10/08/2022 The American Way (Price Gouging)   Leave a comment

I thought today might be a good time to address the “gouging” that’s been going on with food prices. I thought the oil industry was the champion gouger of all times but once again I was mistaken. I should have known that once it started with gas prices it would eventually spread to damn near everything else. Blame it on inflation or President Biden or on the many business men who seized on an opportunity to put it to the American public once again.

Yesterday I had the misfortune of doing the food shopping for the week. It will be a cold day in hell when I pay $5.50 for a dozen medium sized chicken eggs. I won’t list all of the things that pissed me off but trust me, there were dozens. With that thought in mind I’d like to time travel back to the “good old days” to do some comparison shopping. Welcome to the late 1940’s.

The average salary for a full time employee was $2900.00 and the minimum wage was a whopping $.40 an hour. I’m sure we’d all like to see prices like this again.

Bread (lb) $.14

Bacon (lb) $.77

Butter (lb) $.87

Eggs (1 dozen) $.72

Milk (gal) $.44

Potatoes (10 lb) $.57

Coffee (1 lb) $.51

Sugar (5 lbs) $.47

Gasoline (gal) $.26

Movie Tickets $.36

Postage Stamps $.03

Car $1250.00

Single Family Home $7700.00

Who is to blame? It’s a long list heavily populated by hundreds of politicians and thousands of loyal American businesses and corporations. As always, the regular guy gets stuck paying for their errors in judgement and sheer stupidity. Hooray for love of country and patriotism (sarcasm off).

U.S.A. ! – U.S.A. ! – U.S.A.!

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