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No inflation?! yeah, right

Last fall our government in Washington, D.C. announced that there would be no increase in Social Security payments in 2010 because there would be no inflation this year.

Since I am seeing price increases everywhere, I decided to compare the cost of a few basic items in January 2010 to their cost in 2009:

Real estate taxes: +2%



Groceries: +35.3%

LPGas: +27.9%




Auto gasoline: +66.6%

DMV: +32.1%

Water: +2.5%

Electricity: +4.5%

News magazine: +13.6%

Direct TV: +6.2%

Newspaper: 0% !

Kudos to The Union.

So, the question is, are the politicians ( and their economists) in D.C. liars or just dumb? You be the judge.

Dick Phillips

Grass Valley


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