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· Bacon Triggered a Rich California Democrat to Realize Inflation is a Problem
· Here's what's getting more expensive at the grocery store
Bacon Triggered a Rich California Democrat to Realize Inflation is a Problem
Katie Pavlich, Townhall
May 11, 2022
Facing a tough reelection battle in November, California Democrat Katie Porter claims to be sounding the alarm about inflation after a $9.99 per pound packet of bacon triggered her at the grocery store.
"Only after Rep. Katie Porter put bacon in her cart at her local grocery store recently did she notice that its price had spiked to $9.99 a pound. Reluctantly, she put the package back," POLITICO reports. "When Porter gave an emotional speech about how inflation has hit her family during a private House Democratic Caucus meeting last week, she said it seemed like the first time the personal toll of high consumer prices had sunk in for some lawmakers in the room."
"For Porter, the episode revealed how much work Democrats still need to do to assure voters they understand everyday anxieties, particularly inflation’s strain on family budgets. She’s not alone: Some Democrats have warned for months their party is falling short when it comes to communicating to an increasingly exasperated public," the story continues.
What the story failed to include is Porter's status as a millionaire. She also voted for Biden's massive government speeding agenda, which caused current inflation and high prices.
As Spencer reported Wednesday morning, inflation hit new highs and is running hotter than economists predicted...
Here's what's getting more expensive at the grocery store
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business
May 11, 2022
New York (CNN Business)Inflation may be slowing just a bit, but food prices are on fire.
Food prices were 9.4% higher in April 2022 than in April 2021 -- the largest annual increase in 41 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. Grocery prices jumped 10.8% for the year. (The prices do not reflect seasonal swings.)
A number of factors have squeezed food prices recently, ranging from bad weather to the war in Ukraine. Weather has lowered crop yields and Russia's invasion has increased wheat and other prices.
Individual items, too, are facing unique challenges. Avocado prices soared after the US briefly suspended imports in February from Mexico's western state of Michoacan. A few months later, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott required "enhanced safety inspections" of commercial vehicles entering Texas for a week, slowing down deliveries from across the border.
And, notably, a deadly and highly infectious avian flu has forced US farmers to kill millions of egg-laying hens, reducing the country's egg supply and driving up prices. The damage to the egg industry hit consumers hard in April, when egg prices soared 10.3%, adjusted for seasonal changes. Without those adjustments, egg prices spiked 22.6% over the 12 months ending in April.
And those aren't the only items that saw big increases this year.
Meat and dairy products got much pricier. Bacon cost 17.7% more, and chicken prices were up by 16.4%...
Here's what changed in the grocery store in April ...
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