U.S. Inflation Rose in April at Fastest Pace in 13 Years

How do you feel about the rise in prices?

  • 3,094

    I’m in an unusual agreement, to a point with jimK, in that the current increase in prices are an anomaly of our country’s inability to self-govern during an extended crisis by those in government who would put political dominance of the Democratic party’s power grab before putting the common good of the people that they are charged to represent. And that’s my opinion. SneakyPete. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 7 20. 21

  • 2,755

    Obviously a problem for fixed income.

  • 124

    its being driven by greed.

  • 1,183

    The rise in prices in many cases is due to the fact that many of our products come from another country, like China, & Taiwan. During COVID getting these items has been difficult. In addition, climate change has affected fresh produce growth. The rest of price increases isn't due to any real shortage, it's because some corporations see an opportunity to make a greater profit. True capitalism has existed in years! We need to bring all production back to the U.S. where it belongs. I don't want to buy another Whirlpool product made in Mexico and is crap!

  • 356

    I don' like it, but the pandemic has caused shortages and delays. It should reverse as we return to normal.

  • 9,037

    This too will pass as workers return following the covid shut down. This should not surprise any one.

  • 277

    with this president the worst is yet to come,,, this economy could have been booming

  • 41

    Our economy has experienced record trade deficits for the last twenty years that have sucked the reserves out of our banks. The Fed artificially raises reserves ("Quantitative Easing") without printing money, without creating commensurate value, and without creating debt. This has enabled the Democrats to spend trillions of dollars without any commensurate value being generated while incentivizing people to not work. You have to be really stupid not to understand how this can drive inflation!

  • 138
    A David

    Given the rate the GOP has been borrowing money over the last twenty years, I'm surprised it took this long.

  • 3,724

    Living gets more expensive, money coming in doesn't improve fast enough.

  • 425

    No one is “happy” to see prices go up, so the question is stupid 🙄 HOWEVER, we were in a YEAR LONG PANDEMIC!!! WTF DID PEOPLE EXPECT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN???? I mean seriously people, get your heads out of your butts if you are attempting to blame this on Biden or his administration AT ALL!!!!

  • 685

    With my pocket book!

  • 725

    Inflation can be brought under control by raising interest rates. For an unusually long time, interest rates have been near zero. This is not normal! If the Feds raise interest rates, then seniors and other people with savings accounts could finally start earning dividends instead of losing money. It also might serve to encourage otherwise recalcitrant people to begin saving more such that they may be less dependent on the government as they age.

  • 13.4k

    funny how the price of goods goes up, even when we waste over 60% of what is produced, and wages stay stagnant even when the cost of living rises...businesses claim they cant afford to pay just basic living wages, despite record profits, and huge C.E.O. payouts. Government talks austerity for the people, but gives billions to a bloated military budget.Feels more then a bit out of whack...or just lies really.it feels like lies from capitalists. We need to start putting people first.Housing, healthcare, and clean water and air for all.Workers of the world unite.

  • 122

    Greedy Grady repercussions from the prior Trump/Pence Administration

  • 129

    Welcome to demonrats destroying the economy. When will you people learn?

  • 244

    Price inflation is increasing, even though other major world currencies are keeping up with the devaluation of the U.S. Dollar by devaluing their currencies. The price of food and energy is noticeably on the rise lately. Items bought at stores and online regularly are having their prices go up. Pretty soon, at this rate, the Dollar Tree Stores will have to change their name to 'Joe's Two Dollar Tree'. And what makes it maddening is that the inflation, although being artificially controlled by the FED, is all self-inflicted. It is one thing when people shoot themselves in the foot, but when your own Government shoots all citizens in their collective foot, who must purchase food and fuel each week, it is time for a collective scream out of the windows like we're mad as hell and we're not gonna take it! People who can least afford to pay for this rapid increase in price inflation are being harmed by those in charge of the Government who think nothing of purchasing those $12 boxes of gourmet ice cream like we have seen in Nancy Pelosi's home freezer. Our representatives must speak out on the floor of the Capitol against the insane amount of printing and spending of money that is driving up the prices these days. It must be curbed...cut that National Debit Card in half until the madness ends in D.C.

  • 290

    The rise in inflation is bad. Especially when people haven't recovered from the pandemic & the lost of income it has caused. Congress must address this.

  • 240

    We’re in Texas. We are insulated from the larger economy, even if our grid isn’t insulated. I have noticed a rise in groceries and other goods. However, I can comprehend we’re coming out of a global pandemic and while WE may be resuming production and consumption, not all our international suppliers are yet. So we may have to wait, maybe American manufacturers pick up the slack, either way, we will be fine.

  • 507

    Are we supposed to feel good about inflation? Higher prices will stifle the economy causing the Fed to raise interest rates which will slow the economy more. So even when we can afford to build a house it’s still going to cost more because of higher internet rates. Open the damn country and get people back to work.