Price Of Eggs Cracking Budgets

Price Of Eggs Cracking Budgets

There are 8 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 23, 2008, titled Price Of Eggs Cracking Budgets. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Across the U.S., cash registers beep, ringing up eggs for more than $2 a dozen. To Bob Krouse, head of the company that owns the veritable chicken city, the hens are part of the soundtrack to a golden era of ...

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Eric

United States

#1 Mar 23, 2008
And so we have Bush & Co. to thank for this. Their misguided policies are now coming home to roost.

The choice for this Fall is equally unfortunate. Speaking only for me, I fear for my abilities to provide for my family.
Oh Me

Wethersfield, CT

#2 Mar 23, 2008
With economists. analyists, and others who forecast all things is this country, how in the devil did they miss the
connection between grain prices, artificially high because of speculation on grain-based fuels, and the price of eggs, milk and dairy products, meat
Bush needs to get his cowboy boots out the the grocery store and discover that this country is, in deed, in a huge recession. He doesn't feel the price of food, gasoline or anything else directly. He's just an idiot living in denial.
Profits and Hens

Chicopee, MA

#3 Mar 23, 2008
"'We've never seen profits like this,' Krouse said."

Think about that for a second: Profit is the money made *after expenses*. It's not that the corn and fuel are so high (although they are)...it's that the egg producers have raised their prices (finally) and are getting their price for their product! They're capitalizing on the craziness.

And, frankly, I'm very glad to hear that. Our farmers deserve to profit. After seeing the oil execs boasting record profits, which turned my stomach, it's good to see a sector I respect and admire also benefiting from what is basically an "economic Jedi mind trick" played on the people.

Remember: When you hear people talk about PROFITS, it doesn't mean that their good is exorbitantly expensive to make. It means they're charging extra per unit, and getting it!

Basically, all companies are trying to capitalize on what is basically a feeding frenzy. We've all been duped into thinking the sky is falling and everything costs more because of oil...but every time you see the word PROFITS, please remember -- the truth is they're just charging more because they think they can.

Much love to the egg-producers - especially our CT local ones! Brown eggs are local eggs, and local eggs are fresh!:)
Jon

Myrtle Beach, SC

#4 Mar 23, 2008
What did chicken little say "the sky is falling". Not on the wealthy. Doesn't make much difference if eggs cost 2 dollars or 5 dollars a dozen. They will just have the chef cooking them over-easy. George Twig selling country down the river!
Scumbags in Government

Glastonbury, CT

#5 Mar 23, 2008
As citizens (and, hopefully registered voters) in this great country of ours, we shouldn't blame Bush for what's happening to this economy.
Do your homework, and the next time an election comes up, you'd better be proud to back the individual your pushing the button, or filling in the bubble, or sliding down the lever for. Seriously.
We are a nation of over-consumption - we only have ourselves to blame. Biggest importers of goods from overseas, and the biggest consumers of, oh yeah, O-I-L.
So, quit your beyotching.
Think about it. If every citizen, for, say one week, didn't go to work, didn't grocery shop, didn't go shopping for frivolous things, waited that week to pay bills, cut back on utility usage, didn't use their cell phones, didn't go online and surf, didn't watch TV, didn't buy those lattes...what would happen?
I think we all need to do that. Just once.
Jon

Myrtle Beach, SC

#6 Mar 23, 2008
Scumbags in Government wrote:
As citizens (and, hopefully registered voters) in this great country of ours, we shouldn't blame Bush for what's happening to this economy.
Do your homework, and the next time an election comes up, you'd better be proud to back the individual your pushing the button, or filling in the bubble, or sliding down the lever for. Seriously.
We are a nation of over-consumption - we only Of cousrhave ourselves to blame. Biggest importers of goods from overseas, and the biggest consumers of, oh yeah, O-I-L.
So, quit your beyotching.
Think about it. If every citizen, for, say one week, didn't go to work, didn't grocery shop, didn't go shopping for frivolous things, waited that week to pay bills, cut back on utility usage, didn't use their cell phones, didn't go online and surf, didn't watch TV, didn't buy those lattes...what would happen?
I think we all need to do that. Just once.
Of course it isn't twigs fault totally. Throw in our representatives also, and citizens have some responsibility. BUT, Iraq war, Immigration, Corporate tax cuts, environmental destruction for developers, FEMA (hurricane Katrina), Dick Cheney and oil bambozzle, tax breaks for wealthy, infra-structure in ruins, Supreme court stacked against middle class, neo-conservatives trying to control the world. Perhaps rageing Grannies can save us.

Since: Oct 07

Canterbury

#7 Mar 23, 2008
Encouraging the use of feed corn being used to manufacture a gasoline additive is one of the strangest and most bizarre public policies imaginable. All the presidential candidates should point this out and pledge to end this.
Living Large

United States

#8 Mar 24, 2008
Stop eating eggs

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