Holiday inflation has lawmakers and consumers concerned

From Congressman Alex X. Mooney

Inflation is taxation and it continues to rise as the holidays approach. President Biden and House Democrats are pushing trillions in new spending in their latest tax and spend package. This liberal wish list will only add fuel to America’s skyrocketing inflation and worsen the economic crisis facing Americans.

“When you go to the grocery store and it feels more expensive, that’s because it is,” said Veronica Nigh, senior economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Food prices are up 3.7% so far in 2021, versus a 20-year average of about 2.4%, she told CBS MoneyWatch. 

As a result, the overall tab for turkey and all the trimmings will cost 4% to 5% more this year than a year ago. According to the Farm Bureau, in 2020 the cost of preparing the holiday feast came to just under $47 (for 10 people or less) — the lowest level since 2010.


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