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Don’t Worry – The Government Says That The Inflation You See Is Just Your Imagination

Redd Fox HypnotizedIf you believe that there is high inflation in the United States, you are just imagining things.  That is the message that the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve would have us to believe.  You might have noticed that the government announced on Wednesday that the cost of living increase for Social Security beneficiaries will only be 1.5 percent next year.  This is one of the smallest cost of living increases that we have ever seen.  The federal government is able to get away with this because the official numbers say that there is hardly any inflation in the U.S. right now.  Of course anyone that shops for groceries or that pays bills regularly knows what a load of nonsense the official inflation rate is.  The U.S. government has changed the way that inflation is calculated numerous times since 1978, and each time it has been changed the goal has been to make inflation appear to be even lower.  According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, if the inflation rate was still calculated the same way that it was back when Jimmy Carter was president, the official rate of inflation would be somewhere between 8 and 10 percent today.  But if the mainstream news actually reported such a number, everyone would be screaming and yelling about getting inflation under control.  Instead, the super low number that gets put out to the public makes it look like the Federal Reserve has plenty of room to do even more reckless money printing.  It is a giant scam, but most Americans are falling for it.

Meanwhile, the prices of the things that most Americans buy on a regular basis just keep going up.  The following are just a few examples of price inflation that we have seen lately...

-McDonald's has killed the dollar menu because it is becoming impossible to "make any money selling burgers for $1".

But don't worry - the government says that the inflation you see is just your imagination.

-Amazon.com has raised the minimum order size required for free shipping from $25 to $35.

But don't worry - you can afford to order more stuff thanks to the great new job that you got during this "economic recovery".

-It is being projected that those using natural gas to heat their homes will see their heating costs rise by 13 percent this winter.

But don't worry - "global warming" should kick in to high gear any day now.

-The price of chocolate has gone up by 45 percent since 2007, and it is being projected that it will now be increasing at an even faster pace.

But don't worry - eating chocolate is bad for you anyway.

-Thanks to Obamacare, the health insurance premiums of many American families are absolutely skyrocketing.  As I wrote about the other day, one family down in Texas just got a letter informing them that their health insurance premiums are going up by 539 percent.

But don't worry - this is just "health care reform" in action.

Meanwhile, things just continue to get tougher for middle class American families.  Household incomes have actually been declining for five years in a row and total consumer credit has risen by a whopping 22 percent over the past three years.

The quality of our jobs continues to go down and our paychecks are not keeping up with inflation.  In fact, 40 percent of all U.S. workers are now making less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968 after you account for inflation.

So what do the "authorities" say that the solution to our problems is?

They want even more inflation of course.  According to CNBC, many Federal Reserve officials (including Janet Yellen) believe that what the U.S. economy really needs is a lot more inflation...

Inflation is widely reviled as a kind of tax on modern life, but as Federal Reserve policy makers prepare to meet this week, there is growing concern inside and outside the Fed that inflation is not rising fast enough.

Some economists say more inflation is just what the American economy needs to escape from a half-decade of sluggish growth and high unemployment.

The Fed has worked for decades to suppress inflation, but economists, including Janet Yellen, President Obama's nominee to lead the Fed starting next year, have long argued that a little inflation is particularly valuable when the economy is weak. Rising prices help companies increase profits; rising wages help borrowers repay debts. Inflation also encourages people and businesses to borrow money and spend it more quickly.

The rest of that article goes on and on about how wonderful inflation is for an economy and about how the U.S. economy desperately needs some more of it.

Well, if that was actually true, then the Weimar Republic should have had one of the best economies in the history of mankind.

But this inevitably happens when a nation starts producing fiat currency that is backed by absolutely nothing.  There is always a temptation to just print a little bit more.

In the end, we are going to be destroyed by our own foolishness.  We have the de facto reserve currency of the planet, and the rest of the world has trusted it for decades.  But now we are systematically destroying our currency, and the rest of the globe is looking on in horror.

If you want to see a very good example of the impact that inflation has had on our economy in recent years, just check out this amazing chart which shows what the Federal Reserve's reckless policies have done to the prices of commodities.

Ultimately, the U.S. dollar will be destroyed, and we will have done it to ourselves.

