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guito13 171 points ago +173 / -2

Thats IF you can find the damn items on the shelves...

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Husky 114 points ago +117 / -3

Look closer. Across the country stores like walmart, costco, targets, groxery stores, theyre using common tricks to make it look like the shelves are packed as normal. Variety is the first thing to dwindle. Shelf space cant sit empty so it gets filled by double faces of the adjacent product. Bringing the product to the front to make the shelves look full is standard procedure, but they should start off full to the back for big sellers. They're restocking at limited capacities and as long as they keep the product pushed to the front it looks full. When entire sections run out of product, they have to put SOMETHING there. They'll fill it with physically large cheap items. Sterilite boxes, pillows, coolers, lawn chairs, beach towels, seasonal decor, soda. Displays of any of those things can often make sense based on the time of year, look for the.. "its awful early for that, isnt it?" cases. Watch for rearranging of the aisles. They eliminate shelves by widening walk areas, moving things in less efficient orientations, installing long queue. They even make buuldings appear smaller by installing temporary inner walls and "expanding the employee work areas"

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Nalgahyde 61 points ago +61 / -0

It all makes sense now. I saw a picture recently someone posted of Walmart and it was multiple aisles of 5-gallon buckets. Those obviously take up more room and gives the impression that liberals aren't marching us into Venezuela-like conditions. It's just a ruse.

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zathras11 21 points ago +21 / -0

Last time I did pickup order at Walmart they told me they have lots of empty spots on shelves. Given how long the usurper in chief has been in office that's about 70 cents a day since it began. Doesn't sound like a lot but it adds up. Xiden's current risky scheme is to import Afghanis and put them in red states to spread disease and terrorize Americans. I saw an article on that, "Afghan Refugees Headed to Nashville, and Tennessee Republicans Have Questions", and you can give that a look at PJmedia. Zero need to bring them here when we used to assist people like that in place in their own country. Democrats are insidious.

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PKShadilay 9 points ago +9 / -0

Another favorite shelf filler are those large barrels of cheese puffs and plastic totes.

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anotherthing 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just got back from the grocery. Only got a few items, but I pointed out to my daughter how the juice section and cereal section had lots and lots of outs. Ocean Spray and the generic both were missing SKUs in the bottle juice section. The cereal was kind of to be expected with Kellog's being on strike. The baking section where they keep the sugar and flour had quite a few holes. Also, the dried beans section had about 20% of the items out.

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TrappedRed_in_blue 3 points ago +3 / -0

Kellogs is on strike? For what? Wow.

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irdc 1 point ago +1 / -0

Labor dispute, nothing too exciting.

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anotherthing 1 point ago +1 / -0

Supposedly over pay and benefits, and a rumor that Kellog's is going to move factories overseas. They're also bitching about working extra hours to make up for the labor shortage, which makes the entire thing really retarded. If they're working extra hours, they should be making lots and lots of overtime. Not working isn't a very compelling argument for Kellog's to keep plants here open, either. It looks to me like the union is attempting to get Kellog's to pull stakes and go to Mexico.

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SiBear117 20 points ago +20 / -0

I was in a Jewel this morning and they already have Christmas lights out. The store looked full but I wasn't thinking about these tricks used to make things seem full.

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LostViking1985 10 points ago +10 / -0

eh... I worked retail for years and Christmas shopping starts in September for many. It's not unusual for stores to already be putting out Christmas stuff.

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rossiFan 7 points ago +8 / -1

Speaking of which, you need to start your Christmas shopping early. Like... now.

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FireannDireach 6 points ago +6 / -0

Thanksgiving, too. Hearing that from a LOT of people.

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rossiFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh shit, good point.

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irdc 2 points ago +2 / -0

NO >:(

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SuperUser9 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes it is. It's not even Halloween yet.

Ideally Christmas doesn't go out before Thanksgiving. But I've never seen Christmas stuff out three weeks before Halloween.

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LostViking1985 2 points ago +2 / -0

I guess we just have different experiences with it. The big retail chains I've worked for were putting Christmas stuff out already.

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irdc 1 point ago +1 / -0

I swear it gets earlier every year.

Then again, I saw Halloween stuff come out in August.

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thisisatestof2 7 points ago +7 / -0

A local target recently walled off a 150 ft x 100 ft area, supposedly for online orders. It's about half online orders half dissembled shelves and store fixtures.

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Allister 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yep, I posted in another thread here, two of the big grocery stores around me literally just redid all their shelves to eliminate products they are having problems getting so that there isn't so much empty space on the shelves anymore. Selection and variety is way down in the stores around me, as is the availability of even many staple items that go out of stock instantly due to them only getting in a trickling supply...

