When Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, held up a loaf of light wheat Pepperidge Farm bread at a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday and said his family is spending $40 more per week on groceries this year than it did last year, he admitted that they can afford it. But many Americans cannot.
"We buy this light wheat bread, like this loaf here," he said. "We're paying almost four dollars."
That figure is up from about three dollars a year ago. But Congress heard very few easy answers for what has caused...Full Story