Inflation Is This Thanksgiving’s Unwelcome Guest

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Posted: Nov 25, 2021 12:01 AM

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Last year, Americans were instructed not to gather with their loved ones due to pandemic concerns. This year, as families are planning to gather once more, the most expensive Thanksgiving in history could yet again derail their plans.   

Just four months ago, the Biden administration touted their claim that the price of an Independence Day barbecue was down 16 cents from the year before—proof, they said, “the Biden economic plan is working.” When Americans started noticing goods becoming more expensive, the administration assured it was just temporary

Now it’s November, and the administration is singing a different tune. The IRS recently adjusted tax brackets to account for inflation, indicating they anticipate it to be here for the long haul. And President Biden now says addressing inflation is a priority—perhaps because his approval rating is tanking by the day.

With inflation hitting a 30-year high, families are feeling its effects in preparation for Thanksgiving festivities even more than they did on the eve of

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