I have never done the 'Let us shop for you' thing, but there is a huge post on my local social media about people bitching that 30-50% of their orders are 'substitute items or they get called constantly by the shopper that this or that is out of stock on almost every time they order.

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asfastasican1 5 points ago +5 / -0

It's probably like this is some areas but it's very much a regional thing.

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guito13 18 points ago +18 / -0

Guess you live in a bubble zone. Every time we go out there are empty areas of shelving. Sometimes produce that is always there is missing. I have been having a hard time finding diet vernors lately. Its a staple up here in MI especially if you are sick, which a few family members are.

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MythArcana 7 points ago +7 / -0

It depends on a lot of factors, including location. Coastal cities won't be having much issues with food supplies at this time. I see some products stocked a bit less, but nowhere near the toilet paper crisis of last year.

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Captain-D 8 points ago +8 / -0

I live in a coastal state and our Costco has been "temporarily" out of TP and paper towels for a month.

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SuperUser9 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm in a coastal state too. I was in Costco a week ago and there was plenty of paper products. But there was a sign that said people were limited to how much they could purchase.

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horsefacestorm 2 points ago +2 / -0

My wife was at the local Costco today and yeah, no TP or baby wipes.

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Captain-D 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep. We don't buy our baby wipes at Costco but if we did, that would be worrying.

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MythArcana 1 point ago +2 / -1

Wow. I guess I'll continue to shop where I do currently then. I just encompassed the entire store today and they were short a few packs of salami and one brand of hot dogs out of eight. Everything is full steam ahead here.

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C_Macks 2 points ago +3 / -1

Same here in WA, every grocery store and supermarket is fully stocked.

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usdodsgssog 12 points ago +12 / -0

I'm in MA. We have some of the most stocked shelves in the country right now and even we have tons of items missing for no logical reason other than the 'system' being fucked up. They say things will pick up again soon but that soon has never materialized and it keeps getting worse.

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PickleSticks 10 points ago +11 / -1

I live in texas, and i can say the same.. most of the items that are out of stock are name brand...I shop at HEB and majority of the HEB branded items are made right here in texas so typically that is what is always in stock.. HEB brand is better anyways but just what ive seen

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lonestarnuts 6 points ago +6 / -0

HEB for life

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PickleSticks 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yesss!

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lonestarnuts 3 points ago +3 / -0

No store does more than H‑E‑B, if it wasn’t true they wouldn’t say it in the ads

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covok48 3 points ago +3 / -0

Live in the Dallas area. I can’t wait till HEB comes in and destroys Kroger.

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IcedCovfefe 3 points ago +3 / -0

Same here. The 2 CVS and 2 Big Y (grocery chain in Western Mass) locations in my town didn’t have the type of formula my baby uses. Luckily Walmart had it. Shouldn’t need 5 stops for one item.

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zathras11 4 points ago +4 / -0

For now, yes. Same here. But I saw a story about Costco limiting TP and other items AGAIN starting a week or so ago, so that could be coming back around again.

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Sparks1017 6 points ago +6 / -0

I'm glad my Mom taught me growing up, that TP is something you buy everytime you go shopping, so last time all went to hell I was well stocked. I've always shopped that way...always extras of coffee, mayo, etc Thanks Mom

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irdc 1 point ago +1 / -0

You inadvertently made a good point. The first time we had a shortage - it was a novelty. "This is America - what do you mean you're out of toilet paper? It's always been here."

Now it's accepted. "Hm, they're out of Charim, but lucky for me they still have some store brand stuff."

So odd how quickly we've adapted to shortages.

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IlhanOmarsFagBrother 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's not just groceries. It's shit at Lowe's, the hardware store, Target, auto part stores, even junk like vacuum cleaner belts. Half of it is out of stock with no ETA.

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JoggingLooter 16 points ago +16 / -0

Gatorade is back in stock fucking finally. Feels like temperature is 103 today, I need more than water.

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PickleSticks 10 points ago +10 / -0

buy the powdered gatorade.. we have about 3 buckets of the stuff makes more, cost less, ability to store more with less space

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covok48 3 points ago +3 / -0

Doesn’t taste quite taste the same but is still good. Orange is the best.

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PaigeAshley 2 points ago +2 / -0

Good idea

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Chelsea_hubbell 6 points ago +6 / -0

I saw a gas station that was entirely out of Gatorade this week! I kept looking, thinking I was missing it, then I saw the massive block of black space where it should have been. Insane!

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scott31337 5 points ago +5 / -0

Stock it when it’s around. Wife likes powerade and it’ll be out for weeks at a time.

