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Moving Is More Expensive Thanks To The Massive Increase In Diesel Fuel Prices

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The image of Janet Yellen at the slot machine (in the original post) is worth the click. The irony in this potentially doctored image is that the deep-fake nature of this picture expresses as much truth as any “official” image of Yellen in Washington would express a deep fake. At any rate, it's the numbers that count. Under Biden’s leadership, we saw astounding “growth” in three areas: Natural gas prices grew 281%, diesel fuel prices grew by 117%, and gas prices grew by 106%. And today’s May CPI numbers: 8.6% year over year—much worse than economists had expected, and the worst since 1981.

As I line up my move from Fairfax VA to Columbus OH, I am getting a variety of quotes from moving companies. And wow! The cost of moving using a national moving company for a 4 bedroom house is $15,000 to $20,500. That includes International, North American and Bekins.

One of the reasons for the high cost of moving is the massive increase in diesel fuel used for trucking. Diesel fuel under Biden has risen 117%. And since it was revealed that natural gas often is used for electric charging stations, and NATGAS is up 281% under Biden (but there aren’t many electric moving trucks yet).

Source: Confounded Interest

The other problem facing moving companies is labor scarcity. Despite our open borders with Mexico and millions flowing across the border, moving companies STILL can’t find crews. Both Mayflower and United refused to give me a quote for moves under $1,000.

And for any of you who say “Do it yourself!”, I am physically disabled and can’t do it.

Source: Confounded Interest

I wonder if it would be less expensive if we used horse-drawn moving vans?

Originally published on Confounded Interest.

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