11 December 2023

Quite A Curve

Thanks to Home Alone and Irish we know that a particular cart of groceries went from $19.83 in 1990 to $77.28 today.

389.7% inflation over 33 years.

Annualized, that's just 4.208% inflation, since the goal is 3%, that doesn't seem so bad.

The problem is that cart of goods was $44.40 last year.  That's an annual inflation of 2.4755% from 1990 to 2022.  Below the Fed's desired rate, good for us, bad for the national debt.

That means we had 174% inflation in one fucking year.

Did you get a 174% raise last year?  I didn't.

The politicritters are trying to convince me that the 3.2% increase in my VA disability is big money.

But it isn't keeping up with Bidenomics.

4 comments:

  1. Just remember. A target of 2% means that it is the GOAL of the unconstitutional FED to STEAL 2% of the purchasing power of YOUR wealth every year, year after year COMPOUNDED. Currently they are STEALING WAY MORE THAN THAT.

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    1. Inflation is good if you're borrowing money. Especially if inflation is running higher than your interest rate.

      Who borrows more than the people printing the money?

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  2. I want to reach through my tv and strangle those A-holes who say things are great under Biden. We shop at Costco a lot. It used to be that I’d estimate how much the total would be by counting the items and multiply by 10. That doesn’t work anymore, I have to multiply by 20.
    JFM

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