Grocery prices are 40% higher than they were pre-COVID.

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IcyReaper · April 7, 2024 at 12:12 pm

WHAT?? That’s not possible. .GOV says its only 3.4%. Things are going GREAT!! Vehicle, Home and Health insurance are down 20% and that proves Emperor Joe has the best economy and job growth of all the presidents. Just ask Barack the Commie Muslim or big Mike.

Since we are on fantasies,I have decided to change my wish for the well deserved coming end of this country from a total collapse and Rwanda II to a toss up between a Alien invasion or the zombie apocalypse. I’m leaning to the Zombies. At least that would be different and a little fun. Just me, the Swedish bikini team, Shane,Carol and Daryl against the zombie hordes, it don’t get better than that.

Aesop · April 7, 2024 at 12:38 pm

That’s an average. Some items have gone up 100%.
But paper towels and toilet paper are back in stock, so there’s that. 🙁

Bigus Macus · April 7, 2024 at 1:13 pm

But only if you buy your own groceries.

Sword and Shield · April 7, 2024 at 1:24 pm

“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
― George Orwell, 1984

lynn · April 7, 2024 at 2:03 pm

This seems low to me. I think that the grocery store inflation is closer to 100% since 2019.

JK/AR · April 7, 2024 at 4:05 pm


Since last October I’ve been carrying around a “flyer” (local newspaper’s insert advertising my local grocery store’s prices) Its dated 12 days prior to Scranton Joe’s inauguration. Flyer discovered in my desk.


Hamburger $1.95/pound Now $6.15 per
T-Bone Steaks $5.49 Now: NY Strips $14.80
Oscar Meyer lunchmeat 12 oz $1.42 Now [10 oz] $5.80
4lb.bag Florida Navel oranges $2.10 Now $6.40

Of the approximately 50 items listed on the 08 JAN 20 flyer the sole item fairly comparable : Russet potatoes are a mere 22% higher than last week’s advertised price.

(I’m keeping more recently published flyers in order to be able to compare category prices)

I have a receipt from 05 FEB 20 – No I don’t “often” have my pickup detailed – showing a Murphy’s [Walmart] per gallon gasoline purchase of $1.43 per

Made it a point to, 05 FEB this year to do the same Murphy’s purchase – $3.12 per

I live in northern Arkansas [which state’s postal abbreviation is AR – hence the AR following my initials] nineish miles south of the Missouri state line. Ozarks.

“Why keep that stuff JK” you might ask?

Letters to the Editor inviting my local Party head honchos to go grocery shopping with me. One party officer has never refused the other has never had an available slot in the schedule.

Guess which.

Christopher · April 7, 2024 at 10:05 pm

As much as I want to rake FJB over the coals for this mess, it’s crucial to note that there is much more at play here.

It’s important to remember that the government doesn’t borrow to spend but, rather, spends to borrow. The whole “debt as money” concept that is modern finance depends on logarithmic growth. If individuals, or private enterprises, don’t add debt at a fast enough rate the government has to or the whole thing collapses.

The inflation we are experiencing is due much more to the intrinsic nature of debt based fiat approaching its inevitable endgame than it is merely policy based. I’m no fan of FJB for many reasons and there are, no doubt, differential policies that might soften the rate of climb. Still though, at this point in the ponzi, the presses are going to run until they melt

I know this won’t be favorable to say, but I’m actually glad so many dollars are being shoveled overseas these days. Were they to stay domestic, inflation would only be moving at as more whiplash rate!

    Slow Joe Crow · April 8, 2024 at 5:12 pm

    Inflation now is also attributable to printing several trillion dollars during 2021-2022. This is when my grocery bils went from $150 to $200, and that is shopping the discount supermarket. The same basket at Safeway would be $40-75 more.

JK/AR · April 8, 2024 at 10:15 am


“It’s important to remember that the government doesn’t borrow to spend but, rather, spends to borrow. … If individuals, or private enterprises, don’t add debt ..”

True enough I suppose but then that last bit “remedying” the situation looks kinda dicey to me what with the costs of “adding debt” presently not being perzacitakily “cost effective” seems to me unlikely to produce the necessary fix,

One thing though I think might be of some possible help : Drill baby Drill!

And which candidate is likelier to do that? The one (with Congress of course) who enacted the “Infrastructure” Act and the Inflation “Reduction” [“Ignition”?] Act – Or the one who did not?

Back some years ago – *Clinton administration as I recall but I could be in error – A “Ethics in Government” Bill passed which my then living Granny clued me in on saying, “Wheresoever the Gummit is rallying ’round “Ethics” it’s time to hide the spoons.”

*Reason I think likely that administration is seems to me that’s about whenafter all these current “Foundations” came on the scene : eg The Clinton Foundation/Global Initiative.

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