For a whole lot of Americans, the pain in costs at the grocery store is the worst right now 

February 16 – When it comes to this inflationary economy we find ourselves in, a lot of us take stock on where we hurt the worst. 

Is it gas? Is it groceries? Is it the rise in insurance rates? Is it the household bills? 

A recent poll said 72% of Americans say it’s groceries. The rising cost of food is what’s hurting them the most with this inflation. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “Of course shrinkflation is part of that. So not only are you paying more at the grocery store, many of the products are packaged now that you’re getting a smaller quantity for a higher price. I still think going back to James Carville in ’92, it’s the economy stupid. This grocery issue inflation might be the single biggest problem for Joe Biden in the arena of all the other problems that we know are going on. People are very annoyed at this and it’s something that everyone experiences in the country day in and day out.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “It’s funny because here you have Biden trying to go out and blame all these companies and industries. They’re just trying to rip you off. No, they’re trying to deal with the policies you have put onto the country that have made all the ingredients expensive, the transportation to deliver things expensive. This is why you’re getting your higher grocery prices. This is why they’re making things smaller, because they know there’s a tipping point to where people will stop buying their product if it’s too expensive and they’re trying desperately to keep people actually willing to put out the money to buy their product. This is because of the policies that have been put into place in the last three years.”

Barkdoll agreed, “That’s what it boils down to. The fear I have is that once those prices have been raised, they’re never coming back down. So even though inflation in general may start to ease, those companies likely are not going to decrease those prices once they hit these new thresholds. So unfortunately, this could be the new normal for everyone.”