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Stat of the Day: Thanksgiving Costs Up a Record 20%, but Prescription Drug Prices Decline

As we approach Thanksgiving, you may have heard (or personally experienced) that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year is up a record 20%.

Meanwhile, guess what's actually declined in price, according to the federal government itself.  That would be prescription drug prices, which declined 0.1% last month alone.

Perhaps the Biden Administration should focus on helping everyday Americans afford Thanksgiving, rather than artificially imposing innovation-killing government price controls on lifesaving drugs, which are actually declining in price and nowhere near the inflation rate afflicting other consumer costs.…[more]

November 17, 2022 • 11:48 AM

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A New Mexico woman is suing her city for emotional injuries after her arrest for failure to return an overdue book and movie to her local library.

Lori Teel allegedly checked out a copy of the Twilight book and movie in the fall of 2010 and failed to return both.  According to news reports, overdue notices and eventually a demand for her to appear in court were sent to her home and ignored.  When police showed up at Teel's home on an unrelated disturbance call and discovered that a warrant had been issued for her arrest due to her failure to appear in court, she was arrested in front of her five children and had to spend the night in jail.

Teel says she doesn't even remember checking the book and movie out of the Portales Public Library and claims the court notices were sent to the wrong address.  Teel is suing the city for emotional injuries.

"My kids are still very emotional," Teel said.  “They had to stay with a complete stranger.  My 3-year-old is traumatized over it.  She will not leave my side."

—Source:  Findlaw.com

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