The White House celebrated the paltry 16-cent discount Americans last enjoyed on July 4th. As a reminder of how our leaders catapulted our economy and opportunities for prosperity, the average cost of celebrating Independence Day is now 17% higher than last year.
The White House has actually advertised a $0.16 price cut in 2021. Are you planning a picnic this year? Ketchup in the news. Barbecue prices on July 4th are down from last year, according to the Farm Bureau. This is a fact that you must hear (d). Hot Dog, Biden’s economic plan works. And this is something we can all enjoy,” the White House tweeted last July. In fact, they thought that Americans would believe that a small change in prices was evidence that the Biden administration was serving the people.
American Farm Bureau stated that, on average, a traditional Fourth of July barbecue costs about $59.50 for a 10-person party in 2021. This year, the average batch will cost consumers $69.68.. This is well below the usual estimates and does not include the cost of liquor.
Beef alone went up 36% last year ($11.2 for 2 pounds), and even a pack of hamburger buns will cost an extra $1.93 this holiday. Almost all goods have risen in price, and the farmers who feed us are paid less. “According to the USDA’s revised food dollar series, farmers currently receive approximately 8% of every dollar invested in food marketing,” said AFBF Chief Economist Roger Cryan. “Farmers’ share of the retail food dollar ranges from 2% to 4% for highly processed foods such as breads and cereals, and can be 35% or more for some fresh produce.”
Here are some additional costs you can expect to see this fourth one:
Individual prices, AFBF Summer Cooking 2022
- 2 pounds ground beef, $11.12 (+36%)
- 2 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breasts, $8.99 (+33%)
- 32 oz pork and beans, $2.53 (+33%)
- 3 pounds of pork chops centered, $15.26 (+31%)
- 5 liters of freshly squeezed lemonade, $4.43 (+22%)
- 5 pounds of homemade potato salad, $3.27 (+19%)
- 8 hamburger buns, $1.93 (+16%)
- Half gallon or vanilla ice cream, $5.16 (+10%)
- 13oz package of chocolate chip cookies, $4.31 (+7%)
- 2 pints of strawberries, $4.44 (-16%)
- 1 lb chopped cheese, $3.53 (-13%)
- 16oz bag of potato chips, $4.71 (-4%)