Inflation from reckless spending and massive Fed money printing are putting a damper on holiday cheer as Americans have to dig much deeper to afford a holiday dinner this year.
The American Farm Bureau reports that the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is 20 percent higher this year than last year. He computes the cost to feed a gathering of 10 is $64.05 this year versus $53.31 last year and $46.90 in 2020. Comparing 2022 to 2020, the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is up 37 percent in just two years.
As usual the Biden Administration blames … wait for it … Putin for the debacle. Vladmir Putin, is there anything he can’t do???
Of course, the Biden Administration’s claims are completely silly. Unless you plan to celebrate the day with a big bowl of borscht and black bread the items on your table come from U.S. farms and those farmers are subject to the same monetary and spending policies that are eating away at your paycheck and standard of living.
But never fear. The elites in Washington have money saving ideas for you. Here are a few:
- NPR recommends that instead of having mashed potatoes (price up 20 percent YoY) try mashed lima beans instead. Added bonus: afterwards, you can amuse your friends by recreating that hilarious fart scene from Blazing Saddles.
- The St. Louis Fed suggests having tofurky (repulsive) instead of turkey. The suggestion was so outrageous that some thought it was a parody but no, it’s a real blog post.
- Reduce food waste by changing the five second rule to the ten second rule. OK we made that one up.
- Take the advice of Democratic Congressman Sean Maloney and serve Chef Boyardee for Thanksgiving. Mmmmm, beefaroni.
And keep your hope up. In two years, it will all be over (hopefully).
Happy Thanksgiving from GOUSA!