NEW YORK CITY, NY – According to reports, the recent uptick in shoplifting in concurrence with inflation seeing grocery prices skyrocket, grocery stores in The Big Apple have started to lock up the canned meat Spam using anti-theft containers.
Of all the things to see being outfitted with anti-theft devices in Biden’s economy, Spam was likely not one on many people’s radar as being a potential candidate to get the treatment – yet here it is.
Apparently shoppers and even some store employees at a Duane Reade outlet inside New York City’s Port Authority bus depot were flabbergasted at the canned meat being put behind lock and key. Yet, what seems even more unbelievable is that said product is going for nearly $4 a can at said outlet nowadays.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first instance of Spam having to be put behind lock and key in grocery stores – although the circumstances are slightly different. Back in 2017 in Hawaii, there were a string of thefts at grocery stores dubbed as the “Spam Heists,” which (in all seriousness) was linked to a “Spam black market” in the state.
However, the locking up of the canned meat in New York City isn’t seemingly inspired by any sort of organized theft ring to put Spam on the black market – it’s instead largely inspired by general shoplifting and the current economy seeing prices hiked up for traditionally inexpensive products.
Back in February, reports began circulating about Walmart placing anti-theft security wire (traditionally seen fitted around smaller, high-dollar electronic items) on packages of steak.
Of course, between locked up steaks and cans of Spam, one might think the United States is in the midst of a recession, but the White House has continued to push the narrative that there is no recession transpiring – largely because the Biden administration has decided to change the definition of a what a recession is.
Back on July 27th during a White House press briefing, Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, “If things are going so great though, then why is it that White House officials are trying to redefine recession?”
Jean-Pierre claimed that no such thing was occurring, but Doocy explained, “If we all understand a recession to be two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth in a row, and then you have White House officials come up here to say, ‘No, no, no, that’s not what a recession is, it’s something else,’ how is that not redefining recession?”
Again, Jean-Pierre peddled the lie that the Biden administration isn’t trying to alter the meaning of what a recession is, but Doocy brought the receipts, pointing out that Biden’s director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese had previously defined a recession as two negative growth quarters back to back but is now suddenly claiming otherwise.
“Brian Deese said in 2008, ‘Of course economists have a technical definition…of a recession, which is two consecutive quarters of negative growth.’ And then yesterday, he said, ‘Two negative quarters of GDP growth is not the technical definition of a recession.’ What changed?”
This piece was written by Gregory Hoyt on August 1, 2022. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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