Many people are attempting to protect themselves against this inevitability by putting a lot of their money into hard assets such as gold and silver, but before you do that you might want to make sure that you don't have a vengeful spouse that will toss it all into a dumpster someday.  The following is from a recent New York Post article...

A Colorado man was so angry at his ex-wife for divorcing him that he had the couple’s life savings of $500,000 converted to gold — then tossed it in a dumpster so she couldn’t have any of it, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

In June, Earl Ray Jones, 52, of Divide, Colorado, was ordered by a judge to pay $3,000 a month to the woman he’d been married to for 25 years, so he pillaged the couple’s retirement account and had it converted into 22 pounds worth of gold and silver bars,  the paper reports.

Jones claims he then tossed the modern-day treasure into a dumpster behind a motel, where he had been living temporarily, later telling the judge he had no money to give his ex-wife, according to the paper.

Did that story make you smile?  It sure did the trick for me.

But that story is also a picture of what the Federal Reserve is doing with our dollar.

Our currency has been used for decades by almost everyone else around the planet.  In fact, more U.S. dollars are used outside of our country than inside of it.

But now the Federal Reserve is systematically trashing the dollar and the rest of the globe is starting to lose faith in it.

Instead of realizing their mistakes, Fed officials say that we need to create even more inflation and they just keep on wildly printing more money.

In the end, we will all pay a great price for their foolishness.

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  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    Do you guys know Sean from SGTReport? He interviewed me the other day, and this interview is getting a lot of attention. You can find it right here…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j9Az3nkK6Y

    Please share this with your family and friends.

    Michael

    • Rodster

      Yeah I saw it this morning, good stuff !

    • stopthesocialism

      Great interview!

  • MeMadMax

    Starting to unravel… Won’t be long now…

    • RICHARD

      I thought everything would collapse by the end of this month. I was wrong. No more predictions for me.

      • Willy

        It has already collapsed since 2008, they have only put a cover over the mess, but the cover is getting smaller and the mess is unsustainable. Soon everyone will see the full extent of the mess because people can only see what is hanging out of the covers.

      • laura m.

        Richard: Friends recently said they quit prepping and storing food and water. Their spouses got tired of the clutter and said nothing will happen or it’s all hype. Now, I’m thinking maybe they are right. Everyone needs backup supplies for weather disasters regardless of other events. Most people don’t have lots of storage space and I knew several who dumped food they didn’t rotate to incl home canning. Many are burned out and gave up voting decades ago, or informing others.

        • davidmpark

          I do it as a hedge against uncertainty and inflation. We’ve had hunger before and will never again. And since we have inflation, we buy low and use when the prices are higher or shortages hit.

          And since my family is on SNAP (already explained the situation numerous times – wife is severely disabled and I, by law, cannot leave her for work – still trying to get a work-from-home job; even Limbaugh says folks like us are not the problem) we use our food storage as a means of controlling costs. If we buy certain things when prices are low using the tax return, then when they get more expensive we don’t need to ask for more assistance. And buying ingredients instead of processed goods, along with intense gardening and husbandry also keeps SNAP costs low.

          If city ever approves us for pygmy goats; I’m appealing for cancellation of SNAP benefits! :)

        • Tim

          Laura,

          I can certainly understand where your friends are coming from. But I certainly do NOT agree that “nothing will happen or it’s all hype.” It’s just that we’ve underestimated the power of The Powers That Be. They have managed to keep this going much longer than most imagined.

          Anyone who has a good understanding of our fiscal situation (let alone the dire situations of other countries) knows that we are headed for some very difficult times. There is no way to avoid it. Doing what is necessary to get this nation onto a sustainable fiscal path would literally create chaos, the likes of which the world has never seen.

          Jim Sinclair made an excellent point in his recent interview with Greg Hunter. He said that tomorrow could be the day when this all goes down. Thus, we need to be prepared.

      • seth datta

        The collapse has ALREADY happened. Just because you don’t see an immediate collapse does not mean that there is not a slow-motion one happening over the course of a decade/decade-and-a-half. Look at the prices of your groceries. Look at how the social framework is disintegrating. This is not just happening in the US, but also in the UK where I live and other countries worldwide…

        The worst thing is how asleep people are as they work harder and harder for less and less money. The rest are bought off with silly trinkets. There is less purchasing power per citizen as wealth is concentrated in the upper classes. The jackboot is already on the throat of the middle and working classes who are being sent down without a fight.

