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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Thanksgiving Costs Rise as Wallets Shrink

Nov 14, 2011

The American Farm Bureau Federation announced on November 10 that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is up this year by 13%. The average cost for the turkey and all the fixings for 10 people will be just over $49.

In fact, prices of fresh turkeys are up by 22%; pumpkin pie mix is up 15%; the green peas are up 16%; even the whipped cream is up 15%.

Today’s paychecks don’t stretch that far. Don’t pretend we have something to be thankful for!