U.S. gasoline and supermarket prices continue to rise
“I pay 20 dollars to fill it up, but I can’t fill it anymore, it’s slander,” Delia Scott complained Friday at a gas station in Washington, irritated by the rise in prices in the United States. United.
A few hours ago the Ministry of Labor said the year was over Gasoline This is an average increase of 6.8%, the largest increase since June 1982.
“It’s so hard! Bread is so expensive, sugar is so expensive, everything is so expensive!” Laments this unemployed fifty-something.
“You have to go to the store and pay seven dollars for a gallon of milk (about 4 liters) and then it costs 2.39!” According to her, it is still “slander” because “because of the government, people have no money. In addition, he starts working again âand gets paid again.
Earl Walker approaches in his big black car. The price is increasing every day, âhe said. He mentions that sometimes he can’t go to work or âhas to borrow money to get thereâ because the fuel is too high.
According to figures released on Friday, prices in the energy sector rose the most in a year (33.3%), as in many other countries.
âI can’t fill the whole tank. It’s costing me over $ 100, âsays Walker, a 40-year-old social worker who complains about the rising prices of chicken in supermarkets.
A “gradual” rise
Edward Harrison, 47, does his shopping at a local store near this gas station. Walmart, The giant of American supermarkets.
He admits that he goes out less and dives more on the Internet in search of good deals. However, from today he prefers to go directly to the supermarket near his home.
“Now I have to be very careful”, explains this electronics engineer, who also uses second-hand products “if necessary”.
Last month, prices for new cars rose 11.1% and used cars rose 31.4%. In October, the increase was even higher.
For those with more resources, rising inflation goes more or less unnoticed.
Stephen Gayle, 30, who works for a large energy company, says he only sees it when he receives his bank statements “later”. According to him, the price has increased “gradually”.
The increase in Christmas gifts, for example bicycles, is quite noticeable. âThe stores say the reason is the increase in transport prices.
Next to him, 29-year-old researcher Abby Mitchell, who now compares brands, previously admitted, âIf I wanted to buy lettuce, I would actually buy lettuce without looking at the price.
The people of this great democratic city did not blame President Joe Biden for the inflation, he vowed to change course.
“It’s all because of the government,” says Stephen Gayle. âThere is not much the government can do.
âBiden has done a lot for the people,â Delia Scott tells the gas station, âbut politicians can do more. “
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