When the CDC isn’t telling Americans that they drink too much and begging for additional funding to properly educate the masses on the heart break of cirrhosis of the liver, or wrecking the sweet heart mood by claiming gonorrhea is up by 4% and syphilis 11% from 2012, all because of homophobia and a lack of “affordable” healthcare, they are busy hyping up H1N1 for all those piggies got.
Despite being named after a cardiologist’s wet dream, North Carolina’s hallmark, Butterball is coming up short this Turkey Day.
The number of 16 pound bad boys and their heftier brethren hitting the grocer’s shelves this season nationwide has approximately been halved from last year, due to higher feed costs.
Here at PD, we understand that not everyone is into delayed gratification, a paramount key to 10-4-10, and the staff also realizes that not everyone enjoys trudging out to their local courts for a game of Obama. Both of those games do seem to eat up a lot of time.
The Washington Branch of Making Life Miserable for Americans is getting some serious help from Europe this festive season, as the cost of cocoa butter has spiked 70% from last year, along with a 50% jump in the cost of white milk powder, making most milk chocolate treats in US supermarkets about 32% more expensive this year.
And that’s not even addressing the gift that keeps on taking, Bernanke’s and soon to be Yellen’s QE4Ever.
In short, the cost of Halloween candy is too damn high for a chunk of households this year.
While the Unions, McDonald’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts hit the Washington circuit in a bid to wiggle themselves out of it, Forever 21, small businesses, and the rest of the Nation brace for impact.