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Old 04-26-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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What do you think your candidate is going to be able to do about food cost and the state of the economy? I live in Canada in a small town. I went into the larger town yesterday to get gas and buy the weekly grocery. I do this on a weekly bases.

In a week the food items have gone thru the roof. Gas is 5.33 a gallon. Last week it was 5.11. Milk 7.11 and I went to 2 large grocery stores and could not find a family size box of rice. With all the news lately on rice I really think the media is causing people to panic. I have never gone to a store and not been able to buy rice.

There is only 2 of us now at home and weekly my average bill with the specials I buy would be roughly 120.00 yesterday I nearly fainted when the cashier said 178.00 and I even skipped out stocking up on the Specials. A month ago my minivan would take 53.00 to fill. Today I stopped the pump at 68.00 my gage reads 3/4 full. Scary things happening all over the place.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Anyone that thinks their candidate will do anything other than look good in the drivers seat is a fool. An intentional catastrophe is coming and the light at the end of the tunnel is implemented socialism. Sounds great huh??
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Food costs have only begun to soar- as is gasoline. The Federal reserve has done a great job at protecting the Wall Street shills and bankers- saying that inflation is contained. My feeling is that costs for food have only just begun to rise- and gasoline will rise further.

The housing bust- will make the rising prices of basic goods worse. Whoever is elected President is in for a tough ride- fasten your seat belts- its going to be a tough nite.

After 30 years of unbridled laissez fair capitalism- well yes a modified socialism is around the corner.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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And the american people have done a fine job living beyond their means. Now they want a bailout for their stupidness: same as the stupid businesses. But if you look at the stock market many companies are doing fine becasue of the global economy.

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Old 04-26-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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The main reason of rising food products is due to agriculture protection and farm welfare measures.

Of course, that is just part of the story. A large increase in the food price is due to corp failures faced in countries producing food along with our land been changed from food to ethnoal(which by the way creates more pollution----Its time to send the 'thank you' letter to our goverment for choosing winners in the alternative fuel industry).
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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What do you think your candidate is going to be able to do about food cost and the state of the economy? I live in Canada in a small town. I went into the larger town yesterday to get gas and buy the weekly grocery. I do this on a weekly bases.

In a week the food items have gone thru the roof. Gas is 5.33 a gallon. Last week it was 5.11. Milk 7.11 and I went to 2 large grocery stores and could not find a family size box of rice. With all the news lately on rice I really think the media is causing people to panic. I have never gone to a store and not been able to buy rice.

There is only 2 of us now at home and weekly my average bill with the specials I buy would be roughly 120.00 yesterday I nearly fainted when the cashier said 178.00 and I even skipped out stocking up on the Specials. A month ago my minivan would take 53.00 to fill. Today I stopped the pump at 68.00 my gage reads 3/4 full. Scary things happening all over the place.
The President of the US can't do anything about it and neither can the PM of Canada. I think the food prices are a direct result of high diesel prices, and last years drought didn't help either. There will be tough times ahead indeed.
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