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Old 03-16-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's a good thing poor people can eat laptops and iPads.

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Obama/Carter
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: North America
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You guys are JUST NOW noticing an increase in food prices? This sh** has been going on since gas prices went up to $4.00 a gallon a few years ago.

Exactly why do you think these prices went up?

Think hard now.

And, for history buffs, Carter was in the WH from...wait for it...1977 - 1981.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You guys are JUST NOW noticing an increase in food prices? This sh** has been going on since gas prices went up to $4.00 a gallon a few years ago.

Exactly why do you think these prices went up?

Think hard now.

And, for history buffs, Carter was in the WH from...wait for it...1977 - 1981.
Two things:

The report for last month finally illustrates this. The pro-government folks would disagree with you that food prices have been rising before last month, since it's not in any official report.

Food prices rose sharply during Carter's tenure also, just rose the sharpest in 1974.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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Two things:

The report for last month finally illustrates this. The pro-government folks would disagree with you that food prices have been rising before last month, since it's not in any official report.

Food prices rose sharply during Carter's tenure also, just rose the sharpest in 1974.

Food prices have been going up for a few years now, and it has historically NOT been counted in the overall inflation numbers, although why, I'll never understand, because that is where people feel it the most.

There are several factors in determining food prices, the price of fuel is one of them.

Can you think of any world events that would spark the rise in food prices?

I know you can, just steer away from the anti-Obama rhetoric and think.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Food prices have been going up for a few years now, and it has historically NOT been counted in the overall inflation numbers, although why, I'll never understand, because that is where people feel it the most.
Even including those numbers, the pro-government folks claimed there was no inflation.

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There are several factors in determining food prices, the price of fuel is one of them.
Agreed.

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Can you think of any world events that would spark the rise in food prices?
Yes.

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I know you can, just steer away from the anti-Obama rhetoric and think.
Please cite anti-Obama rhetoric?
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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The poor will suffer the most under this clown and many of those clowns will still look at him like the second comming.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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The poor will suffer the most under this clown and many of those clowns will still look at him like the second comming.

The poor always suffer the most. This "clown" has little to do with the worldwide commodity market, just like GWB and those before them.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Even including those numbers, the pro-government folks claimed there was no inflation.

It happens all the time, just the people in power trying to make the numbers go their way. Just like real unemployment numbers are usually 5-10 points higher that what the gubmit tell us.

Agreed.
It's not just one thing or another, it's weather, production, etc. etc.
Yes.

^^ same as above

Please cite anti-Obama rhetoric?
I meant to address that to everyone, not just you. My bad.
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