Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, called out companies for delivering less for more in a social media post in which he echoed a similar complaint from Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster.

“Me hate shrinkflation! Me cookies are getting smaller,” Cookie Monster said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.


In response, Brown wrote: “Me too, Cookie Monster. Big corporations shrink the size of their products without shrinking their prices, all to pay for CEO bonuses. People in my state of Ohio are fed up — they should get all the cookie they pay for.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, also responded to the hungry blue monster, saying: ‘I’m on it.”

“I need your help to hold big corporations accountable for using shrinkflation to rake in record profits,” he wrote. “Can you chip in $3 to help fight back?”

In February, President Biden criticized companies for scaling back on product while charging more. 

“Some companies are trying to pull a fast one by shrinking their products little by little and hoping you won’t notice,” Biden said in a video ahead of the Super Bowl. “Give me a break. The American public is tired of being played for suckers. I’m calling on companies to put a stop to this.”

As inflation has declined slightly, the White House has attempted to turn around the negative perception many Americans have about the economy. 


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