November 21, 2007

NO ONE HAS IT HARDER THAN THEIR FATHER DID:

Thanksgiving a bargain in Concord (KATE DAVIDSON, November 21. 2007, Concord Monitor)

Feasting on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is easier on the pockets of Concord residents than the rest of the country, according to a national survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation. [...]

Nationally, a frozen 16-pound turkey cost $17.63, compared with $7.84 at a Concord supermarket. A gallon of whole milk in Concord cost $2.99; the national average was $3.88. [...]

With the survey results adjusted for inflation, the average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal has actually gone down about 9 percent over the past 20 years, according to Jim Sartwelle, an economist for the farm bureau. More than 150 volunteer shoppers from across the country helped compile the survey results.


When you sit down to give thanks, don't leave out Paul Volcker and Ronald Reagan, who gave us this deflationary epoch.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 21, 2007 8:55 AM
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