“A gallon of milk was $1.99.Now it’s $2.79. When you buy 12 gallons a week times four weeks, that’s a lot of money,” said the mom Krista Stotler.
Krista, alongside her husband Larry, also told McMorris-Santoro that they have nine children in their house; some are biological, adopted and fostered, which might potentially explain the purchase of large quantities of milk.
"A gallon of milk was $1.99. Now it's $2.79. When you buy 12 gallons a week times four weeks, that's a lot of money… https://t.co/kFMtHzpUJl
“We shouldn’t diminish what this family is feeling. I am just confused, if they are a typical middle-class American family should be getting $200-$300 per kid in child tax credit. With 7 children that is $1400 to $2100 per month,” one wrote.
“Instead of making jokes about milk we should make the case to the Stotlers that we passed a $300/per child/month tax credit that both of their Republican senators voted against,” another added.
McMorris Santoro also took to his Twitter to address some of the people poking fun at the family and wrote: “Truly remarkable number of a**holes on here attempting to dunk on a charming family who lays out how it feels to shop with price rises. Very wise and cool tweets. Glad you’re all weathering the economy so well!”
According to The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), average retail prices for milk are $3.69 per gallon for conventional whole milk, $3.65 per gallon for traditional reduced fat 2 per cent milk, $4.21 per half-gallon organic whole milk, and $4.20 per half-gallon organic reduced fat 2 per cent milk.