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Bigtex

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The consumer price index for “food at home” rose 0.2 percent in August after climbing 0.3 percent in July. The cumulative effect has been divesting for the budgets of many households. Since February 2021, food-at-home prices are up 19.6 percent.

The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 0.8 percent in August. The index for pork rose 2.2 percent. The index for other food at home increased 0.2 percent over the month.

The index for cereals and bakery products rose 0.5 percent for the month. It is up a whopping six percent compared with a year ago.

Fans of frozen pies, tarts, and other frozen bakery products were especially hard hit in August, with prices jumping 1.8 percent. Ice cream prices, however, declined 0.7 percent in August (although they are still up 4.3 percent from a year ago).

Diary and related products saw a 0.4 percent increase in August, reversing the 0.5 percent increase in July.

Dining out also got pricier in August. The index for “food away from home” rose 0.3 percent. Fast food meals rose 0.3 percent and full-service restaurant prices rose 0.2 percent. Compared with a year ago, food away from home prices are up 6.5 percent, including a 6.7 percent increase in fast food meals and 5.3 percent increase in full service restaurant meals.

I got a 4% raise this year, easy to see that got wiped out just with food prices?


 
tommyguns2

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Meat prices at the grocery store have gotten ridiculous. I went in with my BIL last year and split a half side of beef. I'm going to do the same thing again this year. Was able to get several hundred pounds of beef at an average prince of about 4-4.5 dollars/pound, which is the cost of ground beef in my area. Steaks and roasts are well more than double that, in some cases, triple that.
 
DieYoungStrong

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Meat prices at the grocery store have gotten ridiculous. I went in with my BIL last year and split a half side of beef. I'm going to do the same thing again this year. Was able to get several hundred pounds of beef at an average prince of about 4-4.5 dollars/pound, which is the cost of ground beef in my area. Steaks and roasts are well more than double that, in some cases, triple that.

I did the same last January for the same price. But now I'm told the cows aren't growing as fast this year, so they won't be ready until the spring.

But it's the best move I ever made food-wise.
 
Lizard King

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Feeding boys that play sports has gotten ridiculous. At least egg prices came down but meat prices and everything else is just insanity.
Since when is a bag of chips $6??? It's 1 freaking potato lol
 
Tuffoldman

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What? Are you guys kidding? I just read that Biden said the economy is doing great and everyone has plenty of money to go around. Inflation is down, wages are up, and people are happy.

If you all would stop looking at the facts and just listen to what you're being told it'll all work out.
 
beefnewton

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All I know is Santita's used to be $1.99 for a 16 ounce bag. Now they're $2.49 for 11 ounces.

Now with 31% less chips for 25% more money!

And has anyone just taken a good look at just how small a Reeses Cup nowadays?
 
Littleguy

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Bidenomics motherfuckers Let your voices be heard tell the Senators and Representatives enough is enough already.
I hate to see America getting all fucked up because these cunts voted on emotions rather than brains.
 
kid666

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Feeding boys that play sports has gotten ridiculous. At least egg prices came down but meat prices and everything else is just insanity.
Since when is a bag of chips $6??? It's 1 freaking potato lol
and the freaking bag is barely half full. The rest is air.
 
Bigtex

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Bidenomics motherfuckers Let your voices be heard tell the Senators and Representatives enough is enough already.
I hate to see America getting all fucked up because these cunts voted on emotions rather than brains.
We need a huge broom, big enough to sweep everyone of those in Congress out into the street. There is not one person in DC worth pissing on. I am trying to think of one thing that has not gone up to ridiculous prices in the last few years, gas, electricity, natural gas, insurance....everything.
 
Rider

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It’s a joke watching the mainstream media claim inflation is down. WRONG!
It’s just not going up as fast this year compared to last, however the key word is it’s still increasing not declining.

From 2021 through 2023 YTD, you need to take into account the cumulative impact of inflation over those 3 years on just about everything. Wages aren’t keeping up, and people’s buying power has taken a significant hit.
 
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