        It truly is a New World Order. Where the rich own the poor. I oftentimes think of the book of Revelations when I see what is going on these days. Isaac Newton calculated the end times to be 2060. I don’t know about that, but I believe that the ‘week’ mentioned as being the tribulation actually is a period of decades. You cannot survive eventually, without submitting to the global economic system that is enslaving us (paying taxes, submitting to get welfare). Mark of the Beast indeed.

        • Ncarreonjr

          I lived a third of my life in a third world country. I am seeing things here I saw before. The only difference is americans will have a hard time adjusting to the new realities.

  • DJohn1

    Might remember those numbers on Social Security next time there is an election. Vote Democrat=lower social security raises. Now if the Republicans really wanted an issue that was it.

    But Democrats are not the only crooks out there. You ever wonder why we get paid by the month? There are 52 weeks in a year. We get paid for 48 of them. That is right. We get paid every 30-31 days.
    That is not how I got paid as a worker. I got it every week.

  • K

    Good job on the SGT Report. Sum it up, the only way the Government tells the truth, is by accident.

  • markthetruth

    I’m convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class America a lot of what they need to know.

    Redd Foxx

    They need to put it back on Prime Time TV.

    the end…

  • Syrin

    Physical gold and silver. Eventually the gov’t will outlaw ownership and try to confiscate it.

    • Max Smith

      They have to find it first. They can’t even find a half decent programmer worth any weight in gold right now.

      • leebo

        but if they know you have it, you owe them an IOU and if you “cant pay” i really dont want you know where you might end up

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  • RarefiedSnotress

    “Did that story make you smile? It sure did the trick for me.”
    Michael is a sickman.

    • Jeff

      You do a stellar job trying to get under people’s skin on this blog but Gary2 would own you in a debate! Befriend him while you still can!

      • RarefiedSnotress

        lol.. let the truth be heard

      • MrsBulldoggy .

        The only stellar job Deepfried Snotrag does is scamper home to her husband, the Dog Catcher, after he blows her dog whistle late at night. He has to wait for the beer goggles to kick in before allowing her in. Coyote Ugly is Miss Universe compared to Snotrag…

    • Guest

      Deepfried snotrag….please just go away….

      • Tim

        LOL.

    • Tim

      Take your slander somewhere else.

      • RarefiedSnotress

        I’m staying here til pseudo god boy kicks me off

      • MrsBulldoggy .

        Tim, don’t pay much mind to the ADD, I have nothing-else-in-my-life, attention-seeking Troll otherwise known as RarefiedSnotress. Their life is so meaningless that they actually have nothing better to do than harass adults that are concerned with this country. Treat them like you would a nasty, little dog that just chit on the carpet. Rub their nose in the chitpile and then throw them outside and ignore them.
        Then continue your conversation with people with a brain…

        • Tim

          Good advice!

  • seth datta

    HOE-BAMA has sold out. As have other ‘leaders’. It may take a few decades, but I’ll see you on the other side (post-tribulation).

  • Wizard of Aus

    Inflation of 8 – 10%. This is totally unresponsible of the US govt. How could they let this get out of control? I saw a program last week about how the middle class in the US is getting screwed but I already knew this by reading this for the last few years.

    • Max Smith

      How could YOU let them get out of control?

  • Dozer

    This dude is hopeless anyone who wastes his time on hopelessness is lost. poor fools

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    • RarefiedSnotress

      He classicaly allows obnoxious racists, bigots etc as long as they fit in with his beliefs. He won’t filter idiots like the one below, but he does filter some.

    • Bushisugly

      I do not agree with everything that Michael says, though, I still update this blogg regulary, mainly because he shares a lot of information and stories that the main stream media won’t let you know about. No one forces you to read his stuff and give a comment.

      • RarefiedSnotress

        Who are you.. the room monitor?

    • Kim

      And you must live in on fantasy island? Bury your head in the sand much? There is a difference between hopelessness and willing recognition of reality. People with their eyes open to reality are much better prepared for life’s circumstances. And they are happier because of it.

