With Growing Christmas Tree Prices, Inflation Remains Evergreen This Winter
With the prices of gasoline, diesel, and fertilizer skyrocketing, nearly three quarters of wholesale Christmas tree growers have indicated they plan to increase prices compared to 2021, according to a survey of wholesale Christmas tree growers.
This follows a survey that found at least a third of American shoppers are scaling back on holiday spending this year.
Thanks to President Biden’s cruel economy, Main Street businesses are being forced to raise prices to keep up with inflation, which, in turn, gets passed on to American consumers.
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Christmas tree prices have significantly risen for the 2022 holiday season as Biden-Flation shows no signs of stopping.
- More than three quarters of wholesale Christmas tree growers said they are planning to increase prices between 5 and 15 percent.
- Some say they plan to mark up their trees over 20 percent.
- More than a third of Christmas tree growers have indicated that their costs to operate have increased by at least 16 percent.
Biden’s cruel economy will make it more expensive to light the Christmas trees, too, this winter, as American families will pay enormous energy bills in order to stay warm.
- Families are worried about how they’ll heat their home, as energy bills skyrocket to the highest prices in 25 years.
- Families who heat their home with natural gas will pay $1,094, up more than 20 percent from last year, while families who heat their home with oil (typically in the Northeast region) will suffer even more, with an average bill of $2,354.
- This comes as households have taken on $351 billion in debt – the largest increase since 2007.
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American families and workers are struggling as the Biden Administration exacerbates economic suffering.
- American households have taken on $351 billion in debt – the largest increase since 2007 – as they struggle to make ends meet.
- Inflation and recession fears are prompting more than three in four families to make significant lifestyle changes – like delaying major purchases or cutting back on holiday spending.
- More than 40 percent of U.S. small business owners said they couldn’t pay rent on time or in full for the month of November – the highest this year – according to a new survey.
- At least 30 percent of business owners reported inflation as the single biggest challenge in operating their business.
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