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covok48 2 points ago +2 / -0

We’ve given up looking for Powerade. I hasn’t been available for months.

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JoggingLooter 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm in an area that doubles in population this time of year when snow birds come down. I'm assuming they stocked up on it as its still hot as fuck.

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scott31337 1 point ago +1 / -0

Phoenix?

I did it for 14 years. Too hot.

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Trolldozer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Have you tried putting ice in the water?

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Icepck 1 point ago +1 / -0

Electrolytes dude.

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

We buy it in bulk every time it’s available.

I hate these buying patterns. It’s so...Soviet.

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ShittersFull 8 points ago +8 / -0

Stores by me have been out of easy-off oven cleaner for more than a year for some reason

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Cesare_Borgia 7 points ago +7 / -0

Prego traditional tomato sauce is unobtanium around here. For months now.

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CensorshipDestroyer 7 points ago +7 / -0

They cut down on the variety brands to start making the best sellers when there is a shortage of raw materials. On the flip side, people buy a lot of regular because they can doctor it with different flavors depending on what they are making. High demand, low supply = no product and empty shelves with to many spicey jalapeños Alfredo on the shelves.

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ShittersFull 9 points ago +9 / -0

Buy straight up canned unseasoned tomato sauce and doctor it up instead. Saute some onions, garlic, simmer, and go to town on that with your seasonings

Edit: it's real hard to fuck it up and guaranteed way more delicious than anything you've ever bought. But stir that shit! Don't want the bottom to burn

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WaxMyBallsBernie 5 points ago +5 / -0

Even better, just throw some tomatoes in some oil with some Italian seasoning and let them burst and stir them up and simmer for a few hours. Good as it gets

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ShittersFull 4 points ago +4 / -0

I know, and fire roast some of tomotoes pre crush in the pot too.but get that skin out of here bc it always shows up in the toilet if I don't lol. Just giving the guy a little starter kit recipe. Patriot cooking classes should be something

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covok48 4 points ago +4 / -0

This is what we started doing. Not out of choice, we just had to.

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ShittersFull 3 points ago +3 / -0

You're a chef, Harry

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SuperUser9 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's probably used for cooking meth, so that's why it's out of stock.

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irdc 2 points ago +2 / -0

SAME! I started questioning whether it existed at all.

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ShittersFull 3 points ago +3 / -0

Insert fry from furtuama

Edit: You know what I mean. Futurama. And fuck Joe biden

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irdc 3 points ago +3 / -0

I agree - Let's Go Brandon!

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PaigeAshley 5 points ago +5 / -0

Righto

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FredRedd 3 points ago +3 / -0

Very much this.

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FFL07SOT02 75 points ago +75 / -0

I doubt this takes shrinkflation into account!

Shrinkflation is: Charging the same dollar amount while shrinking the product size to hide the increased price usually an oz or 2 at a time while using the same packaging to hide the decrease in size.

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CrossTheRubiconTrump 25 points ago +25 / -0

My shaving cream is 30% less and costs 15% more.

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Ocineaa 19 points ago +19 / -0

Snicker bars are like half the size they used to be.

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The_Jelqer 14 points ago +14 / -0

They used to be so filling but now it's basically a granola bar

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SuperUser9 4 points ago +4 / -0

That's probably better actually. They taste too good.

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Bw2020 9 points ago +10 / -1

I've noticed that

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conservativeyuppie 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yes it does. The CPI already factors that into account by recording both the nominal price and the size or quantity of an item (e.g. the weight of a candy bar in ounces or the number of socks included in a pack). They have to record a laundry list of characteristics of an item to make sure they're pricing the same thing every month or every other month, but that's also why they lack good data, because it's extremely time consuming to record all that information and so you only end up with a handful of completed recorded prices/items.

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Spawnlingman 4 points ago +4 / -0

We were at the zoo. They have a dippin dots there. Used to be $4.50 for large. Its now $7.00 for a large and they shrunk the cup size by half.

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bringbackthe80s 68 points ago +68 / -0

More than that when you consider everything else. Gas alone is a total ass fucking on a weekly basis.

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realPhantomFuck 55 points ago +56 / -1

$1.89/gal with Mean Tweets

$3.99/gal with Dementia Resident

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_-Th0r-_ 23 points ago +23 / -0

Cost of housing … rent and home price tags are soaring.

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ShitOfPeace 13 points ago +13 / -0

Rent alone costs me $100/month more.

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_-Th0r-_ 8 points ago +8 / -0

Mine was jacked up that much many more times over

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ShitOfPeace 5 points ago +5 / -0

The cost of living in east TN is pretty low. Not to mention I don't make that much money.

