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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Voinovich: Food prices too high

Sen. George Voinovich says food prices have been rising steadily in the last few months - and he wants to know why.

Voinovich, the top Republican on the subcommittee on oversight of government management, the federal workforce, and the District of Columbia, send a letter today to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking for a study and report on the rising cost of food.

Voinovich wants to know: What are the major factors contributing to the rise in food prices both nationally and globally? What role do federal ethanol incentives play in this crisis? What effect will permanently high food prices have on our economy? And, which groups in our country are most affected by high food costs?

“We need to stop debating whether there is a problem and start taking action to help people deal with the problems that are so obvious in their daily lives,” Voinovich said. “Before you can start to fix a problem, you have to know the cause.”


at 1:44 PM, April 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's simple. Voinovich will simply raise taxes. Then he can pay to maker the food prices lower.

The guy is losing his darn mind.

Food prices are high because gas prices are high. Chickens, noodles, fruits and vegetables don't walk themselves to the market.

Then there is the resource scarcity that is created by the people who think using our food source is better to use as an energy source instead. Give that one to Jeanie Schmidt.

So, for free of charge, I have given you the study you need:
High oil prices +
Trying to use food for energy
=Food scarcity and higher prices

But I'm sure George will spend millions of dollars, many months or years to come to the same conclusion, and the government solution will be to subsidize the farmers so they can get their food to market cheaper thereby raising our taxes. If not that, some other hairbrained scheme.

at 2:22 PM, April 30, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

I'm glad to see Voinovich woke from the stuper.......

I can't say anymore than 1;44 said other than the SEC should look in to Soros, the war criminal's relationship with Big Commodities on Wall Street!!!

at 3:24 PM, April 30, 2008 Anonymous JT said...

1:44, you hit it. Also, don't forget the increase in minimum wage. The people stocking the food and ringing up your bill are now making a few extra bucks. Those costs are then passed onto the consumer in cost of the food. So those on minimum wage get to break even on that portion and it squeezes the middle class yet again.

at 5:48 PM, April 30, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Idiot said...

I hope that President Obama appoints Soros as Secretary of te Treasury.

at 6:06 PM, April 30, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

Well, there's also inflation.....

at 6:29 PM, April 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:44 needs to give Jim Parker a call. That person was funny...

at 7:57 PM, April 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a clue 1:44 >> everyone but W knows ethanol is a big factor in food price escalation.
1)Concerned scientists said we need to examine this relation and make a sensible decision.
2) W said we need to expand ethanol production to lesser our dependence... yada yada.

Voinovich is simply trying to get an independent, accepted government evaluation that can tell W he's wrong - again.

at 8:46 PM, April 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parker should run against George Voinovich.

I would vote for him. Look at his website and decide for yourself.


at 1:00 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just food prices that are rising. I work for a shipping company and was just notified that Fed Ex, UPS, and DHL will all raise shipping cost as follows this Sunday evening; Air Service will increase 25% at UPS & Fed Ex, DHL will rise 27%. Ground Service rates will increase between 7.75 to 7.8%.

This situation is spinning out of control. Soon we're going to need another 'loan' from China to boost the economy. I can't wait until November!

at 11:06 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

W - you, sir, are the president!. In addition to all the glorious perks, there are SOME responsibilities. Like >> pay attention, BH.

at 11:08 PM, May 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

V haters - why so quiet? EXPOSED?

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