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Have you checked your grocery bill lately?

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, this fall families all across the country will start to feel “sticker shock” – and we’re not talking about Obamacare.

This spike in food costs has gotten so bad that it will hit Americans across the economic spectrum hard, experts report.

Stagnant economic growth, regulations that put fish above families, and a number of uncontrollable factors all contribute to pain felt in kitchens across America. Dry weather conditions, high grain prices, and shrinking cattle herds are all part of the equation. California’s drought has even caused food prices to increase at fast food chains like In-N-Out. The cost of a burger just isn’t what it used to be.

And it’s not just food. The costs of clothing, child care, and education are all going up as well. Though only Mother Nature can end California’s drought, government can stop making the problem worse. The President’s misguided policies and onerous regulations have kept the economy down and raise prices for consumers. Especially in a time of high costs and low wages, government should be helping, not hurting.