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post #1 of 151 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Just read the article below on what we will spend for ONE day (Halloween). The PA legislature should hang the heads in shame that they have not approved a license increase since 1999. I wonder what their salaries have risen over the last 18 years. Scratching my head on this one.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans will spend $9.1 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and pumpkins in 2017. This is up 8.3% from last year.
The biggest chunk of the spending will go towards costumes, with holidaymakers spending $3.4 billion to dress up like their favorite monsters and superheroes. For those impatiently waiting to satisfy their sweet tooth, never fear. Americans are expected to spend $2.7 billion on candy this year.
Broken down, the NRF predicts that each person will spend an average of $86.13 on Halloween festivities, up from last year’s figure of $82.93. All of that spending can seem scary if money is tight, nevertheless, people seem up to the challenge. Just 12.9% say that their spending will be impacted by the economy.
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post #2 of 151 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 12:23 PM
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So just how does this tie in with legislators salaries and hunting license increase?? Scratching my head on this too

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So just how does this tie in with legislators salaries and hunting license increase?? Scratching my head on this too
Well Jag, if you need me to "splain this" to you and I really don't think you will make the connections. Hey, you have a good day.
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I've gotta go with Jager on this one? This money spent by ALL people not just hunters!
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I've gotta go with Jager on this one? This money spent by ALL people not just hunters!
Count me in on that too!
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It's Called Inflation

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I've gotta go with Jager on this one? This money spent by ALL people not just hunters!
It's Called Inflation. Since 1999 inflation has added 42.3% in general and many things have increased even more. Tell me what other goods and services you purchase still cost the same as in 1999? Still scratching my head on this one?

Historic inflation United States ? historic CPI inflation United States
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Keep explaining, because you sure haven't made your point yet.......
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Keep explaining, because you sure haven't made your point yet.......
Well, since I only speak English I guess my point won't register here! lol.
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I guess we all aren't reading between the lines here. Your post is about all the money spent on Halloween candy.

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I wish he'd spell it out.....like CRYSTAL CLEAR!

I can't figure it out! What does what the entire country spends on Halloween have to do with hunting license costs in PA? I was trying to make a connection, but then he threw in inflation and I'm just lost after that!
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