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CousinIT

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2. HOW ABOUT... the FTC slapping a huge windfall profits tax on their historic profits
Wed Feb 28, 2024, 09:59 AM
Feb 2024

Nobody ever discusses forcing the greedy big food producers to stop price gouging. LITERALLY EVERYTHING went up after the New Year and has gone up minimum 40% since the pandemic.

Talking about expensive food, inflation and the like without also discussing massive historically high usually untaxed corporate profits and price gouging is only addressing half the problem, if that.

A windfall profits tax should have really been implemented at the beginning of the pandemic ON EVERYTHING. And for food at least, there should be one now.

On average Americans eat too much... MiHale Feb 2024 #1
Great messaging ... redqueen Feb 2024 #4
Love the advice. limbicnuminousity Feb 2024 #6
Never meant it as the only solution... MiHale Feb 2024 #13
You're right. limbicnuminousity Feb 2024 #18
Didn't take your response as snarky... MiHale Feb 2024 #19
Well, that's a gross take. Cuthbert Allgood Feb 2024 #9
The problem was that food prices were taking a bite out of income... MiHale Feb 2024 #15
Really Always Blue Feb 2024 #17
This OP is about saving our personal income on food... MiHale Feb 2024 #20
Funny Always Blue Feb 2024 #21
HOW ABOUT... the FTC slapping a huge windfall profits tax on their historic profits CousinIT Feb 2024 #2
You are correct. I don't think it's possible without Dem supermajorities redqueen Feb 2024 #14
Creative thinking helps. no_hypocrisy Feb 2024 #3
I'm a whole foods homemade fanatic. I was going that way hard in the months leading up to COVID. brewens Feb 2024 #7
Try this book. I love it. no_hypocrisy Feb 2024 #11
That's part of it too. Knowing what not to waste time and money on. One of my big successes last year brewens Feb 2024 #12
Beans and corn together provide a complete protein. raging moderate Feb 2024 #16
My wife did a two month "pantry challenge " this time last year underpants Feb 2024 #5
I'm a bulk meals food prepper. I buy two turkeys every year at Thanksgiving time just for myself. brewens Feb 2024 #10
you can really see that whole top chef, eating out craze on the chart from 2010 until Covid shut it down Blues Heron Feb 2024 #8
I do so many things to save money on food MissB Feb 2024 #22
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