Ben by Daniel Shelton

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    The product packages are shrunk, price goes up.

  2. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Wallet has thinned, waist has thickened.

  3. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, about 1 year ago

    Just another way to keep the Cost of Living Index (COL) down so as to hide the true inflation rate.

  4. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    During periods of price inflation, retailers must raise prices to keep from losing money as the purchasing power of the dollar is drained off by the government. But the public tends to see only that the store is charging more, and they think this is somehow wrong, so the retailers had to find other ways to soften the blow of rising prices. Their solution was to down-size many products. The former half-gallon of ice cream is now 1.75 or 1.5 quarts, the 7-1/2 oz. can of tuna is now as small as 5 ounces, etc. All this is to hide the fact that thanks to government mismanagement of the money supply, the dollar is the new dime.

  5. John Bollinger

    John Bollinger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    Indeed.

  6. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    One of the ways manufactures hide the new sizes is with a change in packaging or labeling


    Consumers are so distracted by the new look that they may overlook the reduced quantities

  7. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    You do know that inflation is pretty low recently, especially compared to 40’s, 70’s and 80’s. And that companies usually do this in response to increasing costs. The drought in the mid-west will only make things worse. But don’t let facts get in the way of a “good” conspiracy theory…

  8. lily245pj

    lily245pj GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    It’s bad out there.

  9. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    The first thing I noticed was the tuna – suddenly didn’t go as far. Then the ice cream. When I bought microwave popcorn, it was in a package of 22 instead of 24 – same price. Personally, I would rather pay more and have the same size. I understand their problems and that we all have to pay for it. But stop being sneaky!

  10. whmIII

    whmIII said, about 1 year ago

    Yep, a dollar will go a long way…in your wallet.

  11. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 1 year ago

    Sugar and flour were the first things I noticed. 5 lb. bags became 4 lbs.

  12. gmonica52

    gmonica52 said, about 1 year ago

    Deception, deception, deception—they should be more upfront with what they are doing. It is simply wrong!

  13. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, about 1 year ago

    Somebody has to pay for Obamacare. Guess what? It’s you! Congratulations!

  14. mathteacher678

    mathteacher678 said, about 1 year ago

    @lightenup

    Food is not included in that “low” inflation rate.

  15. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Felix The Cat

    This has been going on since before Obama was even elected


    Somebody has to pay for those big fat corporate bonuses. Guess what? It’s You!

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