Obomination: Food Prices Skyrocketed In 2011...

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    This hurts average Americans more than anything. Why do people want to reelect this guy? I don't get it.


    So you think you’ve been paying more for groceries because your food bill is too high?

    You’re right. Barack Obama is consuming fine dining while you’re putting another helping of macaroni on your plate. In 2011, with Obama’s inflation beginning to hit, prices skyrocketed for staples that you consume, according to the government:

    •Beef: +10.2%
    •Pork: +8.5%
    •Fish: +7.1%
    •Eggs: +9.2%
    •Dairy: +6.8%
    •Oils and Fats: +9.3%

    Thanks to those kinds of prices, more and more people are opting to stay home for dinner – restaurants are simply too expensive. The gap between how much Americans eat out and how much they eat at home is the biggest since the mid-1970’s oil crisis.

    But it isn’t working. Because unemployment is high, prices for groceries are high, and the costs that retailers didn’t pass on to their consumers in 2011 in an attempt to keep businesses afloat are being introduced now, consumers are paying the price.

    The good news: Michelle has been cautioning us to eat less. Now she’ll get her wish.

    Obama Economy: Food Prices Skyrocketed in 2011
     
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    This is 2012.

    And when corn rises because of the drought, I guess that will be Obama's fault, amiright?
     
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    It's his show no? You want to accept all the glory, you have to accept all the failure as well. It's his watch.
     
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    The figures for 2012 aren't in yet, we're only halfway through the year.

    Corn is rising more because of ethanol subsidies, not weather.
     
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    Yeah and it's accelerating
     
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    They happen to be going up again, even as we speak.
     
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    Yup wer definently feeling it.
     
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    Food prices increased 4.4% from Jan 2011 to Jan 2012. I'm not sure that qualifies as "skyrocketing".
     
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    We still have ethanol subsidies?

    NO we don't!
     
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    Actually, it's not. It has slowed dramatically.
     

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