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_-Th0r-_ 3 points ago +3 / -0

God’s country over there

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Margeshrimpson -18 points ago +1 / -19

Wow 100 bucks or more!! How many neet bucks equal $100?

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_Sully_ 7 points ago +7 / -0

You're an idiot he said it went up $100 more per month but the other commentor said something that isn't useful. Rent goes up normally. For instance, mine went up $215 as a percentage increase. What's funny is my apartment complex sold to a new owner and apparently it's a mad dash because of all the people that are months behind. They are treating me like a king because I'm up to date and have never been delinquent. There are a lot of dead beat in this nicer complex I can only imagine how bad it is elsewhere. The manager indicated that it's up to 50% that may have to just get booted. That's devastating.

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ShitOfPeace 9 points ago +9 / -0

$100/month is a lot. Rent goes up normally, but not that much around here. That was the point of what I said obviously.

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CensorshipDestroyer 5 points ago +5 / -0

I know my salary didn't go up $100+ a month

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ShitOfPeace 10 points ago +10 / -0

Well I also got fired for not wearing a mask so my salary actually has gone down 100%.

I love Biden's America. It's great.

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_Sully_ 1 point ago +1 / -0

I suppose so. Typically around here it's a capped percentage each year based on the base rate of your OG lease. Thank god there is something like a 10% rent raise cap in this socialist hell hole.

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MythArcana 5 points ago +5 / -0

My rent was just increased $100, normally it's $50 per year, but they didn't raise the rent last year. However, just days ago they sent out text messages about how their late fees work for the first time ever. They basically want $50 more after the 3rd, and another $50 at the end of the month stacked onto the rent balance. I have a feeling there's a lot of people not paying if they're sending out text messages.

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_Sully_ 3 points ago +3 / -0

The management told me that 9/30 was the end of the moratorium so there are a lot of people they had to tell to become current or fill out the renters assistance. The feeling I got was that a lot of people are months behind and have no chance of paying. One such fella was in the office and he looked nervous as hell. Fill out the form we'll see what we can do.

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MythArcana 2 points ago +2 / -0

HUD isn't given to just anyone, and their rules and spying aren't acceptable to most. Older apartments will barely pass yearly inspections according to their strict standards, and it's the equivalent of having a parole officer come visit.

The majority will simply end up homeless or with family, but all will end up in court to pay the money to the landlord, plus attourney fees. Either way, they lose if they show up or not. There will be no rent forgiveness for the majority of us.

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RegularAmerican 1 point ago +1 / -0

He's probably like at least these people aren't burning the place down and dealing drugs. Imagine you move some new people in with all the shit going on good luck getting a meaningful background check. I am stuck in a "sanctuary" state now that even allows illegals to vote and occupy positions in the local government. I'd probably rather keep the people who've been there a long time and don't want to make waves so they never demand anything be fixed or renovated.

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Margeshrimpson -3 points ago +1 / -4

Only idiots rent.

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covok48 2 points ago +2 / -0

Years ago I would have agreed with you. But housing is a different ballgame now.

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

So an extra $1200 a year for someone whose after tax is maybe 30k for the exact same place that’s a year older. Yeah totally not a problem to you huh?

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Sparks1017 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep, before the inevitable crash

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CaptainButthurt 9 points ago +9 / -0

Energy prices in general have been a butt fucking experience to say the least.

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zigZag590 39 points ago +40 / -1

Can confirm my grocery bill has swollen dramatically

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TexasPiper 18 points ago +18 / -0

We have a larger family…our monthly grocery bill is now the equivalent of a mortgage for most people. My wife ain’t buying steak and lobster either.

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BoatingAccident 16 points ago +16 / -0

Family of four. Nearly $900 month now up from $500-$600

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PickleSticks 7 points ago +7 / -0

were at about the same.. best recommendation is just start making everything yourself.. and by that i mean, homemade alfredo sauce, granola bars, etc.

Once you build up all the necessary ingredients for these things you can make pretty much anything from scratch

also ill add kids love mac and cheese, typically i just throw some noodles butter shredded cheese and a tad but of salt and my kids love it, way healthier than the box shit too*

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kjj9 5 points ago +5 / -0

You must be making your alfredo sauce wrong. Around here, a block of the correct cheese costs more than a jar of pre-made sauce. I've got no idea what is in those jars, but it certainly isn't (real) alfredo sauce.