  • davidmpark

    “Well, who’re going to believe?! Me or your own eyes?!” – Groucho Marx

    —————————————-

    Gold, silver, nickel, copper, lead, steel, wheat, salt, sugar, small livestock:

    Gold in any capacity is useful. If your home has at anytime been underwater in the last thousands of years, and the surrounding soil remained undisturbed, try panning for gold at the bedrock level. You never know until you try! Afterwards, use the loosened soil to plant food gardens.

    Silver in any capacity will do; but look to your bank for Kennedy Silver Half Dollars 1965 to earlier (has 90% silver) or 1965 to 71 (has 40 percent silver). Don’t bother with ordering rolls – they’re all 1972 or later.

    Nickel has a melt value of $0.05 exactly for the metal content – might be worth keeping.

    1982 and earlier pennies are 95% copper – worth more than $0.02 each in metal content. Might be worth keeping. A box of pennies from the bank is roughly 20% pre-1983 coins.

    Lead and steel are worth it as lead is always in demand for bullets and chemistry; steel is needed for most projects. A large amount might be useful post-depression.

    Wheat, sugar, and salt are the three foods that one can keep indefinitely. Useful for yourself, or trade post-depression. Useful for many things.

    Small livestock (depending on which kind you have) will provide meat, milk, leather, fiber, manure, eggs, or draft power. Will feed a garden, which will feed you as well. Replenishable wealth!

    Buy low – sell high. This is how to beat inflation!

    For medical… don’t vote for stupid! Get your house in order, get some supplies and good manuals, and next time vote for smarts with sense.

    • davidmpark

      I was agreeing with Mike’s article.

  • callmecordelia1

    Oh whew! It was just my imagination. So glad to know that. I’m sure the pain at the grocery store is all in my head. Loved the humor in this one, Michael.

    • Hambone

      I believe food and energy prices are omitted from the calculation of the present-day inflation rate. I read someone once put it well: “That inflation rate is puffed up by those pesky necessities, food and energy — so they discard it.”

      They do what any good government person does when facts or evidence runs contrary to their message — they ignore it.

      I guess I’ll start eating plane tickets and haircuts.

      • callmecordelia1

        Mmmmmm…. plane tickets…. :) Yes, very convenient that they can cut out food and energy when calculating inflation, since those are the things that people need the most. Every time I come home from the grocery store I bellyache about how much the prices have gone up. My husband is a little tired of hearing it. Haha!

      • TtT Engine

        The worthless, useless Unemployment rate constantly used by our worthless, useless government. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance”. Liar, liar, pants on fire”. Christi Fidelis !

  • El Pollo de Oro

    If someone believes that there is no inflation in The Banana Republic of America in 2013, he might believe the following:

    …Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

    …The Federal Reserve is your friend.

    …The bailouts brought us a full economic recovery.

    …GMO poison is perfectly healthy.

    …The BRA dollar is healthier than its ever been and is not being debased by quantitative easing and record deficits.

    And if anyone believes those things, I will give you a great deal on the Ben Franklin Bridge. I’ll accept payment in Swiss francs.

    Benvenuti al fascismo. Benvenuti alla Republica Bananeira d’America, incubo del terzo mondo.

    • the independent

      it’s easy to tell the masses what ever you want to when you have the main stream media in your pocket

      • El Pollo de Oro

        Or as Gerald Celente calls them, “the presstitutes.”

    • transumer

      You forgot: O.J is innocent.

      • Piglet

        And Anna Nicole Smith married for love.

    • Hammerstrike

      LOL at the GMO fear-mongering.

      Where are all the Grey-Human hybrid babies caused by GMO food, huh?

      • jaded

        What a few years for all the disease/cancer cases…. We have changed carbohydrates and other foods so much, our bodies will suffer somehow.

        • jaded

          Wait****

        • Hammerstrike

          Exactly, there really is zero need to genetically engineer food into being toxic or mutating, “people” are just fine eating tasty and colored garbage.

      • sharonsj

        Studies in Europe and China (of all places) have proven that GMOs are bad for your health. All the rats fed GMOs developed liver and kidney problems.

        • Hammerstrike

          Really? Studies by who?

  • jarradcvh059

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  • Daystrom2012

    The rapture of the church will be the final nail in the coffin of the USA.

    • History 101

      The Rapture was a short-story written by a 14 year old girl in Scotland back in the 1840s. A local preacher read it and started preaching it as Gospel fact by attempting to tie it in to Revelations. Other preachers saw the crowds he was attracting and picked up on the story and that’s how it spread. There is no Biblical basis.

