BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Inflation is crushing the grocery budgets of Americans across the U.S., with food prices accelerating to a new four-decade high in July.

Although the consumer price index, which measures a basket of everyday goods including food, rent and gasoline, came in cooler than expected at 8.5% in July, food prices accelerated further, the Labor Department reported.

President Biden commented on the subject with a spiritual perspective, “Maybe this is God sending a message in the importance of fasting,” explained Biden. “Thus the fewer meals we eat, the closer we are to God. This also shows that the starvation which goes on daily in other countries, shows their strong connection to the Almighty.”