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PickleSticks 2 points ago +2 / -0

Heavy cream and Parmesan cheese with some garlic and butter.. buying all those ingredients makes for multiple meals..in my case atleast

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kjj9 4 points ago +4 / -0

The proper cheese is Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated in your kitchen while the butter is melting. Factory-powdered American parmesan isn't the same thing at all - milk from different cows eating different feed, converted by a different culture, and aged in a different climate for a different duration.

If you eat alfredo a lot, I don't blame you for saving money. But you should try making it with a block of genuine imported (PDO) Parmigiano-Reggiano some time. I can't ever go back now.

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irdc 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly right. Prego Alfredo is $1.78.

A block of parm, butter, and cream would easily be $10. Tastes so much better though.

Prego is probably cheaper because its 1st ingredient is water.

Another "no" for meal prep is pesto. The cost of pine nuts is more than a jar of pesto (which don't even contain nuts).

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BoatingAccident 4 points ago +4 / -0

I just made some Alfredo sauce and it was awesome!

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PickleSticks 4 points ago +4 / -0

wayy better than the jarred shit too, ill never go back to using a jarred sauce

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BoatingAccident 4 points ago +4 / -0

A lot of dishes to wash afterwards though

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PickleSticks 3 points ago +3 / -0

not too bad if you wash and clean as you go, thats typically what i do and at the end i just need to wash the plates and pots

It does take some time getting used to doing this but once you got it down its honestly not that bad

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guito13 7 points ago +7 / -0

Ditto. We used to spend maybe 600 a month on groceries....now easily over 1000

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realPhantomFuck 12 points ago +12 / -0

Everything on the shelves has practically doubled

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Zepp87 6 points ago +6 / -0

Extra 50-100 per trip for sure. It's adding up.

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All1000wombats 3 points ago +3 / -0

But hey at least people saved like 20 cents on 4th of July burgers!

Or whatever shit they were spewing, I don’t even remember at this point.

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Bentgroves 35 points ago +35 / -0

More than that for me. Couldn't even fill my truck up all the way this morning because there was a $100 limit on the pump

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guito13 7 points ago +7 / -0

I feel ya brother....36 Gal Ford Tank

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realPhantomFuck 6 points ago +6 / -0

Jeeesus

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PickleSticks 5 points ago +5 / -0

i havent been letting my truck drop past 3/4ths a tank just to avoid the shock of it.. even at that 1/4th is near $30 to top up at

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BringTheCat789 5 points ago +5 / -0

That's good advice regardless. You never know when gas won't be available and you'll be thankful to have a full tank to ride some of it out on. Or, more realistically, you never know when they'll be an emergency (family in the hospital, natural disasters, etc.) and you need to drive somewhere quickly and stopping at a gas pump isn't ideal.

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PickleSticks 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yep, i started to do it when we got hit with that freeze in texas i was lucky to have my tank full when it happened and the pipeline hack just further reinforced me keeping topped up at all times

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BringTheCat789 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's an incredibly good idea. In addition, be sure to keep all your gas tanks full. Your lawn mower, your weekend car, your generator, your spare tanks, etc. In a shortage, you may be thankful for the extra gas you can siphon out. In the meantime, you'll thank your past self that your mower is full when you go to mow the grass and don't have to deal with filling up first.

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PickleSticks 2 points ago +2 / -0

100% agree

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Liberty4All 3 points ago +3 / -0

I do that, but half a tank is my threshold. I am especially careful not to let the gas tank get low during hurricane season.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 2 points ago +2 / -0

so you pump twice

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BoatingAccident 4 points ago +4 / -0

Only racists pump twice! Eat the bugs bigot!

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scott31337 -2 points ago +1 / -3

That’s actually a CC preauthorization limit.

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BringTheCat789 5 points ago +5 / -0

How the hell would you know? There are tons of gas stations that have hard limits per customer. One near me has a 35 gallon limit, which is about $100.

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scott31337 0 points ago +2 / -2

Because i know? You can prepay at most more than $100. Most prioritize $100 or $125 on the CC when you run it.

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BringTheCat789 3 points ago +4 / -1

How do you know which gas station this guy went to? How do you know that this particular gas station doesn't have a hard limit at $100 completely unrelated to credit card authorization?

All you know is that it's common for there to be a credit card authorization limit of $100; you have no idea about this guy's particular experience.

Like I said, there absolutely are gas stations with hard limits for customers, either in gallons or dollars. A gas station near me has an explicit 35 gallon limit, regardless of how you pay.

Is it possible that this guy actually hit a pre-auth limit and didn't know? Sure. Can you say with utmost confidence that he hit that and not a hard limit? No.

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covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

Don’t talk to Scott. He’s a dick.

