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I Need a Fact Check on Aisle Four, Please

The Federalist

While doing some personal shopping, I took inventory of basic items (universal brands if the store had them), some of which were “on sale.” I documented each item’s regular price. Then, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), I cross-referenced those prices with grocery costs during a comparable time in recent memory: the last midterms in 2018 under President Donald Trump — a year and a half into the presidency and during a time of strong political incentives to keep Americans happy.

I avoided produce, most of which the BLS doesn’t keep consistent records for and which has such a short shelf-life that prices vary widely. I did, however, check in on other essentials across a variety of categories: baking items such as flour and sugar, meat, eggs, cheese, and other staples such as bread and pasta. And let’s just say after running the numbers, an 8 percent increase would have been welcomed. The real hikes were insane. More


11 Comments on I Need a Fact Check on Aisle Four, Please

  1. Outdoorjohn,
    That ain’t shit. I make $472/hr just for being born a Biden! Don’t do a fukkin thing ceptin eat, fuck, sleep, meth, and alcohol!

    So, fuck off, and GET ME SOME PARMESAN!

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  2. Is anyone dumb enough to believe the Gov’t’s bullshit?
    Just go shopping!

    What Pedo Joetato’s saying is: “Who ya gonna b’lieve? Me, or your own lyin eyes?”

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  3. Under Trump’s presidency, $100 worth of groceries would be carried from the car in a couple of trips.
    Now, under Xiden, I fit that amount in one bag.

    FJB sideways

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  4. Poor, hungry people are easier to control. If that doesn’t work, they will have 87,000 new personal gestapo to round up the non-compliant.
    See ya in the gulag.

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  5. Don’t ask for a factcheck – factholes live in mommy’s basement & sponge off her – they’ll tell you higher prices are all in your imagination!

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  6. ^^^^ soooo … who’s in charge, Einstein?

    typical … demonrats fuck it up & expect republicans to fix it … & then blame them

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