      • banana breath

        I debate for the pre-trib all the time completely on a Biblical basis and most of the time those debating it just parrot stupid answers like you did that are easily defeated. I could give you a list of preachers who taught a pre-trib over the centuries. You don’t know the Bible. Most preterest and post-tribbers would rather spend their time dying on a hill that isn’t worth dying on.

    • Kim

      The rapture is a myth. If u actually read the bible, it’s says the righteous will reside in the earth forever, but the wicked will be torn away from it. You got it backwards. Proverbs 2:21,22.

      • Kent Harris

        Kim
        When people take time to read the Bible one realize that man-made tradition contradicts the Word of God. Matthew 24-25 Christ tells us what will occur. When people tell me to read Hal Lindsey his ‘Left Behind’ series I cringe because it sensationlize an untruth.

        • Kim

          And worse yet, untruth is spread for material gain. It’s all about money but the prosperity gospel folks are happy, it’s only temporary. They are getting their reward in full aren’t they? While we wait for everlasting comfort and we will not be disappointed. Endure to the end,

          :-) ))))))

  • Nic

    In 2 months, fatca will be here.
    Many business will leave the USA to get rid of fatca, fbar, irs. Fatca will be the final bullet.

  • Ralfine

    In the UK, my energy prices just increased by 20% this year.

    They published an increase of 9% for the price per unit and sneaked in an additional meter charge or standing charge you have to pay just for being connected. One for gas and one for electricity. So, better get rid of gas, and switch the heating to heat pump and the cooking to induction.

    I could switch to a supplier who doesn’t charge a standing fee, and just charges a little bit more per unit, and that would increase my energy bill “only” by 15%.

    Increasing efficiency and then going off-grid seems the best solution.

    Maybe getting a diesel generator and operating that with used cooking oil from the fast food shops around here.

    • Hammerstrike

      Can you use a bike?

      • Ralfine

        I learned riding a bicycle when I was 6, and there is no law against using one. So, yes, and yes.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Natural gas going up? Put on a sweater! Food prices going up? Go on a diet-you are probably too fat anyway! Cable going up? Read a book…unless you are illiterate because you went to a public school? Medical bills going up? Send $19.95 to Reverand Billy Bob Snakeoil for that magical prayer cloth that you can hold to the tv scene while Reverend Billy Bob preaches all about Jesus, broadcasting from the $10 million mansion built by generous donations.

  • Hammerstrike

    I sure don´t feel bad for the greedy, gold-digger wife!

    “There are no witnesses to confirm the gold dumping and no lucky garbage men discovered the treasure, according to the Gazette.”
    LOL, people really are stupid, as if a garbage man or woman, a tramp finding 11 kilos of gold and silver are going to talk about it and find themselves forced to hand it back to the autorities.

    • RarefiedSnotress

      I’m sure you wouldn’t qualify for one anyways.

      • Hammerstrike

        I’m sure that if it wasn´t a part of their jobs, you wouldn’t even qualify to be picked up by garbage men.

        While a garbage can may contain others wealth, you on the other hand, only contain a lot of greed and envy for that wealth. -)

  • jakartaman

    The liar in chief.
    How can Barry show his face?
    Oh – he is a Demedope and they can not be embarrassed.

  • Jodi

    A package of 3 New York strip steaks a few weeks back was $15.00 & they were thinly cut. I don’t remember how much per pound it was but I couldn’t believe my eyes. Anybody that believes there isn’t inflation, they are living in a dream world.

    • davidmpark

      I’ve seen that same thing! We have to special order what used to be normal cuts. What we’re getting now is a large, cheap chuck roast; using that for mock steaks and the trimmings for hamburger. Saves us a lot!

      • Kim

        Some stores here in Oregon only sell “select” beef. Used to be called “standard” beef, you know the kind u get in schools and prisons. The govt. changed the name to select so we wouldn’t feel so much like we were inmates eating dog food.

    • Kim

      Have u seen the price of halibut? Not that I would eat it, but sheesh, what happened, did they finally fish all the fish out of the ocean?

      • Jodi

        Seafood is very expensive.

        • Kim

          It’s priced out of the realm of affordability for even upper- middle class folks. Fair enough, better to not eat it anyway.