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obamagavemeaphone 32 points ago +32 / -0

In California we can "redistribute" up to $900 from a store, daily, and only recieve a measly citation. Simple math will conclude that I can employ some capitalism here and make profits even after paying the citation. Checkmate vaxxxtards!

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kjj9 6 points ago +6 / -0

If you are white, I hope that you understand that you will be tackled by store employees, arrested by police, charged and prosecuted if you try that.

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Brucesky420 2 points ago +2 / -0

No no no, you've got it all wrong, these taxes aren't costing Americans anything. According to Biden's admin the money they're stealing off our backs is actually coming right back to us. They don't say how, and they have no fucking basis for that being true, but you gotta believe them or you're a white supremacist who doesn't care about the kids and the planet.

BRB, now I gotta wait for the FBI to show up because I posted something about CRT being faggot shit on twitter

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LtPatterson 28 points ago +28 / -0

And you won't be making near this in your raise each year. If you aren't getting a 5% raise it is a loss now.

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AOCDickPics 29 points ago +29 / -0

My wife's employer is dying for employees. They're getting zero applications, and are slowly losing all their workers.

They still won't increase anyone's pay though.

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MythArcana 7 points ago +7 / -0

The shekels are the last thing to go.

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obamagavemeaphone 7 points ago +8 / -1

Haven't seen a raise since 2014. And it was for 20 cents. I told them to stick their insulting 20 cents up their asses! I can grab far more than $416 in supplies every WEEK.

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SHILL_DETECTOR 4 points ago +4 / -0

get under the food stamps level and get more money for food than you can spend!

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BoatingAccident 4 points ago +4 / -0

Fucking closets full of paper, pens, and post it’s! Suck it bitches!!! ;)

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Toohershat 6 points ago +6 / -0

But Biden saved you a nickel on a twelve pack of hotdogs over Fourth of July weekend!

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MythArcana 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep, I saved $0.00 so far from that amazing deal.

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hilboggins 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thankfully I get a 3% baseline cost of living raise yearly. On top of everything else.

Watching my mortgage stay the same while getting a stable increase in income has been nice... But Biden has made it catch up real fast with actual increases in cost of living.

I am wholly expecting that whenever my company IPOs there's gonna be immediate demand to export jobs to get around the high employee cost due to this guranteed raise and skyrocket share price by dramatically improving profits via cost cutting.

Just trying to be on the side that's not as disposable.

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JoeManchinSupporter 25 points ago +26 / -1

81 million people voted for this in record numbers because iT'S tHe rIGhT tHiNg tO Do

/sarcasm

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TimeTravelerGlowie 7 points ago +7 / -0

"Its the platform I ran on, its what the American people want, and I'm going to deliver."

-- MashedPOTATUS

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JoeManchinSupporter 3 points ago +3 / -0

I wonder what the inflated price on mashed potatus is

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TimeTravelerGlowie 4 points ago +4 / -0

a 1 trillion dollar coin should suffice

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JoeManchinSupporter 2 points ago +2 / -0

underrated comment

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Sodium_miner 21 points ago +21 / -0

But we saved $.75 on our Independence Day meals. Com’ on man! We may look back in a year or two and think these ones were cheap in comparison. Inflation is gonna ass fuck us. I don’t wanna know what zoo animals taste like. Looking at you Venezuela.

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Filo76 10 points ago +11 / -1

16 cents.

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IcedCovfefe 3 points ago +3 / -0

16 cents

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RocketSprocket 5 points ago +5 / -0

And that's in July 2021 dollars, back when 16¢ really meant something.

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PaigeAshley 3 points ago +3 / -0

I still remember those pictures of them eating the zoo animals... haunting and terrible.

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IncredibleMrE1 18 points ago +18 / -0

Top off your reserves of canned goods, and anything with a long shelf life, ASAP. Kroger has already been trying to get out in front of looming price increases ahead of the holidays. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/09/12/kroger-cfo-notes-more-and-faster-food-inflation-coming-in-next-several-months/

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PaigeAshley 3 points ago +3 / -0

YES! I've been stocking up, but need some cans of meat and some more grains.

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justwow 2 points ago +2 / -0

I actually still have ton of long term stuff from the Covid scare thing.

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PickleSticks 3 points ago +3 / -0

same ive got about 100 lbs worth of dried beans and rice from 2020, ive been slowly eating on but still buying at the store. right now for sure the time to get meat, or start hunting if you can

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Shamb3 2 points ago +2 / -0

I never bought into the Y2K panic. A 2nd term of "fundamentally transforming America" was scary if you paid attention.

