Inflation figures don’t square with real costs

Just curious how the government mathmaticians calculate inflation. Fuel prices are up 30 percent and climbing. The price of beef is through the roof. Building materials are up 20 percent-plus in the past six months. Property taxes continue to rise and rent for homes is up 10 percent year over year yet we are being told inflation is around 2 percent.

So instead of spinning the numbers how about we go back to simple Math 101 and explain what products you are using for your calculations. And before you start you may want to check the calculator you are using as it appears it is not working well.

Dean Zevenbergen

Marysville

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