I was shopping today and for some reason, I began to really take notice of how we consumers are being ripped off by corporations in the name of a, 'bad economy.' I have seen for the last few years that the sugar companies took us out of five pound bags and charge us the same or more for a 4 pound bag.
Today, I was at Safeway and went to purchase the grandkids some ice cream and realized Safeway is charging the same price for a 1.5 quart container of their brand of ice cream in lieu of what used to be a 2 quart container. It doesn't even feel the same, the box is smaller and I think I will stick making my own.
We get less papertowels on our rolls and toilet paper as well and we wonder why we go through so much in such a short time. We are being ripped off my corporations who are taking advantage of those that support them and frankly I am tired of it!
I was at Taco Bell the other day and ordered a burrito and you guessed it, they are even smaller. I think I will eat at my local Mexican Food restaurant where the food is still great, plentiful and priced well.
What disturbs me, is that we are so willing to take this in stride, not complain, not protest, but just take it. If we quit buying the products from the companies that are truly trying to rip us off and purchase from the companies that aren't, we would send a very loud message to those that do.
Unfortunately, I think Americans have lost our back bone, our fight and all we want to do is sit in our houses and take the path to socialism as we are headed. We allow the gas companies to raise the cost of fuel any time the wind changes direction and accept it while we drive our huge SUV's and call it 'THE ECONOMY.'
If we don't fight back, soon we will no longer be the land of the free, but the land of the duped. After all, we allowed the banks to fall on their faces, gave them government loans while the rest of us were loosing our retirement, our homes, our jobs.
It starts with charging us more for less and we are becoming very much like the frog that sits in a pan of water while the water gets hotter and hotter until it boils and the frog dies. We should be like the frog that fights like hell avoiding going into the pot in the first place.
If you think this is just an empty rant, Albert Einstein once said:
'The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."