I ate some 2013 Oats (mylar / O2) . They are still good.

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AOCDickPics 16 points ago +16 / -0

Where are people buying ground beef for $4.51?

It's gone from $7 to $11 here.

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PaigeAshley 7 points ago +7 / -0

Sometimes you can buy a half or a quarter of a beef cow and it'll cost a lot less then buying a pack at a time from the store. And you can get a lot of nice cuts that way, or specify that you only want ground beef.

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Mexicola1976 4 points ago +4 / -0

Texas-- HEB 80-20 is $3.88 per lb.

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The_Usurper 3 points ago +4 / -1

Holy crap! 90/10 here is $3.29 lb.

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BringTheCat789 3 points ago +3 / -0

Not all ground beef is the same. Is $7-11 the absolute cheapest stuff? At Kroger around here, it's the ground chuck in tubes that's the cheapest. The stuff in boats is more expensive, and there's more expensive stuff yet from better cuts of beef.

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Chickenbaconpoutine 15 points ago +15 / -0

They should do brisket and pork butts/pork ribs.

Literally doubled in price.

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NotJudging 10 points ago +10 / -0

It's about to get much much worse.

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Kinestron 9 points ago +9 / -0

Now do California because those prices look low for my area.

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hotdogsforsale 9 points ago +10 / -1

pffft, joke's on you, I saved $0.16 on my July 4 hotdogs this year!

PSAKI PSAID PSO!

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spezisacuckold 8 points ago +8 / -0

Stolen elections with no justice have consequences.

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wst4 7 points ago +7 / -0

FJB to start with! As bad as I hate to see this inflation, I just hope we don't run out. The supply chain stuff is getting scary.

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blockchain-the-vote 7 points ago +8 / -1

USD is great can’t wait till they mint a Trillion dollar platinum coin.

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PepePinochet 6 points ago +6 / -0

my BTC is trending up while my USD is trending down.

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conservativeyuppie 6 points ago +7 / -1

You guys have to realize that the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses shitty data because its samples are based on consumer expenditure data and up until recently, telephone surveys that all pull in pretty much outdated information. How many people these days actually answer their phones at all, much less answer their phones AND agree to participate in a survey, besides boomers? Their samples are basically 15 years behind what actual Americans are buying these days. Plus thanks to covid, most prices are recorded online now since they normally send data collectors into stores and they haven't been doing that since early last year, so there'll be bias in the data there as well. Getting good representative data is more costly and difficult than many of you realize.

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FLVoter 6 points ago +6 / -0

Beef! Beef has doubled in the last couple months. FJB

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CaptainButthurt 6 points ago +6 / -0

But wait, Xiden gave us that child tax credit for $160! So we made money back!

-Leftist Math

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mnguy12000 5 points ago +5 / -0

Lol I argue with these fucks about this every day. It's not free money, it's a tax credit that applied on tax time to lower your fed taxes owed. Still argue that it's not the case. Going to be great listening to them complain tax time. I tried to cancel mine but its fucking impossible so just saving it as now I will owe more than usual.

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klmd 5 points ago +5 / -0

Fuck Joe Biden.

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bclautz 5 points ago +5 / -0

All that when his handlers told him shut down a pipeline.

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rebbel 5 points ago +12 / -7

Look at all that stupid shit people think they need.

90% of the stuff on the screen could be completely eliminated from our society and we would be better off for it.

But tdw just wants to circlejerk that they aren't getting enough Dove lube.

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BringTheCat789 5 points ago +5 / -0

Regardless of what you think of the particular products on the screen, the same thing applies to the actual necessities. Meats, flour, produce, etc. all have gone up in price tremendously.

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WaxMyBallsBernie 4 points ago +4 / -0

You miss the point. Raw ingredients have gotten more expensive too. You're not saying anything new to anyone here.

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cunterbiden 3 points ago +3 / -0

When the fatsos run out of cans of pringles they'll be coming for your organic beef and broccoli. At that point we're fucked because they'll buy and eat enough for 50 people a day.

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potbelliedgoblino 2 points ago +6 / -4

Funny some people downvoted you. Prob just finished off their breakfast 2 liter and bag of cheetos. Eating healthy with proper proportions is about the same price or less than the fat person grocery bill. Put in a little effort and whole food meals taste 10x better.

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justwow 5 points ago +5 / -0

In Missouri, 17 cent rise in gas tax just kicked in 10/1. Because "lowest gas tax" in country was called a bad thing.

We are under assault from government at all levels. Each acts like theirs is the ONLY tax we pay. From sales tax, to property tax, gas tax, federal, regional (some places), local, and more. Government at all levels is taking pounds of flesh. And now inflation.

