One of the primary issues being addressed during this 2012 political cycle involves the rising cost of gasoline, which has surged by more than 158 percent since 2002, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures, and with no end in sight. But did you know that many other major food and household items on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) have also risen by the same or even higher amounts during this time period?
As reported by The Blaze, everything from eggs and milk to beer and wine has seen drastic price increases throughout the past decade, illustrating how wildly out of control inflation has become in the U.S. as a result of a failed fiat currency. Here is a list of 12 other consumer items besides gasoline, in order from the lowest increase to the highest increase, that have spiked in price over the past 10 years:
1) Milk: A gallon of pasteurized, homogenized whole milk was priced around $2.75 back in 2002. But today, that same gallon of processed milk costs about $3.47, representing a 26 percent increase.
2) Bread: If you typically buy bread from the store, you are likely paying 39 percent more per loaf today than you were 10 years ago. An average loaf of bread today costs $1.41, up from $1.01 back in 2002.
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