Fourth of July Grilling Costs Down Per Biden Cabal
Fourth of July Grilling Costs Down Per Biden Cabal
The Biden cabal in the White House announced, last night, that the costs for your Fourth of July cookout have gone done a whopping $0.16 (16 cents). That number, in and of itself, is laughable. How many things can you buy with 16 cents? Last I checked, a bubble gum ball from a machine was a quarter. The numbers the Biden cabal used were from The Farm Bureau and seems suspicious to us.
Back in the middle of June when Creepy Joe thought he was going to meet his Fourth of July goal of 70% of the U.S. population vaccinated against Covid-19, he announced that the White House was going to host an “Independence from the Virus” soiree on the South Lawn on July 4. Dementia Joe is not going to make his numbers. My heart is breaking for him.
Apparently, we are still permitted by the Biden cabal to grill out with our friends and family to celebrate our Independence from a totalitarian monarch. Here is the tweet the White House sent out:
Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news. According to the Farm Bureau, the cost of a 4th of July BBQ is down from last year. It’s a fact you must-hear(d). Hot dog, the Biden economic plan is working. And that’s something we can all relish. pic.twitter.com/7h9qLauIbC
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 1, 2021
This is a nit-picky, little thing, but a BBQ and a cookout are two different things. A BBQ involves slow-cooking beef or pork. A cookout or grill is hot dogs, hamburgers and the like. Mmmmm! Buttered corn grilled in the husk.
Grandpa really went wild on the puns in that tweet. Doctor Jill must have been out saving the world with her ability to be a joy multiplier. The numbers are hogwash.
The Bidenomics folks may try to pump sunshine up our skirts with their Farm Bureau numbers. Those of us who have to buy gas know that even if we saved 16 cents at the supermarket, it would be more than eaten up at the pump. I made the following chart using GasBuddy.com. I used my state, Tennessee (voted Trump), Arizona (voted Biden) and the USA national average:
For me, that’s a price increase of almost a buck year to year. Consumers aren’t the only one paying those prices. Each step along the supply chain is paying more for fuel. Per Transport Topics:
The national average price for diesel increased 1.8 cents to $3.142 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released May 3.
The increase came after the price of trucking’s main fuel was unchanged at $3.124 on April 26.
A gallon of diesel costs 74.3 cents more than it did at this time last year.
That’s each step along the supply chain. That 16 cents gets eaten up pretty darn quickly.
The White House Communications shop forgot to send out a memo about the lower Fourth of July prices to their friends in the media. Search in YouTube for “grocery prices up” and you get plenty of hits for just this week. Here is a video from the Bay Area NBC affiliate titled “Inflation 2021: Here’s Why Prices Continue to Climb” posted on June 28, 2021:
Oops! You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool, you know, the thing.
Although the White House uses “hot dog” in the tweet, the price of hot dogs was not in the items used for year to year comparison. We like center cut pork chops, but they are not on our Fourth of July menu. Hot dogs are a must have. The price of hot dogs year to year has gone up. According to Official Data.org, the price of our beloved hot dogs has gone up:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for frankfurters were 1.82% higher in 2021 versus 2020 (a $0.09 difference in value).
Between 2020 and 2021: Hot dogs experienced an average inflation rate of 1.82% per year. In other words, hot dogs costing $5 in the year 2020 would cost $5.09 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.45% during this same period, inflation for hot dogs was lower.
Oops again! The goes 9 cents out of your 16 cents that was already eaten up with gas prices.
Your gas prices are up. Your food prices are up. And, you won’t be able to get fireworks for your celebration. From Reuters:
For the fireworks industry, shipments are still stuck at U.S. ports ahead of the busiest selling season of the year. Production and shipping issues are expected to extend into the first quarter of next year.
“Our transit times have been wildly erratic,” said Ben Muzzey, sales manager at Spirit of ’76 Fireworks, a wholesaler and retailer based in Columbia, Missouri. Some of the company’s shipments, which usually take about a month to arrive, have taken up to three months.
He estimates they are currently only able to fulfill between 65% and 70% of their orders.
The increasing costs and supply crunch comes at a time of record demand for backyard fireworks celebrations in the United States.
But, it’s all good, Patriots. Your cheese and ground beef are lower. You are being gaslighted by the dementia patient and his henchpersons in the White House. They are going to allow you to celebrate your independence from tyranny.
Happy Fourth of July.