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10. I can't speak to the rent issue. It's intermingled with complexities like insurance and taxes.
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 03:27 AM
Mar 2024

This year, our condo HOA fees went up by $250/month. Some of the other condos in the community had HOA increases of $400.

We're stuck with this. But as for groceries, one can shop smart.

Our standard-bearer supermarkets here in Southern Florida include Winn-Dixie and Publix. In general, both have outrageous prices.

Also in the neighborhood are Costco, Aldi, and Walmart. When I walk into Aldi, it's like going back in time. The everyday price of spinach is 1/3 that of W-D and Publix.

Much as I hate them as a corporation, Walmart beats W-D and Publix for food shopping on prices.

Costco is kind of its own thing. It's not a traditional supermarket. We often get great deals on high-quality food items there.

Prices in restaurants, even fast food places, have gone up a lot.

He's been doing that for months. TwilightZone Mar 2024 #1
Biden's not doing enough. LOLOLOL OAITW r.2.0 Mar 2024 #4
Yes he has, a lot, thank you. Whining about Biden not doing something, he does it, it's ignored or betsuni Mar 2024 #7
☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️ PortTack Mar 2024 #15
But he does need to pound this fact in his speech to counteract the message people are being given by the MSM. Scrivener7 Mar 2024 #27
This is not enough. Wanderlust988 Mar 2024 #49
Definitely. BamaRefugee Mar 2024 #2
TSF never says what he would do about high prices and rent and no one even asks him. No MAGAt brewens Mar 2024 #55
What can the he do? Any suggestions? walkingman Mar 2024 #3
Boycott PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, KraftHeinz, Kellogg, etc... Septua Mar 2024 #6
Just reading that OPEC is going to further limit supplies in order to raise the price walkingman Mar 2024 #18
President Biden is in a re-election campaign Barry Markson Mar 2024 #47
He should have a WH meeting w/the CEO's of the largest dozen food companies and grocery stores Wanderlust988 Mar 2024 #12
Agreed, I think we should give greater power to the FTC in order to pursue the walkingman Mar 2024 #19
Things are trending better. Takes more time BootinUp Mar 2024 #5
prices are not going to go down jcgoldie Mar 2024 #8
Lots of people can't afford Tickle Mar 2024 #16
Dems have tried passing anti-gouging bills .....But the PUTIN PARTY OF TRUMP AIN'T HAVING IT ..... LenaBaby61 Mar 2024 #9
Your points are valid, but they would be better understood without the unnecessary emphatics and profanity. Earth-shine Mar 2024 #14
Thank you. NT Tickle Mar 2024 #17
I thought that post was fine. Yours is the one that made me roll my eyes. Scrivener7 Mar 2024 #31
Too many DUers think that using profanity makes them sound profound or emphatic elocs Mar 2024 #34
Lol Elessar Zappa Mar 2024 #41
I do wish posters would refrain from cursing in their titles. yagotme Mar 2024 #46
Excuse me, but l only have a one mother and one damn father. LenaBaby61 Mar 2024 #60
I can't speak to the rent issue. It's intermingled with complexities like insurance and taxes. Earth-shine Mar 2024 #10
You're in Floriduh: The land of rotten ass, racist DeathSantis & his tall boots, his evil big-eyebrows wife .... LenaBaby61 Mar 2024 #11
Post removed Post removed Mar 2024 #13
I am a landlord Mossfern Mar 2024 #57
Really out of his control, but some progress has been made Johnny2X2X Mar 2024 #20
Rents (on average) may have dropped slightly depending upon locale, but they are still substantially higher. MichMan Mar 2024 #26
I'm not saying it isn't a problem Johnny2X2X Mar 2024 #32
Who here has received a 24% income increase ? MichMan Mar 2024 #36
I have Johnny2X2X Mar 2024 #38
Telling people that are struggling with higher rents and costs, that they never had it so good, is a losing message. n/t MichMan Mar 2024 #43
Not telling anyone they never had it better Johnny2X2X Mar 2024 #44
People don't need the media telling them about inflation, they see it with their own damn eyes every day MichMan Mar 2024 #45
Then why do we always only get 1 side of the story? Johnny2X2X Mar 2024 #48
Gac Prices Are Stable? ProfessorGAC Mar 2024 #21
My gas has been stable in Ohio. Demsrule86 Mar 2024 #24
Average US gas prices the last 4 months Johnny2X2X Mar 2024 #39
He already has I suggest you google it...and a president can't control greedflation... Demsrule86 Mar 2024 #22
Agreed XanaDUer2 Mar 2024 #23
ffs bigtree Mar 2024 #25
Thank you. betsuni Mar 2024 #40
I have it n good authority that a magic wand is being built as we speak! NT Happy Hoosier Mar 2024 #28
We're going to need a bigger magic wand. betsuni Mar 2024 #54
Perception is reality. It's maddening. Beartracks Mar 2024 #29
+1 dalton99a Mar 2024 #50
Last year, my rent went up $300 a month and yes, I didn't like it. no_hypocrisy Mar 2024 #30
If the situation was reversed and Trump was president, we would be blaming him for inflation non stop MichMan Mar 2024 #53
How about congress establishes a national distribution system getagrip_already Mar 2024 #33
I think he will... Mike Nelson Mar 2024 #35
"Yeah, it's nice that people have jobs and that our government functions..." BannonsLiver Mar 2024 #37
I agree 1000% Alliepoo Mar 2024 #42
No one you know has gotten a raise? Johnny2X2X Mar 2024 #63
My son just got a small raise. Alliepoo Mar 2024 #65
What is he supposed to do about it? Ocelot II Mar 2024 #51
He already did. Look at jobs and wage growth. /nt bucolic_frolic Mar 2024 #52
I agree - he needs to hammer these repeatedly redqueen Mar 2024 #56
How other countries do it. SarahD Mar 2024 #58
Congress has to do those things; a president can't. Ocelot II Mar 2024 #59
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 2024 #61
Smack a few CEO's around in public... EarthFirst Mar 2024 #62
In our area, the price of real estate spiked because of Covid. Vinca Mar 2024 #64
Credit Card Debt is climbing rapidly dwnsouth Mar 2024 #66
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