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Footsteps

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I heard that the President reported a bonus or savings of some sort in honor of Independence Day.
Before discovering the exact amount, I got overly excited and searched the Lamborghini website for their latest models. I also called some travel agencies now that Caribbean cruises have been resumed.
When I learned that the President was saying that this year's Fourth of July celebration would cost sixteen cents less than last year, I called a friend to find out how he had used his windfall. He ate at Waffle House where he bought two extra packs of sugar for his to-go coffee.
I have just finished scooping a finger tip of caulk from its jar and filled in a nail hole in a bedroom wall. Hopefully next Independence Day I will be blessed enough to paint over the caulk.
I am neither an expert repairman nor an investment analyst, so I would like to hear from those of you who surely did better. Did anybody think to search for magic beans?
 

Work4Peanuts

I like being just a Well-Known Member
I heard that the President reported a bonus or savings of some sort in honor of Independence Day.
Before discovering the exact amount, I got overly excited and searched the Lamborghini website for their latest models. I also called some travel agencies now that Caribbean cruises have been resumed.
When I learned that the President was saying that this year's Fourth of July celebration would cost sixteen cents less than last year, I called a friend to find out how he had used his windfall. He ate at Waffle House where he bought two extra packs of sugar for his to-go coffee.
I have just finished scooping a finger tip of caulk from its jar and filled in a nail hole in a bedroom wall. Hopefully next Independence Day I will be blessed enough to paint over the caulk.
I am neither an expert repairman nor an investment analyst, so I would like to hear from those of you who surely did better. Did anybody think to search for magic beans?
I turned the light on in the pantry last night, so that I could see to light the mosquito incense I wanted to burn to keep the blood suckers away. Unfortunately, the incense only works on mosquitoes and not politicians.
 

Footsteps

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I turned the light on in the pantry last night, so that I could see to light the mosquito incense I wanted to burn to keep the blood suckers away. Unfortunately, the incense only works on mosquitoes and not politicians.
That gives me a great idea. If by some chance our economy does not rebound under communism, I’m going to start collecting bugs. Dead ones will be bagged and frozen. If I can sell the idea, I'll call the product "Footsteps". Company slogan: “What Your Foot Steps on Makes Tasty Treats”.
If I walk across enough parking lots, I could create another industry called Sole Scrape Gum.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
It's tragic to believe you have 16 extra cents and after you have fun with the windfall it turns out you didn't have 16 extra cents :(

White House Doubles Down on 'Saving' Americans Money This Independence Day​

Last week the White House released a video arguing President Biden's economic policies are saving families 16 cents on their Independence Day cookout.

Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news. According to the Farm Bureau, the cost of a 4th of July BBQ is down from last year. It’s a fact you must-hear(d). Hot dog, the Biden economic plan is working. And that’s something we can all relish.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 1, 2021

But is the 16 cents in savings even true?

According to the data, which Spencer has detailed here, Americans are experiencing the most expensive Independence Day in years.

According to AAA, the nationwide average for unleaded fuel hit $3.09 per gallon, the highest ahead of the Fourth of July weekend since 2014. And as more states and businesses relax restrictions put in place due to the Wuhan coronavirus, this weekend will see 43.6 million Americans — the most travelers so far this year — hit the road, per AAA. "Today, 89 percent of US gas stations are selling regular unleaded for $2.75 or more. That is a stark increase over last July 4 when only a quarter of stations were selling gas for more than $2.25," a spokesperson said.

It's not just at the pump where Americans are feeling the impact of inflation, they're also seeing common food items get more expensive.

Comparing Labor Department average price data on common goods over the last decade, trips to the grocery store this summer will also be among the most expensive in years.

Jen Psaki claims the price of hot dogs has decreased under Biden.

They're at a 10-year high.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 2, 2021

Regardless, the White House is doubling down and touting the "savings."

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katie...mericans-money-this-independence-day-n2591971

If you haven't gone wild with that extra 16 cents you thought you had... you might want to hold onto that empty space in your pocket...
 

Footsteps

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If this administration is so determined to stand by the (false) price of a hot dog, is it any wonder that it blames Republicans for -reducing funds for police?
-increase in crime?
-crisis at the border?
-mismanaging the pandemic?
-(etc)
 

Wings Like Eagles

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Everyone deserves to live on the edge at least once.
Since the Canadian $ is only valued at around $.80 U.S., we may have saved only 13 cents. I notice no politician here would dare tell us that, unless he wanted some put-out-of-work, hapless soul to launch a pie at his face :pie So, they merely skulk away, muttering something about Covid-19, when anyone tries to talk to them about the kooky economy.
 
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