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64. In our area, the price of real estate spiked because of Covid.
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 04:23 PM
Mar 2024

The wealthy city people headed for rural areas and put cash on the barrelhead, full price plus offers down. The average residents can't compete with that, but how do you stop it? It's a free country and you can't stop people who have money from spending it. Prices are starting to go back down a little, but it takes time for it to happen. As for groceries, there seems to be an ebb and flow of prices that don't seem to be connected so much to the economy as to environmental conditions. For example, last year's apple crop where I live was decimated because of frigid weather conditions so the price of the surviving apples went up. Florida citrus seems to be up and down depending on the weather and DeSantis giving the orchard employees the bum's rush out of the state because they're "the other." Eggs went up because of avian flu, then went down. Now they're up again because the avian flu is back. I honestly don't know what Joe Biden can do given how screwed up the climate is and how impossible to work with the Congress is.

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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