Obama Literally Taking Food off your Table

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/if-you-like-your-food-you-can-keep-your-food/


    Food prices have been steadily rising under Obama. The price of a pound of potatoes has gone up by a third, the price of a gallon of milk has increased by a fifth and the price of a 5lb bag of flour has gone up by a dollar.

    Bacon was at $3.60 a lb under Bush. It’s now up to $5.60 a lb under Obama. The price of a whole frozen Thanksgiving turkey was at $1.32 a lb under Bush. It’s up to $1.81 under Obama giving Americans that much less to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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    Obama’s FDA is considering a ban on trans fat in foods. Like incandescent bulbs and cheap free market health insurance, margarine may become one of those things that you can no longer buy anymore.

    It will also mean that many other foods will either be banned, become more expensive or taste worse.
     
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    The goal of Obamma is to convert this Republic to a third work Marxist state! He has had remarkable success!
     
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    And everyone, especially the media, has been ignoring the hefty increases he has caused in the price of food.

    It's startling when you look at the numbers.
     
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    Americans need to eat less and get back in shape instead of eating and become fat.

    Ridiculous OP.
     
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    Reminds me of some of the earliest campaign ads on TV I remember. Like 1972, when they showed various food items, and a voice said, "Since Mr. Nixon became president, the price of frozen fish (one example) has gone from 69 cents a pound to a dollar twenty-nine a pound...ask yourself: Can we afford 4 more years of Mr. Nixon?"

    I have my doubts if our Boy thought the idea was so "ridiculous" then.
     
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    Just because you can afford these hefty food price increases doesn't mean everyone can.

    Where is your bleeding heart every liberal is supposed to have?

    Middle class America is being crucified by Obama at the grocery store and that's all you have to say?

    Pitiful.
     
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    I knew enough about economics even then to know it was not Nixon's fault. It is simply statements for the economically stupid and politically gullible.
     
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    You didn't think the USA was going be merged into a world government system without being turned into a third world Marxist state did you?
     
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    What's clear is that if it doesn't come from DNC talking points, you don't have a clue what is going on.

    Beef prices are going through the roof because the annoited one endorsed WTO policies and forced them up.
     
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    Sorry, Fail.

    Ask yourself: Has your household and other expenditures increased by $11,000 since 2009?

    Article cites the price of new cars went up $91 because of increased fuel efficiency standards imposed in 2011. OK, maybe...but the savings in fuel costs in three years has already paid for that increase.

    Same thing with the claim that dishwashers have gone up $44 and refrigerators went up $83. (Lots of efficiency regulations were updated in the Bush years. Yes, passed by a Dem controlled House, but Bush signed them into law.) It is estimated that a new, efficient refrigerator will save the average person about $90 PER YEAR in electricity savings, more than off-setting the increase.
     
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    Not really.

    You ignore the common sense fact that, if one doesn't buy that particular product, they are not affected by the price increase. If they buy them all, it will cost them $11,000 more.

    But almost all Americans are hit by one or more of the increases.

    The fact is that all of those price increases can be linked directly to new government regulations enacted under the Obama administration.
     
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    Let's be precise--Article states "typical consumer" has been affected by price increases totalling $11,000. A typical consumer is not going to buy all the things on the list. The article says nothing about needing to buy every item on the regulation list. (But your assumption that they must buy them all is likely true.)

    Especially the ObamaCare increases in health costs.

    No, not the totality of all those price increases. But surely a portion of all those price increases can be attributed to the regulations. The problem is the study ignores the benefits reaped of increased efficiencies because they want to rail at Obama. I also notice there is no link to the actual study.
     
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    No matter what Obamma does the radical leftists will support it. Here is Crabbie who has been bragging for years how he feeds the poor and downtrodden saying like Marie Antoinette "Let them eat Cake"! What hypocrisy.
     
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    I don't like the title much either, but there are a lot of inescapable facts in the data.

    And yes, the study ties every increase that they cite to a government regulation enacted under Obama.
     

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