Why are these whiners facing economic worry, increased cost pressure and hardship?

At virtually every link in the nation’s food chain, the cost of oil is pushing expenses ever higher. 

Retail bills for some food staples have risen at least 20 percent since 2006, and they probably will continue their upward march. A gallon of gasoline could cost $7 within the next two years, some analysts say.

“If you double the price of oil, I would assume that food would at least double, and it might be more because the cost of oil gets magnified in the food chain,” said Milt McGiffen, a vegetable specialist for the University of California cooperative extension in Riverside County.

Farmers are paying more money to fill their tractors with diesel for planting and harvesting. They also spend more for fertilizer, pesticides and plastic packaging, most of which are petroleum-based.

When the food is stored and processed, it takes a huge amount of energy, which is linked to the price of fossil fuels as well.

Then, products are shipped using diesel trucks and rail cars that are far costlier to run now than in years past.

The result is bigger and bigger food bills that are causing financial hardship for millions of Americans…..

Geez, bunch of whiners. You’d think they never heard of daddy setting up a trust fund or having mummy’s big money pals bail out their latest failure or marrying well or something. If they are too stupid to have their spouse bilk a golden parachute out of thin air while other investors lose everything, that’s their problem, eh? 

Because these people clearly haven’t believed their poor away!  Come on — put on a McHappy Economic Face!  Take a ride on the Sugar Momma Express and turn that frown upside down!

Act now, and get these stale economic policy retreads absolutely free.  (Cost of living adjustments, health care coverage beyond a figleaf and real living wages not included.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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