Skip to comments.Obama’s Hidden Bread Lines
Posted on 09/24/2012 11:52:02 AM PDT by arthurus
Americans are experiencing sticker shock and it is about to get a whole lot worse thanks to Obama. Between gas and groceries, our household is sinking fast. My husband works about 35 miles from here, so gas is an issue. For a household of three, where two drive for work, our gas bill this month will be close to $900. Groceries will come in at a modest $1000 since we have cut back. And folks, we live in a state that has reasonable pricing. Inflation is just clearing her throat and getting ready to sing, so this is going to get very, very disturbing.
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She could have made this whole point without ever bringing up her grocery bill and we all would have said, "She's right. Obama is killing the U.S."
Yesterday was my birthday. My birthday present was a ribeye steak. No, I’m not kidding.
I spend about 660.00 a month for a family of 4, and we have a bunch of those food wholesale type grocery stores... Winco, FoodMax, Foods Co, it makes alot of difference. Granted a portion of this amount goes towards vitamins and alternative “medicine”.
I spend about 660.00 a month for a family of 4, and we have a bunch of those food wholesale type grocery stores... Winco, FoodMax, Foods Co, it makes a big difference. Granted a portion of this amount goes towards vitamins and alternative “medicine”.
Wow... you could probably teach me a thing or two.
So she asked me what expensive present I wanted for my Birthday and I told her, "How about a bag of groceries?" She didn't laugh. See I've been showing her what's coming down the pike as far as food and gas prices go. The clincher was when I had her watch "End of the Road".
Not much stuff is box stuff, lots of stuff cooked from scratch.
0bama’s policies ARE a serious problem. But you are not going to get much sympathy that someone has “cut back” to spending $1,000 per month at the grocery store for a family of 3, even if it includes all of the non-food incidentals. Using this example takes any credibility away from the point of the article.
We have 3 adults in our household, rarely eat out even lunches, and we do not spend more than $500 in a bad month at the grocery store. IMHO it is not a good article to condemn 0bama’s policies and the inflation, which is very REAL, that we are enduring.
During the middle ages, meat was generally reserved for feast days and Sunday. It looks like we're headed back to that mode.
A friend called me this morning to report he’d gone grocery shopping with his son in Manhattan. He was shocked that chicken was $7.95 a lb for the store brand, and $12.99 a lb. for “all natural”.
Poor shopping habits are usually indicative of other problems that end up snowballing into one big problem.
It's a little bit like saying, "'Course you got raped honey -- look at what you're wearing!"
You forgot the Nazi references.
My focus is on the damage being done by Obama. Criticizing someone's grocery bill is not on my radar.
Obama is exacerbating damage that is mostly self-inflicted.
Obama didn't create the mortgage crisis. He is merely encouraging victimhood. Those people who bought houses they could afford, made their payments on time and paid them off are the ones who look like chumps now.
Obama didn't create the credit card crisis either. He is merely capitilizing on the crisis by calling people who overspent the good guys, and those people are all too happy to agree with him. The folks who don't ever pay interest because they pay off all of their bills on time are the ones who are called deadbeats.
Obama didn't create the student loan crisis. He is just telling the people who paid a lot of money for the privelege of ending up with no marketable skills what they want to hear. The folks who worked their way through college or paid off their loans are quickly becoming an oddity and will be considered stupid for not cashing in on their victimhood.
Now people who scrape, save and cut corners to feed their families on a modest budget are being compared to heartless people blaming rape victims for somehow bring the rape upon themselves. Do you see any sort of a pattern here?
We all live on a budget. Yeah I used to eat more steak and fresh seafood and eat out more often. So now I have scaled back, in other words not living as well as I used to.
The point here is not that she has not adapted to the increase in food prices but that she has to adapt to higher prices.
Want to know what the real tragedy is? When I go to the market and I see an old person or a homemaker with a couple of kids in tow with just a couple of store brand items in their cart pick a piece of fruit or a tomato look at the price and put it back.
No one is starving, pasta and Velveeta will fill you up but it’s not what I call living.
People like to brag about being thrifty but methinks that the puffery will change into a whine as more get pushed to the margin
I just came back from the grocery store. Paid $7 and change for a jar of Jif peanut butter and $2.19 for a can - one can, regular size, not large - of Campbell’s vegetable soup. A 2-pound bag of frozen mixed vegetables was $4.99. (!!) With these prices, I could see how a family of 3 could spend $1000/month on groceries.
I love Ramen noodles, even though I can afford a lot better...but there was a time.
Maybe she should try what we just got back from doing. That is going to Ingles for all the 2 for 1 sales then swinging past Kroger for all the 10 for $10 and using our $55.
Nutrition Grade: D+
I did get some Ramen noodles, but some other stuff too...eating a ham sandwich right now
Even if I was rich, a big bowl of Ramen with red peppers & parmesan...Yum
There’s the difference between us, I suppose. It would not so much as cross my mind to buy a can of Campbell’s vegetable soup, especially not at $2.19. Or a jar of Jif peanut butter.
The significance is not in her level of spending for food. it is in the increase of spending for the diet to which she is accustomed. That translates to my food bill inexorably rising with smaller numbers but it is significant to everyone.
“That said our food bill for four is way up over last year.”
If you think it’s high now, just hold on to your hat... Ranchers are culling their herds due to feed costs. You will pay more for all meats in the very near future....
So the meat supply dwindles, while fuel increases to bring it to market = increased prices.
An impending economic specter looms on the horizon.
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