticky note campaign.


35 posted on 01/24/2012 5:52:21 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: OPS4

price of bacon has gone up 22 percent
O_O

UNACCEPTABLE!!!! Dungeon. 7 years, no trial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07So_lJQyqw


36 posted on 01/24/2012 6:33:27 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: OPS4

Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent


And thats just the start. We ain’t seen nuthin, yet. And the left will blame the oil companies,,,not obama.


37 posted on 01/24/2012 7:55:21 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: OPS4

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.


38 posted on 01/24/2012 7:57:25 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: LucyT
Yep, almost everything is going way up in price and quantity is going down. I really wonder how much more of this we can handle as most wages are not going up but unemployment does. Surely this matters to the average person who votes as this hit everyone squarely in the pocket book.

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.

39 posted on 01/24/2012 8:08:43 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: conservaKate

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.


40 posted on 01/25/2012 1:18:04 AM PST by dupree
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To: OPS4

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.


41 posted on 01/25/2012 8:29:45 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Venturer
Very strange, and I am told that Gasoline(fuel) and food do not count toward the inflation index.

I sure hope that you responded that the government keeps track of both numbers (including and excluding).

42 posted on 01/26/2012 9:49:09 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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