Last Year, Biden Bragged About 16 Cents In Fourth Of July Cookout Savings. This Year, Prices Rose By Double Digits.

In one of the more embarrassing and out-of-touch moments from the first months of the Biden administration, the commander-in-chief boasted about saving Americans a whopping $0.16 on their 2021 Fourth of July cookouts. Prices have since had another year to rise — and like Americans trying to make ends meet, the White House can no longer afford to be so smug.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the average cost of a summer cookout for a party of 10 is currently $69.68 — a figure that rose 17% since last year. Prices for barbecue staples such as chicken breasts, pork chops, potato salad, lemonade, and hamburger buns are more elevated than last year.

“Despite higher food prices, the supply chain disruptions and inflation have made farm supplies more expensive; like consumers, farmers are price-takers not price-makers,” AFBF Chief Economist Roger Cryan explained. “Bottom line, in many cases the higher prices farmers are being paid aren’t covering the…

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