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Biden Inflation: Price of Chicken Breast Skyrockets 251% in Illinois

The federal government says there’s only been a 2.7% inflation rate for food during the past year, but price tags at the supermarket say otherwise.

In Illinois, for example, the cost of chicken breast at local Jewel-Osco grocery stores as increased by five dollars per pound since 2020 — an increase of 251% since Joe Biden took office, reported the DuPage Policy Journal.

The journal’s analysis showed that a pack of chicken breast at the supermarket chain cost $6.99 per pound as of January 2, 2024, which is $5 more than the $1.99 per pound price tag for chicken breast on Dec. 16, 2022.

American Greatness contributor Steve Cortes, founder of the League of American Workers (LAW) chimed in, telling the policy journal that “the pain at the grocery store checkout is a direct result of the exorbitant borrow-and-spend policies of Joe Biden.”

The report provided the following table of food price increases at Jewel-Osco grocery stores. How much have prices increased at your local grocery stores?

Item Price 12/20 Unit Store Price 1/24 Unit
Chicken Breast $1.99 lb. Jewel-Osco $6.99 lb.
Turkey Breast $0.12 oz Jewel-Osco $0.50 oz
Ground beef $3.99 lb. Jewel-Osco $5.49 lb.
All Laundry Detergent $7.99 88 oz bottle Jewel-Osco $12.99 88 oz bottle
Chili Man Chili $1.50 15 oz can Jewel-Osco $2.99 15 oz can
Ham $0.99 lb Jewel-Osco $4.29 lb.
Snow crab $8.99 lb Jewel-Osco $16.99 lb.
Rib roast $5.99 lb Jewel-Osco $14.49 lb.
Salmon $5.99 lb. Jewel-Osco $6.99 lb.
sweet potatoes $0.39 lb. Jewel-Osco $1.99 lb.
avocados $0.88 each Jewel-Osco $1.99 each
red seedless grapes $0.99 lb. Jewel-Osco $3.99 lb.
clementines $4.99 each bag Jewel-Osco $4.99 each
bone-in ribeye steak $7.99 lb. Jewel-Osco $15.49 lb.
bone-in pork shoulder roast $1.49 lb. Jewel-Osco $2.99 lb.
King crab legs $24.99 lb. Jewel-Osco $24.99 lb.
boneless beef sirloin tip or bottom round roast $4.99 lb. Jewel-Osco $6.99 lb.
whole turkeys $2.49 lb. Jewel-Osco $3.29 lb.
ground turkey (93%) $3.50 16 oz. Jewel-Osco $4.99 16 oz.
Italian sausages $0.19 ounce Jewel-Osco $0.37 ounce
ground turkey (98%) $4.99 16 oz. Jewel-Osco $5.29 16 oz.
frozen meatballs $0.16 ounce Jewel-Osco $0.32 ounce
tenderloin roast $16.99 lb. Jewel-Osco $17.89 lb.
seedless grapes $2.49 lb. Jewel-Osco $3.99 lb.
organic mushrooms $0.25 ounce Jewel-Osco $0.35 ounce
Crisco cooking oil $0.06 ounce Jewel-Osco $0.12 ounce
Jiffy corn muffin mix $0.69 8.5 oz Jewel-Osco $1.00 8.5 oz
Quaker Oats oatmeal (large container) $3.49 42 oz. Jewel-Osco $6.99 42 oz.
Philadelphia soft cream cheese $3.00 7.5-8 oz tub Jewel-Osco $4.29 7.5-8 oz tub
Philadelphia cream cheese $2.00 8 oz brick Jewel-Osco $4.49 8 oz brick
Daisy sour cream $2.00 16 oz. Jewel-Osco $2.99 16 oz.
Coffeemate flavored creamer $3.00 32 oz. Jewel-Osco $5.49 32 oz.
Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches $4.99 4 count Jewel-Osco $5.99 4 count
Kraft singles $3.00 10.7-12 oz. Jewel-Osco $3.49 10.7-12 oz.
Pure leaf tea $2.00 59 oz. Jewel-Osco $3.49 59 oz.
Pringles potato chips $1.67 4.5-5.5 oz. Jewel-Osco $3.79 4.5-5.5 oz.
Planters peanuts $2.50 16 oz. Jewel-Osco $3.99 16 oz.
Aha sparkling water $2.50 8 pk, 12 oz Jewel-Osco $4.49 8 pk, 12 oz
Coca-Cole, Diet Coke, Sprite $1.25 2 litre bottles Jewel-Osco $3.29 2 litre bottles
Coca-Cole, Diet Coke, Sprite $4.00 6 pk, 8 oz bottles Jewel-Osco $6.99
6 pk, 8 oz bottles
Pop Secret microwave popcorn $3.50 6pk Jewel-Osco $7.79 6pk
Kraft mayo $3.50 22-30 oz Jewel-Osco $6.49 22-30 oz
Classico pasta sauce $2.00 15-24 oz. Jewel-Osco $3.00 15-24 oz.
Mott’s applesauce $2.00 23-24 oz. Jewel-Osco $2.50 23-24 oz.

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