/President Gaslight Assures You That Your Rising Food Prices Are Down
President Gaslight Assures You That Your Rising Food Prices Are Down

President Gaslight Assures You That Your Rising Food Prices Are Down


President Gaslight Assures You That Your Rising Food Prices Are Down

BY STEPHEN GREEN | PJ MEDIA

There’s moral preening and then there’s… whatever the hell this is supposed to be.
President Gaslight Assures You Food Prices Are Down
Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news. According to the Farm Bureau, the cost of a 4th of July BBQ is down from last year. It’s a fact you must-hear(d). Hot dog, the Biden economic plan is working. And that’s something we can all relish. (Jeebus, who writes this stuff?)
Glorious day, comrades! The Independence Day chocolate ration has been increased to 20 grams from 25 grams!
This simple GIF — and Insanity Wrap really does mean simple — from the Biden White House brings immediately to mind Brandolini’s law.
Also known as the bull**** asymmetry principle, Brandolini’s law states that the amount of energy needed to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude larger than to produce it.
Yet refute it we must, so Insanity Wrap goes once more into the breach.
Using a very narrow definition of what constitutes a cookout, Presidentish Biden’s crew was able to find a measly 16 cents in savings (for a family of four on a diet, we’re guessing by the portions) over last year’s cost.
But last year’s prices were artificially high, due to supply-chain disruptions caused by the lockdowns — which we now know were unnecessary.
Where are the hot dogs (prices up), the buns (bread prices on the rise), the beers (ditto), the fruits and veggies (even more price hikes)?
“Chicken has been a nightmare in terms of pricing and shortage,” a food truck owner told Boston.com, so now you know why there aren’t any chicken wings on the White House picnic table.
If you were planning on grilling steaks, fuhgeddaboudit: Cattle markets have been upended, and big meat producers are making 20 times the normal margins as beef prices soar.
The ribeyes that Insanity Wrap loves to grill are about 20% more expensive than they were a year ago, and almost outrageously so over 2019.
But ribeyes are a luxury for people who haven’t been hurt too badly by the lockdowns and by Bidenomics. For the rest, there’s this: Rising food prices deepen the woes of world’s poorest.
Please tell us more about how the Left is so concerned about poor people because we’ve been looking for an excuse to graduate from day-drinking to heroin.
Bloomberg reported just last week that even when prices are holding steady, you’re often paying more due to “shrinkflation.”
This practice became increasingly common in the 1960s and 1970s, when manufacturers confronting runaway inflation tweaked packaging rather than hike prices. At first, the practice attracted relatively little notice: It’s difficult to discern changes in unit prices when they’re camouflaged in different-looking boxes and bags.
But, if you’re willing to “enjoy” the meager meal being celebrated today by President Porchlight, you and yours will be able to stuff your retirement account with one dime, one nickel, and one penny.
Unless you were planning on driving anywhere this weekend, that is.
The average gas price increase of 43.73% from last year (up even more in places most likely to have voted for President Gaslight) will wipe out that 16-cent food savings just idling your engine long enough to get the kids in the car and buckled up.
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