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Re: Trouble Ahead?

ANON
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I figure my out-of-pocket cost of main camp has nearly doubled. Last year I paid just under $600 for two round trip tickets; just under $250 for the rental car; and just over $500 for five nights in the hotel. This year the plane tickets are about $900, the rental is about $500 and the five nights will be just under $700.

So, excluding the cost of food and the camp, my cost went from $1,350 to about $2,100.

Also, there was a nice, cheap round-trip flight I could get from my city to the city where my son plays, leaving mid-afternoon on Friday and returning late Sunday. That flight is no longer offered at that price and is now almost three times the cost. It was nice for both of us for me to go down there a couple times last year. That probably \'aint happening this year.


We have no one to blame but ourselves. This is what we voted for.

Right?

Let’s see, Inflation is a general rise in the cost of goods and services. It can occur for two reasons: an increase in the supply of money relative to the supply of goods or an increase in demand for goods relative to supply. While not all price increases due to inflation what we see now is inflation, not corporate greed. Although corporate greed surely doesn’t help. But, Biden has played a key role, inflation rose after the election. The American Rescue Plan pumped more cash than ever needed into an overheated economy, supply chains could not keep up.

But then again, the bill signed by Donald Trump—spending unprecedented amounts due to COVID-19 started it all up. All necessary at the time, but this began under Trump and his spending spree is contributing to inflation now. Trump spent more in four years than Obama did in eight. While Biden is keeping it going, Trump started it.

So yea, we all voted for it. Just at different times….

Re: Trouble Ahead?

Refreshing to see someone else realizes both side have been ******* us.

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Wow - intelligent political commentary on the DBoard? Isn’t that against the community guidelines?

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Congress is the body that taxes and spends, not the President. Although the President can affect the spending with the veto power, the real question is who held Congress when the deficit spending went wild; not who was in the White House.

Plus, the wild spending was just one cause of the inflation. The severe restraints on oil and gas drilling, transportation and production in the US is a major but-for cause.

But, yes. Who gets into office matters.

As for how it will impact hockey ... I foresee some junior teams going under and/or shifting more costs to the players. Scouting budgets will be cut, so scouts will spend time watching LiveBarn and HockeyTV instead of traveling to watch kids live. Youth teams will travel less, meaning that the kids playing outside hockey hotbeds like Minnesota, New England and Michigan will find it very, very hard to retain players and get good games. As for hockey long term, I have no idea how rinks will keep in the black once the green new deal-type rules hit. Maintaining a rink requires a lot energy.

Re: Trouble Ahead?

Anon
Congress is the body that taxes and spends, not the President. Although the President can affect the spending with the veto power, the real question is who held Congress when the deficit spending went wild; not who was in the White House.

Plus, the wild spending was just one cause of the inflation. The severe restraints on oil and gas drilling, transportation and production in the US is a major but-for cause.

But, yes. Who gets into office matters.

As for how it will impact hockey ... I foresee some junior teams going under and/or shifting more costs to the players. Scouting budgets will be cut, so scouts will spend time watching LiveBarn and HockeyTV instead of traveling to watch kids live. Youth teams will travel less, meaning that the kids playing outside hockey hotbeds like Minnesota, New England and Michigan will find it very, very hard to retain players and get good games. As for hockey long term, I have no idea how rinks will keep in the black once the green new deal-type rules hit. Maintaining a rink requires a lot energy.
although I generally agree on congress, let's not forget that the desire to spend and/or policy direction comes from the president.

oil and gas drilling is not in majority restrained by way of canceling lease sales and other policies (which admittedly Biden does not make easy), but investor appetite. Look at shell's comment at the congressional hearing. he clearly said it is not the lease sales that have an impact on price to consumers.

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I just love how you - like so many others intend on shifting the blame - shift the poster's statement about "drilling, transportation and production" to "lease sales." Big difference.

A lease is one thing. What you can do with/on the leased property is quite another.

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Your last sentence "maintaining a rink requires a lot of energy" made me think.

Wouldn't it be ironic if the non-traditional hockey market sun states with year round 365 sun used solar for their rinks and came out of this mess better than the cold dark traditional Northern rinks?

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#1 hockey is expensive.
#2 all politicians are in it for themselves. If you think either side cares about you or the country, you are sadly mistaken.