In the latest evidence of Joe Biden’s mental decline, he released a video bemoaning “shrinkflation” ahead of Super Bowl LVIII.
Shrinkflation refers to a form of stealth inflation, whereas products remain the same sticker price but portion sizes are reduced (though it’s also the case that portion sizes have been reduced alongside the sticker price increasing on some products, creating a double whammy). This phenomenon has become so widespread that there’s a “shrinkflation” subreddit where over 112,000 members share countless examples of shrinkflation they’ve found in the wild.
And it’s in the Biden economy that it’s become this common - but he’d like to ignore that part.
Biden said in a video posted to his Twitter/X account complaining about the consequences of his own policies; “It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and if you’re anything like me, you like to be surrounded by a snack or two while watching the big game. You know, when buying snacks for the game, you might’ve noticed one thing, sports drinks bottles are smaller, bag of chips has fewer chips, but they’re still charging us just as much.”
He continued; “As an ice cream lover, what makes me the most angry is that ice cream cartons have actually shrunk in size, but not in price. I’ve had enough of what they call ‘shrinkflation.’ It’s a rip-off. Some companies are trying to pull a fast one by shrinking their products little by little and hoping you won’t notice. Give me a break.”
He then unveiled his solution; asking companies to please stop. “The American public is tired of getting played for suckers. I’m calling on companies to put a stop to this,” Biden concluded.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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