88% Say They're Paying More for Groceries Than A Year Ago

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    Everything is more expensive than it was a year ago.
     
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    who woulda' guessed :rolleyes:
     
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    Common sense will tell you that higher diesel and gas prices drive everything higher.
     
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    I only have one question...WHERE IN THE HELL ARE THE 12% SHOPPING????????
     
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    Groceries have increased in price before. It is only when we have bumper crops that they go down. I don't think one should try to blame the cost of groceries on the Pres.

    It's the fuel costs that raise the "delivered price" of everything that has to be shipped.

    About the only thing that goes down predictably is the price of high end electronics. They get their R&D paid for then lower the price so they can sell the overproduction and move on to a "new and improved " model that will cost more initially than it will in year three.
     
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    Well that's what happens when farmers get regulated and transportation costs goes up due to more regulations and higher gas prices.

    Obamafuck has been regulating the shit out of the food industry - from the farmer to the packager.

    My mom is a CFO of a company that owns and runs 15 product packaging companies and the state and federal governments have put a noose around their necks via taxation and regulation. Their companies paid close to 20 million dollars in taxes this year alone.

    That's why your shampoo, glad bags, sandwich bags, air fresheners etc are all more expensive...

    Businesses just have no choice but to up the cost of products to make a profit - because the federal and state government try to take all their money..
     
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    More regulation, higher energy costs, inflation, and rest assured it's just gonna get worse. (R or D running gov't)
     
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    Anyone want to cite the specific regulations that are leading to the spike in food costs?
     

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