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CrossTheRubiconTrump 5 points ago +5 / -0

That chart doesn't account entirely for shrinkflation.

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Notme 3 points ago +3 / -0

Shrinkflation is YUGE.

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SteelDriver 5 points ago +5 / -0

I thought they saved us $0.16 on a Thanksgiving meal last year? Has that been factored in? :D

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LoneWolf_86 4 points ago +4 / -0

Let’s Go Brandon! 👏👏 👏👏👏

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CMDRConanAAnderson 4 points ago +4 / -0

aLL We NeEd To Do Is InCrEaSe ThE MiNiMuM WaGe EvEn MoRe

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Ccvarn 4 points ago +4 / -0

FJB.

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Smooth 4 points ago +4 / -0

That seems like an insane underestimate.

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Magarmy91 4 points ago +4 / -0

When the dollar store is not a dollar store should wake up more people.

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JuneofOz17 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yup, it’s the DollarandaHalf Store now..... Makes me not want to go there anymore.

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mnguy12000 3 points ago +3 / -0

For me:

an extra 5 bucks week for gasx2 80/20 hamburger up 2.00 per package x2 Eggs up .50 per dozenx6 Cheese up .50 per packagex4

So with gas I'm up 40 bucks, food on average is 9 to 10 bucks. So just on that is 50 bucks a month.

Pop is up a 1.00 a 12 pack, but I am buying 24 packs and waiting for sales so not seeing an increase.

But This is just over the last three months. With shopping at aldi for 99% of my needs

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Ballind 3 points ago +3 / -0

Only if you replace your beef with spam, chicken with pink slime, fresh veggies with frozen, etc

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Taupkek 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well, they will have us all eating bugs in a couple of years anyway, so the A-1 price increase doesnt matter much. Unless it pairs well with Grub Patties and Grasshopper soup........

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schism [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

A-1 Bug Sauce

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Taupkek 1 point ago +1 / -0

There ya go!

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MythArcana 3 points ago +3 / -0

That will go nicely with my $100 rent raise.

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cryptoa 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ya but what about the 13 cents saved on July 4th cookout!

Cmon man I was chanting lets go Brandon.

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312righty 3 points ago +3 / -0

At least everyone saved 6¢ on the 4th of July

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WeaponEx 3 points ago +3 / -0

How is inflation a tax

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texas4ever 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's much higher than that. Also what about houses, cars...?

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conservativeyuppie 1 point ago +1 / -0

Only rent and homeowner's equivalence (asking homeowners how much they'd rent their houses out for) is included in the CPI. Buying a house is considered an investment rather than consumption as far as national income accounting is concerned.

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texas4ever 1 point ago +1 / -0

If they admit $175 it's obviously much more. Figures they don't count house prices.

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conservativeyuppie 1 point ago +1 / -0

Like I said, the costs of purchasing a house are not included at all because fundamentally in economics, housing values appreciate over time and are not elements of consumption but rather investment. CPI is a cost of living measure that tracks consumption, you don't want components of investment in there.

That said, there are still problems with rental prices too because the way they get that data is by physically sending people out and knocking on people's doors and asking them how much their rent is. This is a burdensome way to collect data and there are physical risks associated with it, so there's going to be an underrepresentation of housing in lower income areas where it's more dangerous to send people to collect data. People don't realize how primitive the data collection for the CPI is, there's no nationwide database they pull millions of prices from.

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LostViking1985 3 points ago +3 / -0

Some of these are pretty significant, but some of these are also kinda... underwhelming. Oh no... smuckers went up 10c a jar... there goes dinner for a month!

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yurimodin 1 point ago +2 / -1

That's boomer math for you, make 6 figures and bitch about bread going up $0.10 per loaf.

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arrantsway 3 points ago +3 / -0

And this is only at the grocery store and gas pump.

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scott31337 2 points ago +2 / -0

It’s higher than that.

I was happy to get out of the grocery store with $150 a week trip with Trump.

Now I’m happy if I get out under $225 and I have to buy less to do such.

Yesterday was $300.

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DonAlejoGarzaTamez 2 points ago +2 / -0

And there is no fucking end in sight. Welcome to the great reset, where you will own nothing and be happy.

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spelunking_librator 2 points ago +2 / -0

12-pack of Pepsi... wtf guys, who needs 1 Pepsi let alone 12

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lonestarnuts 2 points ago +2 / -0

don't forget they are also reducing the amount of the product you get in many instances as well. 12 oz of something might get trimmed down to 9 oz and have the price stay the same (or even go up some)

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