Ben by Daniel Shelton for March 26, 2013

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    Pharmakeus Ubik  over 9 years ago

    Wallet has thinned, waist has thickened.

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    awdunn2484  over 9 years ago

    Just another way to keep the Cost of Living Index (COL) down so as to hide the true inflation rate.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 9 years ago

    During periods of price inflation, retailers must raise prices to keep from losing money as the purchasing power of the dollar is drained off by the government. But the public tends to see only that the store is charging more, and they think this is somehow wrong, so the retailers had to find other ways to soften the blow of rising prices. Their solution was to down-size many products. The former half-gallon of ice cream is now 1.75 or 1.5 quarts, the 7-1/2 oz. can of tuna is now as small as 5 ounces, etc. All this is to hide the fact that thanks to government mismanagement of the money supply, the dollar is the new dime.

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    lily245pj  over 9 years ago

    It’s bad out there.

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    ncalifgirl58  over 9 years ago

    Sugar and flour were the first things I noticed. 5 lb. bags became 4 lbs.

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    gmonica52  over 9 years ago

    Deception, deception, deception—they should be more upfront with what they are doing. It is simply wrong!

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    Auntie Socialist  over 9 years ago

    Somebody has to pay for Obamacare. Guess what? It’s you! Congratulations!

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    The Life I Draw Upon  over 9 years ago

    If size reflected inflation and 1965’s Brown Mule is five times today’s in volume (calculated) and cost ten cents, then wouldn’t today’s Brown Mule be 50 cents?

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    Auntie Socialist  over 9 years ago

    So have endlessly higher taxes. It’s the same thing over and over but some people just never learn. “Let’s stick it to the big bad evil corporations!” “Hey, how come the prices went up again??”

    I’m not a fan of big corporations but if you want to have an impact, just stop buying their %#$%#& product. Buy a competitor’s product. They don’t spend billions on marketing research because it’s fun.

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    gmonica52  over 9 years ago

    I guess when it comes down to it, I’d rather pay the same price for a little less product—can’t afford our grocery bill to go much higher than it is now. Not unless our pensions increase anyway!

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    Hunter7  over 9 years ago

    It was brought to our attention at work today that someone’s fave chinese food eatery had promised not to raise prices. They have however, made their serving dishes smaller.

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    rini1946  over 9 years ago

    It a shame the boxes have stayed the same. but the contents have gotten smaller

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