You don't need an economics degree to see that it costs much more today for the basics than three years ago.
Gasoline was $1.68 a gallon in early 2009 - now it is $3.35 a gallon, double the cost. The cost of food has risen by a third, hurting those who are lower income or on a fixed income (re: seniors) more than anyone. The hypocritical First Lady can bleat on all she wants about helping people eat better but her husband has made it harder for the poorest citizens to eat healthy as good food costs more, making it inaccessible to those on the lowest incomes.
Wages are stagnant as workers are not asking for raises as they fear layoffs. The basics for Thanksgiving Day Dinner will cost between 9-12% more than a year ago.
This is the " Hopey/Changey " thing we were promised by the "Vacationer in Chief"??
The American voters need to put Obama on permanent vacation and make sure his cronies go with him. They have failed in every measure of what should be done and placed the American Taxpayer in a worse place than we were three years ago. He & the Democratic Congress wasted Billions on spending to fatten up the unions and their political allies which provided no appreciable economic gains.
It is time to get back to reality, bring in some "adult" leadership and throw out President Obama and his failed administration. I only hope the GOP can place a decent candidate on the ballot.....But at this juncture, how much worse could it be ? We should have elected John McCain and that is why the McCain stickers are still on the back of my p/u truck as I want others to know where I stood three years ago. I may live in Massachusetts but I am not part of the Blue State mental midgets that voted the President into place or his feckless ally the Governor of Massachusetts, Deval " Spend-it-all " Patrick.
90% Say They're Paying More For Groceries Compared To A Year Ago
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - Rasmussen Polls
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke insists that the Federal Reserve is keeping inflation down, but Americans overwhelmingly say they are paying more for groceries these days and expect to pay even more in a year's time.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of U.S. Adults shows that 81% are at least somewhat concerned about inflation, including 47% who are Very Concerned.