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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    People are quick to blame new policies (green economics, regulation, etc) for driving the economy down, yet the people in charge of the companies that drive the economy are making more money than ever before, while the average person struggles to get by.

    I assume most of you are average people, and not CEO's of Fortune 500 companies

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Well we could simply approve that higher minimum wage that has been proven to only cost consumers about $16 a year in extra costs, iirc. But of course that idea always escapes folks like you.
    Folks like me? And who would that be, pray tell.

    Kindly back up your '$16 a year' figure... I'd really love to see that.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    When we visited NYC we drove thru Harlem. In every direction, as far as the eye can see, were 10 to 12 story apartment buildings one after another after another - all direction. Nearly all of those are warehoused people. The rent on their 600 square foot apartment is paid by the government, as is the utilities. They receive so much each in food stamps, welfare and marginal free medical care for each of them and each of their children. They are unneeded for any employment. However, they are a 99% Democratic voting block.

    I believe that is the future of the USA. Increasing numbers of warehouses for people. Warehousing old folks. Warehousing the unemployed. Warehousing all the people there are no jobs for, with free subsistence living, as the last of the United States is pawned and sold. Like all impoverished countries, there still be the rich. But the glory days of the USA are over. The power again shifts to elsewhere along the world history time line. Wars and military power can't stop the inevitable much longer. A decade or two at the most. Like Rome, the USA can not afford affluence by military presence indefinitely when there becomes little money for that military.
    And if you drive through run down communities throughout Appalachia, or large swaths of the Rust belt and Bible Belt where people are living in trailer parks and decimated communities with high unemployment, that is your Republican voting block.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah that was the old tale going around for decades. Thing is, certain brands of cat food are quite nutritious and the smell is no worse than a can of refried beans. We feed our pets very well in this country.
    It was a popular story in the 70's when many retirees had fixed incomes and inflation was running 20%. It was very credible then.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by theaterofdreams View Post
    People are quick to blame new policies (green economics, regulation, etc) for driving the economy down, yet the people in charge of the companies that drive the economy are making more money than ever before, while the average person struggles to get by.

    I assume most of you are average people, and not CEO's of Fortune 500 companies
    Many talented people make millions each year, including sports figures, actors, musicians , etc. yet the focus appears to be on CEOs. There is no real reason why.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It was a popular story in the 70's when many retirees had fixed incomes and inflation was running 20%. It was very credible then.
    Yeah, didn't mean to imply it wasn't a credible story. Meant to say that one, not that widespread because the cost of a can of Alpo was the same as two cans of beans. And two, even if those Alpo eaters are a demographic they're getting their nutrition and at a good price.

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Many talented people make millions each year, including sports figures, actors, musicians , etc. yet the focus appears to be on CEOs. There is no real reason why.
    Those poor, poor wealthy CEO's. My heart bleeds for them

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Many talented people make millions each year, including sports figures, actors, musicians , etc. yet the focus appears to be on CEOs. There is no real reason why.
    The point being that while some are getting poorer, the people at the top are getting richer, and even have people like you and others defending them

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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I have spoken on this several times in the past, and as a truck driver that delivers the bread, and milk that you buy, I can attest to the many factors driving the costs of these items. Much of this inflation is artificially imposed due to factors of outside influences from government, and alike.

    1. The price of diesel fuel...."Diesel fuel, the kind of fuel commonly used in commercial trucks, has not always been more expensive than the standard gasoline used in passenger vehicles. On paper at least, diesel fuel is a less refined petroleum distillate than gasoline, so it should always be cheaper to produce than gasoline...

    In recent years, the federal government has mandated changes to the acceptable sulfur level of diesel fuel, and refiners must comply with these mandates to create an ultra low sulfur diesel fuel product. This means significant investments in new technology and several distillations before the finished fuel is deemed acceptable by government inspectors. All of these additional regulations and high-tech equipment can cost billions of dollars, and these expenses are often passed onto consumers through higher prices.

    There are also higher federal excise taxes placed on diesel fuel compared to standard gasoline. Some critics suggest the federal government is less eager to impose higher taxes on millions of private drivers than thousands of commercial drivers who use a less popular fuel. Part of the reason diesel fuel is more expensive than gas is the total amount of federal and state taxes added to each gallon."

    Why is Diesel Fuel More Expensive Than Gasoline?

    2. the cost of uncertainty due to Obamacare...."Last week the president, for the second time in about seven months, delayed the employer mandate, which requires medium- and large-sized businesses to offer insurance to employers.The original Jan. 1, 2014, start for the mandate, which requires businesses with 50 to 99 full-time employees to offer the insurance or face a tax penalty, was delayed in July for one year. On Monday, Obama delayed it until 2016."

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    In fact, Obama has changed the law something like 27 times without going to congress to do it...If anyone thinks that these trends are business friendly to spurring growth, or lower prices then I have a bridge to sell them....

    The bottom line is that the progressive attack on capitalism is going to cost everyone, even those who can't afford it....So in the end, progressivism hurts the people it claims to help the most.
    If capitalism isn't properly restrained, it will freely and happily destroy everything.

    Humans have never been known to show restraint or foresight where money and wealth are concerned. Ask the Native Americans and the blacks what happened to them.
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    Re: Food prices soar as incomes stand still

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I know my nutrition. I studied it for years as a matter of personal survival. B12 is available in Nori and Cholera seaweeds. I'll check out the brewers yeast, haven't tried that before, thanks.
    You don't want brewers yeast you want nutritional yeast. Many vegans use nutritional yeast to create cheese like sauces. Personally I cannot get used to nutritional yeast.
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