Just one more thing: Tighten Our BeltsJust one more thing: Tighten Our Belts

These last two weeks I experienced three shocks. First of all, I drove to the gas station to have my car filled with "liquid gold." The shock was when the attendant told me the bill was $30. That's quite a chunk of my take home pay. Second, I went grocery shopping with my wife - which I hadn't done for some time. The price of groceries has tripled! About a year and a half ago the average price per bag of groceries was $5. Now it averages $15. My wife was telling me about the new grocery carts the store recently began using. They are one-third larger so that about $20 worth more groceries fits in them!

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Publication Date: June 02, 1980