    • jaxon64

      Yes. Food is getting ridiculous for the costs. Let’s not also forget how the manufacturer’s are trying to hide the inflation–package sizes!
      My favorite hot dogs ( hebrew national all beef) now has just 7 dogs in a pack. Has anyone noticed the plastic coffeee containers? Folgers and maxwell house have reduced package size down to 29oz plastic container. This is a 34% decrease in size and yet the cost difference was reduced $1 or 13%…anyone else notice any hidden inflation in packagings?

      • me

        Ice cream is now 1 1/2 quarts not 1/2 gallon.

      • Rene Girrard

        The small 8 for a $1.00 pack of candy bars now is only 6 for a $1.00.

      • Jodi

        Oh Darn! I really like the Hebrew National. Folgers at Costco is still 3 lb. but they keep increasing the price.

        • harleyrider1989

          Cheapen the product,lower its weight aka size and increase the price! In order to show profit these days after laying off to bare bones and cutting costs to show profitability for wall st companies are now reducing and increasing product costs to show profitability.

      • Hammerstrike

        Remember 2007-2008, inflation was accelerated then too.

    • TtT Engine

      Costco steak tips $4.59/lb 2-3 years ago. $6.59/lb now. We are eating more burgers, chicken and pasta now. Milk is supposed to go to $8/gal unless a farm subsidy bill is passed. OJ is $5-6/gal but you get your OJ and Vit D together if you but the calcium fortified OJ. Christi Fidelis !

    • 2Gary2

      I saw this to. Steaks so thin you could read the newspaper through them.

    • Orac4Prez

      Didn’t you know there is an obesity epidemic. These aren’t price rises! They are responsible actions by concerned business leaders! (I’m sure Michael would agree!!) You should be applauding their efforts to whittle down the waistlines of the “Western” consumers!
      Tsk,Tsk…

  • Trailer Park Investor

    LIFE UNDER OBUMMER
    Lets see my disability check is $900
    And a loaf of bread cost $37.00 x 4 = $148.00
    A gallon of gas cost $63.00 x 12 = $756.00
    A gallon of milk cost $76.00 x 4 = $304
    Food for one week cost $1,985.00 x 4 =$7940.00
    $9,148.00 for food and gas,
    Oh but you can’t count food and fuel as inflation, sorry.
    Your monthly benifits are being cut to $738.00 per month. I call that Obummer math.
    Oh and your health insurance co-pay is going UP and your prescription co-pay is going up too. That must be considered part of energy and fuel uh???

  • Kim

    Wait a second, hold on! I thought all these fracking and fancy horizontal drilling techniques were going to make us a net exporter of gas and oil, which in turn would make all of us here just overflow with money. And stuff.

    • Hammerstrike

      This whole increase in oil and gas production, while not outright false, have been considerably and deliberately overrated.

      Such claims attracts investements and gives some confidence that the economy will get better, which benefits the system.

      • Kim

        I wouldn’t go that far. I am not one to believe in overt lies and outright conspiracies. I agree with Richard Heinberg when he quoted The Red Queen (also known as the Red Queen Syndrome) in Louis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass in his most recent book, The truth About Fracking (or something like that) :

        “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else–if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.”

        “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

        You get what I’m saying,

        • Hammerstrike

          That is the thing, it isn’t overt lies, there is more oil and gas thanks to fracking, just not as much and not as profitable as some would have us believe.

          • Kim

            Exactly, it’s all about the energy returned on energy invested, that alone makes fracking unsustainable, let’s not talk about what it is doing to the country side,

  • Gankfest

    Jesus…

  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    I was interviewed on Truth Frequency Radio the other night. If you would like to listen, you can find it here…

    http://truthfrequencyradio.com/the-freedom-link-w-joe-joeseph-27053/

    Michael

  • FounderChurch

    The heart of Demoncrat thinking is “ONE MORE WON’T HURT.” Fact is, ONE MORE ALWAYS HURTS. Each thing these parasites do to us puts just one more straw on our back, and consequently raises prices. Gay Rights, as well as ten thousand other Demonrat do-good policies, every single one adds one more straw of costs to our cost of living.

