Scott TP 4.5" to 4.1" - Cranberry Sauce 16 oz to 14 oz
Alright, I know it's toilet paper...stop laughing! TCGuy actually noticed the TP size, so blame him.
We've all heard about the shrinking groceries back in 2008, but just in the past few weeks I have come across 2 items in my very own pantry which have obviously shrunk in size since the last time I purchased them but the prices are the same. This prompted me to google "grocery items shrinking".
I found quiet a few links addressing this subject. Check out Grocery Shrink Ray at The Consumerist. You may find some items you weren't even aware of that have shrunk in size.
Seems like everything is shrinking (except my waisteline). Our grocieries are shrinking, our bank books are shrinking, and with the help of Obama and his printing press, our dollar is shrinking.
According to an article on today's OpEdNews.com, the decision to print 600 Billion dollars to buy US treasure securities is going to shrink the dollar.
Hyperinflation Gets Another Boost from the Federal Reserve
By Laura Roberts - Writer
On the heels of a massive turnover during the Mid Term Elections, the Federal Reserve is quickly on the move printing up more money. Today, it was announced that the Reserve will spend (print) 600 Billion dollars to purchase US treasury securities to keep interest rates at an all time low. The Reserve's reasoning around this move is that if the banks have more money, they will lend more, thus stimulating the economy.Ms. Roberts goes on to say:
But let's break it down a bit. When money is being flooded into the market in this manner it drastically lowers the value of the dollar. With each new influx of this "funny money" the value drops further. Eventually, it is taking more of the same dollar for the average person to purchase goods they need in their day to day lives.
Read the entire article here.See...the toilet paper fit right into this post!
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