The fleecing of the American consumer should be a Olympic sport because it has really been perfected. I could be ranting about income taxes, sales tax, inflation, or various other schemes designed to part you from your money, but I'm talking about a newer skill set.
Ever since gasoline hovered in the $3-$4 range, and the American public swallowing it with little outrage. I've noticed that other manufacturers have become more bold in inflating their prices, or creating shortages to maximize prices. Ground beef ($5/lb?) more expensive than seafood? Not until recently. High priced pork products. I'm sure that I'm missing a few products that have gotten outrageously overpriced, and feel free to leave a comment on things that have gotten out of hand.
Anyways, just another example of the decline, and the money grab near the end of the line.
Keep Right On Prepping - K