Here's how much pricier July 4th will be
You'll be shelling out more dough to mark America's birthday this year.
This post comes from Katie Little at partner site CNBC.
For his annual Independence Day bash, California resident Julian Miranda plans to shell out about $600 to contribute to a potluck spread for about 60 to 80 people.
While Miranda knows meat prices have risen sharply, the music consultant and owner of a party planning business isn't going to change anything about the event.
"No, I'm just going to grin and bear it," he said.
Miranda's expected jump in food costs echoes the findings of a new informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, which showed the average cost for a July 4th picnic for 10 is $58.72, 5.4 percent higher than last year.
The survey is based on retail prices from 84 shoppers' findings in 26 states and Puerto Rico.
Meat and dairy prices rose the most. The cost of ground round shot up 13.4 percent, pork spare ribs 13.2 percent and American cheese 14.3 percent.
AFBF summer cook-out survey
|Pork Spare Ribs||4||pounds||$12.29||$13.91||13.20%|
|Deli Potato Salad||3||pounds||$8.77||$8.80||0.30%|
|Hot Dog Buns||1||package||$1.64||$1.63||-0.60%|
It didn’t happen all at once, but the dream that was the United States of America, the Great Republic, has died. Other countries hostile to the idea of true freedom didn’t cause it; it wasn’t caused by a radical religious organization. The downfall of the United States was all from within its own borders, by its own people. The people, for whom others have died, have allowed the country to die a slow death. The me too, me first attitude that started many years ago, along with the idea that all are entitled to the fruits of others hard work, has allowed this country to bleed to death. When the British raised the tax on tea, our forefathers should have just shut up and paid the tax. Almost 240 years later, what has changed? Thousands have died for absolutely nothing.
Farm Aid Bachmann they call her. Not really a farmer just takes advantage of those free federal dollars to be unproductive. Laughter.
Look it up if you don't believe it. Tea Bagger gets free federal dollars while preaching self reliance.
Mandingo? Ahhh we have a true KKK Southern racists on board. A Lester Maaddox, brown shirt American neo Nazi.
Lynn Cheney is his girlfriend, being a lesbian and Fox News regular now..hahahaha old Dick was a 5 times champion draft dodger .
Probably someone like Joe the Plumber who in spite of his far right talk has been on welfare several times. Or a Michele Bachman who is a Tea Party politician and has lived off Farm Aid subsidies. She is not the only hypocritical Republican, some get millions to not plant under Farm Aid Bill.
Where you hear a far right winger you can bet there is government assistance in their background.
Some I know preach self reliance while their kids were all born under Medicaid.
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