There is NO Inflation Unless You Eat, Wear Shoes or Drink Coffee
by Jim Quinn, Contra Corner Government data reports are so funny. The blaring headlines today tells us that prices dropped in December. We are all saving billions from the drop in oil and gas. Hallelujah!!! The corporate MSM never digs into the numbers to get the real truth. These reports and their distribution to the sheep are designed to keep you sedated and calm. Facts are not necessary. How this data pertains to your everyday life is not important to the .1% who control the flow of information. Here is a link to the detailed inflation numbers by category. We already know they massage these numbers to achieve a happy ending, but even the massaged numbers tell an entirely different story than the one peddled to the masses by the government and corporate media. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.t07.htm Below are the annual price increases for items that might impact your life on a daily basis: Food at home – 3.7% Food away from home – 3.0% Meat – 12.7% Fish and seafood – 5.6% Eggs – 10.7% Milk – 5.2% Fruits & vegetables – 4.1% Coffee – 4.2% Butter – 22.5% Natural gas – 5.8% Footwear – 2.8% Prescription drugs – 6.4% Newspapers & magazines – 4.8% College textbooks – 5.0% Cigarettes – 3.1% Apartment rent – 3.4% Owners equivalent rent – 2.6% Hotels – 7.3% Water & sewer – 5.6% Medical care -2.4% Hospital care – 4.9% College tuition – 3.4% Postage – 4.1% Tax preparation – 6.1% I don’t know about you, but the costs listed above account for a significant amount of my budget. Do those price increases jive with the message being spewed by the government controlled media? The credibility of their numbers is highly questionable in that they say health insurance accounts for .75% of a person’s annual budget. They actually have the balls to say health insurance fell by 0.5% over the last year. I’d love to hear from anyone out there whose health insurance premiums fell in the last year. Mine went up by 20%. Your government keepers will continue to drown you in propaganda and misinformation. But the average person should know they are being lied to. They see how much money they have left over at the end of every month. If any.