    Give medical care to illegals and that is another straw that all of us are going to have added to our cost of living. Dirty Rat kind of thinking motivates and informs the thinking of every Demonicrat on earth. Beware of them and their thinking. They are all devils. Fact is, ONE MORE ALWAYS HURTS.

  • Rene Girrard

    Enjoyed reading this article. I think the interesting thing about what we talk about is that the 1950′s to say 2000 is the greatest and most prosperous and most Christian society for the middle class masses in the history of the world. Has there ever been a culture where prosperity could be enjoyed on such a massive scale? I’ll bet there isn’t. That’s why the loss of this blessed society is so painful. The affluence of the middle class is what is being lost along with the freedom of the middle class.

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      It’s being done on purpose in order to control the masses.

  • condaggitt

    Sure what inflation early last year stores around here have weekly specials plain hamburger $1.99 lb now you are lucky if ever to see $2.99 and most places its $3.79 lb……

    • MrsBulldoggy .

      A pound of hamburger here is between $4 and $4.50 and it continues to rise.

      • laura m.

        Mrs B: I always buy the ground sirloin it is 90 percent lean, runs between 4.50 and 4.99 lb. I only get NY strip when on sale 8. a lb, and top sirloin (cut into steak shape) 7. reg. price at Publix. I remember when ground sirloin was 59 cents a lb and cheap ground beef 33 cents a lb. Can of soup 10 cents. Ditto for canned veggies.

        • condaggitt

          Now if we can get KONgrass to limit food stamps purchases of meat fish pork to $4.99 lb maximum, maybe that would help eliminate some fraud and poor eating habits.

    • DungeonMaster68

      We buy a local grass fed half of a cow every year…just paid an average of $2.89 a pound for the whole thing cut and wrapped….About 400 lbs. (That includes steaks, roasts, ribs…etc and ground beef. Buy a freezer and stock up on local beef if you can…it’s only going to get more expensive.

  • SafetyViking

    Curious….do any of you people KNOW how to enjoy yourselves at all or do you live under a constant state of fear & angst?

    If it’s the case of the latter, the ubiquitous ‘they’ you rail against have already won…

    • seethroughthesmokeandmirrors

      Right! They should all just be ignorantly blissufl! I, myself, enjoy my life plenty, but still post lots of disturbing articles because if “they” are not cast out, then enjoying life will be less of an option. Knowledge is power. Share the wealth! ;)

    • Libsare Ajoke

      I enjoy paying higher prices
      I enjoy losing health care
      I enjoy losing gun rights
      I enjoy the jobless rate
      I enjoy!

  • Stephanie S

    An even better gauge of prices is to go to a drugstore like Walgreens or CVS. A small bottle of body lotion for $7? Who pays that? Olive oil, coconut oil, baby oil…

  • whteshark

    Seems like the attack on the middle class might be deliberate.

    “The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”

    Vladimir Lenin

    This quote is probably old news to most here unless you’re a left wing socialist O Bot who admires Lenin.

  • LRealbabe

    Thank you for the article! It was entertaining and real. I am tired of the 2% of people that can pay their bills and not notice the balance changed on their checking account.This is the difference of the reality of inflation with the middle class compared to wealthy few who don’t live paycheck to paycheck.

  • LRealbabe

    BTW the other issue is the middle class working 2 jobs in a day while the wealthy work maybe 4 hours.
    middle class working a~~ off while wealthy play puppeteers with middle and lower class finances.

  • harleyrider1989

    The government doesn’t use food or fuel costs when figuring veteran and ss cost of living raises! Guess why! That’s where inflation is always found!

  • Garth

    Math much? Americans eat 100,000 cattle a day and slaughter 35 million a year for all purposes. 75,000 is nothing.

  • Libsare Ajoke

    Purdue chickens are in the $12-15 range
    WTF

  • Mudpie

    I will not say the name of this place but it is a famous all night pancakes joint. For the second time in 6 months I was stuck with a bill that was 1 and a half times higher than what I was expecting. Prices are climbing, and quickly.

  • Mark Caldwell

    “But it’s pretty unrealistic to do an income check on each and every driver. So what we do is basically let all the black people pump for free, and charge all the white people the market rate.”

    70 gas stations opened up nationwide subsidizing blacks. Whites need not bother.

  • Charles Grey

    I agree that a “golden age” started coming to an end around the year 2000. 2007-08 is when it really stated going down.

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